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18th and Final APGA RSC Research Seminar Held In Brisbane
The 18th Energy Pipelines CRC/APGA RSC research seminar was held in Brisbane on the 6th November 2018. Over 45 members from the Energy Pipelines CRC research teams and the APGA RSC attended the biannual seminar which showcased updates on key Energy Pipelines CRC research projects as well as ongoing joint industry projects and contributions from other research organisations.
The Energy Pipelines CRC seminars provide opportunities for research teams to deliver outcomes of research projects directly to industry members and allow engaging and productive discussions to follow. Attendees also have noted that seminars have provided excellent networking opportunities through which strong industry/research ties can be developed.
The program included a number of key talks on concluding projects as well as a number of new project due to finish before the end of Energy Pipelines CRC activities in June 2019.
Student Mauricio (Max) Latino from Deakin University, who recently submitted his PhD thesis presented his results on Cathodic shielding affecting corrosion under disbanded coatings. It is expected that Max will graduate with his PhD in 2019 bringing this project to a successful conclusion.
An ongoing project to facilitate and enhance the uptake of research projects related to public safety and security of supply was examined further. With the support of David Paterno from RMIT and Klaas van Alphen from the Energy Pipelines CRC, the project will aim to provide an improved understanding of how research can best be positioned to make the greatest impact in industry.
Sarah Holdsworth from RMIT also provided insights into ongoing research in land use planning in Australia through a series of case studies. Through analysis of land use planning practices in Victoria, South Australian and the United Kingdom, Sarah provided a thorough overview of the contrast and strengths of each system.
An update on a joint industry project with DNV GL on Fracture Control on CO2 transport pipelines was given by Guillaume Michal. The presentation, also given at the International Pipeline Conference held in September in Calgary, provided an update on results as well as an examining the various scientific and industry challenges addressed in the project. Attendees were also provided with the opportunity to see video of one of the full-scale burst tests completed as part of this study.
This was the final Seminar to take place through the Energy Pipelines CRC. It is intended means to deliver the results some of the remaining projects to industry through a series of webinars in 2019.
Recordings of all talks presented on the day will be available shortly on the Energy Pipelines CRC website members’ area. If you are a member of an APGA RSC member company and would like access to these presentations contact the Energy Pipelines CRC Management team.