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Pipeline Leak Detection Handbook

  • Book
  • July 2016
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 3744713

Pipeline Leak Detection Handbook is a concise, detailed, and inclusive leak detection best practices text and reference book. It begins with the basics of leak detection technologies that include leak detection systems, and information on pipeline leaks, their causes, and subsequent consequences.

The book moves on to further explore system infrastructures, performance, human factors, installation, and integrity management, and is a must-have resource to help oil and gas professionals gain a comprehensive understanding of the identification, selection, design, testing, and implantation of a leak detection system.

Please Note: This is an On Demand product, delivery may take up to 11 working days after payment has been received.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Pipeline Leak Detection Basics 3. Mass Balance Leak Detection 4. Real-Time Transient Model-Based Leak Detection 5. Statistical Processing and Leak Detection 6. Rarefaction Wave and Deviation Alarm Systems 7. External and Intermittent Leak Detection System Types 8. Leak Detection System Infrastructure 9. Leak Detection Performance, Testing, and Tuning 10. Human Factor Considerations in Leak Detection 11. Implementation and Installation of Pipeline Leak Detection Systems 12. Regulatory Requirements 13. Leak Detection and Risk-Based Integrity Management


Morgan Henrie President, MH Consulting, Inc., Anchorage, AK, USA.

President of MH Consulting, Inc., a project management, systems analysis, and organizational training firm that specializes in the petrochemical and telecommunications industry. His education background includes a BA in Technology Management from Eckerd College, a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Kennedy Western University, an MS in Project Management from The George Washington University, and a PhD in System Science and Engineering Management from Old Dominion. He is an experienced systems engineer with an extensive background in petrochemical/pipeline business including expertise in leak detection systems.
Philip Carpenter Consultant, Serrano Services & Systems and Great Sky River Enterprises LLC, Leander, TX, USA.

Experienced engineer with an extensive background in the petrochemical/pipeline business, including oversight of people, teams and projects; organization structure and processes; and technical and economic analysis, system development and maintenance, and engineering design. Key specializations include pipeline hydraulics, leak detection, SCADA systems, and simulation based training.
R. Edward Nicholas Leak Detection Specialist and Software Developer, Nicholas Simulation, LLC, Harrisburg, VA, USA.

Ed Nicholas specializes in providing Leak Detection support services and Pipeline Simulation solutions to the

Pipeline Industry. He has served as the technical consultant for large pipeline simulation projects. In addition, he is

a software developer and often provides key components for simulation systems. He regularly provides technical and software support to users of installed real-time pipeline simulation systems.

Ed Nicholas has been a pioneer in the fields of pipeline leak detection, pipeline thermal modeling, and transient modeling of slack line flow in liquid pipelines.

Ed Nicholas has been managing software projects and developing software products since 1979. His primary applications area has been in the field of real time pipeline operations aids for the pipeline industry. A major focus has been in the areas of real time dynamic pipeline simulation and pipeline leak detection. He has substantial experience working in pipeline control rooms with real time software packages and integrating them with a variety of different data acquisition and control systems.