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Research Program 1 - Materials

More Efficient Use of Materials for Energy Pipelines

The overall aim of Research Program One is to lower the cost and extend the life of energy pipelines by using materials more efficiently and avoiding material-related problems that result in economic losses.

polesA focal point of the program is welds and welding techniques. A key goal of this focal point is to produce a user friendly industry tool for the prevention of weld metal hydrogen assisted cold cracking.

The program is also being used to support the use of higher strength steels by providing information and expertise regarding methods of manufacture, specification and joining.

Finally, the program has projects assisting with the specification of line pipe steels and the determination of the mechanical properties of the steel.

The Steering Committee overseeing RP1 is chaired by John Piper and the Program Leader is Professor Madeleine du Toit (University of Wollongong).


Key Program Areas

Weldability of Pipeline Steels
Weldability of Pipeline Steels:

Defining the safe operating envelope for welding to maintain high productivity levels whilst avoiding weld metal hydrogen cracking.

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High Strength Steels
High Strength Steels:

Supporting the use of higher strength steels for pipelines.

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Line Pipe Properties and Specification
Line Pipe Properties and Specification:

Developing the basis of specification of high strength pipeline steels.

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CEO's Update June 2018

CEO's Update June 2018

29-06-18

The middle of the year is always an extremely busy time for the Energy Pipelines CRC team

Where Are They Now? Former PhD Students

Where Are They Now? Former PhD Students

29-06-18

Former Energy Pipelines CRC Research Students have gone onto fulfilling and successful roles both in and out of the Australian Pipeline Industry

Industry Impact Highlighted At Sydney Seminar

Industry Impact Highlighted At Sydney Seminar

29-06-18

The 17th Energy Pipelines CRC/APGA RSC research seminar was held in Sydney on the 27th June 2018

Registrations Open  for  Final Research Conference

Registrations Open for Final Research Conference

29-06-18

The Final Energy Pipelines CRC Research Conference will be held on 9th-10th July at the Waurn Ponds Estate.

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