Elsevier Publishes Eighth Edition of Go-to Industry Reference, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook

Handbook tops list of eight new books on oil and gas pipeline design, development and operation

Waltham, MA, December 9, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of the eighth edition of Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook: A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems. As a reference for day-to-day pipeline operations, it is considered to be the go-to book for solving pipeline workflow problems. Elsevier published seven additional books on the topic of oil and gas pipelines, bringing high-quality content to practitioners in the industry.

With more than 45 years of pipeline industry experience, author E. W. McAllister added a significant amount of new content to this edition of the Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook. The content allows pipeline operators, managers and technicians to:

  • Stay up to date with critical pipeline industry information and calculations
  • Understand the key issues affecting the operations of onshore pipelines
  • Understand and apply the principles of pipeline operations and equipment selection and placement
  • Learn best practices in the design, construction and operation of a pipeline system

For the first time, readers have access to online interactive features based on material in the handbook. The features include searchable and sortable data tables, a graph digitizer to plot coordinates, and a converter calculator.

The full list of new oil and gas pipeline industry books, published under the Gulf Professional Publishing imprint, includes:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and through on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than nearly 2,200 peer-reviewed journals, almost 900 serials and nearly 25,000 book titles.


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