Department: What's New

CASE Construction Equipment

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

CASE Construction Equipment recently introduced the 521F wheel loader that meets federal Tier 4 Final emissions standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. The new machine delivers best-in-class 131 net peak horsepower with an FPT Tier 4 Final-certified engine that also provides quick throttle response and impressive torque. The 22,948-pound wheel loader has a bucket breakout force of 19,303 pounds with 2.3-cubic-yard bucket capacity. The SCR technology allows the machine to handle inconsistent engine loads while running at peak performance without compromising power. www.CaseCE.com.

Schneider Electric

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Pipeline Trainer 1.0 has been released as part of Schneider Electric’s new SimSuite 7 framework. The SimSuite 7 offers three major area of improvement: Pipeline Trainer 1.0 responds to evolving technological needs of trainers by replacing the old text file method with a fully graphical, intuitive drag and drop feature; provides an entirely new level of flexibility through the inclusion of three different training levels: generic, hybrid and full scope that allows operators to upgrade from a generic to full scope trainer, which exactly models their pipeline system, without needing to do a new software […]

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has released its 116-page catalog showcasing everything from the Millermatic® 125 Hobby MIG and Millermatic® MIG Welder systems to welder generators, welding helmets and protective eyewear. Miller can provide specifications and comparisons on MIG welders, TIG welders and torches, stick welders, metal-cutting and engine-driven welder/generators, as well as automation, training solutions, fume extractors and Arc Armor® welding protection. MillerWelds.com

McElroy

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

McElroy has released the SmartFab™ 125, its first benchtop machine which offers a way to socket fuse pipe and fittings for polypropylene piping systems. The machine is portable and can be positioned on any flat surface for precise prefabrication on large assemblies. Features include inserts which can reduce ovality in pipe and fittings. It also has a pivoting heater to easily accommodate fittings located on either side of the machine. The SmartFab 125 has four jaws that adjust to any desired spacing and each jaw clamps individually which allows for a greater combination of pipe […]

Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Greene’s Energy Group, LLC was awarded a U.S. patent for its Closed Loop Separator, designed for high solids applications through reduced fluids velocity. This third-generation system is designed to increase safety by preventing the release of gas on location during well completion and intervention operations. The company says gas separation is optimized with addition of a 10-inch internal gas buster tube and an 8-inch vertical vent. www.greenesenergy.com

ENR General Machining Co.

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

The Model E2460 Tapping Machine from ENR General Machining Co. (ENR) provides a tapping size range of 24-60 inches with a Boring Bar Travel of 72, 120 and 140 inches. The machine has 6-inch 900# RTJ mounting flange as standard and is also available with a 600# RTJ front flange. The machine is hydraulically powered via a diesel hydraulic power unit. The ENR EQB-E2460 tapping machines is capable of operating up to 2,200 psig, allowing safe operations on lines up to full ANSI 900 operating pressures. The machine is operated via a hydraulic motor that provides […]

DEWALT

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

DEWALT launched its 4½-inch, small Angle Grinders (DWE4222N, DWE4222, DWE4224). They are designed for applications in tight spaces such as grinding and beveling steel, grinding welds, cutting pipe and steel plate and concrete surface prep. Improvements include the Lanyard Ready™ Connection, brake system, a Dust Ejection System™, an E-CLUTCH™ that activates in less than a tenth of a second when a wheel pinch/stall event is detected. www.dewalt.com

Rotork

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Rotork GO (gas-over-oil) actuators have been upgraded to provide a more compact and highly reliable solution for automating heavy-duty valve applications found in the gathering, pipeline transmission, compression, and storage of gas. The new generation of GO actuators is designed for service in harsh environments with a minimum of maintenance. The improved modular design is lighter, more compact, and incorporates advanced changes to functional specifications. The standard operating pressure range is 10-105 barg (145-1,500 psig), enabling a quarter-turn operating torque of up to 600,000 Nm and linear thrust of 5 million N. Higher torque and […]

Lincoln Electric

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Lincoln Electric is offering the Flextec® 350X welder and LN-25X wire feeder that uses a proprietary communications protocol to transfer operator voltage adjustments at the feeder to the power source hundreds of feet away using a common copper weld cable. No additional control cable is required. The result is said to be greater safety, quality and productivity for job-site and fab-shop environments. The Flextec 350X multi-process welding power source delivers premium arc performance for all DC wire, stick and TIG processes and gouging up to 3/16 inch (4.8 mm). www.lincolnelectric.com.

Inline Services

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Inline Services has new tracking equipment that can be used to monitor a pig’s location or movement throughout a pipeline. The pig-tracking equipment consists of receivers, geophones and transmitters. Receivers are used to reveal distinctive pulsing patterns of passing pigs. Geophones detect low sounds helping to indicate where the pig is in the pipeline. Transmitters are available in standard or custom types and operate by emitting electromagnetic fields at low frequencies (between 15-30Hz). Using these devices will help to greatly reduce the search area in the event a pig becomes stuck or lost in the […]

Technical Toolboxes

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Technical Toolboxes has released RSTRENG+, a cloud-based program.  Benefits of this version are real-time updates that will be constant vs. the desktop version that is once or twice a year. This will be based on your IT group’s procedures, company polices and agreements. Highlights of RSTRENG+ include: Enhanced graphics to assess corrosion pitting from short to long lengths; unlimited data points to ensure new technologies such as 3D tools can assess thousands of increments and depths for more accurate assessment of pressure calculations. www.technicaltoolboxes.com

What’s New: December 2015

December 2015 Vol. 242, No. 12

Inline Services

Inline’s polyurethane spheres are ideal for removing liquids from wet gas systems, product separation, hydrostatic line testing and wax control in crude oil pipelines. Our spheres are manufactured of high quality polyurethane for lasting service in the worst conditions. Inflatable spheres, 12-inch and larger are designed with two filling holes to ensure complete removal of the air inside the sphere. Spheres can also be manufactured out of medium and hard-density foam, coated in various polyurethane coatings and even equipped with brushes. www.inlineservices.com