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OMAX 60120 JetMachining Center Heightens Complex-Part Processing Capabilities

OMAX Corporation will showcase the fast, precise cutting performance of the OMAX 60120 JetMachining Center in booth 1694 at the Global Petroleum Show in Stampede Park in Calgary. OMAX will pair the machine with a 50 hp EnduroMAX Pump, A-Jet cutting head and Rotary Axis to demonstrate its ability to cut complex parts for use throughout the oil and gas industry.

Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the bridge-style 60120 JetMachining Center comes equipped with the company’s intuitive Intelli-MAX Software Suite that, when combined with the powerful, highly efficient EnduroMAX Pump, provides higher cutting speeds and greater precision than competitive abrasive waterjet machines. The machine features a high accuracy of motion, the 60120 successfully accommodates components measuring up to 5 feet by 10 feet (1.52 meters by 3.05 meters).

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The Advantages of the BURNDY IN-LINE PATMD6 Series Meets the Comfort of a Lightweight, Ergonomic Pistol-Grip Style Tool

BURNDY, a leading manufacturer and provider of connector and tooling solutions to the industrial, energy, construction, telecommunications, petrochemical, data center, and transportation industries, is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its PATRIOT family of premier and reliable installation tools with the introduction of the PAT500SJ Series — a Pistol-Grip Style 6-Ton 18V Lithium-Ion battery powered crimper with interchangeable cutting jaws available. This new tool offers superior balance and advanced ergonomics reducing operator fatigue.

The PAT500SJ Series accepts all BURNDY standard “W” and “X” style crimping dies and offers Copper crimping capacity from #8 wire up to 500 kcmil and #8 wire to 350 kcmil for Aluminum cable. With the interchangeable cutter jaw, the PAT500SJ allows for Copper cuts up to 500 kcmil, Aluminum cuts up to 636 kcmil and ACSR cuts up to 556 kcmil.

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McElroy’s Giant Fusion Machine Vehicle Tackles 2000mm Pipe Jobs

McElroy has unleashed the Talon 2000, designed to revolutionize the way large-diameter thermoplastic pipelines are built.

The Talon 2000 — McElroy’s biggest and boldest fusion machine to date — has the unique ability to lift 2000mm pipe from the ground with its powerful jaws as the machine adjusts its height and orientation to correctly align and fuse pipe.

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Caterpillar Achieves First EPA Mobile and Stationary Certification for Natural Gas, Spark-Ignited Cat G3306B Generator Set

Caterpillar Oil & Gas has announced the Cat G3306B generator set has received United States EPA Mobile & Stationary Certification, the first Cat power solution to achieve this distinction. Primarily used in land production applications, the G3306B certifiedoilfield gas generator set is available with apower ratings of 131 ekW @ 60 Hz. Customers can order the EPA certified G3306B generator set through the Cat dealer network as a design to order solution.

“Our customers have been asking for an EPA certified solution in this specific power node and we’re pleased the G3306B certified generator set is now available to them,” Eric Seubring, Caterpillar Oil & Gas engineering project team lead stated. “For customers, key benefits of a mobile & stationary EPA certified solution include increased flexibility to move power throughout regions providing enhanced mobility of their fleet and the ability to operate power in island mode.”

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Volant’s Growth Spurred by Product & Service Demand

The Volant Group of Companies (Volant) has proudly announced expansion of its operations by taking lease of a new building space immediately North of its current headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Volant has signed a long-term lease for an additional 36,000 ft² of space, bringing its total warehouse and office space to approximately 124,000 ft². This move is due to increased operations and staff expansion over the past year and to meet an ever increasing demand for its innovative product offerings within the oil & gas industry. Volant officially moved into the new space March 2nd, 2015.

“We moved into our flagship facility about four years ago and with the success we have experienced we are now compelled to expand our operations,” stated Dan Shute, President of Volant. “Volant has been evaluating its need for additional space for the past year to support our growth projections during the next 5 years. We are confident that this additional building space will meet both ours and our customers’ needs now and into the future.”

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Jereh Sees CO2 Stimulation as a New Trend for Green Oilfield Development

Jereh Group says to pay more attention to CO2 stimulation technology and sees it as a new trend for oilfield environmental development in light of environment protection and high production efficiency.

 In 2014, Jereh operated its CO2 fracturing in Jilin, China to have a region of production potential increase with over 15,538 cbft liquefied CO2 and 370 cbft proppant injection at 9,425psi working pressure, which leads to the largest CO2 fracturing operation in China.

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New Entry-Level Argo Models Now Equipped With EFI Engines

Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG) has introduced two new models of its ARGO Frontier line-up, featuring new Kohler engines with electronic fuel injection (EFI). With EFI engines, the amphibious Frontier 6-wheeled and 8-wheeled UTVs now offer unmatched high-altitude performance along with easier, dependable cold-weather starts, significant fuel savings and simpler maintenance.

These two new models, priced as entry-level vehicles for new ARGO owners, complete ODG’s transition from carbureted engines to EFI engines for its complete range of ARGO extreme terrain vehicles.

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3M Introduces New Fall Protection Full Body Harness with Scotchgard Protector

3M has released its newest fall protection full body harness line developed with 3M’s revolutionary stain repellent, Scotchgard Protector. The protectant is applied to the fibers of the new Economy Harness webbing to help repel liquids and prevent stains. This innovative intersection of 3M technology provides a durable, all-purpose harness for general construction, oil and gas, utilities, roofing and HVAC where performance, protection and comfort is paramount.

Rated to 400 pounds, the new Economy Harness line has expanded size offerings including XS, Universal and XXL. Easy-to adjust straps make it adjustable for many body sizes, shapes and weight and the lightweight materials offer increased comfort, flexibility and ease-of-use for wearers.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

J D Neuhaus Hoists Give Tank Cleaning a Lift

Typical J D Neuhaus Mini 250kg air operated hoist, shown in manual trolley, suitable for tank cleaning operations.
Typical J D Neuhaus Mini 250kg air operated hoist, shown in manual trolley, suitable for tank cleaning operations.

More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks. These innovative lifting devices, which offer precise load placement control through convenient hand pendants, are being used successfully for truck tank cleaning operations worldwide. In fact, J D Neuhaus air-operated hoists are deployed in a wide variety of transport tank cleaning applications, including road and rail transit tankers and marine transporters.

Typically, injector heads with nozzles are used to clean inside these inherently dirty vessels by dispensing hot/cold water or steam at high pressures. If required, sometimes solvents are also included in the cleaning solution. JDN hoists lift, support and accurately position the injector heads to ensure a thorough clean. For ease of traversing, overhead rail trolleys are mounted to the hoists, to ensure the entire internal area of the tank is efficiently washed and cleaned.

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Calhoun Super Structure Unveils Container Line Fabric Building Series

Calhoun has announce the official unveiling of a new building series, The Container (CL). This is the first-ever fabric building in the industry designed and engineered exclusively for container-use only. The CL buildings series is engineered site-specific to suit any location in North America, and can be used as either a temporary or permanent structure.

Available in widths of 32’, 36’, 40’, and 50’, the CL building series will be a perfect addition to those looking for an affordable structure with a high return on investment. Calhoun’s standard 40’x40’ CL building can be installed in just two days, allowing you to get to work ASAP! Not only is the installation process quick and simple, but the structure can also be rapidly deployed, so relocating your work area is a breeze.

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