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Load pins able to measure up to 30,000 pounds

The OMEGA LCP Series is a compact load pin with the ability to measure up to 30,000 lbs. These specially designed load pins are ideal for tension and compression measurements and can easily replace existing shear pins, clevis bolts, clevis pins, shear axles and many other types of pinned joints. The LCP Series can be applied on clevis pin shackles, loading cranes, lifting fittings, hydraulic presses, sprockets, pulley axles and more. The LCP load pins offer 0.50% high accuracy, an all stainless steel construction and a standard connector. 

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Large diameter mass flowmeter ideal for bulk measurement and custody transfer of liquids and gases

KROHNE, Inc. announces the new OPTIMASS 2000 S400 16-inch Coriolis mass flowmeter, which features the highest flow capacity of any Coriolis meter on the market. The large diameter mass flowmeter is ideal for bulk measurement of petroleum and oil, as well as syrup, molasses and raw chemicals. The meter has been approved for custody transfer of liquids and gases. With its unique four straight tube design, the OPTIMASS 2000 S400 features the smallest installation footprint in its class and offers significant energy savings with a lower pressure drop. The meter’s small installation footprint compared to other meters on the market makes it ideal for applications where space is limited, like offshore platforms, or where alterations of existing pipework would otherwise be necessary.

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Modular device provides higher levels of surge protection

Power management company Eaton delivers higher levels of surge protection with the launch of a modular device range designed for easy installation, commissioning and replacement. Eaton’s new MTL SD Modular range provides comprehensive protection from transient surge events up to 20 kA, the highest level of protection currently available for a modular pluggable device which is coupled with the highest packing density on the market. With over 50 per cent of premature electronic equipment failures being attributed to surge and maintenance failures, Eaton’s MTL SD Modular range offers complete cost-effective surge protection to valuable instruments and distributed control systems. 

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Non-contacting radar transmitter helps increase reliability

At a time when experienced personnel are retiring and processes are being run closer to their capacity, Emerson Automation Solutions has launched a new non-contacting radar transmitter that helps operators increase reliability and safety. The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter uses enhanced technology and Human Centered Design to deliver accurate, reliable measurement and ease-of-use, supporting greater worker efficiency and plant safety.

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Customers get improved safety, efficiency and productivity with suite of blending and movement solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is supplying its Profit Blending and Movement suite of solutions at refineries and storage terminals around the world. Honeywell’s intelligent solution improves safety, efficiency and productivity through control, optimization and monitoring of product blending, movements and inventories in refineries, tank farms and terminals.  

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Samoco to receive meritorious award for engineering innovation at OTC

Samoco Oil Tools, a leading developer of tools for the oil and gas industry, is proud to announce it will receive a 2017 E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. The company is receiving the award for its OneTrip BOP Universal Test Tool. Representatives from the company will accept the award during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 1-4. 

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Benzene fixed gas detector

Mil-Ram Technology’s VOC Fixed Gas Detector for Benzene utilizes advanced Photo-Ionization PID sensor technology to provide reliable, continuous, low ppm monitoring under demanding field conditions. The Benzene Gas Detector TA-2100 is suitable for indoor/outdoor installations and has been optimized for fixed, continuous monitoring applications in industrial environments. The Benzene Gas Detector provides low ppm (parts-per-million) detection limits as a critical part of an early warning system. Long VOC detector UV lamp life is 12 months under normal operating conditions, depending upon environment.

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Advanced GE technology selected for Louisiana LNG facility

Venture Global LNG, Inc. has selected GE Oil & Gas as a strategic partner to provide a plant-wide technology solution for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities under development in Louisiana.  Under the agreement, GE Oil & Gas will leverage advanced technologies from across the broader GE portfolio to deliver a comprehensive power, pretreatment and LNG liquefaction system.  The agreement provides for the delivery of a complete LNG process system with defined schedule, price and performance standards.  

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Functional next generation pressure sensors

Festo’s next generation pressure sensors SPAU and SPAN offer customers excellent functionality and versatility along with fast, easy installation and commissioning. These economical additions to the Festo range of sensors are designed to simplify choice and reduce complexity for engineers. SPAU is Festo’s new flagship machine and cell level pressure sensor, while SPAN is an all-new compact, low cost model – in a 30x30 mm format. Their IO-Link functionality makes SPAN and SPAU fast and easy to set up and commission and also enables remote maintenance and parameterization.

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Expanded line of LVDT/RVDT signal conditioners

Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its line of LVDT/RVDT signal conditioners to include the SC-100 DIN-rail mountable AC-LVDT Signal Conditioner module that offers smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale.  The SC-100 is engineered to work with the widest range of AC-operated LVDTs, RVDTs, and inductive half-bridge position sensors and was specifically designed to be compatible with both Marposs and Solartron analog pencil gaging probes.

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Data platform designed to connect industry players

The oil and gas industry is increasingly recognizing the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data. As a trusted third party, DNV GL is now launching an industry data platform - Veracity - to facilitate frictionless connections between different industry players, domain experts and data scientists.

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