May 22, 2017
Emerson has completed the acquisition of MYNAH Technologies, a provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software. Prior to the acquisition, MYNAH had been a long-time Emerson alliance partner. MYNAH produces solutions to allow plant engineers and technicians to test and improve process control strategies and train plant operators in offline, real-world scenarios... [Read More]

May 19, 2017
Canadian company Velan has won contracts worth $55 million (€64 million) to supply safety related valves for third generation nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in the UK. Velan will provide NNB Generation, a subsidiary of French-British power utility EDF, and Areva NP, nuclear valves to equip the primary and safety auxiliary systems of the two new generation EPR... [Read More]

May 19, 2017
A new study claims that while water efficiency is improving in urban areas of the US, it is declining in the country’s rural counties. "Understanding water use is becoming increasingly important, given that climate change is likely to have a profound impact on the availability of water supplies," said Sankar Arumugam from the University of North Carolina, lead author... [Read More]

May 18, 2017
German based valve and pump manufacturer KSB has moved to protect its products from brand and trademark infringements. The twin forces of globalisation and digitalisation have changed business models, allowing even high-priced goods to be sold over the internet and distributed around the world. “Unfortunately, this is also leading to a sharp increase in brand and... [Read More]

May 18, 2017
Gazprom has signed three contracts with Chinese companies to conduct pre-development surveys with the intention of creating underground gas storage facilities in China’s Heilongkiang and Jiangsu provinces. They mark the latest developments in the cooperation between Gazprom and the Chinese gas market. The announcement came after a roundtable on oil and gas cooperation... [Read More]

May 17, 2017
The Pipestoppers division of British company Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has launched its new Accu-Freeze System, which will allow pipe repairs to be performed without having to shut down and drain the entire system. According to HFT, Accu-Freeze will work on both metal and plastic pipes of diameter up to 12” (305mm). The system creates ice plugs on either side... [Read More]

May 17, 2017
San Diego, California based company Nikkiso has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and trademarks of Cryogenic Industries of Temecula, CA, USA and Cryogenics Industries of Basel, Switzerland. Expected to close mid-2017, the acquisition agreement is subject to regulatory approvals. “Cryogenic Industries’ culture of industry-leading innovation... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project. A public comment period on the project has now opened, and will last until 10 July 2017. Enbridge Energy is proposing to construct a new oil pipeline in Minnesota to replace its existing Line 3 pipeline. At $7.5 billion (€6.8... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
Field equipment protection specialist Intertec has announced what it calls “a revolutionary advance” in antistatic surface coating treatment for its GRP (glassfibre reinforced polyester) outdoor enclosures. Also boosting protection against ultraviolet radiation, the new coating treatment helps achieve extended maintenance-free lifecycles of field-based control... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
Xylem’s Flygt Concertor eliminates clogging at Italian wastewater pumping station As the wastewater sector continues to focus on driving energy efficiency and a reduction in the total cost of pump ownership, the demand for intelligent, sustainable pumping solutions has never been greater. Global water technology company Xylem is committed to advancing technological... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
The amount of water lost though pipe leaks by UK water companies has not fallen in four years, according to an article by the Guardian. As fears of a drought rise in the UK following a particularly dry few months, the Guardian analysis observes that many companies in the particularly dry south and east of England have been set leak reduction targets of zero, or even targets... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
US pipeline infrastructure has expanded to allow oil produced in the Permian Basin to reach demand centres on the US Gulf Coast, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Between 2010 and 2014 crude oil production in the Permian Basin, situated in southeast New Mexico and west Texas, increased significantly. By 2014 production levels had reached 1.5... [Read More]

May 12, 2017
Access to the Chinese market for US LNG exporters could be set to improve, following the Mar-a-Lago summit between US President Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. At the meeting to advance US –China economic cooperation in April 2017, the two leaders agreed on a 100 day action plan under the framework of the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue.... [Read More]

May 11, 2017
Armstrong Fluid Technology has introduced its new Compass H high efficiency wet rotor circulators, featuring advanced Design Envelope variable speed technology. “The Compass H features a Quadratic Sensorless flow control algorithm that intelligently responds to system demand to consistently provide only the necessary flow,” said Andy Januszewski, Armstrong... [Read More]

May 11, 2017
Following a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to limit construction on the Rover pipeline, US gas futures have surged. An order posted on 10 May has barred Energy Transfer Partners from carrying out any new drilling on certain sections of its new, $4.2 billion Rover pipeline. The limit comes after horizontal directional drilling (HDD) on the... [Read More]