This collected book is a prospect of the state-of-art views on current and strategic tasks in controlling technical status and integrity of gas transportation systems and support of their safe operation. It consists of 21 articles highlighting the research leads, new materials and techniques, perfection and optimization of technical and administrative management. Mostly, these materials have been manifested fi rst at the VIII International Conference “Gas Transportation Systems: Present and Future” (GTS-2019), which has taken place in the Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC backed by the Minenergo of Russia, the Minobrnauki of Russia, and the Russian Gas Society. The GTS-2019 participants have represented the Gazprom Group companies, pipe-rolling plants, manufacturers of materials, vendors of the repair, diagnostic and IT equipment, and educational institutions.
Revealed information could be interesting for wide range of researches and practitioners employed in petroleum, chemical and metallurgic industries. It will be also useful for students and postgraduates from correspondent universities (inter alia these materials could be applied for compilation of career progression programs).