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This article describes the failure characteristics of high-pressure long-distance pipelines. It discusses the causes of pipeline failures and the procedures used to investigate them. The use of fracture mechanics in failure investigations and in developing remedial measures is also reviewed.

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R.J. Eiber, J.F. Kiefner, 2002. "Failures of Pipelines", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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