Pipeline Risk Management Manual

Author: W. Kent Muhlbauer
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0750675799
Size: 71.78 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2020
Here's the ideal tool if you're looking for a flexible, straightforward analysis system for your everyday design and operations decisions. This new third edition includes sections on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developments. From design to day-to-day operations and maintenance, this unique volume covers every facet of pipeline risk management, arguably the most important, definitely the most hotly debated, aspect of pipelining today. Now expanded and updated, this widely accepted standard reference guides you in managing the risks involved in pipeline operations. You'll also find ways to create a resource allocation model by linking risk with cost and customize the risk assessment technique to your specific requirements. The clear step-by-step instructions and more than 50 examples make it easy. This edition has been expanded to include offshore pipelines and distribution system pipelines as well as cross-country liquid and gas transmission pipelines. The only comprehensive manual for pipeline risk management Updated material on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developments Set the standards for global pipeline risk management

Pipeline Risk Assessment

Author: W. Kent Muhlbauer
ISBN: 9780990670001
Size: 78.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6970
The optimum management of risks emerges from the best understanding of risks. Risk understanding is now available to all, via efficient and intuitive risk assessment. This book presents the definitive approach to assessing risks from pipelines?an approach that overcomes the limitations of previous methodologies.As the definitive approach, the methodology must:*Provide clarity?generating immediately useful information to decision-makers*Be comprehensive and complete*Capture and integrate real world processes*Dispel myths arising from risk assessment past practice*Remove unnecessary complexity that interferes with understanding risk*Be cost-effective to create, apply, and manage.As with the author?s previous works, the recommended methodology detailed here is a practical, easy-to-apply approach to measuring risks associated with operating any type of pipeline in any environment. Risk assessment need not be a complex academic exercise. It should be a straightforward practice, used by ? and useful to ? any and all stakeholders in a pipeline?s operation.Some specific features of the definitive approach include:*The three critical determinants of failure probability?exposure, mitigation, resistance.*Using inspection information directly, intuitively, and efficiently in a risk assessment.*Measuring damage potential separately from failure potential.*Automatic and intuitive incorporation of interacting threats?weaknesses overlapping failure mechanisms.*The role of time-to-failure estimation in modeling corrosion and cracking.*Using hazard zones to understand potential consequence scenarios.*Representing all possible consequence scenarios with a manageable set.*The best use?not the most common use?of historical incident statistics*The essential role of the risk profile?proper risk management cannot occur without it.*Conservatism?both P50 and P90+ risk assessments are needed.*Making the risk assessment readily expandable?it should ?get smarter? as new knowledge becomes available.Herein lies essential guidance for keeping pipelines safe: Improving risk knowledge, leading to superior risk management, leading to safer pipelines.

Corrosion Control In The Oil And Gas Industry

Author: Sankara Papavinasam
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123973066
Size: 58.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3445
The effect of corrosion in the oil industry leads to the failure of parts. This failure results in shutting down the plant to clean the facility. The annual cost of corrosion to the oil and gas industry in the United States alone is estimated at $27 billion (According to NACE International)—leading some to estimate the global annual cost to the oil and gas industry as exceeding $60 billion. In addition, corrosion commonly causes serious environmental problems, such as spills and releases. An essential resource for all those who are involved in the corrosion management of oil and gas infrastructure, Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry provides engineers and designers with the tools and methods to design and implement comprehensive corrosion-management programs for oil and gas infrastructures. The book addresses all segments of the industry, including production, transmission, storage, refining and distribution. Selects cost-effective methods to control corrosion Quantitatively measures and estimates corrosion rates Treats oil and gas infrastructures as systems in order to avoid the impacts that changes to one segment if a corrosion management program may have on others Provides a gateway to more than 1,000 industry best practices and international standards

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments And Mitigation Strategies

Author: Arafat Aloqaily
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 012816008X
Size: 53.48 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1027
Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies describes the process of pipeline risk management and hazard identification, using qualitative risk assessment, consequence modeling/evaluation, pipeline failure rates, and risk calculations, as well as risk mitigation and control strategies. The book evaluates potential causes of pipeline failure in the oil and gas industry based on a wide range of data that cover more than 40 years of operating history. Additionally, it details a consistent approach that allows for proper estimation of potential risk and offers methods for mitigating this potential risk. This approach is then combined with consequence modeling to fully calculate the different forms of risk presented by pipelines. Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies is an essential resource for professionals and experts involved in pipeline design as well as researchers and students studying risk assessment, particularly in relation to pipelines. Offers a practical risk assessment model for pipelines without the need for complicated, expensive software Describes a new and systematic approach for pipeline risk control and mitigation that reflects actual pipeline conditions and operating status Provides examples of all pipeline hazard identification techniques and how they are used to produce consistent results Includes access to a newly developed Excel tool PipeFAIT for assessing pipeline risk

Offshore Process Safety

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128140283
Size: 63.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6784
Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume Two, the latest release in a serial that publishes fully commissioned methods papers across the field of process safety, risk assessment, and management and loss prevention, aims to provide informative, visual and current content that appeals to both researchers and practitioners in process safety. This new release contains unique chapters on offshore safety, offshore platform safety, human factors in offshore operation, marine safety, safety during well drilling and operation, safety during processing (top side), safety during transportation of natural resources (offshore pipeline), and regulatory context Helps acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety Provides the most recent advancements and contributions on the topic from a practical point-of-view Presents users with the views/opinions of experts in each topic Includes a selection of the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic

Wind Flow And Vapor Cloud Dispersion At Industrial And Urban Sites

Author: Steven R. Hanna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047093560X
Size: 65.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1260
A key component of risk reduction is reducing the potential consequences that could result from toxic or flammable releases. The science of vapor cloud dispersion has advanced significantly in recent years, but one of the long-standing challenges has been in accounting for dispersion around buildings, equipment, and similarly sized geologic and man-made features. With current concerns about terrorism in industrial and urban sites, improving consequence modeling within industrial and urban sites is more important than ever This new definitive book advances the science of vapor cloud dispersion by: ·Describing how structures at an urban or industrial site affect dispersion, and how these effects should be treated in consequence models ·Explaining surface roughness length (z0) and displacement length (d) so that they are clarified for readers with minimal meteorological background ·Presenting criteria for when the structures should be considered broadly as roughness elements, or when they should be considered from the viewpoint of their wake effects ·Defining conditions for which different models apply and providing continuous solutions for transitions between flow regimes. ·Providing the appropriate roughness inputs to transport and dispersion models depending on conditions. ·Demonstrating the application of these techniques through worked examples.

Advances In Safety Reliability And Risk Management

Author: Christophe Berenguer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203135105
Size: 65.29 MB
Format: PDF
View: 835
Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management contains the papers presented at the 20th European Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2011) annual conference in Troyes, France, in September 2011. The books covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Bayesian methods; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Making under Risk; Dynamic Reliability; Fault Diagnosis, Prognosis and System Health Management; Fault Tolerant Control and Systems; Human Factors and Human Reliability; Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation; Mathematical Methods in Reliability and Safety; Occupational Safety; Quantitative Risk Assessment; Reliability and Safety Data Collection and Analysis; Risk and Hazard Analysis; Risk Governance; Risk Management; Safety Culture and Risk Perception; Structural Reliability and Design Codes; System Reliability Analysis; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis. Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management will be of interest to academics and professionals working in a wide range of scientific, industrial and governmental sectors, including: Aeronautics and Aerospace; Chemical and Process Industry; Civil Engineering; Critical Infrastructures; Energy; Information Technology and Telecommunications; Land Transportation; Manufacturing; Maritime Transportation; Mechanical Engineering; Natural Hazards; Nuclear Industry; Offshore Industry; Policy Making and Public Planning.

Buried Pipe Design 3 E

Author: A. Moser
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071603638
Size: 75.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3209
Unearth the Secrets of Designing and Building High-Quality Buried Piping Systems This brand-new edition of Buried Pipe Design helps you analyze the performance of a wide range of pipes, so you can determine the proper pipe and installation system for the job. Covering almost every type of rigid and flexible pipe, this unique reference identifies and describes factors involved in working with sewer and drain lines, water and gas mains, subway tunnels, culverts, oil and coals slurry lines, and telephone and electrical conduits. It provides clear examples for designing new municipal drinking and wastewater systems or rehabilitating existing ones that will last for many years on end. Comprehensive in scope and meticulously detailed in content, this is the pipe design book you'll want for a reference. This NEW edition includes: Important data on the newest pipe styles, including profile-wall polyethylene Updated references to ASTM, AWWA, and ASHTTO, standards Numerous examples of specific types of pipe system designs Safety precautions included in installation specifications Greater elaboration on trenchless technology methods New information on the cyclic life of PVC pressure pipe Buried Pipe Design covers the ins and outs of: External Loads Gravity Flow Pipe Design Pressure Pipe Design Rigid Pipe Products Flexible Steel Pipe Flexible Ductile Iron Pipe Flexible Plastic Pipe Pipe Installation Trenchless Technology