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May 2017

The May issue of World Pipelines kicks off with a regional report covering the European economic climate and the status of oil and gas pipeline projects in the region. The issue also features articles covering several topics, such as pipeline coatings, machinery, as well as integrity and survey, which are accompanied by World Pipelines’ steels Q&A.


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A demand deficit
Europe is a major energy consumer, requiring vast oil and gas imports. Typically, this should result in extensive pipeline activities. However, Europe’s current economy has branded this unrealistic for the remaining decade. Dr. Hooman Peimani reflects on the region’s economic climate and summarises its ongoing pipeline projects.

Notes from a napkin in Shanghai
Elizabeth Nicholson, Matthew Bechberger and Patrick Yaremko, Cathodic Technology Ltd, Canada.

Coating solutions for microtunnelling
Pascal Collet and Wim Kardux, RKT International B.V, the Netherlands.

Remedies to maintain pipeline integrity
Jim Banach, Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc., Canada.

Improving ROA using modern technology
Page Tucker, Peter Forster and Carl Lashua, ProStar, USA.

Ensuring hazards don't cause havoc
Guillermo Eduardo Pinto Amaya, Iovann David Mendoza Guerra, Javier Alexander Acosta Cubillos and Orlando Botía Mercado (Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia), along with Michael Kasch and Thomas Rother (ILF Consulting Engineers, Germany).

Sound the alarm
Håkan Hansson, Axis Communications, Sweden.

Get it clean, keep it clean
Bob Long, U.S. Water.

Capturing critical data
Jason Rossback, Trimble, USA.

Providing an accurate measurement
Nicholas J. Clough and James McGinty, Orbital Gas Systems, USA.

Prefabricating in Malaysia
Nestor Gula, on behalf of Otto Arc Systems, Inc, Canada.

Sustaining safe welding operations
Borja Saíz Sánchez (Newtesol, Spain) and Jürgen Krüger (Polysoude, France).

World Pipelines' steels Q&A
Featuring Evraz North America, Canada, and Vallourec, France.

Never left to chance
Nadia Reicher, Protem, France.

Keeping an open mind
Todd Razor, Vacuworx, USA.

An auction to remember
Ian Malinski, Ritchie Bros., USA.

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