This book discusses the methods for monitoring and controlling a pipeline system safely and efficiently. Pipeline systems are growing in both size and complexity, driven by business requirements consolidation pipelines under fewer and fewer entities and with more interconnections between systems. At the same time, environmental concerns and safety issues require more sophisticated monitoring and control. This book reviews the various automation technologies and discusses the design, implementation and operation of pipeline automation, with emphasis on centralized automation systems. The goal of this book is to provide pipeline engineers with a comprehensive understanding, rather than expert knowledge, of pipeline automation, so that they may be prepared to seek further expert advice or to consult additional professional literature.
Pipeline Transportation of Carbon Dioxide Containing Impurities
Pipeline systems are expected to play an increasingly important role in transporting carbon dioxide (CO2) from effluent flue stacks to distant fields for storage purposes and sequestration operations or for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). The phase diagram for CO2 stream is very sensitive to the level of impurities, and this in turn affects pipeline design and the boundaries within which a CO2 pipeline can be operated, without affecting the facilities design or delivery conditions.
This book brings together the entire spectrum of design and operating needs for a pipeline and network of facilities that would transport carbon dioxide containing impurities safely, without adverse impact on people and the environment.
Practical Manual on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion, Volume 2
This truly practical manual is the much-awaited follow-up to A Practical Manual on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion, first released in 1993. A perfect companion to the first edition, Volume 2 uses the same format while providing new material and current developments with an international influence. Some of the topics covered include: the role microorganisms play in corrosion reactions, the occurrence of MIC in varying industries, advice on how to identify whether or not corrosion problems are related to MIC, and MIC treatment and prevention tips. The topics are illustrated through numerous charts, graphs, and photographs. Each chapter is authored by a recognized expert in the field of MIC.
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).
This book summarizes the author's 23 years research and engineering experience at engineering companies, universities, classification societies and design offices. It is an extension of the author's previous book, Pipelines & Risers.
Chapters on Risers have been greatly expanded to cover new developments in analysis, design, testing, inspection and monitoring. New chapters on Flow Assurance have been added, addressing subsea system engineering, hydraulics, heat transfer and thermal insulation, hydrate, wax, and asphaltines, and corrosion prevention.
The book is suitable as a both a textbook for graduate students and a reference for practicing engineers, as it includes design guidelines for engineers and references for researchers. It may also be used in the design of offshore structures, as it details applied mechanics and design/engineering. The book was originally produced in response to developments in research and engineering and the publication of new design codes. Subsea Pipelines and Risers fills a significant gap in training of pipeline engineers and provides materials for on-job training in the use of new design codes and guides.
Yong BAI works on structural analysis and design with a focus on pipelines, risers and floating systems. Yong had been leading several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny Norway office as its Manager of Advanced Engineering Dept. Previously Yong had been a lead riser engineer at Shell EP Projects, and led offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as its Manager of the Offshore Technology Dept. While a professor, he wrote books entitled "Subsea Pipelines and Risers" and "Marine Structural Design" and served as a course leader for IBC and Clarion courses on Design of Pipelines and Risers and Design of Floating Systems. Yong is President of Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of pipelines, risers and floating systems.