Mattracks rubber track conversion systems are often referred to as the “most extreme off-road accessory available.” The company says equipping your 4×4 vehicle with Mattracks provides an incredibly capable, four-track-drive, on/off road machine. Besides being environmentally friendly, their system can be installed on most 4 wheel drive vehicles in roughly an hour. Mattracks now introduces the newest Track Conversion System to its lineup. The 65M1-A1-TC is designed exclusively for the Bobcat TOOLCAT. It’s a 4 wheel drive, 4-track steering system. Mattracks can be utilized year-round in mud, sand, snow, swamp, rough terrain or down the road. www.mattracks.com
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a new Caterpillar Turbocharged C1.5T diesel engine as an option to its Big Blue 350 PipePro engine-driven welder/AC generator. The new engine is a liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder, EPA Tier 4 Interim model that company officials say offers greater altitude compensation than other machines — critical for transmission pipeline welders who regularly work in high-altitude environments. At 24.7 horsepower and 1,800 rpm, the new engine is extremely quiet and fuel efficient, saving operators as much as 50 percent in fuel use (compared to older models at 3,600 rpm). The Big Blue 350 PipePro provides 20 to 400 amps for both DC Stick (325 amps at 100 percent duty cycle) and DC TIG welding, 14 to 40 volts for MIG and Flux-Cored welding (350 amps at 100% duty cycle) and 12,000 watt peak/10,000 watts continuous auxiliary generator power for running tools on-site. www.millerwelds.com
Rohrback Cosasco released a series of Cosasco® Secondary Process Containment Access Fittings, Probe Adapters, and Double Block and Bleed Service Valve. The high pressure retaining covers and probe adapters are rated for pressures up to 10,000 psi, offering an additional layer of protection for access under pressure. The high pressure corrosion monitoring probe adapter for both Microcor® and Corrosometer® electrical resistance corrosion probes have a hermetically sealed connector and are pressure rated up to 10,000 psi. The Cosasco Double Block and Bleed Service Valve (DBBV) is designed to provide an extra layer of protection from process fluids to ensure maximum safety requirements are met that are often mandated by some oil and gas companies. www.cosasco.com
McElroy recently introduced the latest version of the DataLogger® series of quality assurance tools that are used to verify that the proper pipe fusion procedures have been followed prior to installation. One of the major additions to the new version is FusionGuide™, designed to give a faster visual “go/no-go” interpretation of the graphs presented on the handheld computer and the PC after data download. A trained inspector could look at the generated graphs and determine if a fusion joint was fused with the correct pressures and times according to published standards. DataLogger 4 offers multilingual options.www.mcelroy.com/fusion.
Charles Machine Works
The Charles Machine Works (CMW) Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch® underground construction equipment, has joined forces with other American manufacturers to support “I Make America,” a grassroots campaign to promote the growth of American manufacturing jobs. The company helped create a video that documents CMW’s unique contributions to the manufacturing industry and the American way of life. Entitled “A Family Tradition,” the video is part of the I Make America campaign’s effort to present real-life stories of American workers in communities large and small, and to show how they help “Make America.” www.imakeamerica.com/
The Holland 1916 RFID Pipe Tracker provide automatic identification for tough to track assets in the oil and gas environment such as flow iron, tubulars, joints and pressure control equipment. The Pipe Tracker enables workers immediate access to inspection records, monitors check in and check out actions, and can improve efficiencies in maintenance operations. The stainless steel design of the Pipe Tracker allows the RFID tag to meet IP69 IK-10 standards and survive the harshest applications. The customer has the option of having Xerafy’s Pico-iN or Nano-iN UHF transponders embedded into the Pipe Tracker. www.holland1916.com/RFID.
Lincoln Electric has added the new Graveyard Shift™ design to their array of 2450 VIKING™ Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets. The new Graveyard Shift™ features a matte black surface with a gothic-inspired skull and barbed wire design. VIKING™ 2450 Series helmets feature: Solar-power with battery assistance (from two user-replaceable lithium batteries); Generous 2.4-inch viewing area height in a U.S. standard 5.25- x 4.50-inch-sized lens cartridge with four arc sensors; Internal, continuously variable 9 -13 shade control; Variable delay to adjust the time required to bring the helmet from a darkened view back to the light state; Variable sensitivity to control the cartridge’s performance in varying environments; along with many more outstanding features. The helmets are magnifying “cheater” lens and hard hat adapter capable. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Konnect is a new range of loading arms from Emco Wheaton that have been developed to handle the safe transfer of petroleum products to and from road and rail tankers. Included are top and bottom loading arms with all versions featuring advanced designs that the company says are poised to change market expectations across the globe. Manufactured at the company’s factories in Kirchhain, Germany and Houston, TX, Emco Wheaton has reduced costs by optimizing and standardizing designs for better economy of production. This has in turn helped to reduce assembly times. To complete the package – each new product in the range incorporates a distinctive modern design. www.emcowheaton.com
Max Machinery says an effective safety program is one that constantly monitors the gas flow, computes and injects the proper dosage of odorant, and most importantly records this activity. Max Machinery offers several such meters: the MAX-213 meter is used when the minimum dosage rate (averaged out on an instantaneous basis) falls below 40 cc/min; the 214 meter is used when the minimum rate is over 40 cc/min or the maximum rate is over 1500 cc/min. Typical applications are either in the 1 – 10 cc/min or in the 50 – 200 cc/min ranges. A solid state transmitter is required because of low flow and sudden on-off conditions usually associated with mercaptan injections (since plunger-type pumps typically are used, intermittent and/or pulsating flow rates are the rule). The company says that Max meters are the industry standard for city gate sites. www.maxmachinery.com
LoJack has introduced its next generation, ruggedized Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment and commercial vehicles. This self-powered, Radio Frequency-based system is based on a proprietary power management protocol, which enables a battery life that can be warranted up to seven years, far surpassing the 30-day battery life of even the most sophisticated GPS solutions. The system is entirely self-contained (no wires) and does not require constant charging to any power source. This not only streamlines the installation process, but also enables the system to be installed on a greater array of equipment—especially those that do not have a power source such as electric forklifts, solar-powered assets and equipment using alternative fuels.www.lojack.com
International Marine Contractors Association
A new publication, Guidance on Subsea Metrology (IMCA S019), is offered by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) that covers the basics of subsea metrology, engineering requirements, the different methods and technologies, and some of the advantages and limitations of each technique. Subsea metrology surveys are conducted to determine accurately the relative horizontal and vertical distance between subsea assets, as well as their relative heading and attitude. This information is then used by pipeline engineers to design connection pieces to join the assets together. The 32-page document can be downloaded free of charge from the IMCA website; printed copies are available at £10 for members and £20 for non-members (zero VAT, plus 20% for delivery outside Europe). www.imca-int.com
4D Imaging, Inc.
4D Imaging is offering its MRI pipeline disaster prevention system which provides continuous monitoring of pipelines for strain and corrosion problems. The newly developed MRI system – which functions in a manner similar to the MRI medical imaging system – is designed to transmit the status of a pipeline to the internet and thereby give the pipeline operator a complete real-time picture of the health of the pipeline. A team of physicists and engineers developed the MRI pipeline monitoring system to provide a means of providing constant monitoring of pipelines for safety, and to provide a means of analyzing any weaknesses of the pipeline before any disaster can occur. The MRI system can be installed on any pipeline, small or large, and is very cost effective. After installation, the status of the pipeline can be visualized via the internet at any time. www.4dimaging.com
Gradall Industries’ XL 5100 IV is offering its highway-speed excavator. With a six-speed AutoDrive™ Allison automatic transmission and transfer-case system, the operator can drive the excavator at highway speeds up to 60 mph and easily reposition the machine around jobsites and over roadside ditches from the upper cab. Models are available with either a 6 x 4 or 6 x 6 drivetrain. A variety of attachment are offered, including a wide range of buckets, a fixed thumb grapple, Telestick™, tree limb shear, boom extensions and grading blade. The XL 5100 IV has a maximum reach of 33-feet, 9 inches at grade. The boom has full-tilting power. Maximum dig depth is 24-feet, 5 inches. Loading height maximum is 18 feet. Rated bucket force is 24,900 lbs, while the telescoping boom crowd force is 24,500 lbs. www.gradallindustries.com
John Deere will continue with its planned building-block approach to meet the challenging Final Tier 4/Stage IV regulations. To achieve compliance, John Deere developed the Integrated Emissions Control system — a solution that optimizes engine performance, operating efficiency and reliability. For engines 56 kW (75 hp) and above, the system will consist of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system specifically designed to meet the demands of off-highway applications. The DOC/DPF exhaust filter reduces PM while cooled EGR and the optimized SCR system reduce NOx to the regulatory levels of Final Tier 4/Stage IV. U.S. final Tier 4 and European Union Stage IV emissions regulations for mobile off-highway diesel engines 56 kW (75 hp) and above will be implemented in stages starting in 2014 and 2015. These standards maintain the particulate matter (PM) levels established by Interim Tier 4/Stage III B regulations while requiring an additional 80% reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOx) from previous regulations.