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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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DUOLINE D-350, For HIGH Temperature Applications

DUOLINE API And Premium Connection Comparison
DUOLINE API And Premium Connection Comparison

DUOLINE Technologies, a global leader in fiberglass internal lining systems for protecting oilfield tubulars, introduced the D-350 product line in 2012. D- 350 provides reliable corrosion protection of steel tubulars with temperature resistance up to 350°F/177°C. D-350 is installable with most API & Premium connections, ranging from sizes of 2-3/8” thru 13-3/8”.

DUOLINE D-350 may be installed in threaded oilfield tubular goods with nearly any connection option. There are a few general "rules of thumb" regarding connection and connection protection devices for DUOLINE.

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HDD Pipe Handling System

Vacuworx has launched a lightweight pipe handling system to lift and position drill stem in horizontal directional drilling operations.

The HDD Pipe Handling System utilizes a wireless remote controller operation and the latest vacuum-lifting technology to tilt and place drill stem at angles between 0 and 30 degrees without the use of ropes or slings. Suitable for use with Vacuworx MC Series Lifters, the HDD unit is significantly lighter-weight than competing technologies and requires only one worker to lift drill stem and transfer the pipe into a drilling rig, reducing exposure to risk of injury in a pipe yard or on a jobsite.

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ALLU Screener Crusher Bucket Improves Profitability In Pipeline Applications

The ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachment works with wheel loaders, excavators, skid steers or back hoes to screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials all in one stage—increasing the profitability and efficiency of pipeline construction operations. It is an effective tool for pipeline padding and backfilling, because it allows material to be screened on site and then backfilled directly into a trench, eliminating the need for a dedicated stationary screening machine. The ALLU power adjustment valve promotes powerful startup and rotation allowing the attachment to efficiently screen and crush wet or dry material from 0.60-inch to 6-inch (15-mm to 150-mm) fragment sizes. Straight side plate construction makes the ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Buckets easy to fill and able to hold a greater volume of material, while the standard power adjustment valve prevents overloads. Locating the hydraulics on the back of the attachment keeps them well protected from damage, while patented fender plates protect the bearings and seals. Its patented construction keeps nuts and bolts away from the material flow. ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachments are available in over 60 models to fit any excavator, wheel loader, skid steer or backhoe.

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PLM releases new 71H pipelayer.

PipeLine Machinery International has announced the release of the 71H pipelayer. With the support of Caterpillar and the engineering expertise of Vanguard Equipment Inc., the challenge was met to create a utility-capacity pipelayer in the Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB class, designed for lifting 27 215 kg (60,000 lb.) and engineered to meet the most exacting standards in the world.

Features include:

  • Standard electro-hydraulic tractor control, dedicated hydraulics, differential steering and machine control systems.
  • Boom and hook draw works are driven by independent hydraulic winches.
  • The compact design of the counterweight provides maximum lift capability and optimum weight distribution.
  • The drawbar is able to accommodate a wide range of attachments.
  •  Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and Quick Drop function on load line control.
  • Heavy duty undercarriage.
  • Standard 600 mm (23.6 in.) single grouser shoe, LGP configuration.
  • Standard 6.1 m (20 ft.) boom with large box section.
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    TransCanada Receives Regulatory Approval for Northern Courier Pipeline Project

    TransCanada Corporation has announced that the Alberta Energy Regulator has approved TransCanada's application to construct and operate the Northern Courier Pipeline Project (Northern Courier).

    "We are pleased that the Alberta Energy Regulator has approved Northern Courier, which will be a critical piece of infrastructure to support the long-term plans for growth and increased production from the Alberta oil sands," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "We currently expect construction on Northern Courier to begin in the third quarter of 2014, with it being ready for service by 2017."

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    Specifying the Smoothest Internal Lining Available for Protection Of Oilfield Tubulars

    DUOLINE 20 a durable Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE)
    DUOLINE 20 a durable Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE)

    Reducing cost has become an imperative for oil and gas companies. Completion engineers can reduce cost through the prevention of corrosion. Prevention of tubular corrosion in harsh, corrosive environments, such as those with H2S, CO2, dissolved oxygen, brinish disposal water, highly acidic soil conditions and many others, can be easily accomplished through the specification of a fiberglass-reinforced liner.

    However, specifiers have begun to realize---not all fiberglass liners are the same. Some have a smoother interior surface compared to others, which can make a big difference in the effectiveness of production over time, having a great impact on cost. It is essential to investigate the internal surface of the liner, as a smoother internal surface has proven to have a critical impact on overall costs and performance in three key areas:

    • Daily operational cost savings on energy (pump operation) due to a lower and constant pressure head loss
    • Increases production efficiency
    • Reduces work-over operations

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    Lincoln Electric Introduces Traditional Passive-Style Personal Protection Welding Helmet

    Lincoln Electric’s economically priced Industrial Passive Helmet comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens.
    Lincoln Electric’s economically priced Industrial Passive Helmet comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens.

    Fabricators at all levels operating in any industry can get basic, consistent face and eye protection with Lincoln Electric’s economically priced, fixed-shade Industrial Passive™ Helmet. This sleek piece of protective gear comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens (considered an all-purpose shade for most welding applications).

    The helmet features ratchet headgear and meets ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 standards. An affordable option for students, it also includes an attractive decal sheet for customizing the shell to fit one’s personal style.

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    Rotary cutters for range of diameters

    The new RC42S Rotary Cutter is designed for manual cuts on 40-42 inch (1,016-1,067 mm) steel pipe. Using the proven cutting mechanics of Reed’s Rotary Cutter line, the RC42 takes advantage of good leverage from its long handle which is used to turn the cutter. An included wrench is used to tighten the cutter and only 11.8 inches (300 mm) clearance is needed.

    Pipe snaps off squarely once the operator works the RC42S manually around the cut zone. On the small side of the spectrum, Reed is now offering an LCRC4 Low Clearance Rotary Cutter for 2-4 inch (60-25 mm) steel, cast iron, or ductile iron pipe. Also of heavy-duty construction, this junior-sized cutter requires just 4 inch clearance around the pipe to make the cut.

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    MAOP utility integrates calculation and GIS systems

    The Smallworld Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Calculator, enabling companies to calculate the MAOP for a line/loop of steel transmission pipelines for natural gas in a verifiable, traceable and complete method. GE’s new MAOP calculator is one of the first industry solutions to seamlessly integrate the calculation of MAOP with a pipeline company’s current geospatial information systems (GIS).

    The MAOP Calculator equips pipeline companies with a completely customizable solution capable of performing extensive analysis, tracking and reporting on the data available in the pipeline company’s current GIS. Its ability to link records clearly to the original design or testing information helps pipeline companies trace where the data originated. The calculator is able to identify a transmission pipe’s specific MAOP through its database of verifiable records. When MAOP data for a pipe cannot be located, the MAOP Calculator can choose the worst-case scenario to determine its maximum pressure limit. By housing complete MAOP records in an easily accessible database, the MAOP Calculator enables a pipeline manager to quickly review a pipe’s maximum operating pressure.

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    Updated inflatable pipe purging system

    QuickPurge II joins an extensive family of inflatable pipe purging systems, including the PurgElite Tube and Pipe Purging range for 1- to 24-inch systems, the HotPurge inflatable pipe purging systems for pre-heated pipework, capable of resisting temperatures up to 700 degrees C (1,300 degrees F) for 24 hours and the Argweld single ended inflatable purge dams.

    This family of systems will typically be suitable for welding all stainless and duplex steels, chrome steel pipework such as P91 and P92 etc., nickel alloy pipework, titanium pipework and even aluminium and carbon steel when extra high quality is required from welded joints.

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