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May 2011

The May issue includes major features on corrosion protection, cleaning pigs and metering and monitoring: some excellent technical articles to get your teeth into. In addition, the regional review focuses on the tumultuous Middle East and the machinery review looks at welding machines, bending machines, pipelayers and pipe handling systems.

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The butterfly effect
Ng Weng Hoong explains how the world is bracing for an oil crisis amid the growing unrest in the Middle East.

The world of field-applied pipeline coatings
Canusa-CPS, Canada, provides details on the array of pipeline coatings available for use in the field.

Securing Europe’s gas supply
Hans-Georg Hillenbrand and Christoph Kalwa, EUROPIPE, Germany.

Adapting for sour service
Diana Toma, Volker Rohden, Guido Kubla and Bernhard Koschlig, Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes (V & M Deutschland GmbH), Germany.

Push the boundaries
Simon Slater, Tata Steel, Europe.

Pick your pig
CETCO Oilfield Services, USA.

Breaking the mould
Gordon Short, Pipeline Engineering & Supply Co. Ltd, UK.

Get to the bottom of it
Douglas Batzel, President, Galaxy Brushes, USA.

Up to the challenge
Finn Erik Mohn Berge, Emerson Process Management.

The science of flow assurance
Martijn Huijgen and Hans Oschmann, Champion Technologies.

Insight onsite
Lee Robins, Tracerco, UK.

Wish you were here!
FF Automation, Finland.

Conquering challenges
Jim Tolly, Farwest Corrosion Control Company, USA.

The essential qualifications
Matt Green and Chris Lazzara, Neptune Research, Inc. (NRI), USA.

Securing structural integrity
Gordon McKinnell, Subspection Limited (part of Stork Technical Services).

Offshore insulation: 20 years on
Vlad Popovici, Bredero Shaw FJS, Canada and Eirik Simonsen, Bredero Shaw, Norway.

Don’t take a knife to a gunfight
Greg Ehm, on behalf of Vermeer Corporation, USA.

Machinery review
CRC-Evans. USA; Lincoln Electric, USA; Pipeline Machinery International (PLM); and Volvo.

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