Pipelines & Process Piping

Pipelines & Process Piping

Straight-up answers for your most complex pipeline and process piping problems

Exponent provides scientific and engineering consulting for pipeline and process piping construction, integrity management, and failure analysis.

Multidisciplinary expertise in pipeline integrity management, risk assessments, planning initiatives, and failure analysis.

Pipelines and process piping are one of the safest, most energy-efficient means of transporting fluids and gases — but when pipes leak or rupture, they can cause extensive property damage and impact the health and lives of communities.

Exponent brings a multidisciplinary approach to developing solutions for client issues involving pipelines and process piping — ranging from quarter-inch tubing to 36-inch diameter crude oil pipelines to 20-foot-diameter concrete water distribution pipelines. Our experience with pipelines and processing piping also spans multiple applications, including petrochemical process piping and components, asbestos concrete pipes, municipal water lines,  gas transmission and distribution systems, and pump and compressor stations.

Exponent is regularly retained internationally by Fortune 500 manufacturing and petrochemical companies, utilities, pipeline owners and operators, insurers, and capital project lending organizations for our unparalleled commitment to science, research, objective insights, and solutions grounded in science-based evidence and methods.

Whether taking a proactive approach to piping or pipeline planning, investigating failures, or resolving project disputes, Exponent provides onsite evaluations, as well as remote consultations for all pipe-related issues.  

Summary of Services

For 50+ years, we've thrived on solving unstructured problems that require bespoke solutions. Some of our services include:

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.