Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Challenges

Downstream Process, Analysis, Utilization and Safety

Authors: Nasr, G.G., Connor, N.E.

  • Provides a critical and extensive compilation of the downstream processes of natural gas that involve the principle of gas processing , transmission and distribution, gas flow and network analysis, instrumentation and measurement systems and its utilisation
  • Enriches understanding of the business and management aspects of natural gas as well as highlighting some of the recent research and innovations in the field
  • Covers the needs of practising engineers from different disciplines, who may include project managers, planning and design engineers – the book is also suitable for the demands of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of gas, petroleum and chemical engineering
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About this book

Providing a critical and extensive compilation of the downstream processes of natural gas that involve the principle of gas processing , transmission and distribution, gas flow and network analysis, instrumentation and measurement systems and its utilisation, this book also serves to enrich readers understanding of the business and management aspects of natural gas and highlights some of the recent research and innovations in the field.

Featuring extensive coverage of the design and pipeline failures and safety challenges in terms of fire and explosions relating to the downstream of natural gas technology, the book covers the needs of practising engineers from different disciplines, who may include project and operations managers, planning and design engineers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of gas, petroleum and chemical engineering.

This book also includes several case studies to illustrate the analysis of the downstream process in the gas and oil industry. Of interest to researchers is the field of flame and mitigation of explosion: the fundamental processes involved are also discussed, including outlines of contemporary and possible future research and challenges in the different fields.

About the authors

Ghasem G. Nasr is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Innovation at University of Salford, Manchester, England and he is the head of Petroleum and Gas Engineering in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering (CSE) and Director of sprays and petroleum technology research groups. Graduating in Mechanical Engineering, Fuel Technology (PgDip) and Energy Science (MSc) at the University of Middlesex and Sussex University respectively and Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics (PhD) at the University of Swansea, he moved into project engineering management and energy utilization between 1988 to 1995 to Tata Steel, Wales and subsequently acted as a Senior Consultant in Europe and Middle East before moving to the University College of Manchester (now Stockport College) managing the engineering department. He then joined the University of Salford in 2001 as a leader of Gas Engineering and Management. He has over 25 years’ experience in innovation and research in many areas of spray production and gas utilization and has been consultant to over 120 companies in New Product Development (NPD), innovation and research. He was a founder of ‘Spray Research Group’ and has authored 130 papers, including editorship of books and journals, and acquired 7 patents and was a lead author of the book Industrial Sprays and Atomisation (SV, 2001). He has also held a number of executive appointments in various academic, professional and steering committees. Currently he is a member of PDC of IGEM and Executive Member of steering committee of Praxis-Global. He has also been guest speakers on many international platforms and delivered over 100 advanced short courses in various related subjects. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (FIGEM) and of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and Member of FEANI EurIng and ILASS (Institute of Liquid Atomisation and Spraying Systems). Recently he has been appointed as a director of Technology and Innovation at the Salvalco Ltd.

Norman E. Conner joined the North Western Gas Board as a student engineer in 1950 and began studying Mechanical Engineering at Warrington and St. Helens Technical Colleges. In 1953 he was awarded a Whitworth Society prize and a Technical State Scholarship to study Gas Engineering at the University of Leeds, graduating in 1957 with an Honors B.Sc., Degree. He returned to the North Western Gas Board as a production engineer in the South Lancashire group and was appointed Chief Chemist at the Warrington Production Station in 1958. In 1964 he left to take up an appointment as a Lecturer in Gas Engineering at the Royal College of Advanced Technology, Salford. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers and of the Energy Institute. He represented the University on the IGEM Education, Training and Academic Committees for many years and has been Chairman of the North Western Section of E.I., and the Manchester Gas Association. He received an M.Sc., Degree and Senior Lectureship in 1977. During his career he was actively involved in running Conferences/ Symposia in gas engineering, fuel utilisation and chemical engineering at the University. He is also a co-author of: Industrial Gas Utilisation Engineering Principles and Practice Bowker 1977. He was involved in setting up and teaching on the M.Sc., course in Gas Engineering and Management with colleagues (A.L Bowler and Dr. R. Pritchard) in the late eighties, later becoming Course Director. He is still actively involved in the Gas and Petroleum Engineering program at the University.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Fundamentals of Natural Gas

    Nasr, G. G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Transmission and Distribution Systems and Design

    Nasr, G. G. (et al.)

    Pages 17-43

  • Liquefied Natural Gas

    Nasr, G. G. (et al.)

    Pages 45-99

  • Gas Flow and Network Analysis

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    Pages 101-150

  • Natural Gas Measurement Systems

    Nasr, G. G. (et al.)

    Pages 151-237

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08948-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08947-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37558-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Challenges
Book Subtitle
Downstream Process, Analysis, Utilization and Safety
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08948-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08948-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08947-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37558-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 402
Number of Illustrations and Tables
211 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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