Pipeline Systems Automation And Control
This book discusses the methods for monitoring and controlling a pipeline system safely and efficiently. Pipeline systems are growing in both size and complexity, driven by business requirements consolidating pipelines under fewer and fewer entities and with more interconnections between systems. At the same time, environmental concerns and safety issues require more sophisticated monitoring and control. This book reviews the various automation technologies and discusses the design, implementation and operation of pipeline automation, with emphasis on centralized automation systems. The goal of this book is to provide pipeline engineers with a comprehensive understanding, rather than expert knowledge, of pipeline automation, so that they may be prepared to seek further expert advice or to consult additional professional literature.