March 2020, Vol. 247, No. 3

What's New

What's New

Juniper Systems

Juniper Systems released the Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet. Built on the success of the Mesa 2, it grants users access to the Google Play Store, providing the data collecting, mapping and productivity applications needed. Mesa 3 operates on an octa-core processor from Qualcomm that offers the speed and flexibility specialists need for processor-intensive applications in the field. The processor is backed with 6 GB of system memory (RAM). This amount of RAM allows for more demanding tasks, larger datasheets and more programs running at once on the device.




Krohne released four additions to the Optiflex Series of guided radar (TDR) level transmitters. 

The 7200 model, designed for the oil and gas and chemical industries, is tailored for level and interface measurements of liquids in process and storage applications with ±0.08-inch (±2-mm) accuracy. It offers an extensive choice of probes for measuring distances up 197 feet (60 m) and dielectric constants down to 1.3 (tank bottom following [TBF] 1.1) and can be used with aggressive media in process conditions up to 482°F (250°C) and 1,450 psig (100 barg). The TDR transmitter features two-wire 4-20 mA HART 7 communication with an optional second output (current or relay) and a real-time clock for event logging.




Trimble’s TerraFlex field software now supports remote feature capture with Laser Technology TruPulse 200 series and 360° series laser range finders. The solution enables easy capture of GIS features in locations that are physically inaccessible, hazardous and in challenging Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) environments. The software extends the reach of the company’s GNSS solutions when paired with TruPulse laser range finders. These include the Trimble TDC150 high-accuracy GNSS handheld and the Trimble TDC600 handheld, running the Trimble Catalyst on-demand positioning service.



Transneft Diascan

Transneft Diascan offers a new type of inline inspection tool – an ultrasonic flaw detector with a measuring system using phased array (PA) sensors. It is designed to inspect pipelines with diameters of 40, 42 and 48 inches (1,020, 1,067 and 1,220 mm) and allows for the early stage detection of crack-like flaws, increasing the safe operation of oil pipelines. The tool’s PA measuring system enables the inspection of the pipe walls and welds through dynamically controlled multiangle examination in the longitudinal and transverse directions. In addition to the PA sensors, wall thickness measurement (WM) sensors are integrated in the measuring system to detect metal loss, scratches and delamination. The circumferential resolution of the WM measuring system is 0.075 inch (1.9 mm).



Ditch Witch

The new Ditch Witch HX30G vacuum excavator delivers high-profile power in a low-profile package. Through a customer-driven design, it provides economical, yet powerful, vacuum excavation. The HX30G is powered by a 31-hp (23-kW) Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure for small- to mid-sized excavation jobs or nonhazardous cleanup tasks. The machine is also equipped with a 542-cfm (15.35-m3/min) blower, 3,000-psi (207-bar) water pressure and 4.2-gpm (16-L/min) water flow. The machine is available with an optional jib boom to provide the widest range of motion in the industry. It comes with a hose restraint to keep the hose from jumping.



Esco Tool

Esco Tool offers a portable, inner-diameter (ID) clamping pipe beveller with a variable-speed electric motor for use on-site. The Prepzilla Millhog Clamping End Prep Tool features an electric motor with increased power and variable speeds from 9 to 31 rpm for continuous use and faster beveling. Equipped with a three-blade holder that can bevel any angle, face and bore simultaneously, the tool can produce precision end preps on hard stainless steels and highly alloyed pipe. It only requires one mandrel and eight sets of clamps for its entire range. The tool is designed for pipe ranging from 1.575-inch (40-mm) ID to 8.62-inch (219-mm) outer diameter (OD). It has motor specifications of 230 V, 3.08 hp (2,300 W), 50 to 60 Hz, and has dual-opposed tapered roller bearings to support the motor.




HMi offers the 1301-Z1, a durable PC that leads its class with extreme usability and toughness, combined with engineered design. Slim and lightweight with a super-bright 19-inch (483-mm), 1,000 NIT display, the PC is suitable for Zone 1 areas. It features a wide operating temperature range – 40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C) – as standard, a thin 5-inch (127-mm) profile and is lightweight at 47.3 pounds (21.5 kg). In comes with the choice of operating voltages, remote telemetry, built-in diagnostics with Ethernet and 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, and Wi-Fi as standard.

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