Pipeline Systems

  • Bryan Coulbeck
  • Edward P. Evans

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Economic Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Godfrey A. Walters
      Pages 3-13
    3. Donald S. Miller
      Pages 29-35
    4. Rafael Pérez, Fernando Martínez, Antonio Vela
      Pages 43-57
    5. D. G. Papanikas, V. Pantazis, P. Papagiannidis, M. Bitzas, A. Protopsaltis
      Pages 91-114
  3. Safe Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Timothy Kingham, John Drake
      Pages 125-139
    3. A. L. Prasuhn, D. Rollag
      Pages 141-149
    4. Yukio Kono, Takahiro Sugano, Yukihito Sugai
      Pages 165-170
    5. C. Samuel Martin, Len Cobb
      Pages 171-178
    6. R. Szczepanek, R. Pichler
      Pages 179-197
  4. Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Yue-Chun Chen, Bryan Coulbeck
      Pages 209-230
    3. Helena Alegre, Sérgio Teixeira Coelho
      Pages 247-260
    4. Bryan Coulbeck, C. H. Orr
      Pages 261-270
  5. Monitoring and Inspection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Lennart Jönsson, Magnus Larson
      Pages 273-286
    3. Pridon Davlianidze, Levan Alekhin, Tengiz Tsamalashvili, Ioseb Zeikidze
      Pages 323-330
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-337

About this book


This conference provides a forum for exchange of technical and operational information across a wide range of pipeline activities. Various supply and distribution industries, and their service organisations, have traditionally approached pipeline systems from many different perspec­ tives. The organisers believe that significant benefits can be gained by enabling representatives from the oil, gas, water, chemical, power and related industries to present their latest ideas and methods. An awareness of these alternative methodologies and technologies should result in a more unified and coherent approach to each individual type of pipeline system. The overall theme of the conference is the optimisation of pipeline systems, through design analysis, component specification, operational strategies and performance evaluation, in order to minimise both risk and the lifetime cost of ownership. Wherever possible emphasis is given to important developing technologies with special consideration to use of computational equipment and methods. SYSTEMS APPROACH For the major activities of design, operation and performance; pipeline systems can be conveniently classified in terms of the systetV: components, constraints and objectives. These are described using fluid terminology, to suit' the majority of conference participants, as given below: Components consist of pumps and valves (controls), pipe networks (transmission and distribu­ tion), reservoirs (storage) and consumer demands (disturbances). The arrangement of these components, to form the system, must take into account the conflicting requirements of structural, hydraulic, and cost, performance.


computer design management modeling optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bryan Coulbeck
    • 1
  • Edward P. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Leicester PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.Sir William Halcrow & Partners LtdUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4143-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2677-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment