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Diamondoid coatings derived from petroleum

Anti-corrosion coatings from Sub-One Technology are made from nanometer-sized carbon-based materials found in petroleum and developed by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV).

Sub-One’s InnerArmor product line is available with molecular diamondoid coatings. When used to coat internal metal surfaces of pipes and other equipment, In-nerArmor coatings with diamondoids can extend part life by delivering very high hardness, low coefficient of friction and strong protection against corrosion and wear. “Increased equipment durability is important to many industries where parts are continuously exposed to harsh environments,” explained Andrew Tudhope, CEO of Sub-One Technology. “Combining the diamondoids developed by CTV with the durability, rigidity and heat resistance made possible by the InnerArmor deposition process creates protective coatings that can extend part life, improve flow performance and significantly reduce operating costs.”

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Mcelroy Announces New Hydraulically Adjustable Pipe Stand

McElroy has brought hydraulic capability to its Pipe Stand line for 4” to 20” (200mm-500mm) pipe to help align thermoplastic pipe more efficiently on butt fusion jobsites.

The Hydraulically Adjustable Pipe Stand features hand-pumped hydraulic lifting which gives the operator the ability to adjust the height of the stand while the pipe is still supported on the stand. The hydraulic adjusting feature eliminates the need to remove the pipe from the stand so that the chain and height can be adjusted by hand.

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Pipeline Industry Supports Federal Government Changes to Pipeline Safety Act

CEPA acknowledges the proposed changes to the Pipeline Safety Act has announced  by the Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Greg Rickford. Amendments to the Act to enhance pipeline safety and performance align well with the transmission pipeline industry’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.

“The proposed amendments demonstrate common ground between the federal government and the pipeline industry to our commitment to world class pipeline safety through comprehensive prevention, preparedness and response, and liability measures," says Brenda Kenny, president and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.

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PS200 Multi Gas Monitor

GMI's state-of-the art PS200 is a rugged, lightweight, and reliable multi gas monitor ideal for personal protection in harsh environments, hotworks, and confined spaces. Watch the video to learn more.

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Video Probe Offers Inspection Benefits

The GE Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe features 3D Phase Measurement and analysis as well as wi-fi connectivity. The borescope’s superior image quality and faster, more precise detection abilities streamline the inspection process and help to ensure the safety and integrity of assets while reducing downtime.

Inspection technicians in the aerospace, power generation and oil and gas industries depend on precise inspections to keep equipment and facilities functioning under optimal conditions.

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Proper Purge Processes Ensure High Quality Pipeline Joints

Joints of high quality between cylindrical sections such as tubes and pipes can only be made by ensuring that atmospheric gases are eliminated, and positive, smooth weld reinforcement is provided.

The presence of oxygen, and to a lesser extent nitrogen, around the molten weld can lead to wide-ranging defects. Discoloration is unsightly and in some instances might reflect metallurgical imbalance, especially with some stainless steels. Gross oxidation inevitably results in reduction in mechanical properties and can cause catastrophic loss of corrosion resistance. Nitrogen contamination can result in brittleness. Gases in the weld may give rise to cracking during or after cooling.

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Automated Removal of Black Powder Extends Pipeline Life

An example of black powder removed during one week of operation.
An example of black powder removed during one week of operation.

Black Powder (BP) is an abrasive contaminant (iron oxides and sulphides) present in all gas and hydrocarbon fluid transmission lines. BP is primarily the result of moisture which causes bacterial and chemical corrosion of the carbon steel walls within pipelines and containment tanks.

BP acts like sandpaper, wearing the pipe wall. This results in more black powder particles ranging from 100+ microns to sub-micron in size. The majority of BP is under a micron.

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PLM Introduces New Solution to Manage Equipment Assets

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) introduces Cat Equipment Management Solutions (EMSolutions) for the pipeline construction industry. With EMSolutions equipment managers can better monitor, control and manage your equipment while increasing jobsite efficiency.

EMSolutions was developed to give remote access to  equipment data and provide the support to analyze and act on information received. EMSolutions is enabled by Product Link technology that collects data directly from equipment and provides access to valuable information via the VisionLink Web application. This helps equipment managers  make better decisions faster based on equipment location, fuel burn, alerts and more

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Akzonobel’s International Brand Launches Enviroline 2405 Hybrid Epoxy Technology into North America

AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system into North America. The high temperature, abrasion resistant coating was specially designed to offer exceptional flexibility, durability and protection in a single coat.

Enviroline 2405 is formulated as an ultra-high solids, low volatile organic compound (VOC) 0.37 lbs/gal (45g/Lt), two component polycyclamine-cured epoxy for a faster and easier installation in a variety of oil and gas, chemical, mining, and water and wastewater environments. Applied at ambient temperature, with either standard airless or plural component spray equipment, Enviroline 2405 provides a rapid hard cure in six hours, with a return to service in about 48 hours. The heavy duty lining system is ideal for use in process vessels and tanks operating at temperatures up to 302°F (150°C), and can resist continuous immersion in a range of chemicals including crude oil up to 176°F (80°C).

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Combustible Gas Leak Detector Ideal for Finding Leaks in Industrial Systems

Now maintenance technicians have a safe, effective way to detect gas leaks in industrial systems the Spectroline PRO-Chek CG Combustible Gas Leak Detector (P/N CG-1000). It’s ideal for finding leaks in natural gas systems, propane tanks, pipelines, regulators and valves, heat exchangers and much more. The unit detects natural gas, propane, ammonia, methanol, ethanol, ethane, butane and other gases.

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Trelleborg’s Bend Stiffeners Receive API 17L1 Design Review Certification

Trelleborg’s offshore operation in the UK, has been certified for a design review under the American Petroleum Institute’s specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed. 1 2013), for its high performance dynamic bend stiffeners.

The review was completed by global engineering, technical and business services organization, Lloyds Register EMEA, acting as an independent verification agent. It was evaluated alongside Trelleborg’s material qualifications, manufacturing processes and procedures. In addition, a manufacturing audit and site visit to the company’s metal work supplier was undertaken.

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New All-Electric Tube Hone Combines Servo Precision and Cycle-Automation Features with Constant Spindle Power Delivery

Sunnen’s new HTR all-electric job-shop tube hone combines servo precision and cycle-automation features with constant spindle power and 0.1 mm (0.004") stroke repeatability to efficiently hone blind bores or correct tight spots in a bore without operator intervention. Designed and equipped to hone the wide variety of parts encountered in a job shop, the machine handles bore I.D.'s up to 900 mm (35.41"). Its modular design can be configured for stroke lengths from 2.5 m to 14 m (8' to 46.2').

Critical for job-shop versatility and productivity, the HTR's 12 kW (16-hp) spindle motor, combined with a four-step gearbox, produces a constant power band through the entire speed range of 10-470 rpm for fast metal removal. The standard servo rotary tool feed can also function as a push-feed system with an optional drive shaft that converts rotary to linear motion, allowing the machine to handle the full range of Sunnen heavy-duty and two-stage tools. Tool overload monitoring ensures optimal stock removal rates, while protecting the tool and workpiece. Precision stroke position and repeatability are ensured with a servo rack-and-pinion stroking system. It drives the spindle carriage at speeds of 0.1 to 48 m/min (4" to 157' per minute) on hardened and ground ways with a 10.2 kW (13.6 hp) servomotor, giving the machine plenty of power to handle superabrasives for fast material removal.

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