November 2016, Vol. 243, No. 11

What's New

What’s New

Inline Services

Inline Services newly designed Pig Pole/Pusher Combo incorporates several new features. It is made using fiberglass making it a safe way to launch and receive a pig. The pole features a hook on one end for retrieving and a slide push plate assembly that can be secured over the hook for launching. This dual purpose pole is available in standard 8-inch and 16-inch lengths. The new design is made with aircraft grade cable rated up to 1500 lbs for pulling large pigs. It also comes equipped in heat and weather resistant bag for easy transport and storage.

ROTORK (with art)

The ROTORK ELB electronic line break detection system for oil and gas pipelines continuously monitors pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and has the ability to automatically initiate valve actuator movement to an emergency position. Pipeline pressure can be monitored both upstream and downstream with actuator control based upon user-defined rate-of-drop (RoD) and rate-of-rise (RoR) as well as high- and low-pressure limits. The system can provide an array of programmable alarm and alert indications, and it can collect detailed operational data useful for optimizing performance. The ELB system is compact, environmentally sealed, and has an explosion-proof housing that can be mounted either on the actuator or remotely. Non-intrusive configuration and data retrieval are via Rotork’s Bluetooth® Setting Tool or PC (using Rotork’s free Insight2™ software). Remote control is available via hard-wired connections or Modbus® serial communication protocol.

MATCOR (picture at end of article)

MATCOR has been issued US Patent No. 9,410,253 for its SPL-SandAnode, an impressed current linear anode that prevents corrosion of aboveground storage tank bottoms (ASTs). Invented by Glenn Shreffler, executive VP of engineering for MATCOR, the SPL-SandAnode is the only impressed current linear anode designed specifically for tank bottom replacement projects. These applications typically have 6 inches (150 mm) or less of sand where the anode is to be installed. The recommended CP system for most ASTs is a tank ring anode system that utilizes linear anodes in a concentric ring configuration. However, when the clearance between the tank bottom and anode is less than 6 inches (150 mm), the SPL-SandAnode is used, either in the concentric ring configuration or in parallel linear lengths. The prepackaged linear anode with a sand backfill, in lieu of calcined coke, allows the anode to be laid out on the foundation while maintaining the maximum separation distance of the anode to the tank bottom.

The SPL-SandAnode is one of MATCOR’s SPL™ Anode Series, a complete line of flexible impressed current linear anodes utilizing MMO anode technology to support a broad range of cathodic protection applications. Advantages of MATCOR’s linear anodes include: single package design; uniform current distribution; flexible CP system and waterproof Kynex® anode to cable connections.

Baker Hughes
The Baker Hughes CPCM™ cathodic protection pipeline inspection service is like having a virtual CP survey crew inside the pipe, offering a complete dataset at less cost. This unique service internally assesses CP system effectiveness without access challenges. The inspection service is faster than aboveground methods. The close interval between data points results in improved data resolution without gaps even in pipeline sections previously inaccessible. When you run a CPCM tool, a conventional CP survey crew is not required, eliminating safety and logistical issues that a survey crew could face in the field. By integrating CPCM data with other pipeline inspection datasets, you’ll have more information about your pipeline integrity.


Conval now offers Swivldisc® Gate Valves in ½-inch through 4-inch sizes. The Swivldisc features a wedge gate design that employs a flexible disc. This disc permits the seating surface to achieve perfect alignment and establishes a tight seal. They are available in ASME/ANSI Pressure Classes through #4500. Standard materials of construction are Carbon Steel 216 GR WCB, Chromalloy SA-217 GR WC9, SA-217 GR C12A and SA-351 CF3M. Other materials are available upon request. Options include bypass, air or motor actuators.

Weiler Abrasives Group

The Weiler Abrasives Group offers upgraded abrasive flap discs for grinding and blending needs for everyday carbon and stainless steel applications. Wolverine flap discs are suited for flat surface grinding, light pressure finishing/blending, weld grinding/blending, heavy stock removal, finishing and irregular surface applications. They are offered in both Type 27 and Type 29 styles. The flap discs are available with a quick-change 5/8 inch- 11 nut, in addition to 5/8- and 7/8-inch arbors and a variety of diameters to fit all tool sizes.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® developed and manufactured Argweld® Weld Purge Film® kits, with water-soluble materials that can be used for open assemblies and closing welds. The film produces an impenetrable purge barrier, which can easily be washed away when hydrostatically testing the pipe or just by normal wash out with water.

Industrial Scientific

Industrial Scientific is offering the TangoTX1 gas detectors that warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal and proper use and service for as long as the instrument is supported by Industrial Scientific. The detectors feature DualSense® Technology, which increases worker safety, regardless of bump test frequency, while also reducing overall costs. Tango gas detectors also include easy-to-replace sensors, filters, and batteries. 


Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is offering its Gasurveyor 700 (GS700)  infrared gas detector designed for use in all gas utility applications. Both lightweight and user friendly, the GS700 includes a natural gas discrimination feature allowing the end user to quickly determine the source of a gas leak. It also ensures compliance through intelligent data-logging and GPS mapping, simplifying data collection and allowing for better decision-making from tracking data reports.  Application modes include: Gas leak outdoors, gas leak indoors, purge, search, barhole and confined space.

DMI International  

The DMI International offers the Super 6-20-inch pipe bending machine that is available with 15-ton tracks for reliability in any environment. It is constructed from T1 steel and designed to bend all grades of currently available API-5L pipe within its range. Other features include a hydraulically driven Ramsey winch with a free-wheeling drum that moves pipe through the machine. The indicator rod area is calibrated so the operator can consistently make uniform bends. Power is provided by a Caterpillar C 4.4 diesel engine 99 H.P. standard. Optional engines are available.


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