Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook: A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems, 8th Edition

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A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems
E.W. McAllister

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This new edition contains 30% new and updated information on: Pipeline intelligent pipeline pigging and hydrostatic testing equations and data on thermal properties of water. The Control Valves chapter has been renamed and expanded include valves typically used in pipeline facilities. The chapter will also include valve actuators. The chapter on Corrosion/Coatings is reviewed and updated to include shorted casings. The chapter on pumps is Update to include used of variable frequency drives and the effect on system operation. Discuss pump optimization. The measurement chapter is updated to include small volume meter provers as well as ultrasonic meters and Coriolis meters. In light of increased public concern over potential leaks and accidents, a new chapter on Spill response, containment, is added. With this book, pipeline engineers can "Estimate volume of onshore oil spill" and "Estimating spill volume on water".

Presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. For more than 35 years, the Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook has served as the "go-to" reference for solving even the most day-to-day vexing pipeline workflow problems. Now in its 8th edition, this handbook continues to set the standard by which all other piping books are judged. Along with over 30% new or updated material regarding codes, construction processes, and equipment, this book continues to offer hundreds of "how-to" methods and handy formulas for pipeline construction, design, and engineering and features a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct application, all in one convenient reference.

For the first time in this new edition, we are taking the content and data off the page and adding a new dimension of practical value for you with online interactive features to accompany some of the handiest and most useful material from the book:

  • Interactive tables that takes data from the book and turns them into a sortable spreadsheet format that gives you the ability to perform your own basic filtering functions, show/hide columns of just the data that is important to you, and download the table into an Excel spreadsheet for additional use
  • A graph digitizer which pulls a graph from the book and gives you the power to plot your own lines on the existing graph, see all the relative x/y coordinates of the graph, and name and color code your lines for clarity
  • A converter calculator performing basic conversions from the book such as metric conversions, time, temperature, length, power and more.

Please feel free to visit the site:  http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123876935/index.php, and we hope you will find our features as another useful and efficient tool for you in your day-to-day activity.

Pipeline is a time-honored and preferred mode of freight transportation not only for various liquids and gases but also for many solids. At present, practically all the natural gas transported on land is by pipeline, and most of the liquids transported on land including water, sewage and various petroleum products are by pipeline. In this Handbook, pipeline engineers are introduced to the techniques and the latest technologies for evaluating surface pipeline systems, the physical characteristics of the commodity to be transported, the quantities to be transported, and the range of pressures, temperatures, and environmental health and safety. The book features a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving; directly applying the rules and equations for specific design; and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.