March 2017, Vol. 244, No. 3

What's New

What’s New


MACAW Engineering Ltd., a member of the ROSEN Group, is now providing its services under the ROSEN brand. MACAW and the ROSEN Group have been working together since 2006 providing integrity services for industrial assets. There will be no personnel changes as operators will have access to an integrated worldwide team.


The Rotork Pressure Safe® Failsafe hydraulic control system is a line break detection system for remote pipeline and wellhead valves or critical process applications where mains electricity or fluid power sources are unavailable or unreliable. The compact, self-contained system provides emergency shutdown protection by automatically exhausting a spring-return actuator when pipeline pressure exceeds a high- or low-level set point. The system must be manually reset and repressurized via the integral hand pump. The actuator can be either linear or quarter-turn with cylinder-operating pressures up to 3,000 psi. When combined with a solenoid or process sensor the control system can provide automatic process control based on one or more process variables (e.g., pressure, temperature, level). The system is suitable for use as the final mechanical element in safety systems designed in accordance with IEC 61508 and 61511.

H&E Equipment Services Inc.

H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has opened its new branch in Beaumont, TX, joining neighboring branches in Houston, Pasadena and Lake Charles, LA for a total of 78 nationwide. The new office is at 3825 Stone Oak Drive, Beaumont, TX, 409-299-3000, and provides full-service coverage to customers in eastern Texas and southwest Louisiana. The 9,500-square-foot facility is on 6 acres with a fully fenced and paved yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a six-bay repair shop. The branch specializes in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, earthmoving, and general construction equipment. It provides new and used equipment sales, in-shop and mobile service, a comprehensive parts inventory, training, and other value-added services.

H&M Beveling Machine Co., Inc.

Tulsa, OK-based H&M Pipe Beveling Machine recently launch a new responsive mobile website, which showcases advanced technology and a state-of-the-art 3D product visualization. The new mobile-0friendly site is responsive across all devices, allowing users to scale it up or down to fit various screen sizes. It delivers important information with Resources and “How-To’s” on various pipe cutting and beveling products including the new Model #1 Advantage Saddle-Type Machine. Visitors experience every component of the machine as the 3D animation visually breaks it down onscreen.


TWI has partnered with TEAM QUALSPEC to provide specialty services for maintenance, inspection and construction of mechanical and piping systems. PolyTest™ is a new field inspection system designed for volumetric non-destructive testing of butt fusion and electrofusion joints in polyethylene (PE) pipes. It has been used in a wide range of pipeline industries since it was developed by TWI with the support of NYSEARCH. PolyTest™ is assisted by procedures able to detect all types of flaw that can occur in PE pipe joints, including planar flaws, particulate contamination and cold fusions. The system is fully portable, allowing in-trench inspections, and incorporates a simple scanner to accommodate pipes with outside diameters from 4-40 inches and wall thickness from 0.3-2.5 inches. It can be adapted for pipes outside these ranges. After the joints have been inspected the system generates the results, providing a permanent record of joint

G2 Integrated Solutions

G2 Solutions (G2-IS) recently joined with Mergentis, LLC (Mergentis) in an exclusive alliance agreement to provide Safety Culture Consulting to the pipeline, utility and downstream marketplace. Services include, but are not limited to, safety culture assessments and subsequent culture transformation processes that are customized to address each organization’s needs. With API RP 1173 (Pipeline Safety Management Systems, PSMS) on the horizon for pipeline operators, this service capability helps to ensure that safety culture is conducive to the successful integration of an organization’s PSMS.

Lloyd’s Register

Subsea Inspection Service launched by Lloyd’s Register provides pipeline operators with greater efficiency and improved confidence in the performance of their offshore and subsea operations Inspection expertise will deliver optimized and cost-effective approaches to underwater operations in offshore oil and gas. Services include project management, consultancy, personnel, quality control, data processing and data management, applicable to ROV, AUV and diver projects. The company has already delivered subsea inspection contracts for major operators in the North Sea and Trinidad. www.lloyd’


Exprodat is extending the services it provides to energy companies by developing support services targeted at the new ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing (APR) extension. With Esri having developed the ability to manage linear referencing networks, such as pipelines, within the core of the ArcGIS platform, pipeline assets, build materials, maintenance reports and a host of other vital data, can now be stored and accessed in formats that are familiar to pipeline management teams.

Sawyer Mfg.

Sawyer Mfg. Company is adding a new product to its extensive line of welding equipment. The company says what separates its new welding bucket from the others is its size and strength. At 4.5 gallons it is twice the size of most other buckets and is made of stainless steel instead of galvanized steel, giving it excellent strength and durability. This bucket can hold over 400 pounds and is designed with four pre-formed partitions designed to keep welding rods separated. A spokesman said the buckets successfully held up a 2009 full-sized Ford Super Duty crew cab truck without buckling.


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