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January 2012

The January issue of World Pipelines features a North American pipelines round-up, and a host of articles on defect measurement, crack growth, inline inspection and weld testing. It also includes articles on right-of-way management, tube and pipe manufacture, and pipeline machinery.


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Contents

Rays of hope
The pipeline landscape is changing as old conventional deposits deplete and new sources emerge. Gordon Cope guides us through the latest in the North American pipeline industry.

Forever young
Erik Broesder,?Stopaq b.v., the Netherlands.

Slow crack growth: in the spotlight
Linda Havermans, Rainer Kloth, Lada Kurelec and Rudy Deblieck, SABIC, the Netherlands.

Welds: on our wavelength
Steven Mims, Applus RTD, USA, and Mark Campbel, Applus RTD, UK.

Replacing radiography
Neil Hankinson, Phoenix Inspection Systems, UK.

Sizing things up
Jeff Sutherland, Chief Engineer, Canada, Justin Pearce, COE Leader, Magnetics, Martin Bluck, Product Manager, UK, and Eric Quick, Regional Sales Manager (USA), of PII Pipeline Solutions, a GE Oil & Gas and Al Shaheen joint venture.

Verifying material integrity
Jason Matocha, T.D. Williamson, Inc., USA, and Michael Fraser and Geoffrey Polacek, El Paso Corp., USA.

Routes for results
Mark Nussbaum, Mustang Engineering, USA.

Pipeline routing protocol
Nick Teear, Mechanical Team Leader at Mott MacDonald, UK.

Taking vacuum lifting to the next level
Brendan Boelema, Vlentec, the Netherlands.

Laurini Officine Meccaniche, Italy

Preparing for the test of time
Kamran David Fatehi, Operations Manager, Exova.

Subsea valves, in depth
Pieter Kok, Global Market Manager, Upstream, Oil & Gas, Tyco Valves & Controls.


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