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PHMSA Publishes R&D; Forum Presentations

The Government/Industry Pipeline R&D; Forum was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 7-8, 2007. The 2 day event included approximately 250 representatives from Federal, State and international government agencies, public representatives, research funding organizations, standards organizations, and pipeline operators from the U.S. and overseas. Forum documents, including presentations from each Technical Track, are available by clicking here. The six technical tracks discussed at this forum include:

  1. Data Mining/Threat Assessment
  2. Excavation Damage Prevention
  3. Direct Assessment
  4. Defect Detection/Characterization
  5. Defect Remediation/Repair/Mitigation
  6. New Fuels Transportation