Applied Research

The Institute undertakes engineering research which has direct applicability to assure the integrity of pipelines. Example topics include:

  • developing pipeline materials with increased strength, and reduced susceptibility to corrosion,
  • improved coatings,
  • improved understanding of geotechnical environments, and
  • the design of pipelines to withstand ground movements from landslides and earthquakes.

The objective is to generate research findings that will contribute to the integrity of pipelines and overall sector guidelines. All research is transparent and peer reviewed globally. All findings are communicated in public forums.

Time-lapse video showing the use of ASPIRe™ facility to simulate soil failure around a buried pipe during adjacent ground movement.