September 2017, Vol. 244, No. 9

What's New

What's New

Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco released the Steam Jet Thermocompressors, which compresses low-pressure, often waste steam, to a higher acceptable pressure that can be utilized for other applications. The unit consists of three fundamental components: motive steam nozzle, suction body and a diffuser. This compact and lightweight design means it’s easy to install into a pipeline and enables overhead installations. A wide range of materials is available to suit specific  process requirements to ensure maximum operating efficiency including stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, chrome and molybdenum. The unit has no moving or rotating parts, so it requires minimal maintenance and can be installed in remote or inaccessible locations. Steam Jet Thermocompressors comply with the requirements of ASME B31.3 mechanical design standards.


The federal Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is offering a new online Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) mobile application – a simplified version of the web-based resource available to the public in March 2016. The oCFR app is available at Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. It provides access to PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Regulations in 49 CFR, Parts 100-180 for the classifying, handling, and packaging of hazardous materials by highway, rail, aircraft and vessel. The app also provides access to 49 CFR, Parts 190-199, dealing with federal minimum safety standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance, and spill-response planning for pipeline and liquefied natural gas facilities involved in the transportation of natural gas and hazardous liquids within the United States.


Axalta Coating Systems has released the latest addition to its high-temperature, corrosion-resistant internal pipe coatings. Nap-Gard® 7-0016 is a thermosetting epoxy powder that provides excellent chemical resistance in temperatures up to 150o C (302o F). The environments explored by oil and gas operators have higher temperatures and concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO-2), and other gas contaminants. These conditions require the use of costly metal chrome alloys to avoid pipeline corrosion and failure. The new generation of high-temperature coatings offers a low-cost alternative to protect the internal diameter of the world’s pipelines. Axalta’s Nap-Gard collection of powder coatings are used on external and internal oil, gas and water pipelines with single-, dual- and multi-layer application options. Nap-Gard also provides corrosion-protection solutions that can be used to coat valves, fittings and rebar.


GE will provide 11 Jenbacher J624 gas engines to APX Group in western Australia for its 45-megawatt (MW) Yamarna Power Station, which is being constructed to supply power to the Gruyere Gold Project. The Jenbacher J624 is the world’s first two-stage, turbocharged gas engine, and it offers significant advantages in such hot environments. The engines provide flexibility and can power up to 10,000 households; this model is based on GE’s proven Jenbacher Type 6 platform with over 4,300 units sold. Clarke Energy will engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the gas-fired power station. The Jenbacher J624 gas engines will be built in the company’s Jenbach, Austria facility and shipped during late 2017. Commissioning of both the pipeline and power station is expected to be in late 2018.

Miller Electric

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has enhanced its ArcReach technology with two new capabilities that allow for lower labor costs and improve productivity on construction sites. Cable Length Compensation (CLC™) technology makes the setup of welding parameters faster and easier by automatically compensating for voltage drops in the weld cable. This ensures the voltage welding operators set  is the same as what they get at the weld – even up to hundreds of feet from the power source. Adjust While Welding (AWW™) technology allows for precise adjustments and parameter changes at the wire feeder or remote without stopping the arc, so operators can make changes during welding to compensate for heat buildup, changes in weld position or variations in part fit-up. These capabilities are available by pairing enhanced ArcReach accessories with the new XMT 350 FieldPro™, which includes a polarity-reversing model that arrives in late 2017.


The portable Spill Station can be hung on a wall in any location where spills happen – including substations, warehouses, repair shops and more. Work from where it hangs or carry it to the spill. Available with oil-selective or chemical/hazmat sorbent, the Spill Station can be customized with items needed most, including safety goggles, rubber gloves, additional sorbent pads, Tuff Wipes™, epoxy putty, mini booms, disposal bags and even a non-sparking, square point shovel. Contents will clean or contain up to a 12-gallon spill.

Ametek Land

Ametek Land introduced its Model 4500 MkIII opacity and 4650 PM monitors, which have set the industry standards for compliance opacity and dust-concentration monitoring. With its patented technologies, the 4500 MkIII monitor achieves the highest available specification for the principal performance parameters as defined by the internationally recognized ASTM Standard D 6216-12. In addition, AMETEK Land’s Lancom 4 portable gas analyzer ensures ease-of-use onsite for combustion efficiency and emissions monitoring measurements in all boiler system and pollutant gas processes. Using an advanced sample conditioning system and having the ability to monitor up to nine different gases and a total of 17 measurement parameters simultaneously.


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