Ask the Experts

With each issue of the journal, the "Ask the Experts" section focuses on a new topic of particular relevance to the pipeline industry. People from the international pipeline community are invited to send in their questions which will afterwards be answered publicly by selected experts from the respective field.

Topic Month
Asset Management September 2021
Digital Transformation in the Pipeline Industry October 2021
Illegal Tapping and 3rd Party Impact Prevention November 2021
Difficult to Inspect Pipelines December 2021
Hydrogen transport - conversion, replacement, etc. June 2022
Transportation & storage of CO2 July 2022
Construction & Coating September 2022
Leak Detection & Monitoring November 2022
The experts are nominated in close cooperation with our partners.

DNV LogoDNV is the global independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. Backed by over 150 years of experience and a global team of energy experts, DNV works with operators, suppliers, governments and industry associations to safeguard life, property and the environment, and to support progress across the entire pipeline industry. We are recognized as the leading advisor in the development and delivery of on- and offshore pipeline services, providing technical expertise and competence across all phases of an asset’s lifecycle from inception, design and development to operation, maintenance, life extension and decommissioning.

DENSO LogoOver the past century, DENSO Group Germany has built a reputation founded on experience, quality and reliability in corrosion prevention and sealing technology. Just a few years after the company was founded in 1922, DENSO Group Germany revolutionised corrosion prevention across the world with the DENSO®-Tape (Petrolatum-Tape), which was already patented in 1927 as the worldwide first product for the passive corrosion prevention of pipelines. Since then, DENSO Group Germany establishes and guarantees the highest quality standards with technically trend-setting products. Research, development and production take place exclusively in Germany. Today, DENSO is a global group of companies that, in spite of its international reach, still strives to deliver sustainable custom solutions and provide personal service to its customers. The group’s core business consists of the development and production of co-extruded 3-ply PE/Butyl-Tapes, Heat Shrinkable Sleeves, Petrolatum-Tapes & Mastics, Jetty Pile Protection Systems, Polyurethane Coatings and Bitumen profiles. The group’s high quality products - made in Germany - are applied in countless rehabilitation projects and new pipeline constructions worldwide. No other company has a longer experience in corrosion prevention for pipelines.

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Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines
Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines

[Ask the Experts] Your Questions about Difficult to Inspect Pipelines answered

Q1) All difficult to inspect lines require some openings to insert/ retrieve the tool. Creating that provision is challenging. Which method is most economical and provides optimized results?

Ask The Experts - Digital Transformation (© EITEP Institute)
Ask The Experts - Digital Transformation (© EITEP Institute)

[Ask the Experts] Your Questions about Digital Transformation answered

Q1) With the emergence of Data Centric ecosystems over the whole pipeline value chain (from pipe manufacturing to installation), how and when do you expect publication of standards regulating pipeline data format, storage and transfer?