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The Energy Pipelines CRC has developed software to assist with the transfer of the research to practice. Software available to date includes:

  • EPDECOMEPDECOM: this software provides information on the decompression of a pipeline associated with a full bore rupture and calculates the required toughness to arrest a propagating fracture. This information is required to assist with the design of a pipeline.  Contact us for more information.                                                

  • EPDECOM can be accessed by clicking here.

  • PipeStrain: this software is designed to predict the outcome of a hydrostatic strength test based on the pipe material properties and elevation of each pipe. It calculates the elastic and plastic strains for each pipe, and sums these to calculate the pressure-volume plot for the pipeline. The results of these calculations can be displayed or saved in a number of ways.

    Each pipe’s behaviour is based on the material, geometry, and pressure data. A stress-strain curve is developed for each pipe by modifying a characteristic stress strain curve for the material by the best estimate of yield and tensile strength for each pipe. The geometry data contains the diameter and wall thickness. The pressure data combines the test pressure along with any head of pressure for pipes below the high point.

    The input data are the pipeline data file and characteristic stress strain curves for each material (typically this means for each different manufacturer) derived from material testing. The pipeline data file is a complete listing of the position, elevation, yield and tensile strengths, diameter, thickness, and material identity for each pipe.                                                  

  •  PipeStrain is available from the Australian Pipelines and Gas Assocation.


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CEO's Update March 2019

CEO's Update March 2019

29-03-19

With all CRC funded research projects due to be completed by the end of April, March has been one of our busiest ever milestone months.

Research Update March 2019

Research Update March 2019

29-03-19

A number of Final Energy Pipelines CRC research projects are on track and heading towards completion

22nd Joint Technical Meeting To Be Held in Brisbane

22nd Joint Technical Meeting To Be Held in Brisbane

29-03-19

The 22nd Joint Technical meeting on Pipeline Research will be held in Brisbane from the 28 April to 3 May 2019.

CEO's Update February 2019

CEO's Update February 2019

28-02-19

With key industry advisors and researchers back at work by February, project activity has increased.

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