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  • New England electricity production adequate for winter, despite pipeline concerns

    New England’s regional grid operator said electricity supplies should be sufficient to meet demand this winter, but warned the region needs to expand its natural gas infrastructure to adequately serve power plants during peak heating demand. ISO New England (ISO-NE) said it has launched its Winter Reliability Program in order to pay generators that burn oil or liquid natural gas to buy fuel ...

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports American River Pipeline Conveyance Project Dedication

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), Conceived in 2011, the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project (Project) is an example of regional partners coming together to solve water supply reliability issues at a local level.  The Project was developed to provide a replacement water supply for Golden State Water Company’s (Golden State Water) ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports American River Pipeline Conveyance Project Dedication

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), Conceived in 2011, the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project (Project) is an example of regional partners coming together to solve water supply reliability issues at a local level.  The Project was developed to provide a replacement water supply for Golden State Water Company’s (Golden State Water) ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • 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

  • Pipeline Damage Prevention Training – Texas811 Pipeline

    Texas is home to 431,997 miles of underground pipeline. In 2015, excavators caused more than 8,769 pipeline damage incidents in Texas. It is important for anyone digging to know where underground utility lines are located before digging. That’s why Texas law requires a call to 811 before digging to identify underground utilities. RRC enforces compliance and educates the public on our ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Europe`s solar PV pipeline holds immense promise, says IHS Markit

    As many European solar markets take their foot off the gas in 2016, demand for ground-mounted solar PV capacity across the continent is expected to fall 40% this year compared to 2015 – but a recovery could be on the cards as early as 2018, believe analysts IHS Markit. In a research note by senior analyst Josefin Berg, IHS Markit has observed a groundswell of solar pipelines in ...


    By pv magazine

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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.

  • Precise pig tracking from start to finish

    The most common form of pipeline integrity used by oil and gas pipeline owners is inline inspection (ILI). Inspection pigs are widely used to clean pipelines, as well as identify areas of damage along the pipe wall to ensure the safe delivery of energy products. Historically, once a pig is deployed in a pipeline, a technician confirms the tool’s arrival time at various tracking locations ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Never Assume: Ontario utility surprised to find unexpected pipe material during force main condition assessment

    The familiar adage, “never assume anything” certainly applies to the water and wastewater pipeline industry. The message was brought home to Utilities Kingston (UK) early this year when the utility was surprised to find unexpected pipe material on sections of pipe during a condition assessment on its Dalton Avenue (North ...


    By Pure Technologies

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