May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

What's New

What’s New in Products and Services

Inline Services

Inline Services’ Cutter Disc is designed for enhanced cleaning of pipelines where wax, scale or debris is present.  The angled shaped edges of the disc act as cutter blades to scrape off deposits throughout the pipeline.  The spaces in-between the cutter edges allow bypass of product to help suspend removed debris. The Cutter Disc can be used for many applications including chemical cleaning and removal of wax or black powder. The Cutter Disc can be used on any mandrel pig and is available for all pipe diameters. This disc is made from Inlines’ MAXITHANE™, a high performance urethane material, which makes this product very durable.

Doosan Portable Power

Doosan Portable Power introduced the Tier 4 Final – compliant XP825/HP750 air compressor. Operating at either 825 cfm at 125 psi or 750 cfm at 150 psi, the model delivers the pressure and flow options typical of two units in a single air compressor. The variable settings of the XP825/HP750 are ideal for a wide range of applications that require day-to-day versatility, including pipeline pressure testing, general construction and road and bridge work. The variable pressure and flow settings of the XP825/HP750 are controlled with a simple pushbutton keypad, allowing the operator to change from a low-pressure to a high-pressure setting in one step.


FlexSteel introduced its high-temperature line pipe capable of handling continuous service at 180°F (82°C) with greater temperatures based on application. Key to the design is a corrosion-resistant, high-temp liner strengthened by a helically wound steel-reinforced layer that provides structural integrity, high flexibility, and long-term pressure capability for oil, gas, and water applications. FlexSteel High-Temp has been extensively tested for performance prior to commercialization. It is available in pressure ratings up to 3,000 psi and diameters up to 8 inches. FlexSteel High-Temp provides superior flow capacity, performs to its original design

DeFelsko Corporation


DeFelsko’s PosiSoft Desktop Software (PC/Mac) has been completely redesigned and re-engineered. New highlights include the ability to generate custom, professional PDF reports and a new Jobs feature to consolidate multiple batches into the same report. No internet connection is required. The new customizable, pdf report generator builds reports based on user-defined report settings and batch selection. Enhance the report by creating cover pages, adding images and logos, and selecting the font and point size. Also select the level of detail to include or exclude for each product type. The new PosiSoft Desktop and all of the PosiSoft Suite of Software solutions are free to use.

Ditch Witch®

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduces a new line of air excavators: the FXT30 Air FXT50 Air, and FXT65 Air. The high-powered FXT Air system has air and water excavation capabilities, making it ideal for locating utilities or gas leaks in below-grade worksites. The new line is designed to lessen the time it takes to move soils and backfill. The high performance translates to faster excavation, vacuuming and backfilling, helping to reduce project costs.

ENR Pipeline Products Co. 

The Model EQB-E2460 Tapping Machine from ENR Pipeline Products provides a tapping size range of 24-inch to 60-inch, with a Boring Bar ravel of 72,120. The 140-inch Tapping Machine has 6-inch, 900# RTJ mounting flange as standard. Also, a 600# RTJ front flange is available. The machine is hydraulically powered via a diesel unit. The machine is capable of operating up to 2,200 psig, which allows for safe operations on lines of up to full ANSI 900 operating pressures.

Jarraff Industries

The Geo-Boy Brush Cutter from Jarraff Industries is designed for land clearing and vegetation management. Available in both wheeled and track configurations, the Geo-Boy can lift the cutter head about 11 feet and can quickly and effectively clear brush and trees up to 12 inches in diameter. Two Tier III engine options, 220 hp and 260 hp, are offered. Both models are ROPS and FOPS certified.

TT Technologies

TT Technologies offers a pipe rammer and bentonite system package for oil and gas pipeline installation projects. The pipeliner package features an 18-inch diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and a Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system. During the ramming process the rammer is attached to the rear of the casing. The tool then drives the pipe through the ground with repeated percussive blows. The Goliath rammer installs steel pipes and casings from 24 to 56 inches in diameter. The rammer can also be used for the slick-bore process, installing a bore pipe, which, when removed, pulls the product pipe into place. The pipeliner package is also useful in HDD assist and rescue applications.


The Ashcroft® B-Series NEMA 7/9 explosion-proof pressure switch is now available with a 316 stainless steel enclosure for operating environments, including saltwater spray. These switches are IP66 rated and are approved for use in most NEC Class I and II hazardous locations. Each pressure switch can be fitted with a variety of diaphragm materials (including Monel for NACE applications) or with an external diaphragm seal to resist caustic or corrosive media.

Denso USA

Denso USA, a subsidiary of Winn & Coales International, is offering a new internal pipe and tank lining. The Archco 453HT lining can handle high temperatures – up to 700o F (371o C) from welding operations and disperses heat. The lining can also handle the aggressive thermal and chemical environments found in process vessels and piping in the oil and gas market, including H2S, with a service temperature up to 325° F (163° C). Archco 453HT offers excellent spray ability and cures rapidly.

National Safety Apparel®

National Safety Apparel® is introducing its Hybrid FR™ line of flame-resistant hi-vis safety apparel. The fluorescent yellow and orange garments with reflective trim provide a distinct contrast between the worker and the environment in which they are working. The hi-vis fabric is reserved for the upper portions of these garments and is enough to meet the background requirements of ANSI/ISEA 107-2010. Style options include, but are not limited to FR work shirts, tees, sweatshirts, jackets, vests, coveralls and advanced rainwear.

Esco Tool

The Prepzilla MILLHOG® I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool from Esco Tool provides a single point of attachment for pipe from 1.575-inch I.D. to 8.625-inch O.D. using one mandrel and eight sets of interchangeable clamps. Built for tough oil field applications, all clamping components and internal operating parts are hardened, heat-treated, and ground to provide a long service life.

Pipeline Coating Services

Pipeline Coating Services (PCS) has joined Darby Equipment’s family of products. PSC offers pipeline contractors Darby engineered and manufactured coating equipment designed for optimum ease of use when applying high-quality fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) on 6-inch to 42-inch steel pipe. The field-proven equipment provides consistent factory quality coating onsite and is available for rent throughout North America. Various coating width are available using a 150 KW generator. PCS equipment features operator control E-stops for

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