May 31, 2017
The Zagorsk Pipe Plant has launched production of large diameter pipes for Russian natural gas company Gazprom. A ceremony to celebrate the start of production took place recently at the Zagorsk plant in Russia’s Moscow region. The event was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee; Andrey Vorobyov, Governor of the Moscow... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Valves Online has announced the appointment of Glynn Sanderson as the company’s new South West technical sales engineer. Sanderson’s appointment is intended to strengthen Valves Online’s position as a national and local level supplier of valves, controls, tube and fittings. Specifically, he has been recruited with the goal of helping develop and support... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Seal manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens has unveiled a new product range for the premium segment, the COG VarioPur series. Constructed from three ‘high-performance’ materials based on thermoplastic polyurethanes, the VarioPur series has abrasion and extrusion resistance at least five times higher than traditional material NBR, according to COG, and a Shore A value... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Malema Sensors have introduced the ‘first’ single-use flowmeters for the bio-pharmaceutical industry: SumoFlo. The new sensors are able to measure flow rates from 50gm/min up to 100kg/min with accuracies within 1% of reading. Created from polyether ether ketone (PEEK), flowmeters are certified to meet USP Class VI, USP 661, and USP 788 biocompatibility testing... [Read More]

May 26, 2017
Spanish company Tubacex has signed a contract to supply Iran’s oil industry with corrosion resistant alloy pipes. The deal is worth over €550 million ($615 million), according to Reuters. The agreement will ultimately result in the construction of 600km of pipe. Tubacex signed the contract with Iran’s Foolad Isfahan company which will take over production... [Read More]

May 26, 2017
Non-intrusive, ultrasonic level monitoring in tumultuous conditions. There are many ultrasonic choices that are used for level monitoring in the universe of sewers, pipes and storm-water control. Although many circumstances in this environment, such as turbulence and unwanted obstructions, pose a challenge for most ultrasonics used in the fluid handling industry, they... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Hantemp Controls, a Westmont, Illinois based manufacturer of stainless steel controlled ball valves, float switches, solenoid valves, pressure regulators and flange unions for industrial refrigeration systems, has announced the appointment of a new engineering manager. Mechanical engineer Jeff Mackowiack joins Hantemp with 25 years of experience in industrial refrigeration... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Emerson has published a new white paper on leveraging Industrial Internet of Things innovations to achieve operational efficiency in petrochemical plants. The new white paper, available from Emerson’s website, is titled ‘4-Step Roadmap to Top Quartile Performance’. It claims that by moving from average to top quartile performance, petrochemical plants... [Read More]

May 24, 2017
Those attending the Managing Aging Plants Conference and Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany, would have seen Metso going to great lengths to highlight ways to maximise valve performance. Experts from the company presented a range of flow control performance solutions suited to the aging plants which constituted the focus of the conference. "Valves are key elements in any plant's... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
Production has resumed at a £4.4 billion BP project in the North Sea, following four years of work to modernise the site. BP operations in the Schiehallion area west of the Shetland Islands had been on hold since 2013, according to the Financial Times. BP and its partners, including Royal Dutch Shell, needed to carry out substantial modifications to the site in... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
British manufacturer Landia has been awarded a major new contract at an Anaerobic Digestion plant in Scotland. The company will provide pumping, mixing, ensiling and pasteurisation equipment for fish morts that will be utilised as feedstock for the expanding Anaerobic Digestion facility. The plant’s 8m3 pasteuriser, fitted with a side-entry propeller mixer and dry-installed... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
Brazilian company Petrobras is applying knowledge and experience from the aeronautic industry to boost safety standards in undersea oil and gas wells. At the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, Petrobras presented the gains made in improving submarine safety through its collaboration with Brazilian Aerospace company Embraer. Among the innovations... [Read More]

May 22, 2017
Vertiflo Pump has launched its new Model 700 industrial vertical non-clog waste ejector pump for service in industrial wastes, sanitary wastes, process wastes and rendering wastes. The Model 700 is designed for long life in tough services with heads up to 100 feet TDH and flows to 1500 GPM. Two versions are available, the 1.5 inch diameter shaft size Model 724, and 1.25... [Read More]

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]