Editorial

Editorial: Visions for a Safer Future

Editorial 4-2021
Editorial 4-2021
What is your vision for the future? Does our world have to become even safer? Surely! There are an unbelievable number of opportunities to make our plants even safer. However, we have to redefine safety and dare to cut off old “braids”. Safety technology must become intelligent and adaptable to processes, and we must stop discharging hazardous...

Editorial: Responsibility Stimulates Flight Forward – Eco-Sensitive Solutions For Planning And Construction

Editorial 3-2021
Editorial 3-2021
Today, still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, which we hope will soon be overcome, the focus is fortunately once again on the future. And to ensure that this one future does not just happen, we in the pipeline industry must do everything we can, to make the future as sustainable as possible. Together, we are challenged, each of us in our...

Editorial: The African Pipeline Market

Editorial 6-2020
Editorial 6-2020
Dear readers, The year 2020 has been unprecedent due to the Covid-19-Pandemic, which has sadly resulted in the millions of deaths and infections. It has also transformed our society both positively and negatively. The restrictions imposed on us restricted our movement but have produced innovations that enabled us to adopt new practices for life in...

Editorial: Proximity despite the distance

Editorial 5-2020
Editorial 5-2020
Dear readers, You’ll certainly be familiar with this: you’re talking to friends, chatting about everything from your private life to your work life, and everyone is talking about their experiences of their workplace from their own perspective: What characterises it, what has changed and what has not? I usually try to answer the question with an...

Editorial ptj 4-2020

ptj-4-2020 Editorial
ptj-4-2020 Editorial
Dear colleagues, You are holding in your hand the fourth and last issue of the Pipeline Technology Journal filled with papers of the 15th Pipeline Technology Conference. We were able to publish more than 40 papers of ptc 2020 in these special issues. EITEP as the publisher of ptj and organizer of ptc would like to take this opportunity to thank all...

Editorial ptj 3-2020

ptj-3-2020 Editorial
ptj-3-2020 Editorial
With this 3rd edition of the ptj in 2020 we are publishing 10 more articles from the 15th Pipeline Technology Conference that had to be restructured into a virtual event on short notice earlier this year. The global pandemic is pushing us all to speed up digital transformation. For this reason, you could now see different kinds of online events and...

Editorial ptj 2-2020

ptj-2-2020 Editorial
ptj-2-2020 Editorial
Today you receive the 2nd edition of ptj, with which we publish the presentations of the “Pipeline Technology Conference”, ptc, which was cancelled due to the corona epedemia. The third special issue with the remaining 20 papers will be published soon. The online ptc 2020 as a replacement has brought a surprisingly positive response. The repayment...

Editorial: An interesting pipeline year lies ahead

Editorial 6-2019
Editorial 6-2019
The pipeline community do not usually think in terms of individual years - the projects are usually too long-term for that. But some individual years are special. 2020, for example, will be interesting in various respects. On the one hand, legal disputes about specific projects are moving into the next round. Coastal GasLink, for example, continues...

Editorial: Pipelines & Politics

Editorial 5-2019
Editorial 5-2019
It was not surprising that both chambers of the U.S. Congress signed a bill that will put sanctions in place against some companies that are currently working to finalize the much-disputed Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The pipeline will still be completed, though, because Russia already made clear that it will replace every company necessary that is...

Editorial: ptj - moving forward with new services and a new design

Editorial 4-2019
Editorial 4-2019
You have certainly noticed it already: the ptj now looks different than before. This is the result of an extensive improvement process to which we have committed ourselves in order to provide the international pipeline community with even better content. Of course, the appearance plays only the smallest part, even if it is the most conspicuous at...

Editorial: Moving forward with digitalization and data smart technologies in the pipeline industry

Editorial 3-2019
Editorial 3-2019
Each year at DNV GL we produce a report which is an industry benchmark study on the outlook for the year ahead in the oil and gas industry. The 2019 report, ‘A test of resilience’ is based on a global survey that incorporates the views of 791 senior industry professionals. Our survey found that digitalization is comfortably the leading R&D priority...

Editorial: Instruments of ptc: ptj and seminars

Editorial 2-2019
Editorial 2-2019
The “Pipeline Technology Conference”, ptc is known and recognized worldwide despite its young age of 14 years. It is the most international and balanced Pipeline Technology Conference in the world. Participants and exhibitors come from over 55 countries. They are roughly from the following sectors: Operator/Authority/Research (30%) planning...