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  • APGA: industry well placed for hydrogen rollout

    The Australian gas industry’s public safety record displays the country is well placed to facilitate the development of hydrogen, according to a prominent industry body.

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  • Chevron contracts Aker for high-tech FEED

    Aker Solutions will undertake front-end engineering and design (FEED) of an Australia-first subsea compression station for the Gorgon LNG Project.

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  • EnergyQuest: LNG imports “urgently needed”

    EnergyQuest says southern Australian states need a new source of gas supply which can only be provided by LNG import projects.

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  • NZ set for first hydrogen energy facility

    New Zealand will build its first hydrogen production and refuelling facility next year.

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  • Jemena: believe the hype about hydrogen

    Hydrogen has the potential to shape and help secure Australia’s energy needs, according to Jemena Managing Director Frank Tudor.

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  • Jemena launches Australia’s largest renewable gas project

    Australia’s largest renewable gas trial, being developed by Jemena and co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), could result in homes and businesses in Sydney using green gas in as little as five years.

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  • WA Renewable Hydrogen Council holds first meeting

    The Western Australian Government’s new Renewable Hydrogen Council met for the first time last week.

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  • APGA supports hydrogen Roadmap

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the release of a report from the CSIRO regarding the pathway to developing hydrogen in Australia.

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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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  • Gas leakage detection revolutionised

    The need to detect gas leaks as early as possible coupled with advances in infra-red gas detection equipment prompted APA’s South Australian Networks Engineering team to conduct a review of available gas leak survey equipment. APA conducts five-yearly gas surveys for all of the gas pipelines that it operates within the Adelaide and regional South Australian distribution networks. This includes approximately 7,700 km of predominately steel and polyethylene mains, 90 per cent of which are located under council footpaths with 10 per cent under roads. A number of different companies were invited to demonstrate their infra-red laser detection products to…

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  • Straight down the middle: centralising pipe systems

    The systems are now used extensively in production well completion, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), rock bolt and anchor centralisation and trenchless pipeline installation. Manufactured from high grade thermoplastic, kwik-ZIP products are used and recommended by pipeline and civil contractors, commercial plumbing companies, water authorities, water well drillers, and international engineering firms. The use of kwik-ZIP products also helps contractors to comply with the numerous regulations that require casing centralisers or pipe spacers, including wastewater and sewerage codes and water well construction standards. The company has developed a multiple-industry series of models that handle casing, bar and pipe diameters from 18-1600…

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  • Vapour phase corrosion emitters explained

    The Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) emits vapours that form a monomolecular protective coating on internal metal surfaces. This coating protects critical, complex and expensive electronic equipment from corrosion initiation during operation, shipping or storage. Three products from Cortec provide long-term protection against corrosion in the presence of adverse conditions including salt, moisture, airborne contaminants, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, and others. VpCI-101 will protect cabinets or tool boxes of up to 1 cubic foot (28 litres) VpCI-105 will protect cabinets or tool boxes of up to 5 cubic feet (142 litres) VpCI-111 will protect cabinets or tool boxes up…

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