Piping and Pipelines Assessment Guide

Piping and Pipelines Assessment Guide, 1st Edition

Piping and Pipelines Assessment Guide, 1st Edition,Keith Escoe,ISBN9780750678803
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A comprehensive volume on piping and pipelines, never before published in the process industries in this format.

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Key Features

* 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


Whether it’s called “fixed equipment” (at ExxonMobil), “stationary equipment” (at Shell), or “static equipment” (in Europe), this type of equipment is the bread and butter of any process plant. Used in the petrochemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, food processing industry, paper industry, and the manufacturing process industries, stationary equipment must be kept operational and reliable for companies to maintain production and for employees to be safe from accidents. This series, the most comprehensive of its kind, uses real-life examples and time-tested rules of thumb to guide the mechanical engineer through issues of reliability and fitness-for-service.

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.


Mechanical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Piping Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Maintenance engineers, Pipeline Operators, Plant Engineers, Plant Operators, Plant Maintenance Engineers, Pipeline Inspectors, Piping Inspectors, Materials Specialists

Keith Escoe

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.

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International Consultant, Houston, TX, USA

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Piping and Pipelines Assessment Guide, 1st Edition

Chapter 1: An introduction to in-plant piping 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 – selected topics
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