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Doosan Portable Power introduces dual-flow air compressor with 210 cfm high-pressure mode

For reduced downtime, the P250/HP210 runs eight hours at 100 percent load on low-pressure mode and nine hours at 100 percent load on high-pressure mode.

Doosan Portable Power has introduced the P250/HP210 Tier 4 Final portable air compressor. The "two-in-one" model delivers the pressure and flow typically supplied by two units in a single air compressor. The P250/HP210 is the only air compressor on the market to offer 210 cfm high-pressure mode.

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FLIR launches industry-first high-definition handheld cooled optical gas imaging camera for oil and gas inspection professionals

The new GF620 is FLIR's highest resolution OGI camera. Equipped with a 640x480 infrared detector, the camera is calibrated to measure temperature, allowing the user to assess the thermal contrast between the gas and the background scene, and adjust it to improve visibility.

FLIR Systems, Inc. has introduced what it calls the industry's first high-definition (HD), handheld optical gas imaging (OGI) camera, the FLIR GF620. Designed for oil and gas industry professionals, the GF620 camera sets a new standard for detecting and visualizing invisible leaks of hydrocarbons, such as methane, and common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). With four times the pixels of previous models, the HD resolution GF620 helps inspectors survey for fugitive hydrocarbon emissions from further, safer distances than possible with lower-resolution OGI cameras. 

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ARC Resources Ltd. reports fourth quarter and year-end 2018 financial and operational results

ARC Resources Ltd. has reported its fourth quarter and year-end 2018 financial and operational results. Fourth quarter production averaged 136,502 boe per day, net income was $159.7 million ($0.45 per share), funds from operations totaled $208.6 million ($0.59 per share), and net debt was $702.7 million as at December 31, 2018. 

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2019 Ram Chassis Cab brings capability and advanced technology

While keeping true to the work truck mission, Ram Chassis Cab designers worked closely with engineering to give Ram's line of halo-capability trucks an optional level of comfort with the new Limited model for those customers who have an enthusiast's passion and want a fitting truck to handle the weight.

The new 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab will usher in a new generation of work trucks — one that leads the segment in capability, but also never-before-offered comfort and technology. Ram Chassis Cab trucks are the most durable, most capable and most confident cab and chassis trucks Ram has ever engineered. With a towing capacity up to 35,220 pounds, the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds and payload up to 12,510 pounds, Ram's heaviest haulers are built for unforgiving duty cycles while achieving new levels of efficiency and upfitter friendliness.

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Schneider Electric research tracks corporate energy and sustainability progress, obstacles

More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action.

Schneider Electric has released the 2019 Corporate Energy & Sustainability Progress Report, a look at the global trends, barriers and opportunities impacting enterprise energy and carbon-management programs. Although corporate teams responsible for these efforts still struggle with funding and data, the report reveals that a majority of large companies have set public-facing sustainability targets — goals that are driving the adoption of innovative strategies and technologies, and shifting perceptions of the value of conservation and climate action.

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Malaysian refinery trusts Rotork Client Support Programme for tailored valve actuation management

Awarded to Rotork Malaysia, the CSP will run for two years initially, with the option to extend to four. It is designed to meet the company's specific needs, encompassing 157 Rotork electric actuators, a Rotork Master Station and Pakscan control loop testing facility.

The Rotork Client Support Programme (CSP) has been chosen by the Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad for the asset management of Rotork valve actuation equipment at its Port Dickson refinery, which is the leading refiner, manufacturer and supplier of petroleum products in Malaysia.

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Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) announces new global UAV service for members

To facilitate the service on a global basis, and to ensure the shortest time to mobilization, OSRL has signed ‘call-off agreements' with a number of third-party UAV providers around the world.

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) has expanded its member offer with the launch of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) service. The new service aims to enhance preparedness and response capabilities to better support members' needs in the event of a spill.

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Average January rig count for Canada sees increase: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes, a GE company announced  that the Baker Hughes international rig count for January 2019 was 1,023, down 2 from the 1,025 counted in December 2018, and up 63 from the 960 counted in January 2018. The international offshore rig count for January 2019 was 241, up 7 from the 234 counted in December 2018, and up 45 from the 196 counted in January 2018.

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MGX Minerals announces oilsands lithium extraction and wastewater treatment system deployments

MGX Minerals Inc. and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions are pleased to report a second deployment of an advanced wastewater treatment system is near completion and commissioning is expected shortly. The system is capable of processing up to 10 cubic metres per hour. The system will significantly reduce greenhouse gases through energy savings on steam generation. The technology provides superior treatment outcomes when compared to conventional technology which requires offsite trucking and high cost (due to toxicity) disposal. 

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BHGE introduces light non-composite conventional frac plug

Constructed completely of an engineered alloy material, the MILLITE plug does not contain any heavy metal or ceramic parts, making it the lightest conventional plug on the market.

Baker Hughes, a GE company has introduced the MILLITE lightweight frac plug, which mills out more smoothly and cleans up better than any other conventional frac plug on the market, cutting costs and helping customers achieve first oil faster.

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Suncor Energy reports fourth quarter 2018 results

Funds from operations were $2.007 billion ($1.26 per common share) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $3.016 billion ($1.83 per common share) in the prior year quarter.

Suncor saw a slower fourth quarter in 2018 than the year previously thanks to price differentials and other factors, but overall experienced a solid 2018, according to the company's Q4 earnings statement.

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Multifunction tailgate added to 2019 Ram 1500

Unlike other multi-element tailgates, the Ram Multifunction Tailgate is trailer-friendly and does not require that the trailer and hitch be removed before opening. With a 907 kg (2,000 lb) load rating, Ram Multifunction Tailgate retains all of the traditional tailgate's capability.

Ram Truck has introduced a new Multifunction Tailgate that adds even greater cargo-management and storage utility.  The Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate feature is unique among all pickups, according to the manufacturer, and offers customers cargo-access flexibility without compromise.  

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Digital transformation has tangible benefits for businesses and organizations: Schneider Electric study

Up to 80% savings in CapEx (Engineering Costs and Time Optimization); and a whopping 85% savings in OpEx (Energy Consumption) reported, among others. The report is based on a study of 230 customer projects over the last 5 years, producing deep, quantifiable, business benefits.

Schneider Electric has released the Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report 2019, presenting concrete evidence of the power of digitization across the spectrum of global industry, commerce and the public sector. This evidence takes the form of deep, quantifiable, business benefits derived from a repository of 230 customer projects Schneider Electric completed in the last five years across 41 countries - all employing the company's architecture and platform, EcoStruxure.

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FLIR launches Its first uncooled methane gas detection camera

“Optical gas imaging technology is a real benefit to industries that use or produce methane, but the cost of the technology has been a barrier for some customers.”

The FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR is FLIR Systems, Inc.'s first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. This handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain. The GF77 provides methane gas detection capability at roughly half the price of cooled gas inspection thermal cameras, to empower the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions and ensure a safer work environment.  

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Bedrock Automation and Wood partner to advance Open Secure Automation

Bedrock Automation, the maker of the world's most secure open industrial control system (ICS), has established a partnership agreement with Wood, a globally recognized integration provider.  Under the agreement, Wood's automation and control group will deliver Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) to its clients in energy and industrial markets. Wood has active membership in The Open Process Automation Forum, which is focused on the development of a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture. 

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Industrial controller from Opto 22 adds new programming options

A free software upgrade adds standard IEC 61131-3 programming methods, increasing options available to controls engineers for ease of use and versatility.

Opto 22 announces the addition of international standard IEC 61131-3 programming options in its groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller. Adding these new programming options to the existing flowchart and custom user-written options in groov EPIC gives control engineers the ability to program using a variety of languages they already know, while taking advantage of the EPIC's extended capabilities for automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications. All IEC 61131-3 standard languages are supported by groov EPIC, including Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Ladder Diagram (LD).

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