Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fracture control

I realised recently that my understanding of pipeline fracture control had become out of date; in fact it was probably never up to date.  Fracture control is a difficult topic.  The main concepts are deceptively simple but as soon as … Continue reading

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Safety culture research projects

I have written before about the safety culture research program of the Energy Pipelines CRC but it’s worth expanding on that a little, not least because last time I didn’t go into any specifics about the actual research projects.  Below … Continue reading

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SMS Forum, 16 May 2012

For anyone who might have been wondering about the SMS facilitators’ forum that was foreshadowed a few months ago, it will be held in Brisbane on 16 May which is the day before the APIA Brisbane Seminar.  Some suggested topics were … Continue reading

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Interpretation of Standards

From time to time Standards Australia receives requests from people in the industry for guidance on interpretation of AS 2885.  Sometimes the points raised identify legitimate ambiguities that have crept into the Standards despite the best efforts of committee members.  … Continue reading

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AS 2885 updates

Happy New Year!  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to post more regularly than over the past couple of months, but there are no promises. Many of you will be aware that there are extensive revisions to the AS 2885 … Continue reading

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