Petroleum Pipelines

Petroleum Pipelines: A Handbook for Onshore Oil and Gas Pipelines by Sanjoy Chanda from Cambridge University Press (India).

Petroleum pipelines ensure the sustained availability of petroleum products all across the country. Pipelines transport petroleum products in a safe and efficient manner from refineries to demand areas. They also transport crude oil from import terminals as well as domestic sources to the inland refineries. India, being a developing nation, has a large network of petroleum pipelines. Economic growth and expansion of infrastructure in this country offer opportunities to better utilize the existing pipeline network. The construction of new pipelines extends this network further.

This book introduces readers to the field of petroleum pipelines, describes the salient features of a pipeline and discusses how this system is superior to other modes of petroleum transportation. It provides a brief account on different types of fluids transported through pipelines and highlights their properties that affect pipeline design. The book details the actual design of a pipeline – from route selection, hydraulic, mechanical and other aspects of design and engineering. It also describes the operation and maintenance procedures required in the pipeline system to run at a level of efficiency equivalent to its design efficiency.

Key features
• Covers design and engineering of pipelines
• Discusses deployment of personnel and construction equipment
• Deals with pre-commissioning and commissioning of pipelines
• Examines corrosion of steel pipelines running underground
• Describes in detail the operation and maintenance procedures

In our Engineering and Earth Sciences section, Rs. 795, in hardback, 238 pages, ISBN: 9789382264583