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Christian Geertsen R&D Director at ITP InTerPipe

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Christian started out as a physicist with a broad range of interest in materials science, energy transfer, optics and instrumentation.

Having changed to the more practical side of things 20 years ago, by opting for the pipeline industry, Christian now devotes his time to the development of new or smarter pipeline solutions.

Mentoring engineers to think out of the box, designing qualification programmes to validate concepts and prove lifetime integrity of new solutions takes up much of his time.

He believes pipelines should evolve beyond passive plumbing by adding new capabilities for monitoring the fluids, managing its exchanges with the environment and surveying the infrastructure integrity.