As automation continues to expand into diverse industrial sectors, the demand of fibre optic cable is already following suit and will continue to grow. For example, in both offshore and land-based oil rigs and platforms, high-speed fibre optic cable is required to control automation as well as monitor equipment status and communicate predictive notifications when components are in danger of failing. These capabilities create enormous cost savings by avoiding extended downtime due to catastrophic equipment failures.
AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration (STC) has launched its new JOFRA CTC-1205 compact temperature calibrator. This temperature calibrator offers improved calibration times over JOFRA's CTC-1200 calibrator and is ideal for waste incineration, power plants, oil and gas production as well as for the metal industry.
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to construct and operate the previously announced Pipestone Montney, Sour Deep-Cut Gas Processing Complex. The Pipestone Plant will be situated in the Pipestone area near Grande Prairie, Alberta and is designed to process approximately 100 MMcf/d of natural gas.
Festo's newest line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing - PTFEN - delivers excellent high pressure, heat, corrosion and hydrolysis resistance required for harsh operating environments in many process industries. Made of polytetrafluorethylene, this extremely robust tubing is TSE-free, resistant to cleaning agent and not affected by challenging ambient atmospheric conditions. Microbes and other active agents and contaminants don't stick to polytetrafluorethylene, making PTFEN tubing easier to clean and ideal for manufacturing in the chemical and other industries.
Kwispaa LNG has entered the next phase of project development with the submission of the Project Description to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The Project Description provides a comprehensive overview of Kwispaa LNG and represents the culmination of several years of engagement and planning, the results of which have been integrated into ongoing environmental studies and engineering work.
Devon Energy Corp. reported that additional facilities work at its Jackfish 1 heavy oil project in Alberta, Canada, is now complete and full-scale operations have been restored. The work at Jackfish 1 was related to minor facility repairs the company identified during recent turnaround startup activities. Devon elected to perform the incremental maintenance work that temporarily curtailed production as opposed to deferring the repairs to a future date.
Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets for over a century, features its K-Max Eccentric Plug Rotary Control Valve, one of the most versatile and robust valves of its type, and an improvement on the performance and durability of traditional rotary control valves. The K-Max incorporates the cam-action, low-friction plug operation that provides tight shutoff over a long service life in a variety of flow control applications, including high and low-pressure steam systems; clean, dirty, and corrosive liquids and gasses; and erosive and abrasive slurries.
Bronkhorst's EL-PRESS series digital electronic pressure transducers and controllers for gases and liquids have a well-proven compact thru-flow design. The instruments include a diaphragm type piezo-resistive pressure sensor for pressure measurement/control from lowest ranges 2 ... 100 mbar absolute, gauge or differential up to highest ranges 8 ... 400 bar absolute / gauge or 0,3 ... 15 bar dif.
National Crane has developed a tractor-mounted version of its popular NBT30H-2, the NBT30H-2 TM. The 30 USt machine was created as a response to the company's Voice of the Customer feedback program, an integral part of The Manitowoc Way. It went from concept to production in just eight months and was designed by a cross-functional team of experts from Manitowoc's Lift Solutions team and National Crane's Truck Modification Center, as well as the company's engineering team. The primary application for this machine will be oil field applications, but it will also be viable for everyday taxi crane service.
Originally developed for areas where pumps could not be used, the Red Goose uses product velocity to sample petroleum products from pipelines at flowing conditions. There are no moving parts during operation. No pump is ever needed for gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel or other refined petroleum products.
As hydraulic fracturing activity ramps up in colder locations across the United States to meet growing energy demand, harsher temperatures and environmental conditions remain a challenge. Providing the market with a cold-weather solution, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new products within its AQUCAR Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio: AQUCAR TN 250 LT Water Treatment Microbiocide and AQUCAR 7140 LT Water Treatment Microbiocide.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has released a hearing order setting out next steps and schedule as well as requests for information from Trans Mountain and Federal Authorities required for its reconsideration of aspects of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project pertaining to project-related marine shipping.
Prairie Provident Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced bought deal financing and strategic private placement, each led by Mackie Research Capital Corporation for total gross proceeds of $5.5 million, including exercise of the over-allotment option under the Bought Deal Financing.