April 26, 2018
The Arabian Calibration Company (ACC) and TUV SUD NEL (NEL) have signed a long-term agreement to deliver meter calibration and flow measurement services within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The agreement will see NEL supporting ACC in the creation and ongoing delivery of a number of services, including fixed and mobile calibration capabilities, and flow measurement... [Read More]

April 26, 2018
Vogelsang will be exhibiting its shredding technology at the IFAT trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials in Munich this May. At booth 347/446 in hall B1, the focus will be on the new generation of the twin-shaft grinder XRipper. “Wet wipes, disruptive matter and in some countries, mounds of fat, block pumps and entire channels. This poses major challenges... [Read More]

April 25, 2018
Larson Electronics has released an explosion proof, magnetically operated, leak proof float switch that allows operators to control tanks by starting and stopping pumps, opening and closing valves and actuating level alarm signals. This float switch is NEC, CEC, ATEX and IECEx certified with NEMA 4 weather-proofing. The company says that the EPSW-FLS-1KPS-10A float switch... [Read More]

April 25, 2018
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) announced 24 April that it has decided to close its offshore pipe laying business with immediate effect. This follows a review by the company of its position in the ‘highly competitive pipe lay market’, which it says continues to suffer from overcapacity. 350 jobs will go with the along with the business. This move follows... [Read More]

April 25, 2018
Gray Oak Pipeline, a joint venture owned 75% by Phillips 66 Partners and 25% by Andeavor, has received enough bidding commitments to begin construction. The pipeline system will provide crude oil transportation from West Texas to facilities on the Texas coast and is expected to be placed in service by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. There will to be a second binding... [Read More]

April 24, 2018
Southern Water, a utility operating in the south of the UK, is testing the Xylem subsidiary’s ‘SmartBall’ to detect leaks in its pipe network. The device is equipped with an acoustic sensor that can detect small variations in the flow down a pipe, which might indicate the smallest of leaks or even a crack that has yet to leak. The device’s acoustic... [Read More]

April 24, 2018
Sulzer India has been contracted to supply twenty-one barrel-type boiler feed pump sets for GE Power India. The pumps are being sent to three new thermal power plants in the north of the country. The delivery is scheduled from mid-2018 to mid-2019. The 20MW barrel-type boiler feed pumps will be supplied with twenty-one booster pumps. The Swiss company says that the pumps... [Read More]

April 23, 2018
The UK company’s 3800L Series pilot operated pressure relief valves with modulating pilot controls (PCM) have been certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to handle air, gas and vapour. Previously, the 3800L was only certified for liquids. The addition of air, gas and vapour certification allows the 3800L to be ASME Code stamped for use in both... [Read More]

April 20, 2018
The decision to look at gas pipeline approval comes as part of Trump’s push to reduce infrastructure regulation and as US natural gas exports soar. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre said that he would review the 1999 regulation for natural gas pipeline approval in his Senate approval hearing at the end of 2017. The Commission published... [Read More]

April 20, 2018
The company says that the facility increases pump manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand worldwide. EBARA Pumps Europe (a group company of EBARA Corporation) has moved pump production to a new plant in Vicenza, Italy, which opened 12 April. The new site is twice as large as the previous facility and has an integrated warehouse for production and distribution. The... [Read More]

April 19, 2018
The drones each use a different sensor to paint a more complete picture of operations. The devices’ makers hope to significantly reduce the time and costs related to the inspection of offshore oil and gas facilities. Air Control Entech (ACE) has developed three drones to assess offshore sites more efficiently. The drones use live video streaming, ultrasonic testing... [Read More]

April 19, 2018
Pending shareholder approval, the Scotland-based company will sell its industrial pumps and valves business to focus on mining and oil and gas. As part of the move, Weir has bought the US mining equipment company ESCO for over $1.2 billion (€1 billion). Weir announced the transaction 19 April, and expects it to be completed early Q3 of 2018. Unlike the sale of the... [Read More]

April 18, 2018
BiFab faced a ‘critical cash position’ before the purchase, which was facilitated by the Scottish government to save the company’s fabrication yards. In a deal brokered by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Scotland-based BiFab has been bought by JV Driver through its subsidiary DF Barnes. BiFab supplies fabrication for offshore oil and gas... [Read More]

April 17, 2018
The DoE is looking to accelerate the deployment of privately-owned cybersecurity technologies into the energy industry after a cyberattack downed a pipeline communications system. 16 April the US Department of Energy (DoE) made $25 million (€20.2 million) available in funding to research, develop, and demonstrate new approaches for cybersecurity for energy infrastructure. The... [Read More]

April 16, 2018
AESSEAL will be delivering a webinar on the cost and energy benefits of mechanical seals on 18 April, at 2:30pm -3:30pm BST. Hosted by Fluid Handling International, the webinar will be presented by Chris Dean, Technical Training Manager at AESSEAL. He will discuss the pros and cons around the use of gland packing, and why you might want to switch to... [Read More]

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