Pipeline Monitoring News

  • Chinese pipeline selects Rotork ELB for increased line break safety

    The Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) is a robust, self-contained system that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. It continuously monitors upstream and downstream pipeline pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and initiate automatic valve actuator movement to a pre-selected emergency position. In one recent contract Rotork GO ...


    By Rotork plc

  • What is a Fiber Optic Furnace?

    A fiber optic furnace is an industrial heater developed and manufactured for drawing glass composite materials such as silica (SiO2) into transparent optical fibers between 5 – 100 microns in diameter without cladding. These are instrumental for modern telecommunications due to their high strength, flexibility, and wavelength transmittance. Drawing glass fibers in a fiber optic furnace ...


    By Thermcraft Inc

  • LumaSense introduces the m920 Series Semiconductor OEM module

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. introduces introduces the m924 (4-channel) and m922 (2-channel) Semiconductor OEM Modules, designed for Electrostatic Chuck, Chamber, and other device temperature monitoring during Etching and Wafer Fabrication processes. The LumaSense solution provides advanced and reliable temperature monitoring up to 330 °C. The new m924 Semiconductor OEM module sampling rate ...

  • Self-sufficient and contactless Flow Metering

    The new mobile NivuFlow Mobile 600 flow transmitter has been developed particularly for long-term measurements in full pipelines. Very high endurance is achieved thanks to energy-efficient algorithms, performance-optimised sensors and high-capacity rechargeable batteries. Utilising a five-minute-cycle for measuring and recording, it is possible to measure up to one year without battery ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Safe operation under challenging conditions

    Plant operators often have to deal with challenging operating conditions. Bad weather conditions or poor accessibility can make device verification a challenging procedure. At Endress+Hauser we understand the needs and struggles of our customers so we developed Heartbeat Technology. With Heartbeat Technology we offer an easy in-line device verification concept. ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

    The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This innovative new design, led by Planet Ocean & co-developed by NOC, ASV ltd & The University of Southampton, is around three times smaller than current autonomous underwater ...

  • Government Officals and Special Guests Gather to Celebrate Completion of 3rd Largest AFO Project in North America

    Last week, government officials, special guests and educators gathered in London, Ontario to celebrate the successful funding, installation and commissioning of a 50 km AFO system on the Lake Huron Water System’s water main transmission pipeline – a 1200mm diameter PCCP supplying more than 500,000 people in southwestern Ontario. The event was covered by the London ...

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...

  • Oklahoma earthquake rattles major oil hub

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled a major oil trading hub in Oklahoma earlier this week, damaging several buildings and forcing officials to rethink policy regarding oil and gas wastewater disposal wells, which have been blamed for a significant rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past several years. The quake epicenter was about a mile west of Cushing, which is home to the largest ...

  • Updated John Deere 470G LC Excavator Primed to Tackle Pipeline, Mass Earth Moving and Road Building Projects

    The John Deere 470G LC Excavator is the latest member of the production-class equipment lineup to be updated to meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards and to incorporate a bevy of customer-inspired and productivity-boosting features. The 367-horsepower model now comes fully loaded with an EPA Final Tier 4 13.5L diesel engine, a comfortable and spacious cab, along with an enhanced LCD monitor ...


    By John Deere

  • Oceaneering expands its geographic operations for AUVs into West Africa

    Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that it is expanding its presence for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region. Oceaneering currently serves the U.S Gulf of Mexico with a fleet of state-of-the-art commercial AUVs, designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths reaching 4,500 meters. The Company is mobilizing one of its ...

  • Major investment in ATEX crawlers and push-rods

    Responding to increased market demand for equipment that is certified for use in potentially explosive environments (ATEX), Ashtead Technology has become one of the first rental companies to heavily invest in the latest ATEX certified remote control crawlers and push-rod cameras. “We have received a large number of requests for these specialised systems in recent months from a wide range of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Nordson Corporation Awards 132 Nordson BUILDS College Scholarships to Support Talent Pipeline in Manufacturing

    Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of 132 college scholarships totaling nearly $500,000 for the 2016-17 school year through its Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program. “The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control

    Designed for use in the oil and gas industries, the Rotork ELB is a robust, self-contained instrument that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. The ELB can also collect detailed operational data for optimising performance and enhancing pipeline safety. The ELB continuously monitors upstream and downstream pipeline pressure dynamics to provide early ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Choosing a more reliable method than batch tracking

    Oil and gas pipeline owners routinely conduct inspections of their assets by using inline inspection pigs. These tools are used to identify defects within the pipeline and need to be tracked throughout an inspection. Pipeline owners have several options to track a pig such as legacy tracking, remote tracking, and batch tracking, which is sometimes considered as a viable alternative to legacy or ...

  • The 2017 CIPE will be held on Mar.20-22, 2017 in Beijing, China

    Name: The 17th China International Exhibition on Equipment of Pipeline and Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation. Time: Mar. 20-22, 2017. City: Beijing, China. Address: China international exhibition center. Introduction of the exhibition: ...


    By Derbo Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.

  • Tri Tool builds performance with special engineering project

    Tri Tool was contracted to perform video inspection and laser weld profile measurement as a mission critical part of welding quality control for petroleum transmission pipelines. This required a stroke length beyond the scope of standard non-rotating cylinders. The weld inspection was to be performed under demanding conditions on highly specialized corrosion resistant alloy lined pipe, a process ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Ili Pigs Can Still Be Precisely Tracked Despite Unexpected Speed Excursions

    Inline inspection (ILI) of oil and gas pipelines has been common practice for asset owners since the 1970s. Historically, companies have tracked these ILI tools with field teams to confirm its location and ensure that the pig reaches the trap. While tracking a tool seems simple in concept, several misconceptions have become conventional wisdom when it comes to the challenges of pig tracking. ...

  • Making History Again: Louisville Water Deploys Purerobotics for PCCP Condition Assessment and GIS Mapping

    To many history buffs, “the prettiest ornamental water tower and pumping station” in the U.S. belongs to Louisville Water Company (Louisville Water). In 1860, the water company, which today provides water to more than 850,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding communities, built its first water tower and ...

  • Wake-Up Call: Unexpected blowouts on never-failed pipeline compel Texas Water Authority to change course on asset management

    When your pipeline operates well for five decades, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security about the condition of your buried assets. Out of sight, out of mind. Then, in an instant, that mindset can change. For Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA), that wakeup call happened ...

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