Dr. Klaus Ritter

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COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge
COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge

COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge

The tragic incident in Mexico makes it clear that pipeline tapping is becoming an increasing problem. A problem that not only costs human lives and causes enormous material damage, but also a problem that undermines public confidence in the pipeline transport systems and their operators.

Eurasia (Yevgenij_D / Shutterstock)
Eurasia (Yevgenij_D / Shutterstock)

Asian and Eastern European Pipeline Operators are pushing their way into North America and Western Europe

Large Transport System Operator 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, says Dr. Klaus Ritter in his Editorial for Pipeline Technology Journal.

We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.
We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.

EDITORS COMMENT: We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior

When we think of the reports about the pipeline accident in Massachusetts, we first think of those affected by the accident who suffered physical damage or even died.

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)
The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom

Globalization means that many countries and regions, which quasi have hitherto been pre-industrialized, are striving to strengthen their economic base by bringing them closer to the international level of industry. Thereby the coverage of energy and water requirements via pipelines always plays a decisive role.

Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute
Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute

Editorial: Services for the global pipeline industry's exchange of experiences

High pressure pipelines for oil, gas and water are often crossing several frontiers and geomorphological obstacles. Those pipelines have to be safe, reliable and durable to ensure a profitable and commonly accepted operation. Moreover, environmental sustainability becomes more important with each new pipeline project.

Dr. Klaus Ritter, President of EITEP
Dr. Klaus Ritter, President of EITEP

Pipeline Leak Detection is critical to a safe and economic pipeline operation: New Technologies are constantly being developed

The transportation of fluids and gases in pipelines is still increasing all over the world and with very good reason: Pipelines are the safest and most economical transportation systems for long distances.