Description

Pipeline engineering requires an understanding of a wide range of topics. Operators must take into account numerous pipeline codes and standards, calculation approaches, and reference materials in order to make accurate and informed decisions.

A Quick Guide to Pipeline Engineering provides concise, easy-to-use, and accessible information on onshore and offshore pipeline engineering. Topics covered include: design; construction; testing; operation and maintenance; and decommissioning.

Basic principles are discussed and clear guidance on regulations is provided, in a way that will prove useful to both engineers and students.

Key Features

  • Provides concise, easy-to-use, and accessible information on onshore and offshore pipeline engineering
  • Topics covered include design, construction, testing, operation, maintenance and decommissioning
  • Basic principles are discussed and clear guidance on regulations is provided

Readership

Engineers and students

Table of Contents

  • The Quick Guide Series
  • Invitation to New Authors
  • Preface
  • Summary
  • Chapter1: Principles of Pipeline Design
    • 1.1 Effect on the environment
    • 1.2 Routing
    • 1.3 Approval and legal considerations
  • Chapter 2: Design Approach
    • 2.1 Factors that influence the length of a pipeline
    • 2.2 Choosing a wall thickness for the pipeline
    • 2.3 Choosing an appropriate material grade for the pipeline
    • 2.4 Toughness
    • 2.2 Operational pressure
    • 2.6 Temperature effects
    • 2.7 Surge
    • 2.8 Pipeline coating
    • 2.9 Pipeline protection
  • Chapter 3: Pipeline Construction and Risk Assessment Techniques
    • 3.1 Pipeline manufacturing methods
    • 3.2 Land preparation, excavation and pipe stringing
    • 3.3 Corrosion protection
    • 3.4 Pipeline codes and standards
    • 3.5 Risk assessment techniques
    • 3.6 Quantitative risk assessment
    • 3.7 Qualitative risk assessment
  • Chapter 4: Pressure Testing and Commissioning
    • 4.1 Pressure testing
    • 4.2 Commissioning
  • Chapter 5: Pipeline Operation
    • 5.1 Magnetic inspection
    • 5.2 Ultrasonic inspection
    • 5.3 Geometric tools
    • 5.4 In-service defects and corrosion mechanisms
  • Chapter 6: Pipeline Maintenance
    • 6.1 Assessment of internal and external corrosion features
    • 6.2 Assessing dents/profile distortions
    • 6.3 Significance of manufacturing and construction defects
  • Chapter 7: Pipeline Condition Monitoring and Repair Methods
    • 7.1 Pearson survey
    • 7.2 CIPPS survey
    • 7.3 DCVG survey
    • 7.4 Repair techniques
  • Chapter 8: Pipeline Decommissioning and Industry Developments
    • 8.1 Pipeline decommissioning
    • 8.2 Pipeline

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845694913
Print ISBN:
9781845694906

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