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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

December 2018

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) introduced peripheral sealing plugs for heavy-duty applications, such as immersion in chemicals or exposure to high temperatures. Pipe stopper sealing plugs are manufactured to suit pipe ends or orifices having a 17-inch (432 mm) diameter, extending to 96 inches (2,400 mm). They can also be doubled up to make them seal better, provide more stability inside the pipe and be able to hold back more pressure than the single versions. The plug provides a number of tightening points on its circumference so that the seal can be improved locally. www.huntingdonfusion.com

Antaira Technologies

December 2018

Antaira Technologies, a developer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP-0800G-M12-67-24. The Layer 2 unmanaged series switch offers dependability and ease-of-use functionality in harsh industrial environments. The IP67-rated switch was designed specifically for industrial applications that are subject to high vibration and shock. The switch offers 24-55 VDC redundant power inputs through four-pin M12 T-coded male connector. A total power of 180W is available. www.antaira.com

Alliance Sensors Group

December 2018

Alliance Sensors Group introduced the SS-7 series linear variable inductive transducer (LVIT) designed for subsea environments. The transducer is designed to embed into a hydraulic cylinder and uses the gun-drilled piston rod as a target, sensing its position without the need for a magnet. The SS-7 series can be submerged to a depth of 12,000 feet or installed in a pressure-balanced oil filled (PBOF) chamber to provide position feedback on blow out preventers, ROVs and relief valves. The transducer features 316 stainless steel 25-mm diameter housing and can operates to 5,200 psi or 12,000 feet […]

ControlAir

December 2018

ControlAir introduced the Type 6100 High Flow Capacity Volume Booster. The booster is designed to significantly increase the stroking speed in valve actuation system applications that require high forward flow and exhaust capacities and has a 1:1 signal-to-output relay. A bypass valve provides system stability while allowing normal positioner airflow and normal valve actuation with small input changes. The soft valve seat design provides tight shutoff and eliminates leakage in steady state operation to reduce costly air consumption. The booster handles up to 250 psig (17.0 bar) supply air pressure and provides output air pressure […]

Creaform

December 2018

Creaform offers the simplest and most accurate NDT surface inspection solution to ensure that business is back in service as quickly as possible. It assesses surface defects, such as corrosion, dents, and mechanical damage. Working with 3D portable scanners and Pipecheck™ or SmartDENT 3D™ software is fast and easy for any non-destructive testing technicians. Our solutions provide reliable, accurate and repeatable results, which are traceable and can be revised with new parameters without scanning again. Creaform has the most trusted non-destructive testing 3D technology solution for pipes up to 18 m (60 ft) in length. […]

Siemens

December 2018

A new type of detection technology from Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. For this purpose, the corporation has developed special current/voltage detection modules for its Simocode pro motor management system. The principles and practical applicability of this technology have been investigated within the scope of a research cooperation project with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (National Metrology Institute of Germany) in order for it to be certified as an ignition source monitoring device corresponding to a type b1 ignition protection system according to ATEX and IEC Ex. www.siemens.com

Elevate Midstream strengthens East Texas footprint

December 2018

Elevate Midstream Partners LLC announced the acquisitions of Woodland Midstream Partners LP and the assets of Orion Pipeline LLC, which consist of gas gathering, treating and processing assets in East Texas. Through these acquisitions, the company has established a strong asset base in East Texas and will continue exploring additional opportunities for growth in and around the existing system. Following the completion of the transaction, Elevate will own and operate more than 180 miles of active pipelines, 19,000-horse power of compression, an 80 MMcf/d gas processing plant and related dehydration and NGL stabilization equipment. The […]

Smith to be appointed as CFO of Wintershall DEA

December 2018

BASF and LetterOne announced their agreement to appoint Paul Smith as future chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Management Board of Wintershall DEA. The appointment will take effect on closing of the merger of Wintershall and DEA, which is expected in the first half of 2019 and is still subject to customary regulatory approvals. Paul Smith has over 25 years of extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry having worked for Vesta Energy, Talisman Energy, and BP, and having held positions in Calgary, Trinidad and Tobago, London, Aberdeen and Russia. For […]

Equitrans Midstream launches as a standalone midstream company

December 2018

Equitrans Midstream Corp. announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off from EQT Corp. ETRN’s strategy will focus on leveraging existing pipeline and storage infrastructure systems by developing organic growth projects that will expand its footprint across the Appalachian Basin with delivery to major demand markets. These organic projects will primarily involve gathering and transporting natural gas supplies from the most prolific natural gas basin in North America; increasing access to local, regional, and national markets; and providing water and other midstream services to producers across the basin. Additionally, ETRN’s ongoing asset optimization efforts, […]

Anadarko divests $4 billion midstream assets

December 2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. announced a transaction to sell substantially all of its remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion to Western Gas Partners LP. Concurrently WES announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Western Gas Equity Partners LP, which will result in a simplified midstream structure. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, concurrently with the closing of the merger. The closing of the asset sale and merger is subject to the parties obtaining regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The closing of the merger is subject to […]