New products and services for the pipeline industry, from Moyno, International Society of Automation, Cubility and more.
Moyno, a unit of Robbins and Myer
Moyno Progressing Cavity Pumps are capable of handling clean, clear liquids as well as thick, abrasive, and corrosive fluids and slurries, even with viscosities over 1,000,000 cps. The product line includes models capable of generating flow rates up to 2,500 gpm and pressures to 2,100 psi. A progressing cavity design results in a gentle, low-shear discharge, while a pulsation-free flow rate improves metering capabilities. The pumps are typically used for drilling mud, crude or heavy oil transfer, chemical injection, water injection or multi-phase fluid transfer. 1-877-4UMOYNO, www.moyno.com.
International Society of Automation (ISA)
The International Society of Automation has introduced a new course, Process Safety Fundamentals (EC50CT), on leading process safety concepts, standards and procedures. The course accentuates the need to regard process safety as a fundamental daily priority. Process safety focuses on preventing significant industrial accidents, such as fires, explosions and chemical releases, in facilities dealing with hazardous materials. In addition to explaining the purpose and value of ISA84 standards, the course covers legal requirements, reveals how to determine and manage safety risks, emphasizes the importance of maintenance in the operational phase, discusses the differences between various industry-applicable standards and serves as a preparatory course for a more advanced ISA offering. 919-549-8411, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.isa.org/PR13/EC50CT.
Cubility’s MudCube is a compact, fully closed smart mud treatment system that reduces the fluid adhesion on cuttings by 90%. This eliminates emissions and reduces vibration and noise. The system’s vacuum conveyor system allows the technology to operate cleanly and safely without the high g-forces, degradation of cuttings and fluid vapor pollution associated with conventional technology. www.cubility.com.
Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems
The Climax VM9000 heavy-duty portable valve repair system permits operators to repair globe valves from 14 to 30 inches in diameter. The system will grind and machine pressure-seal bores and valve seats, and is designed for quick and easy set-up. Operators can switch from single-point machining to grinding in minutes, and the grinding head produces a 16 Ra finish, assuring LLRT passage. The system includes two separate power sources: a compact hydraulic motor that provides low-speed torque for precise control of the rotational drive, and two precision pneumatic drive systems that provide power for the axial feed system and for the accessory grinding attachment. The pneumatic system has been designed to protect the operator from coming into contact with potentially contaminated particles that may be formed during the valve repair process.www.climaxportable.com.
Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV digital automation system and its project and engineering support services have passed annual best practice standards set by Wurldtech Security Technologies for responding to increased global cyber-security threats. Building on industry security requirements set by the International Instrument Users Association, the program was created to independently certify that manufacturer policies and practices meet and exceed these requirements. http://www.emersonprocess.com.
Inline Services is now providing small, portable, disposable 22 Hrz transmitters. The company says the units are price competitive to traditional rental units and available in XSD 3-4”, SD 6-8”, MD- 8”-26” and LD 30”. 281-401-8142.
Rupture Pin Technology
Rupture Pin Technology has created a nylon valve for applications requiring a plastic relief valve for corrosion resistance or a lightweight valve to handle over-pressure protection. The valve can be designed to sense upstream, downstream or differential pressure, as well as low and pulsating pressure. The pin buckles at a specific pressure with a standard accuracy of +/-5%. The valve’s operation can be determined either visually or remotely by using a proximity switch. The pin is external to the flow and the line does not need be opened in order to change the pin. Pin replacement can be accomplished within seconds. www.rupturepin.com.
Environmental Gasket Co. Ltd.
Kammprofile, jacketed and corrugated gaskets are now available from Environmental Gasket Co. Kammprofile gaskets are semi-metallic gaskets that can be used for applications from low to very high pressure. The gaskets consist of a metal core with corrugated grooves and a soft layer of sealing material bonded to either face. The corrugated metal core is a very effective seal in applications where high temperatures, high pressures and fluctuating conditions exist, especially at high seating loads. Jacketed gaskets are made with a metal jacket enclosed over a high-temperature soft filler. These gaskets are widely used for heat exchangers, valves and pumps. Corrugated gaskets are designed with a corrugated metallic core enclosing soft compressed sealing material. They are widely used in severe applications involving extreme environments and thermal cycles. email@example.com, www.environmentalgasket.com.
Nitrogen Services, LLC
Nitrogen Services, LLC supplies bulk nitrogen gas, which is produced on site by truck-mounted generators. In partnership with CNS-USA, the company provides units capable of generating flow rates from 0 to 1650 SCFM and pressures from 0 to 4000 psig at lower cost than traditional nitrogen supply. Multiple units can be tied together to provide higher flow rates if needed. 432-218-8867.
Endress+Hauser has launched E-direct, an online store that allows customers to order pressure transducers and switches, temperature switches and thermometers, paperless recorders, digital displays, level switches and flowmeters and also pH, conductivity and oxygen analytical transmitters. The web site provides general application, function and approval information along with details on available electrical connections, process connections, accessories and temperature and pressure tolerance for each configuration of the selected instrument or analyzer. Detailed product information, technical specifications, dimensional drawings, 360-degree rotating views of products are available, with complete pricing including volume discounts to customers that buy in bulk. www.e-direct.us.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced a new battery charge/jump-start option for its Trailblazer 325 EFI with Excel power engine-driven welder/generator. This option adds 75 amps (12/24 volts) of battery charging capability and 350 amps (12/24 volts) of battery jump-starting power to a welder/generator designed to extend runtimes by 50 percent, reduce fuel use by as much as 35 percent, reduce noise by 68 percent, and provide a smaller and lighter footprint for ease of integration on work trucks. The machine offers 325 amps of welding power at 100 percent duty cycle and 12,000 watts peak/10,500 watts continuous generator power for running jobsite tools. A new feature provides independent weld and generator power, ensuring no interaction between the welding arc and jobsite tools such as grinders and chop saws. Another new technology automatically adjusts the engine speed to run at lower speeds determined by the welding load applied to the machine. www.millerwelds.com.
ABB and GlobaLogix
ABB and GlobaLogix have partnered to provide a new SCADA Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that is based on ABB’s SCADAvantage product. GlobaLogix has built a secure and redundant cloud-based infrastructure to host ABB’s SCADA platform. The infrastructure provides access to 53 data centers in North America with 2048 bit encryption that exceeds the current Department of Defense standards. The infrastructure also complies with the most stringent Tier 4 data center standards from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for mission critical computer systems. The standard requires fully redundant subsystems and compartmentalized security zones. Additional security is provided by Citrix authentication installed on each of the client’s laptops, desktops and tablets that provide access to the cloud-hosted SCADA system. Field operators can optionally be provided with password protected web access to read-only data and key information to reduce exposure to attacks and prevent operator errors. www.globlx.com, www.abb.com.
C-Nav has launched of its latest GNSS Real-time tide measurement package, C-Tides, which combines the vertical accuracy of the company’s GNSS Precise Point Positioning service with the latest advanced ocean and coastal tides models. The suite features real-time filters and vessel dynamics, choice of world-wide Mean Sea Surface or regional reference frame models, and tidal prediction for mission planning. Utilities include data smoothing and outlier rejection, harmonic analysis, Doodson X0 filter and a LAT option. www.cnav.com.
AW-Lake Company has released the new MX 9000 Process Monitor, an all-in-one monitor for flow rate, total, limit, batch and ratio measurements. It also reports pressure, temperature and information from other devices with analog signals. The design uses a modular approach to allow for flexibility and expandability, and features plug-in option boards, a backlit display with color-coded indicator and a USB port. The option board slot permits the addition of relay outputs, networking, voltage/current inputs, frequency output, 2nd isolated current loop, and 120/240VAC input power. 800-850-6110, www.aw-lake.com.
Nextteq’s line of Gastec pumps and detector tubes measure gases and vapors in over 600 applications. The pump is designed to be easy-to-use, lightweight and rugged and avoid any partial samples. One feature provides on-the-spot measurement of ambient temperature for tests that require temperature correction. The direct-read length of stain tubes offers distinct lines of demarcation for easier viewing. 877-32-2333, www.nextteq.com.
The TLV Corporation V1P Piston Trap Station features a forged steel body with a rugged, compact, and versatile design intended to minimize installation area and easily adapt to plant PMA requirements. It employs a high performance CLASS 800 piston valve comprised of upper and lower valve rings made of alternating layers of stainless steel and graphite that provide tight sealing, suitable for PMA to 725 psig and PMO 725 psig. It also features a 2-bolt universal connector, which permits trap unit replacement in minutes without disturbing piping, and a built-in screen. An optional BD2 blowdown valve is available on some models for blowdown and trap testing. 704-597-9070, www.tlv.com.
SOR Inc. has launched the SOR® 805QS, a compact, rugged, explosion-proof pressure switch-transmitter with independent discrete and continuous outputs (either 4-20mA or 1-5VDC). The product features a three-year warranty and is hermetically sealed and enclosed in a stainless steel housing. An optional flush diaphragm seal is designed to prevent substances from clogging the pressure port, including oil and petroleum with high concentrations of paraffin. The switch set points and continuous output zero and span points are field adjustable via the optional calibration kit. When the unit loses its power source or stops working, all three switch actions are designed to change to the open state indicating a fault condition. www.sorinc.com.
Hobart Brothers Company
Hobart Brothers Company has consolidated its five brands of filler metals, Hobart, McKay, Tri-Mark, Corex and MAXAL, under the single Hobart brand. The brand now includes a full product line of tubular wires (metal-cored and flux-cored), solid wires and stick electrodes for welding carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels and aluminum and options for hardfacing. 800-424-1543, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.HobartBrothers.com.
Pergam Technical Services Inc.
The Laser Methane Mini is a handheld device to detects methane at a distance of up to 100 ft in seconds. By simply pointing the laser beam at the inspection area, the level of methane is displayed in parts per million/meters (ppm x m). An acoustic and visual alarm indicates when methane is detected. All of the leak detection data can be stored on a smartphone via an Android Operating System application. A complete audit trail of the entire inspection is downloaded to the phone. www.pergamusa.com.
Paradigm Flow Services
Paradigm Flow Services has developed software to model pipelines for its Pipe-Pulse system, which remediates pipeline blockages using pressure pulses. The STATIS software can build detailed models of pipelines or umbilicals, including components such as flexible risers. This allows the company to determine the optimum amplitude pulse to be used, and calculate the generated stress within the pipeline walls. The software is used to optimize setup, track the effectiveness of operations and generate reports. Comparisons can be made between an expected (modelled) response and the received response in real time. www.paradigmflow.com.
E. H. Wachs
E.H. Wachs has released four new videos on its YouTube channel, highlighting products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors and field machinists estimate production times, specify products and learn pipe cutting, beveling, and weld prep best practices. One video features methods to calculate estimates when bidding on a pipe maintenance or pipe repair job. Another demonstrates machines in the field and discusses the benefits of using cold cutting equipment and simultaneous cutting and beveling. A third exhibits machining methods, applications, weld preps and benefits of using cold cutting (machining) versus torch cutting and grinding for weld preps.
Pioneer Energy Services
Pioneer Energy Services has begun testing trucks powered by compressed natural gas and has received delivery of its first vehicle. The bi-fuel truck is a 2013 Chevrolet 2500HD 4X4 Extended Cab able to run on both gasoline and CNG. The truck starts with a gasoline engine but then switches automatically to run on CNG. When the truck runs out of CNG, the engine switches back to run on gasoline. The company cited availability of CNG fueling stations in the Houston area and the $1.99 per gallon equivalent cost of CNG fuel as a rationale for the effort. The company is also testing natural gas capable engines on three of its drilling rigs, estimating that it could save $700,000 per year per rig by using a blend of natural gas and diesel fuel, while reducing emissions by 70%. www.pioneeres.com.