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October 2008

On this month's cover: Branded with the ASTEC© name, the self-contained DD-9014 is compact and will excel in hard-to-reach jobsites, and is capable of enough mechanical muscle to provide fi eld proven performance in the toughest of trenchless applications. Th e DD-9014 is equipped with a Caterpillar® 230 HP (171.1 kW) C-6.6 Tier III Diesel Engine, and provides 40 t of maximum thrust/pullback. Th e DD-9014 is engineered, manufactured, and made available from American Augers.


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Contents

Comment
Editorial comment

Pipeline news
Pipeline news

Pipeline equipment
Pipeline equipment

Pipeline activity: a global round-up
Dr. Hooman Peimani reviews international pipeline activity in 2008.

Joint development: joint success
World Pipelines interviews Richard Scott, Vice President and General Manager of 3M's Corrosion Protection Products Division.

The virtual pipeline
Andrew Wilde, Germanischer Lloyd, UK.

Laser success
Gary Carson, Equamark Inc.,USA.

The inside track
Dr. Sunil M. Tembe and Pranav Purani, Berry Plastics Corrosion Protection Group, India.

A preferred principle of detection?
Steve Forrest, Honeywell Analytics, Switzerland.

Getting closer to the asset
David Newton, TradeCapture Inc., USA.

Reimagining repairs
Dr. Paul Hill, Furmanite, UK.

Three 'R's for corrosion inspection
Jim Costain, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, USA.


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