EPRG – European Pipeline Research Group

We address issues of common interest concerning the technical integrity of oil & gas transmission pipelines, in the areas of pipe manufacture, pipeline design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Extreme environments

How our research benefits products in challanging environments


We conduct fracture tests ourselves

Pipe damage

How we adress the main causes for defects of piplines

Welding & Inspection

Our research in the fields of welding and inspection

Emerging Fuels Research Group

Joining forces between industry stakeholders is a critical element to support the ambitious goals of the energy transition. The complexity of the task directs the industry towards collaborations to make best use of limited global resources in research and development. Therefore, the Tripartite Group has...

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EPRG has come together to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in Munich in December

Initially formed to bring the manufacturers and the operators together to collaborate on the issue of propagating fracture it has developed into leading European organisation covering all aspects of pipeline integrity and safety.

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23rd Joint Technical Meeting (JTM)

Preparations for the 23rd Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) on Pipeline Research are proceeding well.

The Event was originally planned to take place in 2021 but was postponed due to the global pandemic.

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Hydrogen Pipelines - literature study on design and material challenges available for download

There is considerable, and growing, interest worldwide in the use of hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas in energy systems. In particular a combination of new build pipelines with the existing gas pipeline transport and distribution network is seen as a means of moving hydrogen from production points to...

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Special Session on Hydrogen Pipelines - Call for Papers and Invitation

Within only a few years, the energy transition has become a global phenomenon which affects and will continue to have a large impact on the energy supply structure. One of the goals is to meet Net-Zero Green House Gas emissions across the industry by 2050. Hydrogen is one of the megatrends to reach this goal....

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As a result of the Paris Climate Agreement countries are increasingly looking to switch to renewable energy sources and away from fossil fuels for their energy needs. It is here that hydrogen can play a key role in an affordable, sustainable and reliable energy supply. The usage of hydrogen can provide new...

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Background to the development of EPRG CVN Testing of HFW Welds Guidelines

High Frequency Welding (HFW) is a well-established pipe manufacturing process that has many advantages including low cost and excellent dimensional control.  Pipes produced by HFW are routinely used for high integrity applications such as offshore reel-lay.

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IOGP S616 package

IOGP S616 package is a specification  which aims at  defining a minimum common set of supplementary requirements for procurement of line pipe to API Specification 5L 46th Edition 2018 (including Errata 1 2018) and ISO 3183 4th Edition 2019 for application in the petroleum and natural gas industries. The...

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EPRG as finalist for "Best Paper" award at ASME International Pipelines Conference

A paper presenting recent EPRG research was a finalist for the “Best Paper” award at the recent ASME International Pipelines Conference in Calgary, Canada. Dr Andrew Cosham of Ninth Planet Engineering presented a paper entitled “The EPRG Recommendations for Crack Arrest Toughness for Line Pipe Steel (Third...

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