17th International Conference on Pipeline Protection

Venue: Roxburghe Hotel

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 26, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2007
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Description

Introduction
In recent years, the media ¡V newspapers, magazines, radio and television - have reported problems with pipelines with what seems increasing frequency. Hardly a month goes by without news about polluting leaks from hydrocarbon pipelines or unacceptable losses from water mains. In some cases the problems arise from poor practices during installation or upkeep, while an ageing infrastructure yields new problems, in others the reason is a progressive, unforeseen deterioration, while in yet others there have been complete failures of the pipe assemblies and/or corrosion protection systems.

Industries are asking: "Why do we pay for failure?"

The Pipeline Protection Conference, now in its fourth decade, has since its inception, brought together experts knowledgeable in good practices for today¡¦s pipelines and the latest techniques to counter tomorrows challenges.

The oil and gas industry has always sought the latest methodologies for protecting its pipelines, and demands from the water and waste industry across the World for higher performances and extend the useful life from their pipelines are growing ever greater. Faced with many different problems, similar needs are being identified by the users. While also addressing its regular key issues, the conference will be focussing on Integrity as a major theme. Safety and security are paramount for suppliers and operators alike, and in some countries certification is already demanded as proof of standard.

For owners, designers, financiers, suppliers, constructors and operators of pipelines, the Pipeline Protection Conference offers an unrivalled European gathering of the World's experts and the capacity to provide the answers to fundamental problems.

Scope
Papers and case studies are invited on current techniques and new developments under the following topics. High priority will be given to papers that discuss real applications and experiences.
„h Integrity - including safety, security, risk assessment, fit for purpose, security of supply, data acquisition, direct assessment and certification
„h Internal drag reduce coatings
„h Monitoring of and mitigation of mechanisms of deterioration: external and internal corrosion, SCC, etc.
„h Surface preparation, external and internal coatings, incl. high temperature operation, cathodic protection etc.
„h Offshore incl. high temp/high pressure, corrosion resistance, upheaval buckling
„h Operation of very large diameter water pipelines
„h Maintenance, inline and online monitoring and risk modelling
„h Rehabilitation and remediation

Case Studies
The Technical Committee recognises the wealth of knowledge within the oil & gas, petrochemical and water & waste industries and welcomes papers from these and other sectors. Case studies that present learning experiences gained from solving actual problems and meeting new challenges are always identified by delegates as providing some of the most valuable contributions to a technical conference. Authors offering new papers on major projects and novel solutions will be prioritised in the programme.

Venue and Timing
The 17th International Pipeline Protection Conference will take place in Edinburgh, described as ¡§The Athens of the North¡¨, from 17-19 October 2007. It will be held at the Roxburghe Hotel which is situated in the historic Charlotte Square, close to the West End of Princes Street.

Edinburgh is at the heart of Scotland and easy to reach by air, rail and road. There are direct flights into Edinburgh from most European countries and from Canada & the USA. Travel and accommodation details will be included in the registration leaflet available in summer 2007.

Who Should Attend
„h End-users „h Contractors „h Coatings manufacturers and developers
„h Pipeline operators
„h Consultants „h Designers „h Researchers

Offers of Papers
Authors are invited to submit title and abstract within the scope of the Conference, to reach the Conference Organiser by Friday 26th January 2007. The abstract must be relevant to the scope, and the title should briefly describe the content of the paper.

Review and selection of papers will take account of originality, relevance and likely interest to delegates. Practical and application orientated papers are preferred. Research papers are expected to include experimental or other practical validation and/or details of likely application.

PLEASE NOTE: Papers should be of a technical nature and we recommend that authors also take an exhibition stand where they wish to support their presentations with commercial material.

Timetable
Deadline for receipt of abstract Friday 26 January 2007
Deadline for receipt of manuscript Monday 30 April 2007

Important - Authors Please Note
ć Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere.
ć The author submits each paper on the understanding that the paper must be reviewed and approved by an independent referee. If the paper is accepted, the author must attend the whole Conference to present the paper and discuss with delegates. Each presenting author is entitled to 25% discount on the full Conference fee.
ć Papers, and presentation at the Conference, must be in English.
ć Papers should be no longer than 15 printed pages. There is no minimum length.
ć The title should be appropriate to the scope and should accurately describe the content of the paper.
ć BHR Group will supply guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts. Papers conforming to these guidelines will, subject to final refereeing, be accepted for commercial publication.
ć The copyright of accepted papers must be transferred to the Publisher. Authors who wish to retain copyright must notify the organisers when submitting their abstracts.
ć The presenting author will receive one copy of the published proceedings and a CD of the proceedings.

Exhibition
There will be a tabletop exhibition alongside the conference. Exhibition stands will be limited and prospective exhibitors are strongly advised to register their interest with the organisers at the earliest opportunity.

Enjoy Meeting Others
To complement the formal programme we aim to provide a pleasant atmosphere to promote informal technical discussion and personal contact, these aspects are at least as important as the organised sessions. Regular attendees will be familiar with the friendly, well organised arrangements of these Conferences, and will welcome the opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make many new ones.

Technical Advisory Committee
Chairman
Dr M Braestrup Ramboll, Denmark
UK Members
Mr N Curson Penspen Ltd
Mr D Grimshaw Jotun Powder Coatings
Mr J Harwood BSR Pipeline Services Limited, CORUS
Mr R John Covalence CPG Ltd
Dr A Lowdon ITI Energy Ltd
Mr G McNulty BHR Group Ltd
Mr D N Mortimore Selmers BV
Mr D Norman David Norman Corrosion Control
Mr I Robinson E Wood Ltd





International Members
Mr J Duncan OJS, USA
Mr A Fletcher Tyco Water Pty Ltd, Australia
Mr A Kehr 3M, USA
Dr G L Rigosi Basell Polyolefins, Italy
Mr M Roche Total, France
Ms C Verhoeven Dhatec, The Netherlands

About BHR Group
BHR Group is a leading independent research centre in engineering with fluids, which has performed impartial product and process development for international clients since 1947.

Over the past twenty years, our research and consultancy services on pipeline systems have encompassed flow assurance ¡V covering single and multiphase transportation, pigging, internal and external pipeline protection and chemical dosing; integrity assessment including ¡V leak detection, pipeline condition monitoring, and fatigue measurement; and process operations such as ¡V pumping and boosting, metering and separation.

BHR Group transfers know-how and technology to a wide range of industries through technical consultancy, contract research and research consortia, training, conferences, seminars and technical information services. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.bhrgroup.com.

Enquiries
For further information, please contact:

Conference Organiser
BHR Group Limited
The Fluid Engineering Centre
Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AJ, UK


Email: conforg5@bhrgroup.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 750422
Fax: +44 (0) 1234 750074
Web: www.bhrgroup.com

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