Technology - Exclusives

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Allied Wireline Aims to Offer More Reliable, Efficient Logging Services

Although the wireline logging industry has traditionally been dominated by large players such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton and Weatherford International, independent Allied Wireline is moving into a sector that is seeing more and more independent producers arrive. Allied Wireline can offer these smaller independents a reliable and efficient wireline logging choice through its long-term partnership with GE Oil & Gas that allows Allied Wireline the ability to offer customers exclusive access to GE’s logging tools and related equipment.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:00
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Ultrasonic transducer alleviates control valve noise problems

Pressure regulators are a major source of noise in gas pipelines. In recent years, continuous optimization of the regulator design has led to a noticeable noise reduction, particularly in the audible range.

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 00:00
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Enhancing gas measurement solutions

Over the years, a number of technologies have been used to tackle the level measurement challenges associated with the various components of the natural gas industry.

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 00:00
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Integrating RFID with GIS for asset management

The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has grown substantially in the past few years.

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 00:00

Technology - Automation

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Sasol Processing Plant Chooses Emerson Automation Program

When completed, Sasol's gas-to-liquids plant will transform the region’s abundant low-cost shale gas into high-performance, low-emissions diesel and other transportation fuels.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 09:55
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Delivering asset reliability

MichCon deploys data management software to bridge the gap between process automation and business reporting systems.

Fri, 05/01/2009 - 00:00
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Integrating communications systems

New telemetry technologies allow communication to all field locations through a larger, hybrid system.

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 00:00
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Automated solution enhances gas transmission capacity

Argentina’s Transportadora Gas del Sur boosts throughput by deploying new control system based on Rockwell Automation software.

Tue, 06/01/2010 - 00:00

Technology - Compression

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Ford Creates CNG-Capable F-150s

Ford has established a qualification vehicle modifier program, intended to help modifiers achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction and product acceptance through the manufacture of high-quality vehicles.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:02
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Consumers Energy Upgrades Ray Compressor Station

CMS Energy subsidiary Consumers Energy completed a $175-million investment at its Ray Compressor Station in Michigan.

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 17:20
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“Semi-active” compressor valves help reduce unscheduled downtime

A new valve concept, developed under a GMRC program by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and co-funded by BP, uses electromagnetic actuators to control valve-plate motion and create a soft landing at both valve seat and guard.

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 00:00
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Field test proves value of turbocharger booster

The natural gas transmission industry has been subject to increasingly stringent emissions regulations over the years, with more to come.

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 00:00

Technology - Corrosion

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ShawCor To Acquire The Coating Business Of Altus Energy Services

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.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:12
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Advancing The Art Of Corrosion Control

Piedmont Natural Gas enlists the cooperation of another operator to solve the mystery of low pipe-to-soil potentials on two of its lines.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:00
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Specialty Pipelines To Become $3 Billion Business By 2015

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.”

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:22
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Ohio University Home To Top Pipeline Corrosion Research

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.

Thu, 10/14/2010 - 21:05

Technology - Leak Detection

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IEC Approves Toxic Gas Detector

The system displays gas concentrations up to 500 parts per million, fault codes for troubleshooting, prompts when calibration is needed and provides a complete status to the respective control room.  

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:58
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Real-time data improves monitoring

Pipeline accidents are usually caused through failures, vandalizations, or other environmental accidents like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Tue, 09/01/2009 - 00:00
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On the hunt: A gas utility’s search for accuracy

With some 30,000 consumers depending on reliable service, Southeast Alabama Gas District needed highly accurate meters and a plugged-in SCADA system.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 00:00
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Managing pipeline using satellite imagery

Earth observation services provide operators a unique perspective on route selection, mapping and monitoring.

Fri, 05/01/2009 - 00:00

Technology - New Equipment

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Flow-Cal Announces Latest Release of FLOWCAL Enterprise

Flow-Cal Inc., Houston, has reported the release of the much anticipated FLOWCAL Enterprise version 8. The latest release of Flow-Cal’s flagship project, FLOWCAL Enterprise, incorporates liquid measurement and gas measurement in a single consolidated system.  

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:56
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Pipe Cutter

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 00:00
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Flow Meter

AW-Lake Co. has announced a new positive displacement spur gear flow meter, MicroFlow.

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 00:00
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In-Field Tensile Tester

McElroy’s new in-field tensile tester gives contractors and pipeliners the ability to quickly and accurately test high-density polyethylene (HDPE) butt-fusion joints in the field.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 00:00

Technology - SCADA

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Enhancing SCADA performance

Bitter Creek Pipelines deploys new software solution to improve data collection and dissemination among users.

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 00:00
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The evolution of enterprise SCADA

Moving from data acquisition to complete integration of enterprise information enables better business decisions.

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 00:00
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Managing SCADA alarms

Understanding key performance indicators facilitates good alarm system design and management practices.

Sat, 01/31/2009 - 00:00
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Improving SCADA Systems

New protocol analyzer enables El Paso to remotely monitor all SCADA channels from office or home.

Sun, 06/01/2008 - 00:00