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]

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]