Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems


  • 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 classic reference has built a reputation as the "go to" book to solve even the most vexing pipeline problems. Now in its seventh edition, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook continues to set the standard by which all others are judged. The 7th edition features over 30% new and updated sections, reflecting the exponential changes in the codes, construction and equipment since the sixth edition. The seventh edition includes: recommended drill sizes for self-tapping screws, new ASTM standard reinforcing bars, calculations for calculating grounding resistance, national Electrical Code tables, Corilis meters, pump seals, progressive cavity pumps and accumulators for lubricating systems.
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Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Operators, Pipeline Construction Contractors, Pipeline Designers, Pipeline Drafters


Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-500-5

Table of Contents

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