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April 27, 2017 / Klaas van Alphen
Category: Research Update 

New Research Reports April 2017

A listing of recently completed research reports is provided below.

Completed Reports on Energy Pipelines CRC website members’ area

Project RP6.3-10A: Pipelines Subject to Occasional Surface Loads – Phase II

  • Final report on the treatment of pipelines subject to vehicle and other external surface loads

Project RP6.3-06: Fluid Structure Interaction Model Development

  • Interim report on the development of a new fluid-structure interaction model during dynamic ductile fracture in gas transmission pipelines

Project RP1-06: Cracking in Polyethylene Pipelines

  • Interim report - investigation into the mechanisms and property changes that lead to wall failure in ageing polyethylene pipes

Project RP2-09C: Manufacturing processes for SCC resistance

  • Interim Report on X42 Texture and Residual Stresses characterisation

RP6.2-03: SCC Initiation - Phase II

  • Report on the effect of cyclic stress prior to SCC

Project RP4-23: Learning and decision making for improved process safety

  • Final report: the Rise of Defensive Engineering – Personal Liability Concerns and the Impact on Public Safety

Project RP1-04B: WMHACC of X70 Linepipe Steel

  • Progress Report: Investigation into the influence of welding parameters on the susceptibility of x70 linepipe steel to WMHACC during root pass welding with cellulosic consumables

Project RP2-16: Assessing coating integrity and CP efficiency of HDD pipelines

  • Experimental review of existing methods for assessing HDD pipeline coating integrity
The following research reports are currently out for industry review:

Project RP2-12: Cathodic Shielding and Corrosion under Disbonded Coatings

  • Report detailing laboratory testing and research results on corrosion under disbonded selected linepipe and field joint coatings.

Project RP2-13: Predicting pipeline failure through corrosion modelling

  • Literature survey report of corrosion data acquisition and analysis software worldwide.

Project RP2-14: Pipeline condition monitoring sensors

  • Report on field evaluation of data logging, analysis, and prediction models by comparing field and semi field testing results with model predictions.

Project RP6.3-11: Offshore Pipeline Decommissioning Guideline

  • Offshore Pipelines Decommissioning Guideline – Research Report

Project RP3-07: Construction Strain Demand on Coatings

  • Final report: evaluation of heterogeneous strain demands from construction practices

Project RP3-11: Gas Pipeline Blowdown (vent design and operation) – Project 1

  • Final report on studies A & B: Dispersion of natural gas during the blowdown over a flat and undulating terrain
  • Final report on studies C & D: Ignition potential and noise mapping 


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