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A Keystone conversion

TransCanada is undertaking an innovative, cost-competitive way to accommodate the expected growth in Canadian crude oil production during the next decade. The Keystone Pipeline project not only involves the construction of a 2,592 km oil pipeline but also the conversion of an 864 km existing natural gas pipeline.

Developments in steel pipeline coating systems

By Chanchal Dasgupta, Application Marketing Manager, Borouge (India) Pvt Ltd

Steel pipelines are used all over the world for cross country transport of natural gas, crude oil, water, petrochemical and petroleum products at high pressures over long distances. These pipelines are protected against corrosion by external coating systems and cathodic protection.

South East Asia: Emergency pipeline repair equipment sharing

Natural gas pipelines are important energy infrastructure in South East Asia, supplying close to 60 per cent of the total natural gas production in the region. As such, it is essential that gas companies operating in the area co-operate to maintain the integrity of South East Asian pipeline systems.

ExxonMobil cuts welding costs

ExxonMobil UK is using Lokring connections at its refinery in Fawley, United Kingdom. Here, the company details how the system has been so successful.

Vacuworx lifts the safety standard

The contractor of today is faced with many challenges and safety on the job has become a major global concern. With a decade of experience, Vacuworx’s newest release, the compact MC3 lifter, has combined safety with versatility.

Padding out pipelines with the ALLU D Series

Finnish company ALLU has launched the ALLU D screening bucket, designed with features specifically to suit certain terrains.

ELiTE vacuum pipe lifters go electric

Schoenbeck GmbH has introduced additional models into its vacuum pipe lifting program – the ELiTE 12 and ELiTE 16TE.

Spy Jeepmeters sound the alarm

The Spy Jeepmeter range has been developed to take the mystery out of holiday detectors, ensuring accurate readings in an often unpredictable environment.

IPLOCA – a pipeline odyssey

The 42nd Annual International Pipeline and Offshore Contractor’s Association (IPLOCA) Convention attracted 613 delegates from 35 countries, from 29 September to 3 October 2008, in Athens, Greece. Georgina Day from McConnell Dowell reports.

Dressta uplifted over the SB-60 BP Pipelayer

Dressta’s new SB-60 BP is based upon the standard SB-60 pipelayer with the added benefit of a hydraulically operated supporting boom prop, providing contractors specialising in pipe maintenance, repair and rehabilitation the ability to safely support the required sections of pipe.

CRC-Evans celebrates 75th year

Pipeline equipment and services company CRC-Evans is celebrating its 75th anniversary, while also honouring the innovation and spirit of the pipeline industry.

4th Asian Pipeline Conference and Exhibition exceeds expectations

More than 150 participants from 11 countries converged at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 19 – 20 November 2008 to explore the theme of ‘Managing Risks – Meeting Expectations.’

1991 – 1992: Building the Kutubu Oil Pipeline in PNG

By Barry Wood

Construction of the Kutubu Petroleum Development Project Export System, in Papua New Guinea (PNG), was truly an international project, with work carried in many parts of the world.

New Midwestern sideboom attachment

A long-time leader in design and manufacture of high quality hydraulic sideboom attachments, Midwestern Manufacturing of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has announced the completion of field testing of its newly-engineered 200,000 lbs sideboom attachment for a Caterpillar D9H tractor body.

Spain hosts Pipeline Industry Day

On Monday, 23 April 2007, Caterpillar® Global Pipeline (CGP) and PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) hosted the first ever Pipeline Industry Day at the Caterpillar Demonstration and Learning Center in Malaga, Spain.

PipeLine Machinery and Caterpillar team up on sale into China

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has delivered twenty Caterpillar 320D excavators and four D7G tractors to Langfang, China, for China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) projects.

CRC-Evans introduces BendPLUS & tandem technology

CRC-Evans is introducing new technologies that make pipe bending more accurate and faster, even in challenging conditions.

IPC/IPE 2006: The world gathers in Calgary

Members of the pipeline industry from around the world gathered in Calgary from 25 – 29 September for the 2006 International Pipeline Conference and Exposition. The Australian Pipeliner’s Editor Scott Pearce attended and filed this exclusive report.

Biodiesel via pipelines in US first

Biodiesel was recently transported for commercial purposes via pipeline in a United States first by the Plantation Pipe Line Company.

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