Reliability and Maintainability of In Service Pipelines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135785

Reliability and Maintainability of In Service Pipelines

1st Edition

Authors: Mojtaba Mahmoodian
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135785
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 265
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Due to an aging pipeline infrastructure, researchers and engineers in petroleum and civil engineering have to maneuver the challenging business of reliability analysis for in-service pipelines, including estimating proper costs and scheduling of repairs and maintenance. Balancing these costs while maintaining integrity alongside strict regulations is no simple or straightforward task, and engineers currently do not have an accurate reference that encompasses all of these common challenges in the pipeline industry. Utilized and balanced for both theory and practicality, Reliability and Maintainability of In Service Pipelines delivers the necessary go-to point for engineers to understand the best structural analysis methods and more accurately predict the life of their pipeline assets. Expanded to cover real case studies from oil and gas, sewer, and water pipes, this reference also explains in-line inspection and how the practice influences reliability analysis as well as various reliability models beyond the well-known Monte Carlo method. Encompassing both numerical and analytical methods in structural reliability analysis, Reliability and Maintainability of In Service Pipelines gives engineers a stronger point of reference covering both pipeline maintenance and monitoring techniques together to develop and optimize more efficient and safer pipeline assets.

Key Features

  • Develop cost-effective pipeline integrity management decisions and strategy for a variety of different pipes
  • Gain rational tools with regard to the strengthening and rehabilitation of existing pipelines
  • Learn how to optimize materials selection and design parameters for designing future pipelines with a longer service life


Pipeline engineers; civil engineers; reliability engineers; pipeline consultants; pipeline technicians

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance
    3. Methods for Structural Reliability Analysis
    4. Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis
    5. Case Studies on the Application of Structural Reliability Analysis Methods


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About the Author

Mojtaba Mahmoodian

Dr. Mojtaba Mahmoodian is currently a lecturer in civil engineering at RMIT University in Australia. He is also currently a part-time lecturer at the department of civil engineering at the University of Greenwich. Prior to that he was a QA/QC engineer for STA Chinese Group, manager of quality control at DKP Consulting Engineers, and head of concrete and material laboratory at Tablieh Construction. Mojtaba research interests center on pipeline engineering, reliability analysis of structures, and programming, analytical, and numerical methods in civil engineering. He has published several technical papers in various journals and international conferences and contributed to books, including ones with Elsevier. Dr. Mahmoodian is an active member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Concrete Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, RMIT University, Australia