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How Allan Edwards’ universal steel sleeve manufacturing specification benefits the pipeline industry

By Chip Edwards, President of Allan Edwards, Inc. Full encirclement steel sleeves have been a popular repair solution for many years and are widely used by pipeline operators. Yet, despite their common acceptance and steady popularity, there is no universal manufacturing specification recognised or enforced by any pipeline industry regulatory body that governs the manufacturing of steel repair sleeves.
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A milestone anniversary for the ages

Growing from installing 10km of high-pressure pipeline from a gas field in the 1920s to becoming a leading global contractor in pipelines and associated facilities, Spiecapag is celebrating 100 years of constructing gas pipelines in 2023.
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Shaping the women of tomorrow

ERIAS Group’s Julie Crawford, Melanie Brown, and Luci David share their career experiences and how the APGA women’s leadership program has shaped them as leaders and inspired future trailblazers.
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Inspection solutions and their role in pipeline repurposing

Achieving ambitious climate policy goals will require significant investments in energy efficiency, renewables, new low-carbon technologies, and grid infrastructure. It will also necessitate the close integration of the electricity and gas sectors and their respective infrastructures. A decarbonised Europe will be based on an interplay between renewable electricity and renewable and low-carbon gases in an integrated energy system, all aimed at transporting, storing, and supplying all sectors with green energy to deliver a reliable and affordable transition to climate neutrality.
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TRACTO strengthens Prime Drilling partnership, delivers new machines

TRACTO Australia’s partnership with fellow German HDD manufacturer, Prime Drilling, has entered a new phase, moving from an agent to a distributor. The change coincides with TRACTO delivering two Prime machines to local contactors, backed-up by the company’s industry leading training, services, support and spare parts.
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Reinforcing gender stereotypes

By Margaret Gayen on behalf of the APGA WPF Advocacy Committee Women are irrational. Men pay on dates. Girls are just naturally better at caring. Boys like cars. Most of us would agree that the first two of these statements are problematic, but how many of us would casually accept the last two?
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Pipeliners have everything to gain from a net zero Australia

By David Norman, CEO of Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre A new study by three major universities shows the scale of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and water pipelines needed to achieve net zero. Australian pipeliners have everything to gain from the opportunities that decarbonisation will bring. Read More

APGA awards nominations open

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which recognises individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the pipeline industry in Australia.
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