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PPIM 2018 Contra LHS Skin JULY (call for papers)
TFAP 2018 Contra RHS Skin JULY (call for papers)
27 April 2016
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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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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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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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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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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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Tapex acquires Boddingtons

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

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16 March 2016
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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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16 March 2016
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Clock Spring: offering a unique pipe support repair solution

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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16 March 2016
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Advanced electrofusion systems from FRIATEC

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

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