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Local Distribution Pipelines in Nontechnical Language


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by Thomas O. Miesner

More than two million miles of local distribution pipelines deliver natural gas to homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals throughout the United States, and many more serve the rest of the world. These small-diameter, low-pressure pipelines serve as a critical link between high-pressure transportation pipelines and end users. Local Distribution Pipelines in Nontechnical Language explains natural gas distribution systems, a vital component in the overall natural gas transportation system, from their humble beginnings delivering “town gas” to handling today’s complex urban infrastructure.

Benefits for Readers:

  • Knowing what goes on “behind” the City Gate
  • Understanding the many components required for local distribution pipelines to function properly
  • Learning how LDCs are managed and operated to assure continual supply
  • Comprehending the specialized design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of these systems



  1. How pipelines differ
  2. Two beginnings
  3. How pipelines work
  4. Components and equipment
  5. Natural gas transmission line operations
  6. Local distribution pipeline operations
  7. Liquefied natural gas
  8. Releases, leaks, and leak management
  9. Asset integrity
  10. Control systems and SCADA
  11. Design and engineering
  12. Construction
  13. Business models and expenditure decisions
  14. Challenges for the future


390 pages/Hardcover/6x9/2016
ISBN10: 1593703775

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