Powered by a 74.5-hp (62kW) Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine, the new Ditch Witch RT80 ride-on trencher enables operators to perform big jobs in small places. The compact design and extensive axle capacity give the machine a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 pounds (17,690 kg) to meet the demands of any heavy-duty trenching job. Standard rear steering gives the machine a tight turning radius for improved maneuverability on small sites.
For improved versatility, a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive control provides more options as jobsite conditions and requirements change. Further advancing versatility and productivity, the RT80 features a standard cruise control system for automatic adjustment to ground speed to changing soil condition. The system also senses engine loads and automatically adjusts ground drive speed to maintain maximum production.
Thunder Creek Equipment has introduced its all-new 1,200-gallon bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, a turnkey system designed for use in both retail and large fleet operations, including on-road trucking and off-road construction.
The new bulk tank is built with the same manufacturing standards and focus on fluid purity that has made Thunder Creek a leader in the mobile storage, handling and dispensing of DEF. This ISO-compliant (ISO 22241) closed system is available with either a polyethylene DEF tank or an industry exclusive stainless steel tank, and can be outfitted with either single- or dual-sided dispensing stations.
PLATINUM Series controllers from OMEGA offer flexibility in temperature and process measurement and control. While extremely powerful and versatile, great care has gone into designing a product that is very easy to set-up and use. The PLATINUM Demo & Training unit provides a fully integrated temperature control system suitable as a platform to investigate the use of closed loop (PID) and simple on/ off temperature control in both heating and cooling applications.
The demo unit includes a CN8DPT-144-C24-EIP-DC controller, powered by 12 Vdc, 2A universal AC to DC adaptor. It has a thermoelectric heating/ cooling element capable of 5 to 50°C setpoint and a Type K thermocouple for temperature readings. The unit comes with panel mounted USB and ethernet connectivity, an alarm indicator, a 4 to 20 mA remote set-point potentiometer, a pushbutton digital input, and an aluminum plate allowing the user to feel the temperature response.
Prinoth has introduced its new Panther T16 track carrier equipped with the innovative R.A.D. chassis (Rapid Attach Design). The carrier was launched during the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE 2015).
The new Panther carrier generates extremely low ground pressure even when loaded to its maximum capacity: up to 15,200 kg (33,500 pounds). Through optimum load distribution over its innovative and exclusive chassis design, the Panther T16 can be easily outfitted with the right tool to work in any sector.
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VMAC's RAPTAIR-G30 is a high performance, gas engine driven, rotary screw compressor which has a price point comparable to its reciprocating gas drive competitors, but with reliability, durability and performance that is synonymous with VMAC rotary screw compressors. This marks the first time a rotary screw air compressor has been able to compete in the smaller CFM gas drive market.
At a continuous 30 CFM at 100 PSI (tested to ASME standards), it provides enough power to get most day-to-day jobs done, only faster because the RAPTAIR-G30 rotary screw compressor is rated for 100 percent duty cycle, meaning it never stops producing the air that is required. With VMAC's WHASP tank technology, both the air and oil are cooled in this fully integrated package, eliminating the need for bulky accessories. And with the constant and smooth air delivery of the VMAC rotary screw air end, most customers will not require a large cumbersome receiver tank.
The oil and gas industry is by nature one of the most challenging environments in the world, so a high level of business integrity is critical to safely keep operations up and running. As a result of its commitment to continuous improvement in the industry, Trelleborg’s offshore operation in England has been awarded an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / Technical Specification (TS) 29001:2011 certification.
The standard defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of products for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
The use of pneumatic hammer drilling is a growing technique for many different operating conditions, including work in unconventional fields, according to experts in the drilling field.
Josh Marcus, senior product specialist of Atlas Copco Secoroc down-hole tools, said pneumatic hammer drilling gives drillers an advantage in all but the most extremely soft ground conditions. And when weighted drilling fluid is not required to control the formations, hammer drilling should be the favoured technique.
As a company that began in the gas detection business in the mid 1990s, we are often asked how things are different now than two decades ago. The anticipated answer is “quite a bit.”
That’s a fair expectation given that in 1995 most people were not online, 4 megabytes of memory on a computer hard drive was considered sufficient and a cellphone was, to many, a luxury. But while it is safe to say advances in gas detection equipment have not come as far as computers and cellphones, the technology has become more sophisticated and the core elements are more efficient, easier to use, and more reliable.
Today oil and gas companies employ a variety of tools and techniques for managing the data and information that is used to build complex machines and systems. A single power generation turbine, for instance, can have upwards of 4,000 parts, many of them serialized.
Databases, such as those used to support ERP, Asset Management, and non-conformance systems, may contain structured information about a specific turbine. But it is the unstructured data that contains the real “crown jewels”: the collective company IP domain-know how about a specific product. Unstructured data is much harder to manage because it is not represented as a row and column database (structured), but rather as a file (unstructured).
As a whole, the utility industry is facing plenty of challenges that can strain an organization’s ability to achieve strategic goals. An ageing infrastructure, transitional workforce, changing compliance and reliability standards, outdated business systems and models all contribute to an out-of-date utility operating system that could be hurting your business. In order to push the organization in a more positive direction, these challenges need to be systematically and efficiently resolved so they do not continue to disrupt the organization’s overall performance.
An organization’s enterprise asset management (EAM) has a direct impact on how the organization overcomes challenges. When the existing EAM system is enhanced and upgraded, an overwhelming situation becomes one that helps the organization reach operational, economic, environmental and technological goals.