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January 2013

We begin the year with a substantial issue: with articles on leak detection, pipeline pigging and process instruments. Three welding case studies make for some interesting reading, and our regional report focuses on the UK gas industry.

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Natural gas: leaping forwards in 2013
Peter Hardy, Head of Technical Services, The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM), UK, looks at the thriving role of natural gas in the UK’s energy future. 

Off-piste pigging
René Landstorfer, Gottsberg Leak Detection GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

Safety by soundwaves
Gregory A. Neethling, Technology Manager, Gassonic/General Monitors, USA, and Martin T. Olesen, Managing Director, Gassonic, Denmark.

Getting their hands dirty
William Petrea, PPS Sales Manager, Baker Hughes, USA.

Linking data to get the full picture
Janet Sinclair, Executive Director, the PODS Association, USA.

The freedom of integrity management
Layne Tucker, Echo-Shield, USA, Gordon Hockridge, Echo-Shield, Canada, Patrick J. Sweeney II, ODIN RFID, USA, Andre Cote, Omni-Id, USA, and Ron Baker, Altec Inspection, Canada.

Understanding the risks
Elizabeth Stephens, Head of Credit & Political Risk Analysis, JLT Specialty Limited.

The circle of life
M. J. Fletcher, CE, Delta Consultants, UK.

The highway to success
Chris Penniston, Welding & Materials Engineer, RMS Welding Systems, Canada.

Putting on a big production
Jose Lorenzo Macias, Dyna-Torque Technologies, Inc., USA.

The science of art and measurement
Edd Moller, Survey Support Group Manager at Sonardyne International Ltd., UK.

Precision detector for positive material identification
Kenneth L. Smith, Olympus-Innov-X Canada, USA.

Reducing the friction
Cecil Bond Kyte, CEO, STWA, USA.

Magnetic solutions
Amin Almasi, Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer, WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd, Australia.

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