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APGA launches pipeline engineer competency standards

April 27, 2016 0

For the first time, Australia’s pipeline industry will be covered by a single engineering competency system that brings the onshore and offshore sectors together in…

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QLD govt to review GasFields

March 28, 2016 0

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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An old pipeline becomes new

March 16, 2016 0

Changes to the east coast gas grid and proposed new pipeline infrastructure in the Northern Territory has meant that one of Australia’s oldest pipeline systems, the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System, has recently completed works to modernise and make its flow bi-directional.

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Pipeline abandonment: what you need to know

March 16, 2016 0

Australia’s transition away from refineries to a reliance on imported crude oil and petroleum will lead to decommissioning associated infrastructure, including pipelines.

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In conversation with Ivi Cicak

March 16, 2016 0

Hailing from Geelong in Victoria, Ivi Cicak graduated with first-class honours in Mechanical Engineering from Deakin University. He spoke to The Australian Pipeliner about how he became an aficionado in stress corrosion cracking, and his work with the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre.

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Longford replacement starts rolling

March 16, 2016 0

One of the oldest pipelines in Victoria is nearing the end of its operational life, and plans are well advanced for the construction of a replacement pipeline to ensure supply continues uninterrupted.

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Innovations in gathering system development and big data

March 16, 2016 0

The emergence of large gathering systems in the last four to five years has created a non-linear cost increase that exhibits diseconomies of scale.

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Tremco continues to deliver

March 16, 2016 0

Family-owned and operated, Tremco Pipeline Equipment has been serving the Australian pipeline industry for 22 years.

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

March 16, 2016 0

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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Tests reveal a new benchmark in high-pressure butt-welding

March 16, 2016 0

Worldpoly’s Australian-made, high-pressure welding machine was recently independently tested by Dr John Scheirs of ExcelPlas Polymer Testing Services in Dalby, Queensland, where it displayed extremely impressive weld quality abilities, setting a new benchmark in today’s welding technology.

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Novel sensor to detect pipeline corrosion

March 16, 2016 0

Deakin University, in collaboration with the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre, has made progress on a new sensor to monitor corrosion related damage to pipelines.

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Pipe maintenance management made easy with PRJ

March 16, 2016 0

PRJ Australia has a number of products that solve maintenance management issues associated with lifting, supporting and retaining pipe.

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Make your hot tap procedure successful with WeldFit Hot Tap Tees

March 16, 2016 0

WeldFit Hot Tap Tees have been used successfully in thousands of hot tapping operations around the world. Consisting of full-encirclement fittings and weld-neck flanges, hot tap tees are designed and manufactured to ensure the integrity of the piping system.

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How to relocate a live gas transmission pipeline

March 16, 2016 0

In 2013 APA Group completed a unique project to relocate its Pilbara Energy Pipeline while it remained live, in order to make way for a new rail line that needed to be constructed as part of the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, located in Western Australia.

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Exciting US prospects for Aussie technology

March 16, 2016 1

The directors of Vortex Pipes Limited discuss their exciting new developments in the world of cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation, and their plans for expansion into the US market.

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Bredero Shaw introduces new category of line pipe coating that improves field joint bonds

March 16, 2016 0

Bredero Shaw, a division of ShawCor Ltd, has introduced a new onshore pipe coating product line that improves field joint bonds.

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Lokring fittings: no more hot work

March 16, 2016 0

Completing hot work such as welding during pipe installation and repair processes can pose major safety and cost issues for project managers. Lokring’s stainless and carbon steel fittings offer a weld equivalent pipe connection without requiring hot work to be done.

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The EPCRC and its forward focus

March 16, 2016 0

The Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre needs to determine its future direction in the coming years and consider the involvement of the industry in this process.

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How to isolate, ground and protect your pipeline

March 16, 2016 0

Savcor Products, in association with Dairyland Electrical Industries, provides a solution to the simultaneous need for isolation and safety grounding in the corrosion industry.

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Tapex acquires Boddingtons

March 16, 2016 0

Tapex has purchased Boddingtons Australasia from its United Kingdom parent Fiberweb.

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Independent pipeline supplies from iPipe

March 16, 2016 0

iPipe is an emerging market leader in pipeline servicing, technology and specialist equipment supply.

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Clock Spring: offering a unique pipe support repair solution

March 16, 2016 0

Pipeline defects and failures associated with pipe support locations is the subject of growing concern within refinery, terminal, petrochemical and offshore facilities. The Clock Spring Pipe Support provides a unique solution to these problems.

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Advanced electrofusion systems from FRIATEC

March 16, 2016 0

FRIATEC AG has responded to the growing polyethylene electrofusion market with its vacuum loading saddle connections and damage repair patches.

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Sparking inspection and developing plastic welding

March 16, 2016 0

Representing the latest in plastic welding and spark testing equipment, Plastral Pty Ltd is at the forefront of a number of developments in the pipeline industry with Leister Technologies, Rimo and Buckleys.

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Liquid pipe coating failures during hydrostatic pressure testing

March 16, 2016 0

With the increasing use of liquid coatings on field joints, an emerging issue is that of cracking defects in the coating during hydrostatic pressure testing of the pipeline. Specialty Polymer Coatings conducted a series of tests to examine the performance of its liquid coating SP-2888 when subjected to hydrostatic pressure testing.

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