Elmeridge Remains Flexible to the Needs of Their Customers

Elmeridge Cables Limited have been leaders in the production and distribution of custom-made cables since 1987, supplying a wide range of low, medium and high voltage special cables and stock items to a growing worldwide market. One of Elmeridge's many strengths is their commitment to cable research and development. For over 35 years they have strived to develop more reliable and effective ways to meet the technical and practical demands within the Underwater and Marine sectors. An example of this can be found in their solution to ensuring dependable cable quality for continuous use at greater depths. The use of hot melt encapsulation allows Elmeridge to produce cables tested to a depth of 6

Water Injection for Gas Gathering

To efficiently gather the gas and/or oil in a well, following primary and secondary activities it is necessary to employ enhanced recovery techniques. The preferred method is to inject produced water at pressures to stimulate flow. IGas Energy plc has selected Cat Pumps UK Ltd. to provide engineered pump/motor skid packages due to their high reliability and robust qualities. The skid packages are ATEX rated and in some instances suitable for Sour Service (H2S). With our vast product capabilities, Cat Pumps is the pump of choice for Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications. We offer the following pump manifold options: • Brass; • Nickel Aluminum Bronze; • 316 s

Wolf Safety’s Lightweight, Rechargeable ATEXLamp Meets Tough North Sea Challenge

Asked to put a new lightweight, rechargeable ATEX lamp through its paces in tough, hazardous conditions, technicians with one of the world’s biggest oil companies didn’t go easy on the product. They tested Wolf Safety’s WL-50 worklight in one of the most challenging workplaces they could find: on board a North Sea drilling rig. Their verdict: “This is an excellent, versatile product with bright light and long battery life.” Wolf’s R&D team designed the WL-50 in response to demand for a lightweight, rechargeable ATEX lamp that would be easy to carry around, up and down ladders and through tight spaces. “Don’t change the beam,” said customers, “it’s perfect and the charge seems to last forever

Tough Just Got Tougher

The new Peli 0450 Tool case offers the mobility and benefits of a rugged watertight Peli Protector™ Case and has been re-modelled to make it even tougher in extreme conditions. The design now features an aluminum rail slide system, each tray slides out into a secure position for easy access to tools and can be effortlessly removed for repositioning or cleaning. The robust design has been tested to meet and exceed US military standards; withstanding extreme temperatures and drops, the 0450 can endure rough handling and the worst offshore conditions while keeping tools intact. The top compartment features a removable utility tray and a lid that opens 180° to create a mobile work area. For case

Less Expensive Alternative to Ex d Indicators with Large Displays

BEKA associates have introduced two less expensive alternatives for flameproof Ex d loop powered indicators featuring large easy to read displays. The new IECEx and ATEX certified Ex eb instruments can be installed in Zones 1 and 2 in exactly the same way as a conventional flameproof Ex d 4/20mA loop powered indicator. They do not have entity parameters and do not require a Zener barrier or galvanic isolator. Both indicators have an increased safety Ex eb GRP enclosure that provides IP66 environmental and impact protection for the field wiring terminals and the encapsulated Ex m and intrinsically safe Ex i display assembly. The enclosure provides similar mechanical and chemical protection as

Welder Training Programme in the UK

TWI Training offers welder training and witnessing to companies and individuals alike. Our training is delivered in line with internationally recognised standards such as BS EN 9606 and ASME IX and includes the CSWIP visual welding inspection training and the practical welding technology diploma. The practical welding training covers the use of many common materials including mild and stainless steel, nickel, titanium and aluminium alloys. While much of this work is done on-site at TWI premises, our welding instructors also travel to client premises to witness weld qualification tests, ensuring that welders have the necessary skills to carry out their work. Our welding instructors, Steve Sle

KBA Training Launches Instructor-Led Virtual Learning

Training Provider, KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd (KBAT), is proud to announce the launch of its Virtual Training Studio in Singapore. Established in 2006, KBAT has been in the forefront in providing training for the offshore, inland/inshore commercial diving and the health and safety sector across a broad range of industries. On 3 August 2020, KBAT launched its first five-days instructor-led Virtual Training course from its dedicated training studio in Singapore. After months of preparation and discussions with training partners, setting up of the network and supporting technology, training of the trainers and support teams to realign to a new mode of training delivery, the studio’s inaugural

Keeping the Clever Bits Dry

Roy Phillips, MD of Intelliconnect (Europe) considers the evolution of waterproof connectors 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 connecto

OceanTools Awarded Major Order for Deepwater Fibreoptic Termination Housings

OceanTools have been awarded a significant contract for the design and manufacture of a7500-metre depth rated fibreoptic termination housing, by a subsea telecommunications cable manufacturer, based in the Asia Pacific region. The OceanTools subsea design team collaborated with Aberdeen based start-up, Subsea Connect, to develop a pressure housing and cable termination solution which includes stress relief and water blocking functionality. “This contract award proves that when it comes to providing solutions for problems in the world’s harshest environments, our clients realise they’re in safe hands when dealing with OceanTools’ industry-leading design team” noted Kevin Parker, Managing Dire

PETRODIVE Unveils Offshore Wind Ambition

PETRODIVE provides oil and gas contractors with a full range of services for its clients to assist at every stage of the life of their oil field, from diving and subsea services, ROV, marine services and Inspection, Reparation and Maintenance. In an interview, Stéphane Troté, CEO and Owner of PETRODIVE, told us more about the company and its future plans. Could you tell our readers what PETRODIVE is about, what are your capabilities? With an expertise of more than 20 years, PETRODIVE covers THREE main domains: Subsea services including diving (Air system down to 50 metres, mixed gas system down to 70 meters, saturation system down to 300 meters) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV services);

RUD ROV Hook from 10t to 25t WLL

Designing a new hook to fix the safety issues faced by the marine sector using conventional Hooks The RUD ROV Hook was designed specifically for a customer in the marine sector who was having rigging issues with their conventional ROV assisted hooks. There were two major safety issues, firstly the issue of “shedding” was a concern which meant the loss of loads as a result of unintentional opening of the hooks. Secondly, the “snagging” or accidental rigging due to protruding parts, such as an enlarged tip of the hook’s nose and also the very commonly used “monkey fist” attached to the hooks for operation. Both issues posed major operational safety risks when working in deep waters, remotely m

RSS Names Sean Maslen Sales Director

Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has promoted Sean Maslen to Sales Director. Maslen, who joined the lifting and rigging company early last year, was previously Regional Sales Manager for the southwest. His focus will remain on key end user marketplaces – petrochemical sites, naval facilities, refineries, etc. – but he will cover the whole of the UK, having relocated to Bristol from Pennymoor, near Exeter. Maslen’s new location is only an hour’s drive from the company’s de facto headquarters in Bridgend, Wales. Other locations are in Heathrow, London; Aylesford, Kent; Rotherham, Yorkshire; Warrington, Cheshire; and Grangemouth, Scotland. However, he is not tied to any specific depot as they w

Remote Inspection Specialist Realises Success With Completion Of Largest Project to Date

An Aberdeen based remote inspection specialist has realised a major success with the completion of its largest project to date. AISUS Offshore, leading remote inspection technology firm, completed a complex inspection work-scope for Repsol Norge AS on the Yme platform 100km from the Norwegian coastline. The Yme field was initially developed by Statoil from 1996 to 2001 and is now being redeveloped by Repsol Norge AS. The project saw AISUS perform the inspection of 15 lines within the main caisson tubular structure of the clients’ platform in order of providing results to verify previous plan assumptions. Each line was visually inspected utilising state of the art remotely deployed cameras wh

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