BMT Subsea Technology for Equinor
Global engineering company BMT announced a partnership with Sonardyne to deliver to Subsea 7 its proven ‘Riser Monitoring System’ (RMS).The subsea integrity monitoring solution has been adopted by the world’s largest spar platform, Aasta Hansteen.The Aasta Hansteen Spar platform is operated and owned by Equinor ASA, the Norwegian multinational energy company.Located 300 kilometres west of Sandnessjøen on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in water depths of up to 1,300m, the deepest field development on the NCS…
WIN WIN: Wind Powered Oil Recovery Concept Progresses
The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which includes refining and testing the electrical systems, and investigating possibilities for broader applications. The project consists of four partners: DNV GL, ExxonMobil and ENI Norge – all part of the first phase – and the Norwegian Research Council – a new participant for this second phase.
GE Contracted to Service Australian Navy Frigates
GE has signed an in-service support contract with the Australian Defense Materiel Organization’s Maritime Cross-Platform Systems Program Office. Under the contract, GE will provide maintenance and logistic support services for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) GE LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines that power Adelaide- and ANZAC-class frigates. GE will be backed by GE Marine and Air New Zealand Gas Turbines for this multi-year contract. In addition to repair and overhaul of the RAN’s 16 LM2500s and associated accessories…
Caterpillar Sponsors 2014 High Horsepower Summit
Caterpillar Inc. now underway in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is North America’s leading conference on the use of natural gas to fuel high horsepower operations. As an industry leader in the design and manufacture of dual-fuel and natural gas engines, Caterpillar plans to highlight its commitment to delivering the highest customer value for energy and power systems operations, as well as rail, marine and mining applications. “We’re proud of where our natural gas heritage…
Wanner Debuts Q155 Series Quintuplex Pumps
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)…
Bioremediation Goes Mainstream
A reliable solution for response and prevention that can save money, time and regulatory aggravation is here. The threat of oil pollution has long been a problem in the shipping community. You don’t have to look too far to review the myriad of oil spills that have plagued the industry. The Exxon Valdez spill that occurred 25 years ago has recently come to the forefront once again as there is evidence that the ramifications of the spill are still being felt in the fragile eco-system of several Alaska beaches.
MTU to Showcase Tier 4i-Compliant Engines at OTC
The Tognum Group will be showcasing its new-generation, MTU-branded EPA Tier 4i-compliant Series 2000 and Series 4000 diesel engines for oil and gas applications at OTC, the offshore industry trade show taking place May 2-5, 2011 in Houston, Texas (booth 5563). Both engines are able to meet EPA Tier 4 interim emissions requirements solely through the use of in-engine technology. No aftertreatment is necessary. These Tier 4i-compliant engines lay the foundations for the EPA’s Tier 4 final regulations which will apply from 2015.
New Cat® Powered Marine Hybrid System
Developed for all engine platforms with electrical specialists Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), the system package utilizes AKA’s XeroPoint Hybrid marine propulsion system and provides fuel savings of up to 25% and even emissions reductions. A recent CARB study found a 73% reduction in PM, 50% reduction in NOx & 26% reduction in CO2. Significant improvements are also seen in performance, control and noise levels. The new Cat Powered Marine Hybrid System is currently available for order through the Cat Dealer network. “Caterpillar has a long history of providing innovation to the marine industry.
Det-Tronics Gains Approval for Gas Detector
Det-Tronics Adds IP66/67 Approval to Existing Ultra-Fast Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector; Detector approved for Class I, Div 1 locations including locations that require IP66/67. Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics), a provider of industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems, announces that its Nanotechnology Metal Oxide Semiconductor hydrogen sulfide gas (NTMOS H2S) detector has earned approval for use in locations that require an ingress protection rating of IP66/67, ideal for petrochemical, oil and gas applications (http://ntmos.det-tronics.com).
Successful NORSOK Qualification for Sandvik
Successful NORSOK qualification of Sandvik 254 SMO hydraulic and instrumentation tubing increases opportunities in the oil and gas sector. Adding to its extensive capability in supplying material to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Sandvik has successfully been qualified according to NORSOK M650 edition 4 for the MDS R18 and MDS R11 standard for its seamless austenitic stainless steel hydraulic and instrumentation tube and pipe products in grade Sandvik 254 SMO (UNS S31254) for use in oil and gas applications.
Asahi Electric Actuators for Oil & Gas
Asahi’s Series 92 electric actuators have been installed with confidence in a variety of oil and gas applications including pipeline transmission, well head control, water recovery, gas lift, drilling fluids and chemical plants. The Series 92’s rugged construction, proven design and customizable options make it the perfect work-horse for the oil and gas industries. The Series 92’s enclosure is a die-cast aluminum alloy with a thermally-bonded powder-coat. This combination NEMA Type 4X…
Power Jacks Engineer Wins Apprentice Award
A young mechanical engineer has been recognized for her outstanding effort and achievement after winning a prestigious apprenticeship award from North East Scotland College. Alison Petrie, 20, from Maud, Aberdeenshire, works with global-leading engineering firm Power Jacks which is supporting her college studies to gain a Modern Apprenticeship in manufacturing and maintenance engineering. She was presented with the Ian Corney Engineering Award at the college’s Modern Apprenticeship…
CAT Debuts C175-16 in Germany
On the occasion of SMM 2012, Caterpillar Marine launched new diesel, dual fuel and gas engines. The C175-16 from Caterpillar is the first Cat engine with core ACERT Technology, designed and built from the ground up, according to Robert Hallengren, Marine Products Director, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. It offers maximum performance along with EPA Marine Tier 3 and IMO Tier II emissions compliance with no after treatment, and is positioned to comply with EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III rules.