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The Hex-Hut Shelter System is a lightweight, portable, welding shelter that provides a unique alternative for an optimal welding environment for all welding processes.
NEPTUNE connectors are now listed to UL1682. These connectors, with ratings from 30 to 400 amp at 600 V, are offered in plugs, mount receptacles and inline receptacles.
Featuring Amphenol’s Starline series contact system, which allows for more amperage and voltage through a smaller connector, the enhanced NEPTUNE connectors are half the size and weight of other connectors in their class and feature a reduced footprint option allowing for more flexibility during system design.
Aalborg Instruments’ upgraded Mass Flow GFM Meters and GFC Controllers, designed respectively to read or set gas flow rates, now include upgraded features that enhance the products’ performance without impacting the cost.
Compact and self-contained, both product lines offer instrumentation grade ±1 percent accuracy for models up to 100 litres. GFM and GFC models are constructed of aluminum and brass for noncorrosive gases and 316 stainless steel for corrosive applications.
Highly reliable power distribution equipment, custom engineered for its specific application, is essential for productive mining and oil and gas operations. Material handling, dewatering, safety equipment, ventilation – in short, uptime – all depend on it, which in turn places crucial importance on supplier selection and engineering specification.
In a recent survey conducted by Littelfuse among oil, gas and mining engineers, a third of respondents consider hidden costs such as repair, downtime, late delivery, or consulting into their purchase costs to determine the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). These hidden costs typically add as much as 30 percent to the purchase price of their power distribution equipment.
Fluctuating oil prices such as the industry has seen in recent months often mean that new wells must produce quickly and perform well over time to ensure good return. Fracturing operations need to be performed efficiently and effectively to be certain the well can produce at its best.
Advancements in fracturing models have helped increase efficiencies in new well bores, but there are always improvements that can be made. One service company is now offering producers a new completions optimization service for unconventional wells that can increase their efficiency significantly.
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It has become increasingly common for operators to install a jacket and batch set the platform conductors so that the topsides can be installed at a later date. The operator brings a rig over the jacket and uses it to run a conductor and then to hold the conductor in place while the cement cures: a process that typically takes 12 to 18 hours.
The Claxton conductor cementing support system (CCSS) secures the conductor with a hydraulic jack-and-clamp mechanism that holds the weight of the conductor while the cement cures. This means that the rig no longer has to hold each conductor, and can therefore move to the next slot and begin running another conductor.
The Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system uses fully degradable fracture balls and fully degradable seats instead of plugs to isolate zones during well stimulation.
“Operators are continuously looking to streamline plug-and-perf operations without compromising productivity,” said Olivier Le Peuch, president, completions, Schlumberger. “With the new Infinity system, the ball and the seat assemblies both fully dissolve on contact with common completion fluids. As a result, the well is left with fullbore access and enables customers to bring production online faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively.”
The Hawkeye is a wireless top drive cement head that enhances speed, efficiency and safety in cementing operations.
The Hawkeye operates on a fully wireless automation system, eradicating the need of a hydraulic umbilical line and operating console. Its Quik-LockSM connections allow for the fastest plug, dart and ball reloads in the industry, according to Blackhawk, lowering the amount of rig floor downtime.
CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organization, opened its expanded hazardous locations laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta. The new lab will specialize in testing and certification services for hazardous locations such as equipment used in oil, gas, mining, marine and fertilizer production. In addition, CSA Group also opened its first facility capable of testing windows and doors offering performance testing including to environmental requirements.
"CSA Group is a world leader in explosive atmosphere testing, and our services for hazardous location testing and certification are growing to meet the needs of our oil and gas clients in Alberta and throughout Canada,” said Nashir Jiwani, Vice President, Canada, CSA Group. “We are also committed to developing leading standards and building world-class facilities to meet the needs of our clients around the world.”
Hougen Manufacturing, inventor of the mag drill annular cutter and leading manufacturer for magnetic drills has added a new electro-hydraulic hole puncher to their lineup of hole punching machines. The new Hougen-Ogura model 75006PR features a lightweight single body construction allowing the operator to punch holes in steel in as little as 4 seconds. The new “Power Retractable” Punch system provides the user the option to power reverse the punch back out of hole if needed. This improves productivity in harder, more elastic materials which tend to grip the punch (not allowing it to auto return to the home position) after the hole is produced.
The 75006PR hole puncher uses only electrical power to operate the motor and the self-contained hydraulic system. No additional hydraulic pumps or hoses are needed. The 75006PR provides 26.9 tons of punching pressure to punch round holes up to 15/16” (23.8mm) in diameter and oblong holes up to 11/16” x 13/16” (18mm x 21mm). The maximum material thickness is 1/2” (12.7mm) The unit can punch holes in flat bar, H-steel, angle iron and channel. The punch unit weighs 62.9 lbs (28.5 kg).
TransCanada Corporation has announced that the National Energy Board (NEB) has issued its report recommending the federal government approve the company's proposed $1.7 billion North Montney Mainline Project.
"The Project is a critical component in the infrastructure chain between prolific and growing Canadian gas supply and existing and new markets, and the NEB recommendation is a significant milestone for the growth of our NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "This Project and the NGTL System are important parts of TransCanada's $46 billion capital growth plan, which includes more than $14 billion in proposed natural gas pipeline projects to support the emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry on the west coast of British Columbia."