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Drones sniff out methane leaks from the air in Southwest Research Institute project

Portable vehicle scales​ help heavy-haul carriers stay compliant

Heavy-haul carriers transport oversized objects using public roadways. While these loads may weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds, operators must still comply with permitted limits, while also completing their job safely. Intercomp has a variety of options to fill this unique application for a range of applications including construction, oil & gas, waste and recycling, heavy-haul transportation and electrical utility.

Dow describes how biocides benefit fracturing operations

Without an effective microbial control program in place, an entire oil and gas operation can be at risk. Utilizing a tailored approach to microbe management can help prevent corrosion and hydrocarbon souring, while maximizing the value of your well. A new video from Dow Microbial Control explains how biocides help protect valuable assets from the harmful effects of bugs often found in the water-saturated environment of hydraulic fracturing.

Volvo improves heavy haul with VNX launch

Volvo Trucks has boosted its heavy haul options for truck buyers with the release of the new VNX at a media event held at its Dublin, VA customer centre. The new addition features several models designed for everything from short hauls to those heading across country.

Use Boom Float to improve cycle times, fuel efficiency and more

Operators have plenty to manage. Features that make a job simpler and more efficient are always welcome. Volvo Boom Float relieves pump pressure from the cylinder when lowering the boom, reallocating pressure appropriately for faster cycle times, more accurate grading and improved fuel efficiency. Watch for Boom Float operating tips. 

TESTS SHOW VOLVO AT 20 PERCENT LOWER COST PER TON

The Volvo EC350E and EC380E were put up against two industry leaders to see how each would perform in terms of productivity and fuel efficiency. The four comparable machines were equipped with fuel meters and put through the same test, loading trucks at maximum power. The results were used to calculate estimated time and cost to move 551,156 U.S. tons (500,000 metric tons) of material. Calculations are based on 50-minute work hours, 8 hours per day.

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Purge pipes at low cost with Weld Purge Film

When tubes and pipes of certain materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, nickel alloys and zirconium are welded together, it is desirable to purge the oxygen out of the inside of the weld zone to prevent it from reacting with the hot metal and causing oxidation, porosity and corrosion.

Switch to MultiStrike for an improved Tungsten Electrode performance

Tungsten Electrodes are used when arc welding with the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) process or Plasma welding. It is necessary to grind tungsten electrodes after they have touched the molten weld pool or the filler rod to the tungsten, which is not only time consuming but can be a hazard to health.

BC Premier drives LNG discussion in Japanese meetings

Premier Christy Clark continued to advocate for British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry with the renewal of an agreement between B.C. and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), while on a trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.

Request to extend Northern Gateway sunset clause submitted to NEB

Northern Gateway and the 31 Aboriginal Equity Partners, as represented by four Stewards, have filed a request with the National Energy Board for a three-year extension to the sunset clause to allow the Project the time needed to receive legal and regulatory certainty and to continue important discussions with First Nations and Métis communities. More time is required to advance dialogue with coastal communities in northwest British Columbia. 

Petro-Canada Lubricants makes leading hydraulic fluid even better with the launch of next generation HYDREX

Petro-Canada Lubricants, has reformulated its HYDREX line of hydraulic fluids to deliver leading wear protection, greater energy efficiencies, extended oil life and strong performance in wide temperature ranges. Customers have come to know HYDREX, an industry leader for more than a decade, as a high-performance fluid that exceeds the demands of today’s advanced hydraulic systems – even in harsh environments.

Schneider Electric to integrate IntelliView’s leak detection technology in pipeline management system

Telvent Canada Ltd. (part of Schneider Electric) and IntelliView Technologies Inc. have formed an agreement to collaborate and deliver IntelliView’s video analytics based leak detection technology as an integrated offer in the Schneider Electric Enterprise Pipeline Management System (ePLMS) applications suite, specifically within the OASyS DNA SCADA system platform. The agreement is effective immediately.

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Safety Video: Multi-Spectrum infrared FL4000H detector distinguishes flames versus welding

A new Flame Detection Video from General Monitors demonstrates how the FL4000H Multi-Spectrum Infrared Flame Detector responds to flames 210 feet away, as well as its immunity to arc welding. The FL4000H Detector leads the industry in quickly detecting flames at the furthest distance, monitors them longer, and prevents nuisance false alarms.

New Bearings Plus Video Highlights Commitment, Craftsmanship

Bearings Plus, a Waukesha Bearings business, is proud to announce the release of a video highlighting the precision, reliability and engineering that characterize the company’s fluid film bearing and sealing solutions. The new video, which premiered at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston this month, underscores the dedication and expertise of the Bearings Plus team in returning rotating machinery to peak performance.

MSA Fall Protection: New YouTube Videos

Need to make sense of OSHA’s rules and regs for proper fall protection? Watch this new MSA video for a practical explanation of personal fall arrest systems. Learn about the three main components of a personal fall arrest system for maximum protection against falls from heights in this fast-moving overview.

Hydraulic Fracturing set to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Using Waterless Solution

Millennium Stimulation Services is introducing a patented process of using Energized Natural Gas (ENG) as a fluid solution for hydraulic fracturing. This process allows a virtually complete replacement of water volumes while eliminating the need to vent gas or flare gas emissions into the atmosphere. E & P companies also stand to benefit from improved finding and development costs.

Trinity Power Helps Turn Flare Gas Into Electricity

Temporary Power Specialists at Trinity Power Rentals, Canada's leading temporary power rental provider, were recently involved with the installation of an alternative to flaring sweet natural gas at a remote Alberta location.

Hitachi to Develop Autonomous Haulage System

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., is to develop an Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) that is scheduled to be delivered to the global mining industry by 2017. Historically, Hitachi Construction Machinery has been committed to innovation and its interest in AHS technology will lead to increased flexibility for its customers, and improved safety and operation efficiency at mines around the world.

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Enerpac Pneumatic Torque Wrenches Provide Continuous Rotation, Delivering Constant, Controlled Torque

Enerpac has introduced its PTW-Series pneumatic torque wrenches, providing superior productivity and safe, simple operation. Featuring high-speed, continuous rotation that far exceeds that of similar hydraulic tools, the PTW-Series tools ensure constant torque output and reduce production downtime for bolting applications in mining, power generation and oil and gas industries.

Energy Recovery Secures Contract with ConocoPhillips

Energy Recovery, Inc., the leader in recycling fluid pressure in the oil and gas, chemical and water industries, has announced that the Company has secured the first sale of its IsoBoost system for midstream gas processing to ConocoPhillips. Specifically designed to increase the runtime and reliability while lowering operating expenditures in natural gas processing, the IsoBoost is an integrated skid-mounted solution that improves uptime, reduces operating costs, and offers a return on investment as quick as six months.

Introducing Fluke’s First HD Infrared Camera

Fluke Corporation has launched its highest resolution infrared camera ever: the Fluke TiX Series Infrared Cameras. The TiX1000 (with 1024 x 768 resolution), TiX660, and TiX640 (both 640 x 480) feature up to ten times the on-camera pixels as are available on standard 320 x 240 cameras and a large 5.6-inch articulating display to help quickly identify issues while still in the field. The TiX Expert Series delivers highly detailed image quality, the most advanced focusing options available on one infrared camera, and the versatility to capture accurate measurements from targets that are challenging, dangerous, or moving too fast.

Ebsray Series Regenerative Turbine Pumps & Bypass Valve Now Available from Blackmer for Autogas Market in Americas

Blackmer has announced the availability of Ebsray Series Regenerative Turbine Pumps and Model RV18 Bypass Valve for the North American Autogas market. These products will be available to the Americas market through Blackmer’s facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Recognized as a global leader in Autogas-handling applications – with decades of reliable performance in thousands of installations worldwide – Ebsray products are known for efficiency, reliability and performance.

Blackmer Produces Video Designed To Illustrate Proper Installation Of Oil-And-Gas Vapor-Recovery Compressors

Blackmer, a global leader in positive displacement and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, is pleased to announce the production and availability of a new video that has been designed to illustrate the proper installation of a vapor-recovery unit’s compressor in oil-and-gas production applications.

PS200 Multi Gas Monitor

GMI's state-of-the art PS200 is a rugged, lightweight, and reliable multi gas monitor ideal for personal protection in harsh environments, hotworks, and confined spaces. Watch the video to learn more.

Chevron Creates New Heavy Duty Category to Protect Engines in Severe Duty Operations

Chevron Products Company, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced heavy duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has unveiled a new category of heavy duty motor oil designed to address the growth of severe duty applications in on- and off-highway markets. Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is an API CJ-4 heavy duty diesel engine oil formulated using a new Chevron patent pending technology to provide key benefits for engines with “severe duty” cycles in on- and off-highway applications.

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