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Monday 22


The engineering challenges faced by high voltage ducted networks

Steve King, Advanced Ducting Systems, and Colin Eaden, Yorkshire Electricity Plc

The speakers will focus on a project in Leeds where the River Aire had to be dammed in order for 66 ducts to be passed beneath. The presentation will concentrate on duct material selection and system design to cope with thermal expansion and compression performance under load at elevated temperatures, while maintaining standard trefoil and trench configuration for optimal electrical performance.


Automatic welding of X80 high strength pipelines

Mark Crawford, CRC-E vans


Keynote speech

Ron Valente, outgoing chairman, Pipeline Industries Guild

This presentation will call on the Government to introduce legislation to enforce cross-industry co-operation. The 'One-Call' system is essentially a hotline telephone number giving accurate information about the location of all the underground apparatus at a construction site. 'One-Call' will, with Government backing, make huge cost savings for the construction industry.


Dry rock directional drilling

Allan Kayes, Powermole International

Discussion of dry rock directional drilling, a system using compressed air to perform the drilling operation with no ill effects to the environment


Getting pipes to last a lifetime

Mike Allen, Penspen

The speaker will review the good practice necessary to achieve a long and corrosion-free life from steel pipelines, mainly for onshore gas and oil pipelines. The subjects covered will include selection of external coatings; design of cathodic protection systems; construction practices; protection monitoring regimes; monitoring data management; use of specialised over-the-line coating/CP surveys; corrosion interaction from dc and ac power systems; maintenance activities.


New automatic multi component liquid field joint coating systems for gas transmission pipelines

Phil Bond and Ian Lancaster, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd

An outline of PIH's new technology and the benefits of the company's new automatic multi-component liquid (MCL) field joint coating systems for gas transmission.


Project generated information management: a new solution for pipelines

Ed Marshall, Document Control Services

The presentation will describe the user and cost benefits of a computerised solution for pipeline project information management using scanned images/electronic files and a PC-based accessing system. The speaker will demonstrate the seamless handling of drawings, documents, test charts, photographs, radiographs and data files to give instant desk-top access via a point and click geographical interface.

Tuesday 23


Recent innovations in GRP pipelines

Russ Currie, Johnston Pipes Ltd

Technical presentation on covering potable water regulations, alternative thrust blocks, jacking pipes and deep shaft lining.


Moduloval: elliptical concrete drainage pipes

Barry Cooper, Stanton Bonna Concrete

An introduction to Moduloval elliptical concrete pipes, a new concept in drainage pipelines. The seminar will cover various Moduloval installations to describe its application in the drainage market.


Horizontal directional drilling

Colin Smith, Smit Land & Marine Engineering

A case study will be used to discuss horizontal directional drilling, describing the location, length and diameter of crossings undertaken in a particularly sensitive area. Particular emphasis will be placed on environmental issues, the limitations of the pipeline material (polyethylene), site logistics, ground conditions and drilling techniques.


Renew or renovate? A case of neofit: close fit service liner

Steve Woodward, Wavin Plastics Ltd


In situ rehabilitation of drinking water pipelines using rapid setting polymeric linings

Ian Robertson, E Wood Ltd

Consideration of the properties, application and benefits in terms of productivity and customer service.


Customer metering: a contractor's view in the competitive world

Phil Kinson, Pipeline Consultants Ltd

Legislation drives non-household metering, but customers drive the domestic demand. Phil Kinson will be looking at the choices facing customers and the challenges facing contractors to deliver.


Bi-OROC25 An alternative to ductile iron pipe

Alan Lines, Dyka (UK) Ltd

Introduction to a new product in the field of water handling a real alternative to ductile iron pipes operating up to 25bar. The speaker will consider the product benefits in terms of chemical resistance; electrolytic erosion; weight; flow rates; ease of installation; strength; compatible diameters; inert material; zero accretion.

Wednesday 24


Stanton Bonna Pipe

Richard Whitmore, Stanton Bonna Concrete

The speaker will illustrate the versatility of the Bonna pressure pipe with a review of typical large diameter applications such as sea outfalls and power station cooling water systems. In particular, he will consider the Bonna pressure pipe composition, variety of joint types and installation options for both land based and submerged pipelines.


Automatic welding of deep water pipelines

Mark Crawford, CRC-Evans Automatic Welding


Keynote speech: New pipeline technologies drive oil exploration forward - but in which direction?

Professor Andrew Palmer, president of Pipeline Industries Guild

This examination of the future of the pipelines industry will look at whether the industry is shedding its conservatism towards new ideas, and ask if the future of oil exploration lies in the Arctic - what would this mean for the pipelines industry?



Dick Gray of Linewatch

A look at safe working practices when working close to high pressure oil pipelines. Linewatch is a joint initiative between Esso Petroleum Co Ltd, Mainline Pipelines Ltd, BPA, Fina, the Oil & Pipelines Agency (Government Pipelines & Storage System). Together, they operate around 4,400km of high pressure oil pipelines. Linewatch aims to promote safe working practices to prevent injury to personnel, damage to the environment and damage to pipelines. The Linewatch companies believe all incidents are avoidable through awareness and co-operation and, if work is going to affect Linewatch pipelines, site supervision is provided free.


Solids removal from pipeline fluids

Colin Murton, Alan Cobham Engineering Ltd

A consideration of pipeline contaminates, which can lead to product contamination and costly damage to pipeline instrumentation and bulk receiving facilities. The speaker will describe two recent large scale installations of separation systems offering a low capex and opex solution with low maintenance intervention. High efficiency solids separation, capture and collection are achieved using a combination of filters and hydrocyclones.


Project generated information management: a new solution for pipelines

Ed Marshall, Document Control Services


Trends in deepwater pipelines

Dr T Sriskandarajah, Granherne Ltd

Thursday 25


Inspires - In-service pipeline rehabilitation system

Shlomo Cohen, Lesico Ltd

This is a new concept providing a cost-effective and environmentally- friendly approach to in-service fuel pipeline maintenance and rehabilitation based on standard-compatible and fully insurable work plans.


Modern applications of system and communication technologies as applied to the gas pipeline network in Bangladesh

Pieter Rypma, PB Kennedy & Donkin

Executing project work overseas presents a variety of challenges as diverse as the cultures encountered and environmental conditions endured. Couple this with the politics of an emerging country with significant natural gas resources yet to be tapped and exploited in a fully commercial manner, and the technicalities of any project take a back seat. The speaker describes a current SCADA project for the monitoring and control of the emerging National Gas Pipeline Transmission System from inception through to commissioning and the role of Overseas Aid in bringing long term stability and prosperity to one of the poorest countries in the


Keynote speech: Pipelines and the environment

Dr Alan Ryder, incoming Chairman of Pipeline Industries Guild

International lending agencies, governments, shareholders and the public are paying more and more attention to environmental issues in new pipeline projects. Will environmental issues prevent the construction of major cross country pipelines? And how can environmental issues be properly managed so that they do not cause unnecessary project delays and unacceptable escalation in costs? Using examples from all over the world, Dr Ryder looks at ways of successfully managing environmental issues on major pipeline projects.


Azerbaijan to Georgia export pipeline

Roberto Pirani, Kvaerner Pipelines

Extending 830km through Azerbaijan and Georgia, the Western Route Export Pipeline fulfils the crude export strategy for the Early Oil Export and is fundamental to the economic success of the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Georgia. The pipeline system includes an initial terminal at Sangachal, south of Baku, five intermediate pump stations, two pressure reducing stations, a terminal at Supsa, on the Georgian Black Sea coast, and a subsea pipeline to a floating buoy for offshore tanker loading.


The role of the ECGD and how they can help the pipeline industry

Nick George, ECGD

Explanation of how the UK's official export credit agency can help support the pipeline industry's participation in overseas projects.



Nigel Curzon, Penspen/Andrew Palmer Associates

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