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Published:  17 November, 2016

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services, LLC (“Wellsite”), a leading provider of drilling and completion rental equipment, has announced it has created a new division: Cornerstone Completion Services (CCS).

Published:  28 October, 2016

Drives in the robotics sector require a maximum of dynamics and precision, but at the same time must be kept as small and lightweight as possible. For this reason, the German Aerospace Centre reports it has created with its RoboDrive motors a new motor technology which unites a high torque development and performance density – and this with minimal weight and use of construction space. The motor developers have relied on safety brakes by mayr power transmission. The company says the high-performance ROBA-servostop brakes are not only extremely slimline and lightweight, but also provide reliable, constant holding torques over the entire lifetime.

Published:  28 October, 2016

dmp Sondermaschinenbau GmbH develops and produces filling and packaging machines, mainly for the foodstuffs and cosmetics industry. In order to reliably safeguard the vertical axes in capping machines and assembly systems, the company says it places its trust in electromagnetic ROBA-linearstop safety brakes by mayr power transmission. The company says the electromagnetic version of this tried and tested linear brake construction series has been especially designed for application cases where no compressors or units for compressed air or oil hydraulics are available or wanted. It clamps with high positioning accuracy and backlash-free, and ensures maximum operational safety.

Published:  28 October, 2016

Motor test stands and roller dynamometers in the automotive sector place maximum demands on drive systems. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the frequently expensive test pieces and the sensitive measurement units reliably from overload damages. With its EAS®-HSC and EAS®-HSE high-speed clutches, mayr power transmission reports it has developed clutches specially tailored to the requirements of test stand technology and they convince users through high quality and provide reliable protection without influencing the measurement signals.

Published:  26 October, 2016

E2S, a leading independent manufacturer of visual and audible life-saving signals, has announced it has completed a significant development with the introduction of beacons having output enhancing field-replaceable colour lenses and LED light sources.  

Published:  20 October, 2016

Chicago Pneumatic says it recognises that within its customer base there are demanding assembly applications where precise torque is not always demanded but says they do however recognise that excellent durability and operator comfort remain vital to good productivity and hence the introduction of the new CP28 series of pneumatic screwdrivers

Published:  20 October, 2016

A global research centre for earth and marine science and technology based at Heriot-Watt University has been opened by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Published:  18 October, 2016

The Nord-Lock Group reports it is continuing its successful global expansion and in recognition of its extraordinary engineering achievements, the Speaker and key members of the Swedish Parliament have visited the Nord-Lock wedge-locking technology factory.

Published:  06 October, 2016

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has announced it has updated its DL60 series of LED downlights for marine applications with new state of the art LED modules and says the result is significantly reduced power consumption and an overall more environmentally friendly profile.

Published:  27 September, 2016

Claxton, an Acteon company, has announced it has successfully introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late life projects.

Published:  27 September, 2016

To meet the growing need for more capacity in train communications networks, Westermo has announced it has introduced a new generation of Ethernet train switches that provide highly robust networks to support many end devices and high data rates.

Published:  21 September, 2016

AxFlow has announced that it has added the latest Wilden AODD pump, the aluminium HS430S to its product range. Said to be ideally suited for applications that require high head pressures such as viscous and solid-laden slurries, the HS430S high pressure aluminum pump comes equipped with the revolutionary FIT wetted path that minimises the number of fasteners and allows for single socket reassembly for faster, easier maintenance.

Published:  21 September, 2016

AEG Power Solutions, a global vendor of power supply systems and provider of industrial power supply and renewable energy solutions, says it is inaugurating its celebration campaign of the company’s 50th anniversary in the Netherlands.

Published:  15 September, 2016

Deutsche Windtechnik has announced it will be providing full maintenance for the Buchonia wind farm in Rhon (Hesse). The contract has a term of 20 years and includes all maintenance, service work, upgrades and repairs. If necessary, the company will also restore total write-offs and repair rotors and large components of the nine Senvion 3.2M turbines. Deutsche Windtechnik says the new project makes it the first manufacturer-independent service provider in the world to take over the complete service for a wind farm from the day it goes into operation.

Published:  14 September, 2016

Belzona reports that David Blackwell joined the company in 1987 after spending 13 years with Shell in the Merchant Navy and rising through the ranks to a senior engineering officer. In Belzona, David has occupied various positions over the years and now heads the company’s Engineering Services Department. Marina Silva caught up with David to ask him some questions about his long-lasting experience in the corrosion mitigation industry and some trends he is currently observing in the market.

Published:  08 September, 2016

Alfa Laval reports its PureSOx platform is expanding to provide not only 0.1%S compliance for Emission Control Areas (ECAs), but also 0.5%S compliance with the coming global sulphur cap and says with the option of a dual-compliance system as well, customers can choose the best scrubber solution to match their sailing profile.

Published:  07 September, 2016

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has announced it is hosting its second annual Developers Day event on 15th September in a bid to further support companies to get their technology to market.

Published:  07 September, 2016

The 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards were launched on 7 September 2016 at the Intelligent Energy conference, which took place in Aberdeen for the first time.

Published:  30 August, 2016

E2S Warning Signals, a leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, has announced it will be on Booth 1E34 in Hall 1.0 at Security Essen, 27 to 29 September 2016, showing a selection of products from its comprehensive range of sounders, loudspeakers, beacons, combined AV units, plus push button and break glass manual call points suitable for use in fire, gas and security systems.

Published:  23 August, 2016

Dichtomatik, an approved supplier for the DuPont range of high performance O-ring seals and gaskets, has announced it has extended its stock range of sealing components, including specifically designed items for the high pressure / high temperature (HPHT) conditions as encountered in the demanding oil and gas production and development environments. High performance seals such as Viton fluoroelastomers have been used in extraction, refining and upgrading industries for over five decades.

Published:  12 August, 2016

The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant being constructed in Abu Dhabi UAE is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) nuclear power program due to be completed by 2020. The new power plant owners required a coating to line the sea water intake pipes. The consultant in charge wanted a coating which exhibited excellent abrasion and erosion resistance, good permeation resistance, undercutting resistance and that performed well in the corrosion environment of marine applications.

Published:  11 August, 2016

EEEGR member Gee-Force Hydraulics, specialist supplier of controlled bolting and flange working equipment has moved to new, larger premises on the Beacon Business Park in Great Yarmouth.

Published:  10 August, 2016

Schwer Fittings says it leads the way in stainless steel connection technology being manufacturers and suppliers of high precision stainless steel tube components and hose fittings, with a technically trained sales team and a BFPA authorised training centre. With most products available from stock in Warrington, Schwer says it can supply a next day service throughout the UK. Threads available include BSPP, BSPT, NPT, Metric and JIC; hose tails include standard and interlock; DNV certified compression fittings in single and twin ferrule; LP and HP valves.

Published:  10 August, 2016

Whittaker Engineering, an independent engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, reports it has developed a unique water-backed welding procedure for vessels which can save companies millions of pounds from the prevention of dry docking and resultant loss of production.

Published:  09 August, 2016

Subsea engineering company Viper Subsea has announced that ExxonMobil, a large publicly traded international oil and gas company, has joined the Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop the company’s innovative V-IR system.

Published:  03 August, 2016

Modular aluminium profile manufacturer Boldman reports it has developed a mobile ballistic test cell to increase efficiency and reduce costs in oil and gas industry testing. The company says the cell uses a lot of the innovations that are used in Boldman’s existing large fixed cells, but has the added benefit of being movable, which many clients demanded as their testing locations were not always permanent.

Published:  03 August, 2016

A secret mission to persuade Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to stay in the First World War failed when Britain’s Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener and over 700 sailors died in the sinking of the warship HMS Hampshire after it hit a mine off the Orkney Isles. 100 years later a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic system operated by Roving Eye Enterprises examined the wreck in a collaborative project that included the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, with licensed permission from the Ministry of Defence.

Published:  03 August, 2016

In today’s economy, the skyrocketing costs of industrial equipment purchase, maintenance and repair makes the case for maximising the life of capital machinery investment. Protecting an engine from the “start” can be key, because serious damage can occur prior to cranking of an engine at “dry start” and at start up; industrial PRELUBE and STARTING systems can be the first and most important aspects to effective preventative maintenance helping to ensure the life of an investment.

Published:  02 August, 2016

Merford, a leading specialist in industrial noise control, has announced the appointment of Rik Lewis (pictured) as an account manager responsible for the Midlands and the North. Effective from 1 July 2016, Rik will join Gary Dawson, account manager for London and the South, continuing Merford’s rapid expansion and growth.

Published:  28 July, 2016

‘Human and organisational factors’ are now said to be widely recognised as a significant causal contributor to major industrial accidents. However, initiatives to address risks arising from human and organisational factors have only recently been developed in the oil and gas industry.

Published:  28 July, 2016

Chicago Pneumatic reports the ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing what equipment (ATEX 95: 94/9/EC) and work equipment (ATEX 137:99/92/EC) is allowed in an environment with explosive atmosphere. Since July 2003, organisations in EU (and many other regions) must follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere. The new ATEX directive (2104/34/EU) became mandatory for manufacturers and operators on 29th April 2016 and is stated in article 44 of the directive.

Published:  28 July, 2016

Selected as a leader in tidal energy marine operations, Mojo Maritime - subsidiary of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), was awarded a contract with SABELLA SAS (SABELLA). A French tidal energy company, SABELLA required the retrieval and demonstration of re-installation of its D10 tidal turbine to enable planned maintenance to improve a continued secure source of electricity power supply.

Published:  11 May, 2016

Global Marine Systems, a leader in subsea system design, installation and maintenance has announced two key promotions within the senior management team. Mikkel Gleerup will assume the role of director, sales & commercial at Global Marine and Darren Lam will join SBSS as managing director.

Published:  15 March, 2016

Rotork Schischek says its compact explosionproof valve actuators have been selected as the reliable solution for a critical petrochemical analysis process.

Published:  15 March, 2016

Belzona says in the marine industry, cavitation commonly occurs on hydrofoils, rudders, stabilisers, as well as on propulsion systems and cavitation damage can lead to severe erosion problems and render equipment useless if left untreated. Millions can be spent every year on replacing equipment damaged by cavitation.

Published:  15 March, 2016

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter says it has long recognised the need for bespoke solutions for specific flow application requirements. Fluids differ in viscosities and in their chemical and physical properties. Flow rates and materials also vary. In order to deliver solutions, it has been necessary to design and customise flowmeters for each application – until now.

Published:  15 March, 2016

Endress+Hauser has announced, what it says is, the world’s first radar with a transmission frequency of 79 GHz for level measurement in liquids. The company says the new Micropilot NMR81 for high-accuracy custody transfer applications is certified by independent test authorities to an accuracy of ±0.5mm and the sharply focused microwave beam angle ensures safe and reliable measurements without any interfering signals even in narrow tanks with baffles.

Published:  07 March, 2016

Protecting components in critical fluids handling applications from the risks of blockages caused by unwanted contaminants can be essential in helping to eliminate system failure and downtime.

Published:  07 March, 2016

Cleaner steels by Ovako are said to be opening up new design opportunities and extending service life for high performance parts. Ovako says today, more than ever, high performance components are expected to withstand higher loads over longer periods of time and the company says its clean steels can facilitate significant opportunities to rethink design solutions for improved safety, time and cost savings in a range of applications.

Published:  07 March, 2016

Dialight has announced the launch of its new SafeSite Stainless Steel Green LED Linear Safety Shower luminaire that is said to provide 5 full years of maintenance-free performance to ensure site safety. The new product is reported to be the first ATEX-certified safety shower luminaire of its kind with a built-in battery backup system for easy installation on existing wiring infrastructure.

Published:  07 March, 2016

DuPon Karez perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) were developed some three decades ago and have reportedly delivered outstanding sealing reliability throughout, even in the most aggressive production and processing environments.

Published:  07 March, 2016

Global Marine Systems has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in CWind, a leading offshore renewables specialist. Global marine says the purchase of CWind demonstrates its continued commitment to the offshore renewable sector and adds a diverse range of construction and O&M services to its current capabilities.

Published:  07 March, 2016

As part of a recent project for repairing RNLI Cromer's supporting structure, Edwards Diving Services of Caerphilly reports it has installed Winn & Coales SeaShield 100 System on nine of the tubular piles to the Lifeboat Station.

Published:  07 March, 2016

Researchers at The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at TU Clausthal in Germany are being supported by Malvern Instruments in new work to understand and optimise the performance of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) fluids.

Published:  19 January, 2016

Corrosion at pipe supports is reported to be one of the leading causes of process piping failure, beam supports and pipe saddles create crevices, where water is trapped and held in constant contact with the pipe surface.

Published:  15 January, 2016

Charles Cleghorn reports it promotes CaviDyne LLC’s CaviBlaster subsea cleaning product line in the UK and Ireland and says the company has also undertaken CE accreditation work, thus opening sales into Europe for working actively within the EEU area.

Published:  25 November, 2015

Major accidents, including Texas City and Buncefield , have reportedly highlighted the importance of managing human factors in the safety performance of a business. Yet many of those responsible for managing human factors have no formal training in the human and behavioural sciences.

Published:  24 November, 2015

Ovako says as companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh sub-zero Arctic environments, demand for strong, safe and well-proven materials is on the rise. Components like pipeline bolts, hydraulic parts and offshore lifting devices must offer greater reliability at sub-zero temperatures.

Published:  24 November, 2015

Dialight, a global leader in LED lighting technology, has announced its SafeSite LED Area Light is now IECEx/ATEX Zone 2, 22 certified for use in hazardous locations, namely chemical, petrochemical, power generation and mining applications.

Published:  20 November, 2015

Pipeline Protection (NE) has reportedly used 18 Winn & Coales SeaShield jackets in an application as part of the protection of the Jurby outfall pipe in the Isle of Man. The forty metre beach length of the pipe was originally protected against corrosion with a factory-applied polyethylene coating and a fibre cement mortar was applied.

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