Pipeline Risk Management Manual

Pipeline Risk Management Manual

Ideas, Techniques, and Resources

3rd Edition - December 15, 2003

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  • Author: W. Kent Muhlbauer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497709
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750675796

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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 management
  • Updated material on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developments
  • Set the standards for global pipeline risk management


Pipeline Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Pipeline Consultants

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2003
  • Published: December 15, 2003
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497709
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750675796

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, WKM Consultancy, TX, USA

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