Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook

  • 25h 8m
  • R. Winston Revie
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

A comprehensive and detailed reference guide on the integrity and safety of oil and gas pipelines

Oil and gas pipeline transport is used to supply energy to power our industries, fuel our cars, and heat and cool our homes. While an extensive pipeline network is an efficient and safe method of transporting petroleum and other products, several hazards and incidents, such as gas leaks and oil spills, have raised environmental and social concerns.

Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook discusses the factors that affect the integrity of new and aging pipelines, public safety, and environmental protection. It covers the reliability of pipelines as affected by factors throughout the pipeline lifetime, ranging from design, manufacture, and welding to operation, inspection, monitoring, maintenance, and repair.

Through contributions from leading experts in diverse fields, Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook features:

  • 52 peer-reviewed chapters on the integrity and safety of production and transmission pipelines, onshore and offshore
  • Chapters on both stress-based and strain-based design, the latter being a novel type of design that has only recently been investigated by designer firms and regulators
  • Detailed discussion of many critical issues, including mechanical damage, residual stresses, erosion-corrosion, pitting corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, telluric effects, direct assessment, human factors, flaw assessment, integrity management of pipeline facilities, pipeline cleaning, black powder, oil spill cleanup, repair, abandonment, and risk management
  • Links between modern and vintage practices to help integrity engineers better understand their system and apply up-to-date technology to older infrastructure

Additional chapters examine in-line inspection, in-the-ditch inspection, and internal corrosion monitoring. The book closes with several case histories with practical examples of solutions to complex problems related to pipeline integrity.

The evolution of the pipeline industry has experienced many recent developments as a result of engineering advances, new standards and regulations, and environmental requirements. The breadth and depth of coverage of this Handbook make this new book a valuable source of information for all those concerned with pipeline technology.

About the Author

R. Winston Revie retired from the CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Canada, in 2011, after 33 years as a scientist, project leader, and program manager for pipeline technology. He is a Past President of the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, a Past President of the NACE Foundation of Canada, and a Past Director of NACE International. He received the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award of NACE International in 2004 and has received Fellow honors from CIM (1999), NACE International (1999), ASM International (2003), and The Electrochemical Society (2012) among other awards for his work. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 reference papers and technical reports and was the editor of Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, 2nd and 3rd editions (Wiley, 2000 and 2011), and he co-authored the 3rd and 4th editions of Corrosion and Corrosion Control (Wiley, 1985 and 2008).

In this Book

  • Pipeline Integrity Management Systems (PIMS)
  • SCADA—Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Material Selection for Fracture Control
  • Strain-Based Design of Pipelines
  • Stress-Based Design of Pipelines
  • Spiral Welded Pipes for Shallow Offshore Applications
  • Residual Stress in Pipelines
  • Pipeline/Soil Interaction Modeling in Support of Pipeline Engineering Design and Integrity
  • Human Factors
  • Microstructure and Texture Development in Pipeline Steels
  • Pipe Manufacture—Introduction
  • Pipe Manufacture—Longitudinal Submerged Arc Welded Large Diameter Pipe
  • Pipe Manufacture—Spiral Pipe
  • Pipe Manufacture—ERW Pipe
  • Pipe Manufacture—Seamless Tube and Pipe
  • Major Standards for Line Pipe Manufacturing and Testing
  • Design of Steels for Large Diameter Sour Service Pipelines
  • Pipeline Welding from the Perspective of Safety and Integrity
  • The Effect of Installation on Offshore Pipeline Integrity
  • External Corrosion of Pipelines in Soil
  • Telluric Influence on Pipelines
  • Mechanical Damage in Pipelines—A Review of the Methods and Improvements in Characterization, Evaluation, and Mitigation
  • Progression of Pitting Corrosion and Structural Reliability of Welded Steel Pipelines
  • Sulfide Stress Cracking
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking of Steel Equipment in Ethanol Service
  • AC Corrosion
  • Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
  • Erosion–Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipelines
  • Black Powder in Gas Transmission Pipelines
  • External Coatings
  • Thermoplastic Liners for Oilfield Pipelines
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Direct Assessment
  • Internal Corrosion Monitoring Using Coupons and ER Probes – A Practical Focus on the Most Commonly Used, Cost-Effective Monitoring Techniques
  • In-Line Inspection (ILI) (“Intelligent Pigging”)
  • Eddy Current Testing in Pipeline Inspection
  • Unpiggable Pipelines
  • In-The-Ditch Pipeline Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Monitoring of Pipeline Wall Thickness with Autonomous, Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Flaw Assessment
  • Integrity Management of Pipeline Facilities
  • Pipeline Cleaning
  • Managing an Aging Pipeline Infrastructure
  • Pipeline Repair Using Full-Encirclement Repair Sleeves
  • Pipeline Repair
  • Pipeline Oil Spill Cleanup
  • Pipeline Abandonment
  • Risk Management of Pipelines
  • Offshore Pipeline Risk, Corrosion, and Integrity Management
  • Buckling of Pipelines under Repair Sleeves—A Case Study—Analysis of the Problem and Cost-Effective Solutions
  • In-Line Inspection on an Unprecedented Scale
  • Deepwater, High-Pressure and Multidiameter Pipelines—A Challenging in-Line Inspection Project
  • Glossary—Part 1—Abbreviations
  • Glossary—Part 2—Selected Terms