December 4, 2017
Faxe, famous for its beer, is being fitted with the new mixers after its wastewater treatment plant’s ‘racetrack’ design became inviable. The new flowmakers’ slow speeds are designed to avoid disturbing the required biological balance. Their light touch also contributes to their low energy consumption, according to a press release from Landia.... [Read More]

November 30, 2017
Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award, Innovations Leaders category, for its Promass Q flowmeter. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed with applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries in mind, was cited by the Swiss Technology Award panellists for its accuracy in difficult conditions. The prize was awarded during the Swiss Innovation... [Read More]

November 29, 2017
Hawk Measurement Systems has introduced a new distance and level measurement sensor which incorporates laser technology. The new OptioLaser 200 Series can be used for block chute detection, barrier detection, machine detection, stockpile monitoring and point level monitoring, according to a statement from Hawk. The device incorporates infrared 905 nanometers time-of-flight... [Read More]

November 29, 2017
Sofis is to supply 4,500 Netherlock valve interlocks to an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in Kuwait. It is ‘one of the largest’ valve interlock orders of the last ten years, according to a press release from the valve operations specialist. The EPC contractor is delivering the first phase of a heavy oil development programme for... [Read More]

November 28, 2017
Bürkert has launched a new valve island for control cabinets, which the company claims boosts process reliability. The new AirLINE (Type 8652) has been designed for use in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food and beverage applications, as well as in water treatment. According to a Bürkert statement, the new valve island offers users adjustable monitoring and... [Read More]

November 27, 2017
Few will have failed to notice the increasing number of headlines relating to ‘fatbergs’, enormous congealed lumps of waste matter that are clogging sewers in major cities around the world. Tackling the problem at source requires a programme of education in what can and cannot be placed in the wastewater system. For now, however, the focus is on how best to... [Read More]

November 27, 2017
Pipelines operated by Plains are now being monitored in real time using the Vigilant control room software from Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) and Hifi Engineering’s HDS technology. In 2016, Plains worked with Hifi to deploy and trial their fibre optic based, high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS) monitoring system on a range of its pipelines. The system works... [Read More]

November 24, 2017
German chemicals giant BASF has announced that it is discussing a potential merger of its oil and gas activities with those of DEA, which belongs to  Luxembourg-based investment fund LetterOne. DEA was purchased by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Luxembourg-based investment fund LetterOne in 2015 for €5.1bn, just before oil prices collapsed. In... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
TransCanada’s permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in South Dakota could be revoked by state regulators, according to Reuters. An initial probe into the recent major spill on the pipeline has yet to reveal its findings, but if it’s discovered that TransCanada violated its license, the state regulators will consider cancelling the company’s... [Read More]

November 22, 2017
Emerson has launched a new line of knife gate valves designed specifically for challenging mid-service mining applications. According to Emerson, the new Clarkson SU10R polyurethane knife gate valves aim to deliver a solution to the abrasion and corrosion conditions that affect mid-service mining applications, while increasing reliability and service life. “Medium... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions have launched a unique rotary seal which aims to achieve strong performance and reliability when running at greater speeds and higher temperature. The new Turcon Roto Glyd Ring V is a double-acting rotary seal primarily intended for double-acting pressure applications within severe working conditions that require extended rotary service. According... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
Hamburg based Implico has launched a new system to allow its customers to connect legacy field technology with the OpenTAS terminal management system. The new TCP-X-Unit is capable of simultaneously converting signals from three serial-linked field devices for OpenTAS. In a statement, Implico explains that older hardware and modern software often do not “speak the... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Based near Wells in Somerset, St Cuthberts Mill specialises in the manufacture of high-quality artists’ papers. With a heritage that can be traced back to the 1700s, the company makes approximately 80 tonnes of paper every month using a continental shift pattern across 24/7 operations. The secret of the company’s success lies in the performance of its papers,... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
A Denver, Colorado based oil and gas producer is using Coriolis flowmeters for well head allocation. Bonanza Creek is an exploration and production company focused on extracting oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin. The company required an accurate and reliable way to measure how much oil water each well was producing. Typically,... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
SNC-Lavalin has announced the agreement of a contract with Ecopetrol in Colombia for conceptual, basic and detailed engineering on high and medium complexity projects through to 2020. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global, fully integrated professional services and project management company. It provides a broad range of project solutions, including capital investment,... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Hubli, India based Weir BDK will supply Indian EPC contractor M/S Tata Projects with £1.4 million (€1.6 million) worth of butterfly valves. The valves will be installed in the Sri Damodaram Sanjeeviah thermal power station, a coal-based facility with 1600MW capacity near Andhra Pradesh. As part of the new contract, Weir BDK is working closely with M/S Tata... [Read More]