New Equipment

November 2017

Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd.

Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd. has developed a new solution for the inspection of welds on large diameter cylinders. The Flexible Track Scanner (FTS) inspects linear and circumferential welding lines. Light-weight in design, FTS can be operated by a single inspector, using pneumatic suction cups to position the guide track on the curved or straight surface of the component and is securely fixed in place using a foot operated vacuum valve switchbox. Two interlocking sections of track enable continuous inspection, by successively alternating them along the full weld extent. A carriage assembly slides on to the track and can be locked into position allowing the operator to leave the scanner in a given position without risk of falling. The carriage can be easily rotated to relocate the probe on the other side of the weld, with the track remaining fixed in position. The Flexible Track Scanner can be adapted for other applications and terminated to operate with any industry flaw detection system.

Fotech Solutions

LivePIPE® II represents the next generation in LivePIPE technology, harnessing the enhanced capability and functionality of the Helios X3 Distributed Acoustic Sensor (DAS) and EDAM system to deliver smarter and more intuitive detection at industry leading range. LivePIPE II delivers unrivalled detection of leak events and pipeline threat activities, including excavation and drilling. With its dynamic Alarm system operators are armed with the information they need to quickly and proportionately respond to any incident to prevent damage or theft and to minimize the environmental impact at the earliest possible opportunity. The Helios X3 dual-channel technology monitors two fibres along the pipeline up to 50 km in length to deliver 100 km of pipeline monitoring from a single DAS unit. The significant technical enhancements in LivePIPE II are making it easy for operators to protect their assets than ever before, with a substantial economic saving compared with leading competitors.


Terramac introduced its latest model, the RT6, which was unveiled on October 3rd at ICUEE 2017 as the company’s most compact unit yet. The new RT6 is built to be nimble while providing the power needed to accomplish the task at hand. This unit features a compact footprint of 16’ 2” x 8’ 2”, delivers a 12,000-lb carrying capacity and boasts travel speeds up to 6.5-mph, ensuring quick cycle times to keep productivity levels on point. And, a 130-hp QSB 4.5 Cummins engine allows the RT6 to tackle a wide-range of general construction, pipeline, utility, and environmental applications with ease. In addition to power and efficiency, the RT6 showcases Terramac’s rubber track technology. This unit’s fully-loaded ground pressure is a minimal 5.4 psi, making it ideal for loose and wet ground conditions where heavy, wheeled machines are likely to get stuck. The flotation from the rubber tracks of the RT6 not only allows the machine to work in adverse ground and weather conditions, but also allows for faster climbing on mountainous and hilly terrains with reduced slippage. Standard units are available with either a flat bed, dump bed or rock dump bed.

T.D. Williamson

Field-proven with hundreds of offshore projects, SmartPlug® double block and monitor (DBM) technology minimizes platform downtime by enabling operators to isolate pressurized pipelines so equipment maintenance, repairs, and replacements can be done without bleeding down the entire system. By keeping hydrocarbons flowing during scheduled or emergency work, operators maintain productivity and profitability while also avoiding the time, expense, and risks of depressurization and recommissioning. The SmartPlug system is non-intrusive, tetherless, and remotely controlled. Because both of the two plug modules in the standard configuration can work independently to isolate the full pipeline pressure alone, the tool meets the accepted criteria for a true double block isolation. An optional third plug module is available for post-repair hydrotesting without retrieving the SmartPlug tool from the pipeline. The modules are articulated for improved piggability; in addition, the tool’s bi-directional design enables it to travel in either direction inside the pipeline.

M2 Subsea

M2 Subsea has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The indoor fresh water tank has been created for the primary purpose of testing ROVs and ancillary equipment. The facility will allow the company to be in total control from the planning to completion of asset testing, ensuring the quality and rapid turnaround of results before they are deployed for both domestic and international projects. The tank is commercially available for subsea manufacturers and service providers to rent, along with or without M2 Subsea’s ROV fleet. The facility has already been successfully used by Acteon Group for product testing. The new flowmeter delivers high accuracy custody transfer solution and is a key part of ABB’s total fiscal metering package with ABB flow computers and software.


ABB has achieved fiscal measurements type approval according to MID / OIML R117 for its CoriolisMaster coriolis mass flowmeters. The meters are now approved for use at the highest MID / OIML accuracy classes of 0.3 or 0.5. The extensive OIML standard tests were conducted at NMI and TUVNEL over the past few months. The CoriolisMaster series offer some unique and practical advantages to customers in the oil and gas industry. Their compact design saves unnecessary onsite handling and installation costs and the easy to use Human Machine Interface (HMI) ensures savings on training and commissioning costs. The design of the sensor tubes enables CoriolisMaster to operate with significantly lower pressure losses compared to other meters. This saves more money by enabling users to select either smaller meter sizes or to run the meter with lower pumping costs.