CRU’s 11th Wire and Cable conference comes to Munich

Germany has emerged as a world renewable energy leader, which makes the country the perfect place to understand the future of wire and cable consumption in power generation. This year’s conference will include special highlight sessions that focus on the future of renewable energy, connected living, automotive electronics and subsea wire and cable usage. These sessions will explore next generation applications of wire and cable and how it will impact producers, traders and distributors around the world.

CRU provides analysis on the optical fibre and cable industry from every angle, giving insight into industry trends, from price movements to changes in demand. CRU Events creates industry-leading commercial and technical events around the world, they chose to bring the conference to Munich as the Bavarian capital is Germany’s undisputed technology centre and boasts one of the world’s largest IT, communication and automotive industry hubs.

“ We are really excited about the conference this year. It is such an exciting time for the wire and cable industry,” said Nicola Coslett, CEO of CRU Events. “As with previous years, the event will open with shared plenary sessions and then split into streams that drill down separately on Energy cable and Communication cable issues. In this way, we bring together the entire supply chain from across global wire and cable industry. Opening sessions will explore the key regional markets and the economic factors affecting wire and cable trade flows,” she continued.

The event will have over 30 presentations packed into a two day programme, in addition to a site visit to the Niehoff plant. There will be a number of in-depth papers on copper, aluminium, optical fibre, coatings and other inputs markets, as well as a showcase of the latest technical innovations that may disrupt this sector.  The CRU Wire and Cable conference is being held 17-19th July at The Westin Grand in Munich Germany.

For more information, please visit, www.wireandcableconference.com

C-Kore Systems delivers subsea testing unit to USA

C-Kore Systems delivered a C-Kore unit to a major integrated Oil and Gas Company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The unit will be used for fault finding on their assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “We are already working with many of the operators and installation contractors in the North Sea. It is satisfying to see our technology branching out into other sectors that will experience the same cost savings our other customers have.”

The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools are used on both fault-finding and construction campaigns to confirm the health or find faults in all types of electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units.

C-Kore Systems will be exhibiting at the Subsea Tieback Exhibition 21st – 23rd March in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Come and visit us.

For more information, please visit: www.c-kore.com

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New appointments for controlled bolting specialists HTL Group

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As part of HTL Group’s continued growth plans, the controlled bolting OEM are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Bendel, Business Development Manager and David Rainford, OEM Business Development Director.

Wendy joins HTL Group Scotland with a strong background in business development and key account management for the Oil and Gas sector across Scotland. Following Wendy’s time at Enermech as Business Development Manager within the Rigging and Equipment Department, Wendy’s main focus is to deliver HTL Group’s customer tailored OEM solutions on time and in budget across Scotland.

Wendy comments: “I am delighted to be a part of the HTL Group Scotland Team under the management and guidance of HTL Group Scotland’s Business Manager Marc Gerrard. We have a very strong portfolio of unrivalled products and services which I have complete confidence in sharing with the marketplace.”

HTL Group are also delighted to welcome David Rainford to the team as OEM Business Development Director. David joins HTL Group from the Hydraulics Industry, with over 15 year’s business development experience.
With a hands-on approach, David has spent a lot of time on-site within Refineries, Mines, and Shipyards and working directly with larger international companies to effectively manage and develop comprehensive global distributor networks.
The focus of David’s role at HTL Group is to concentrate on the global business development in key countries whilst assisting natural growth in areas that HTL already have presence.

David comments: “I am looking forward to be a key part of such a well-established team and representing a world class innovative product portfolio. The full scope of what HTL can bring to the market coupled with the second to none customer service HTL are already known for ensures I can further enhance HTL’s global presence, whilst supporting and growing the work we are doing in already established areas.”

For further information on HTL’s comprehensive portfolio of customer first solutions, contact either Wendy – wendy.bendel@htlgroup.com or David – david.rainford@htlgroup.com

For more information, please visit: www.htlgroup.com

The Air Force Pathfinders Programme explored at the 2nd MilSatCom USA

 

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Mr Joseph “Joe” Vanderpoorten, the US Air Force Technical Director of the MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Group, will be returning as a speaker at the 2nd annual MilSatCom USA Conference which takes place on June 28 & 29, 2017 in Arlington, VA.

With the US Air Force currently conducting a series of programs in a mission to increase efficiency and effectiveness, Mr Vanderpoorten’s presentation will have a dedicated focus on the Air Force Pathfinders Programme. He will discuss the program’s pursuit of more affordable, higher performing and more resilient service and how it has been designed to overcome obstacles of policy, culture and practices. He will also explore the challenges facing the program including commercial deals within the DoD process and legal compliance, as well as lessons learnt and potential alternatives.

Mr Vanderpoorten joins a stellar lineup of speakers including key government and military personnel from the US Army, Australian Defence Force, US Department of Defense, US NorthCom, NATO NCIA, DISA, DARPA; and also key industry experts from Airbus Defence and Space, Hughes Network Systems and more.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

The two-day event will also highlight significant topics including the USA’s acquisition process, the Wideband AoA and the direction of the US space programs, ComSatCom utilization and operational systems.

MilSatCom USA is a part of SMi Group’s successful MilSatCom portfolio of events which includes its flagship Global MilSatCom. Described as Europe’s leading forum for satcom professionals, Global MilSatCom has been running for 18 years attracting over 450 attendees and 40 sponsors. With a wealth of experience, an international reputation and an established MilSatCom brand, SMi Group are bringing this industry-leading show once again to the USA.

All active US and foreign military and government personnel will be granted free admission to the event. However, pre-registration is required, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizers.

All commercial organizations who wish to attend should contact Alia Malick on amalick@smi-online.co.uk or on +44(0)207 827 6168.

For more information, please visit: http://wwwmilsatcom-usa.com/YDFwb

 

C-Kore Systems delivers units to Statoil

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C-Kore Systems recently delivered two further C-Kore units to Statoil. The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools proved the insulation resistance and continuity of spare electrical cables located on the seabed that had no connection to topside equipment.

The C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools are used on both fault-finding and construction campaigns to confirm the health or find faults in all types of electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “With our C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools, we offer our customers a new option when it comes to testing their equipment subsea. They no longer have to work with down-lines which are cumbersome to deploy and often give inaccurate readings. We always hear from customers how pleased they are with our C-Kore units because they are so easy to use, saving them a lot of money in the end.”

The units supply quick and accurate readings on the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines. C-Kore’s customers save a significant amount of money by greatly reducing their testing times, and thus vessel days needed for operations.
C-Kore Systems will be exhibiting at the Subsea Tieback Exhibition 21st – 23rd March in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Come and visit us.

For more information, please visit: www.c-kore.com

Global training provider introduce online training to portfolio

HTL Training Services, a North East based global training provider, now offer a range of affordable e-learning courses which can be completed online at customers’ convenience, minimising any disruption through a very efficient and flexible learning experience.

The HTL range of online courses meet all statutory training requirements and are easy to administer using an online control panel. Available at a fraction of the cost you would expect, this online training has the added bonus of a free trial available for each course.

Video learning provides a completely new medium through which to deliver training online by embedding a live personality directly on the page. It immediately grabs interest and delivers aesthetic appeal which holds attention. The outcome is to increase user engagement and deliver a lasting positive impression.

Live pictures, animated graphics and the personality of the presenter form part of a very effective virtual learning environment. Video learning achieves better communication through the power of face-to-face eye contact that builds trust, triggers emotion and captures a memorable tone and style while communicating the essence of the learning content.

The courses available include, but are not limited to: Food Safety Level 1 and 2, First Aid, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH and Working at Height; and are all recognised by approving bodies such as IIRSM, CPD, RoSPA, IATP and IFE.
Bob Fogerty, Director of Training, HTL Training Services comments: “We are pleased to be able to offer this method of training delivery to our portfolio, it was a natural step for us and provides a very flexible method of learning to both businesses and individuals. Our one-on-one tutor led online training courses include all of the important information needed to keep individuals and businesses safe, with the added benefit of always being up to date; meaning business can remain compliant with legislation.”

Start your free trial today, visit HTL’s online training portal or for more information on the range of online approved courses available at affordable rates, contact us on +44 (0) 1670 700 005 or email info@htl-trainingservices.com.

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For more information, please visit: www.htl-trainingservices.com

Silver Fox unveil raised profile labels at Middle East Rail 2017

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Silver Fox are exhibiting their innovative labelling solutions at the Middle East Rail exhibition in March 2017.

The particular label on show is the ALL NEW Raised Profile Label. Developed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, this label is a durable alternative to Engraved Labels. These labels are a fast, hassle free and professional way of labelling your equipment and panels.

The exhibition is taking place at the Dubai International Trade Centre on the 7th and 8th March, and Silver Fox are delighted to be exhibiting under the UKTI pavilion.

Silver Fox will showing their full range of solutions, that together make the simplest and fastest labelling solution on the market with the labels tested to the highest specs. Labels include Fox-Flo® LS0H, UV stable tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Heatshrink wire marking, and of course the new Prolab® Raised Profile Labels all printed with one software one printer and one ribbon.

Middle East Rail enters its 11th year, and now welcomes over 8,000 visitors. Over 400 exhibitors will come together to meet the operational needs of regional rail operators, and will once again deliver an unrivalled conference, hosting over 200 speakers.

It is an event not to be missed, if you are attending the exhibition, Silver Fox invite you to visit their stand H20, to see their hassle free labelling solutions.

For more information, please visit: http://www.silverfox.co.uk

L3 MAPPS to Upgrade Eskom’s Koeberg Simulators

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L3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) to perform a multi-phase project to prepare the two Koeberg Power Station operator training simulators for the steam generator replacement that is taking place on the actual plant units.

We have been supporting Eskom since 2002 and have thoroughly enjoyed working together on interesting and challenging projects that deliver innovative technological solutions,” said Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Eskom as we roll out this new project.” “Eskom and L3 MAPPS have made significant achievements together toward enhancing the operator training program at Koeberg through our collective work on the simulators,” said Willem van der Sandt, Project Manager, Strategic Nuclear Projects at Eskom’s Koeberg Operating Unit. “We look forward to the same collaborative approach as we move forward with this latest upgrade effort.”

In the first phase, set to be completed in the first quarter of 2018, L3 MAPPS will replatform the two simulators from PC/Linux® simulation servers to new PC/Windows®-based computers running L3’s latest Orchid® simulation environment. L3 MAPPS will also replace the existing Comet reactor core model with Comet Plus models. The new models, which solve the diffusion equations by using the Nodal Expansion Method, will be graphically generated and managed with Orchid Core Builder.

During the second phase, the existing steam generator models will be updated to account for the changes resulting from the new steam generators that will be installed at the plant.

Finally, following completion of the plant modification, the third phase will see a further update to the new steam generator models to ensure that the models are behaving in the exact same manner as the newly commissioned steam generators on the plant.

Eskom generates approximately 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45 percent of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Koeberg Power Station is currently the only nuclear power station on the African continent. It is situated at Duynefontein, 30 kilometers northwest of Cape Town in South Africa on the Atlantic coast. Koeberg, with two pressurized water reactor units and the largest turbine generators in the southern hemisphere, produces 1,860 megawatts of power and ensures a reliable supply of electricity to the Western Cape Province.

L3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

For more information, Please visit: www.L3T.com.

L3 MAPPS to supply digital control computer system hardware for Bruce Unit 6, supporting life extension and continued low-cost nuclear power

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L3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from Bruce Power to replace the existing Bruce B Unit 6 Digital Control Computer (DCC) system with all-new hardware. Three DCCs will be delivered to Bruce Power. The first unit (DCC-Z) will be used as a maintenance platform and is due to be installed in the first quarter of 2018. The other two DCCs (DCC-X and DCC-Y) are redundant units for plant operations and are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.

DCC systems are used to monitor and control the major reactor and power plant functions at CANDU* nuclear power plants. The new DCC system will feature the latest SSCI-890 CPUs and will replace the legacy Varian V72 computer systems and related equipment to ensure continuous, safe and reliable performance over the service life of the plant.

“Our first DCC system, built in the early 1970s, was for the Bruce site. With this new project, we have come full circle, marking a new chapter in L3 MAPPS’ DCC business,” said Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We are happy to continue our long collaboration with Bruce Power. Leveraging our record of on-time, on-budget performance, we look forward to our further support of the Bruce site for many years to come.”

“Replacing the DCCs at the Bruce site is an important element of the Life-Extension Program at Bruce Power,” said Mike Rencheck, President & CEO of Bruce Power. “Bruce Power’s Life-Extension program will mean the Bruce site will continue to power the province until 2064, and this is good news for families and businesses across Ontario. Bruce Power, and the electricity it provides Ontario families and businesses, is part of the solution over the short and long terms to provide a source of low-cost stable electricity.”

Bruce Power is Canada’s first private nuclear generator, providing 30 percent of Ontario’s power at 30 percent below the average residential price. The Bruce site, home to eight CANDU reactors in Tiverton, Ontario, is the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility. The company is progressing with a series of incremental life-extension investments, including Major Component Replacement, to secure a clean, reliable and low-cost source of electricity for Ontario families and businesses for decades to come.L3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com/MAPPS.

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HTL Group further enhance service levels with expanded customer support fleet

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HTL Group, specialists in controlled bolting equipment continue to focus on second to none customer service with the latest addition to their Customer Support Fleet; the HTL Expo Mobile Unit.

Headquartered in Cramlington, Northumberland with a number of strategically placed global facilities, HTL Group offer a wide range of solutions including: OEM Controlled Bolting Equipment, Flange Working Equipment, Portable Machines, High Pressure Solutions, Fully Approved Training and much more.

The Expo Mobile Unit together with HTL’s fully equipped Calibration Unit brings everything HTL direct to customers at their convenience. The Expo Unit is essentially a mobile HTL exhibition which can be booked to visit customer premises anywhere whether that be office or remote site locations. It offers access to safe and innovative product presentations, minimising interference to your daily schedule.

Paul Storey, Group Managing Director comments:

Adding the Expo Unit to our fleet was another obvious step towards making our customers’ lives easier during these current challenging market conditions. It allows us to demonstrate practical, cost effective solutions on site to any number of individuals in one visit ensuring minimum disruption to the customer.

We envisage the vehicle having a busy diary for 2017, showcasing our ever growing portfolio of innovative solutions to a wider audience.”

To discuss your requirements and to book any one of the mobile units within HTL’s Customer Support Fleet contact our Dedicated Customer Support Team, email info@htlgroup.com or call +44 (0) 1670 700 000.

 

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L3 MAPPS to Update Ling Ao Phase II Full Scope Simulator With Orchid® and Enhanced Severe Accident Simulation

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L3 MAPPS announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Ling Ao Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (LANPC), a division of China General Nuclear (CGN), to upgrade the Ling Ao Phase II full scope simulator with L3’s latest Orchid® simulation software. Under this contract, the company will also enable the simulator with a severe accident simulation model that will automatically switch from the standard L3 MAPPS plant models to Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP5*). The updated simulation environment and “autoswitch” program are due to be in service in the first quarter of 2018.

L3 MAPPS made new investments last year to enhance autoswitching to the severe accident simulation model, and we are delighted that CGN will be the first to take advantage of our latest research and development efforts,” said Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation.

We worked closely with L3 MAPPS to deploy China’s first severe nuclear accident simulation on the Ling Ao Phase II full scope simulator in 2013 to enhance training scenarios that simulate degraded reactor core conditions,” said Ma Deyou, Senior Chief Engineer, Training Center, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co., Ltd. (DNMC). “This new project is the next step in enhancing the unique capability that we already have.”

The current simulation environment, based on the Visual Simex™ simulator executive and ROSE® plant models, will be migrated to Orchid Simulator Executive and Orchid Modeling Environment, respectively. Also, the previously delivered MAAP 5.01 models will be replaced with MAAP 5.04 to enable autoswitching during periods of elevated fuel temperatures. With MAAP5, the updated Ling Ao Phase II simulator will be used for training scenarios relating to degraded reactor core conditions that result in fuel melting, including cladding oxidation and hydrogen generation, vessel failure, containment failure and fission product release. MAAP5-DOSE will be used to calculate simulated off-site dose rates.

MAAP5 is a software program that performs severe accident analysis for nuclear power plants, including assessments of core damage and radiological transport. The simulator is already equipped with 2-D and 3-D animated, interactive visualizations of the reactor vessel, containment building and spent fuel pool to provide operators with additional insight into the behavior of the plant during severe accidents.

CGN’s Ling Ao Phase II nuclear plant comprises the first two CPR1000 nuclear generating units that were put into commercial operation – the first unit in September 2010 and the second in August 2011. The CPR1000 is a Chinese standard design featuring a 1,080 MWe three-loop pressurized water reactor (PWR). The Ling Ao Phase II full scope simulator, built by L3 MAPPS in cooperation with AREVA and Siemens, was put into service in August 2009.

L3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com/MAPPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.

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For more information, please go to: http://www.mapps.l-3com.com/

Open Day Success for HTL Group Scotland

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Controlled bolting specialist HTL Group Scotland has opened its doors to showcase their full suite of capabilities at their new facility in Dyce, Aberdeen.

The company welcomed visitors from a range of sectors to see the extensive group capabilities first hand including demonstrations of their core OEM products and Joint Integrity Software, an exclusive tour of the new facility and HTL’s brand new mobile exhibition, the HTL Expo Unit.

The opportunity to see the new facility and HTL’s OEM Controlled Bolting and Ancillary products on display offered attendee’s the chance to discover and learn more about the customer focused solutions available from the experienced and friendly team at HTL Group Scotland.

An insight into the ECITB Approved training offered by HTL Group Scotland also formed part of the busy day. The dedicated training centre within the facility allows for ECITB Approved MJI training to be delivered with fully equipped practical training rigs and premium quality classrooms for theory elements.

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Marc Gerrard, Business Manager, HTL Group Scotland comments: “With over 100 current and perspective clients passing through the doors, the event was a huge success for us, there was a genuine buzz about the facility all week! Many of our guests were only aware of a fraction of our capabilities and can see clearly where the HTL Group portfolio can add additional value to their business. I am confident to announce that with the tremendous attendance and feedback from the event, HTL GROUP SCOTLAND has arrived!

Stuart Broadley, CEO of The Energy Industries Council (EIC) commented on the success of the day:

Many thanks to HTL for inviting me to the new facility’s opening event in Aberdeen. HTL Group is an extremely innovative bolting solutions OEM and the open day has been the ideal means to highlight this. By allowing visitors to see the complete range of solutions readily available whilst meeting the whole team, they have presented themselves as the hub to deliver the Group’s comprehensive capabilities in Scotland. We are delighted to have HTL as a global member of the Energy Industries Council (EIC).”

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If you couldn’t make this open day and would like to visit HTL Group either at the new facility in Aberdeen or at the Corporate HQ in Northumberland simply email: aberdeen@htlgroup.com or call +44 (0) 1224 728 820.

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AFL Introduces Enhanced FOCIS Flex Connector Inspection Solution

Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – February 14, 2017 – AFL is launching its enhanced FOCIS Flex, a self-contained, handheld connector inspection solution with a host of new features including a larger, brighter display plus MPO multi-fiber connector inspection with auto-focus and pass/fail analysis.

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“We’ve improved FOCIS Flex based on feedback from our customers,” commented senior product line manager for AFL’s Test & Inspection division. “With Instant On, faster auto-focusing and pass/fail analysis, plus new auto-save capabilities, FOCIS Flex is even easier to use, provides accurate connector assessments in seconds and integrates with both Android and iOS mobile devices.”

The original FOCIS Flex included auto-focus, capture, IEC pass/fail analysis and automatic Bluetooth® transfers with one press of the capture button. The updated FOCIS Flex adds multiple new features, including:

  • Larger, brighter display with brightness control and auto-dimming
  • Instant-on power up
  • User-configurable auto-save to internal memory
  • Faster auto-focus, capture and pass/fail analysis
  • Updated IEC, IPC and user-settable pass/fail criteria
  • Integrated WiFi for future live image transfer to Android & iOS mobile devices
  • AFL’s unique image-pairing feature
  • International language support

FOCIS Flex kits include TRM® 2.0 Test Results Manager software, enabling users to generate hard-copy or PDF reports including inspection images and pass/fail results. FOCIS Flex is also available in various kit configurations, including bundled with AFL’s popular FlexScan family of pocket-sized PON and point-to-point OTDRs.

For technicians who prefer smart devices for viewing, saving and sending inspection results received via Bluetooth from FOCIS Flex, an AFL FOCIS Flex App is also available for free download from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The FOCIS Flex App is compatible with aeRos®, AFL’s cloud-based workflow management and reporting software.

FOCIS Flex pricing remains unchanged with all new capabilities included as standard features. For more information or to download the FOCIS Flex datasheet, visit www.AFLglobal.com/FOCISFlex.

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

For more information, please visit www.AFLglobal.com.

Unique Group ventures into new geographical markets through key partnership with Caspian InterIndustrial Company

Unique Group has recently announced a joint cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan-based Caspian InterIndustrial Company (CIC). The agreement will primarily cover the territory of Kazakhstan and will spearhead the establishment of a local office and workshop within the region to support the Oil and Gas sector, both onshore and offshore, as well as the Mining and Utility market sectors.

                 

Caspian Interindustrial Company (CIC) is a recognised leader in the Republic of Kazakhstan for providing quality, cost-effective solutions to a number of challenges inherent in Kazakhstan`s oil industry. It offers a growing portfolio of services to oil and gas exploration companies.

The new agreement will focus on the promotion and deliverance of Unique Group’s on-site engineering services to the market including hot tapping and line plugging, specialised machining applications, leak sealing and controlled bolting services, as well as drawing upon the Group’s wider support services. In addition to its On-Site Engineering division’s services, Unique Group through the partnership, will promote services offered by its Survey Equipment, Marine & Subsea, Buoyancy & Ballast and Diving & Life Support divisions.

The overall aim of the agreement will be to work towards establishing a Joint Venture company within Kazakhstan. This will enable the transfer of knowledge and assets to establish a 100% Kazakhstan-led entity focused on delivering international products and quality services to the local market.

On account of this partnership, Unique Group’s newly appointed Director for its On-Site Engineering division, Steve Hague, commented, “ This is a very exciting and positive move by Unique Group to expand and develop a foothold into the Eastern European/Eurasian market. We recognise the importance and benefits of developing a local entity in a country, and so, the transfer of knowledge is paramount in building a focused and sustainable business that is cost effective, highly skilled, safety and compliance focused, whilst being highly flexible in responding to client requirements.”

“The varied portfolio of Unique Group covering a multitude of market areas and diversity of the Kazakhstan market will further enhance value to the local economy.”

Nurlan Chugayev, Head of Mechanical Services at CIC commented, “We’re pleased to have partnered with Unique Group, a prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution provider. As a company, we’re focused on developing the offshore oil industry, its related infrastructure as well as the provision of marine and land-based seismic services to the local market. Partnering with Unique Group was only imminent considering the broad range of services they offer and their eagerness to grow in this geographical region. We look forward to a fruitful association with Unique Group.”

Please direct your queries to:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.com

ECITB approve HTL Australasia’s training centre of excellence

 

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Perth based HTL Australasia have received the ECITB’s approval for their dedicated training centre to deliver the mechanical joint integrity course; MJI 10, 18 & 19. The recent approval from the globally recognised ECITB ensures that HTL Australasia can deliver the widely acknowledged ECITB MJI 10, 18 & 19 training course from their fully equipped training centre. The course concentrates on the skilled performance expected of persons trained to dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and tighten flanged and clamp connector pipe joints using hand, hydraulic torque and tensioning equipment. Suited to a number of industries including Oil & Gas, Renewables, Wind Energy, Rail, Construction, Power Generation and many more, this popular course is ideal for all personnel involved in mechanical joint integrity and bolt torque tensioning activity in the work place.

Jason Riley, Business Development Manager, ECITB comments: ‘’The ECITB approved MJI training courses and technical tests are a method to train and validate the skills of individuals in specialist bolting techniques to recognised global standards. The ECITB approved MJI model is vital to our industry, the training and testing increases competency levels and helps to reduce the risk of major accidents. A large number of companies and clients worldwide have adopted the ECITB approved MJI scheme to ensure individuals are both trained and competent to carry out work on specialist bolting activities. The ECITB are delighted to approve HTL’s additional MJI training and testing facility in Perth Australia, HTL are an experienced approved provider delivering ECITB MJI training across South East Asia and in the UK, I look forward to working with Scott and his team to support their delivery to clients in Australia.’’

Delivered by Lead Technical Trainers, each with vast experience in various industries, HTL Australasia can engage with delegates to offer delegates expert advice whilst also delivering technical training.

Scott Paterson, Managing Director, HTL Australasia comments: “Mechanical joint integrity training is critical in ensuring the competency and safety of Mechanical Technicians, Supervisors, Inspectors and Engineers. At HTL Australasia we take great pride in being approved by the ECITB to deliver these courses and always welcome visitors to our training centre to see the suite of training we can deliver to suit specific requirements.”

For more information including upcoming course dates please contact HTL Australasia on: +61 (0) 8 9249 3980, or email info@htl-australasia.com.

RUD STARPOINT VRS lifting point offers ultimate safety by adjusting to the direction of the pull

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RUD Chains is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing equipment that helps guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and handling heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding covering a working load capacity range from 0.6-250 tonnes.

Top quality lifting equipment when handling heavy loads is vital to the safety of the operator as well as ensuring the loads are not damaged. When undertaking a lift it is important to be aware that the direction of the pull of the lifting point can have a major impact on the working load limit which in turn can create a safety breach. To avoid a safety breach, lifting equipment that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt is needed.

The RUD STARPOINT VRS lifting point for bolting has been designed to adjust to the direction of the pull. It rotates 360° meaning the working load limit is therefore always at the direction of the load. The STARPOINT removes the chance of bent eyes, backed out threads, or over-tightening which would cause unnecessary stress on the stem.

The VRS offers a safety factor of 4:1, is operational down to temperatures as low as -40° and offers a higher WLL than the DIN 580 eye bolt. It comes with RUD’s NEW ICE-Bolt which offers a higher toughness, bending strength and less wear occurance.

Complex lifts where the load has to be handled in all directions can be safely and effectively done with the use of the STARPOINT VRS. The VRS can be used across a variety of working environments from engineering, construction, rail, offshore, handling and MOD projects to name a few.

For more information please call 01227 276 611 Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit www.rud.co.uk

 

AFL awarded 2016 Supplier Partner of the Year

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AFL was awarded the Kriz-Davis 2016 Supplier Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented for combined overall growth in sales dollars, growth in the percentage of sales, overall growth and collaborative sales efforts at Kriz-Davis locations. Additionally, AFL’s sales agent, Moehn Electrical Sales, was presented with the Kriz-Davis 2016 Award of Excellence for outstanding quality, service and integrity.

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“Kriz-Davis promotes AFL’s products wherever and however they can,” commented Patrick Nenno, regional sales manager for AFL. “Kriz-Davis understands the importance of manufacturers like AFL that consistently provide “Best-in-Class” service. This award is a testament to AFL’s commitment throughout our organization—sales, customer service, cable and accessories manufacturing and shipping.”

AFL has partnered with Kriz-Davis, a wholesale electrical supplier, for more than 20 years. AFL provides fiber optic cable, conductor accessories and connectivity to Kriz-Davis’ 18 locations covering six states in the Midwest. Kriz-Davis serves the electrical utility, industrial/automation, electrical contractor and data communications markets. Headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, they are 100 percent employee-owned.

For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

AFL Awarded Five Technology Patents

Several AFL associates were recognized for receiving patent awards for developing new products and technologies within the optical connectivityfusion splicing and test and inspection divisions.

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AFL’s Test & Inspection team received a patent for the Health Meter interface on the WDM900 Lightwave Test Set product line. Through this innovative user experience, the traditional complexity of an optical spectrum analyzer is simplified by combining multiple parameters into a single diagnosis of healthy or unhealthy for all channels in a C/DWDM transmission system. This enables the general user to quickly and easily collect expert-level test results in the field.

The Optical Connectivity Team received two patents for subsea hardware. The first patent is for a highly reliable, full ocean pressure “tube seal” consisting of a swage and a Morrison seal. The second patent, “cylindrical housing with locking ring,” describes a one atmosphere pressuring housing designed to interconnect small subsea cables. Both inventions complement AFL’s subsea cable product portfolio.

Finally, AFL’s harsh environment team received a patent for new cable technology which enables optical fiber to be deployed as a temperature sensor in extremely high temperature environments in hydrocarbon processing and geothermal applications.

For more information about AFL and its products and services, visitwww.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com

C-Kore & Shell give joint presentation at Subsea Expo

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C-Kore Systems and Shell UK will give a joint presentation at the Subsea Expo Conference,Thursday the 2nd of February in Aberdeen. The presentation will focus on the use of the C-Kore Subsea Testing technology during intervention operations on Shell’s Corrib field.
Subsea interventions are challenging operations. The C-Kore Subsea measurement tool simplifies the subsea testing process for subsea engineers during intervention campaigns. It provides far more accurate data readings than traditional testing methods and saves customers
money by reducing days of vessel time.
Cynthia Pikaar, sales manager of C-Kore commented, “It is nice to have the recognition from Shell that we are a valued partner, providing a service that not only saves them a lot of money, but also gives them valuable information about their subsea infrastructure. By sharing their
findings with the rest of the industry, we hope to open up discussions on how we can help other operators.”

C-Kore will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen the 1st – 3rd of February, where they will have their C-Kore tools on-hand. Come and visit us on booth #118!

For further information on our innovative subsea testing technology, please visit our website: www.c-kore.com

RUD manufacture & supply heavy duty lifting equipment 0.6- 250 tonnes

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 tested and certified lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding.

RUD lifting equipment is used across a wide range of working environments from offshore, heavy duty engineering & handling, rail, military, manufacturing and construction.  Their products have been increasingly popular across the heavy duty lifting sector due to their impressive working load limits starting from 0.6- 250 Tonnes.

The WBPG hoist ring offers their highest lifting capability of 85-250 tonnes which makes it an ideal choice for many heavy engineering, handling and offshore projects. The WBPG is loadable from any side in the direction of the pivot meaning it is suitable for lifting and turning of heavy loads. It has the ability to rotate 360° and swivel 180°. The WBPG comes with a detachable suspension ring in the shape of a shackle for the attachment of common lifting means.

RUD’s heavy duty lifting products offer numerous safety factors and advantages to the operator and equipment being lifted.  The RUD VRBG load ring on plate for bolting can be supplied with 4 bolts offering a working load capacity of 10-16 tonnes or it can be supplied with 6/8 bolts which offers a higher working load capacity of 31.5-50 tonnes.

It can be loaded at 90° to the vertical with a full working load limit, the suspension ring pivots 180° and offers a safety factor of 4:1 in all load directions.  The VRBG is typically used across heavy engineering, shipbuilding, turbine lifting, steel structure assemblies and in lifting and final positioning of new machinery.

The RUD VRBS and VRBS Fix is part of their lifting point for welding product range. The VRBS load ring on plate for welding offers a load capacity of 50 tonne and the VRBS Fix offers a higher load capacity of up to100 tonne.

The VRBS and VRBS Fix are typically used in heavy lifting of fabrication. They can be used for Lifting the fabrication during the manufacturing process, lifting the fabrication onto transport and doubling up as lashing points for the transportation.

RUD offer both standard and bespoke heavy lifting solutions to suit some of the most demanding working environments. Top quality products and fast paced product innovations and developments make RUD a top choice for all your lifting requirements.

For more information, please visit: web.rud.com

 

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