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Pipeline Engineering
by Henry Liu


  • Includes an overview of freight transportation pipelines
  • Highlights equations needed for the analysis of various types of pipe flows
  • Covers timely subjects such as trenchless technologies, pipeline integrity monitoring, risk-based management, and pipeline renovation, protection, safety and security
  • Explains concepts and tools involved in instrumentation and pigging, including flow meters, manometers, pressure sensors, velocity and vibration sensors, and pig and capsule sensors
  • Summarizes types and components of pumps and turbines, with a focus on energy conversions as well as equipment selection, control, efficiency, and operation

Pipeline Engineering covers the essential aspects and types of pipeline engineering in a single volume.

This work is divided into two parts. Part I: Pipe Flows, delivers an integrated treatment of all variants of pipe flow including incompressible and compressible, Newtonian and non-Newtonian, slurry and multiphase flows, capsule flows, and pneumatic transport of solids. Part II: Engineering Considerations, summarizes the equipment and methods required for successful planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of pipelines.

By addressing the fundamentals of pipeline engineering-concepts, theories, equations, and facts-this groundbreaking text identifies the cornerstones of the discipline, providing engineers with a springboard to success in the field. It is a must-read for all pipeline engineers.


  1. Pipe Flows
    1. Introduction
      • Definition and Scope • Brief History of Pipelines • Existing Major Pipelines • Importance of Pipelines • Freight (Solids) Transport by Pipelines • Types of Pipelines • Components of Pipelines • Advantages of Pipelines

    2. Single-Phase Incompressible Newtonian Fluid
      • Introduction • Flow Regimes • Local Mean Velocity and Its Distribution (Velocity Profile) • Flow Equations for One-Dimensional Analysis • Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines • Cavitation in Pipeline Systems • Pipe in Series and Parallel • Interconnected Reservoirs • Pipe Network • Unsteady Flow in Pipe

    3. Single-Phase Compressible Flow in Pipe
      • Flow Analysis for Ideal Gas • Flow Analysis for Real (Non-Ideal) Gas • Work, Energy and Power Required for Compression of Gas

    4. Non-Newtonian Fluids
      • Introduction • Classification of Non-Newtonian Fluids • Rheological Properties and Laws of Non-Newtonian Fluids • Non-Newtonian Pipe Flow: Laminar • Non-Newtonian Pipe Flow: Turbulent

    5. Flow of Solid/Liquid Mixture in Pipe (Slurry Pipelines)
      • Flow Regimes • Pseudohomogenous Flow • Heterogeneous Flow • Intermediate Flow Regime • Practical Considerations

    6. Flow of Solid/Air Mixture through Pipe (Pneumotransport)
      • Introduction • Types of Pneumatic Conveying • Flow Characteristics • System Layouts • System Design • Safety Considerations • Analyses

    7. Capsule Pipelines
      • Introduction and History • Pneumatic Capsule Pipeline (PCP) • Hydraulic Capsule Pipeline (HCP) • Coal Log Pipeline (CLP)

  2. Engineering Considerations
    1. Pipes, Fittings, Valves, and Pressure Regulators
      • Types of Pipes • Pipe Designation • Connections (Joints) • Fittings • Valves • Pressure Relief Valves and Pressure Regulating Valves

    2. Pumps and Turbines
      • Energy Conversions by Pumps and Turbines • Types of Pumps and Turbines • Pump Drivers • Coupling Pumps to Drivers • Pump Control, Operation, and Maintenance • Pump Selection • Compressors, Blowers, and Fans • Turbines • Dimensionless Parameters

    3. Instrumentation and Pigging •
      • Flowmeters • Sensors and Equipment • Pigs (Scrapers)

    4. Protection of Pipelines Against Abrasion, Freezing, and Corrosion
      • Lining, Coating, and Wrapping • Insulation, Tracing, Jacketing, and Electric Heating • Protection against Corrosion

    5. Planning and Construction of Pipelines
      • Procedures Involved in Planning and Construction of New Pipelines • Measures to Allow Pipeline Expansion • Bending of Pipe • Connecting Pipes • Boring and Tunneling to Install Pipe-Trenchless Technologies • Pipeline Construction in Marsh and Swamp • Offshore Construction • Cold-Region Construction

    6. Structural Design of Pipelines
      • Introduction • Load Considerations • Performance Analysis and Design

    7. Pipeline Operations, Monitoring, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
      • General Operation of Pipeline • Automatic Control System • Integrity Monitoring and Leak Detection • Integrity Management Program • Risk-Based Management • Pipeline Maintenance • Trenchless Rehabilitation Methods

Appendix A: Notation
Appendix B: Conversion between SI and English (ft-lb-sec) Units
Appendix C: Physical Properties of Certain Fluids and Solids

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