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American Innovations
American Innovations has released the RM4012. The RM4012 monitors pipelines by utilizing the Inmarsat geostationary satellite network for low latency, highly reliable communications. Users access measurement data through the Bullhorn Asset Tracker (BAT™) website, which also provides notifications on equipment status, including user defined alarm conditions, via email, voice and/or SMS text notifications. The 6-channel unit features 4 analog inputs and 2 digital inputs and measures AC amperage, DC voltage pipe-to-soil, AC current density on test coupons and AC voltage pipe-to-soil.  It can be connected to a test point, grounding mat, DC decoupler or similar device.  The unit is solar powered with a battery backup, which eliminates the need for an on-site power source.

Exova has introduced a new Immersion Ultrasonic Testing (IUT) technique that has become part of the Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) validation procedure for girth weld inspection. The company says an increased number of defects can be identified because of the service, such as cracking, porosity, incomplete penetration, inclusions, lack of sidewall fusion, and related defects that can compromise the pipelines girth weld strength. Exova has also invested in an electrical discharge machine which is capable of producing minute slices of macro specimens that they say offers a new stage of precision.

Technical Toolboxes Inc.
Drilling Toolbox is an integrated suite of field-tested drilling applications designed for use by drilling engineers and professionals to improve productivity and efficiency. Drilling Toolbox offers the widest range of drilling applications available in a single software package. All the modules were designed and developed by drilling engineers at one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. All of the applications are tightly integrated to provide the user with the tools needed to be more productive. The Drilling Toolbox includes the following modules: Hydraulics and Hole Cleaning; General Drilling Engineering; Cementing Calculation; Mud Management; Pressure Control; Drill String Design Calculations; Simple Casing Design; Drill Pipe Database; Halliburton Cementing Tables (Red Book) Documents/Applications Management Module.

The Sandbagger Corporation
The Sandbagger Model II with Motorized Auger is an automated sandbag-filling system used to fill four sandbags simultaneously.  It requires four people to fill sandbags and one person to operate the front-end loader to keep the 2 cubic yard hopper full.  This unit is capable of filling at least 1600 bags per hour using unskilled labor.  It is also lightweight and truck-portable.  This Sandbagger is equipped with a hydraulic driven bi-directional auger and agitator to keep wet materials flowing.

Fecon® introduces several performance advancements in its new BH300 Bull Hog® mulching attachment for 200-600 hp tractors. Situated between the BH250 and BH350, the BH300 comes standard with the patented HDT Step Rotor system, two cutting diameters and staggered tool pattern, for optimal cutting efficiency. The BH300 incorporates a larger rotor diameter (compared to the BH250) while maintaining the same power range as the BH250 and BH350.  This is made possible through a variety of belt drives and two rotor bearing options. Hydraulically powered with 80-210 gpm the BH300 has both fixed and variable displacement motor options to be configured to contractor requirements. The newly designed BH300 severe-duty body features an abrasion resistant AR400 bulkhead and weighs approximately 7,710 lbs (depending on options). Email:

Serious Thermal Products Ltd.
Serious Thermal Products Ltd. introduces the new Serious Toaster ground-thawing machine. Using patented infrared technology, the company says the Toaster thaws frozen ground more than three times faster than similar competitive units, and it is the only CSA- and UL-approved product of its kind on the market. Ideal for underground installations, each Toaster thaws up to 1.6 inches deep per hour in a 2-foot-by-10-foot area. Multiple units can be placed together in a series or any other configuration to accommodate larger applications. The Toasters are controlled by a solid-state electronic system, and they are fueled by propane, making them environmentally friendly. Weighing only 345 pounds each, every component is tested to perform in temperatures as low as -400 F.