May 10, 2017
Engie and the AES Corporation have entered into a partnership to market and sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to third parties in Central America. Central to the joint venture is the Costa Norte LNG terminal currently being constructed in Colón, Panama. Co-owned by AES and Inversiones Bahia, the completed Costa Norte terminal will have a total capacity of 1.5 million... [Read More]

May 10, 2017
To overcome the challenges of onsite welding in the petrochemical industry, COB Industries has produced the PurgEye Site Weld Purge Monitor. The company claims the new guarded oxygen monitor is “virtually non-destructible”, and specifically designed for onsite conditions. COB Industries said: “The PurgEye Site measures oxygen levels from 1,000 ppm, right... [Read More]

May 9, 2017
Construction has begun in the Black Sea on the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline. Pipelaying is being carried out off the Russian coast by Audacia, a vessel owned by Allseas – the contractor responsible for the construction of both strings of the gas pipeline’s offshore section. The vessel will also be used for pipe pulling through microtunnels... [Read More]

May 9, 2017
Drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has published a new white paper outlining best practice in hydraulic fluid selection. The paper coincides with the release of the company’s Fluid Rating List, and restates the importance of choosing correctly rated fluids to optimise performance and safety in mobile applications. “Operators and manufacturers must... [Read More]

May 8, 2017
Trond Mohn and Marit Mohn Westlake are featured in the Sunday Times Rich List for 2017. The brother and sister owe much of their fortune to the cargo pumps industry. Ranked at 76 on the run-down of the world’s wealthiest, Trond and sister Marit have moved up eight places from their 2006 position. The Sunday Times estimates the pair’s fortune at £1.62bn... [Read More]

May 8, 2017
A lawsuit has been filed against Italian oil company Eni, by a village in Nigeria. The village of Ikebiri in the Niger Delta is seeking compensation for an oil pipeline explosion in 2010 which affected the village and its surrounding area. According to an article from Reuters, the village is asking Eni for two million euros, and a commitment to clean up the 43 acre (17... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
Trans Mountain has announced a supply deal with Canadian steelmaker EVRAZ North America. In November 2016 the Canadian government granted approval for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, deciding the estimated $7.4 billion (€6.7 billion) project was in the interests of Canada and its population The 1,150km pipeline was originally built in 1953. The expansion... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
Caterpillar Oil & Gas has launched its new Pump Electronic Monitoring System (PEMS) technology at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference. PEMS is designed to monitor pumps in well service operations, with Caterpillar claiming that the new system can help avoid catastrophic failures, minimise downtime and preserve fluid end and power end components. Available to order... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
Fluenta has launched a new calibration facility, allowing the company’s flowmeters to be calibrated prior to shipment to their final destination. Calibration reduces set-up times while also increasing the level of accuracy in flowmeters. According to Fluenta, the flow calibration facility provides a reference meter uncertainty of 0.28%. Fluenta’s flowmeters... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
Flow control equipment manufacturer IronWeaver is set to begin production in Nigeria, according to an article in The Nation. Representatives from the company said that once they begin operations in Nigeria, they will be the sole local manufacturer of valves in the country as well as the only company providing services and equipment. “Demand for our products is... [Read More]

May 3, 2017
Minneapolis based Wanner Engineering has introduced its new Q155 Series Quintuplex seal less pumps. The new pumps are designed for a range of applications including reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, mine dewatering, salt water disposal, salt water injection, bulk transfer, hydraulic lift and steam generation. Featuring a seal-less, multi-diaphragm design,... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Emerson Electric Company’s acquisition of the Switzerland based valves and controls arm of British industrial valve manufacturer Pentair. Conditions have been placed on the deal however, to avoid violations of federal antitrust laws. Both Emerson and Pentair manufacture industrial valves and control products, including... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
Badger Meter has announced the addition of a new product to its portfolio, the RCT1000 Coriolis mass flowmeter. According to a press release from the company, the RCT1000 is ‘especially suited’ to the precise measurement of high viscosity fluids, aggressive media and contaminated fluids, as well as high density gases. Badger Meter states that these measurements... [Read More]

April 28, 2017
A £1 million (€1.2 million) project to replace over 1,700 miles (2700 km) of water pipes in Dolgellau, Wales, has just started. The investment scheme, launched by Welsh Water, aims to ensure the people of Dolgellau and its surrounding area have access to clean, high quality drinking water for “decades to come”, according to the Cambrian News. The... [Read More]

April 28, 2017
Pipelines are still one of the safest ways to transport liquid energy, according to a new report. The American Petroleum Institute (API), along with the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL), have published the Pipeline Safety Excellence performance Report and Strategic Plan 2017-2019, which summarises the pipeline industry’s record on safety and outlines the steps... [Read More]