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    M17 Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Hydrants, Fifth Edition

    This utility operations manual provides drawings and approved procedures for fire hydrant design, installation, and operation and maintenance practices. It traces the development of the different styles and contains detailed instructions for testing. Definitions, diagrams, and record-keeping tips are included as well as easy-to-follow flow-testing ...

  • Application of 2-1/4 Cr-1 Mo Steel for Thick-Wall Pressure Vessels

    Presents a state of the art for design and construction of ultra thick pressure vessels for coal liquefaction and for petroleum refining processes subjected to similar conditions. This publication is divided into five subject categories: • Overview of Properties of 2-1/4 Cr-1Mo Plates and Castings • Design Consideration in Application of ...

  • API RP 572 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    This recommended practice (RP) covers the inspection of pressure vessels. It includes a description of the various types of pressure vessels (including pressure vessels with a design pressure below 15 psig) and the standards for their construction and maintenance. This RP also includes reasons for inspection, causes of deterioration, frequency and ...

  • Oil, Water, and Climate: An Introduction

    Today’s oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. Climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the excelerated exploitation of our natural resources. Therefore, anxieties over energy, water, and climate ...

  • API RP 575 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    This document provides useful information and recommended practices for the maintenance and inspection of atmospheric and low-pressure storage tanks. While some of these guidelines may apply to other types of tanks, these practices are intended primarily for existing tanks that were constructed to API Spec 12A or API Spec 12C, and API Std 620 or ...

  • The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoia

    The plant fossil record provides evidence that the genus Metasequoia was widely distributed and experienced a wide range of climatic and environmental conditions throughout the Northern Hemisphere from the early Late Cretaceous to the Plio-Pleistocene. Today the genus is limited to one species with approximately 5,000 mature individuals growing in ...

  • Macrophytes in Aquatic Ecosystems: From Biology to Management

    Macrophytes and macrophytes ecology have gained an added importance with the introduction of, and legal requirement to implement, the European Water Framework Directive. This reflects the valuable role that aquatic plant communities play in assessing the ecological status of water bodies. Significant changes in the status and general abundance of ...

  • Polar Oceans from Space

    The book presents a wealth of material about the polar oceans, more specifically the ice-covered areas and peripheral seas. It provides a detailed history of the changing climate of the polar oceans as observed by satellite sensors in the last three decades. The satellite research data show spatial distributions of surface temperature, sea ice, ...

  • A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

    The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the ...

  • Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    We are creating a bubble economy an economy whose output is artificially inflated by drawing down the earth's natural capital.Each year the bubble grows larger as our demands on the earth expand. The challenge for our generation is to deflate the global economic bubble before it bursts.Throughout most of human history, we lived on the earth's ...

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