Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language
Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Languageexamines the processes, techniques, equipment, and facilities used to transport fluids 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- How Pipelines Differ
- The First Leg
- How Pipelines Work
- Oil Pipeline Operations
- Natural Gas Pipeline Operations
- Petrochemical and LPG Pipeline Operations
- Offshore Pipelines
- SCADA, Controls, and Leak Detection
- Investment Decisions
- Major Components and How They Work
- Engineering and Design
- Satisfying Stakeholders