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August 2008

On this month's cover: In 2008, Worldwide Machinery Pipeline Division provided Snelson with an SPD-450 padding machine for a project going from Gobblers Nob to Blacks Fork station, near Green River, Wyoming. This is project covered 100 miles of 30 in. pipe for Questar Pipeline, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Contents

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Editorial comment

Pipeline news
Pipeline news

Product news
Product news

Caspian conundrum
Gordon Feller considers pipeline development in the Caspian region, and the delicate balance of power in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

A dual drive
Jim Berry, Consultant, USA.

Optimising air fl ow
Sam Waes, Atlas Copco Portable Air Division, Belgium.

Intelligent detection
Jerry Worsley, Heidi Cooney & Richard Kluth, Sensornet, UK.

Keeping track
Lee Robins and Dan Benson, Tracerco, UK.

Sensing solutions
Paul Hughes, SensorTran, UK.

A good measure
Derrill Meyer, ABB Totalflow, USA.

Pipelines at risk
Gordon Cope discusses the real and growing threats to the security of pipelines worldwide, and outlines a range of actions for pipeliners in order to minimise the risks.

Modelling gas capacity
Dick Spiers, Energy Solutions International Ltd, UK; John Hegarty, Penspen UK and Déaglan Healy, Bord Gáis Éireann, Ireland.

Software: to buy or not to buy?
Peter Black, EnergySys, UK.

Double block performance
Mark Oliver, Oliver Twinsafe Valves, UK.

String testing for success
Red Paley, Sulzer Pumps, UK.

Screw pumps
Jeffery F. De Vaul, Leistritz Corporation, USA.

Valued valves
Peter Everett, H.S. Pipequipment, UK.


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