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APGA launches pipeline engineer competency standards

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

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

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

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

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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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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Longford replacement starts rolling

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

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

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

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The EPCRC and its forward focus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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An Australian-first for HDD intersect technology

In mid-2011 Coe Drilling was awarded the horizontal directional drilling crossing contract on the Curtis Island Water and Trade Waste Infrastructure Project, which involved the first use of horizontal directional drilling intersect technology in Australia. In September 2013, Coe Drilling was recognised for its work on the project at the Australasian Society of Trenchless Technology International No-Dig Down Under 2013 event, where it won the Project of the Year 2013 Award and the New Technology Award.

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Pipeline, Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition

The Pipeline, Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition is the industry’s only forum dedicated exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection as well as pipeline integrity evaluation and repair, and will be held from 10-13 February 2014 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Pipeline researchers head to Ostend

The Pipeline Technical Conference is held on average every four years and is one of the leading international pipeline technology conferences. In 2013 Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre research students YouYou Wu, Bradley Davis and Alhoush Elshahomi, Nacap Executive Manager Engineering Wahid Roshan, and industry advisor Leigh Fletcher had the honour of presenting their work at the 6th Pipeline Technical Conference, held from 7-9 October 2013 in Ostend, Belgium.

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Have a corrosion headache? Take a pill

Cortec’s team of chemists and engineers has released an “˜anti-corrosion’ pill called the Cor-Pak® Tablet to protect metals within a package.

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Tapex acquires Boddingtons

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

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Independent pipeline supplies from iPipe

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

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