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New ISA book explores the complex requirements for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 February 2017) -The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces it has published a new book that explores the complex requirements-in regulatory oversight, risk assessment, monitoring technology and methodology, operating reliability, and stakeholder cooperation-for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety.

"While petroleum pipelines have long been established as the most logical and efficient method of transporting petroleum, it's essential that they operate as reliably and safety as possible," emphasizes Edward Farmer, PE, the author of Detecting Leaks in Pipelines and the owner and president of a company that manufactures pipeline leak detection solutions. "Ensuring safe day-to-day operation, however, depends on achieving goals and assessing performance across a range of vital areas, including planning, risk management, preparation, monitoring and response."

Farmer says he wrote the book to bring clarity to "the role of petroleum in society; the process of making its production, transportation, processing and use as safe and clean as possible; the methods available to analyze and assess the effectiveness of risk-mitigation methods; and the selection and deployment of the technology and equipment required to monitor for safe and beneficial operation.

"In addition," he submits, "there is an opportunity for greater synergy among the spectrum of petroleum stakeholders: regulators, operators, equipment and support suppliers, and consumers. Hopefully, my treatment of this important subject will enhance utility, improve return-on-investment, and provide even greater safety."

To purchase a copy of Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here.

For more details, read the informative author interview

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the new book as well a more detailed overview of its content, read the Q&A feature with author.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).