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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Horizontal Applications News

Gardner Denver Water Jetting Systems Now Offers TLE

Gardner Denver Water Jetting Systems now offers its customers the TLE - Trans Line Exchanger Cleaner. This lightweight machine has been developed to clean vertical trans line exchangers in furnaces and other vertical bundles. It consists of two air motors: one to feed the hose and one to retract the hose. aluminum alloy, which can be separated by 4 small air cylinders, for quick-changing of the high pressure hoses. The hoses are moved by two continuous chains with polyurethane blocks, which are powered by the air cylinders. The TLE is small, light and easy to operate. The operator manipulates the switches on top of the unit to drive the hoses. Two handles can be fixed in several positions to suit the operator. A balancer with guides for the hoses is also available.

Samson Celebrates Offshore Expansion

Samson, specializing in performance cordage, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 10, 2009, to celebrate its recent business expansion that will enable the production of a broad range of products for the offshore oil and gas industry. The multi-million dollar expansion includes the addition of new technical engineering staff and sales staff, as well as adding more than 35,000 sq ft to Samson’s Lafayette, La., synthetic-rope manufacturing plant. The new space accommodates new braiding and take-up equipment specifically tailored to produce very long, large-diameter synthetic ropes. The expansion adds enough floor space to accommodate two new rope braiders and support equipment: a Herzog 48-strand horizontal braider…

OMEGA Introduces Pressure Transducer PX409-USBH

PX409-USBH

Omega introduced its new PX409-USBH series of high speed pressure transducers. This transducer connects directly to your computer and features excellent long term stability, 316L SS wetted parts, 1000/ reading/ second and is ruggedized with secondary containment. The micro-machined silicon design are ideal for pressure or level applications in laboratory, test platforms, or bio/pharmaceutical applications that require a rugged, high accuracy transducer. The PX409 High Speed USBH Series connects directly to your computer.

Stabil Introduces New Drilling Tool

The Ghost Reamer, an eight-bladed Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) reamer.

Stabil Drill, a Superior Energy Services company, has developed the Stabil Drill Ghost Reamer for application in horizontal shale drilling, announced COO Chris Russo. The Ghost Reamer, an eight-bladed Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) reamer, allows the wellbore to be cleaned and cleared either by back reaming on rigs that have top-drive or for rigs without top-drive, by pulling out to the top of the curve and then rotating forward until reaching total depth. This flexible solution eliminates wiper trips - saving time and money.

John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines

4045SFM85 (Photo: John Deere Power Systems)

John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order from early 2018. The new 4.5L PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new vessel construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls, the manufacturer said. It has two ratings for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure craft, which includes an M4 rating with 205 kW (275 hp) at 2,600 rpm and M5 rating with 235 kW (315 hp) at 2,800 rpm. The 4045SFM85 propulsion engine ratings will meet U.S.

Seaspan Selects IFS Applications to Support $8B Navy Deal

“They (IFS) also have a partnership with our existing CAD software supplier which will help us ensure the continuity between design and engineering processes that are so essential to efficient shipbuilding processes," said Seaspan Shipyards President Brian Carter.

IFS North America said that Seaspan has selected IFS Applications as its Shipbuilding materials requirements planning (MRP) solution. IFS Applications was chosen because it provides a powerful project-based solution (PBS) with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time, enhancing Seaspan’s ability to efficiently meet customer requirements. This capability will help Seaspan deliver on the recently awarded $8 billion Federal Government shipbuilding program to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.

Schlumberger Drills and Completes First Coiled Tubing Horizontal Well

Schlumberger Oilfield Services successfully drilled and completed the first horizontal well in the Gulf of Mexico with CoilDRILL coiled drilling technology. Working in conjunction with the Spirit Energy 76 drilling team, Schlumberger Integrated Project Management (IPM) designed and drilled and completed the well. An exit window was milled through two strings of pipe, 1,390 ft. of 4.75 in. open hole was drilled with 750 ft. of this hole above 80 degrees. The well was then completed by conveying a horizontal completion assembly consisting of sand control screens, an inflatable packer for zonal isolation, and Dowell's QUANTUM gravel packer open hole isolation assembly on coiled tubing to 8,100 ft.

News: Cal Dive Riser System Deployed in Deepwater Project

Well Ops, Inc., a subsidiary of Cal Dive International, Inc. had the successful first application of the company's purpose-built, open water intervention riser system. Cal Dive's well intervention vessel, the Q4000, deployed the system in 1,042 ft. of water, where it was latched to a horizontal Cameron tree. The system includes a control umbilical, two-in. annular line, 7.375-in. flowhead and swivel. The riser system was integral to a successful well decommissioning operation conducted for a major client in the Gulf of Mexico. The system remained at depth during through-tubing zonal and annulus abandonment operations. The tree was recovered with the system once the well had been safely plugged.

Challenger Marine Condensing Unit

lanc & Associates, Inc. from the ground up, Challenger marine condensing units are designed to withstand the harshest conditions at sea while keeping work environments comfortable. Challenger units are built to prevent unit corrosion from salt water spray and sea air unlike conventional units. The “Challenger Difference” includes complete 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel construction, dipped coil coating to prevent fin and tube corrosion, watertight electrical enclosure, compact footprint for easy installation and service…

Kongsberg Tech Package for Sweden’s New Subs

The SA9510S sonar detects mines, obstacles and the sea-floor in. (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

The Swedish Navy together with SAAB Kockums AB has selected an active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology from Kongsberg Maritime for installation on two next generation A26 submarines, which are due for delivery no later than 2022. The contract was awarded through a competitive international tender process and follows a 2015 contract win covering similar systems for two Swedish Navy A19 submarines. The Kongsberg technology package for the Swedish A26 submarines will…

Kongsberg Naval Sonars for Göteborg-Class Corvettes

The ST2400 VDS is a Varial Depth Sonar for Anti-Submarine Warfare applications (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime said it has been selected to deliver ST2400 VDS (Varial Depth Sonar) systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare applications (ASW) to the Royal Swedish Navy as part of SAAB’s upgrade program for the Göteborg-Class Corvettes fleet. The main purpose of the ST2400 VDS is to detect submarines, mines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in Littoral waters. The ST2400 VDS upgrade will strengthen the Göteborg-Class Corvettes Anti-Submarine capability operating in the Baltics.

Pellerin Builds HF- SEP for Stone Energy

Horizontal Flotation Separator

Pellerin Water Solutions (PWS), a subsidiary of Pellerin Energy Group (PEG), has designed and built a Horizontal Flotation Separator (HF- SEP) for Stone Energy Corporation. The specifically designed HF- SEP with dissolved gas flotation (DGF) technologies will enhance the separation process of oil and produced water which will maximize production and increase profitability. Stone Energy will incorporate the HF-SEP with its deepwater facility, Pompano, situated in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

New Isolation Valve

Schlumberger announced at the Offshore Europe 2011 Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition the release of the FORTRESS isolation valve. The FORTRESS valve is designed to simplify the transition from upper completion to production without the need for intervention. “The FORTRESS isolation valve was designed based on field-proven experience and extensive testing related to debris accumulation,” said Mike Garding, president, Schlumberger Completions. “The new valve serves as a bidirectional barrier valve that exceeds ISO 28781 standards to the point of providing a bubble-tight barrier. This barrier enables increased safety, especially in applications such as deepwater where high differential pressure is required.

Argus Subsea AZ-15J Subsea Tree

Argus Subsea, which manufactures innovative subsea products for time-critical fields, announced the introduction of the AZ-15J subsea tree and wellhead system. Specially designed for jack-up mobile drilling units, the Argus AZ-15J is the world’s first purpose-built system that allows operators to drill and complete wells up to 15,000 PSI working pressure without special riser systems or cumbersome temporary abandonments. The Argus AZ-15J provides an easier installation experience for operators, which takes less manpower and leads to a safer, more cost-effective production applications than with conventional mudline suspension systems using wellheads adapted for horizontal or vertical tree completions.

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel Engines for LNG Carrier Newbuilds

Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä, through its joint venture company CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co (CWEC), has been contracted to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels being built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The order was booked in August 2017. Each of the four 174,000 m3 capacity vessels will be fitted with four Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel generating sets running primarily on LNG fuel to provide the ships with auxiliary power. Their total power output will be 56 MW. Among the reasons given for the Wärtsilä 34DF engine being chosen for these ships were its proven reliability…

i3G Debts Tools for the i-tank Tank-Monitoring

Numerex announced that i3G, a provider of bulk-liquid tank monitoring solutions, recently added "Optimizer" and "Tank Management" tools to its core "i-tank" offering. Customers deploying i3G's i-tank solution now can utilize the "Optimizer" functionality to manage their orders within the application to ensure easy and efficient grouping by product type, order number and shipment. This new feature facilitates the handoff of order details to loading and distribution operations personnel ensuring accuracy and optimizing all aspects of order fulfillment. The new "Tank Management" tool enables customers to review delivery data for a given route…

Keller Shifts Gears

(Photo: Keller)

Satisfaction in overall powertrain reliability often comes down to individual components, starting with the gearbox and gear wheels. To this end C. u. W Keller GmbH & Co.KG, has made investment in its products and processes – $41 million over the last 15 years – to ensure that it remains a strong link in the propulsion chain. Keller’s experience in gear wheels and gearbox that spans more than 100 years, with marine applications added to the line-up 18 years ago. In nearly two decades Keller has found success in the maritime sector…

Access the Advantage: Remote Control Welding Technology

Remote control welding technology allows welding operators to set welding parameters at the joint without the need to carry, route, troubleshoot and maintain expensive control cables — all while delivering consistent welding performance.

Safe, efficient and profitable welding involves many variables, all of which can be had by embracing remote controlled welding techniques and equipment. Efficiency, safety and profitability are important to any company, but especially to a welding operation. In addition to general best practices and welding operator training, there are equipment advancements that can help meet quality and production goals, while also helping keep welding operators safer on the job. Remote control welding technology is one of those advances.

Wanner Debuts Q155 Series Quintuplex Pumps

Image: Wanner Engineering

Wanner Engineering, Inc. has introduced its new Q155 Series Quintuplex seal-less pumps (low pressure models) designed for a variety of applications including reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, mine dewatering, salt water disposal, salt water injection, bulk transfer, hydraulic lift and steam generation. The Q155 Low Pressure line includes three models: Q155E with a maximum flow rate of 157 gpm (595 l/min) and maximum discharge pressure of 1500 psi (103 bar); Q155F with a maximum flow rate of 127 gpm (490 l/min) and maximum discharge pressure of 1850 psi (127 bar)…

EC Extends State Aid for Shipbuilding

The European Commission has prolonged the Framework on state aid rules for shipbuilding for three more years, until 31 December 2011. This extension follows an earlier extension in 2006 (see IP/06/1452). The Commission has concluded that the Framework, which came into effect on 1 January 2004 (see IP/03/1607) has been applied without any problems and does not need to be revised at this stage. The Framework's main principle is that horizontal state aid rules apply to shipbuilding except where specific provisions apply that reflect the specific characteristics of the shipbuilding industry and market. The specific provisions contained in the Framework concern regional aid, closure aid, export credits, development aid, employment aid and aid for research, development and innovation.

USCG: Remain Upright by Fully Understanding Vessel Stability

Photo: Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation

This Safety Alert addresses concerns related to vessel stability and watertight integrity. Recently, a marine casualty involving a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea resulted in multiple fatalities and complete loss of the vessel. A Marine Board of Investigation is currently analyzing the various circumstances surrounding the casualty. Although the investigation is not complete, testimony and fact finding indicate that vessel owners, operators, and crews should give special consideration to vessel stability concerns.

The New ENC Analyzer is Now Available

Significant Gap between bodering cells.

A new version of ENC Analyzer, which implements over 900 individual checks, is now available. The new ENC Analyzer 3.0.0 can be supplemented with the optional Horizontal and Vertical Consistency (HVC) Module. The consistent encoding of features is one of the major challenges facing ENC producers. Cartographic principles that relate to individual charts also need to be applied to the seamless chart display, whether it is composed of one or multiple ENCs. Features that are common to neighbouring ENCs and overlapping ENCs of different scale bands are often encoded from different data sources…

IMTRA Announces Exclusive Sola-Cure Distributor Partnership

Sola-Cure shades from Imtra

IMTRA announced today through its exclusive North American distributorship of Sola-Cure shades — its line of customizable, high-quality and comprehensive solutions for solar shades and blackout blinds. Designed to reduce glare and heat from windows, and provide protection, privacy and security for a wide variety of helm and operator applications, Sola-Cure anti-glare sunscreens and window treatments are offered in three configurations: the Sola-Cure Solar Shade, Luxury Sunfilm, and Luxury Blackout Blinds.

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