Editorial

Editorial: Competition stimulates business

Editorial 6-2018
Editorial 6-2018
Under this well-known slogan one should classify what can currently be observed in pipeline technology: Large TSO with their technology subsidiaries from Asia and Eastern Europe (e.g. Transneft, Sinopec and others) are pushing their way into the markets in North America and Western Europe. This development naturally has several facets: On the one...

Editorial: Safety, Reliability, Profitability – the main drivers of a good integrity management system

Editorial 3-2018
Editorial 3-2018
Pipelines are the veins of a worldwide energy system, serving industry and clients with all kinds of liquids and hazardous fluids and gases. In the 1920s to 1950s they have been built with a commercial lifetime of 25 to 30 years, but today some of the systems are reaching their 100 years of operation anniversary. The main bulk of high pressure...

Editorial: Qualification in the pipeline industry

Editorial 2-2018
Editorial 2-2018
Studies indicate that we in the international pipeline industry are heading for a shortage of well-trained engineers and scientists. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that in recent years there have been fewer and fewer young people starting engineering or scientific studies, and on the other hand to the fact that the scope of tasks has...