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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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  • 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 sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry, and is led by former NFF President John Cotter. The commission was formally established in July 2013, at a time of rapid development of the CSG to LNG industry. The Government said that after operating for almost three years, it was “timely” to conduct a review of the GasFields Commission. It has appointed Bob Scott, a former Deputy Director-General in the former Queensland…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 on energy bills, says the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said Australian households consume almost equal amounts of gas and electricity, but the cost of gas per energy unit (petajoule) is considerably lower. “This is partly due to the relatively low cost of transporting natural gas through our large network of safe and reliable transmission pipelines,” Ms Cartwright said at the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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