Description

Here's the ideal tool if you're looking for a flexible, straightforward analysis system for your everyday design and operations decisions. This new third edition includes sections on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developments. From design to day-to-day operations and maintenance, this unique volume covers every facet of pipeline risk management, arguably the most important, definitely the most hotly debated, aspect of pipelining today. Now expanded and updated, this widely accepted standard reference guides you in managing the risks involved in pipeline operations. You'll also find ways to create a resource allocation model by linking risk with cost and customize the risk assessment technique to your specific requirements. The clear step-by-step instructions and more than 50 examples make it easy. This edition has been expanded to include offshore pipelines and distribution system pipelines as well as cross-country liquid and gas transmission pipelines.

Key Features

The only comprehensive manual for pipeline risk managementUpdated material on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developmentsSet the standards for global pipeline risk management

Readership

Pipeline Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Pipeline Consultants

Table of Contents

Introduction; Risk Evaluation at a Glance; PART I: The Basic Risk Assessment Model; Risk and Quality: Theory and Application; Risk Assessment Process; Third Party Damage Index; Corrosion Index; Design Index; Incorrect Operations Index; Leak Impact Factor; PART II: Customizing the Basic Risk Assessment Model; Scoring Adjustments to Basic Risk Model; Sabotage Module; Stress and Human Errors Module; Cost of Service Interruption Module; Environmental Risk Assessment; Distribution Systems; Offshore Pipeline Systems; PART III: Risk Management; Data Analysis; Cost Risk Relationships; Appendix A: Typical Pipeline Products; Appendix B: Leak Rate Determination; Appendix C: Pipe Wall Thickness Determination; Appendix D: Surge Pressure Calculations; Appendix E: Pipeline Risk Evaluation Example;. Glossary; References; Index

Details

No. of pages:
395
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780750675796
Electronic ISBN:
9780080497709

About the author

W. Kent Muhlbauer

W. B Muhlbauer is president of WKM Consultancy, in Austin, Texas, a company offering specialized engineering and management services to the pipeline industry. He is also the author of computer software, including Pipeline Risk Controller, a program that complements the pipeline risk assessment/risk management techniques in this book.

Reviews

...outlines a practical, direct method for analyzing pipeline risks... (Civil Engineering) Specific examples throughout the text clarify the risk indexing system. (Gas Abstracts) The only comprehensive manual for pipeline risk management. From design to day-to-day operations, this unique volume covers every facet of pipeline risk management, arguably the most important, definitely the most hotly debated, aspect of pipelining today. - Offshore Engineer, October 2004