TransCanada Corporation announced it has successfully concluded the Keystone XL open season, securing approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20 year commitments, positioning the proposed project to proceed. Interest in the project remains strong and TransCanada will look to continue to secure additional long-term contracted volumes.
Kinder Morgan Canada Limited has started service service for the first four of twelve crude oil storage tanks at Base Line Terminal, a 50-50 crude oil merchant terminal joint venture with Keyera in Sherwood Park, Alberta (near Edmonton). The remaining eight tanks at the facility, all twelve of which are fully-contracted with long-term, firm take-or-pay agreements with creditworthy customers, are expected to be phased into service throughout 2018.
Leaking flange? Don't shut down — contain it and divert it with the Xtreme Shell manufactured by Andax Industries.
The Mackenzie gas project joint-venture participants have announced their decision not to proceed with the project at this time and are dissolving the joint venture.
The National Energy Board (NEB) is recommending that NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) be granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to continue operating the 179-kilometre long Albersun Pipeline in Northeastern Alberta. The NEB also approved NGTL's purchase of the pipeline. NGTL applied to the NEB in 2016 for leave to purchase the line from Suncor Energy Logistics Corporation (Suncor) and continue its operation.The facilities to be purchased include:
- Suncor Albersun Pipeline - 141 km of 273 mm (NPS 10) pipeline;
- Suncor Mildred Lake Lateral - 5.8 km of 219 mm (NPS 8) pipeline;
- Suncor Gregoire Lateral - 23.4 km of 168 mm and 8.7 km of 89 mm (NPS 3) pipeline;
- Mildred Lake East Sales Meter Station; and
- Associated pipe and valve facilities.
Siemens has launched Pipelines 4.0, an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimization of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the evolving needs of North American operators. The solution combines equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations with data analytics, life cycle service and cyber security, building on the company's extensive pipeline experience, product breadth and domain expertise in rotating equipment, electrification, automation and digitalization.
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation have entered into a Letter of Intent for Tidewater to construct a 120 km natural gas pipeline from Brazeau River Complex ("BRC") to TransAlta's generating units at Sundance and Keephills. The pipeline is expected to cost approximately $150 million and is supported by a 15 year take or pay agreement with TransAlta.
NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, has added to its line of FSIP (full service-in-place) industry-leading NEMO progressive cavity pumps. Ideal for wear-intensive applications, the maintenance-friendly FSIP design has been re-engineered to provide full access to all the pumps' rotating parts. NEMO FSIP is now available in six sizes (NM045 to NM105) for flow rates up to 700 gallons per minute (gpm). NEMO FSIP models are now offered with differential pressures up to 90 pounds per square inch (psi) (1-stage) up to 180 psi (2-stage). S, L, D and P geometries are now available.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has released the results of a pre-construction audit of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. showing the company has a plan in place to manage safety and environmental protection during construction of its Line 3 Replacement Project. The pre-construction audit report, released today, assessed whether Enbridge's documentation, processes and activities met NEB requirements.
While a decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) approving an alternate route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline may have come in favour of proponent TransCanada, it's still not fully certain that the contentious pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the central U.S. will move forward.
T.D. Williamson (TDW) received the prestigious Global Pipeline Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), October 25 at Rio Pipeline 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The annual award recognizes pipeline innovation and the value a company's contributions bring to the pipeline industry.
Brandt Industries Ltd.'s strategic move into the oil and gas pipeline industry in mid-2017 is paying dividends quickly for the Regina-based company. Industry acceptance has exceeded expectations for their BLP170K and BPL220K pipelayers, available through Brandt's network of John Deere Construction and Forestry dealerships across Western and Atlantic Canada.
The company hoping to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline through British Columbia is asking the National Energy Board to allow for work to begin despite a delay in permit approvals from Burnaby, BC.
KSB's Etanorm SYT pumps have been a mainstay of process industries that need to handle high-temperature water or thermal oil. Capable of dealing with fluid temperatures as high as 350°C, these rugged, reliable pumps are available with flow capacities of up to 1,800 m3/h and heads as high as 102 m.Over the past two years, KSB has introduced a number of upgrades designed to reduce maintenance requirements and extend the service life of these dependable workhorses. These include:
- New shaft seal rings that provide bearings with more protection from hot thermal fluids passing through the pump.
- New deep-groove bearings with extra axial clearance to reduce bearing temperature. Bearing grease has been upgraded for improved resistance to dilution from synthetic thermal oils
- Vibration-proof Nord-Lock washers for the impeller nut.
- New upgraded mechanical seals for improved reliability and easier installation.
- Built-in leak detection to provide early warning of incipient seal failure
PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) announces the newest custom equipment solution to the pipeline industry - PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 by PRINOTH. Offering the highest speed combined with the highest payload in it's class, the PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 carriers set new standards in productivity and mobility.