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May 2015

The May issue features articles on pipeline precommissioning, automatic welding and hot tapping. The regional focus is Africa and the Middle East and there are case studies form Polyguard, Canusa and Fotech.

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Pushing forwards
Amidst issues of security, political uncertainty and international conflict, Dr. Hooman Peimani looks at the status of pipeline projects in the Middle East and Africa.

Event focus: The information highway
Heinz Watzka and Dennis Fandrich detail the development of Europe’s biggest pipeline conference and introduce the topics on focus at this year’s event.

Essential preparation
Vibha Zaman, Lloyd’s Register Energy, USA.

Compatible pig designs
Dave Forster, Propipe, UK.

The benefits of bespoke
Glacier Energy Services’ Onsite Machining Director Sandy Smart.

End-to-end performance
Pratheep Rajan and Kulvinder Juss, Canusa-CPS, Canada.

Testing coating performance
Luc Perrad, Expartech and Polyguard Products representative in Brussels, Belgium.

The science behind corrosion
Dr. Martyn Wilmott, EVRAZ, USA.

Manual to automatic: welding shifts up a gear
Petras Sabalys, Chief Executive Officer, AB Kauno Dujotiekio Statyba, Lithuania, and Danny Thomassen, Director, Magnatech International, the Netherlands.

Keeping within the parameters
Geoffrey Barker, Lonestar Automated Welding, Australia.

A game-changing bond
Bill Atkinson, Tri Tool Inc., USA.

DAS: the leak detective
Chris Shannon, Chief Executive Officer, Fotech Solutions, UK.

A growing interest in KHIs
Eduardo Luna-Ortiz and Matt Healey, Xodus Group, Ross Anderson, Hydrafact Ltd, and Eyvind Sørhaug, Talisman Norge AS, Norway.

Hot tapping 101
Brian McKay, Topaz Inc., and Elaine Maruca, PLIDCO®, USA.

Keeping it simple
Amin Almasi describes the latest improvements in compressor control systems to ensure that compressors can be operated safely, reliably and efficiently.

World Pipelines' quarterly pipeline machinery review
Featuring: Fontijne Grotnes; LCS Cable Cranes; and Pettibone.

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