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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 end users.

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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. While there is a history of hydrogen transportation by pipelines which demonstrates that it is feasible in general, these pipelines have been designed specifically for hydrogen. Future...

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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 opportunities for realizing a CO₂ neutral energy supply.

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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 package consists of a main specification, a data sheet LPMDS, a quality  supplementary requirement and an information supplementary requirement document. This set of documents reflects the views...

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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 Edition)”. Only 12 papers were shortlisted for the award from the total of nearly 300 papers presented at the conference. Our congratulations go to Andrew for this achievement and...

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Call for papers 22nd Joint Technical Meeting now open

The 22nd Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research is scheduled for April 29 - May 3, 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia hosted by the Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA). The meeting provides a forum for exchange on latest research activities and results for representatives of the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), Australian Pipelines& Gas Association and EPRG. The JTM takes place every two years and is restricted to representatives of the tripartite...

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PRCI – Call for Abstracts: 2019 Research Exchange

PRCI invites abstract submissions from operators and researchers demonstrating the value created from deployment and application of innovative research & development. The primary focus should be on completed PRCI research; however, we are looking to include quality research from all areas of pipeline operations from any operator or research organization.

Abstracts are sought for multiple thematic tracks:

  • Design, Materials, & Construction
  • Corrosion
  • Integrity & Inspection
  • Right-of-Way...
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Welcome to our new website!

A major overhaul to our website has been released this week. It is now fully mobile- and tablet friendly as well as compliant to European data protection regulations, and you're looking at it at this very moment. 

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