October 19, 2017
From 31 October to 3 November 2017, Aquatech, Amsterdam will take place in the city’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. The ‘world’s oldest and largest’ trade show on water technology, the event attracts companies from around the globe, including a host of major pump and valve manufacturers. In a sign of just how popular the show has become... [Read More]

October 17, 2017
Emerson has acquired Paradigm, a software solutions provider for the oil and gas industry, for $510 million (€434 million). The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulatory approvals. Combined with Emerson’s existing Roxar software business, Paradigm will allow Emerson to offer an ‘end-to-end’ exploration... [Read More]

October 17, 2017
Elliott Company has integrated the operation of Ebara International’s Nevada based Cryodynamics Division (EIC Cryo) with its operations in Jeannette, PA, according to an announcement. The strategic, inter-divisional realignment combines operations under Elliot Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebara Corporation. EIC Cryo is a manufacturer of custom-engineered... [Read More]

October 16, 2017
Ryan O’Loan from CDEnviro looks at the how the resources in excavated material can be maximised, with pollutants removed and disposal costs reduced. We live increasingly urbanised lives, with a resulting pressure on space and infrastructure. Add to this our growing technological demands, requiring miles of cabling, and ‘digging up a road’ or around a... [Read More]

October 16, 2017
A new study has analysed the air pollution and greenhouse gas emission costs of various methods of crude oil transportation. In a statement announcing the study, it’s argued that the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasised accidents and spills while overlooking the environmental costs of transportation by rail and pipelines. The research... [Read More]

October 13, 2017
Husky Energy has been given permission by the Saskatchewan government to restart the pipeline responsible for a major oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016. According to the National Observer, the government said in an email to media on Thursday that testing, inspection and evaluation of repairs to the pipeline had been successfully completed. In July... [Read More]

October 12, 2017
Concerns remain over the safety of rail to transport energy liquids and gases, according to a newly published report. The research from the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine argues that both pipeline and maritime transportation have a more comprehensive safety system in place than rail road transportation. Long-distance transportation of domestically... [Read More]

October 12, 2017
Flow measurement R&D specialist NEL has invested £200,000 into additional development of its Glasgow-based wet gas flow testing facility. The upgrade forms part of NEL’s strategic direction to make it the facility of choice for both vendors and operators, supporting the development and verification of instruments for multiphase and wet gas flows. According... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
Emerson has completed the acquisition of GeoFields, a major global supplier of software and implementation services for pipeline integrity data collection, management and risk analysis for the oil and gas industry. GeoFields’ software is designed to enable pipeline operators to collect critical integrity data, perform risk modelling and high consequence area (HCA)... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
Karel Velan, founder of major Canadian valve manufacturer Velan, has passed away. Born in Poland in 1918, Mr Velan’s death came just a few months before his 100th birthday. According to a statement from the company, Mr Velan peacefully passed away in his sleep while being treated for complications related to pneumonia at Montreal General Hospital. Mr Velan grew... [Read More]

October 10, 2017
Nowadays it is more important than ever for companies to take their environmental responsibilities seriously and ensure that they take all necessary measures so that their site is compliant with regulations. Any hazardous spillage incident that occurs may not only lead to financial penalties but could also prove damaging for a company’s reputation.  Nicola Parkerpayne,... [Read More]

October 10, 2017
Data sets from the recent airborne trials in the WADI project have now been processed, resulting in indicators that are believed to reveal the presence of underground water leaks. It marks a significant step in WADI project’s goal of developing an airborne water leak detection system. Funded as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme, the WADI Project is coordinated... [Read More]

October 9, 2017
The Hydraulic Institute has launched its new Pump Systems Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification programme, designed to provide pump end-users and other stakeholders with a means to assess complicated systems with qualified and certified pump system assessors. With pumping systems accounting for 40% of industrial energy usage, the PSAP programme aims to help meet... [Read More]

October 9, 2017
The Army Corps of Engineers says it is likely that the court-ordered additional environmental study into the Dakota Access pipeline will extend until April 2018. Also known as the Bakken pipeline, the Dakota Access pipeline is a 1,172 mile-long underground oil pipeline which runs from the Bakken shale oil fields in North Dakota to the oil tank farm in Patoka, Illinois.... [Read More]

October 6, 2017
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced a new release of the company’s ControlEdge Remote Terminal Unit, which now offers measurement of both gas and liquid flow. The new version of the ControlEdge also offers expanded HART support, allowing for easier device commissioning and diagnostics. The new electronic flow metering capability supports liquid custody... [Read More]