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Published:  15 October, 2014

ODEE spoke with Martin Üre Villoria, engineering director at Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd., about the different applications requiring the lifting of seawater on offshore oil & gas applications, and the critical role pumps play in this process.

Published:  15 October, 2014

ODEE spoke with Tom Irwin, business development manager at Dron & Dickson, about the benefits of LED lighting for offshore oil & gas applications.

Published:  15 October, 2014

ODEE spoke with Barry Craig, project manager at ScanTech Offshore, and Mark Ball, well test support engineer at the company, about what they regard as the best specifications and service & support offerings to look for when sourcing air compressors for use in well test zones.

Published:  15 October, 2014

Oil & Gas UK has recently released its Economic Report 2014 - the definitive guide to the current status and future prospects of the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK - with a call to secure the long-term future of the industry through greater collaboration. ODEE takes a look at the report’s findings.

Published:  15 October, 2014

A set of maintenance-free spherical plain bearings to support a newly constructed process module extension column, which is fixed to the main offshore platform located in the North Sea, has been custom designed by Schaeffler UK. ODEE reports.

Published:  05 September, 2014

Enclosure specialist Intertec is supplying high performance environmental protection cabinets for Shell’s ‘Prelude’ floating liquefied natural gas project. Designed specifically for extended service life in hazardous areas, the shelters incorporate semi-passive cooling technology and are some of the most stringently specified instrumentation protection solutions that the company says it has ever produced. ODEE reports.

Published:  05 September, 2014

ODEE spoke with Kenny McKenzie, RWG’s Avon business manager, about how this leading OEM sets out to provide the best possible maintenance, repair and overhaul service for its customers.

Published:  05 September, 2014

Industry speakers at National Instruments’ 2014 Offshore Measurement Summit, hosted at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, discussed many challenges in the industry. ODEE reports.

Published:  05 September, 2014

ODEE spoke with Tim Shea, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group, about some of the key current benefits, challenges and solutions being discussed within the world of subsea wireless communications technology.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Ziebel AS, a Stavanger-based provider of specialist well intervention services for the oil and gas industry, has announced that it has reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips to provide distributed fiber optic (DFO) intervention services in the continental United States.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of fully-rugged and ultra-rugged tablets, reports it has secured additional purchase orders of approximately $2.3 million for its iX104 ultra-rugged tablets from a leading natural gas provider, bringing the total amount purchased by the customer to approximately $4.3 million.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Applus RTD, providers of integrity technology services, reports it is driving forward an innovative research and development program to incorporate augmented reality systems into its industry-leading technology range.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement with GasSecure AS on the distribution of GasSecure’s ISA100 Wireless based gas detectors through Yokogawa’s global sales network.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Gill Instruments, designer and manufacturer of meteorological technology is launching the MetConnect promotion to celebrate the benefits of combining its MetPak Pro and MetStream products.

Published:  13 August, 2014

COBAT Technologies Ltd, through Manbat Ltd, its specialist UK battery distribution subsidiary, has announced that it has acquired PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers Ltd, a leading industrial battery specialist based at Rayne in Essex that supplies and services batteries and chargers for all types of industrial applications.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Yaskawa Electric Corporation, expert in motion control and robotics, has recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Quartzelec says all high voltage electrical machinery will exhibit partial discharge, even from new, however, around two-thirds of all unplanned outages, subsequent production loss and significant equipment damage can be attributed to related stator winding insulation failure.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust capacitive displacement controller that is said to provide a combination of technical advantages and high performance at an affordable price.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Vision Components has extended the performance range of its VC Base line with 5 new camera models that are available as black and white or colour versions featuring a 700 MHz processor, providing more computing power for demanding applications.

Published:  13 August, 2014

OptaSense, a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc and a leader in distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), has said it is honoured to be shortlisted for the prestigious engineering accolade, the MacRobert Award, following a recent awards ceremony.

Published:  13 August, 2014

High integrity seismic protection for critical assets and industrial processes such as oil, gas or nuclear installations is essential and condition monitoring specialists Sensonics offer a range of solutions including seismometers, switches and structural monitoring devices.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Emerson Process Management has released Version 3 of the USB Fieldbus Interface, reported to provide users with an easy way to configure, monitor and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus devices in the field or the instrument shop.

Published:  13 August, 2014

Companies using separators and decanters in their operations and looking for significant production and competitive advantages may be able to reap immediate benefits from a comprehensive analysis of the actual condition of machines from Applied Consulting from GEA Westfalia Separator.

Published:  13 August, 2014

A joint industry project known as CMDRIVE to develop the use of a non-contact microphone array for structural health monitoring of the rotating machinery in the nacelles of wind turbines has been launched by TWI and wind turbine service provider Renewable Technical Services Ltd (RTS).

Published:  01 August, 2014

Sarum Hydraulics, Salisbury based specialist manufacturer of Micropac hydraulic hand pumps reports it has been working with offshore wind turbine hydraulic manufacturers to combat harsh maritime environments. The company says it has developed expertise to fight corrosion on critical hydraulic components and can see wider application than just wind turbine hydraulics.

Published:  01 August, 2014

Wanner International reports that following an in-depth evaluation of the Hydra-Cell T-Series pumps range, it is now able to offer three Hydra-Cell pump models that comply with API 674, 3rd Edition December 2010, the standard that covers the minimum requirements for reciprocating positive displacement pumps for use in service in the petroleum, chemical, and gas industries.

Published:  01 August, 2014

Balluff says with its “ProCompact” Micropulse transducer sensor specialist and connectivity provider it sets new standards for outdoor use of magnetostrictive linear transducer systems.

Published:  02 July, 2014

IRISS has produced a book entitled ‘10 Things You Need to Know About Infrared Windows’ aimed at anyone seeking to improve safety and reliability whilst streamlining the process of inspecting electrical systems and cutting costs.

Published:  02 July, 2014

HMS Industrial Networks has introduced the Netbiter EC350 - a new communication gateway which can make it easier to monitor and control industrial equipment remotely. The gateway comes with enhanced performance and connectivity said to make it ideal for remote management and configuration of power generators, cooling systems, UPSs, wind turbines or other industrial machinery.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Power management company Eaton reports it has launched a new addition to its proven and successful Capitole 40 low voltage systems range, which is said to provide an even higher level of personal safety and system reliability. The new Capitole 40 MTP is equipped with a Mechanical Test Position (MTP) that allows operators to safely insert or remove the withdrawable units whilst the system is live. All of the functional components are kept safely behind closed doors protecting personnel from the potential hazards of an arc flash.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork actuator manufacturing and flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, reports it is now the UK stockist for Soldo switchboxes. Soldo is a manufacturer of compact switchboxes featuring a range of switch options with local visual position indication for rotary quarter-turn pneumatic actuators.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Brammer Ireland, part of a leading European distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is using its new in-house capabilities to deliver a range of control panels for Halliburton, a leading player in the global oil and gas sector.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Hughes Pumps has recently manufactured and supplied two specially engineered high-pressure pumping systems for use by specialist subsea pipeline contractor Weatherford International with the company’s Aberdeen based ROVs for sub-sea water jetting maintenance, cleaning and trenching at extreme water depths in the North Sea.

Published:  02 July, 2014

For its new Hoffmann stainless steel A30S4E industrial cabinets, Pentair offers the Hoffman T-series of air conditioners. Designed for particularly demanding applications in harsh environments, these air conditioners satisfy the requirements particular to their installation site – typical applications include those in the oil and gas industry and similar situations.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Wärtsilä recently announced that, as part of a contract agreement with Aker Midsund, it has begun providing design and installation services – together with its proven Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer (VIEC) separation technology – for three oilfields in the North Sea. ODEE spoke with Erik Bjørklund, the company’s acting director for separation technology, about VIEC technology and the cost, time and efficiency benefits it can provide.

Published:  02 July, 2014

The recently launched Åsgard subsea compression project in the Norwegian Sea is the world’s first-ever subsea gas compression facility and a pioneering development for the industry. ODEE reports.

Published:  02 July, 2014

A specialist engineering design and development company serving the international marine, oil, gas and renewable energy industries, has introduced a new remotely operated lift and deployment system for large payload-carrying. ODEE reports.

Published:  02 July, 2014

ODEE spoke with Ned Trigg, senior vice president global marine sales at Dometic Marine, about the importance of providing a fully rounded design, installation and service package for customers of HVAC and related equipment early in the offshore supply vessel design process.

Published:  02 July, 2014

Reliability is the top priority when selecting technology for wind power projects offshore. Compared to onshore installations, repair and maintenance offshore is far more costly. This means that operators go for tried and tested solutions, basing their decisions on historical data, which may slow down the pace of technical development in the industry. ODEE reports.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Konecranes has centralised its Machine Tool Service operations within its main crane manufacturing site in East Kilbride.Serving to optimise all important customer response times, Konecranes says this latest move reaffirms its commitment to administering a world-class service covering a broad spectrum of engineering industry sectors within Scotland.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Advanced Insulation has acquired Plymouth-based Manuplas, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacture of polymer solutions for the marine and offshore sectors. Founded in 2003, Manuplas specialises in the manufacture and supply of floatation and protection products for the global marine and offshore energy markets.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Tekmar Energy, a leading supplier of cable protection systems for the offshore wind and oil & gas markets globally, has announced an agency agreement with the Massachusetts-based Whitman Consulting Group Inc. (WCG).

Published:  01 July, 2014

Parker Hannifin reports it has extended its ETH range of high thrust electro-cylinders to make them suitable for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX environments). The company says the new ETH ATEX takes all the advantages of the popular electric cylinder ETH series, transferring them to applications for precise motion, positioning, setting and actuating in explosive environments.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Dialight, a leader in LED lighting technology, has announced its latest innovation in LED hazardous area lighting. With options of 10,900 lumens (131W) and 20,250 lumens (252W), Dialight’s new StreetSense LED fitting carries a seven-year full performance warranty and is said to provide excellent quality of light for facility roadways in oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other hazardous applications.

Published:  01 July, 2014

WEG, has enhanced the functionality of the CFW701 frequency inverter for heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications with the addition of a manual/automatic override.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Siemens Energy reports it is expanding its product portfolio to include a new technical solution for generating electricity from waste heat.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Powrmatic says its new CECxCalecon destratification fans have been specifically designed to reduce the fuel consumption of space heating systems by as much as 15%. In displacing warm air from the roof void and redirecting it to the working zone, the CECx units can also improve comfort levels by creating a uniform pattern of heat throughout the occupied area.

Published:  01 July, 2014

EcoCooling says its direct evaporative cooling can be used as an alternative to air conditioning in most industrial buildings and server rooms, and can provide 90% energy savings at a fraction of the capital cost of a traditional air conditioning or ventilation system.

Published:  01 July, 2014

International engineering company PD&MS Energy has been awarded an offshore contract extension for engineering work on Fairfield Energy’s North Sea assets.

Published:  01 July, 2014

Subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea reports it has been granted a UK patent for its Modular Pipelay System, making new shallow water pipelay technology available to the North Sea for the first time.

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