**Synopsis**

A practical handbook for engineers, technicians, and others involved in designing and operating pipelines to transport liquids, primarily in the petroleum, water, and process industries. It does however include chapter-end problems, with selected answers appended, to facilitate its use as a college textbook. Arizona-based engineering and computer consultant Menon presents liquid pipeline hydraulics as it applies to the transportation of liquids through pipelines in a single-phase, steady-state environment. He discusses such factors as various properties of liquids, the concept of pressure, friction, and calculating the energy required to transport liquid from one point to another through a pipeline. The formulas for such calculations he presents and describes without using calculus or complex mathematical methods, and certainly does not wander away from the practical aspects to explain how they are derived.

**Table of Contents**

1 Introduction 1

2 Properties of liquids 4

3 Pressure drop due to friction 32

4 Pipe analysis 65

5 Pressure and horsepower required 74

6 Multi-pump station pipelines 110

7 Pump analysis 122

8 Pump station design 155

9 Thermal hydraulics 169

10 Flow measurement 186

11 Unsteady flow in pipelines 201

12 Pipeline economics 214

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