Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook
A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering ProblemsBy
- E.W. McAllister, E.W. McAllister has more than 46 years' of experience in the pipeline industry as an engineer, administrator, and project manager. He has worked for Chevron Pipe Line Company and Gulf Pipe Line Company, and now runs his own engineering services consulting firm in Houston, TX, USA.
This new edition contains 30% new and updated information on: Pipeline intelligent pipeline pigging and hydrostatic testing equations and data on thermal properties of water. The Control Valves chapter has been renamed and expanded include valves typically used in pipeline facilities. The chapter will also include valve actuators. The chapter on Corrosion/Coatings is reviewed and updated to include shorted casings. The chapter on pumps is Update to include used of variable frequency drives and the effect on system operation. Discuss pump optimization. The measurement chapter is updated to include small volume meter provers as well as ultrasonic meters and Coriolis meters. In light of increased public concern over potential leaks and accidents, a new chapter on Spill response, containment, is added. With this book, pipeline engineers can "Estimate volume of onshore oil spill" and "Estimating spill volume on water".
Presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. For over thirty five years, the Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook has served as the go-to reference for solving even the most day to day vexing pipeline workflow problems. Now in its 8th edition, this handbook continues to set the standard by which all other piping books are judged. Along with over 30% new or updated material regarding codes, construction processes, and equipment, this book continues to offer hundreds of shortcuts, "how-to" methods, and handy formulas for pipeline construction, design, and engineering, all in one convenient reference.
Pipeline is a time-honored and preferred mode of freight transportation not only for various liquids and gases but also for many solids. At present, practically all the natural gas transported on land is by pipeline, and most of the liquids transported on land including water, sewage and various petroleum products are by pipeline. In this Handbook, pipeline engineers are introduced to the techniques and the latest technologies for evaluating surface pipeline systems, the physical characteristics of the commodity to be transported, the quantities to be transported, and the range of pressures, temperatures, and environmental health and safety. The book features a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving; directly applying the rules and equations for specific design; and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.
Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Operators, Pipeline Construction Contractors, Pipeline Designers, Pipeline Drafters
Paperback, 800 Pages
Published: September 2013
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
General Information, Construction, Pipe Design, Electrical Design, Hydrostatic Testing, Pipeline Drying, Control Valves, Corrosion/Coatings, Gas-General, Gas-Compression, Gas-Hydraulics, Liquids-General, Liquids-Hydraulics, Pumps, Measurement, Instrumentation, Leak Detection, Tanks, Maintenance, Economics, Rehabilitation-Risk Evaluation, Conversion Factors, Index