TPi March 2018

Events calendar, Business & market news, Products & developments, Tube Düsseldorf 2018, TOLEXPO 2018, Tube inspection & testing technology, Technical articles

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March 2018

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Contents March 2018

8 Business & market news 34 Products & developments 56 Tube Düsseldorf 2018 86 TOLEXPO 2018 88 Tube inspection & testing technology 95 Tata Steel creates range of lower temperature/higher 97 Why waste heat recovery is so important By ThermTech, UK 99 Editorial index 100 Advertisers index

strength steels for oil industry An interview with Barry Rust, energy and sustainability manager, Tata Steel

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Events calendar

March 2018

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The March issue

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27-30 March TOLexpo (Paris, France) International exhibition 16-20 April Tube Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany) International exhibition 6-8 June Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China) International exhibition 12-14 June FABTECH Canada (Toronto, Canada) International exhibition 26-29 September Tube China (Shanghai, China) International exhibition 17-19 October Indometal (Jakarta, Indonesia) International exhibition 23-26 October EuroBLECH (Hanover, Germany) International exhibition

Welcome to the latest Tube Products INTERNATIONAL magazine, which is a special Tube Düsseldorf issue. If you are attending the event then I hope that within these 100 or so pages you will find all of the information you require during your stay in Germany. Inside you will discover a full list of exhibitors and their stand numbers to guide you around the vast exhibition (see page 56) and help you plan who you wish to visit over the five days of the show. We also have in-depth information on many of the innovative new products that are being exhibited, in our Düsseldorf Exhibitors section, which starts on page 70, as well as all of the usual tube industry and product news from around the globe. The magazine is being distributed in several key locations at the event in Germany. We will be in the main entrance hall (EN03) and I will be based in Hall 4, Stand B23 all week. Do come and pick up some extra copies or just say hello. The entire INTRAS team will be there in force so it would be a pleasure to meet you or to say hello to some old friends at what will be my fourth Tube show in Germany and hopefully the best yet. Even though I am now a veteran of Tube Düsseldorf it never fails to impress me with its scale and oustanding levels of organisation, while still remaining a friendly and informal place to make priceless connections. Nothing else in the industry offers such a multitude of face-to-face international networking opportunites. With well in excess of 1,000 exhibiting companies, Tube once again broke its exhibitor record in 2016 (and has grown eight-fold since the first show in 1988). Last time several thousand extra visitors attended, so hopefully 2018 should be equally spectacular.

Enjoy the magazine and have a fantastic stay in Düsseldorf in what will hopefully prove to be a successful 2018 for the industry.

6-8 November FABTECH (Atlanta, USA)

International exhibition

27-29 November Tube India (Mumbai, India) International exhibition

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news business & market

Industrial UAV inspection

Texo and AAF announce strategic partnership

asset information modelling); UT thickness and spot location testing; optical gas imaging (OGI); hyperspectral (for identification of hazardous materials); and UAV heavy lift and sky crane remote supply/drop. These have been deployed in tandem with the company’s other service lines, including close visual inspection, ther- mographic and internal UAV inspection. The company is currently developing further UAV integrated solutions such as ACFM and phased array (for surface crack detection and weld fatigue). Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd – UK

world’s most advanced fleet of UAVs with integrated payload applications. A strategic partnership with an organisation of AAF’s stature further vindicates our position as the premier UAV provider for industrial survey and inspection applications.” Dale Barry, European business manager, AAF International, commented, “As a business we are committed to challenging the norm and developing innovative solutions to help us and our clients operate more safely and efficiently. This partnership with Texo DSI will see us expand our current service offering and deliver even greater levels of flexibility in our operations and maintenance (O&M) work scopes.” Texo DSI has developed a suite of UAV-deployed survey and inspection services. Technologies used include survey-grade LiDAR (sub-5mmprecision

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner-operator of an advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for industrial survey and inspection, has announced a strategic partnership with AAF International, a leader in gas turbine solutions for onshore and offshore industries. The partnership will see Texo DSI incorporate specific UAV inspection service applications into planned operations and maintenance schedules for both existing and new turbine installations by AAF. It will also give Texo DSI an extensive global expansion in terms of its operating sites and territories. John Wood, chief operations officer, Texo DSI, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for both organisations. We have worked extremely hard to develop and bring to market what is the AAF International – USA



business & market news

China’s shipments of plumbing products to exceed $20bn in 2021

Construction spending directly drives gains for plumbing products, as a wide variety of fixtures and fittings are installed in newly constructed buildings and as replacements in existing building construction activity in the large plumbing markets of North America and the Asia/Pacific region will help fuel overall sales advances. Rebounding construction spending in Europe will structures. Sustained growth in

Through to 2021, shipments of plumbing products in China are forecast to rise 5.2 per cent annually to $20.3bn, moderating from the 2011-2016 period. According to analyst Nick Cunningham, “Gains will be primarily driven by a growth in domestic demand for plumbing products.” China will maintain its large trade surplus in exports as it continues to be a significant supplier for the large plumbing markets of the United States and Western Europe. Global demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is forecast to grow 4.7 per cent annually through to 2021, accelerating from the 2011-2016 period.

China is by far the largest exporter of plumbing products in the world, running a $3.4bn trade surplus for 2016. It is also the leading exporter of these products to the United States, which is the second largest consumer of plumbing products in the world. China also exports a substantial amount of plumbing fixtures and fittings to other countries in the Asia/Pacific region, including South Korea. China’s imports of plumbing products are fairly minimal. These and other trends are presented in Global Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Market, 6 th Edition , a new study from The Freedonia Group.

further boost global demand. The Freedonia Group – USA

ASTM standard for HDPE conduit updated The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc (PPI) has commented on the updating of the ASTM F2160 standard, saying that, among other changes, the scope of the standard has now been expanded to include more SDR sizes and applications of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit. Schedule 80, ‘True-sized’ and SIDR dimensions. Typical applications include telecom, highway lighting, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) command and control, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and underground utilities, including wind power and solar energy farms. as the addition of SDR sizes and new applications. 11 dimensional tables are now consolidated into four for ease of use; the cell classification descriptions are harmonised with ASTM D3350; improved slow crack growth resistance (ESCR) is required; and pipe stiffness, compression and recovery requirements have been added.

“This is a significant update to the controlling ASTM standard used for HDPE conduit,” said Lance MacNevin, P Eng, director of engineering for the power and communications division (PCD) of PPI. He also explained that the effort to make the revisions to F2160 was led by PPI’s PCD, which resulted in significant improvements to the standard, such The revised ASTM F2160 standard helps ensure that HDPE conduit will stand up to tough installations and provide a long life

ASTM F2160 Standard Specification for Solid Wall High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit Based on Controlled Outside Diameter (OD) is applicable to coilable HDPE conduit, duct and innerduct for the protection of fibre optic and power cables. It applies to HDPE conduit in IPS types SDR 9, SDR 11, SDR 13.5, DR 15.5, Schedule 40,

According to the PPI, the use of conduit and especially cable in conduit is growing. Its data shows that sales of HDPE underground cable increased in 2016 due to more fibre optic networks, additional utilities putting power lines underground and the increase in solar and wind farms. “Today’s conduit must be able to stand up to aggressive installation methods such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and provide years of underground life,” said Mr MacNevin. “Working with ASTM is one part of our division’s goal to establish consistent, high-quality performance of polyethylene pipe for all these growing conduit applications.” The publication TN-50 Guide to Specifying HDPE Conduit is available on the PPI website. Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc – USA



business & market news

Well-Sense wins ICoTA innovation award Well-Sense Technology has been awarded Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) Europe’s Innovation Award in recognition of its FibreLine Intervention (FLI) tech- nology. The award was presented at the SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen, UK.

award is one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry and we are thrilled that our technology has been recognised by ICoTA as a revolutionary innovation. The ben- efits of FLI are vast but still growing, which is why it’s such a significant and disruptive technology. It offers distributed temperature, acoustic and pressure measurements to be captured over the length of a well, and in future we will offer additional features such as single point measurements including optical data, as well as improved access to deviated and horizontal wells.” Well-Sense is part of FrontRow Energy Technology Group. Well-Sense Technology Ltd – UK FrontRow Energy Technology Group Ltd – UK

FLI presents a new approach to well intervention for data profiling, using a bare, disposable fibre optic line for distributed temperature and acoustic sensing. The fibre is dropped through the vertical section of a well using an innovative deployment tool and delivers real-time measurements, over its full length, for an extended period of time. FLI differs from traditional fibre line measurement devices as it is run into the well as bare line instead of encased within an intervention media such as wireline. Once it is run and has delivered the necessary data, it is disposed of into

Craig Feherty, CEO of Well-Sense

the well. FLI is claimed to be the world’s only disposable fibre line intervention method, and provides time, space and cost savings. It can be deployed within a couple of hours of arriving on site and removes the need for complicated rig up and rig down procedures, the footprint taken up by spools of wireline and lubricators, additional personnel and associated non-productive time. Commenting on the award win, Well- Sense CEO Craig Feherty said, “This



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New managing director for AxFlow France AxFlow Holding, the fluid handling solutions business group of Axel Johnson International, has appointed Guillaume Chanay as managing director of AxFlow France. “Guillaume is well prepared to lead AxFlow France,” said Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding.

Mr Chanay succeeds Bruno Breard, who will continue as senior management advisor to ensure a smooth management transition. Mr Breard also remains in his role as AxFlow Holding’s regional manager of Europe South. AxFlow Holding is a distributor of indus- trial fluid-handling equipment in Europe and South Africa. The company estab- lished operations in France in 1990. AxFlow Holding – Sweden

“His leadership skills and his deep experiences across the entire value chain of our business uniquely qualify him to step into this role. “He is well respected among his colleagues at AxFlow France and throughout the entire AxFlow organisation.”

Mr Chanay joined AxFlow in 2004, with AxFlow’s acquisition of the SPX Process Equipment organisation in France. He has held several positions at AxFlow France, including Bran+Luebbe business manager, marketing manager and, most recently, commercial director.

Kemppi opens robotic welding application centre in China In order to strengthen its robotic welding business and speed up growth in Asia, Kemppi has opened a robotic welding application centre in China. The centre provides complete solutions and services to integrators and end customers. Kemppi’s experienced welding engineers help customers to optimise welding applications, and offer comprehensive training covering all aspects of welding. “Kemppi had its first deliveries to China at the end of the 1980s and has invested significantly in robotic welding solution development during the past years. The robotic welding application centre is a natural next step in serving the important and fast-growing robotic welding markets in China and Southeast Asia even better. Local expertise is the key business factor for Kemppi.”

The centre is equipped with Kemppi’s wide range of robotic welding equipment and robots from well-known robot manufacturers. Visitors can see the A7 MIG Welder, KempArc Pulse450 and

“Robotic welding and Asia are both strategic focus areas for Kemppi,” said Hannu Jokela, the company’s vice president APAC and export sales.

KempArc SYN500 welding automation systems in action; they can also witness the efficiency and quality reached with Kemppi’s application-optimised Wise welding processes, and try out the time-saving, web browser-based user interface for the A7 MIG Welder. Kemppi’s robotic welding application centre is located in Kemppi China subsidiary facilities in Beijing. Kemppi Oy – Finland The A7 MIG Welder system is integrated with a push-pull MIG gun, typically used for aluminium welding applications

The centre is equipped with Kemppi’s robotic welding equipment, integrated with both hollow and non-hollow wrist robots




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Artel transitions to ISO 9001:2015 UK-based Artel Rubber Holdings Ltd, a manufacturer of silicone and rubber tubing, hose and fittings, has announced its successful transition to ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for an effective quality management system, so Artel Rubber Co finds that helps it to organise a QMS and continually improve.

approach, improved applicability for services, and increased leadership requirements. Simon Lavin, executive director, said, “It has been my experience that the culture change associated with ISO implementation ismulti-layered. Themost obvious benefit is quality awareness, which does not fade easily. Even those who offer strong resistance to change learn to respect all the practical value in a good quality management system.” Artel Rubber Holdings Ltd – UK

Changes introduced in the 2015 revision ensure that ISO 9001 continues to adapt to the changing environments in which Artel operates. Some of the key updates include the introduction of new terminology, restructuring some of the information, an emphasis on risk-based thinking to enhance the application of the process

ISO 9001 helps organisations ensure their customers consistently receive high quality products and services, which in turn brings benefits that include satisfied customers, management and employees. Having transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 from 9001:2008, Artel Rubber Co is looking forward to passing on the benefits of its heightened quality standard to customers.

Scottish oil and gas company sets sights on new markets in 40 th year

oil price, the company has won more than £6mn of contracts since the start of 2017. These cover its full range of core products including valves, pipe and associated products, in addition to Core6, its premium GRP product, sold as components or fully designed and fabricated composite access solutions. John Bell Pipeline is also moving into new and emerging sectors, with a recent UK defence contract worth more than £3mn. The company has ambitions to further expand business activities, with plans to enlarge its 100,000-ft 2 site in Inverurie and bolster its expert team in order to meet the increasing demands

and requirements of customers around the world. Sales manager Mark Anderson, who has worked for the company for over 25 years, commented, “Although there has been a change in company ownership three times during its existence, the ethics and values of the company have remained intact – being flexible to meet individual customer needs and speed of response – supplying the correct products, when the customer needs them. This ethos has never changed and has really laid the foundations for the company, and continues to be the cornerstone of the company’s success and longevity.” To mark its anniversary the company hosted a party for employees, families, customers and the local suppliers it has used over the 40 years. The team also welcomed company founder John Bell to the occasion. As part of the celebrations, a charity collection and raffle were held, with guests raising £2,400 to be shared between the nominated charities: Alzheimer Scotland, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, and Diabetes Research. John Bell Pipeline Equipment Co Ltd – UK

John Bell Pipeline, a supplier of offshore and onshore pipeline equipment, is celebrating 40 years of success, as it looks to the future with ambitious plans for new sector growth, expanded work sites and an increase in workforce. Part of the international Bianco Group, John Bell Pipeline operates from UK sites in Inverurie and Grangemouth. As well as being a key service provider to the North Sea and Aberdeen, the company is making global footprints in countries including Algeria and Azerbaijan, and in the Middle East. In the midst of “the hardest industry recession ever” due to a prolonged low

John Bell Pipeline staff celebrate the company’s 40 th anniversary



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Technip secures new contracts TechnipFMC has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the Phase 1A Block H Gas Development Project, located in offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 1,300m. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the umbilicals, risers and flowlines, as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls. flowlines and the subsea production system for the Fenja Project (previously known as Pil & Bue). Fenja is located in the Norwegian Sea and will be tied back to the Njord platform. Mr Hasselknippe stated, “This is TechnipFMC’s sixth iEPCI TM award and the largest one to date. It is also our first major integrated project award. We are grateful to VNG for being an early mover

in embracing the iEPCI TM execution model and very happy to support their first E&P development as operator. The Fenja project will have the longest electrically trace heated (ETH) pipeline in the world at 37 km, and will benefit from multiple TechnipFMC product groups and engineering locations.” TechnipFMC – UK

Flowexpo 2018 Flowexpo, the 21 st International Trade Fair for Valves, Pipe Fittings & Fluid Equipment, will take place from 9 to 11 May 2018, at the Canton Fair Puzhou Complex in Guangzhou, China. The event will provide an opportunity for seeking commerce and market networking. Advance registration for visitors is now available. Guangzhou Flow Expo Co, Ltd – China

Hallvard Hasselknippe, president of subsea projects at TechnipFMC, commented, “We are proud to have been awarded this contract from Murphy Sabah Oil which demonstrates the strength of our solutions and deep- water capabilities in Malaysia.” The company has also been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI TM ) contract from VNG Norge AS. This contract covers the provision of subsea equipment including umbilicals, risers,



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SCV continues expansion SCV Valve has reached the third phase of its plans for expansion to accommo- date market demands.

For the second phase, in early 2017 the company broke ground on a 15,000ft 2 shipping, receiving and finished goods warehousing expansion, completing the project in the summer of the same year. This has enhanced the safety and efficiency of loading and unloading activities, and includes two loading docks, finished goods storage and a full-span bridge crane with ten tons of lifting capacity. Phase 3, which commenced last summer, is for a 20,000ft 2 finished goods warehouse, to increase on-site dry storage capability for ready-to-ship inventory. This expansion includes two full-span bridge cranes with a combined 20 tons of lifting capacity, again improving facility efficiency. SCV Valve, LLC – USA

valves and provided additional space for testing, painting, final inspection and shipping. The expansion included two full-span bridge cranes providing 36 tons of lifting capacity, for greater manufacturing efficiency.

Phase 1 involved a 25,000ft 2 large bore valve manufacturing expansion, which was completed in 2016. This increased the assembly area for 24" and larger Indowater 2018 Indowater 2018 – the 14 th International Water, Wastewater and Recycling Technology Expo and Forum – will be held from 27 to 29 June. Merebo Messe Marketing is organising the ‘Europe, American & Australia Pavilion’. Indonesia’s largest international water and wastewater trade show will again be held at Grand City Convex in Surabaya, East Java. The trade show, which will be held in conjunction with Indorenergy/Indowaste, takes place

every year, alternating between Jakarta and Surabaya. The event is organised by PT Napindo Media Ashatama in association with Merebo Messe Marketing. The last Indowater Surabaya in 2016 attracted 249 exhibitors from 32 countries, and 4,700 trade visitors. Merebo Messe Marketing – Germany

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Bibby-Ste-Croix earns Declare label for cast iron soil pipe and fittings

It’s through this kind of transparency that change for the better will occur.” Bibby is a manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary plumbing systems. The company states that specifiers should understand the importance of choosing products that do not off-gas toxins when burned.

“Transparency is an important ingredient to all Bibby’s products,” said Tom Leonard, president of Bibby-Ste-Croix. “The IFLI’s Declare programme offers an important opportunity for us to share our company’s industry leadership in products that contribute to healthy and environmentally safe design. Declare is designed to transform the way buildings are designed and built, making them safer for occupants and first responders.

Bibby-Ste-Croix has earned the Declare label from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The ILFI created Declare, a ‘nutrition label’ for products that gives a clear, informative method to disclose a product’s ingredients, to provide product manufacturers with the option for an additional level of confidence: third-party validation from trusted third- party verifiers.

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John V Ballun elected to VMA board Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp has announced that president and CEO John V Ballun has been elected to the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) board.

Francisco Javier stated that Peninsular’s expansion to the new facilities highlights the growth the company is currently experiencing: “The newly built facilities improve warehousing efficiencies and capabilities to better serve our customers, immediately and into the future. “Recent growth and the expansion have allowed us to increase the available stock range and the company’s staff significantly in the past few months.” Peninsular de Vastagos SL – Spain He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and brings a wealth of industry experience to the position. Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp – USA the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS).

Mr Ballun joined Val-Matic in 1995 as vice president of engineering, and previously worked in various engineering management roles at other valve manufacturing companies. Over his career, he has published numerous articles on valve technology and contributed to several standard development organisations including

John V Ballun

New facilities for Peninsular de Vastagos Peninsular de Vastagos, an independent stockist and specialist in steel tubes and pipe and tube applications, has marked a major milestone with the opening of in piping packages and tubular products for industrial projects. The company currently serves customers in more than 40 countries.

a new, larger facility in Seville, Spain. The new location is nearly triple the size of the company’s previous premises. Francisco Campos founded the company in 1997 and quickly created a reputation as a stockist of cylinder tubes, piston rods and precision tubes for the hydraulic industry in Spain. In 2006 his son, Francisco Javier Campos, started a new line of business to become a specialist

Peninsular’s new facilities



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Valve World Expo 2018 Valve manufacturers and users will meet in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 27 to 29 November, for Valve World Expo 2018. Occupying Halls 3, 4 and 5 of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, technical highlights and products will be showcased by international specialists in valves, valve-related products, actuators, compressors and engineering

services, as well as publishing companies and software houses. The trade fair organisers are expecting to welcome over 700 exhibitors from 40 countries, filling an exhibition space of around 20,000m 2 . The previous event in 2016 was attended by 12,420 trade visitors from

89 countries, underlining the high level of internationalism among both exhibitors and visitors. The ValveWorld Conference will be held in Hall 4, with the Pump Summit show in Hall 5. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH – Germany

ADS hosts Missouri plant grand opening Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS), a manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricul- tural applications, has hosted a grand opening event for its new manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, Missouri, USA. Located approximately 40 miles south of Kansas City, the 35-acre facility produces a wide range of ADS products, including ADS N-12 ® high- density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe and the company’s line of HP polypropylene pipe. The grand opening event featured guest speakers including Senator Ed Emery – District 31 state senator; Adam Timmerman – US Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s District Representative; Mayor Brian Hasek – Harrisonville, Missouri; Obie Carl – executive director of the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce; Eric Hughes – Strickland Construction; and representatives from ADS.

“This new plant allows us to meet the growing demand for all of our products in the region, while helping reduce the cost and time of delivery to our customers,” stated Joe Chlapaty, chairman and CEO, ADS. “Harrisonville provided an ideal site through land availability, close access to rail and interstate connections, and a community with the right work force skills.” The full portfolio of ADS products is available at the location, including ADS N-12 HDPE pipe, HP Storm and SaniTite ® polypropylene

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ADS N-12 large diameter corrugated HDPE pipe is one of the products being manufactured at the new plant

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London’s ‘Vase’ building enters final phase for Western Thermal Western Thermal, a specialist engineer in thermal and acoustic insulation, ventilation ductwork, trace heating and fire stopping, has entered into its final phase of thermal insulation and trace heating work for Number One Blackfriars, the London building known as ‘The Vase’. Thermal insulation and trace heating work is being completed by the company on a wide range of mechanical and public health systems throughout the 54-storey building and its basements. Western Thermal is working on the former Sainsbury’s Group headquarters and other core elements of the £140mn project, which spans 74,925m 2 and includes 274 homes, with commercial space at ground level. The company has also been working on the building’s new hotel, which is located on the lower three levels. Michael Slater, executive operations director of Western Thermal, said, “The Vase skyscraper is a rich addition to London’s skyline and adds to our fast-growing residential project portfolio. We have enjoyed our role in this iconic project. Our clients are asking increasingly for our thermal insulation offering in conjunction with our trace heating specialism. This trend toward a multi-disciplined approach to thermal engineering solutions in the construction industry is growing, and Western Thermal’s complementary nature between the different divisions is what makes the company stand out.” As a heating and ventilation insulation contractor, Western Thermal’s services meet the increasing demands for both economic and environmental efficiency, while meeting client specification and manufacturers’ recommendations, for both internal and external applications. The company has also pioneered specialist insulation jackets using the latest thermal materials, which are both removable and reusable. These include valve and flange jackets, bespoke plate heat exchanger jackets, and bespoke trace heated jackets, which are predominantly used in the food processing industry. Western Thermal’s trace heating division specialises in providing water at a constant temperature through a building’s pipes, and also protection from frost, which is now a commonplace function for thermal insulation solutions. The trace heating systems include self-limiting heating cables, flexible resistant series heating cables, and metal-sheathed resistant series heating cables. Western Thermal Ltd – UK



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Saddle socket fusion machine Prisma Up 90 is a PP-R saddle socket fusion machine, designed to weld special PP-R joints such as collectors and reduced branches. The machine is composed of two assembly parts: a main jaws bracket and a frame with fitting carriage jaws. The main jaws bracket is light, for easy fixing on the main pipe. The fitting carriage jaws are designed to mount a driller with hole saw and fitting. The welding machine makes a perfect centring of drilling and socket weld, as well as the perfect alignment between pipe and fitting. The saddle sockets installed on a manual socket welder heat up the pipe and fitting surfaces. After the heating phase, the fitting is pushed inside the pipe by a screw system that ensures alignment. The working range for main pipe is Ø 40 to 250mm (or up to 630mm on request); and 20 to 90mm for branch pipe. Ritmo SpA – Italy

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Funding to develop functional gradient design coatings

active components, which react exothermically with the sprayed base coat. The heat released from this stored chemical energy enhances diffusion and intermetallic formation with the basecoat, producing a sealed surface with a bespoke chemical gradient capable of resisting fireside corrosion and high-temperature oxidation in aggressive conditions such as biomass/ waste-fired advanced thermal power plants. The ER-Sealcoat system would result in improved performance through its functional gradient design and ability to close surface breaking porosity and seal the coating, as a result reducing direct and indirect processing costs compared to current industrial coating methods. Dr Spyros Kamnis, the research and development manager of Monitor

Surface engineering specialist Monitor Coatings Ltd has been co-funded by the UK innovation agency Innovate UK to work in collaboration with Cranfield University. The study, which started in September 2017, will use the process of exothermic reaction synthesis to modify low-cost sprayed metallic surface coatings. The need to reduce CO 2 emissions is pushing thermal power plants to use higher operating temperatures and biomass/waste-derived fuels, increasing the demand on heat exchanger tubes. The ER-Sealcoat project aims to develop a low-cost method of producing customisable coatings that can coat 3D geometries (internal and external) and protect against aggressive high- temperature environments. The seal coating is produced as a tailored slurry mix containing chemically

Coatings, said, “I’m delighted that Innovate UK have been able to support this exciting project, and help our organisation to turn strategic plans into reality. “The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. Monitor Coatings Ltd have ongoing, long-lasting collaboration with Cranfield University with outstanding return on productivity and performance by utilising the funds being available in a quality way.” Monitor Coatings has been part of the Castolin Eutectic Group since 2013. Monitor Coatings Ltd – UK

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Two pipe companies join the Fairmont Supply group

Fairmont Supply was founded in 1921, and has 17 distribution centres and on-site store management locations around the United States. It is partnered with more than 500 manufacturers and vendors serving industries that include automotive, fabrication, steel, aluminium, oil and gas, construction, utilities, paper, machinery and heavy equipment, glass, plastic and chemicals. In addition to industrial products, Fairmont Supply offers inventory management solutions. Fairmont Supply Co – USA

considerable growth potential for its MRO and PVF businesses. Fairmont Supply entered the PVF market in 2007 with the acquisition of Piping and Equipment, Inc in the Gulf Coast region. “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring the Industrial Pipe companies into our family,” said Paul Fichiera, CEO of Fairmont Supply. “Most importantly, we are excited about welcoming Industrial Pipe’s experienced and passionate team of industry experts. Over the years, Industrial Pipe has done an outstanding job of earning trust and confidence from their many customer and supplier partners in Omaha and Portland.”

Fairmont Supply Company, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation supplies, has announced that Industrial Pipe & Supply of Omaha, USA, and Industrial Pipe & Valve of Portland, USA, have joined the Fairmont Supply family of companies. The companies supply pipes, valves and fittings (PVF) and other materials for large industrial, commercial and infrastructure construction projects, along with refrigeration facilities, aviation facilities, utility providers and heavy mechanical. The Omaha location was founded in 2007, and the Portland location in 2014; they will continue to be led by Paul VanWerden and Mike Baker, respectively. The additions to the Fairmont Supply group will support its growth strategy. Omaha and Portland are two new markets for Fairmont Supply, with

Major umbilical tubing order to Sandvik

position as the leading producer of steel tubes for umbilicals,” said Michael Andersson, head of product area tube within Sandvik Materials Technology. The parties have agreed not to disclose the name of the project or customer at this point. Sandvik AB – Sweden

Sandvik has signed a contract for the supply of stainless steel tubes required for 250 km of umbilicals, linking a subsea development to an existing offshore platform. The contract value is approximately 700 MSEK, and deliveries will take place during the first half of 2018. “We are proud to have been selected as the umbilical tube supplier for this prestigious contract which confirms our



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Shared location for Gastech and GPEX Gastech, an exhibition and conference for the international gas, LNG and energy industries, and GPEX (Global Power & Energy Exhibition), the new hub for the international power and energy community, will share the same location in Barcelona, Spain, later this year.

The co-location of the events, which will be held in adjoining halls in the Fira Gran Via from 17 to 20 September, supports the public-private drive towards a lower carbon environment, with the synergies between the two creating further opportunities for exhibitors, delegates and visitors. Gastech is a place for upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals to convene and do business, and for more than 45 years has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG markets. The GPEX exhibition and conference will focus on the transition of the electricity network, looking at the changing utility business model, as new technologies disrupt the centralised approach to power generation, transmission and distribution, with residential consumers and industrial and commercial energy users taking more control of their own energy production and consumption. It will bring together the global power and energy community, including governments, commercial and industrial power users, integrated energy companies, power producers and distributors, energy retailers and renewables, providing solutions for

conferences can now submit their abstracts online. Gastech – UK Global Power & Energy Exhibition – UK

businesses adapting to the energy transition. Gastech governing body and programme director Gavin Sutcliffe said, “As the international energy focus moves towards lower carbon energy we are seeing a greater alignment between the gas and power industries. Gastech has a tradition of being the place where gas conversations are made, and the co-location of GPEX with Gastech facilitates an extension of that important energy transition debate. “Holding both events at the same location will allow 30,000 global energy professionals to access both Gastech and GPEX. This will bring together the gas and power communities who form the central core of the energy transition.” A call for papers is underway for both events, and industry professionals who are interested in speaking at the

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