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
A comprehensive volume on piping and pipelines, never before published in the process industries in this format.
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.