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PPIM 2018 Contra LHS Skin JULY (call for papers)
TFAP 2018 Contra RHS Skin JULY (call for papers)
9 August 2016
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Mental health app for FIFO workers takes top honours at QMC Awards

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.

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28 March 2016
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QLD govt to review GasFields

The Queensland Government will undertake a review of the Queensland GasFields Commission. The GasFields Commission is an independent statutory body established to manage and improve…

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16 March 2016
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Public safety of high pressure natural gas pipelines in Australia: is all as well as it should be?

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.

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16 March 2016
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Shutdown success and safety recognition for Pipemech Australia

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.

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16 March 2016
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In conversation with Savitha Balu

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.

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16 March 2016
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Five tips for better compliance

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.

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16 March 2016
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Tapex supplies Fairwarning tape for the QCLNG Project

Construction of twin 540 km underground pipelines and a feeder pipeline network has created high demand for Tapex’s Fairwarning tape in Queensland.

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16 March 2016
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It’s better to be safe than sorry

With more than 50 years of experience in the pipeline industry, Worldwide Machinery and SUPERIOR Manufacturing constantly keep an eye on various facets of safety, especially for work with pipelayers and padding machines.

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16 March 2016
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New Miller Titanium welding helmets released

One of Australia’s leading welding supply companies, Welding Industries of Australia, has announced the release of the Miller Titanium range of welding helmets.

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16 March 2016
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Pipeline industry achievers recognised

The 2013 official Australian Pipeline Industry Association industry awards, presented by the Hon.Tom Koutsantonis MP at the APIA Convention in Adelaide, highlighted the cream of the crop of the industry’s high achievers.

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16 March 2016
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WA Chapter/YPF Technical Evening

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.

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16 March 2016
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APA Group – working together for zero harm

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.

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16 March 2016
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Addressing excavator safety on the construction site

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.

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16 March 2016
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Beyond the behaviour-based safety plateau

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?

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16 March 2016
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Fatigue and its relationship to roster cycle length

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.

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8 March 2016
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Safe, clean and low cost transmission for natural gas

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…

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10 February 2016
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Quest Integrity “˜Signals’ new software

Quest Integrity Group recently announced the availability of its new Signal Fitness-for-Service Version 4 software tool, developed to ensure the safety standards of fixed and rotating equipment.

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16 November 2015
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VIDEO: Spiecapag Lucas links the Eastern Goldfields to gas

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.

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12 November 2015
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Managing and identifying fatigue risk

A free seminar, run by TMS Consulting, will aim to give managers the tools they need to identify and address fatigue risk.

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13 October 2015
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Inspections underway on WGP

QGC operators working in small teams will inspect the 556 km Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline over the coming weeks.

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13 October 2015
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Inspections underway on WGP

QGC operators working in small teams will inspect the 556 km Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline over the coming weeks.

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13 October 2015
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Inspections underway on WGP

QGC operators working in small teams will inspect the 556 km Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline over the coming weeks.

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13 October 2015
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Inspections underway on WGP

QGC operators working in small teams will inspect the 556 km Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline over the coming weeks.

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5 October 2015
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Fatigue management study benefits widen

A major APGA-commissioned study into fatigue on a pipeline construction project has prompted development of a training course which has just been nationally accredited.

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5 October 2015
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Safety milestone reached for Spiecapag Lucas

The Spiecapag Lucas joint venture has achieved a significant milestone of 1 million manhours without a lost time injury (LTI) or medical treatment injury (MTI).

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5 October 2015
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Safety milestone reached for Spiecapag Lucas

The Spiecapag Lucas joint venture has achieved a significant milestone of 1 million manhours without a lost time injury (LTI) or medical treatment injury (MTI).

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