New Equipment

September 2016

Inline Services

Inline Services has new Tracking Equipment that can be used to monitor a pig’s location or movement throughout a pipeline. Their pig tracking equipment consists of Receivers, Geophones and Transmitters. Receivers are used to reveal distinctive pulsing patterns of passing pigs. Geophones detect low sounds helping to indicate where the pig is in the pipeline. The transmitters are available in standard or custom types and operate by emitting electromagnetic fields at low frequencies (between 15 and 30Hz). Using these devices will help to greatly reduce the search area in the event a pig becomes stuck or lost in the line.

Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, reinforces its “We’re In This Together” philosophy with its industry-first replacement program for Ditch Witch Power Pipe® HD. Featuring improved bend radius with the strongest, most wear-resistant tool joints in the industry, Power Pipe HD is a superior pipe designed specifically for Ditch Witch drills. The Power Pipe HD Guarantee offers replacements for pipe that are broken during use. In addition to replacing drill pipe and as part of the program, Ditch Witch dealerships will work with the operators to provide additional guidance to support proper drilling techniques on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) job sites. The free, one-for-one, Power Pipe HD Guarantee helps ensure operators are armed with reliable products and the knowledge, service and support they need to get the job done right.

Atmos International

Theft Net, from Atmos International, is an analysis service that uses specialist engineers to interpret data collected from pipelines to accurately pinpoint illegal tapping points. These specialist theft detection engineers achieve higher sensitivity than standard online theft detection systems. By using a combination of hardware, software, and skilled engineering analysis, this service has been deployed on refined product pipeline networks in the UK and several other countries. The company says the Theft Net service acts as a deterrent to thieves.

Atlas Copco Rental

Atlas Copco Rental says it provided a solution to a contractor attempting to dry a pipeline for a pump station. The job site was a natural gas pump station with most of the stations covering a few miles of pipe. The situation arose when a large amount of water entered the pipes throughout the station. Usually when dewatering a pipeline, pigs can push everything out of the pipe. However, pigs were not an option here due to the configuration and small diameter of the pipes and the fact that many terminate into a large indoor receiver tank. This job would need hot, dry air to remove the water. Atlas Copco says it provided its oil-free air compressor and a customized heat exchanger package for the job which worked almost instantaneously.


RETTEW has been granted an exemption by the FAA for use of the firm’s drone (Unmanned Aircraft System) for surveying and mapping purposes. Though RETTEW has owned a drone for roughly a year, the firm was not authorized to use the system commercially until the FAA granted the exemption. RETTEW will now be able to use the drone for rooftop surveys, mapping of land areas, as well as inspections of bridges and pipelines.

Tyco Gas & Flame Detection

Tyco Gas & Flame Detection’s Oldham BM 25A and BM 25AW (wireless) have been certified to Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and a have been approved for use in hazardous areas. Both the BM 25A and BM 25AW meet CSA Standards as intrinsically safe for use in Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations in Canada and certified for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations in the U.S. The BM 25 is a multi-gas monitoring system that offers exceptional flexibility for a wide range of applications. It detects up to 5 gases simultaneously and can include up to 30 devices in a mesh network. By using up to 16 BM 25AW (wireless) units in combination with an X40 wireless controller, information can now be centralized at one location, displaying up to 32 measurements in real time.