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Jul 11, 2019
United Utilities rolls out ‘world’s largest’ acoustic loggers network
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Jul 9, 2019
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INEOS has confirmed in a statement that it has started to progressively reduce the throughput of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) to 150 million barrels per day, in order to carry out repairs on one of its three processing units at Kinneil. According to the pipeline operator, an operational issue with the main heater on Train 3 at Kinneil requires immediate repair. This... [Read More]

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Jul 3, 2019
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Houston, Texas-headquartered pipe, valves and fittings distributor FloWorks International has completed the sale of its master distribution division, MultAlloy, in addition to its J&J Alloy and J&J Bar operations, to Texas Pipe & Supply. According to the company, which is backed by Clearlake Capital Group, its remaining locations will be rebranded under Sunbelt... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2019
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Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US has reached an agreement to sell the Martinez refinery in California to PBF Holding, a subsidiary of PBF Energy. The sale has been agreed for a consideration of $1 billion (€0.88 billion) plus the value of hydrocarbon inventory, crude oil supply and product offtake agreements, in addition... [Read More]

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Jun 18, 2019
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Cranfield University has announced a partnership with IntecSea to test the viability of a new in-pipeline liquid removal unit. Intec has developed the new capability within a pseudo dry gas system, with support from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and industry sponsors. The tests are attempting to prove the capability of the device, using Cranfield University’s... [Read More]

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Jun 11, 2019
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Houston, Texas-headquartered Phillips 66 has formed two separate 50/50 joint ventures (JVs) with Plains All American Pipeline and Bridger Pipeline. The two JVs will be known as Red Oak Pipeline and Liberty Pipeline, respectively. Red Oak Pipeline Under the 50/50 JV, Phillips 66 is proceeding with construction of the Red Oak Pipeline system, which will provide crude oil... [Read More]

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Jun 5, 2019
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US pipeline integrity solutions provider JP Services has launched a new Water Management Division to service pipeline owners and operators. The new division will provide cradle-to-grave water services alongside JP Services’ midstream offering suite, reducing cost and inefficiency for customers. “Providing a turnkey suite of midstream services is unique in the... [Read More]

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Jun 4, 2019
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Piping and leak detection systems provider Perma-Pipe International has announced that its subsidiary Perma-Pipe Middle East has established Perma-Pipe Egypt, with plans to set up a new production facility in Beni Suef, near Cairo. The Egyptian subsidiary has been set up in response to increased demand for Perma-Pipe’s products in Egypt, in particular its chilled... [Read More]

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May 29, 2019
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Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have received funding from Sydney Water to test the ability of optical technology to detect water leaks. Sydney Water has provided funding to Professor Francois Ladouceur from the UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and partners from Thales Underwater Systems and Zedelef to test whether... [Read More]

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May 28, 2019
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Sandvik has announced the launch of a new self-service online platform that lets customers access information related to round bar, hollow bar, pipe, flanges and fittings. The new E-Track platform, which is described by the company as an “industry first among steel producers”, includes a personalised dashboard review, 24/7 access to information, current and... [Read More]

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May 23, 2019
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British private equity firm Blue Water Energy has announced the acquisition of Pipeline Technique Limited (PTL) for an undisclosed sum. PTL, which provides pipeline welding, field joint coating and spoolbase services to the energy industry, was previously owned by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). The company has carried out welding and coating services on major projects... [Read More]

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May 17, 2019
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A leak detection system developed by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will be adapted to detect methane leaks in real-time from a drone. The project is part of a collaboration between SwRI and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to develop automated inspections of oil and gas facilities. The Smart Leak Detection... [Read More]

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May 14, 2019
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Northumbrian Water is trialling street level sensors that detect and report burst water pipes when they happen, the utility has announced. Developed in collaboration with Invenio Systems, the sensors are fitted to the outside of pipe networks and the data they transmit can be used to assess the rate of water flow passing through pipes. When a pipe bursts, the sensors can... [Read More]

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May 10, 2019
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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made available $2.6 billion (€2.3 billion) in funding to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the US. “EPA is delivering on President Trump’s commitment to modernise our nation’s water infrastructure and improve public health and environmental protections,” said EPA Administrator... [Read More]

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May 9, 2019
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Australian water company SA Water has announced that its smart network technology has detected over 50% of all water main breaks and leaks in Adelaide’s central business district (CBD) since the start of a trial in July 2017. The AUD$ 4 million (almost €2.5 million) trial employs over 300 acoustic detection sensors to monitor and interpret sounds for any cracks... [Read More]

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Apr 29, 2019
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The UK government has announced the creation of a digital map showing the location of underground pipes and cables, in an attempt to reduce disruption caused by accidental strikes. According to a government release, the estimated cost of accidental strikes on pipes and cables located underground is £1.2 billion (€1.39 billion), with the additional risk of death... [Read More]


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