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Taking a closer look at torque tooling requirements

Whether connecting a blowout preventer on a drilling rig or installing a bundle for a heat exchanger in a refinery turnaround, one of the last, and most critical, steps in completing the work is to torque the fasteners on the flanged connections. The likely tool available is a hydraulic torque wrench, but as most industry technicians know, these tools are slow and can present safety and environmental challenges. 

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Endress+Hauser offers device configuration tablets for general purpose and hazardous zones

Endress+Hauser is offering two universal, device configuration tablet PCs that provide especially fast, efficient one-click mobile device configuration and plant asset management in hazardous environments. With these robust, touch-enabled Field Xpert tablet PCs ­­- model SMT77 for Cl. 1 Div. 1 and SMT70 for Cl. 1 Div. 2 - maintenance staff can manage virtually all digitally communicating Endress+Hauser and other field instruments throughout their entire life cycle. Both can be utilized just as effectively in non-hazardous parts of the same facilities.

Emerson formation evaluation software boosts understanding of conditions

Emerson announced the release of Geolog 19, the latest version of its formation evaluation software suite.  This release includes new display formats that enhance collaboration between subsurface specialists. This includes representation of zonal data as crossplot and histogram tracks so that geoscientists can better understand the relationships between rock formation pressures, stresses, and mud weights, for example. The release also enhances its data connectivity and "openness" features with direct streaming of wellsite information transfer standard markup language (WITSML) data into Geolog's geosteering application, expanded connectivity to third-party applications, including Petrel 2019, and the integration of Python scripts for enhanced customization with no separate installation.

Metegrity announces VisionsGo: first of its kind mobile solution for asset inspections

Metegrity, a globally trusted provider of quality and asset integrity management (AIM) software solutions, announces the launch of VisionsGo: a new mobile technology for asset inspections management. This first-of-its-kind technology empowers companies with the ability to execute, perform, collect and analyze all asset inspection data directly from the field via mobile tablet.