Hypertherm recently launched the Powermax105®, a new 105 amp air plasma system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to comfortably cut 1¼ -inch thick metal, and sever metal up to 2 inches thick. The company says the Powermax105 is the culmination of four years of research, engineering and testing to design the toughest, most versatile system in its class. The new system delivers: Faster cut speed, improved cut quality, and industry leading consumable life for better performance and a lower operating cost; Seven different torch options—the most in the industry—for unparalleled cutting and gouging versatility, whether by hand, machine, or robot; Ease of use with simple controls and patented SmartSense™ technology that automatically adjusts gas pressure for better, more efficient cutting; and detects when consumables have reached end of life. www.hypertherm.com
Tinker & Rasor
Tinker & Rasor says it’s totally , AP/W Holiday Detector may be the “safest, most reliable and most versatile ‘belt worn’ Holiday Detector available today.” It was redesigned to have an all-inclusive pulse DC output range of 800-35,000 V. The company says this range exceeds the ranges of instruments from other manufacturers. Features: 1) a built-in LCD peak voltage display with 100 V resolution (eliminates the requirement for a secondary voltmeter); 2) a safety switch feature on the “power pak” instantly shuts the AP/W off when it is released; 3) a super-bright LED holiday indicator; 4) an ergonomic open handle and case; 5) locking cables and compatibility with existing accessories; 6) a carrying case with wheels, and comes with an adapter which allows users to employ electrodes from other manufacturers. The firm reports innovations in the AP/W set the unit apart from all others and asserts the totally redesigned AP/W sets the standard in what holiday detection should be. www.tinker-rasor
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment introduces MOLETRAC™, a front locating accessory kit for HammerHead Mole piercing tools. Coupled with the BI Impact Beacon and 250R receiver from Ditch Witch Electronics, the MOLETRAC system allows tracking of your piercing tool up to 10-ft deep. Coupled with the optional 250T transmitter, it becomes an efficient tool for locating buried telephone, CATV, power, gas and water lines. The company says conversion of your piercing tool to a MOLETRAC locatable tool is simple. The MOLETRAC kit is compatible with HammerHead Mole replaceable head tool models from 2.50-inch (63 mm) to 4 –inch (98 mm) and available only from your authorized HammerHead Trenchless Equipment dealer.www.hammerheadtrenchless.com
Dragon Products announces a new twist on an old product. With Dragon’s newly redesigned patent pending hybrid Pipeline Mat comes a lighter and safer product with a longer life span. The mat construction lends itself to a greater money savings, a reduction in fuel costs (more mats can be carried per load), and a smaller carbon footprint on the environment – just to name a few. Find out more about this truly innovative product at www.dragonproductsltd.com.
Target Logistics recently launched its new mobile crew camps. The company says it currently has Company #9 Mobile Crew Camp deployed for Michels Corporation to support the Minnkota Power CGF 345-kilovolt (KV) transmission line project. This mobile crew camp is scheduled to operate through 2013 and will include four mobilizations (McHenry, Sharon, Fessenden and Mercer, ND). The camp in McHenry features: 80 private rooms with the Hibernator Sleep System™, shower, high-quality oversized towels, flat-screen satellite television and DVD, desk, chair, wardrobe and individual climate control, 24-hour dining area serving three hot meals a day, Internet café and site-wide Wi-Fi internet connectivity,Game and recreation room, Housekeeping services and Free self-service laundry. The company says the mobile crew camps are ideal for pipeline, mining and construction job sites, disaster relief and more. www.TargetLogistics.net
The Astec DP 2000 is a high-pressure, high-volume double fluid pumper for fracturing, cleaning, and stimulating natural gas or petroleum wells. The unit can use water, frack fluids, or mud mixes in its treatments. The double fluid pumper utilizes two 1,000-hp (quintuplex pumps driven by a pair of Caterpillar C27 turbocharged diesel engines producing 950 hp (708.4 kW) each — 1,900 hp (1,416.8 kW) total. The pumps can operate in tandem or independently to ensure the ability to pump in the event of component failure or while conducting routine maintenance. The unit is capable of a maximum discharge pressure of 15,000 psi (1,034.2 Bars) and a maximum flow rate of 19.6 bpm @3734 psi (257.5 Bars). Astec Underground, an Astec Industries, Inc., company, manufactures equipment to meet the needs of customers involved in construction, mining, pipelines, energy, and the installation of infrastructure. www.astecunderground.com
McElroy recently unveiled its third generation TracStar® 500. The TracStar® 500 Series 3 is the latest evolution of the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain fusion machine. The fusion machine is capable of fusing thermoplastic pipes from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch (180mm to 500mm) in outer diameter. New standard features include an indexer-mounted heater and facer, economy engine throttle setting and hydraulic clamping. The fusion carriage can be removed and lowered into a ditch for fusions in tight spaces. An Automatic TracStar 500 Series 3 will be available as well, with both versions capable of recording fusion parameters with a McElroy’s DataLogger®. For more information or to find a distributor, visit www.mcelroy.com/fusion.
Polyguard has introduced its innovative 2 part epoxy – NHT N 5600. Chic Hughes, vice president of Polyguard’s Pipeline Division said, “Polyguard’s tagline is ‘innovation based .. employee owned …expect more’. A key innovation with NHT 5600 is longer pot life; for any given set of application conditions, users should expect approximately 50% longer workability.” The longer pot life is easily tested in the field or shop. www.polyguardproducts.com
DUOLINE ® D-350 for high temperature applications is now available for API & Premium connections, ranging from sizes of 2-3/8- thru 13-3/8-inch. D- 350 provides reliable corrosion protection of steel tubulars with temperature resistance up to 350°F/177°C. DUOLINE® D-350 may be installed in threaded oilfield tubular goods with nearly any connection option. There are a few general “rules of thumb” regarding connection and connection protection devices for DUOLINE®. API threaded connections generally employ the elastomeric ring manufactured from a high performance rubber compound that ensures proper corrosion protection to the vulnerable connection area. Premium connections employ a “T” shaped PTFE CBR with either the DL-Ring system, or the “FGL” variation to common premium threads. www.duoline.com
UK-based Keighley Laboratories offers a comprehensive weld testing and inspection service, including welding procedure consultancy and approval, welder qualification tests, on-site weld investigation and, through its newly-upgraded Test House, a complete range of destructive, non-destructive and metallography testing facilities. Keighley Labs employs a complete array of test and inspection procedures to qualify welding procedures, welding operators and welding processes, by examining completed welds to establish their quality, integrity and compliance with specifications. Non-destructive testing techniques extend from visual inspection to check for surface defects and weld sizes, through to locating weld leaks and any internal flaws, in addition to meeting specific codes and specifications. Radiographic inspection for determining the internal soundness of welds is also provided on a sub-contract basis. firstname.lastname@example.org
Powerblanket’s Extra-Hot (EH) heating blankets provide added levels of heat for rapid thawing capability and superior equipment and machinery protection for construction contractors, utility companies, and many others. They are said to be ideally suited to accelerate the thawing of frozen ground (up to 24 inches deep). Service trucks, fuel tanks and heavy equipment can be preheated with the blankets, which are also useful for melting and preventing snow, ice and frost accumulation on jobsites. They are offered in standard sizes as small as 2-by-2 feet and as large as 6-by-12 or 3-by-25 feet, and custom sizes are also available. Standard models are rated to -10°F /- 23°C while Roughneck Gray versions are rated to perform in temperatures as low as -40°F/C. Lightweight and portable, each blanket is powered by 120V electricity — with custom options available. Powerblanket also offers non-horizontal versions of the blankets to meet UL/CSA/CE safety standards when required. www.powerblanket.com
American Excelsior Company
Curlex Sediment Logs® are said by American Excelsior to use 100% Aspen excelsior fibers to reduce hydraulic energy and filter sediment runoff. Velocity is naturally reduced and sediment is collected on the upstream side of the product. Contractors prefer them because they are light weight and do not require trenching unlike most other products. Curlex Sediment Logs naturally degrade in place, which reduces overall project costs because crews do not have to go back out and remove them after the job has been completed. They are available from American Excelsior along with a full line of erosion and sediment control products. www. Curlex.com.
Technical Toolboxes, Inc./NDT Classroom, Inc.
Technical Toolboxes, Inc. and NDT Classroom, Inc. say they have formed a strategic partnership to release high quality, interactive, computer-based learning via the Web. Technical Toolboxes, Inc. (TTI) is now offering Technical Training Toolboxes on-line computer based training that is said to facilitate an increased scope and availability of training to engineers, managers, and technicians. The training is time independent and navigation free allowing the user flexibility to investigate disciplines of interest. The NDT Classroom, Inc. (NDT) Learning Management System technology allows 24/7 tracking of personnel training progress and custom reporting. The initial roll out of on-line CBT courses will center on Nondestructive Testing Overview Training for engineers and managers who rely and make decisions based on NDT results. The NDT Overview Training series will provide energy and pipeline professionals with an understanding of the limitations and advantages of the various techniques used in NDT while supplying informative training in technologies used to achieve the best response for specific indications. Terminology, interpretation, reporting and an appreciation and understanding of the qualifications required of the NDT professional are also presented. www.TechnicalToolboxes.com.
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America
The upgraded Doosan interim Tier 4-compliant (iT4) DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders offer increased horsepower and performance improvements that enhance its capabilities for moving materials. The 2.6-cubic-yard DL200 has been relaunched as a 160 horsepower iT4 wheel loader. It is engineered with a breakout force of 22,230 pounds, a full-turn tipping capacity of 17,110 pounds and a dump height of 9 feet 6 inches. For those requiring additional dumping capabilities, the DL200 is also available in a high-lift configuration, extending the dump height 15 inches above the standard DL250, to 10 feet 9 inches. The 3.0-cubic-yard DL220 has been re-engineered as a 160 horsepower iT4 wheel loader. It provides operators with a breakout force of 23,650 pounds, a full-turn tipping capacity of 18,480 pounds and a 9-foot-3-inch dump height. Both Doosan wheel loaders are equipped with 6-cylinder diesel engines that have been optimized for use with a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) system, a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). www.doosanequipment.com