January 19, 2018
The company has secured enough 20 year order commitments to proceed to the next stage of the project. The orders represent a supply of 500,000 barrels per day. TransCanada, the owner of the pipeline, is continuing to look for further long-term supply contracts. As well as private contracts, the Alberta Government has agreed to ship 50,000 barrels of regionally produced... [Read More]

January 19, 2018
The hairline pipeline leak was caused by the vibration of the pipeline next to a ‘sharp ridge’ of granite. INEOS took over the facility from BP in October 2017 after purchasing it for £250 million. Less than a month later the crack was found and the entire pipeline was closed for over two weeks. INEOS is a global chemicals company that has a turnover... [Read More]

January 18, 2018
The company hope the acquisition will complement another purchase it made in 2017 to improve its operator training services. Emmerson announced 18 January that it has acquired ProSys, a supplier of software and services aimed at increasing productivity and safety across a range of refining industries. The goal for the company is to make operations and response to abnormalities... [Read More]

January 17, 2018
The company says that the purchase will complement their position in the food and beverage industry. RDC focuses on servicing industrial equipment and maintenance for pumps, valves, heat exchangers and homogenisers, as well as testing of other fluid handling equipment and systems. The company employs 43 people and is based in west Paris. Founder of the French company,... [Read More]

January 16, 2018
Andreas Ostermann von Roth completes the executive board after his predecessor left mid-2017. In the new role, which he began 1 January 2018, von Roth will be in charge of the Aventics plants across Europe as well as in the US and China, he will also cover procurement, logistics, and quality management. Aventics specialises in pneumatic ‘components, systems and... [Read More]

January 16, 2018
Prioritising versatility and durability, the company says that the pump has exceeded API 675 performance standards. 15 January, Wanner Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, has announced the introduction of the Hydra-Cell Metering Solutions model MT8 triplex metering pump. The product aims to handle a variety of processing fluids at low flow rates and high pressures.... [Read More]

January 15, 2018
The fibre-optic based leak detection company is introducing an update to better scrutinise pipeline data with machine learning and increased channel capacity.  The Canadian company announced the update to their high-fidelity dynamics sensing system (HDS) 15 January and with it, hopes to enhance their proprietary fibre-optic leak detection system with a platform that... [Read More]

January 12, 2018
A OneBridge-Phillips 66 joint development project is set to advance digital management and machine learning for pipelines into the cloud. The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration reports that since 1997, in Natural Gas pipelines alone incidents have resulted in 322 deaths and damages totalling to over $7 billion. Ageing infrastructure and increased public... [Read More]

January 10, 2018
Unsurprisingly, they would prefer a soft Brexit: remaining in the single market and retaining essential skilled EU workers. The position paper was worked up by a group of British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) council members and approved by members at the annual general meeting. The paper was then circulated to MPs, civil servants and government departments. According... [Read More]

January 9, 2018
A new addition to the Qdos range of chemical metering pumps, Qdos 20 is designed with maintenance reduction in mind The new pump has been developed to offer enhanced accuracy for sodium hypochlorite metering in disinfection applications with flow rates to 20 litres per hours at a maximum of 7 bar pressure. It is suited for applications at the well sites of many smaller... [Read More]

January 9, 2018
Fluid Handling International reported at the end of last year that the tax suppling the Coast Guard-administered fund was about to expire. It has now expired and is accompanied by a broad liberalisation of drilling regulations.  Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was maintained with a $0.09 per-barrel tax, but this has now expired. The balance of the fund is... [Read More]

January 8, 2018
Hidrostal has made AxFlow a ‘key’ UK distributor for their range of screw centrifugal pumps for the industrial and process sectors. According to AxFlow, they are the UK’s largest distributor of process pumps, which they supplement with a network of service support facilities. Hidrostal believe that AxFlow’s process experience will open up opportunities... [Read More]

January 8, 2018
A study proves that pipeline turbulence can be destabilised in a way that returns it to a more efficient flow. Scientists, who work out of the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria, developed the technique as an alternative to just minimising the effects of turbulence. According to the article, the energy used to pump fluids, from water, to natural gas, to oil,... [Read More]

January 4, 2018
Sunoco has been ordered to stop construction of its Mariner East II natural gas pipeline until it complies with state-issued permits. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website, there have been 32 permit violations to date. The most recent is from 22 December, citing unauthorised horizontal directional drilling (HDD) affecting local... [Read More]

January 3, 2018
The Department of the Interior’s (DoI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has issued a provisional ruling to relax standards, aligning with an executive order in 2017 to review regulations concerning energy production. The proposed rule would affect the Production Safety Systems section of the Code of Federal Regulations. One of the most significant... [Read More]

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