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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.
The Power MIG 210 MP from Lincoln Electric is a multi-process welder for the hobbyist, educator or small contractor who wants to perform MIG welding and a lot more, including DC stick, DC TIG and self-shield flux-cored wire welding.
Push-and-turn digital controls and a color display screen make setup and operation intuitive and easy, while the all-metal wire drive and sturdy sheet metal construction make the welder rugged and ready for any job in the home or small shop.
ASCO Numatics has introduced its ASCO 364 Series spool valve for control panel applications in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. The new valve combines compact construction with low-power options that feature higher operating pressures and temperature ratings than competitive models.
“ASCO’s new spool valve incorporates rugged 316L stainless steel construction and our proven solenoid valve technology for the greatest corrosion resistance and highest reliability in harsh upstream exploration and production environments,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “The valves are designed for drop-in replacement and compatibility with most existing control panel applications, and popular versions are available through our ASCO TODAY and ASCO 5Day quick-shipping programs. This makes them ideal for maintenance programs that require long-lived products with rapid delivery,” he said.
Atlas Copco Portable Energy has announced the new XRVS 1550+, a portable compressor that offers variable pressure and flow settings with the DrillAirXpertsystem. The new compressor has been specially designed for demanding oil and gas projects from drilling to pipeline testing.
Building on the widely accepted XRVS 1000+ platform, Atlas Copco extended its DrillAir range by offering a complete line of efficient, high-pressure air compressors.
Atlas Copco’s B7-41/1000 Hurricane boosters help drill and service crews achieve high penetration rates with small equipment footprints. The boosters’ small footprints also make them easy to transport between drilling and service sites.
Underground water is diverted away from drill bits using the boosters’ powerful output. The B7-41 boosters generate more than 2,000 cfm flow at a maximum 1,000 psi to assist in pushing water up the borehole from hundreds of feet below ground. Removing underground water allows the down-the-hole air hammers to efficiently power through rock formations by reducing water pressure in the borehole.
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Swift Worldwide Resources, a supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has expanded its North American presence by opening an office in Terrace, British Columbia.
Up and coming liquefied natural gas projects in Kitimat, Prince Rupert, and the surrounded areas led to the new branch's opening. In Terrace, Swift will be strategically located to staff permanent and contract positions in engineering, pipeline and safety.
C-FER Technologies is leasing a new $14 million research and testing facility to further enhance Alberta’s leadership in advancing technologies that increase safety and improve efficiency in support of responsible resource development.
C-FER’s new facility features:
- A full-scale underground leak simulator for liquid pipelines
- One of the world’s largest deep water pressure vessel
- A first of its kind indoor tailings testing facility
- An ultra-high load testing system for pipelines
A world-leading nanotechnology researcher has come to Canada’s energy capital to become the first Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) at the University of Calgary.
Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) Michelle Rempel has announced $10 million in federal funding to the university over seven years to create the CERC for Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs. These funds will be matched by the University of Calgary.
KSB Pumps Inc. is offering pump system operators in Canada a new on-site performance monitoring and analysis service. System Efficiency Services (SES) combines on-site data collection with KSB’s deep expertise in pump operations to provide pump owners with a comprehensive picture of how their system is running.
The starting point for SES is the collection of multiple system parameters (power consumption, pressures, flow rates, pump and motor vibration, pump speeds, etc.) at a number of locations on the system and over a range of operating conditions. “These measurements give us the information we need to understand exactly how the system is running”, reports Gary Zeidler, Manager of KSB Pumps’ Service Division. “By comparing the system characteristics to performance curves provided by the pumps’ manufacturers, we can learn a lot about how efficiently the pumps are operating in thesystem.” Zeidler continues: “If we find that pumps are spending a lot of time operating at low levels of efficiency, we can recommend changes that will reduce energy costs and usually mean smoother running and longer pump life.” Online monitoring of pump performance can also be useful for trouble-shooting and for identifying performance problems before they cause equipment failures.
Flow-Cal, Inc. has announced that long-time customer EXCO Resources has upgraded their FLOWCAL measurement software from version 7 to version 8, and added FLOWCAL Enterprise Liquids to provide further efficiency in validating their company’s liquid volumes.
EXCO Resources, an exploration and processing company for natural gas and oil, first installed the FLOWCAL software in 2007, and has continued to expand their system as their organization and assets have grown. With the decision to upgrade to FLOWCAL version 8, EXCO’s operational capabilities will increase through application improvements. Toolbar updates, enhanced user security, and the ability to add descriptions and store reports for archival purposes are several features EXCO can utilize with FLOWCAL’s version 8 software.
BoxLink includes four lockable, die-cast zinc tie-down cleats, and provides a unique interface to the box for improved flexibility and organization, as well as additional locations for tie-downs.