Explains why pipeline stress corrosion cracking happens and how it can be prevented
Pipelines sit at the heart of the global economy. When they are in good working order, they deliver fuel to meet the ever-growing demand for energy around the world. When they fail due to stress corrosion cracking, they can wreak environmental havoc.
This book skillfully explains the fundamental science and engineering of pipeline stress corrosion cracking based on the latest research findings and actual case histories. The author explains how and why pipelines fall prey to stress corrosion cracking and then offers tested and proven strategies for preventing, detecting, and monitoring it in order to prevent pipeline failure.
By examining all aspects of pipeline stress corrosion cracking - the causes, mechanisms, and management strategies - this book enables engineers to construct better pipelines and then maintain and monitor them to ensure safe, reliable energy supplies for the world.
Subsea Pipeline Engineering was the first book of its kind, covering the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design codes and standards. Written by two of the world's most respected authorities in subsea pipeline engineering, this newly updated second edition contains expanded sections on hydraulics, strength, stability, fracture, upheaval, lateral buckling and decommissioning. The book is distilled from the authors' vast experience in the industry and their popular training course "Subsea Pipeline Engineering."
Professor Andrew Palmer is currently Keppel Chair Professor in the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering of the Department of Civil Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He has divided his career equally between practice as a consulting engineer and university teaching. In 1985 he founded Andrew Palmer & Associates, a company of consulting engineers who specialize in marine pipelines. In 1996, Professor Palmer returned to research and university teaching as Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Cambridge University in the UK. He was a Visiting Professor in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University from 2002 to 2003. Professor Palmer is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and current chairman of the DNV Pipelines Committee. He has been engaged in marine pipeline engineering for 39 years and has taken a leading part in many pipeline projects in the North Sea, the Middle East, Canada and the Far East. Professor Palmer is the author of three books and more than 180 published papers on pipeline engineering, structures and geotechnics.
Dr. Roger King has more than 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil and gas, civil and nuclear industries. His specialty is in sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition; monitoring of corrosion; microbiological corrosion; and the design of cathodic protection systems for flowlines, structures, and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September 1989 and prior to this was a founding member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).