Operators have plenty to manage. Features that make a job simpler and more efficient are always welcome. Volvo Boom Float relieves pump pressure from the cylinder when lowering the boom, reallocating pressure appropriately for faster cycle times, more accurate grading and improved fuel efficiency. Watch for Boom Float operating tips.
Asset Management News
As seasons change so do equipment fleets for many companies. Summer work is done, winter work is on its way; making October the perfect time to upgrade your gear.
Keyera Corp. has entered into a 20-year midstream agreement with Chevron Canada Limited to fractionate and handle natural gas liquids from Chevron's Kaybob Duvernay operations near Fox Creek, Alberta. The Agreement includes an area of dedication that is in excess of 230,000 gross operated acres and also includes take-or-pay commitments. Under the terms of the Agreement, Chevron will deliver approximately 50% of its natural gas liquids from the area of dedication to Keyera for fractionation, storage and terminalling services on a fee-for-service basis.
Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (UKCS), the dedicated Oil & Gas services division of Texo DSI - owner-operator of the world's most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles - is pleased to announce the deployment of the world's first UT (Ultrasonic Thickness Testing) integrated UAV system.
With an expanding educational portfolio, Lincoln Electric has consolidated its education products, services and resources into one convenient website. This new site provides students, educators, corporate trainers and design engineers with a common interface and access to leading welding education information and products.
A new UK-based technology company will premier a number of safe, unique and innovative asset survey & inspection applications for the oil and gas industry at the Offshore Europe conference and exhibition in Aberdeen next week.
Bluestream, a provider of innovative inspection services to the oil, gas and wind industry, and Skeye BV from Alphen aan den Rijn, one of the most successful UAV operators in the Netherlands and UK, have announced a partnership providing visual inspection services and geographic data acquisition for offshore assets using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Ensuring your Tungsten Electrode is sharpened correctly can help to improve weld quality. Tungsten Electrode Grinders are a convenient, safer and accurate way than other methods of grinding Tungsten Electrodes.
Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new nutrunner that offers high power, low maintenance and almost no vibration in the toughest environments. Weighing as little as 3.8kg (8.3lbs) and equipped with a sturdy stabilising arm to aid operator comfort, the CP66 is perfect for flange-related and other bolting applications in the oil & gas, power generation and wind energy industries. It also provides a more durable, powerful and safer alternative to an impact wrench in remanufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul operations within the mining, off-road and heavy-truck sectors.
Weir Oil & Gas has developed a mobile application for iPhone or Android devices that furthers its goal of digitizing the oilfield to the benefit of service companies of all sizes. This new app is designed to bring many of the benefits of the previously launched SPM Asset Management Program (AMP) directly to the field.
Ritchie Bros., the world's largest heavy equipment auctioneer and provider of end-to-end services, today announced that it completed its acquisition of IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for heavy equipment and other durable assets. Ritchie Bros. acquired IronPlanet for approximately $758.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.
Dover Energy Automation, a company leading high-tech change in the energy sector, is pleased to announce the launch of a new enterprise solution that has the power to simplify a multitude of challenges that executives face while evaluating equipment reliability and efficiency across the enterprise.
Intertec has launched an advance in antistatic surface coating treatment for its GRP (glassfiber reinforced polyester) outdoor enclosures. Developed specially for Intertec by the chemical specialist BÜFA, the new nanotechnology-based coating also boosts protection against damage from ultraviolet radiation - helping to achieve extended maintenance-free lifecycles of field-based control and instrumentation equipment in processing industries such as oil, gas, chemicals and petrochemicals. Intertec's weathering tests in an environmental test chamber have demonstrated that the new coating can withstand extended exposure to very high UV levels - providing a new level of protection particularly for GRP field enclosures destined for environments such as deserts, the tropics or the Arctic.
Ritchie Bros.' April auction in Edmonton is always a big event, as thousands of people from across Canada and around the world compete for equipment consigned by top companies in Alberta. This year's auction attracted 13,800 people from 60+ countries, as 8,650+ items were sold over four days (April 25 – 28, 2017) for CA$184+ million (US$134+ million).
CS Unitec has introduced a new portable hydraulic magnetic drill ideal for use in subsea applications and Ex Zones. With its 3.4 HP reversible motor, Model 2 1345 0010 produces an infinitely variable speed of 40-250 RPM. This machine has a 12” stroke and can drill holes up to 4” diameter in structural steel and other metals. The drill has a Morse Taper 3 (MT3) chuck, allowing twist drilling up to 1-1/4” dia., tapping up to 1” dia., countersinking up to 2” dia. and reaming up to 1-1/8” dia. Model 2 1345 0010 is ATEX Classified Ex II 2Gc IIB T5 for use in hazardous atmospheres.
Turboexpanders are the heart of cryogenic process cycles everywhere, including air separation and gas liquefaction systems. At the same time, the component that is critical to those processes and is essential to trouble-free system efficiency is the bearing that supports the shaft linking a turboexpander’s barbell-shaped expansion and compression wheel assembly.