An innovative app developed by Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) to gauge the mental health and wellbeing of its 900 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has been recognised by the industry at this year’s Queensland Mining Contractors Awards.Continue Reading
High pressure natural gas transmission pipelines are a vital part of Australia’s infrastructure, however, it appears that some of the engineering lessons of the past are not being followed today.Continue Reading
Pipemech Australia has successfully completed the upgrade of Scraper Station 4 and shutdown at APA’s Eastern Haul Project, and recently received recognition from Thiess for its safety performance during the construction of the Matilda John Compressor Station on the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.Continue Reading
A new initiative from the Western Australian Chapter and the local Young Pipeliners Forum committee has been the introduction of the technical evenings to the WA event calendar.
The November 2013 Technical Evening was held at Wolfe Lane bar in Perth.
After working as an engineer for 11 years, Savitha Balu has returned to university to complete a PhD at the Australian National University. Ms Balu recently spoke with The Australian Pipeliner about the research project she is involved in as part of her PhD, which looks at the hierarchical standing of technical experts and safety specialists within their organisation and examines whether they have any real decision-making power.Continue Reading
Compliance can be a very complex and daunting process for an organisation, particularly when there is no clear context, sound guidance or defined objectives. Continuity and Compliance Management Services provides a few tips for improving your organisation’s approach to compliance.Continue Reading
Construction of twin 540 km underground pipelines and a feeder pipeline network has created high demand for Tapex’s Fairwarning tape in Queensland.Continue Reading
In order to maximise management of health, safety and environmental issues, APA Group has implemented a new system that will help the company achieve its commitment to a zero-harm work environment within each of its various offices across the nation.Continue Reading
In their standard form, excavators are not presently equipped with crane-type instrumentation, and are therefore limited in their pipe lifting capacities, according to Plantmech.Continue Reading
So, you’ve got a safety management system with documented processes and procedures. You’ve implemented a behaviour-based safety program and involved all levels of the organisation, and after some initial success you’ve now got static safety performance. Does this sound familiar?Continue Reading
Roster design and work schedules, if poorly designed or managed ineffectively, are associated with a variety of psychosocial and physiological problems that can affect the health and well-being of workers. In the pipeline industry, fatigue is a key emerging variable which is becoming increasingly prominent in terms of management strategies and is one that demands attention.Continue Reading
Privately owned transmission infrastructure is delivering cleaner natural gas to households in Australia at less than half the cost of electricity, saving on emissions and…Continue Reading
As final testing goes ahead on APA Group’s Eastern Goldfields Pipeline, construction contractors Spiecapag Lucas have been commended across the industry for its work on the pipeline.Continue Reading