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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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Safety shutdown and alarm control extended to field-based DC-controlled Final Elements

United Electric Controls has added two DC-voltage switching models to its One Series Safety Transmitter (ST) line. With its ability to directly switch 24 VDC and 125 VDC as well as 250 VAC loads, the One Series ST models can now provide SIL 2-certified control for many types of final elements including pilot valves, actuators, motor controllers and other SIS elements, without involving a DCS or safety PLC. 

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New logic controller release reduces integration efforts and costs

The newest release of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) ControlEdge Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), combined with Honeywell's Experion distributed control system (DCS), provides a significant reduction in integration efforts and project costs as well as increased security and availability through enhanced cyber security for industrial facilities.

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Global Petroleum Show 2017 invites attendees to "Experience the Energy"

Global Petroleum Show (GPS), an industry leading oil and gas exhibition, officially kicks-off its 49th year tomorrow in Calgary at Stampede Park. From June 13-15, this industry leading event will provide attendees with direct access to the entire supply chain, innovative technologies, products and services, and a massive number of educational seminars within the energy sector. The three-day event will bring together energy professionals, international delegates and exhibitors from 110 countries to strengthen business relationships, network, and do business with more than 1,000 exhibitors.  

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Multipoint mass flow meters ideal for large diameter pipes, stacks and ducts

Process and plant engineers in heavy industrial facilities responsible for optimizing combustion or pre-heated air to large boilers, stack emissions monitoring and reporting, or flue gas/scrubber balancing, will find the next-gen MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) set a new standard in performance accuracy, reliability, ease of use and value.

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Digitalization may be the key to remote plant operation

Technology like 3D printing tied to digitization programs may be the route forward for the oil and gas sector.

There have been many advances in the field of digitalization in recent years. As the industry moves towards remote operation it is plant optimization and integrity management which will provide the tools to enhance safety and anticipate potential problems within the plant, ensuring that the right human assets and replacement parts are available when required. This is what Eric Duchesne, SVP Technology Experts for Total, will be addressing at the ERTC Ask the Experts conference in Cologne on 20-21 June. 

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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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Irving wraps up $20 million expansion work on St. John's marine terminal

Irving Oil has announced the grand opening of its St. John's Marine Terminal Expansion - a $20-million investment that will improve harbour logistics and help position St. John's Harbour for future growth. The expansion adds a new fuelling berth on Pier 23, adjacent to the company's existing facilities on Pier 24, doubling the number of vessels that can access marine gas oil (MGO) via pipeline at its Marine Terminal. 

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Higher capacity pump models added to line

KSB's Multitec series of high-pressure multi-stage pumps has been expanded with the introduction of two new higher capacity models. The new Multitec 200 and 250 models have discharge flange diameters of 200 mm and 250 mm (up from a maximum of 150 mm for previously available models) and can deliver flow rates of up to 1,500 cubic metres per hour and developed heads as high as 400 m. These pumps are specifically designed for water supply applications where high pressures are needed to move water - including drinking water - over extended distances. Like the smaller members of the Multitec family, the new pumps are designed to provide owners with reliable, efficient operations and simplified maintenance procedures. A pressure balance drum reduces axial forces on bearings, while the layout of the pump enables bearing and seal replacement without requiring disassembly of the core hydraulic elements.

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