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June 2009

On this month's cover: Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd (PIH) is a contracting company specialising in the onsite application of anti-corrosion coatings, heat treatment and other support services during construction of onshore and offshore oil, gas and product pipelines. PIH has undertaken innovative research and development to provide practical solutions for field joint coating which resulted in an expansion from PIH’s traditional induction heating business, into diverse activities involving the site application of sophisticated pipeline joint anti-corrosion, thermal insulation and infill coating systems.


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Russian Relations
Ng Weng Hoong discusses Russia’s ties with the rest of the world, especially the nation’s strengthening relations with Asia and the Middle East.

Progressive Pigging
Vasant Patel, T.D. Williamson, India.

Alaska Disaster
Gordon Cope discusses the repercussions from Prudhoe Bay’s 2006 leak.

Pipeline Integrity: Out of the Box
Sebastian Pache, Geomagic GmbH, Germany.

Preventative Measures
Chad Haegelin, P.E., Hector Gonzalez, and Phil Meuret, NuStar Energy, USA.

Putting Gas Measurement to Work
Bill Morrow, Telvent, USA.

Looking to the Future
Eduard van Loenen, Yokogawa Global SCADA Centre, Japan.

Aiming for the Optimum
Kevin Webb, Energy Solutions International, Inc., USA.

A Simpler Configuration
Eric Schwantler, Control Microsystems Inc., Canada.

He Ain't Heavy
Dennis Hanson, Colfax Corporation, USA.

A Boost for Oil Extraction
Ian Anderson, Camcon Technology, UK.


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