December 12, 2017
The plan is part of a wider effort to diversify the economy and develop production for value-added petroleum products. The number is up from the company’s 2016 estimate, according to Reuters. The wire service also reported that $134 bn will go to drilling and well services and another $78 bn to maintain oil output potential. In November, Saudi Aramco announced... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The system is a holistic approach to pipeline management, bringing multiple tools under one roof. Siemens has launched Pipelines 4.0, an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimisation of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the needs of North American operators. It combines equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations with data analytics,... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The pump is designed for maximum compatibility and accessibility. NETZSCH has expanded its line of full service-in-place (FSIP) industry-leading NEMO® progressive cavity pumps. The maintenance-friendly FSIP™ design has been re-engineered to provide access to all the pumps’ rotating parts. NEMO FSIP is available in six sizes (NM045 to NM105) for flow rates... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is looking to boost consumer confidence and streamline purchasing.   The association announced the initiative as part of a drive to increase awareness of the importance of choosing the right pump for a specific task and when to upgrade. Old pumps not only consume too much energy, they are also prone to failure which... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
Major water technology company Xylem has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Pure’s board of directors, who now recommend the company’s shareholders vote in favour of the transaction. The agreement will see Xylem acquire all issued and outstanding... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
11 December:  line still operating at a reduced rate due to 'minor leak' according to Reuters. The leak was detected 7 December, and comes after INEOS aquired the facility from BP at the end of October. The pipeline is the largest of the five that make up the North Sea crude oil supply that sets the Brent benchmark, used worldwide oil price. Forties supplies... [Read More]

December 8, 2017
Simplifying processes meant more efficiency and speed in operation. Designed for the short-term storage of treated sludge, JP Concrete has completed six Cake Pads for Anglian Water, the first company to achieve 100% compliance under the Biosolids Assurance Scheme. Totalling 580m in length of CL Agri 214 (2140mm high) pre-cast concrete wall panels, the new Cake Pads prevent... [Read More]

December 8, 2017
Siemens will showcase its comprehensive oil and gas solutions for upstream, midstream and downstream applications in booth 1934 at the upcoming Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas. The company will also feature electrification, automation and digitalisation solutions that span the oil and gas value chain. During the symposium, Siemens will also unveil... [Read More]

December 8, 2017
Visitors to booth 1435 at Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia 2017 in Houston, Texas, will have the opportunity to experience Flowserve product demonstrations, meet the company’s pump and seal specialists, and attend education sessions led by Flowserve instructors. Sales specialists, product managers, application engineers and division managers who represent Flowserve’s... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
Sulzer will be showcasing its turnkey services and pumping solutions at booth 2023 at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas. Attendees will be able to meet with Sulzer representatives at the booth throughout the event. Sulzer’s 3D printing capabilities will be on show, a manufacturing method the business utilises to create high performance components... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
Aesseal we’ll be exhibiting its CAPI range in booth 1413 at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas. The Aesseal CAPI range is primarily utilised to suit the requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The CAPI Type A, B and C seal range offers the user a range of API engineered sealing solutions to suit all application requirements.... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
The new flowmeter is adapted to serve larger connections and provide visual verification of oil flow. Titan Enterprises reports how it developed an adapted version of its OG5 flowmeter for a leading supplier of mobile rock crushers to monitor oil flow to the rotating cylinder bearing mechanism at the heart of their system. Industrial crushers are used... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
A water treatment facility in Olathe, Kansas, has deployed a novel solution to a valve access problem. The gravity filter plant houses 18 butterfly valves in an area beneath a walkway, making access and operation of the actuators a complicated task. Recent rehabilitation work at the facility has included the installation of Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric valve actuators,... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
Enbridge suspended operation of the pipeline in response to bad weather in the Straits of Mackinac. An agreement between the company and the State of Michigan requires the pipeline to be shut down in dangerous conditions. The 27 November agreement says that Line 5, which runs under the straits, must discontinue operations during ‘sustained adverse weather conditions’,... [Read More]

December 5, 2017
Valve design emphasises low-maintenance and self-reliability. Mueller Water Products, a manufacturer of water distribution control valves, has introduced the Singer 106/206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve with Integral Backup. Designed for reliability, the valve hydraulically manages pressure to “reduce water loss, save money and prevent pressure spikes... [Read More]

December 4, 2017
Judge James E. Boasberg has ordered the creation of an oil-spill response plan by the Army Corps of Engineers, Dakota Access LLC and affected Native American tribes. The plan is to be applied no later than April 2018. The opinion also requires the completion of an independent compliance audit of the pipeline. The pipeline runs underneath Lake Oahe, which borders the Standing... [Read More]

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