Trelleborg Support Operators XploR™ Deeper Waters with Latest Seal Designs

As oil and gas industry operators continue to extract oil from increasingly deeper waters, conditions for seals within downhole equipment become more extreme. In addition to harsh chemical attack from production fluids, the materials and designs must now withstand even higher pressures and temperatures. Recently entering the market are two new seals in a material formulated specifically for oil and gas industry applications, designed for not only downhole tools, but also to provide improvements to products found in any static or slow dynamic oilfield sealing scenario. XploR™ S-Seal and XploR™ FS-Seal from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions are customengineered seals that combine the benefits of in

Lokring – for when you need a better connection

Lokring fittings offer a permanent, metal to metal, leak free connection that joins two pieces of pipe or tube together to the same standard as a buttweld without the need for hot work. A Lokring installation is a fraction of the cost of a weld and generally takes 15 minutes to install. We have helped hundreds of companies in many industries save time and money in constructing and repairing process pipework. A prime example of this is how Lokring fittings have replaced welded joints on all level one safety critical applications on the Astute Class Nuclear Submarines, with over 7,500 fittings installed by BAE systems on each vessel. Lokring fittings have proven use as a repair method in subse

Impact Subsea Sign Distribution Agreement with ROMOR Ocean Systems

Impact Subsea is pleased to announce the appointment of ROMOR Ocean Systems as a distributor of Impact Subsea products within Canada. With over 30 years’ experience in the ocean technology industry; ROMOR provides training, service and support for a variety of equipment across the scientific, offshore oil and gas, geophysical and defence markets. ROMOR are dedicated to driving advances in Ocean Sciences and related technologies. Based in Eastern Canada, they are perfectly situated to support the area’s emerging marine industries and will play a key role in the sales and support of Impact Subsea’s expanding Canadian customer base. Darrin Verge, President of ROMOR said that he is pleased and e

Tracerco Secures Large Flooded Member Inspection (FMI) Project in the Caribbean

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has recently been awarded a large-scale project to verify the integrity of multiple platform members in the Caribbean sea. Via the use of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the Tracerco™ Diagnostics Flooded Member Inspection will provide an 100% accurate and reliable method of identifying the presence of any flooding in multiple vertical, horizontal and angled members, without the need to remove any marine growth or specialist coatings. Over the course of the 25-day inspection project, Tracerco’s experienced subsea engineers will provide an immediate assessment of the degree of flooding for each member surveyed, before providing a full report of platfor

Historic Milestone for Industry Standard OTAQ OceanSENSE

OceanSENSE, the industry standard subsea leak and cement returns detection system, has reached a historic milestone with over 50,000 offshore days achieved! OceanSENSE passed the 50,000 days mark on a recent offshore project with global subsea leader Oceaneering International. An early adopter of OceanSENSE in its cement returns detecting role, it’s fitting that Oceaneering take OceanSENSE over the 50,000 offshore days mark. First released to market in 2009, the system has gone from strength to strength, cementing its position as the global industry standard equipment for offshore dye detection operations. OceanSENSE has achieved the 50,000 offshore days mark due to its hard-won reputation a

New Enerpac Tool Spreads and Cuts in One

The new Enerpac ECS-Series Cutter Spreader combination tool features powerful jaws that can cut and spread, bringing a versatile and simple tool to offshore and decommissioning engineers. Two Tools in One The powerful spreading jaws apply five tons of force to quickly open workpieces and expose the internal parts of vehicles, appliances and other industrial equipment. A pair of large blades grip and cut through extensive sections of sheet metal and similar materials, streamlining and accelerating the processing operation. Whether recycling appliances, removing impediments or cutting materials down to size, the Cutter Spreader combination tool is the ideal tool to access required parts and g

Hiretech Limited Investment Supports Decommissioning Sector

Equipment rental business Hiretech Limited has taken receipt of newly built subsea shears and hydraulic grabs as part of a recent £600,000 investment in decommissioning equipment. The investment was encouraged following client feedback received by Hiretech’s Decommissioning and Subsea Business Development Manager, Duncan Duthie. Commenting on the investment, Mr Duthie said, “We were keen to pinpoint the correct target for our investment, and collaborated with our clients and the manufacturer to go back to first principles for the subsea shears. We now have shears specifically designed for water depths of up to 10,000 ft with performance, ease of operation and maintenance a priority.” Hiretec

RSS Welcomes Crosby Rigging Trailer to Super Sewer Project

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) joined end users at the Thames Tideway Tunnel project to welcome Crosby’s Rig Safe Rig Smart European Trailer to the super sewer site in London early in July. UK- and Europe-based end users of Crosby equipment can request visits from the trailer, a purpose-built vehicle based on the popularity of a pair of Ford Ranger trucks that have been converted for a similar purpose in the USA. It is equipped with a fleet of lifting and rigging products, including a 500kg capacity electric crane, which allows a trainer to demonstrate the effect of using slings at angles of 30, 45 and 60 degrees from the vertical, recording the increased loads on load cells. RSS, a C

Reich and MIT Partnership Boosts Coupling Business Success In 2020

In the six months since the partnership between Reich and MIT (Marine & Industrial Transmissions Limited) was formally announced, the commercial and business landscape has changed significantly. Notwithstanding the challenges presented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the combined efforts of both parties have resulted in successful contract wins across several different market sectors. The new working partnership, established in January 2020, set out to capitalise on Reich’s technical expertise and the international reputation for reliability and performance of their torsionally flexible and torsionally rigid coupling ranges. Combined with the recognition of MIT as an established centre

Cygnus UT FMD Continues to Impress the Offshore Inspection Industry

Flooded Member Detection is an inspection regime designed to screen subsea platform structural members for defects. A cracked weld, for example, can allow the ingress of sea water into the member which may go on to create a point of failure for the structure. Operators therefore inspect these members on a regular basis to gain confidence that there has been no sea water ingress. The Cygnus ultrasonic Flooded Member Detection (FMD) system is a rugged, simple to use solution for detecting the presence of water in offshore members. It is the only product of its kind available on the market that is designed and manufactured by a dedicated, ultrasonic NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) specialist. Whe

Global Presence, Local Support (Virtually) – KBA Group of Companies Provides Services Remotely For T

KB Associates Pte Ltd (KBA), moves into remote support services for all industry sectors and clients. The recent months have tested global business operations and has demonstrated failures in conventional support. The new business norm, post-pandemic, will have organisations that will need client and project specifications with expertise in competent consultancy services. Established in 2002, KBA has always been at the forefront of change, leading the way with initiatives which other providers then attempt to replicate. KBA has always taken pride in being the ‘first’ while others follow. As we now move into a ‘post pandemic’ working environment, once again KBA is taking this lead. KBA’s team

BEKA associates Appoints New MD

BEKA associates, the Hitchin based company specialising in process control displays for use in hazardous areas, has appointed Olivier Lebreton as its new Managing Director. Olivier joined BEKA in October 2013 and became Technical Director in June 2018. As Managing Director, Olivier will be responsible for all company operations, but will initially retain his technical director responsibilities. He is a chartered engineer and a member of the IET with 20 years experience managing design projects for many different applications including, oceanographic equipment, safety critical products and hazardous area instrumentation in France, Canada and the UK. BEKA associates is an independent British

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