EDDYFI TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES THE FIRST STANDARD PULSED EDDY CURRENT ARRAY SOLUTION

The groundbreaking pulsed eddy current array (PECA) technology makes corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF) inspections as much as 10 times faster than with single-element PEC probes. Eddyfi Technologies is proud to be the first to globally market a standard PECA probe dedicated to improving the productivity of corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF) inspections. As of today, new Lyft® systems will drive array probes. All Lyft units already in the field and covered by the Lyft software and service plan (LSSP) will benefit from major hardware and software upgrades to support PECA technology. The new 6-element PECA probe is capab

BEKA BEACON AND SOUNDER GAIN IECEX CERTIFICATION

BEKA associates BA386 intrinsically safe LED flashing beacon and BR385 intrinsically safe sounder now have IECEx certification in addition to their original ATEX and FM approvals. Both are industry proven, have IP66 protection and may be installed in all Zones and used with most hazardous industrial gases. Available with a red, amber, green, blue or white output, the beacon produces two bright double flashes per second. The complementary BR385 high output sounder can be configured on-site to produce 49 first stage, 21 second stage and 9 third stage different alarm sounds. The beacon and sounder may be used alone, or powered from the same Zener barrier or galvanic isolator, thus reducing inst

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRESSURE TRANSMITTER FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS

Using electrical equipment in a hazardous location is a health and safety headache. Choosing the wrong pressure transmitter can cause problems, from simply wasting money to causing life threatening situations. So how do you confidently select the right pressure transmitter? Hazardous Zones First you need to understand hazardous locations. Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists, vapours or combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance mixed with the air, even the smallest of sparks could cause an explosion. The ATEX directive categorises hazardous areas like this: • Zone 0/ 20 means that the area is constantly or often hazardous • Zone 1/ 21 means that the area

INDUSTRIAL FANS FOR OFFSHORE HAZARDOUS AREAS

Given the corrosive and potentially hazardous nature of the environment, a number of variables need to be considered when selecting equipment and components for offshore applications. Fans within ventilation systems are no exception and can be found in various areas of an offshore platform, for example, compressor cooling enclosures, production platforms or gas turbine enclosures. These areas present varying degrees of hazard which the fans must be suitable for. Two important variables for consideration include the need for ATEX (non-sparking and explosion proof) variants and the surface finish of the fans. ATEX variants ATEX variants are required in areas in which hazardous gases are presen

UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Human and organisational factors have contributed to the causes of several incidents in the chemical process industries, including those at Texas City and Buncefield. Yet many of the safety and operational professionals responsible for managing human factors have no formal training in the behavioural sciences. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) addresses this gap by providing training on the core human factors issues in the process industries, and how to implement solutions to manage them effectively within a safety management system. Human Factors in Health and Safety is a modular training programme that focuses on how a better understanding of human factors can drive safety sta

ROVCO ATTRACTS £1.2M INVESTMENT TO LAUNCH LIVE 3D SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY

Subsea services company, Rovco is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing a £1.2m investment, enabling the firm to launch its advanced live 3D subsea survey system and triple its workforce. The company has attracted backing from three UK-based investment houses, Green Angel Syndicate, Cambridge Angels and Bristol Private Equity Club. The funds will see Rovco bring its latest inspection technology to the global energy market, and grow its headcount from 10 to 30 employees within the next year. Following two years of extensive research and development activity, the new technology will begin field trials this month. The system has been developed to effectiv

INTERMOOR COMPLETES DELIVERY OF ALL H-LINKS CONNECTORS FOR APPOMATTOX FPS

InterMoor, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, completed the delivery of all H-Links connectors for the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) mooring lines. The Appomattox facility will be a four-column semi-submersible production platform moored using 16 mooring lines arranged in 4x4 clusters, in 2,255m (7,400ft) of water approximately 130km (80 miles) offshore Louisiana. The platform will become Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Collaborating with Oceanside Equipment Ltd out of Nova Scotia, InterMoor delivered 94 H-Links to Shell in Fourchon, Louisiana. InterMoor provided proje

GLOBAL OEM TAKE ON 2 DAY, 140 MILE CYCLING CHALLENGE TO HELP CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER

Global OEM HTL Group are cycling 140 miles this month in aid of their nominated charity Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness to support local children and teenagers battling cancer. Joined by family and friends from the charity, the controlled bolting manufacturer take on an annual cycling challenge each year along with other fundraising activities to support the local charity. Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness was set up by Jessica Robson’s family after Jessica sadly lost her battle to a rare form of cancer; Alveolar Sarcoma, at the young age of 18. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS) is a very rare, slow-growing tumour of an unknown origin, which arises primarily in children and young adults. The charity’s

FASTENER INNOVATION FROM HEICO

The HEICO Group has been at the forefront of fastener technology since its inception well over 100 years ago and innovation has always been key to their success. The HEICO-LOCK® system was developed to counter the effects of dynamic loads and high vibration causing loosening of bolted joints by self-rotation and consists of a pre-assembled pair of washers that have inclined cams on the inside and radial teeth on the opposite sides. When a bolt is tightened the external radial teeth embed themselves in an interlocking fashion with the respective mating surface. As the angle of the internal cams is greater than the angle of the thread pitch any movement across the cams increases the pre-load f

RUD VLBG PLUS NOW OFFERS 45% HIGHER WORKING LOAD LIMIT (M8-M30)

RUD Chains is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing equipment that helps guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 tested and certified lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding covering a working load capacity range from 0.6-250 tonnes. The ever popular RUD VLBG load ring has been developed to offer the new VLBG Plus. The innovative VLBG Plus now includes RUD’s robust ICE- Bolt. The ICE-Bolt is made from their revolutionary patented fine grain steel which is operational to temperatures as low of -60°C. Lifting points are often used for turning, rotating and tilting which adds a considerable risk to the lift. W

CLIMBER DETECTION SYSTEM TO PROTECT OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

Protecting high value maritime assets such as oil and gas installations, has long posed a problem for operators and responsible government agencies alike. For many nations that depend on oil and gas revenues, protecting offshore assets is not just a matter of security, it goes to the very heart of their social and economic well-being. Isolation is one of the main reasons why offshore facilities are so vulnerable and the harsh conditions at sea also pose particular problems. The key to security is prior-warning of a potential threat, giving crews time to enact their security protocols. Another vulnerability is the sheer size and complexity of the superstructures, making identifying where an i

KEEPING THE CLEVER BITS DRY Roy Phillips, MD of Intelliconnect (Europe), Considers the evolution of

Some time ago a manufacturer of Locator Beacons, approached us and requested we design a range of special connectors. Despite the small quantities involved, we were happy to oblige. “They need to be waterproof (unmated).” OK that’s fine, a piece of hermetic glass in the rear end will work! They told us that was too expensive. They wanted to pay the same as a standard connector And - “We need it to be highly reliable....with no NRE charge.” So, we had to design, develop, sample, machine, plate, assemble and deliver a range of four connectors with a completely new feature, in seven weeks!! The connectors themselves were relatively simple jacks and cable plugs. The problem, was how to make them

CARE VS COMPLIANCE: THE IMPACTS OF POOR SAFETY CULTURE AND LACK OF LEADERSHIP

The famous moral and ethical philosopher Spinoza said: “If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.” There are plenty of ways to look at Spinoza’s quote, but at the heart of it is a simple thought – we need to learn from experiences. We can learn from our own experiences, and by studying the past, from the experiences of others too. The desired goal of many organisations is the creation of a genuine learning culture, seen by many as the key to unlocking performance on many levels, not least of all safety. The 6th July 2018 marks 30 years since Piper Alpha, an event which changed the oil and gas industry forever. As we pause and reflect on the last 30 years, and con

ECLIPSE® MODEL 706 GUIDED WAVE RADAR TRANSMITTER NOW WITH MODBUS PROTOCOL

Eclipse® Model 706 guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter from Magnetrol International is configured with Modbus protocol. The Modbus communications protocol is widely used in the unconventional oil and gas industry, where the ECLIPSE offers advanced liquid and interface level control to ensure accuracy, efficiency, reliability and ease of use for production applications. ECLIPSE Model 706 loop-powered, 24 VDC transmitters are designed with guided wave radar technology, which represents best-inclass liquid level instrumentation. The 706 offers high-performance solutions ideal for wellhead equipment including separators and oil tanks. Fastest start-up and stabilization times reduce energy consum

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