Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems: A Practical Approach, Second Edition
1 Introduction to Pipeline Systems
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Pipelines affect the daily lives of people in most parts of the world. Modern-day life is based on structures in which energy fulfills a prevailing role. Oil and gas are major participants in this energy supply . The ever shifting emergence and decline of other forms of energy (such as coal, nuclear, hydrogen, biomass, etc., Fig. 1-1) will continue to dominate energy usage in the future, depending on the acceptability, safety, technical, environmental, and economic issues. However, pipelines are means by which many hydrocarbon-based forms of energy are transported. It is no coincidence that wherever there is the largest pipeline network, there is also the highest standard of living and technological progress.