Technology/R&D

Weldbend, Boltex Win Lawsuit Against Ulma Forja

A jury returned a verdict in favor of Weldbend and Boltex on all counts in a lawsuit by the American carbon steel flange manufacturers against a Spanish company, Ulma Forja – part of the Mondragon Corp. – and its U.S. subsidiary, Ulma Piping.

Saudi-Style Drone Attacks Not Seen as Major U.S. Risk: Experts

The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country's production last weekend is unlikely to be a risk in the United States, energy and security experts say.

Klüber

Klüber Lubrication provides both mineral-based and synthetic PAO-based lubricants intended for use in equipment with general industrial spur, bevel, hypoid and planetary gears subject to both normal and heavy loads. With good scuffing resistance, these oils ..

HiP

High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP), a subsidiary of Graco, has developed the e710 supercritical CO2 extraction pump system for an environmentally friendly extraction process. The pump/drive does not require an air compressor and uses an explosion-proof motor rated for C1D1 areas. The system’s ele..

Novarc Technologies

Novarc Technologies offers the Spool Welding Robot (SWR), a collaborative welding robot that increases productivity on the shop floor and reduces costs for the pipe shop while significantly improving the weld quality. It is capable of storing and quickly rec..

WFS

WFS Technologies offers Seatooth PipeLogger, an integrated pipeline, umbilical, risers and flowlines temperature monitoring and data transfer solution. It can provide real-time monitoring for offshore and subsea assets. It has been previously used to reduce the risk and operational costs associated ..

Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies launched RMS PA, a corrosion mapping solution that delivers high-resolution imaging without speed compromise. The system aimed at improving data quality while reducing inspection times for non-intrusive inspections (NII) of critical assets. This high-speed remote access phased-ar..

John Deere

John Deere is offering the 850L Dozer, which incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere PSS 9.0L diesel engine to provide a 10% increase in horsepower (hp), at 225 hp (168 kW). The dozer is equipped with the Eco mode feature, fuel consumption is reduced by ..

Greene Tweed

Greene Tweed announced the availability of its Arlon 3000 XT thermoplastic for extreme conditions in oil and gas applications, providing better mechanical analysis. It demonstrates a glass transition temperature 35° F higher than PEEK, and provided superior mechanical property retention from 350° F ..

Hand-Held Device Coats Pipeline Field Joints to OEM-Standards

Tape wrap contends with higher technology pipeline joint coating solutions, in many contexts with a degree of success. Wrapped with skill, tape can offer the requisite protection a pipeline joint needs.

Digital Alternative to In-Line Inspection

There are two traditional schools of thought for monitoring internal corrosion in pipelines. One advocates the use of theoretical modeling techniques to predict the location, severity and behavior of corrosion; the other favors inline inspection (ILI) as a means to measure corrosion directly.

iPIPE Program Assisting in Detection of Pipeline Leaks

Jay Almlie, a principal engineer at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), talks with P&GJ about his involvement with the intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE), an industry-led consortium focused on advancing near-commercial, emerging technologies to prevent and detect gatheri..

Testing Program Validates Wrinkle Bend Repair Solution

Wrinkle bends are ubiquitous in the United States, and many exist in lines that have been in service for decades. Continuous service and wear take their toll over time, but on wrinkle bends, which experience high strains resulting from bending and axial forces caused by shifting terrain and suffer in many cases from insufficient pipe support, there is concern about their continuing integrity.

Slam-Shut Technology for Ultra-Low-Pressure Protection

Natural gas is an abundant fuel used for both industrial and residential energy and is one of the few energy sources delivered directly into our homes. Because it’s also a flammable, potentially explosive fluid, natural gas utilities and distribution companies are required to prioritize safety and devote focus to their protection systems to prevent over-pressurization accidents, even for systems operating at extremely low-pressure levels (< 1 psi).

Bringing High-Tech Welding for Oil and Gas Pipes

Many oil and gas projects – ranging from onshore refineries to LNG terminals to offshore platforms – require extensive piping to connect process oil and gas.

Tempest

Tempest 8.4 offers support for industry-standard reservoir simulators, enabling users to convert pre-existing models to run inside the Tempest More simulator. This compatibility is complemented by an expansion of the simulators supported by the assisted history matching and uncertainty analysis tool..

Eddyfi

The new NDT inspection technologies Gekko generation includes a higher firepower and channel sensitivity, the longest battery autonomy in its class (up to six hours) and a brighter resistive and sensitive touchscreen that can be used with gloves or under rough conditions. For data management, the de..

Ashcroft

Ashcroft 1140 Series differential pressure gauges are a budget friendly solution for applications that do not require all stainless steel protection. These gauges feature a sturdy glass filled nylon front case that allows the window to be easily removed and ..

Exact Tools

Exact Tools launched their latest portable Pipe Cutting innovations with their Pro Series 280 and 360 models. Standard features include a powerful 2500w 230v motor being able to cut pipe wall thicknesses of 20 mm in steel and up to 50 mm in plastic.  110-120v versions are also available with a 2200w..

OleumTech

OleumTech offers two new products for the OTC wireless sensor and I/O network: tilt and vibration transmitters. Both devices are designed to monitor equipment health, maximize uptime and prevent mechanical failures. The self-contained, battery-powered transmitters will prov..

Dräger

Dräger released its X-pid 8500 portable gas measurement device to the U.S. market. The gas chromatography-photoionization detector (GC-PID) allows selective measurement analysis of pre-determined compounds, such as benzene and butadiene, providing results in as little as 30 seconds. The device allow..

Nightstick

Nightstick offers a 1,000-lumen Nightstick XPR-5592GX, a rechargeable Class I Div. 1 certified intrinsically safe area/scene light with magnetic base device that generates 1,000 lumens of LED light on high and 500 lumens on low, via a single-sealed toggle switch. It weighs only 4.25 pounds due to it..

Speed Control Cleaning Pigs Are Multi-Purpose

High-velocity natural gas pipelines pose a challenge to effective cleaning for corrosion mitigation purposes, maintaining throughput efficiency and pre-inline inspection (ILI) cleaning runs.

Case Studies for Intelligent Pigging of Unpiggable’ Offshore Pipelines

Offshore pipelines are often challenging for pigging and inspection. Riser pipes are vulnerable and critical for the asset-owners, especially in the splash zone. Some pipelines end at a manifold (PLEM) or a buoy for loading ships. Sometimes wye-pieces are constructed in the line or different diameters occur.

EVX Midstream Partners with Performance Pipe for Eagle Ford Produced Water Pipeline Extension

Performance Pipe supplies EVX Midstream Partners with high-temperature polyethylene pipe to transport produced water more sustainably from Eagle Ford Basin

TC Energy Funding ‘Pipeline Academy’ at Louisiana Technical College

A Louisiana technical college has received a $1 million donation from TC Energy to enable students to gain hands-on pipeline experience at its new “pipeline academy.”

Flow Meter Provides Dual Measurements in Single Body

The Transus Instruments UIM-4F Duo natural gas custody transfer ultrasonic flow meter consists of two independent fiscal flow measurements in a single flow meter body, enabling enhanced condition-based diagnostics in a space saving, compact package.

Emerson: Crimpers

Emerson offers four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter (EK6ATILX, EK6FTILX), the 6-Ton Underground Indenting Crimper (EK6IDCLX), the In-Line ACSR and Guy Wire Cutter (ESC25LX). The tools have single-trigger activation, an enclosed impact-re..

Emerson

Emerson released the Micro Motion 4200 2-wire loop-powered Coriolis transmitter, a new design that makes it possible to replace existing two-wire flow devices with minimal effort and without incurring additional power or cabling costs. The device can accommodate the largest line size (4-inch) of any..

Sercel-GRC

Sercel-GRC (GRC) recently sold the 1000th Spy Pro gauge for downhole ESP systems. Rated for 5,000 and 10,000 psi at 150 degrees C (302 degrees F), the device can record up to 11 parameters, used to monitor the ESP production system. This includes intake and discharge pressures, intake and motor temp..