February 6, 2018
The purchase is an effort to expand the company’s municipal water and wastewater optimisation offering. EmNet’s core service is in ‘real time decision support systems’ (RT-DSS) that are designed to solve municipal watershed and collection system issues. The company’s approach is to use real time data analytics to improve water and wastewater... [Read More]

February 6, 2018
The University of California Riverside’s Chan Seung Park has developed an algorithm and sensor to measure octane levels more effectively. The product costs around $10 (€8.20) and is designed to optimise combustion by identifying the energy concentration of natural gas, which Park says can vary by more than ten percent. This is compared to industrial scale sensors... [Read More]

February 5, 2018
The company announced the acquisition of Pumpen Karrer February 1 and will use it as a regional base for AxFlow Germany. in a company press release AxFlow emphasised that the transaction was mutually beneficial, with Georg Niebch, Managing Director at AxFlow Germany saying: “Pumpen Karrer’s service business complements our pump business without overlapping,”... [Read More]

February 5, 2018
After the deal, the company hopes to get around £7 million in revenue from its valve business in 2018. Denholm Valvecare is a division of the Scottish company Denholm Oilfield Services, an operator in areas including asset maintenance, energy logistics and precision engineering. Out of the 4,000 Denholm staff, 25 (some of them senior) will be moving with the valves... [Read More]

February 2, 2018
The public policy think tank CD Howe Institute has released a report saying that difficulty getting product to market, not carbon taxes, is hindering the competitiveness of Canadian oil producers. Although the report cites a number of problems for the industry, by far the largest is the lack of transport infrastructure and its effect on the price of Canadian oil compared... [Read More]

February 2, 2018
By using gamma ray emitters, well operations can analyse conditions underground and more effectively get to the product.   Knowing how to measure the units of natural resources in a wellbore project is a must and technology has made this process a whole lot easier. This inexpensive technology provides confirmation that a wellbore is open to flow, identifies and... [Read More]

February 1, 2018
Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) have developed a method to work out friction and energy loss in a liquid when it is neither laminar nor turbulent. The finding could help fluid handling facilities improve their operations. Analysing liquids in a transitional state has typically been impossible, as the friction varies with no observable... [Read More]

February 1, 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a novel use for Lego bricks in the field of microfluidics, an area focused on the manipulation of fluids at a submillimetre scale. Devices used here are usually small two-dimensional chips that handle fluid around a ‘micro lab’. The researchers instead used micromilled Lego blocks that each carry out... [Read More]

February 1, 2018
The project is designed to increase the number of vessels using LNG as a marine fuel through increased awareness of infrastructure. Developed by the industry group SEA/LNG, the tool displays major shipping routes, oil bunkering ports and major LNG infrastructure globally. Information about individual facilities and vessels is also indexed, along with ships and infrastructure... [Read More]

January 31, 2018
The company says that the flowmeters reduce process down time and prevent false alarms. According to a company press release, a third party has rated its Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flow Meters at safety integrity level (SIL) 2 and the Dual Vortex model at SIL 3. SIL numbers correspond to how likely a product is to fail, the higher the SIL number, the less likely it is to fail. Redundancies... [Read More]

January 31, 2018
KSB Group has supplied 39 pumps manufactured to API 610 standard to the Sultanate of Oman. The pumps are scheduled to be into service at the end of October 2017 on what is being called a ‘two-way’ pipeline, used for various petrochemical products. The pipeline, the first of its kind in Oman, went into service in October 2017. It connects the Mina Al Fahal... [Read More]

January 30, 2018
Flow measurement specialist NEL is investing in 2D flow visualisation technology. The Scottish company claims to be the first in the world to do so. According to a statement, the new technology uses 2D x-ray tomography to produce high-definition images of complex multiphase flows, which cannot be captured with conventional instruments. This is apparently a more precise... [Read More]

January 29, 2018
Workdry International, the holding company of Selwood, has acquired parts of water treatment specialist Siltbuster Group. Hampshire based Selwood has a network of 21 pump rental branches around the UK. The Siltbuster businesses will remain based in Monmouth, Wales, with their 60 employees continuing to work across the UK. Chris Garrett, Selwood CEO, said: “This... [Read More]

January 29, 2018
SoundWater Technologies has launched a clamp-on flowmeter for process measurement and control. The Wenatchee, Washington, US based company has recently begun shipping the new flowmeter, named the Orcas SP. According to the company, the new device can connect with any process automation system with 4-20mA pulse or serial data. It can also sends data wirelessly to nearly... [Read More]

January 26, 2018
The replacement programme comes after safety concerns emerged in 2016 about ground stability of the banks of the Mackenzie River, which the pipeline crosses. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) received an application from Enbridge to replace 2.5km of its Line 21 Pipeline, also known as the Norman Wells Pipeline, in March 2017. When operational, the 12 inch, 750... [Read More]