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Pipeline researchers join international meeting in Australia

Around 160 of the world’s top pipeline researchers and engineers will gather in Brisbane this week to share their latest findings on the design, construction, operation and integrity of high-pressure petroleum transmission pipelines.

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association will, for the third time, host this important international forum that showcases some of the key technology developments in the worldwide pipeline industry, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said.

“Australia’s pipeline industry has a long history of investment in research that helps make our high-pressure gas transmission pipelines safer and more efficient,” Mr Davies said.

“Our unique conditions, with long distances to cover and a relatively small population, have meant we’ve had to develop our own Standard and conduct our own research because the kind of pipelines we build aren’t being built elsewhere.

”Through APGA’s Research and Standards Committee (RSC) we also join in a knowledge sharing agreement with the leading European and North American bodies: the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and the European Pipeline Research Group (EPRG). The three groups meet every second year to discuss their latest research at the Joint Technical Meeting.

“This sharing of knowledge benefits us all and helps ensure Australia’s gas transmission pipeline industry maintains its lead in public safety.”

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