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Chyma (Civil/Environmental) (OP)
19 Jun 06 8:39
hello all,
i'll like to be enlightened on what pipeline engineering is all about. i'm a starter in Civil Engineering and i'm very interested in it. a site to get materials will be appreciated

Chyma
rconner (Civil/Environmental)
19 Jun 06 9:08
Visiting/working on some field projects, watching, and talking with folks practicing in and/or consuming this business, reading, along with now occasionally watching such forums/lists as this are perhaps good starts.  If you are not now a member you might consider joining a good professional organization e.g. ASCE, noting a Pipeline Division designation/emphasis in this organization, and attending and/or getting hold of Proceedings for their now annual conferences.  I hope you enjoy the field.      
stanier (Mechanical)
20 Jun 06 21:06
www.pipingdesign.com has some useful tools.

Join The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London and get free access to some 400 books online. There are classics there on piping and pipelining.

Geoffrey D Stone FIMechE C.Eng;FIEust CP Eng
www.waterhammer.bigblog.com.au

Helpful Member!  SlideRuleEra (Structural)
21 Jun 06 12:13
Since pipe line are made from pipe, information from these groups should be of help:

Ductile Iron Pipe Association
http://www.dipra.org/

American Concrete Pipe Association
http://www.concrete-pipe.org/designmanual.htm

Plastics Pipe Institute
http://www.plasticpipe.org/general/general_publications.php

National Clay Pipe Institute
http://www.ncpi.org/

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
http://www.cispi.org/

...and of course a copy of "Cameron Hydraulic Data" is always useful
https://www84.ssldomain.com/fpdlit/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

www.SlideRuleEra.net idea

Grouser (Civil/Environmental)
21 Jun 06 15:30
Chyma

A couple of other resources are:
The American Water Works Association
www.awwa.org/
and
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
www.asme.org/
both of which are involved in piping and have standards for piping, joints, etc.

{Cheers}
Helpful Member!  Hookem (Mechanical)
7 Jul 06 11:07
Learn how to type and spell correctly.  Inattention to small items reflect badly upon the writer.  Now that you are an engineer (chemical, civil, electrical, process, etc.) spell (and type) all communications.
BigInch (Petroleum)
7 Jul 06 19:13
Start with a copy of "Pipeline Rules of Thumb" Gulf Publishing, then read CFR 49, Part 192, Then read ANSI B31.4 and 31.8, then DNV Pipeline related stds, then get prepared to learn something every day for the next 30 years.  Its a broad subject that draws on detailed material from all engineering diciplines, from metalurgy, through chemical, corrosion protection, civil, structural, stress analysis, mechanical, controls and fluid mechanics all the way to geotechnical engineering.  If you don't like specialization, pipeline is the way to go.

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