NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Safety, Reliability and Risks Associated with Water, Oil and Gas Pipelines

Editors: Pluvinage, Guy, Elwany, Mohamed Hamdy (Eds.)

  • The first book in English in this particular field
  • Includes descriptions of very recent methods for pipe defect assessment such as notch fracture mechanics and critical gross strain
  • Bang up to date with contributions from major world specialists in this field
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Pipes are of major importance for transport of liquids and gas mainly for water, natural gas and oil. The total length of gas pipes in the world is estimated at one million kilometres for gas transport (pipes with a diameter of 80 to 1000 mm). Pipelines remain the least expensive transcontinental mean of transport compared to rail-bound or terrestrial transport. It has become increasingly paramount to ensure the safe utilisation of such plant in order to prevent economical, social and ecological losses. From a technical point of view, pipelines are complicated three dimensional structures that include straight pipes, nozzles, pipe-bends, dissimilar welded joints, etc. In addition, their operating conditions can be quite severe, that is, internal pressure and cyclic loading (vibration) combined with the influence of internal and external corrosive environments. The external defects, e.g., corrosion defects, gouge, foreign object scratches, and pipeline erection activities are major failure reasons of gas pipelines. All these types of defects and associated failure are described.

Leak and fracture of pipes is assumed to be done by initiation and propagation of defect and final failure when defect has reached a critical length.

In this book, the three two major defect assessment tools for pipes are presented :

i) the failure assessment diagram and particularly the SINTAP procedure,

ii) limit analysis,

iii) strain design approach

Methods of defect repair are based on investigation findings. Methods such as welded sleeve, repair clamp composite sleeve, grinding, pipe replacement are described.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • General Approaches of Pipeline Defect Assessment

    Pluvinage, G.

    Pages 1-22

  • Application of Sintap to the Failure Assessment of Gas Pipes

    Gubeljak, Nenad

    Pages 23-44

  • Interaction between Material Properties, Inspection Accuracy and Defect Acceptance Levels in Strain Based Pipeline Design

    Denys, Rudi

    Pages 45-64

  • Failure of Cylindrical Shells: Numerical and Experimental Study

    Elhakimi, A. (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

  • Leak Detection by Using the Impedance Method

    Taieb, Ezzeddine Hadj

    Pages 79-97

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Safety, Reliability and Risks Associated with Water, Oil and Gas Pipelines
Editors
  • Guy Pluvinage
  • Mohamed Hamdy Elwany
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6526-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6526-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6524-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6525-5
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 349
Topics