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May 2012

The May issue offers a range of insight into some specialist pipeline topics, including hot tapping (T.D. Williamson, STATS); field joint coating (Borealis & KWH, Akzo Nobel, SICIM); and pipeline steels (Welspun, Tata, TRaC). Don’t miss the Russia regional report – essential reading for those interested in the question of energy security. Other articles of note are: Voith Turbo discusses gearbox technology; Maats presents a new bending machine; and Lincoln Electric discusses welding pipelines for sour service.

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Dependence on Russia deepens
As energy supplies around the globe look less reliable, Russia is seizing the opportunities to strengthen its position as a major oil and gas exporter. Dr Hooman Peimani reports.

Leading the field
Norbert Jansen, Borealis, Germany, and Kari Karjalainen, KWH Pipe Ltd (Technology), Finland.

Coated to perfection
Matt Fletcher, Linings Sales Manager and Adam Ovington, Worldwide Protective Coatings Marketing – International Paint, Akzo Nobel, UK.

The bond between the layers
Aldo Moscarella, SICIM, Colombia.

Sweet results from sour service
Scott Funderburk, Director – Global Marketing Pipeline Segment, The Lincoln Electric Company.

The advantages home
Günter Naujoks, Tracto-Technik, Germany.

Technology to tap into
George Lim, T.D. Williamson, the Netherlands.

Pipeline isolation without shutdown
Angus Bowie, Technical Director, STATS Group, UK.

A study of effects on yield strength in steel
Pankaj Mittal, Welspun Tubular LLC, USA.

The industry steels itself in face of future challenges
Richard Broughton, Commercial Manager, Pipelines and Petrochem, Tata Steel, UK.

Stressing the importance of stress analysis
Dr Peter J. Moir, CEng., FIMechE., Industry Consultant, UK.

Gearbox guide
Tome Stanic, Head of Business Development at Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH, Germany.

Transmitting the safety message down the line
Ian Laing, Managing Director, OPITO International, United Arab Emirates.

Navigating a sea of legislation
Dennis Keen, Principal Consultant of Penspen Integrity and The Penspen Group.

World Pipelines' machinery review
World Pipelines' machinery review featuring A.Hak Drillcon and Midwestern Manufacturing Company.

Straightening out all bending issues
Paul Waanders, International Sales Manager, Maats Pipeline Equipment, the Netherlands.

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