MOVING HIGH LOADS AT OPEN SEA

SOLID STAINLESS STEEL DRAG CHAIN PROVES SUCCESSFUL UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS KABELSCHLEPP Metool designed and implemented a solid stainless steel drag chain including a support structure for a rotating tower crane from AXTech, used on the gigantic multi-function vessel “North Sea Giant” in the offshore business. The resulting solution takes into account the limited packaging spaces and extreme requirements of this application and has been used successfully for 2.5 years. This was made possible by close cooperation with the customer, advanced 3D simulations during the design engineering phase and, last but not least, extensive testing under realistic conditions. With a lifting capacity of 420

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR PRESTIGIOUS SUBSEA AWARDS

The finalists have been announced for next year’s Subsea UK awards, which recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the UK’s £7.5billion subsea sector. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Seatronics Ltd, Enpro Subsea and Motive Offshore Group have been announced as the finalists for the Subsea Company of the year award, which is sponsored by the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA). Infinity Oilfield Engineering Limited, Crondall Energy and The Brimmond Group have been shortlisted for the Best Small Company award and the Innovation for Safety award will see Canyon Offshore Ltd, JFD Ltd

HIRETECH DEMONSTRATES EXPERIENCE IN PUMPING CAPABILITIES

Hiretech Limited, a leading equipment rental company, has invested significantly to develop a range of diesel driven pumping units to meet increasingly demanding project requirements. Recent fleet builds include a 420kW Well Service Pump weighing in at less than 9 tonnes, a Zone 1 Electric Well Service Unit and three High Flow Pipeline Cleaning / Flushing Units. The majority of Hiretech’s pumps are Atex Zone 2 certified for use in hazardous areas, with units ranging from 60kw to 850kw. These pumping units can be applied to a range of workscopes including pipeline pigging and testing, water winning, well servicing, chemical cleaning, flushing, subsea excavation, fire pump duty and crude oil t

ISO 19011:2018 AUDITING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The release of ISO 19011:2018 highlights the emergence of the “business focused auditor.” Gone are the days of the auditor being a detached observer, policing processes and procedures. Today’s auditors are relied upon by their businesses to focus on what is important. Auditors are now leading conversations with senior management about areas of risk and the reasons why the business is not meeting its objectives. The discipline has matured in that time, along with the management systems themselves, but the pace of change has accelerated rapidly in the previous few years. We have seen audit professionals proactively adopt a far more strategic audit methodology where the risk assessment process

SAFE AND CERTIFIED

The Peli™ 9455 Area Light is the first in the range to be certified to ATEX Zone 0; allowing its use in high risk, hazardous areas. This latest addition to the range of maintenance-free rechargeable LED lighting is easily portable, weighing 7.3kg and can be set up in seconds. The unit is compact, easy to transport and has a retractable mast; the head can be rotated 360° and it also pivots to angle the light directly where required. A ten hour run time (economy mode) ensures light duration for a full shift. Featuring a category leading light output of 1600 lumens and manufactured with a rugged, water resistant (IP54) body; it is ideal for industrial use both on and offshore. Peli UK Sales Man

TRELLEBORG SUPPORTS SUBSEA EXPERT TO LAUNCH PIONEERING ROTARY GATE VALVE

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions worked in partnership with LB Bentley, specialists in creating small bore subsea valves for subsea applications, to support the company in its development of its Medium Duty Rotary Gate Valve. The new gate valve incorporates a custom seal that demonstrates pioneering stem sealing technology that reduces the “risk of contamination and failure”. The seal was specifically engineered for this compact and robust subsea valve that has already achieved field-proven success. As subsea oil and gas exploration becomes increasingly challenging, LB Bentley realised a highly specialised gate valve that met a wide range of extreme working pressures and operating temperatures,

BENDER UK TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES SUBSEA CABLE MONITORING CAPABILITIES

The market proven subsea line insulation monitor (LIM) from Bender achieves even greater performance when used with a Bender coupling device, detecting up to 10GΩ and monitoring IT systems up to 1,760V DC and 12 kV AC. Subsea umbilical monitoring and ROV applications are primary applications for Bender ISOMETER® isoHR685W LIM which is designed to monitor, report and provide early warning of subsea cable insulation degradation and failure, enabling preventative maintenance and reducing unplanned shutdowns. Interference from neighbouring monitoring devices in capacitively coupled IT systems is suppressed and filtered out by Bender’s advanced ‘ISOsync’ feature that enables multiple LIMs to be f

DIGITAL EDGE - SOFTWARE UPDATE

During 2018 we have brought out new hardware, in preparation of our Version 5 software release in Feb 2019. The new hardware will be split in to 3 models, SD, HD and 4k. All units will have 4 channel recording capability. The new Version 5 software will also have 3 main types, EdgeLite, Edge and Edge Pro. Full details will be available at the exhibitions below. Existing clients will be able to upgrade their existing hardware to the new spec if required. This will be a return to base upgrade, as we are also switching to Windows 10. For more information contact John Benson at: john@digitaledgesubsea.com http://www.digitaledgesubsea.com

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

CROWCON LAUNCHES DUAL RANGE PORTABLE MONITOR, GAS-PRO TK, A SPECIALIST FOR INERTED TANK MONITORING A

Key Facts: Gas-Pro TK is available calibrated to methane, propane or butane. Dual range flammable gas sensor measures up to 100 %vol flammable gas in inert (low oxygen) environments; automatically switches to more sensitive %LEL range when lower levels of flammable gas are present. Weighs only 340g; can be clipped to a belt, overalls or shoulder strap. Hydrogen sulphide monitoring options available. Personal gas detection and confined space pre-entry check functionalities. Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched a new dual range portable monitor to add to its acclaimed Gas-Pro range. Gas-Pro TK has been designed for use in specialist inerted tank environments to monitor levels of flammabl

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