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July 2011

The July issue of World Pipelines includes some fascinating case studies: from the evolution of an HDD thrusting tool over projects in Europe and the US , to weld testing an obscure elbow bend; to dewatering operations for groundwater treatment at a construction site. We also take a look at the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in the pipeline industry, and hear from IPLOCA about pipeline construction initiatives.

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A passage to India
Dr. Hooman Peimani discusses the Indian energy mix and looks at the country’s growing domestic consumption and subsequent demand for a more extensive and efficient distribution system.

Perfect score
Scott Funderburk, Lincoln Electric, USA.

Tried and tested
Diana Pfeff, Theo Hundertpfund, Michael Lubberger, Frank Gambert and Marc Peters, Herrenknecht AG, Germany.

Extending the boundaries
Angus Wilson, Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd and Jez Seamans, LMR Drilling UK Ltd.

A way with water
Koop Dewatering, the Netherlands.

The ‘smart’ approach
David Cockfield, Applications Manager, Pipelines 2 Data, UK.

A new take on tradition

Constructing a path to success
Karl Trauner, President of IPLOCA and CEO of the Habau Group.

Defect detection: in the spotlight
John Fletcher, Technical Support Manager, Elcometer Ltd, UK.

A world first

Something to be proud of
Wim Volmer, Product Manager Oil & Gas, NMi, the Netherlands.

Doing it right the first time
Gordon Cope, explains how the pipeline industry is finding profit in social responsibility.

At the heart of the community
Aker Solutions.

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