Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook

Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems

9th Edition - June 27, 2022

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  • Authors: Mark Kaiser, E.W. McAllister
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227886

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Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook: A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems, Ninth Edition, the latest release in the series, serves as the "go-to" source for all pipeline engineering answers. Updated with new data, graphs and chapters devoted to economics and the environment, this new edition delivers on new topics, including emissions, decommissioning, cost curves, and more while still maintaining the quick answer standard display of content and data that engineers have utilized throughout their careers. Glossaries are added per chapter for better learning tactics, along with additional storage tank and LNG fundamentals. This book continues to be the high-quality, classic reference to help pipeline engineers solve their day-to-day problems.

Key Features

  • Contains new chapters that highlight costs, safety and environmental topics, including discussions on emissions
  • Helps readers learn terminology, with updated glossaries in every chapter
  • Includes renovated graphs and data tables throughout


Oil and gas pipeline engineers; project managers; field technicians; safety engineers; environmental engineers; estimating engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. General Information
    2. Construction
    3. Pipe Design
    4. Electrical Design
    5. Hydrostatic Testing
    6. Pipeline Drying
    7. Control Valves
    8. Corrosion/Coatings
    9. Gas-General
    10. Gas-Compression
    11. Gas-Hydraulics
    12. Liquids-General
    13. Liquids-Hydraulics
    14. Pumps
    15. Measurement
    16. Instrumentation
    17. Inspection, Maintenance, and Risk Evaluation
    18. Tanks
    19. Economics
    20. Costs
    21. Safety and Environment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 906
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227886

About the Authors

Mark Kaiser

Mark Kaiser is Marathon Professor and Director of the Research and Development Division at the Center for Energy Studies at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include cost estimation, decommissioning, fiscal systems, offshore infrastructure and service industries, refining, and regulatory modeling.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, USA

E.W. McAllister

E.W. McAllister has more than 50 years of experience in the pipeline industry as an engineer, administrator, and project manager. He has worked for Chevron Pipe Line Company and Gulf Pipe Line Company, and now runs his own engineering services consulting firm in Houston, TX, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advisor, Houston, TX, USA

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