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Blackmer sliding vanes show superior performance against other versions

Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, has announced that its TX Series sliding vane pumps feature the reliability, durability and efficiency that make them ideal for use in the transfer of a wide array of petroleum-based products, such as diesel fuel. Specifically, the sliding vanes in Blackmer TX Series pumps have been engineered with the strength needed to excel in these types of critical applications over competitive models, especially foreign "knockoff" versions. Lab tests show Blackmer sliding vanes outperform competitive knockoff models by more than two-to-one in flexural-strength tests.

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TESTS SHOW VOLVO AT 20 PERCENT LOWER COST PER TON

The Volvo EC350E and EC380E were put up against two industry leaders to see how each would perform in terms of productivity and fuel efficiency. The four comparable machines were equipped with fuel meters and put through the same test, loading trucks at maximum power. The results were used to calculate estimated time and cost to move 551,156 U.S. tons (500,000 metric tons) of material. Calculations are based on 50-minute work hours, 8 hours per day.

The Result: Volvo delivered a 20% lower cost per ton and moved 15% more material per hour. Get tips about how to get the most from your excavator at volvoce.com/exfactor. 

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Remote charging stations allow drones to handle long-range data collection missions

SkyX has installed its first production xStation, a unit that remotely recharges SkyX drones during missions. The xStation is a rugged, all-metal piece of engineering designed to allow the SkyOne drone to remotely recharge while monitoring long-range infrastructure, then continue its mission. By installing multiple xStations along a route, SkyOne can monitor assets like oil and gas pipelines or railroad tracks that stretch hundreds - even thousands - of kilometres.

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Pembina to purchase Veresen in $9.7 billion agreement

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Veresen for $9.7 billion, a deal that will result in the formation of one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in Canada. The combination of the two companies will create an entity worth approximately $33 billion with a vast collection of transportation assets in some of the most prolific resource plays in North America.

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NEB to hold hearings on Peace River Mainline abandonment

The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) to abandon a 266-kilometre-section of the Peace River Mainline. The NEB's Hearing Order, released today, outlines the key steps and deadlines for the hearing. The hearing will include both oral and written components, including a community meeting and oral cross examination. There will also be an opportunity for Indigenous participants to present Oral Traditional Evidence. 

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UAV provider targeting pipeline monitoring market

Developed to inspect pipelines for damage, as well as for mapping and security surveillance, SkyX’s SkyOne drones offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. SkyOne can travel at 150km per hour for 70 minutes and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment – and more. Founded by Didi Horn, a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Drone Pilot, SkyX is targeting its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - or drones - to service the oil and gas industry.

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