Where is the greatest potential for failure in pipeline operations? What portion of the pipeline budget should be spent on maintenance? Will more surveillance or more safety devices substantially reduce pipeline risk exposure? This indispensable book answers these questions and many more like them. Pipeline Risk Management Manual provides pipeline professionals with a practical risk-management tool that does not require huge databases, complicated calculations, or detailed probabilistic theories. A unique indexing system provides a step-by-step procedure for analyzing cross-country pipeline facilities. It incorporates factors that contribute to or reduce pipeline failures such as third party activity levels, design criteria, corrosion potential and control, human error, and the consequences of failure. Pipeline professionals can use these factors to compare relative risks and to make decisions using a quantifiable, objective system of analysis. Historical data, work experience, and even an element of common sense can also be factored into this versatile, flexible risk assessment tool. As a result, this revolutionary new approach will become a vital part of your everyday design, business, and operations decisions.
|Author||W. Kent Muhlbauer|
|Rating||4/5 (75 users)|