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Surface Production Operations: Volume 5: Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, and Aboveground Storage Tanks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128037225

Surface Production Operations: Volume 5: Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, and Aboveground Storage Tanks

1st Edition

Design, Construction, Inspection, and Testing

Author: Maurice Stewart
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128037225
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 6th August 2021
Page Count: 1078
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Covering both upstream and downstream oil and gas facilities, Surface Production Operations: Volume 5: Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, and Aboveground Storage Tanks delivers a must-have reference guide to maximize efficiency, increase performance, prevent failures, and reduce costs. Every engineer and equipment manager in oil and gas must have complete knowledge of the systems and equipment involved for each project and facility, especially the checklist to keep up with maintenance and inspection--a topic just as critical as design and performance. Taking the guesswork out of searching through a variety of generalized standards and codes, Surface Production Operations: Volume 5: Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, and Aboveground Storage Tanks furnishes all the critical regulatory information needed for oil and gas specific projects, saving time and money on maintaining the lifecycle of mechanical integrity of the oil and gas facility. Including troubleshooting techniques, calculations with examples, and several significant illustrations, this critical volume within the Surface Production Operations series is crucial on every oil and gas engineer’s bookshelf to solve day-to-day problems with common sense solutions.

Key Features

  • Provides practical checklists and case studies for selection, installation, and maintenance on pressure vessels, heat transfer equipment, and storage tanks for all types of oil and gas facilities
  • Explains restoration techniques with detailed inspection and testing procedures, ensuring the equipment is revitalized to maximum life extension
  • Supplies comprehensive coverage on oil and gas specific American and European standards, codes and recommended practices, saving the engineer time searching for various publications


Mechanical, Chemical and Petroleum Engineers, Equipment Advisors and Specialists, Project Managers, Foreman, Superintendents, Operation Managers, and any other personnel involved in evaluating, selecting, designing, inspecting, and specifying process equipment

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Process Equipment

Part I: Pressure Vessels
2. History and Organization of Pressure Vessel Codes
3. Selection of Vessel Specifications, Reports and Allowable Stresses
4. Materials Selection for Pressure Vessels
5. Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels
6. Fabrication, Welding, and Inspection
7. In-Service Inspection by Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)
8. Repair, Alteration, and Re-Rating

Part II: Heat Transfer Equipment
9. Heat Transfer Theory
10. Heat Exchanger Configurations
11. Tubular Heat Exchangers
12. Tubular Heat Exchanger Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
13. Tubular Exchanger Shop Work
14. Hair-Pin Double Pipe Exchanger Inspection
15. Inspection and Repair of Exchanger Parts
16. Inspection of Aerial Coolers
17. Maintenance, Inspection, and Inspecting Out-of-Service, Mothballed, and Used Exchangers
18. Test and Non-Destructive Examinations

Part III: Storage Tanks
19. General Information
20. Material Selection
21. Tank Design
22. Foundations
23. Fabrication and Construction
24. Inspection and Testing
25. Fire Protection
26. Venting and Vapor Relief
27. Maintenance and Repair


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6th August 2021
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About the Author

Maurice Stewart

Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Stewart Training Company, USA

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