The fracing industry has long considered water a nuisance. But water reclamation and treatment companies see H2O as liquid gold, and the technologies they bring to the game will play a pivotal role in the shale boom.
Though the topics were well-versed on all things energy-related, one of the overwhelming themes at the 2012 Deloitte Energy Conference in Washington this week was how much technology had revolutionized the industry.
Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.
Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”
Shawcor Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, has entered into an agreement to acquire certain of the coating assets and business of Altus Energy Services Partnership, Altus Energy Services Ltd. and Nusco Northern Manufacturing Ltd.
The new Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University is the largest pipeline research facility in the world and the only one in the United States to study microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) inside large sections of pipeline, according to its founders.
The devices are “capable of detecting leaks down to one part per billion in ambient air while reducing false positives from naturally occurring methane,” says a PG&E release. The company says it’s the first in the world to use the technology.
Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and executives from Houston-based Exterran broke ground on a new 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that is expected to employ more than 100 workers in the Youngstown, Ohio, area.
Carlson debuted its second-generation white space radio, the RuralConnect IP Version II (RCIP VII), at the Super Wi-Fi Summit in Austin, Texas on September 13. Carlson and spectrum-database administrator Telcordia came together to demonstrate the compatibility of the RCIP VII and Telcordia’s database system with resounding success. Not only did the demo show without doubt that the two technologies work harmoniously, but the positive reaction to Carlson’s newest product evolution exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Allen-Bradley NEMA and IEC CENTERLINE low-voltage motor control centers provide seamless information exchange between plantfloor devices and business-level systems to increase productivity and improve worker safety.
Alstom Grid, France, has reported it was awarded a contract from LOOP – Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, LLC. – to deliver a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to control LOOP's entire pipeline system, including their off-shore platforms, pumping and storage facilities, and refinery distribution pipelines.