The CROSSWAY JIP has delivered a comprehensive engineering guideline for the design and operation of pipeline shoreline and waterway crossings. The JIP, formed in 2014 by Atteris, comprises four participants: The Energy Pipelines CRC, Chevron, Woodside, and Atteris.
The purpose of the JIP has been to provide a holistic overview of the processes and considerations required to engineer sustainable and efficient pipeline crossings, for pipeline engineers, operators, and regulators. The Guideline covers pipeline engineering design phases from concept development through to detailed design, and operational requirements such as inspection, monitoring, maintenance, and decommissioning.
Research conducted by Atteris has formed the basis for the engineering guideline, and included reviews of Australian and international pipeline standards, industry publications, and decades of in-house engineering experience in pipeline shoreline and waterway crossings. The outcomes of the work has been presented to the AS2885.4 review committee, with a recommendation that the code be revised to incorporate some key elements from the guideline. It has also been proposed to conduct physical model laboratory testing related to shoreline crossing corrosion protection, in order to update the guideline with additional clarity on this issue.
The guideline was launched at the Energy Pipelines CRC research seminar at the university of Wollongong on the 10th June, and is available to JIP participants and Energy Pipelines CRC members.