1st Edition

Pipeline Valve Technology A Practical Guide

By Karan Sotoodeh Copyright 2023
    238 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    238 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The e-book+ version of the book, Pipeline Valve Technology, complements the other versions of the book. The e-book+ version provides the user with additional questions and answers at the end of each chapter to gauge and enhance the user’s understanding. The book covers the life cycle of pipeline valves, the largest and most essential valves in offshore pipeline engineering. Discussing the design process, testing, production, transportation, installation, and maintenance, the book also covers the risk analysis required to assess the reliability of these valves.

    Pipeline valves require particular attention to ensure they are safely designed, installed, and maintained, due to the high stakes. Failure would result in environmental pollution, the destruction of expensive assets, and potential loss of life. Proper installation and upkeep require specialist processes throughout the life cycle of the valve. This book is a key guide to these processes. Beginning by looking at the design of pipeline valves, this book details how conserving weight and space is prioritized, how materials are chosen, how thickness is calculated, and how leakage is minimized. It then discusses production and specific welding techniques to bond dissimilar materials, alongside casting and machining. Building on other discussions in the text with case studies and questions and answers for self-study, this book is the ideal guide to pipeline valves.

    This book will be of interest to professionals in the industries of offshore oil and gas, material engineering, coatings, mechanical engineering, and piping. It will also be relevant to students studying coating and welding, or mechanical, piping, or petroleum engineering.

    1: Introduction and General Features

    2: Material Selection

    3: Double Isolation and Bleed Concept

    4: Design for Weight Reduction

    5: Seat Scrapers and Flushing Ports

    6: Manufacturing Process

    7: Welding Technology

    8: Actuation

    9: Testing

    10: Preservation and Packing

    11: Handling, Lifting, and Transportation

    12: Installation, Operation, and Maintenance

    13: Safety and Reliability


    Karan Sotoodeh previously worked for Baker Hughes as a Senior Lead Valve and Actuator engineer in the subsea oil and gas industry. He has almost 16 years of experience in oil and gas industry mainly with valves, piping, actuators and material engineering. He has written four books about piping, valves and actuators and more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Karan Sotoodeh has worked with many valve suppliers in Europe in countries such as UK, Italy, France, Germany and Norway. He loves travelling, running and spending time in the nature.