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September 2015

The September issue includes a regional review of Central Asia; the development, reparation and the rehabilitation of coatings for pipelines; focus on the South American oil and gas industry; and features on challenges of corrosion and welding skills.


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Contents

Central Asia: a strategy for expansion
Ng Weng Hoong discusses China and India’s plans for a long-term expansion of their global influence on the Central Asian states.

A safe way to store pipes
Bernadet Gijsbers, Dhatec, the Netherlands.

The bare necessities
Dr Shiwei William Guan and Keng Yew Chen, ShawCor, Canada.

Dogs, drones and detection
Mike Kirkwood, Ph.D., T.D. Williamson, USA.

A protective shield
Ana G. Cervantes, Polyguard.

Striking a balance
James Scott, Global Manager NDT Technical Development & Support, SGS.

Pulses and echoes
Jon Sharland, Tritex NDT, UK.

Proving pipeline samplers
Gary Potten, Cameron.

Switching levels
Drew Ruderman and Ryan Christie, Engineered Equipment Company of Alaska, and Steve Cox, Fluid Components International (FCI), USA.

The challenges of corrosion
Kjell Wold, Emerson Process Management, Norway.

CRA welding skills
Bradley Dial and Jared Proegler, CRC-Evans, USA.

Pipeline machinery review
World Pipelines' quarterly pipeline machinery focus featuring Doosan Construction Equipment.

Mexico: a balancing act
Carlos Huerta Durán, Ex Advisor to the Board of Directors of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

The Mexican wave
John Reed, Harkand, UK.

Negotiating growth in Colombia
Zulay Hankamer, Gaffney Cline & Associates, USA.

Cooper Bessemer: the past, present and future
Chuck Melcher and Randy Miller, GE Oil & Gas, Houston.

Keeping compressor stations online
Stuart Raynor, Emerson Process Management, UK.

Data management: product news
John Fletcher, Technical Support Manager, Elcometer Limited, UK.


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