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Melbourne Research Seminar Showcases Broad Research Progress and Ongoing Collaborations.
The 16th Energy Pipelines CRC/APGA RSC research seminar was held in Melbourne on the 15th November 2017.
Over 50 members from the Energy Pipelines CRC research teams and the APGA RSC attended the biannual seminar which showcased updates on key Energy Pipelines CRC research projects as well as ongoing joint industry projects and contributions from other research organisations. All presentations were well received and generated large amount of discussion during the day.
An overview and demonstration of a developed in-situ corrosion monitoring sensor and its accompanying software was given for the first time at the seminar. The sensors versatility as well as plans for further development to provide more information and options to users was given and provided a clear roadmap going forward on what to expect from research in this area.
Richard McDonough from GPA Engineering discussed the results from a recent survey and industry workshop examining the hierarchy of controls interference protections within AS2885 in terms of their effectiveness as well as respondents ideas on how to improve them. The information from this survey and workshop has been complied into a final research project report which will be available shortly on the Energy Pipelines CRC website.
An update on a joint industry project with DNV GL on Fracture Control on CO2 transport pipelines was given by project leader Valerie Linton. The talk was well received with information being provided from a recent full scale fracture arrest test as well as an overview of Energy Pipelines CRC expertise in CO2 pipeline fracture mechanics.
Energy Pipelines CRC Seminars are complimentary to all APGA RSC member company employees and Energy Pipelines CRC researchers. If you have not attended one before it is well worth considering. These events give thorough updates on current research as well as the opportunity to network with other members. The next Energy Pipelines CRC/ APGA RSC Seminar will be held in Sydney on the 27th June 2018.
Recordings of all talks presented on the day will be available shortly on the Energy Pipelines CRC website members’ area. If you are a member of an APGA RSC member company and would like access to these presentations, please contact Matthew Byers.