From 12 - 14 March 2018 the 13th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) and 2nd Pipe and Sewer Conference (pasc) attracted more attendees than ever before – 657 delegates from 54 different nations, delegations from 69 different pipeline operators, as well as 73 exhibitors joined the event.
Dr. Klaus Ritter, President of EITEP Institute, mentioned in his welcome speech that ptc is “proud that the conference was highly international from the beginning and that technical safety as well as operational efficiency were focal topics”. The keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Gerald Linke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, DVGW - German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water on ‘Safety first...for a second life’ highlighted that ‘life cycle extension’ (second life for pipelines) is possible if one follows design, operation, preparedness etc. from a high safety level.
Attendees benefitted from 2 dynamic panel discussions on ‘pipeline safety’ and ‘public awareness’; a robust programme of operators, constructors as well as technology and service provider’s presentations; 18 informational technical sessions with 100 presentations covering all aspects of life-time extension strategies for ageing and future pipeline projects; and several networking programmes at the traditional ‘Get-Together’ and special ‘Reception-Old Berlin’.
As usual, the platform has targeted key areas of all developments in the onshore and offshore pipeline industry – covering planning and design, construction, operation and maintenance. ‘Qualification and Recruitment’ has been also a topic in both conference and exhibition. Two seminars on ‘Inline Inspection’ and ‘Geohazards in Pipeline Engineering’ concluded the programme on the following two days. Additionally, two workshops have been fruitfully organised by the companies Krohne and DNV GL.
The joint conference and exhibition provided an unequalled occasion to network on a personal basis. 73 exhibiting companies from all over the world presented their solutions in the ptc exhibition hall where all conference breaks took place, affording more networking opportunities. A highlight of the exhibition was the presence of eye-catching stands from companies such as Pipeline Transport Institute (Transneft) and Rosen Group.
The winning photo of the ptc photo contest under the title ‘What is it like to work in the pipeline industry?’ has been awarded subsequent to the plenary session ‘Remarkable Projects’. Winners of the competition were Sonatrach Algeria and the coating company Denso GmbH and Denys.
Results of the ptc will be published for free on the conference event website.
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