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Book by ASME International, 01/01/2004

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Covering pipeline metering, pumping, and compression, Pipeline Operation and Maintenance: A Practical Approach addresses the day-to-day concerns of the operators and maintainers of the vast network of pipelines and associated equipment and facilities that deliver hydrocarbons and other products on a 24-7 basis.

After presenting historical background and the organizational infrastructure requirements, the volume provides detailed sequential steps for problem assessment of pipeline and appurtenances, as well as the ensuing operation and maintenance works. Conveying the internal logic of systems, it examines pipelines, valves and operators, hydrocarbon measurement, pump and compressor stations, system automation, and reliability/availability assessment.

The work reflects the author's collective experience totaling some eighty years, augmented by technical research and other sources. It assesses pipeline risks, reliability, and availability from not only a technical, but also a business point of view.

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