Fresh offerings of products and services for the oil and gas set.
ER Wireless Transmitter for Tank Corrosion Monitoring
The new Cosasco ER 300 Series Wireless Transmitter allows easy, affordable upgrade of oil, fuel, or chemical storage tank corrosion monitors to fully automated data collection systems.
Corrosion in oil, fuel, and chemical storage tanks occurs both internally,from corrosive water gathering in the bottom of the tank, and externally, from water seeping under the tank floor. Typically located in tank farms near suburban or environmentally sensitive areas, leakage of a tank’s contents caused by corrosion could have a disastrous impact on local ecosystems. To ensure the effectiveness of anti-corrosion treatment systems, storage tanks require both internal and external corrosion monitoring. Older tank farms often have inadequate monitoring systems with no integrated data management, limiting data quality and access.
The ER 300 transmitter uses WirelessHART7 and ISA 100 Wireless communication to allow easy integration with existing protocols, with no cabling costs. When installed, the transmitter can collect data from multiple monitors across a tank farm to create a comprehensive monitoring system that ensures the integrity of storage tanks. Wireless communication removes the need to visit the site to record data, saving travel time and providing the most up-to-date corrosion data.
Powerful Industrial Rack PC For Use In Workstations And Servers
The Simatic IPC547G industrial PC from Siemens extends the company’s range of industry-standard rack PCs in the 19″ format. The powerful new IPC with high processing power and excellent system and data availability is particularly suitable for compact industrial workstations and servers, where it is used for fast parallel processing of large volumes of data. The range of applications extends from high-end image processing, process visualization, and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, to industrial servers/workstations as well as test stands and manufacturing-level data management systems. The Simatic IPC547G is equipped with a higher level of access protection as well as the latest PC technology, such as Intel Xeon and Intel Core-i processors of the 6th generation, as well as DDR4 RAM of up to 64 GB. The enclosure concept for the new rack PC has also been further developed and is now easier to service, expand and maintain, winning the “Red Dot Award 2016” for product design.
The new enclosure concept of the Simatic IPC547G rack PC is designed for easy access to components, making expansion, maintenance, and service quicker. For example, the enclosure cover can be opened with a single screw while fans, filter mats, or hard disks can be replaced without the need for tools in a slide-in changing unit. Front-panel LEDs and the Simatic IPC DiagBase/DiagMonitor diagnostics software also support preventive maintenance and rapid troubleshooting.
Simatic IPC547G offers a high level of system and data availability and reliable 24/7 continuous operation under harsh ambient conditions, including temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius. System availability is also improved by a redundant power supply unit (hot-swap) and the secure remote access via the Intel iAMT 11.0-aided Simatic IPC RemoteManager. Versatile RAID1/5 configurations—with HDDs, SSDs or an optional hot-spare hard drive—are available to ensure a high level of data availability.
Up to five monitors can be connected to the versatile new Simatic IPC547G with its flexible expansion options. Additional monitors offer greater usability and a better overview, for example, in complex SCADA applications. System expansion is possible thanks to five PCI express and two PCI slots as well as PCI express 3.0 and USB 3.0 ports. Two of the USB interfaces can be protected against unauthorized access by the lockable front door.
The new Simatic IPC547G rack PC is available in freely scalable configuration, as well as in off-the-shelf versions with a short delivery time. The required Windows 7, 10 IoT Enterprise or Server 2008 R2/2012 R2 operating systems are pre-installed and activated. Siemens offers a wide range of certifications for global use of the new unit in industrial applications, as well as dependable long-term availability and worldwide service and support.
Keytroller Unveils State-Of-The-Art Affordable Remote Equipment Monitoring
Countless companies are faced with the real and often costly predicament of how to monitor and track the location of their equipment in remote jobsites. Solving this issue, Keytroller, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH SAT—a satellite wireless hour, alarm, and location meter designed for remote locations.
Machinery is heavily used in remote locations like mines, logging sites, drilling rigs, off shore oilrigs and international ships. These applications typically don’t have cellular or WiFi connectivity and monitoring their usage is expensive and troublesome. Tackling these dilemmas, the CYBERWATCH SAT provides equipment monitoring from anywhere in the world, without the need for a SIM card or local wireless plan—at less than $40 per month.
CYBERWATCH SAT utilizes the Iridium network and transmits up to six-hour meter readings and six alarm readings with GPS location, once per day. This data can then be viewed in the client’s own web portal or have the data sent to a smartphone where it can be exported via DropBox for further manipulation and viewing.
Aside from monitoring data, this clever device can also be used as a hub communicator. An operator can wirelessly connect his/her smart phone to the device mounted on a piece of equipment. Once connected, the operator can send an email or text message from their smartphone through the SAT device to anywhere in the world—a potentially lifesaving feature.
If a user has the CYBERWATCH SAT’S phone number, they can also text a command to that number. When the command is received, the device will respond with the hour meter, alarm and location data back to the phone that made the inquiry.
Free demo kits are available for qualified users by contacting Keytroller at (813) 877-4500.
About Keytroller, LLC
Founded in 1988, Keytroller, LLC designs, manufactures and supplies a full line of electronic safety devices designed for forklifts, construction equipment, aerial lifts, personal carriers, boats, and vehicles. Their solutions include: RFID/code, access-monitoring systems; electronic checklist automation; impact and speed sensing and control; directional shift controls; anti-theft wireless relay systems; digital video DVR recorders with GPS; wireless camera viewing systems, forklift spotlight warning LED, cellular and WiFi hour meters; and high accuracy hydraulic weigh scales.
Keytroller is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and enjoys relationships with over 500 North American equipment dealers (aftermarket) many OEM vehicle manufacturers (installed as original equipment) and importers in England, Europe, Australia, South America, and Southeast Asia. Visit www.keytroller.com for more information.
Halliburton’s Landmark Introduces Latest Well Construction Software
Landmark, a Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) business line and leading provider of E&P software, on May 4., announced the release of EDT 5000.14 (Engineer’s Desktop). This is a major upgrade of the industry’s only complete and integrated suite of well-construction applications.
“With the industry facing severe pressure to lower costs per well and manage risk, EDT responds with added functionality and improved usability to allow engineers to better design, execute, and optimize well construction operations,” said Nagaraj Srinivasan, Landmark vice president. “Our well-construction suite is the industry’s most comprehensive and proven solution for planning, drilling, and completing oil and gas wells worldwide.”
Twenty-four of the top 25 global producers use EDT to design wells from the straightforward to the highly complex. Integration among the different engineering applications helps reduce technical and operational risk as an entire drilling department works from the same information and scientific models.
The new EDT delivers added functionality by introducing the CasingWear application. CasingWear was developed in response to industry demand for more accurate modeling of casing integrity and has been vetted by a major operating company. This company has already used the application to achieve significant cost savings and increase safety.
This release also updates industry standard applications WELLCAT, StressCheck, COMPASS, OpenWells, and WellPlan to reflect the latest operational best practices and regulations.
The new EDT delivers improved usability, namely output-driven-input methodology, and a simplified installer. Output-driven-input decreases the technology adoption curve as users need only know their goal—not the steps in the application necessary to achieve it.
The EDT suite is powered by Landmark’s DecisionSpace platform, the first enterprise-scale, standards-based, open platform for E&P companies.
To learn more about the Landmark well-construction suite, including the innovative CasingWear well integrity software, visit Landmark Solutions.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir—from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well-construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
AccessESP Successfully Replaces ESP Using Standard Slickline Unit
AccessESP, a leading provider of rigless electric submersible pump (ESP) conveyance solutions for the worldwide oil industry, has successfully retrieved and replaced an existing ESP for a major operator on the Alaskan North Slope using a standard slickline unit.
The well, which had been in production for more than 500 days, experienced a significant drop in pump production rate as the pump impellers began to show signs of erosion due to solids production. In October 2015, the client decided to retrieve the existing ESP and deploy a new AccessESP retrievable assembly using a standard slickline unit. The entire project was completed within days of mobilizing the slickline unit.
“Conventional ESPs typically require operators to mobilize a workover rig to replace the pump,” said David Malone, chief executive officer of AccessESP. “But by replacing the AccessESP retrievable assembly using a standard slickline unit, we helped to save the client significant time and money compared to conventional ESP methods.
“It is our goal to provide practical and unique solutions that maximize our clients’ production, and this successful use of a standard slickline unit not only proves the reliability of our AccessESP conveyance system but also provides an industry-wide alternative for retrieving and deploying ESPs.”