22nd Joint Technical Meeting on
Pipeline Research

Brisbane - Australia

The Board of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and the members of the Association’s Research and Standards Committee (APGA-RSC) are pleased to invite the members and associates of the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), the European Pipeline Research Group (EPRG) and the APGA-RSC to the 22nd Biennial Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) to be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 April to 3 May 2019.  We are very proud and honoured to be able to host the third JTM to be held in the southern hemisphere, and we hope that you will be prepared to travel “Down Under” to enjoy our hospitality and participate in all aspects of the JTM.  We also encourage you to take advantage of your visit to see more of Australia’s diverse environments and its unique flora and fauna.  There’s a wealth of information on tourism to be found within this website under travel information.

The technical program for the JTM is expected to consist of some 36 papers that represent the very latest and best research being done through the cooperative programs of PRCI, EPRG and APGA.  APGA is working as a partner in the Energy Pipelines CRC and Future Fuels CRC and research from the Energy Pipelines CRC will be included within the session papers. The JTM session themes are expected to be:

Welding and Materials ⚫ Fracture Control ⚫ Mechanical Damage

Integrity and Inspection ⚫ Safety Management

Coatings and CP ⚫ Advanced Pipeline Design ⚫ Pipeline Construction

In addition to the presentation of papers to showcase the latest research activities and the application to pipeline design, construction and operation, the program will include workshop sessions designed to identify future research topics in the areas of Welding and Material Properties, Future Fuels, Subsea/Offshore and Integrity Management.

We will ensure that there will be plenty of time for attendees to discuss the papers and question the authors during panel discussions. It is also important for members of the three organisations to attend and to actively participate to discuss future directions for cooperative research within the world-wide pipeline industry, and to better define how the talents of our three organisations might be combined in more productive and innovative ways.

While the technical sessions will be intense, we will also ensure that there will be plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the good food, good wine and great entertainment that Brisbane and Australia can offer.

We formally invite you to the 22nd Biennial Joint Technical Meeting in Brisbane, Australia in April-May 2019.



Dave Maloney
Australian PIpelines and Gas Association

Mark Fothergill
APGA Research & Standards Committee

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