||M. Mohitpour, H. Golshan, A. Murray
||American Society of Civil Engineers
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Pipeline Design and Construction: A Practical Approach is designed to assist the education and learning of those interested in designing, building and managing pipelines. The book is aimed to provide readers with a practical way to learn about the elements making up a single-phase liquid/gas pipeline systems, as well as a rational way to design, construct, commission, and assess pipelines and related facilities. It is a reference material for those involved in the industry and a tool for training new entrants or for refreshing the knowledge of professionals. Materials for compilation of the book have been gathered from the authors' collective experience totaling more than 65 years of service in the industry, covering all aspects of gas and liquid transmission; compression, pumping, protection and integrity; procurement services; construction, commissioning and operation; as well as management of pipeline projects. It also draws upon materials researched by the authors from outside sources and materials developed by the authors' employer, TransCanada. The layout of the book generally presents, in a logical manner, the sequential steps in the design, construction and integrity maintenance of the pipeline. Where possible, mathematical models are presented from basic principles developed by the authors or obtained from other sources. Examples and case studies are described in some detail for illustrative purposes. In some chapters, application - oriented examples, with sketches and descriptions of systems, are presented and discussed. References and bibliographical guides are presented to the reader for additional information. In this book, a mix of imperial and metric units is utilized; however, corresponding metric conversions are provided for imperial units. The use of both systems is justified because the industry uses them interchangeably.