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Published:  15 April, 2015

Dean, Smith & Grace says after a long and illustrious history producing some of the world's most advanced and renowned flat bed lathes, it is moving to a new R & D and manufacturing facility at MTTG, its parent company's headquarters in Halifax, Yorkshire.

Published:  15 April, 2015

As companies push the limits of performance in cold climates and harsh 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 -50°C or lower sub-zero temperatures.

Published:  10 April, 2015

Hydraulics are commonly utilised to control the yaw, pitch and braking systems on modern wind turbines. Accumulators are typically used along with hydraulic power units to feather the blade pitch. Accumulators can also serve as an auxiliary power storage device to quickly and safely rotate the blade to a null position in extreme wind conditions.

Published:  10 April, 2015

The Nord-Lock Group, a world leader in bolt securing systems reports it offers a unique combination of bolting expertise and a wide product range, including wedge-locking solutions and Superbolt tensioners.

Published:  10 April, 2015

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Published:  08 April, 2015

Victaulic, a global manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, reports it has appointed Ian Lawless as vice president, oil and gas, Europe.

Published:  08 April, 2015

With the introduction of a new high pressure electromagnetic flowmeter, Endress+Hauser says it now offers a complete portfolio of instrumentation for the oil & gas industry. Robust and approved for use in hazardous areas, the Promag 53 is said to be ideal for demanding environmental and process conditions and for both upstream and downstream applications.

Published:  08 April, 2015

Bell Flow Systems says specifying the correct flow meter for any application is important but becomes absolutely critical in potentially explosive environments.

Published:  01 April, 2015

Weld overlay cladding specialist Arc Energy Resources reports it has successfully completed a contract for supply of two riser joints for Aquaterra Energy, a provider of award-winning offshore solutions.

Published:  01 April, 2015

Designed to endure the physical and thermal shock common to the marine environment, Belzona says its new chocking/grouting compound is specifically formulated to spread out evenly across irregular surfaces.

Published:  13 March, 2015

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter reports it has presented another award for outstanding sales performance to its US distributor LEWA-Nikkiso America Inc.

Published:  12 March, 2015

Smith Flow Control says its GL and QL interlocks withstood temperatures of up to 1000°C in recent tests. Performed by Score Group plc, the tests found the QL and GL to be compliant with the temperatures and conditions specified in API Standard 607 Sixth Edition – 2010 and ISO 10497:2010.

Published:  26 February, 2015

Hydraulic bolting equipment manufacturer HTL Worldwide reports it has spread its wings to officially become HTL Worldwide Ltd. The newly announced limited company was previously a global extension of Hire Torque Ltd, however due to reported impressive growth rates, the once supporting brand of Hire Torque has shaped into its own unique company to pursue continued growth.

Published:  19 February, 2015

Dialight, an expert in LED lighting technology has introduced the emergency version of its SafeSite and DuroSite Stainless Steel Linear fixtures with a new one-piece design. The company says the well-established emergency fixtures, available with both CE and ATEX certifications, provide at least three hours and up to eight hours of battery backup in temperatures from -20°C to 65°C.

Published:  18 February, 2015

Ferguson Group supply a range of a DNV 2.7-1/EN 12079 chemical, acid, cryogenic and bunded tanks, as part of its fluid solutions service. The company says tanks come in a range of sizes, can operate to -40°C, have remote vent valves and level guard/safe stick for safe operation.

Published:  18 February, 2015

Atlantic Wind Services (MCR) Ltd of Manchester has recently completed the base foundation, infrastructure and other civil works for a new on-shore wind turbine at Darrington, Yorkshire.

Published:  18 February, 2015

AMETEK Process Instruments reports it has introduced its third generation H2S/SO2 tail gas analyser with significant reliability advances for control of the Claus sulfur recovery process. The company says new features of the Model 888 Sulfur Recovery Tail Gas Analyser overcome the three most common external failure modes encountered by Sulfur Recovery Units (SRU).

Published:  11 February, 2015

Smith Flow Control (SFC), specialist in mechanical valve control equipment and valve management systems, has announced the appointment of Triton Engineering as its distributor in Aberdeen. Triton is a specialist provider of engineering consultancy services to the upstream oil and gas industry, with its core business being pipelines and risers.

Published:  04 February, 2015

Mayr says its ROBA-stop-S is an electromagnetic fail-safe brake that has been developed specifically to operate in arduous, wet and corrosive environments. It is designed to hold a system in position when the drive has been switched off and in emergency situations such as E-stop or power failure, the brake can act dynamically to bring the load to rest.

Published:  30 January, 2015

A new information hub has been launched to showcase best practice in sealing technology in a bid to provide “solutions for tomorrow’s engineering”.

Published:  02 December, 2014

Hughes Pumps reports that a powerful water-jetting unit, which uses a smart innovation, is helping deliver essential corrosion prevention maintenance to a semi submersible offshore drilling rig that works extensively in the harsh North Sea, UK environment.

Published:  02 December, 2014

Halifax Machine Company reports it has designed and manufactured a new generation of high performance deep hole boring machines that offer the most cost-effective machining solutions.

Published:  02 December, 2014

AMETEK Rotron has introduced a compact liquid cooling heat exchanger assembly that can dissipate over 10 KW of heat in demanding shipboard, and industrial applications.

Published:  02 December, 2014

An international coatings company needed to find a way of improving the turnaround times for painting and blasting of major offshore fabrications inside an existing Rubb storage shelter, dating back to the 1980s.

Published:  06 October, 2014

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter reports it has shipped six LF05 VFF positive displacement flowmeters to China via a distributor for use in chemical injection applications on an offshore platform.

Published:  06 October, 2014

Niplast reports it has supplied two storage tanks to Suretank Ltd, a leading manufacturer of CCUs (Cargo Carrying Units) for the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. The tanks, to be used to store sodium bromide and hydrochloric acid in the Caribbean, were commissioned by the customer in polypropylene rather than their usual steel construction, due to the highly corrosive nature of these chemicals. An unusual, but key, design request from the customer was that the Niplast tanks would be able to be transported horizontally within a purpose built mild steel frame based on an ISO container specification. To facilitate shipping from location to location, the empty tanks will be held in the horizontal position via a flanged bolted base and a polypropylene lined cradle. When configuring how to best locate and support the empty tank within the frame, Niplast and Suretank designers had to take into account transportation loads and acceleration factors.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power reports it has successfully removed both cylinder modules from its Oyster 800 wave machine as part of a comprehensive summer refit – with the firm aiming to recommence Oyster power generation in the autumn.

Published:  13 August, 2014

E2S designs and manufactures high performance audible and visible signalling devices for use in industrial, marine and hazardous area applications. To assist system integrators and specifiers to choose an effective signal for their specific application E2S reports it has launched a technical bulletins library offering product information in a concise format.

Published:  01 August, 2014

James Walker RotaBolt says one of the major benefits of RotaBolt measurement technology is its ease of use. In maintenance, it only requires a finger and thumb 'instant' check to see if the RotaCap is still locked on the head of the bolt indicating that the correct tension is being maintained across the joint. However matters become slightly more complex if the maintenance check is underwater involve a diver’s suit and gloves.

Published:  16 July, 2014

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter has launched the second in a series of oil & gas industry safety surveys that will be introduced throughout 2014.

Published:  09 July, 2014

Terex Material Handling has installed two Demag overhead travelling cranes at Dril-Quip Europe’s production facility in Aberdeen. A division of the multinational operator, Dril-Quip Inc of Houston, Texas, the company designs, manufactures and services a wide variety of hardware for the oil and gas industry.

Published:  09 July, 2014

James Walker says extending the life of offshore oil and gas platforms beyond their original design philosophy has resulted in RotaBolt measurement technology being adopted across a number of major projects. A combination of 'permanent' repair work, upgrading existing infrastructure and the development of new and complex strengthening systems is reported to have resulted in new contracts and a significant area of business for the company.

Published:  08 July, 2014

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter reports that a survey it has undertaken has found that concerns over risks to personnel and the environment are key drivers for the implementation of international safety standards for instrumentation in the oil and gas industry.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Lee Spring has announced a partnership with a world-leading distributor, Arnold Industries, in Ireland.Based in Cork, Arnold Industries is an expert in the distribution of electro-mechanical components and fasteners and from November 2013 Lee Spring’s range of over 19,000 springs and fasteners has been added to the Arnold Industries portfolio.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Challenging fluids handling applications, such as those in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries where systems are required to operate under severe operating conditions, are said to be ideal situations for Samson Controls’ Type 3291 valve, Type 3730-6 valve positioners.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Barrett Offshore Tubes, part of the Barrett Steel Group, reports it has recently invested over £1m at its Scunthorpe site as part of the company's commitment to the renewable energy market, particularly the offshore wind turbine industry.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Power management company Eaton reports it is now offering its multi-functional electronic motor starter (EMS) with ratings from 0.06 to 3 kW with integrated control via its innovative SmartWire-DT communication and connection technology.

Published:  01 July, 2014

ABB has moved its UK variable-speed drive training activities to its Bristol site where a new training and conference centre will combine drives training for UK customers with motion control courses for global customers. ABB staff will also be trained at the site.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Smith Flow Control says its EasiDrive portable valve actuator is quite possibly the most versatile valve operation tool available. Carried in a rucksack, it is specially designed for use with valves requiring a large number of turns or which are otherwise difficult to operate because of high torque or harsh climate conditions.

Published:  01 July, 2014

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter reports it has introduced a new electronic documentation system which uses a combination of QR codes and mobile technology to deliver quick access to flowmeter information on the fly.

Published:  03 June, 2014

Supporting offshore oil and gas companies in exploration of untapped deep-water supplies of crude oil and gas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions reports it offers two new variations of Turcon Variseal spring-energised seals, the 600 and 700 series.

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