Technology/R&D

Investing in People to Unlock Power in Your Data

While energy leaders feel optimistic about 2019, many are facing the challenge of how to maximize their technology. Big data may be revolutionizing other industries, but its potential has yet to be unlocked by most energy companies.

Controller Alertness over the Shift

By Michele Terranova and Alicia Gibson, Pipeline Performance Group, LLC How alert are your controllers at work?  Are they wide-awake, exhibiting signs of liveliness and enthusiasm at all hours of the day and night? Being alert and vigilant on the job is essential to the controller’s job. Controller..

Operational Intelligence Needed in Preparing for Oil and Gas Upswing

In the oil and gas industry, pressure can ramp up twofold during peak times and companies must figure out how to maximize extraction to optimize return.

UK Oil and Gas Authority Releases Data on Over 3,000 Pipelines

Earlier this week, the UK Oil and Gas National Data Repository (NDR) was launched with over 130 terabytes of data covering thousands of pipelines, offshore wellbores, and seismic surveys going back more than 50 years. This is believed to be one of the largest ever single open releases of data in the industry.

Boost Productivity During Power System Upgrades

Oil and gas plant resources around the globe are feeling the pain of relying on aging power-distribution systems. Using intelligent packaged power can help reduce risk and costs, while unleashing information for performance improvements.

John Deere

John Deere John Deere introduced two G-Series motor graders to the European market through the Wirtgen Group distribution network in Germany and France. The European rollout focused on the six-wheel drive 622GP and 672GP models that feature fuel-efficient Final Tier 4 John..

Andax

Andax Andax introduced the Xtreme Shell Pipe Flange Containment System, a reusable, hard containment shell designed to fully enclose a pipe flange, manifold or any other leak point. The drain hose diverts the leak to a closed container, thereby reducing the potential dange..

Emerson

Emerson  Emerson’s TopWorx TV-LED Switchbox provides a local, ultra-bright LED position indicator plus an electrical signal/digital input that communicates valve position remotely to the control room or plant management system. With its 360° viewing angle, the device enabl..

Parker

Parker Protecting gas turbines and compressors from dust, sand, moisture, salt and other contaminants is vital to performance and reliability. The TS1000 coalescer from Parker has been specifically developed for regions such as the Middle East and other places where this c..

CostTrax

CostTrax CostTrax, powered by EquipmentWatch, is a new software solution for construction project owners that streamlines reporting, automatically flags questionable expenses and ensures reimbursement request is 100% compliant. CostTrax is entirely web-based and requires no software download. It ca..

Pure Safety Group

Pure Safety Group Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled its Guardian Fall Protection S1 safety harness, which is the first in a series of innovative new harnesses designed with three levels of features for various work scenarios. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, while exceedi..

CDI

CDI CDI introduced the SoniTrack XLR, an acoustic geophone pipeline pig tracking system that includes a computer-controlled audio amplifier. This allows an operator to easily listen for pigs moving within a pipeline over several miles. In addition to industry-standard head..

Unwanted Night Moves

Whenever the subject of internal corrosion in pipelines comes up, it rekindles some unpleasant memories from my extensive time as a pipeline company spokesperson. Being part of an emergency response team for over 12 years was rewarding in many ways, but there was always an uneasy feeling when the phone would ring in the middle of the night.

Corrosion Protection Through New Cost-Effective Coating

A growing number of proactive companies are going beyond traditional techniques that have only slowed corrosion. They are turning to a new category of tough, chemically bonded phosphate ceramics (CBPCs) that can stop carbon steel corrosion, extend equipment life, and minimize the cost and production downtime required to recoat, repair, or replace equipment.

Damage Tolerance Testing of Small-Diameter Pipelines

Internal and external corrosion, as well as third-party damage such as dents and gouges, are the main causes of pipeline failures worldwide. When such damage is detected by direct inspection, or in-line inspection methods, a decision to replace, repair, or accept and monitor must be made.

Over-Pressure Protection for Natural Gas Distribution Systems

Over-pressure protection equipment, or systems, are critically employed to ensure a single point of failure cannot result in exceeding the system MAOP.

NACE International Roundtable: Corrosion Management for Pipeline Integrity

To explain the value of corrosion management systems (CMS), how they work, and what programs and platforms are available to help organizations improve corrosion control programs, three experts in oil and gas pipeline corrosion management share their knowledge and experience with CMS. They are Michael Ames, Chapman Engineering; Gerry Koch, DNV GL; and David Kroon, Aegion Corporation.

Staying Secure While Migrating to the Digital Oil Field

Digitization allows for more accurate measurement and deeper visibility, but internet connectivity also means devices can be accessed remotely, and maliciously. This is cause for huge concern since attacks targeting the oil and gas industry or power grids are more than just about stealing data as they take on an actual physical manifestation.

SCADA Operations Controlled Remotely

Houston-based Remote Operations Center (ROC) connects operators to their data and provides an offsite monitoring workforce that can improve efficiency while reducing risk. It is the only third-party provider solely focused on executing control center services for liquid and gas pipeline operators.

How the IIoT and Edge Computing are Transforming Pipeline Management

Forward-looking pipeline operators are turning to industrial internet of things (IIoT) technologies, including distributed sensors and edge computing systems that push intelligence right to the pumping or compressor stations or other field locations.

Ensuring LNG Liquefaction Facilities’ System Tightness

By Nirmal Surendran Menon, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), New Zealand  System “tightness testing” is the last stage before inerting (the introduction of a non-combustible gas into a closed system) and the introduction of hydrocarbon and is a vital safety step in the start-up sequence..

Miller Electric

Miller Electric offers a technology designed to provide a more reactive arc and greater control in stick welding on transmission pipelines.

Dynatol

The Dynatrol CL-10-HY density cell and Series 2000 density digital converter has an onboard microcontroller and is ready to use with no programming.

Krohne

Krohne's Optimass 6400 twin-bent tube Coriolis mass flowmeter works for standard liquid and gas applications and features advanced entrained gas management (EGM), with no loss of measurement with gas entrainment up to 100% of volume.

Exact Tools

Exact Tools launched its portable Pro Series 360 pipe-cutting tools with a 2200-watt, 120-volt motor that can cut half-inch thicknesses in steel and up to 2 inches in plastics.

TT Technologies

TT Technologies offers Grundoram pneumatic pipe-ramming tools for 4-inch through 120-inch trenchless casing installation in a variety of soil conditions..

John Deere

John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel-loader models with the company's Articulation Plus system for greater stability and more lifting power while turning tighter.

Weldcote

Weldcote Metals introduced a comprehensive line of metal-working abrasives, making up more than 900 new units. The flap discs are formulated for a wide variety of metals, including ceramic, zirconia, aluminum oxide and aluminum.

Antaira

Antaira Technologies expanded its harsh environment applications with the introduction of the LNP-0800G-M12-67-24. The IP67-rated switch was designed specifically for industrial applications that are subject to high vibration and shock.

In Complex Regulatory Environment, NIMA provides Integrity Decision Support

ROSEN designed its integrity management platform NIMA around the idea of process modelling and the ability to build integrity-relevant processes, while allowing for secure information and workload sharing.