Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

by Thomas O. Miesner, William L. Leffler
     
 

ISBN-10: 159370058X

ISBN-13: 9781593700584

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language examines the processes, techniques, equipment, and facilities used to transport liquids such as refined products, crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids through cross-country pipelines.

Topics include the importance of the pipeline infrastructure; planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining

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Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language examines the processes, techniques, equipment, and facilities used to transport liquids such as refined products, crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids through cross-country pipelines.

Topics include the importance of the pipeline infrastructure; planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining pipelines; regulatory requirements; and the challenges for the future. Special emphasis is included on control and leak detection systems as well as emerging technologies and systems to ensure safe and environmentally sound operation. Thorough but easy to read, this text is useful for anyone who wants to learn about pipelines, from petroleum industry newcomers and students to personnel in related arenas such as legal, accounting, financial, government, and others.

Features and benefits:
Concise overviews of the various pipeline functions and operations;
Individual coverage of oil, natural gas, and chemical pipeline operations and their differences;
Descriptive photos, charts, and tables for easy comprehension.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593700584
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
442,331
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

• How pipelines differ
• The first leg
• How pipelines ork
• Oil pipeline operations
• Natural gas pipeline operations
• Petrochemical and LPG pipeline operations
• Offshore pipelines
• SCADA, controls, and leak detection
• Maintenance
• Investment decisions
• Major components and how they work
• Engineering and design
• Construction
• Satisfying stakeholders

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