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21 September 2017
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September 2017

September edition of Pipelines International now online

The latest edition of Pipelines International magazine is now available to be read online as a digital magazine.

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6 September 2017
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South & Central America

Upcoming IPLOCA events

IPLOCA Executive Secretary, Juan Arzuaga, outlines the association’s forthcoming events in 2017, including its Annual Convention taking place in Mexico City in September.

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19 June 2017
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Operations

PPIM 2017 marks 29th year with biggest show to date

The annual Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition 2017 was held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas, US. With its comprehensive conference program, 2017 marked the biggest year in the 29-year history of the event.

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19 June 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

A new look for the Clock Spring brand

Clock Spring has instituted a brand new corporate image, which included a series of executive appointments, also announcing at PPIM 2017 that it was working on its first product release since 2008.

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18 June 2017
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Oil

Protect pipelines from unauthorised withdrawals

Atmos International has developed an analysis service to protect pipelines from unauthorised withdrawals that can result in loss of product, costly repairs, and increase the risk of a catastrophic accident.

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18 June 2017
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North America

Accurate fatigue assessment for gas pipeline systems

BMT Fleet Technology explored the effects of fatigue on gas pipelines which, it says, must be understood and characterised correctly in order to prioritise the correct response to minimise the chance of it impacting the integrity of a system.

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18 June 2017
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North America

Best practices in pipeline integrity for gas pipelines

Pipeline operators are under severe financial and social pressure to avoid incidents that cause leaks of crude oil or natural gas. With regulators scrutinising pipeline projects, the reputation of the entire industry is at risk. This is why pipeline integrity must become the focus of discussion.

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16 June 2017
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Projects

Progress on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Work has begun on the 1,200 km Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is being constructed to meet the European Union’s demand for natural gas supply.

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16 June 2017
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Oil

Oil and gas operations in the North Sea

For decades, the North Sea has been one of the world’s most secure areas for global oil and gas production.

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16 June 2017
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Pigging and ILI

STATS Group provides pressurised isolation of trunkline

STATS Group was recently retained by a major oil producer in Saudi Arabia to provide the pressurised isolation of a 36 inch trunkline, which was the first piggable isolation of its type completed in the region.

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16 June 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Interview with SPX FLOW’s Jose Larios

Pipelines International speaks with SPX FLOW’s President of Power and Energy Jose Larios, who started in the industry more than 20 years ago.

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16 June 2017
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Pigging and ILI

Rosen makes the unpiggable, piggable

Rosen’s Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics Division has, for the first time, used an MFL-equipped robotic-propulsion unit to assess the condition of a vent line that was previously considered unpiggable.

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16 June 2017
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Risk management

June edition of Pipelines International now online

The latest edition of Pipelines International magazine is now available to be read online as a digital magazine.

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15 June 2017
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Valves & instrumentation

Pipelines International opens EOFY subscription sale

Subscribe before 25 June 2017 and receive a 10 per cent discount on a one-year subscription to Pipelines International.

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18 May 2017
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Oil

Steel pipe rehabilitation for further use after field operation or long-term storage

This paper discusses the procedure for rehabilitating large-diameter pipes in stationary in-plant conditions. The procedure was developed to rehabilitate steel pipe, after field operation or long-term storage, for further use in pipelines and other industrial and construction purposes.

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20 April 2017
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Oil

Turkey’s long road to becoming an oil and gas hub

Managing Associate Ozan Karaduman and Associate Direnç Bada of Istanbul-based law firm Gün + Partners examine Turkey’s journey towards becoming an oil and gas hub.

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6 April 2017
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Valves & instrumentation

STATS Group hot taps a solution

STATS Group recently completed a complex project for Takreer at Abu Dhabi International Airport, utilising the hot tapping and plugging method to replace 500 m of 10-inch jet fuel pipeline without interrupting production.

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23 March 2017
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South & Central America

March edition of Pipelines International now online

The latest edition of Pipelines International magazine is now available to be read online as a digital magazine.

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9 March 2017
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Risk management

BMT predicts geotechnical pipeline hazards

BMT Fleet Technology, in association with the PRCI and the US Department of Transport (USDOT), has developed advanced soil-pipe interaction design and assessment modelling tools that can predict geotechnical hazard events on pipeline infrastructure.

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8 February 2017
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Offshore

Simplifying the specification of the right quality of linepipe

The EEMUA (Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association) is renowned for publishing guidance notes, codes of practice, and specifications dealing with the design, construction, maintenance, and safe operations of engineering equipment and installations.

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11 January 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

The weight of the issue

Chelsey Reschke explains how Keymay Industries engaged Charter Coating Service to design a test protocol to assess the possible shielding effects of geosynthetic set-on weights.

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10 January 2017
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Pigging and ILI

Making the GRAID

In 2014 National Grid was awarded £5.7 million (US$6.94 million) by Ofgem through the annual Network Innovation Competition for its concept for a new-age pipe inspection device.

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28 December 2016
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From the magazine

Show us your stickers!

This photo submission comes from Dr Mike Kirkwood, the Transmission Market Segment Director for T.D. Williamson Middle East.

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28 December 2016
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Tracing the leak

Aegis 2K is an Italian company, established in 2000, that provides aboveground storage tanks (AST), underground storage tanks (UST), and pipeline integrity monitoring to the oil and gas industry.

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28 December 2016
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Offshore

Integrity evaluation of a 70-year-old veteran subsea pipeline

As a leading global provider of engineering and project management services and asset integrity, Penspen has implemented a series of methods to evaluate the integrity of ageing pipelines.

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28 December 2016
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From the magazine

Springing into action

Pipelines International sits down with Clock Spring COO Matt Boucher to discuss his company’s
long-term solution for permanent pipeline repairs, and the 10-year study that sets the company apart from its competition.

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