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August 2009

The annual Contractors' Directory features in this issue, cataloging major pipeline engineering contractors currently working internationally.  Alongside this are articles on pipeline inspection, corrosion control, flow management and coatings and linings. A regional report looks at pipeline activity in the USA and asks whether the global recession has had an impact on pipeline projects thus far.

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Pipeline News
Pipeline News

Where Does it Hurt?
Gordon Cope argues that the recession has not seriously incapacitated pipelines in the USA so far.

Contractors Directory
Contractors Directory

A Deep Discovery
Martin Connelly and Richard Freeman, Corus Tubes Energy Business, UK and Mark Cizek, Williams Field Services, USA.

Long Bores: A Match for HDD Machines?
Tara Deering-Hansen, Vermeer Corporation, USA.

Reaping the Benfits of Trenchless Techniques
Lutz zur Linde, Herrenknecht, Germany.

HDD: Making it Possible
Stephen Tait writing on behalf of Mears, USA.

Specified Surveillance
George Champey and John Rockstroh, Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc., USA.

The Right Way to Measure
Steffen Paeper, Daniel Molenda and Johannes Palmer, ROSEN Technology & Research Center, Germany.

Not you Average Weld
Steve Hudson, The Lincoln Electric Company, Australia.

Scada Success
Carlos Ricci, Invensys Process Systems.

A 'Keystone' Project
Joel Johnson, Welspun, USA.

Monitoring a Virtual Hazard
Matthew DeMeritt, ESRI, USA.

Pipeline Corrosion - An Evolution
Tat-Hean Gan, Graham Edwards, Malik Kayous and Bryan Bridge, TWI, UK.

Understanding and Accounting for Pipeline Corrosion Rates
J. Dawson, GE Oil & Gas, PII Pipeline Solutions, UK, and S. Kariyawasam, TransCanada Pipelines, Canada.

Looking at Caging Versus Welded Mesh
Frederik De Knijf, Betafence, Belgium.

The Forefront of Insulation
Rob Ashton, Dow Hyperlast, UK.

The Flow Data Factor
Allick McGillivray, TUV NEL, UK.

Tracer Technology
Steve Woolley, Tracerco, UK and Lee Robins, Tracerco Asia, Malaysia.

CFD: Helping to Assure the Flow
Alistair Gill, Prospect, UK.

Bypassing Challenges
Claudio Zanghi, Ghizzoni SpA, Italy.

Adaptable and Flexible
Alan Robinson and Alan Brown, Arc Energy, UK.

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