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SESAM USER MANUAL

DNV-OS-F101 Spreadsheet
CODE COMPLIANCE DESIGN OF SUBMARINE PIPELINES
Valid from program version 3.4

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Sesam User Manual

DNV-OS-F101 Spreadsheet

Date: 17 January 2018

Valid from DNV-OS-F101 Spreadsheet version 3.4

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Table of contents
1 GETTING STARTED ......................................................................................................... 1

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1 GETTING STARTED
The following code checks are included:

• Burst (pressure containment) related to both system test condition and operation,

• Collapse for an empty pipeline,

• Propagating buckling for an empty pipeline,

• Load controlled load interaction (moment, axial force and external/internal overpressure) and

• Displacement controlled load interaction (axial strain and external/internal overpressure).

The program calculates

• The minimum required wall thickness for the given conditions and

• Utilisation based on a wall thickness given by the user.

The program is made to fit engineering purposes, with one input and result sheet showing all necessary
information given in short form. Explanations are given as regular Excel comments in relevant cells. The
main sheet is meant to be used on the computer screen only. It will not look good if printed out on paper
or copied into a word document. Nevertheless it is shown below to provide an impression of input and
results. The main sheet is adjusted to 100% zoom; other zoom values may lead to hidden text. Note
that the safety class and assumptions regarding corrosion and de-rated material can be selected
individually for the different limit states/conditions.

When clicking the two calculation buttons on the main sheet, four report sheets are filled in:

• one for burst check, system test condition and operation,

• one covering system collapse and propagating buckling,

• one for load controlled load interaction, load cases a and b, and

• one for displacement controlled load interaction, load cases a and b.

These report sheets are meant for paper print-out and inclusion in reports. They contain all relevant
input, some intermediate results (to ease external verification) and the results from the code check.
These report sheets are shown in Figures 2 to 5 below.

The program allows the user to save and retrieve several sets of input data (cases) within one file,
saving time and the amount of files required for each project.

The program also allows the user to perform parameter studies/sensitivity studies on each case. E.g.
calculate minimum required wall thickness for varying depth as shown in Figure 6.

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Figure 1 Main sheet with all input and key results

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Figure 2 Report sheet for pressure containment

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Figure 3 Report sheet for collapse and propagating buckling

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Figure 4 Report sheet for load controlled load combination

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Figure 5 Report sheet for displacement controlled load combination

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Figure 6 Plots of minimum required wall thickness versus water depth.

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