April 6, 2017
Recently released figures suggest money is flowing in the US oil industry. Capital expenditure for 44 US onshore focused oil production companies increased by $4.9 billion (EUR 4.6 billion), or 72%, between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2016, according to their public quarterly financial statements. The increase in investment spending is notable... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
AW-Lake Company has revealed its latest Ultra Low Flow Coriolis Mass Meter. The MicroTRICOR TCM-100 mass flow meter is designed to accurately measure extremely low flow rates. It is suitable for use in batching, blending and dosing; for applications such as chemical injection, precision painting and coating, and batch processing associated with liquid or gas handling... [Read More]

April 6, 2017
An innovative new leak detection method which uses aircraft to survey buried pipes has successfully completed its first test. The system is designed to spot leaks in expansive rural areas quickly and inexpensively. Aircraft capture infrared images which are then scanned for signs of soil humidity – a sure sign of a subterranean pipe leak. According to a press release... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
BP has sold the Forties pipeline system to Ineos. Located in the North Sea, the pipeline transports around 450,000 barrels of oil per day, around 40% of the UK’s production. Ineos, an energy company owned by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, has agreed to pay $250 million (£199 million) for the 235 mile long pipeline. In operation since 1975, the Forties... [Read More]

April 5, 2017
Broomfield, Colorado based oil free scroll design and manufacture specialist Air Squared has announced it is developing the world’s first cryogenic scroll pump. Named the CryoScroll, the electrically driven pump is intended for pumping multi-phase cryogenic fluids. The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Air Squared ‘Phase I Small Business Innovation Research... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
A new report on the mechanical seals market suggests the highest growth is expected in the Americas. The analysis, compiled by Future Marketing Insights, suggests the demand for mechanical seals in the Middle East and Africa will remain stable, while the Asia-Pacific region (with the exception of Japan) is expected to offer growth opportunities in the forecast period... [Read More]

April 4, 2017
Peristaltic and sinusoidal pump specialist Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has launched its new Quantum peristaltic pump with patented ReNu single use technology cartridge. The new product is a high pressure feed pump for single use tangential flow filtration, virus filtration and high performance liquid chromatography. It offers high downstream process yields throughout... [Read More]

April 3, 2017
The compact FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) has obtained hazardous area approvals from a wide range of agencies for a host of liquid or gas monitoring applications which require accurate, reliable flow assurance and alarming. The monitor was specifically designed for operation in rugged, industrial processes. Among the agency approvals... [Read More]

April 3, 2017
An Israeli startup claims its technology can detect leaks as small as an eighth of an inch (33mm), as well as locate potential weaknesses in pipes before they even start to leak. Aging water infrastructure means cities around the world are losing huge amounts of water to leakage, wasting water and money for utilities companies. A 2014 report by NPR claimed a sixth of... [Read More]

March 31, 2017
The pipeline behind a 529,830 gallon (2.4 million litres) oil spill in 2016 is still vulnerable to leaks in the future, according to federal pipeline regulators in the US. In December 2015 the Belle Fourche Pipeline system in North Dakota, USA, contaminated five miles of Ash Coulee Creek, which flows into the Little Missouri River. It was one of the biggest oil spills... [Read More]

March 31, 2017
Northern Irish pipe repair specialist Environmental Techniques has been acquired by US based company Aegion. Employing close to 50 people at locations in Lisburn, Dublin, Wakefield and Livingston, Environmental Techniques specialises in carrying out sewerage and water pipe work without needing to dig up roads. Missouri based Aegion boasts annual sales of around $1.2... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
A new company is helping water utilities locate and pinpoint leaks in their distribution networks. FlowNetworx allows companies to find leaks within a foot of their source without having to dig large trenches or disrupt service to customers. FlowNetworx offers leak detection, leak pinpointing and water-pressure control technologies and expertise to help utilities reduce... [Read More]

March 30, 2017
The state of Michigan will pay $87 million (EUR 81 million) to fund the replacement of more than 18,000 lead tainted water lines in the city of Flint by 2020. The commitment comes following the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Flint residents and an environmental group in 2016. The 92-page settlement has been presented to a judge for approval. As part of the agreement,... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
A new report claims that the universal leak detection market is set to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% by 2021. Published by Absolute Reports, the new study, titled 'Leak Detection Industry Report', addresses the present scenario and the growth prospects of the leak detection market for 2016-2021. It was carried out using a combination of primary... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
What is believed to be the world’s largest water gate valve has been created in Texas, USA. Blackhall Engineering, based in West Yorkshire, UK, designed the impressive valve. It is the first of six 40 ft valves weighing 100 tonnes, the same weight as 10 double decker buses.  The gate valve is part of a project to drastically increase the water supply in and... [Read More]

March 28, 2017
Sawtry, Cambridgeshire’s P & M Pumps has joined Achilles UVDB, an online community that enables companies to manage supply chain risk and comply with EU regulations. The move will give P & M a ‘shop window’ with companies in the utilities sector. P & M Pumps is the sole UK distributor of Vaughan Chopper pumps. The new relationship with Achilles... [Read More]