Pipeline Integrity Handbook

Pipeline Integrity Handbook

Risk Management and Evaluation

1st Edition - September 18, 2013

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  • Author: Ramesh Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123878267
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123878250

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Based on over 40 years of experience in the field, Ramesh Singh goes beyond corrosion control, providing techniques for addressing present and future integrity issues. Pipeline Integrity Handbook provides pipeline engineers with the tools to evaluate and inspect pipelines, safeguard the life cycle of their pipeline asset and ensure that they are optimizing delivery and capability. Presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, Pipeline Integrity Handbook is a quick reference for day-to-day use in identifying key pipeline degradation mechanisms and threats to pipeline integrity. The book begins with an overview of pipeline risk management and engineering assessment, including data collection and regulatory approaches to liquid pipeline risk management. Other critical integrity issues include: Pipeline defects and corrective actions Introduction to various essential pipeline material such as line pipes and valves Coverage on corrosion and corrosion protection

Key Features

  • Identifies the key pipeline degradation mechanisms and threats to pipeline integrity
  • Appreciates various corrosion monitoring and control tools and techniques
  • Understands the principles of risk assessment and be able to conduct a simple risk assessment
  • Develops simple Pipeline Integrity Management plans
  • Selects and apply appropriate inspection and assessment criteria for pipeline defects
  • Recommends appropriate repair methods for pipeline defects


Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Operators, Pipeline Construction Contractors, Pipeline Designers, Pipeline Drafters

Table of Contents

    Part One: Pipeline Risk Management & Engineering Assessment

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Basic Concept of Risk Management and Risk Defined

    Chapter 3: Data Collection

    Chapter 4: Risk Assessment Tools

    Chapter 5: Hazards and threats to a pipeline system

    Chapter 6: Regulatory approach to Liquid Pipeline Risk Management

    Part Two: Pipeline Integrity Evaluation and Engineering Assessment

    Integrity Management Engineering Assessment

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Pipeline defects and corrective actions

    Chapter 3: Pipeline reliability assessment

    Part Three: Pipeline Material

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Line pipes

    Chapter 3: Fittings and forgings

    Chapter 4: Valves

    Chapter 5: Pressure Testing: Pneumatic and Hydro-Test

    Chapter 6: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2013
  • Published: September 18, 2013
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123878267
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123878250

About the Author

Ramesh Singh

Ramesh Singh, MS, IEng, MWeldI, is registered as Incorporated Engineer with British Engineering Council UK and a Member of The Welding Institute, UK. He worked as engineer for various operating and EPC organizations in Middle East, Canada and US. Most recently, he worked for 10 years with Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston, TX. He is now consulting in the fields of pipeline integrity and related materials and corrosion topics. Ramesh is a graduate from Indian Air Force Technical Academy, with diplomas in Structural Fabrication Engineering and Welding Technology. He has been member and officer of the Canadian Standard Association and NACE and serves on several technical committees. He has worked in industries spanning over aeronautical, alloy steel castings, fabrication, machining, welding engineering, petrochemical, and oil and gas. He has written several technical papers and published articles in leading industry magazines, addressing the practical aspects of welding, construction and corrosion issues relating to structures, equipment and pipelines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Engineer (Materials, Welding and Corrosion) for Gulf Interstate Engineering and Consultant, Management of Welding, Materials, and Corrosion, Nadoi Management, Inc.

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