Low Headroom Wire Rope Hoist
Expanding its comprehensive line of high-quality wire rope hoists, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling products, systems, and services, introduces the Yale LodeKing LT ultra‐low headroom top‐running wire rope hoist. Available in capacities ranging from 10 to 25 tons, the LodeKing LT is the ideal choice when purchasing a new or replacement hoist for facilities with space limitations.
“Built with 140 years of engineering know how, the LodeKing family of wire rope hoists combines the latest manufacturing and materials technology with the highest quality components for unsurpassed performance and reliability,” said John Vander Linden, global product manager of wire rope hoists.
Manufactured in Wadesboro, N.C., the LodeKing LT is designed for heavy‐duty CMAA Class D service. Each hoist comes equipped with a Magnetek closed‐loop variable frequency drive that allows for accurate and precise load-control, while reducing brake wear. Packed with industry‐leading safety and performance features, the Magnetek Impulse VG+ Series 4 drive includes multiple control and power supply options, an external hoist brake resistor, motor thermal overload protection, keypad with digital display, and a recorded fault history that aids in troubleshooting and maintenance.
The LodeKing LT also features plastic‐infused wire rope specifically developed for maximum performance on overhead cranes. This unique wire rope has a plastic core that prevents metal‐to‐metal contact between strands, helping to reduce abrasion and wear within the wire rope, while increasing the rope strength by 15 to 20 percent.
To learn more about the LodeKing LT, or any other LodeKing wire rope hoists, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800‐888‐0985 or visit www.cmworks.com.
About Columbus McKinnon:
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling products, systems, and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position, and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, and digital power and motion control systems. The company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know‐how.
Protective Strainer Gaskets
Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, announces its line of strainer gaskets that provide an affordable way to remove particulates and debris from process fluids.
The new strainer gaskets are suitable for standard flanged connections and can be inserted upstream from sensitive and costly processing equipment. They may be deployed as a single filter or as a graduated system of several strainers that consume less space and at a lower cost than other methods like filtration cartridges.
Garlock strainer gaskets are available in a variety of gasket materials and thicknesses, including the widely specified BLUE-GARD Style 3000. Stainless steel plain mesh weave is standard, in 20, 40, 50, 60, or 100 mesh, or are available with dual layers (i.e. 100 and 20 mesh) depending on your filtration requirements. Other configurable options include:
Non-standard sizes including rectangular designs.
With or without a tab for gasket installation and location identification
Inner diameters ranging from 1.2 inches to 30 inches.
“Customers can now look to Garlock for an affordable and simple way to add filtration to their process flow,” Garlock Senior Product Manager Chris Hicks said. “The infinitely configurable nature of our strainer gaskets means we can help regardless of what your filtration needs are, or what the custom nature of your processing equipment is.”
For more information about the full line of Garlock products, visit www.garlock.com.
About the Garlock Family of Companies:
The Garlock family of companies is part of EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO). Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture of safety. Processing industries served include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining, and original equipment manufacturers.
New eBook Software
Quorum, the industry leader in software for hydrocarbon and energy business management, on Aug. 9, announced the release of its new eBook, Software for the Next Generation of Oil & Gas Professionals. This eBook explores how user personas can be applied to software for the oil and gas industry to increase efficiency, support business agility, and attract a new generation of employees.
Although commodity prices continue to suffer in the oil and gas market, many energy companies are planning to invest as much, if not more, in digital technology. According to a trends survey by Accenture and Microsoft, workflows and processes that create bottlenecks are the key areas of focus for oil and gas companies. Quorum’s eBook highlights the challenges the energy industry is facing and discusses how Quorum is addressing these needs through its user experience platform.
Working with industry leaders, Quorum identified a common theme among energy professionals: all users want tools that are easier to use and that simplify their work. Automating business processes and giving employees the information they need, when they need it, tailored to their role were critical to improving efficiency and increasing employee productivity.
MyQuorum is the energy industry’s first persona-based user experience platform. MyQuorum combines dynamic workflows, business intelligence, reporting, and data from Quorum and non-Quorum applications into a single user experience that offers:
Easy-to-use, mobile interfaces
Integrated functions and data
Energy leaders are being asked to do more with less and investing in digital technology is the answer. Learn how Quorum can benefit your company by reading the Quorum eBook or visiting www.qbsol.com.
Quorum makes innovative software for hydrocarbon and energy business management. This platform of integrated solutions is designed with deep industry expertise using next-generation technology. It delivers advanced functionality, improved efficiency, and enhanced regulatory compliance. And it is proven to maximize profit throughout the energy value chain to drive customer success. For more information, visit www.qbsol.com.
Hole-Size LWD Density Service
Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) business, on Aug. 15, announced the release of the 9-1/2-inch Azimuthal Lithodensity (ALD) service, providing real-time density measurements and images in boreholes up to 17-1/2 inches. With this addition, Halliburton offers the greatest range of hole-size capability and is the only service company to provide this larger wellbore measurement.
ALD provides downhole density measurements, including high-quality borehole image logs, to help optimize wellbore placement through geosteering and to reduce geological uncertainties. The measurements, delivered via LWD, also eliminate costly wireline conveyance runs and capture data immediately after drilling when the borehole is in the best condition.
The 9-1/2-inch ALD provides the same functionality as its smaller counterparts, including azimuthal density, and photoelectric and acoustic stand-off measurements. This information has a wide range of applications that can help determine a formation’s porosity, rock strength, pore pressure and borehole geometry.
“ALD addresses an important market need and is currently the only commercially available LWD density service designed for large-diameter boreholes,” said Corey Walker, vice president of Sperry Drilling. “In areas like the Gulf of Mexico and other regions where large boreholes are common, we are well positioned to meet increasing demand.”
In the Gulf of Mexico, ALD has demonstrated value to operators. In one case, an operator used the density measurement to identify shallow hydrocarbon deposits in a 17-1/2-inch borehole. In another case, an operator used borehole density images in real-time to determine the formation dip and reservoir structure immediately below a massive salt interval in a 16-1/2-inch borehole, where surface seismic data was poor.
Previously, operators had to perform wireline runs to retrieve these results, but ALD provided this information without adding expensive deepwater rig time, operation costs and risks associated with wireline conveyance.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 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, to well construction, completion and production optimization. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
NAESB 3.0 Compliance
Trellis Energy, the leading provider of natural gas transaction management solutions, on Aug. 17, announced that the latest version of the platform (Trellis 6.0) is the first to become 100 percent compliant with the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Wholesale Gas Quadrant Standards version 3.0.
NAESB is an industry forum that develops standards that lead to a seamless, secure, and accountable marketplace for wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity. While all interstate pipelines were to comply with the revised standards beginning on April 1, 2016, until the release of Trellis 6.0, there was no commercially available gas transaction management solution fully compliant with the latest NAESB standards. Over the course of the last year, Trellis worked with a number of multinational pipeline operators to develop a compliant platform. Initially implemented for a FERC regulated pipeline in the first quarter of 2016, Trellis is now offering the industry-proven solution as part of the commercially available Trellis platform. Among other changes, updates to the NAESB standard include a requirement that natural gas pipelines add an intraday nomination cycle to help synchronize all interstate gas pipelines. This means that pipelines will now have to confirm and schedule five times a day instead of four times previously.
“This is not a trivial change, by any means,” said Rakesh Agarwal, CEO and president of Trellis. “Natural gas pipelines run like a web across the entire country and are governed by complex regulations that differ between states. Adding in an additional nomination cycle has a direct impact and consequence on interconnecting pipeline processes for operators. With the successful implementation of this solution at some of the largest pipelines in the United States, we are now able to offer this technology to all of our current and future customers. Trellis customers can simply deploy the latest version of our platform to immediately become compliant.”
Currently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can assess significant fines, which can run into millions of dollars each day if an audit fails. Trellis 6.0 helps pipeline companies easily become compliant with the newest standards and avoid these fines by simply updating the rules governing the web-based platform. In addition to compliance with NAESB 3.0 standards, Trellis’ 6.0 platform offers:
An integrated Information Posting Website: Trellis 6.0 introduces an Informational Posting website unified within the single platform management console. All transactions flow from the platform directly to the NAESB compliant informational posting website. Companies will no longer need to build separate non-secure EBB websites, craft complex integrations, upload files, or commit extra budget to ensure that the data on the required informational posting site correctly reflects the data from their internal systems; this is done automatically and seamlessly in the Trellis platform.
A built-in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Platform: Integration with third-party systems and trading partners is made even easier with an EDI platform built right into the Trellis software. Transactions within the system are automatically converted into X12 EDI format for seamless workflow. Various data sets, including nominations, confirmations, notices, and capacity release fully support NAESB 3.0 compliance requirements. After deployment or update to Trellis 6.0, it is a simple configuration change for customers to add in new EDI partners.
Additional improvements across various modules such as contracts, nominations, scheduling, and allocations. The single platform command center look and feel and usability are greatly improved in this latest version and updated events based email notifications and reporting enhancements make it much easier for internal and external users to complete their tasks efficiently.
The solution has been proven at one of the largest pipelines in North America, striving to adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance. With thousands of miles of pipelines running through North America, the minutest changes in rules and regulations can mean millions of dollars and several months spent updating systems to become compliant. With the streamlined and cost-efficient Trellis platform, the company didn’t have to worry about any of this. In just a few days, the company was able to migrate to the latest version of the Trellis platform, roll over operations, become compliant with the latest standards, and report that status to auditors and assessors.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Trellis Energy has already been selected by several leading energy companies including BP Pipeline, Chevron Pipeline, DTE Energy, Gaz Metro, NextEra Energy, ONE Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Tokyo Gas, among others.
For more information on Trellis Energy, visit http://www.trellisenergy.com
About Trellis Energy:
Trellis Energy helps gas, oil and electric energy companies move to the digital world by providing software and services to better manage and operate energy assets. Trellis Energy’s flagship software solution integrates and optimizes enterprise-wide transactions under a single, easy-to-use business management software platform that provides the business, economic and technical benefits of a SaaS, private cloud and on-premise solution.
Cordax Evaluation Technologies Inc. has engaged GR Energy Services as a preferred partner to offer Logging-While-Tripping (LWT) services in the United States.
Proven with more than 600 logging runs to date, the patented formation evaluation technique allows wireline-quality openhole logs to be recorded immediately after drilling has been completed while the drill pipe is being tripped to surface. LWT measurements include Gamma Ray, Spectral Gamma Ray, Compensated Neutron, Compensated Density, and Dual Induction logs. The API-calibrated logging devices meet all formation evaluation requirements for porosity and resistivity measurements, and the data can be analyzed to position perforation clusters within frac stages geologically rather than geometrically.
“Combining LWT data with GR’s high-performance perforating solutions offers oil and gas companies an opportunity to improve their completions by optimizing hydraulic fracturing operations based on the changes in rock properties from toe to heel,” commented Billy Anthony, senior vice president of GR Energy Services. “This fit-for-purpose technology gives our clients the information they need to better engineer completions and ultimately increase the production of their assets.”
Maarten Propper, president and CEO of Cordax Evaluation Technologies Inc., said, “With our unique and proprietary LWT technology, we provide our clients with an unparalleled, cost-effective means to capture quality formation logging data from vertical, hostile, and horizontal wellbores. We engaged GR Energy Services as our U.S. partner because their shared commitment to provide solutions to lower operational risk and total cost of operations.”
About GR Energy Services:
GR Energy Services is a completion and production solutions company committed to lowering operational risk and total cost of operations for oil and gas companies. www.grenergyservices.com
About Cordax Evaluation Technologies:
Cordax Evaluation Technologies Inc. provides industry-leading formation evaluation services to the global petroleum market in difficult hole conditions and complex well geometries. In addition to its innovative Logging-While-Tripping (LWT) openhole logging deployment system, Cordax provides the reservoir evaluation answer product ZoneGrader*, which allows operators to optimize their completion using the acquired formation evaluation data. www.cordax.com
The Relio RI Computer
The newest member of the Relio family of embedded I/O servers, the Relio R1, is redefining “extended.” With an impressive operating temperature range of -40 degrees to +71 degrees Celsius, the rugged, DIN Rail compatible industrial computer is designed to exceed military standards for shock and vibration. This solid-state, zero-maintenance system is ideal for heavy equipment, automation, and other applications that demand powerful processing and a compact footprint.
Mounting options allow secure installation to 35mm DIN Rail located inside panels, vehicles, and even heavy equipment and drilling rigs. The rugged, extruded enclosure makes the system ideal for harsh industrial environments.
- Choice of single, dual, or quad-core Atom (Bay Trail) processor
- Up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM
- (2) Gigabit Ethernet portsUSB 3.0 port, (3) USB 2.0 high-retention portsSoftware-configurable, two-wire RS-232 or RS-485 serial ports
- DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI and VGA display options available
- Mini PCI Express full-length slot for optional CAN Bus, Wireless, or GPS expansion
- CFast SATA II card slot for solid-state storage and operating system installation
- 18-36 VDC operation
- Wide -40°C to +71°C operating temperature range
- Exceeds MIL-STD-810F shock and vibration specifications
- Compatible with Windows or Linux operating systems
- DIN Rail Compatible
The Relio R1 offers your choice of single, dual, or quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor with up to 8 GB of DDR3L low-voltage RAM. Standard I/O features include two software-configurable serial ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four high-retention USB ports, and choice of digital and analog display options. The USB ports feature Sealevel’s innovative SeaLATCH locking USB connectors that prevent accidental disconnection of the cables.
The R1 includes the latest CFast SATA II card slot to provide solid-state storage that can be preloaded with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. The system consumes less than 10W and operates from your 18-36 VDC source. Optional CAN Bus 2.0b, wireless dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ or GPS expansion are also available.
As processor technology evolves, the COM Express design allows the COM module to be upgraded to increase system performance over the life of the application.
The Relio RI starts at $1,099 and select configurations are available from stock. For more information about the Relio R1, including configuration and display options, visit sealevel.com or call +1 864.843.4343.
About Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Sealevel Systems, founded in 1986, provides industrial computing solutions in addition to a variety of communications and I/O products including PCI Express and PCI Bus cards, Ethernet serial servers, and USB serial adapters. The product line includes multi-port RS-232, RS-422/485, RS-232/422/485 multi-interface high-speed sync/async, and digital/relay I/O. For more information, visit www.sealevel.com or call 864-843-4343.