Piping and Pipelines Assessment Guide


  • Keith Escoe, International Consultant, Houston, TX, USA

Whether it’s called “fixed equipment” (at ExxonMobil), “stationary equipment” (at Shell), or “static equipment” (in Europe), this type of equipment is the bread and butter of any process plant. Used in the petrochemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, food processing industry, paper industry, and the manufacturing process industries, stationary equipment must be kept operational and reliable for companies to maintain production and for employees to be safe from accidents. This series, the most comprehensive of its kind, uses real-life examples and time-tested rules of thumb to guide the mechanical engineer through issues of reliability and fitness-for-service. This volume on piping and pipeline assessment is the only handbook that the mechanical or pipeline engineer needs to assess pipes and pipelines for reliability and fitness-for-service.
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Mechanical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Piping Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Maintenance engineers, Pipeline Operators, Plant Engineers, Plant Operators, Plant Maintenance Engineers, Pipeline Inspectors, Piping Inspectors, Materials Specialists


Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7880-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An introduction to in-plant piping and pipeline fitness-for-serviceChapter 2: An introduction to engineering mechanics of pipingChapter 3: Fitness-for-service topics of local thin areas, plain dents, dents-gouges, and cracks for pipingChapter 4: Fitness-for-service for brittle fracture concerns Chapter 5: Piping support systems for process plantsChapter 6: Piping maintenance and repairsChapter 7: Hot tapping (pressure tapping) and freezingChapter 8: Pipeline fitness-for-service, repair and maintenance – selected topics