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Churchill sees demand for dart-less activation

Churchill sees demand for dart-less activation

Churchill Drilling Tools has seen a growing demand for its technology with a record number of dart activations in August 2017. Operators are increasingly trusting Churchill's darts to activate downhole devices, with the company announcing the launch of a dart-less version of its Self Filling Float, the popular time-saving tool for running in hole in deep water drilling programs.  

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Honeywell expands gas measurement solution portfolio

Honeywell Process Solutions has expanded its portfolio of integrated gas measurement solutions in the U.S. The company is now offering the standard Honeywell Elster RABO meter combined with a mechanical totalizer or instrument drive (ID), along with the direct-mounted Honeywell Mercury Instruments TCI temperature corrector or EC 350 volume corrector. This combination will deliver advanced measurement, control, and analysis technology from a single source, and thus reduce costs and integration challenges for customers.

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Keyera, Chevron sign long-term midstream agreement

Keyera, Chevron sign long-term midstream agreement

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.

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Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Pressure transmitter consumes less power during operation

Endress+Hauser added a 1-5 VDC Low Power output option to the PMP71 pressure transmitter that draws only 17 milliwatts of power at 9V, making the PMP71 consume less power during operation than any other voltage-output pressure transmitter in the market This low-power draw makes the PMP71 ideally suited for battery- and solar-powered applications, such as remote oil & gas wellheads, offshore platforms or pumping stations where low power consumption is critical. 

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Compact crawler carrier debuts at ICUEE

The new Terramac RT6 rubber track crawler carrier, debuted at ICUEE, is the company's most compact unit yet. It is built to be nimble while providing the power needed to accomplish the task at hand. This unit features a compact footprint of 16' 2" x 8' 2", delivers a 12,000-lb carrying capacity and boasts travel speeds up to 6.5 mph, ensuring quick cycle times to keep productivity levels on point. And, a 130-hp QSB 4.5 Cummins engine allows the RT6 to tackle a wide range of general construction, pipeline, utility and environmental applications with ease. 

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​When To Replace Forklift Forks

​When To Replace Forklift Forks

The forklift fork is often overlooked and under-inspected. Many are unaware of how often one should inspect their forks, and how to inspect them. Federal law (OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178) mandates that forklift forks which see around-the-clock use should be inspected on a per-operation basis. As part of a pre-operation inspection, forklift forks should ideally be inspected for signs of cracks, bends, excessive wear or damage to either the fork tine or the positioning lock when using an ITA mounted fork.

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Aluminum service body provides strength and corrosion resistance

The TMAX 30K Aluminum service body is the latest evolutionary design in the TMAX Series and combines the proven crane carrying reliability of the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box with its long-standing success in aluminum service bodies for superb corrosion resistance. This body is designed to serve municipal markets, contractors, rental houses, light equipment dealers and others needing a service crane that lifts 5,000 pounds or less. The TMAX 30K Aluminum body weighs over 1,300-pounds less than its heavy-duty steel counterpart, the TMAX 1, allowing for maximum payload opportunities. 

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Goodyear launches new OTR website

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely overhauled its OTR tire website, www.goodyearotr.com, to provide an enriched user experience and help mining, construction, quarry and port operations discover how Goodyear can help enhance their efficiencies and lower their operating costs.

Optimized for all devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and featuring robust search capabilities, the new site contains detailed information about:
  • Goodyear's full portfolio of trusted OTR products, including tires for mining, construction, quarry and port applications 
  • Goodyear's worldwide support capabilities, including its global network of manufacturing plants, dealers and distributors that help ensure customers receive the right tires in the right place, at the right time
  • Reliable Goodyear services, such as field consultations, tire surveys and more, all designed to help enhance operational efficiency
  • Management tools, such as Goodyear's EMTrack OTR tire performance monitoring system, which gives end users the ability to track the performance of their tires; chart critical indicators like cost-per-ton and cost-per-hour; and more

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Reliable boiler alarm switches warn if water high or low

Clark-Reliance Corporation has announced a new family of level switches for boiler and tank applications. The new Reliance Levalarm Gold level switches provide the ultimate in secure, reliable operation for critical high or low water alarms or for fuel cutouts. The switches' design represents a major step forward in reliability, employing a positive interlocking magnet operation proven for over 28 years in Clark-Reliance's Jerguson level switches. The switches' repelling magnet design allows them to be completely unaffected by heat, vibration, or loss of electrical power, a first for float-type switches for this application.

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Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Complete portable tool for emissions analysis

The E Instruments E8500 PLUS emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. This model has been upgraded to measure up to 50% CO2 using an NDIR sensor. The E8500 PLUS is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

Features:
  • CO2 Measurements Now Up To 50% with NDIR Sensor
  • NEW PID VOC Sensor Option
  • Include Up To 9 Gas Sensors
  • Upgraded Software with Automatic Data-Logging
  • Internal Thermoelectric Chiller with Automatic Condensate Removal
  • New Sample Conditioning System for Low NOx & SO2

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