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
Risk Evaluation at a Glance
PART I: The Basic Risk Assessment Model Risk and Quality: Theory and Application Risk Assessment Process Third Party Damage Index Corrosion Index Design Index Incorrect Operations Index Leak Impact Factor
PART II: Customizing the Basic Risk Assessment Model Scoring Adjustments to Basic Risk Model Sabotage Module Stress and Human Errors Module Cost of Service Interruption Module Environmental Risk Assessment Distribution Systems Offshore Pipeline Systems
PART III: Risk Management Data Analysis Cost Risk Relationships
Appendix A: Typical Pipeline Products Appendix B: Leak Rate Determination Appendix C: Pipe Wall Thickness Determination Appendix D: Surge Pressure Calculations Appendix E: Pipeline Risk Evaluation Example
W. B Muhlbauer is president of WKM Consultancy, in Austin, Texas, a company offering specialized engineering and management services to the pipeline industry. He is also the author of computer software, including Pipeline Risk Controller, a program that complements the pipeline risk assessment/risk management techniques in this book.