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November 2013

The November issue includes an in-depth study of West African pipelines, plus features on corrosion protection and automatic welding. We also cut a swathe along the offshore pipeline industry, with articles on pipelaying vessels, pipeline stabilisation and underwater operations.


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Contents

West Africa’s thriving economies
Ng Weng Hoong explores some of the world’s fastest growing economies in West Africa’s oil-rich states.

Managing the offshore boom
John Morris, Arc Machines, UK.

Exceeding standards: machine maintenance
Scott Skrjanc, The Lincoln Electric Company, USA.

Choosing a sufficient coat
Richard Norsworthy and John Strong, Polyguard Products, Inc., USA.

Test methods: improving results
Lynda Barron, Exova, UK.

Cathodic shielding: absorbing the details
Robert Buchanan, Canusa-CPS, Canada.

Can't stop the music
Joshua Duell and Frank Dum, T.D. Williamson, USA.

IPLOCA
Washington, D.C., USA, provides an inspirational backdrop for the 47th annual IPLOCA convention.

A new era of offshore services
Bart Ledoux, Project Engineer for the Offshore Department, Jan De Nul Group, Luxembourg.

High-tech vessels
Andrea Intieri, Business Development Manager, Saipem, Italy.

Subsea opportunities: the developing IRM market
David Kerr, Harkand, UK.

A vital link in the subsea industry
Chris Charman, International Marine Contractors Association, IMCA, UK.

Developing underwater skills
The Underwater Centre, UK.

A world of welding
Preview of FABTECH 2013.

Pipeline isolation
Paul Shillito, Engineering Director at Oliver Valves, UK.


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