This volume on piping and pipeline assessment is the only handbook that the mechanical or pipeline engineer needs to assess pipes and pipelines for reliability and fitness-for-service.
* Provides essential insight to make informed decisions on when to run, alter, repair, monitor, or replace equipment
* How to perform these type of assessments and calculations on pipelines is a 'hot' issue in the petrochemical industry at this time
* There is very little information on the market right now for pipers and pipeliners with regard to pipe and pipeline fitness-for-service
Chapter 2: An introduction to engineering mechanics of piping
Chapter 3: Fitness-for-service topics of local thin areas, plain dents, dents-gouges, and cracks for piping
Chapter 4: Fitness-for-service for brittle fracture concerns
Chapter 5: Piping support systems for process plants
Chapter 6: Piping maintenance and repairs
Chapter 7: Hot tapping (pressure tapping) and freezing
Chapter 8: Pipeline fitness-for-service, repair and maintenance
A. Keith Escoe, P.E., has worked in the chemical process, oil refining, and pipeline industries for thirty two years all over the world. His experience includes South America, the North America, and the Middle East. He is retired from Saudi Aramco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he was an engineering specialist. He is currently an international consultant. The author of many technical papers and books, Mr. Escoe has a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MBA from the University of Arkansas and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.