July 4, 2017
Leuze electronic has introduced contactless, wear-free capacity proximity switches which are resistant to electromagnetic influences, interference and contaminants such as dust. The  switches are designed for the reliable detection of objects and fill levels. The new capacitive proximity switches mark an expansion to the company’s portfolio of optoelectronic... [Read More]

July 4, 2017
Emerson is to host two Global Users Exchange conferences to collaborate, network and solve the challenges in achieving top level operations and capital performance. Representatives from the oil and gas, power generation, water and wastewater, and chemical industries among many others will attend the events, one in Minneapolis, Minnesota; one in The Hague, The Netherlands;... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
Germany-headquartered biogas equipment and pump technology specialist Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau has announced that it has founded a spin-off company entitled Vogelsang. With this step, the Essen/Oldenburg-based machine construction company transferred all operational business areas to the newly-created company. Harald Vogelsang, CEO of Vogelsang, said: “We decided... [Read More]

June 30, 2017
German based manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens (COG) has announced a special new compound for seal manufacture, which it claims could present a breakthrough for the valve and gas industry. “One of the central demands from the valve sector and gas industry has been for a seal material that has suitable low temperature flexibility, and which conforms to the DIN EN 14141... [Read More]

June 30, 2017
A new method of measuring extremely tiny objects could lead to cheaper more accurate sensors for use in gas detection, as well as medical research. The technology could prove a significant breakthrough when it comes to creating leak detection and measurement sensors in a range of fluid handling applications. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that nanoscale... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
At the Valve World Expo in Houston, Texas, Canadian company Velan unveiled its new Securaseal R-series cast metal-seated ball valve. Incorporating Velan’s severe service technology, the R-series valves are designed to be a package suitable for most processes with fluid slurries and high temperatures. Speaking at the expo in Houston, Yves Ludec, Velan’s... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
Atlas Copco has appointed Vagner Rego president of its Compressor Technique business area, effective from 1st August 2017. “Vagner is a solid leader with international experience from several different roles,” said Mats Rahmström, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.  Rego has been with Atlas Copco for over 20 years, first joining the... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
A research commercialisation project into an ‘innovative’ calibration method has delivered key end-user insights and generated enquiries from a number of leading meter manufacturers, according to NEL, a provider of independent consultancy, on-site measurement, and testing and calibration to the global oil and gas industry. The new calibration method aims to... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
Weir BDK has received API6D certification across its range of valves. API6D is a qualification standard awarded by The American Petroleum Institution and recognised by oil and gas companies as a key requirement for ensuring the quality and performance of equipment integral to production, refining and distribution duties. It is awarded to manufacturers who are operating... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
A major refinery in Germany has successfully replaced field equipment without interrupting operations. Software and consulting company Implico has announced the completion of the major modernisation project at the Gunvor refinery in Ingolstadt. Field equipment for tank truck filling was replaced at all twelve loading bays at the refinery. Implico’s OpenTAS terminal... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
Marine couplings specialist Gall Thomson has introduced a new, neutral buoyancy float for marine breakaway couplings (MBC). Named UltraFloat, the new float has been specifically designed to fit around the external profile of the MBC. When two are fitted to an MBC they provide neutral buoyancy, eliminating any reduction in buoyancy on the adjacent hoses. The float has... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
France is set to stop issuing licences for oil and gas exploration as part of a planned transition towards environmentally-friendly energy, according to the Independent. Nicolas Hulot, France’s ecological transition minister, said a new law would be passed in the autumn. “There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons,” he told BFMTV. A... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
Weir Flow Control France has announced a new addition to its Sarasin-RSBD range of safety valves, the new Starflow V design for steam boiler applications. The Starflow V has been designed to complement Weir’s existing Starflow P and Starsteam options. According to the company, the new product will allow boiler manufacturers and plant operators to deal with a single... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
New Way Air Bearings has announced it is now offering 'Bently balance bearings’, externally pressurised air bearings for non-contact support of rotors during balancing operations. The new air bearings can be applied to a range of pumps in a range of industries, and are designed to lead to smooth running through better balancing. Air bearings eliminate damage to... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
The BM25 and BM25 wireless area gas monitor from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection have been approved per governmental regulation n°179-2010, and received certification N°15.0200 X. Tyco’s BM25 has been designed to detect one to five gases for mobile or temporary work applications, team protection, area surveillance or places where fixed detection systems... [Read More]