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    Pipeline Design

          The major steps in pipeline system design involve establishment of critical pipeline performance objectives and critical engineering design parameters such as: • Required throughput (volume per unit time for most petroleum products; pounds per unit time for petrochemical feedstocks); • Origin and destination points; •Product properties such as viscosity and specific gravity; •Topography of pipeline route; •Maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP); and •Hydraulic calculations to determine: •Pipeline diameter, wall thickness, and required yield strengths; •Number of, and distance between, pump stations; and •Pump station horsepower required. Safety Safety in pipeline design and construction is achieved by the proper design and application of the appropriate codes and system hardware components, as detailed…