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ASME Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management

[Second Edition, 2019]

ASME has released the Second Edition of “Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management.” The management of pipeline geohazards is a topic of continuing technical development as the industry plans, designs, constructs and operates pipelines in increasingly rugged terrain.

At 800 pages, this Second Edition is a considerable expansion from the 2008 ASME publication, delving in more depth of previously addressed topics as well as taking on numerous additional topics. New topics include chapters on data management, erosion control, permafrost and seismic considerations.  This book’s comprehensive treatment of pipeline geohazards includes:

  • Terrain analysis for corridor selection using data generation, integration and visualization techniques
  • Geotechnical engineering and pipeline construction interface considerations
  • Trenched and elevated river crossings
  • Trenchless techniques for pipeline construction
  • Practical overview for addressing several critical pipeline geohazard mechanisms, namely: buoyancy control; erosion and sediment control; pipelines in permafrost and the assessment and mitigation of seismic geohazards
  • State-of-practice overview of quantitative geohazard assessment, monitoring and mitigation of various mechanisms
  • Bibliography of related publications from prominent pipeline conferences

The book is intended to serve as a reference for operating pipeline companies; specialized pipeline engineering and geotechnical consultants active in either the design and construction of new pipelines or the integrity management of operating pipelines; and for graduate-level studies and professional training. Books can be ordered online from the ASME website.