menu members

ENERGY Pipelines CRC

Members

Latest News

News Filter
  • APGA
  • Awards
  • Budget
  • CEO's Update
  • CRC Activities
  • CRCA
  • Commonwealth
  • Communications Activities
  • Cooperative Research Centres Association
  • Industry Support
  • Innovation
  • International
  • NFPCA
  • Research Projects
  • Research Update
  • Seminars
  • Website

View all news articles »

Subscribe to E-News
Subscribe to E-News
Thanks for Subscribing.
February 28, 2018 / Fari Mahdavi
Category: Research Update 

Publications Highlight February 2018

Over the past six months Energy Pipelines CRC researchers have published 16 scientific journal papers, 2 conference papers, 3 theses and 1 book chapter to share and exchange their ideas and findings with the scientific community. A full listing of the publications can be found on the Energy Pipelines CRC website. Summaries of two recent publications are provided below.

Does anodic transient current always cause corrosion on steel pipes?

Stray currents and other forms of electrical interference are known to affect buried pipeline cathodic protection (CP) systems. However, their actual effects on pipeline corrosion have not been fully understood and quantified due to a lack of direct experimental evidence. Research published by Energy Pipelines CRC researchers at Deakin University reveals that anodic transients do not necessarily cause steel corrosion, as long as their amplitude and duration are below the critical values. In a recent paper published in ‘Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology’ a novel methodology developed based on an electrochemically integrated multi-electrode array has been used to visualise the dynamic effects of anodic transients on localised corrosion processes occurring on buried steel surfaces. In this work the critical anodic transient duration has been explained as the incubation period for the breakdown of passivity formed on the steel surface exposed to CP-generated high pH conditions.

Weblink: https://doi.org/10.1080/1478422X.2017.1386017

The rise of defensive engineering: how personal liability considerations impact the engineering safety decision-making

In a recent research project undertaken by the Energy Pipelines CRC researchers at RMIT University and the University of Canberra, a large group of Australian engineers who make high-stakes decisions, participated in a survey examining the impact of personal liability considerations on engineering decision-making. The analysis of this survey described in a paper published in the Journal of Risk Research shows that awareness of personal liability acts to focus the attention of many engineers on the moral dimension of their work. However, it also encourages more expensive decision-making, inhibition of innovation and professional paralysis.

The paper argues that while personal legal liability is a legitimate way to focus an engineer’s attention on the potential impact of their work, a problem arises when decision-makers are held responsible for disasters over which they had little control. This can shift the focus to ‘defensive engineering’ practices that are aimed at limiting individual liability rather than disaster prevention. Legal processes that are seen to unfairly allocate blame do not encourage practices that support future disaster prevention.

Weblink: https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2017.1391319

If you wish to obtain more details on above research and publications please do not hesitate contact Fari Mahdavi


Latest News

Subscribe to E-News
Thanks for Subscribing.
CEO's Update September 2018

CEO's Update September 2018

28-09-18

September has seen a changing of the management structure at Energy Pipelines CRC.

Robert Newton Appointed CEO of Energy Pipelines CRC

Robert Newton Appointed CEO of Energy Pipelines CRC

28-09-18

The Board of the Energy Pipelines CRC has announced that Mr Robert Newton has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Pipelines CRC.

Research Update September 2018

Research Update September 2018

28-09-18

Klaas van Alphen provides an update from the recent International Pipeline Conference held in Calgary, Canada.

Successful Darwin APGA Convention

Successful Darwin APGA Convention

28-09-18

Energy Pipelines CRC staff and researchers recently attended the Annual APGA Convention and Exhibition held this year in Darwin from 8th-11th Septembe …

x
Can't remember your password? LOGIN
x

Change Password