GENG Jun-bao, Michael Pecht. Materials Selection of Marine Seawater Pipelines Based on Life Cycle Costing[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2014, 19(3): 139-149

Materials Selection of Marine Seawater Pipelines Based on Life Cycle Costing
GENG Jun-bao1
1. College of Power Engineering,Naval University of Engineering,Wuhan 430074,P.R. China;
2. Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE),University of Maryland,College Park MD 20743,United States
Marine seawater pipelines can be manufactured from different materials that vary in their purchase costs and lifetimes,thus presenting a challenge when selecting proper materials for a particular project. To solve this problem,a life cycle cost model for marine seawater pipelines was developed after identifying key corrosion features of pipeline materials. An offshore oilfield ship was used as a case study to compare the differences in the life cycle costs of marine seawater pipelines made of plain-carbon steel,seamless galvanized steel,stainless steel,stainless galvanized steel,and copper-nickel alloy. It was found that the seamless galvanized steel pipeline was a robust and economic choice for marine seawater pipelines for the offshore oilfield ship. The results showed that the proposed life cycle cost model was efficient and could be used in the design phase of ships.
Key words:    life cycle costing    seawater pipeline    material selection    corrosion rate   
Received: 2014-07-05     Revised:
DOI: 10.13434/j.cnki.1007-4546.2014.0302
Corresponding author:     Email:
Author description:
PDF(420KB) Free

[1] Logistics Management Institute (LMI). Life cycle costing in equipment procurement[R].Report No. LMI Task 4C-5,Washington,D.C., 1965
[2] Santos J,Ferreira A. Life-cycle cost analysis system for pavement management at project level[J].International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2013, 14(1):71-84
[3] McDonald M,Madanat S. Life-cycle cost minimization and sensitivity analysis for mechanistic-empirical pavement design[J].Journal of Transportation Engineering,2012,138(6):706-713
[4] Zhu Y,Tao Y,Rayegan R. A comparison of deterministic and probabilistic life cycle cost analyses of ground source heat pump (GSHP) applications in hot and humid climate[J]. Energy and Buildings,2012,(55):312-321
[5] Tahkamo L,Ylinen A,Puolakka M,et al.Life cycle cost analysis of three renewed street lighting installations in Finland[J].International Journal of Life Cycle Assess,2012, 17(2):154-164
[6] Lagaros N D,Magoula E. Life-cycle cost assessment of mid-rise and high-rise steel and steel-reinforced concrete composite minimum cost building designs [J].The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings,2013,22(12):954-974
[7] Wang H,Wang D,Lu X,et al. Life-cycle cost assessment of seismically base-isolated structures in nuclear power plants[J].Nuclear Engineering and Design,2013, 262:429-434
[8] Wee H M,Lee M C,Yu C P,et al. Optimal replenishment policy for a deteriorating green product: life cycle costing analysis[J].International Journal Production Economics,2011, 133(2):603-611
[9] Turan O,Olcer A I,Lazakis I. Maintenance/repair and production-oriented life cycle cost/earning model for ship structural optimisation during conceptual design stage[J].Ships and Offshore Structures, 2009, 4(2):107-125
[10] Lahar B,Hidetoshi A,Kenji I. Optimizing ship machinery maintenance scheduling through risk analysis and life cycle cost analysis[C]// 25th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering,Hamburg,Germany,June 4-9,2006
[11] Zhu X R,Wang X R. Metallic materials marine corrosion and protection [M].Beijing: National Defense Industry Press,1999 (in Chinese)
[12] GJB 4000-2000(6). General specification for naval ships in China,Part 5 auxiliary systems [S]. 2000 (in Chinese)
[13] China association of the national shipbuilding industry. Ship repair price list[M]. Beijing:Transportation Technology Press,2006 (in Chinese)