New Equipment

March 2016

ENR General Machining Co.

The Model EQB-E2460 Tapping Machine providing a tapping Size Range of 24 inch thru 60 inch, with a Boring Bar Travel of 72, 120 and 140 inches EQB-E2460. Tapping Machine has 6″-900# RTJ mounting flange as standard. 600# RTJ front flange is also available. The machine is Hydraulically powered, via Diesel Hydraulic Power Unit. ENR EQB-E2460 Tapping Machines is capable of operating up to 2200 psig, so allowing safe operations on lines up to full ANSI 900 Operating Pressures. The Machine is operated via Hydraulic Motor with, providing Speed Control Features for Cutter Rotation, while a separate Hydraulic Motor provides Power Extension and Retraction of the Boring Bar.

Inline Services

Inline Services’ Pit Cleaning Pig® is built for heavy-duty cleaning.  The steel body is encompassed by steel wire pencil brushes and polyurethane discs that scrape along the pipeline and make for an aggressive circumferential cleaning. This mandrel-bodied pig is extremely efficient for rust, black powder and mill scale removal.


A pipe-beveling tool upgraded with three blades that combine to rapidly provide compound bevels on highly alloyed, heavy-wall pipe is introduced by Esco Tool. The MILLHOG® Dictator Pipe Machining Tool mounts to the inside diameter of heavy-wall pipe from 4.5 inches to 18-inch I.D. by using three wide clamps with hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it can perform a 37½ by 10-degree bevel or any other angle simultaneously. The tool develops 4,100 ft.-lbs. of torque at the cutter blade and pulls a continuous thick chip without cutting oils. Ideally suited for stainless steel and super duplex piping systems, this beveler has a 3 hp air motor. 

Hobart Brothers Inc.

Hobart introduced its FabCO® 750M gas-shielded flux-cored wire. The wire was designed to provide low diffusible hydrogen weld deposits (3.5 ml per 100 g of weldment) on high-strength applications and minimize the risk of underbead cracking. It is especially suited for welding API 5L Grade X100 pipe or as an overmatch on API 5L Grade X80 pipe. FabCO 750M wire offers high-impact strengths at temperatures as low as -60 °F. It operates with a shielding gas mixture of 75-80% argon and a balance of CO2 and provides a tensile strength of 121 ksi (using a 75/25 shielding gas mixture). It is offered in .045-inch and 0.052-inch diameters.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro SF engine-driven welder/generator – a smaller, more portable version of the Big Blue 800 Duo Pro SF that also features the exclusive FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for improved productivity and efficiency in field-welding applications. The multi-process system can run conventional stick, DC TIG, FCAW and MIG welding – and now advanced Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD®) and pulsed MIG processes with the addition of the FieldPro Smart Feeder. These processes help to reduce weld failures and can eliminate backing gas on some stainless and chrome-moly pipe welding applications.


AMETEK Subsea Interconnect has expanded its portfolio of high-pressure, high- temperature (HPHT) connectors with the addition of its Elite Series Wet-Mate connector. The 3-channel connector is designed to operate in extreme environments found in subsea and downhole oil and gas applications. The HPHT connector is 15.8 mm in diameter and has been functionally tested to 1,034 bar and temperatures as high as 150o C. www.ametekinterconnect