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Research Program 1 - Materials

More Efficient Use of Materials for Energy Pipelines

The overall aim of Research Program One was to lower the cost and extend the life of energy pipelines by using materials more efficiently and avoiding material-related problems that result in economic losses.

polesA focal point of the program was welds and welding techniques. A key goal of this focal point was to produce a user friendly industry tool for the prevention of weld metal hydrogen assisted cold cracking.

The program also supported research into the use of higher strength steels by providing information and expertise regarding methods of manufacture, specification and joining.

Finally, the program had projects assisting with the specification of line pipe steels and the determination of the mechanical properties of the steel.

The Steering Committee overseeing RP1 was chaired by John Piper and the Program Leader was Professor Madeleine du Toit (University of Wollongong).


Key Program Areas

Weldability of Pipeline Steels
Weldability of Pipeline Steels:

Examining the safe operating envelope for welding to maintain high productivity levels whilst avoiding weld metal hydrogen cracking.

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High Strength Steels
High Strength Steels:

Supporting the use of higher strength steels for pipelines.

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Line Pipe Properties and Specification
Line Pipe Properties and Specification:

Developing the basis of specification of high strength pipeline steels.

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Latest News

A Final Note From The Energy Pipelines CRC

A Final Note From The Energy Pipelines CRC

26-09-19

CEO Robert Newton reflects on the final months of the windup of the Energy Pipelines CRC and thanks all those involved.

CEO's Update June 2019

CEO's Update June 2019

09-08-19

Friday 28th June marks the official end of CRC funded activities for Energy Pipelines CRC.

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

28-06-19

Research and Innovation Manager Klaas van Alphen reflects on 10 years of research from the Energy Pipelines CRC.

Research Project Update June 2019

Research Project Update June 2019

28-06-19

Several research projects were finalised in June, bringing the total number of completed research projects to 107.

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