AVEVA launches major electrical and instrumentation software upgrade

AVEVA today announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical™ and AVEVA Instrumentation™, feature-rich software applications for electrical & instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D™ (AVEVA E3D™) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.

‘These enhancements are a good example of how AVEVA is once again responding to industry benchmarking and customer feedback,’ said Dave Wheeldon, Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA. ‘The upgrades reflect our continued commitment to realise AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design vision by ensuring all 2D and 3D designs and data are tightly integrated throughout the project life cycle.’ Read more…

Silver Fox to attend Railtex 2015

After attending successful shows in 2014, such as Infrarail, Rail Live, and Innotrans, Silver Fox are delighted to be further expanding their presence in the Rail Industry at this year’s Railtex Exhibition in Birmingham’s NEC exhibition centre. The event is on the 12th – 14th of May 2015.

On its stand, B45, Silver Fox will be displaying its labelling solutions, in particular, Fox-Flo® UV Stable Low Smoke, Zero Halogen, Tie-on cable labelsLegend™ LHZ2 Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Heatshrink and LNST Non-shrink tubing and Endurance® Modular ID. Visitors will also have the chance to test drive the NEWEST version of Labacus Innovator Software.

Silver Fox are very proud that the labels mentioned above are all approved for use by Network Rail and Fox-Flo Cable labels are also approved by London Underground.  Read more…

RUD ICE Chains unaffected by Hydrogen Embrittlement operating from -60°c to +300°c

Offer 30% reduction in weight than grade 80 chain

Innovation and product development is important at RUD, being the first manufacturer to be approved for Grade 120 chain you can be sure of the quality and design of our products and the advantages the innovative ICE chain has to offer.

RUD ICE chain offers various benefits to the user. Firstly the chain is not affected by hydrogen embrittlement; a lot of chain can become brittle and fractures occur due to exposure to hydrogen; however with RUD ICE chain this is not the case, the chain is unaffected. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd joins forces with UK specialists to develop ‘normally unattended’ solutions for marginal fields

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd and ABT Oil and Gas Ltd (ABTOG) (50% owned by Enegi Oil Plc) have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on a Proof of Concept to demonstrate the effectiveness of normally unattended operations of facilities for the development of marginal fields. ABTOG’s Marginal Field Initiative is based on the premise that the utilisation of ABTOG’s appropriate re-deployable technology and normally unattended operations will significantly reduce capital and operational expenditure. This can create a considerable competitive advantage in securing returns and maximising recovery from marginal hydrocarbon fields that were previously considered to have little or no value. Read more…

Progen reap benefits on major EVONIK project using AVEVA 3D modelling solution

AVEVA announced today that Progen Projetos Gerenciamento e Engenharia S.A. (Progen), a leading Brazilian engineering company, has gained impressive benefits by using AVEVA PDMS™ software on a major greenfield project in Brazil, for multinational EVONIK.

‘We have experienced significant advantages by using AVEVA PDMS on EVONIK’s BOOST project, a new plant that will produce products for the cosmetics industry’, explained Renato Marquesano, Engineering Systems, Progen.  ‘Previously we were working with 2D design software and increasingly encountered discrepancies, from inaccurate material lists to high numbers of clashes. This led to significant and costly problems in the construction phase.   Read more…

Marex – Mediterranean presence at East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition on 7-8 May 2015

Marex shall have a presence on the Fameline Oil & Gas stand at the forthcoming event at the Grand Resort Hotel in Limassol. This exhibition is organised by MIE Services in Limassol, Cyprus (the sister company of Fameline).

On the Fameline booth they shall be promoting the products/services of the companies they represent (including Marex).

The East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition being held for the first time under this name and capacity, is the evolution of the East Med Marine Exhibition. Broadening the exhibition’s scope signifies the important additions made to the range of activities of the Group which have extended to cover services and solutions for the upstream and downstream sector of the oil and gas industry. Read more…

The varied world of sensor systems in the automotive industry

Apart from simple temperature measurements in various fields of application and industries today, not only temperature changes can be measured and controlled via sensors but also changes of varied materials and systems. It should be noted that non-electrical signals need to be converted into electrical signals by means of uniform signals or field busses.

In the field of e-mobility where high-voltage batteries are controlled and the safety of the user needs to be guaranteed, SAB Bröckskes GmbH & Co. KG has, together with its partner CSM GmbH, developed a special temperature measurement system. Read more…

7 Operational Excellence Programs in Oil and Gas companies

Today’s challenging economic environment for oil and gas operators means that better operational performance – both in costs and production volumes – will play a significant role in delivering positive returns over the coming years” Chris Laurens, McKinsey&Company

Now Oil and Gas companies are looking to adapt their OE programs, PEX Network have created this exclusive eBook which explores 7 examples of operational excellence programs in Oil and Gas companies including StatOIl, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP and ExxonMobil

>>> Download a complimentary copy here www.bit.ly/7examples Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER: On the road with RADOX® automotive cables

Cars, trucks, electric bicycles, electric boats – automotive cables from HUBER+SUHNER are already used in a variety of vehicles. And now they are also being used in electric motorcycles. Brammo, Lito Green Motion and other manufacturers rely on RADOX® automotive cables for the drive systems of their electric motorcycles.

A motorcycle to match any style of riding
The Brammo Empulse motorcycle. reaches a top speed of 177 kilometres per hour and has a range of 90 to 200 kilometres. With this model the racing team of Brammo competes successfully in races. Apart from fast riding, the motorcycle is also suitable for calm and relaxing tours. The SORA motorcycle by Lito Green Motion has the same range and reaches a top speed of 190 kilometres per hour. It has an electrically-controlled seat that can be adjusted while riding to convert it from a “low rider” to a racing machine. The motorcycle can therefore be used for both relaxed cruising and high-speed journeys. Features common to both models are zero emissions and little noise because of the electric motor. Read more…

Early bird offer ends this Friday

As you know, oil and gas operators in the GCC have thousands of mature wells which have varying degrees of integrity challenges. As E&P teams continue to venture into harsher environments, well integrity management is becoming an increasingly important component of any production operation, especially as consequences of not managing these issues correctly include fire hazards, environmental damage and millions of dollars in workover costs. 

Join leading NOCs at the Middle East Well Integrity Conference (27-28 April 2015, Abu Dhabi), to address key challenges being faced in the region. You’ll learn about the challenges Middle East companies are facing in preventing, detecting and repairing integrity problems in wells directly from leading operating oil and gas companies.

Take advantage of the special online offer – book online now http://bit.ly/1IuKSm4 with the code ‘19595.002-CC’ to enjoy a 15% discount off the standard price that we are giving away in light of the spring break. (Only valid for credit card bookings)  Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER receives best supplier award from ThyssenKrupp Presta France S.A.S.

On 11 March, HUBER+SUHNER was given the Supplier Award for 2014 in Florange, Frances by the ThyssenKrupp international industrial group. This is the fourth time that Martin Elmer’s Injection Moulding team has received this award.

Long-term cooperation
ThyssenKrupp has relied for several years on premium-quality products by HUBER+SUHNER. About 1 million individual components per month are delivered to the location in France. HUBER+SUHNER also supplies locations in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Mexico, Brazil and China. The customer was satisfied with our deliveries to France at all levels. The products were delivered in good time, and deadlines were met; HUBER+SUHNER supports the customer with great service at all times, and the customer had no complaints about the supply quality. Thanks to its flawless supply chain, HUBER+SUHNER was able to assert itself in competition with 180 other suppliers, and was selected to receive the Supplier Award for 2014. Read more…

Digital Asset approach delivers significant financial benefits for EPCs and OOs

AVEVA has announced today the release of a new business paper: “The Digital Asset Approach – Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations”. This paper focuses on the importance of the Digital Asset for both Engineering, Procurement, & Construction companies (EPCs) and Owner Operators (OOs). One of the consistent challenges in both major capital projects and asset operations is the availability to all stakeholders of trusted information for effective and timely decision-making. Through the collaborative creation, sharing and maintenance of a Digital Asset throughout the life cycle of its physical equivalent, all parties can improve their collective business processes and increase ROI. Read more…

General Cable Announces Sale of Its Interests in Joint Ventures Located in Fiji and China

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the Company) announced today that it has completed the sale of its interests in joint ventures including Dominion Wire and Cables (Fiji) and Keystone Electric Wire and Cable (China) for cash consideration of $21 million. In separate transactions, the Company’s ownership interests were purchased by its respective joint venture partner. Proceeds from the sales were used to reduce outstanding borrowings. Read more…

ESS Treble Profits on Back of 90% Revenue Hike

Diversification in to renewables and interconnector market rewarded

Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS) more than trebled profits to £3.4 million and increased revenue by 88% to £15.6 million according to its latest published accounts.

The Aberdeenshire-based subsea engineering specialist attributed the phenomenal growth to a diversification from its traditional oil and gas market in to renewables and interconnectors.

ESS has developed technologies which are in high demand for seabed clearance work, trenching and cable laying projects. In the past two years the company has made huge inroads in to the emerging renewables sector which now accounts for 55% of projects and builds upon an earlier focus on oil and gas contracts. Read more…

Bibby HydroMap confirms Bibby Athena and d’ROP for Ocean Business

As well as exhibiting at Ocean Business, Bibby HydroMap has confirmed Bibby Athena will be at the event, equipped with their new remote survey platform d’ROP.

With more than 300 exhibiting companies, 180 hours of training and demonstration sessions, vessels moored directly alongside, the offshore survey conference and networking social events, Ocean Business 15 is arguably the most important industry event of the year. Read more…

Augusta Steel Selects Thermatool Welding Systems

Augusta Steel, an independent manufacturer of high quality steel tube based in Boksburg, South Africa has recently installed a third Thermatool HF welder manufactured by Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd. The company is delighted to have this opportunity to play a key part in a series of strategic investments currently being made at Augusta Steel.

Thermatool specialises in the design and manufacture of high technology tube and pipe production equipment, offering the most comprehensive range of HF welders, seam annealers and high-speed flying shears to the tube and pipe sector worldwide. Read more…

3M Protecting Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Workers within the oil and gas industry face the challenge of working in dirty, loud environments on a day-to-day basis. Noise created by drilling rigs, pumps, generators, fluid movement and heavy equipment can become a health issue for offshore workers. It is therefore essential that workers are equipped with the correct hearing equipment that can withstand these elements but at the same time allow them to communicate with co-workers.

In fact, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the world’s most prevalent occupational diseases and can result in chronic health effects, like sleep disturbance, hypertension, anxiety and stress, particularly to offshore workers who are regularly exposed to prolonged periods of noise hazard. Read more…

RUD EASYLOCK Chain Fitting Systems Reduces Chain Fitting Time By 30%

Erlau, a major division and premium brand of the RUD group, are leading manufacturers and suppliers of tyre protection chains.  RUD are known in the industry for their commitment to innovation having worked alongside many heavy operators across industries such as; quarrying, mining, and recycling to name a few.

Installation and fitting of tyre protection chains is a dangerous and strenuous job that can easily result in injuries to the fitter and chains. The EASY-R-LOCK system has been designed to make the fitting process safer, easier and faster process.

EASYLOCK, is an innovative connecting ring that makes fitting chain tyres a much easier, faster and safer process. EASYLOCK comprises only two components, is easy to handle, ensures safe installation and reduces chain fitting time by 30%. Read more…

Delight During Data Centre World 2015

Silver Fox were proud to once again exhibit their industry leading, UK Brand, UK Made labelling solutions at Data Centre World in London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th of March.

Having been involved with the Data & Telecoms industry for over 30 years, Silver Fox have developed time and cost effective solutions to suit your labelling requirements.

At the Exhibition, they were able to exhibit Laser solutions including: Legend™ Tie-on Laser Labels, Prolab® Wrap-Around Labels, and Prolab® Optical Fibre Flag Labels – all of which are printed using any ordinary laser printer. Read more…

Horizon 2020 programme to Develop Revolutionary Underwater Mining System

As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, a new 42 month Research & Development Project, has been launched to help provide an opportunity to tap into the wealth of unexploited European mineral resources. The estimated cost of the Project is approximately 12.6 mlllion Euros.

The aim of the ¡VAMOS! (Viable Alternative Mine Operating System) project is to design and build a robotic, underwater mining prototype with associated launch and recovery equipment, which will be used to perform field tests at four EU minesites.  Three of these are inland inactive submerged mineral deposits and the other is offshore.  Building on successful deep-sea excavation techniques, this prototype will provide a safer and cleaner option for extracting currently unreachable and/or uneconomic mineral deposits. Read more…

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