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]

January 26, 2018
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) approved the company’s Seaflex marine hoses 24 January. The industry's standards are set out in the forum’s 2009 Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings. Yokohama's subsidiary, PT Yokohama Industrial Products Manufacturing Indonesia, has been shipping the hoses in compliance with... [Read More]

January 22, 2018
22 January, the company announced a new solution to improve access to pipeline integrity data by combining ‘traceability’ and pipe inspection into one task, allowing for a more transparent manufacturing process. It also enables near real-time viewing of pipeline and supply chain data. According to the company website, PipeAware has features including: cloud... [Read More]

January 22, 2018
The Finnish company said that current CFO Eeva Sipilä will take over from out-going president and CEO, Nico Delvaux, 3 February. It was previously thought that Delvaux might leave the company as late as June 2018. Metso said that the search for a permanent CEO is ongoing. The appointee, Eeva Sipilä, has been CFO since 2016, after working at port machinery manufacturer... [Read More]

January 22, 2018
The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee assented to the project, concluding that the public benefits outweighed the environmental hazards. Environmental activists and commissioners have called for an upcoming review of the approval process to assign more weight to communities and landowners. FERC’s 19 January order approving the highly contested LNG pipeline denied... [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 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 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]