This book presents the results of the research project G5055 'Development of novel methods for the prevention of pipeline
failures with security implications,' carried out in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, and
explores the lifecycle assessment of gas infrastructures. Throughout their service lives, pipelines transporting hydrocarbons
are exposed to demanding working conditions and aggressive media. In long-term service, material aging increases the risk
of damage and failure, which can be accompanied by significant economic losses and severe environmental consequences. This
book presents a selection of complementary contributions written by experts operating in the wider fields of pipeline integrity;
taken together, they offer a comprehensive portrait of the latest developments in this technological area.