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August 2018

The August issue showcases our annual Contractors’ Directory: featuring oil and gas pipeline contractors and their work all over the world. Also in the August issue: two reports looking at pipelines in Europe; features on equipment safety and trenching; and technical articles on pig location and tracking.

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The future of Europe's pipelines
Marion Erdelen-Peppler, European Pipeline Research Group, Germany, offers a unique look at the European pipeline grid and outlines the challenges facing the pipeline industry in Europe.

A central communicator
Jens Focke, BIL eG, Germany, emphasises the important need for a centralised pipeline enquiry system.

Safety conscious construction
Dawn Otero, PipeLine Machinery International, USA.

Making safety a habit
Jack Barbera and John Barbera, Barbco Inc., USA.

Contractors’ directory

Crossing with care
Denis Pellerin and Atef Khemiri, Horizontal Drilling International, France.

Electrified drilling
Simon Herrenknecht, Herrenknecht, Germany.

Technology in uncharted territory
Len Krissa, Enbridge Inc., Canada and Christophe Baete, Elsyca nv, Belgium.

Ensuring coating integrity for HDD applications
Dr. Somaieh Salehpour and Aaron Geiger, Shawcor, Canada; and Ron Raphoon, NRI, USA.

Spike testing for integrity
Brent A. Vyvial, Stress Engineering Services, Inc., USA.

Steps for successful isolation
Tim Hurley, GPT Industries, USA.

How do you solve a problem like black powder?
Tony Joynston, Eclipse Magnetics Ltd, UK.

Tackling corrosion problems in pipelines
Rolf Nyborg, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway.

A benchmark for safety
Helena Seelinger, NACE International Institute, USA.

Pig tracking superpower
Gary Anderson, T.D. Williamson, UK.

Follow the tracks

Tracking the passage of pigs
Jason Farque, CDI, USA.

Plotting the pace of pigs
Dr. Aidan O’Donoghue, Pipeline Research Limited, UK.

Ultrasonic, ultraefficient
Joao Vieira, JES Pipelines, Singapore.

A platform for change
Vincent Saling, SiRFULL Technology, France.

Next issue: September 2018

Subsea inspection
Pipeline drones
Composite coatings
Welding & pipe connections
Leak detection
Pipeline steels Q&A
Compressor stations
Pipeline machinery review

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