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THE WEST
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EDITORS NOTEBOOK: PROJECTS ON THE HORIZON


Pipeline projects have taken center stage as the oil and gas industry looks at
ways to boost production.
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24 MARCELLUS & UTICA EXTRA: WORKING FOR THE INDUSTRY


Ohio education program focuses on building, training incoming workforce.
- Greg Bates

30 TECH PERSPECTIVE: PLAYING IN THE MUD


Recycling systems cut back on waste products, save on transportation costs.
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32 MONEY MACHINES: BACKCOUNTRY BEAST


Ardco four-wheel-drive buggy boldly goes where other vehicles fear to tread.

12 CONTRACTOR PROFILE: WELDING IN THE WEST


Oklahomas Key Welding sees big growth as it finds a niche in
providing services to oilfield companies.

- Ken Wysocky

-Ken Wysocky

38 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE


2015 PRODUCT PREVIEW: ITS ALL OFFSHORE
The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference will showcase the most
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energy industry.
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50 PRODUCT FOCUS: DEWATERING/SEPARATION EQUIPMENT,


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56 CASE STUDIES: DEWATERING/SEPARATION EQUIPMENT,


WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
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Key Welding owner Bill


Key and his wife, Leann,
stand near one of the Ford
service trucks outside their
WELDING IN
shop in Vici, Oklahoma. Bill
THE WEST
founded the oilfield welding company in 1989. Key
Welding serves western
Oklahoma, southern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle with 15 employees.
(Photography by Mike Hoffman)
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Williston Economic Developments new program connects regional businesses
with Bakken oil and gas producers.
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48 SAFETY FIRST: FOCUS ON FRACKING


Hydraulic fracturing is focus of new OSHA safety alliance brochure.
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58 INDUSTRY NEWS
60 PRODUCT NEWS
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a $700 million liability insurance policy for


the county.
However, instead of accepting the offer, county board members opted to study
the implications and will hire an expert to
evaluate the liabilities of an oil spill and
the type of insurance to best cover an accident.
Around 2.5 million miles of pipeline
crisscross the country carrying hazardous
liquids and natural gas.

Pipeline projects have taken center stage as the


oil and gas industry looks at ways to boost production
By Cory Dellenbach

T
Cory Dellenbach

here are two things that always


seem to come up as Im sifting
through news stories regarding the
oil and gas industry. The first is fracking.
The second is pipeline construction in
North America.
Several pipeline projects are in limbo
currently throughout the U.S., from the
Bakken Shale to the Marcellus and Utica
shales. The one that garners the most head-

lines on my news feed is, of course, the


Keystone XL. As I write this in February,
the Keystone XL bill is on its way to the
Oval Office.
Once there, the bill is likely going
to be vetoed by President Obama and
then the whole process will have to start
over again.
The other pipeline thats been hitting
the news lately is the Enbridge pipeline
plan in Wisconsin. The company plans to triple capacity
between Superior, Wisconsin, and the Illinois state line.
Enbridge Energy Co. plans to
boost the volume of oil to 1.2
million barrels a day.
The increase would send
more oil from Canada and
North Dakota across Wisconsin than the proposed
Keystone XL pipeline linking
western Canada to the Gulf
Coast. As of early February,
Dane County (Wis.) was
the final unit of government
needed to approve the plans.
According to a story in
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dane County supervisors
were raising concerns about
the financial liability of a potential oil spill. To address
those concerns, Enbridge
has pledged $100 million of

Around 2.5 million miles of


pipeline crisscross the country
carrying hazardous liquids
and natural gas.
EQUIPMENT AND
TECHNOLOGY
This issue features some new technology that will be displayed at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston
in early May.
The Offshore Technology Conference
brings thousands of attendees looking at
the new technologies to Houston for the
four-day show. While the show targets
offshore operations, organizers say much
of the technology shown works with onshore markets as well.
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Cover Story

WELDING IN

THE WEST
Oklahomas Key Welding sees big growth as it finds a
niche in providing services to oilfield companies
By Ken Wysocky | Photography by Mike Hoffman

ven though it happened more than 25 years ago, Bill


Key still vividly remembers the first welding job his
company, Key Welding Inc., performed in the oilfields
of Oklahoma.
I cut open some doors on a control house and
welded the conductor pipe onto a drilling rig, he
recalls. It took me about four hours, and I made $100.
A lot has changed since that day in March 1989. Keys business,
based in Vici, Oklahoma, has expanded considerably. It now serves customers throughout western Oklahoma, southern Kansas and the Texas
Panhandle. Owned by Key and his wife, Leann, the company also runs
two branch offices in Hobbs and Carlsbad, New Mexico. In addition, Key
Welding runs 10 welding trucks and employs 15 people. And two years
ago, Key built a nearly 15,000-square-foot fabrication shop next to an
existing smaller facility.
But through it all, one thing has not changed for Key: an unrelenting focus on customer service coupled with boundless confidence in his
ability to succeed.

KEY WELDING INC.

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OWNERS:

Bill and Leann Key

LOCATION:

Vici, Oklahoma

FOUNDED:

1989

EMPLOYEES:

15

SPECIALTIES:

Oilfield welding

WEBSITE:

www.keywelding.com

SERVICE AREA:

Western Oklahoma, southern Kansas


and the Texas Panhandle

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Key Welding owner Bill Key and his wife Leann are in their office at their facility in Vici,
Oklahoma. Bill founded the oilfield welding company in 1989 after working for his fatherin-law at another welding company. Key Welding serves western Oklahoma, southern
Kansas and the Texas Panhandle with 15 employees.

Key Welding employee Joe Horton cuts a portion


of an oilfield truck, with an oxy acetylene torch in
the companys shop.
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You put out a good product, be on the job on time


and put in 10 hours of work for 10 hours of pay, Key says.
Thats pretty much how weve made it. We provide good,
quality service and never take advantage of customers. We
work for a lot of good companies, and if you take care of
them, they take care of you. Its just that simple.

You put out a good product, be on the job


on time and put in 10 hours of work for
10 hours of pay. Thats pretty much
how weve made it.
Bill Key

ABOVE: Dartanian Brown, an employee for Key Welding, loads the Betenbender press brake
with a sheet of metal that the machine will bend.
BELOW: Key Welding employee Joe Horton measures a piece of oilfield equipment that the
company will work on in the coming months.

FORGING A FUTURE
Key got introduced to welding as a high school student
in 1979, working part time at Everetts Welding, an outfit owned and operated by his future father-in-law, Everett
Hutchens. The shop was in Vici, which is located about 100
miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
I really liked welding, he says. It really intrigued me
I was fascinated by how you could put two pieces of
metal together and make them stick.
After graduating from high school in 1982, Key earned
some oilfield experience while working as a roughneck on
drilling rigs for about a year. Then he went back to work
for Hutchens. Displaying the business instincts that would
serve him well in the years ahead, he told his father-in-law
that the oilfields around Vici represented a prime market
opportunity for new business.
I told him I wanted to work the drilling rigs, Key
says. I told him, Youve got to believe in me. I said Id
guarantee that if we bought a welding truck, wed pay it
off in a year. And we did, he adds, noting the truck cost
about $32,000 and he earned about $50,000 doing oilfield
welding.
Roughly six years later, Key told Hutchens he wanted to strike out on his
own and service just oilfield customers and build drilling rigs. He told me,
Go for it, and Ive been chasing rigs ever since March 13, 1989, Key says.
Everett was my mentor a pretty good guy, someone I looked up to, he
adds. We butted heads frequently. But in the end, he was still the man that
helped guide me in the right direction. He gave me a lot of the knowledge I
needed to run my own business.
STARTED OUT SMALL
Starting out with virtually nothing wasnt easy. His marketing strategy
was as basic as can be: Head out to drilling rigs. Ask rig officials if there was
any welding work to be done. Hand out business cards. Repeat. Day after day,
week after week, month after month.
Basically, I just busted my butt, he says, summing it up. I had to
hustle constantly. There was no time to relax. During one six-month-long
stretch, I dont think I saw Vici in the daylight more than three or four times.
But diligently making the rounds paid off. After two years, Key felt confident enough and sufficiently sound financially to build a 7,000-squarefoot shop. And after five years, he felt hed established himself in the industry.
But Key hit a critical turning point after about 10 years in business. Run
down from the rigors of years of working 70- to 90-hour weeks, he caught

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pneumonia, recovered, then caught it again. I was


killing myself trying to keep it all together, he says.
So Leann and I talked, and we decided to grow the
business by hiring some people.
I was physically and mentally worn out and
couldnt do any more than what I was doing, he continues. So it was time to either slow down or get
bigger by hiring some employees.

The pipe inventory outside of


Key Welding in Vici, Oklahoma.

A GROWING FLEET
The couple chose the latter option and never
looked back. As the company expanded, so did its
stable of trucks and equipment. Today, Key Welding
owns 10 Ford welding trucks with special welding

Solving problems 101:


Experience is
best teacher
Doing a great job and doing it on time
and on budget are great ways to keep customers satisfied. But to really seal the deal and form
long-standing business relationships, theres
nothing quite like taking a customer out of a
major jam with a little creative ingenuity.
Bill Key, the owner of Key Welding Inc.
in Vici, Oklahoma, can attest to that. About
six years ago, one of Keys customers called
and said a rotary bushing had fallen down a
30-inch-diameter conductor pipe at a drilling
pad in Oklahoma. The bushing, which weighs
about 500 pounds, came to rest 500 feet below
ground. That halted production an expensive
proposition for drilling companies.
Because Key has a good reputation for
providing top-notch customer service, the customer asked if he could help solve the problem.
Key came up with a deceptively simple solution. He suggested cutting roughly 2-inch-wide,
16-inch-long fingers into the end of a 10-footlong piece of 28-inch-diameter metal pipe. The
result was a series of notches that left the end of
the pipe looking similar to a crude kings crown,
Key says.
Then we tapered in the fingers just a little bit, he explains. Then we used the drilling
rig to lower the pipe into the conductor pipe.
Once you tag up, or know youre on bottom,
you apply a little bit of weight to the pipe and
turn it at the same time, and it twisted those fingers around and collapsed them into a basket
around the bushing.
The weight indicator on the drill told us
we had it, Key says, referring to the bushing. It
worked like a charm.
One of the head guys from the company,
who had flown in on a helicopter, was ecstatic,
he adds. He asked me how the hell I knew it
would work, and I told him that it was just the
experience I got from working 12- and 16-hour
days most of my life.
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LEFT: Key Welding employee Lloyd Kearns operates the


companys Piranha Ironworker (MegaFab) as he inserts a small
sheet of metal into it to bend it.
ABOVE: Key Welding employee Korey Mitchell cuts the end of a
beam with an oxy acetylene torch at the shop in Vici, Oklahoma.
The beam will be used on an oil pad site nearby.

beds fabricated in-house. Each truck is equipped with welding units made by
the Lincoln Electric Co.; theyre powered by four-cylinder diesel engines built
by Perkins Engines Inc.
Key prefers cutting torches manufactured by Victor Technologies
International Inc. Theyre durable tools a good quality product, he notes.
Theyre the Cadillac of cutting torches. Shoot, Ive got some Victor torches
that are 20 years old and still work great.
The companys newer, larger fabrication shop is the hub of the business.
Its large enough that customers can drive trucks inside, where the companys
employees rebuild truck beds, piping and other components. Pretty much
anything that comes along, we can repair it, from frac tanks to oilfield
equipment, such as mud tanks, substructures and derricks, Key notes.
The shop is well equipped with machines that boost productivity and
efficiency, including:
One 5-ton-capacity overhead crane, made by Bridge Crane Specialists.
One shear machine for cutting iron, made by Betenbender
Manufacturing Inc.
One 250-ton press brake for bending metal, also made by Betenbender.
Three forklifts, two made by Genie (a Terex Corp. brand) and one built
by Caterpillar Inc.
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I really liked welding. It really intrigued me I was


fascinated by how you could put two pieces of metal
together and make them stick.
Bill Key
The Betenbender press brake is used to bend metal plates, which is faster
than welding two plates together. The unit is capable of bending metal plates
that are up to 3/8-inch thick and 12 feet long. Before the plates are bent,
workers use the shear to cut them.
Its way faster than cutting them with an [acetylene] torch, Key notes.
In fact, using both machines together cuts fabrication time by a third or in
half, as opposed to welding parts together or cutting them with torches. The
overhead crane also is important to our efficiency.
HARD WORK, LONG HOURS
Like most oil and gas workers, Key Welding employees put in long
hours 50 to 60 a week minimum. The welders are certified by the state
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of Oklahoma, plus they receive extensive training in-house before theyre


allowed to work on drilling rigs. And the training doesnt just cover the
technical aspects of welding; it also centers on building a strong work ethic
and organizational skills traits that impress customers on job sites and lead
to repeat business, Key says.

A lot of people know how to weld, but not how to work. You
have to set the pace and guide them in the right direction.
Bill Key
What sets us apart is we train our people pretty heavily about six
months before we send them out in the field, he explains. But we teach
them not only how to weld, but how to work.
A lot of people know how to weld, but not how to work, he continues.
You have to set the pace and guide them in the right direction. You have to
know the next move before you finish the one youre on. You dont flip up
your hood and then wonder what to do next.
Key concedes that younger workers think hes hard on them. But Ive
had quite a few of them come back years later and tell me they were glad I
didnt give up on them because I helped make them what they are today, he
says. It helps to push them and guide them in the right direction, just like
my father-in-law did for me.
Looking ahead, Key envisions a day when he hands off the business
to his three sons: Zak, age 27; Nik,
23; and Dakota, 18. He also foresees more info
more growth for the company,
Betenbender
perhaps expanding farther out
Manufacturing, Inc.
319/435-2378
geographically if it makes sense.
www.betenbender.com
But if growth does occur, he says
Lincoln Electric Co.
hed prefer slower, more modulated
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growth in order to maintain the
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companys high expectations for
MegaFab
customer satisfaction.
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Im pretty comfortable where
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were at, he notes. But theres
Perkins Engines Inc.
always room for growth you never
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Eye on the Industry

OTC STILL A BIG DRAW


New events keep Offshore Technology Conference fresh for attendees
By Cory Dellenbach

housands of engineers, executives,


operators, scientists and other
oil industry professionals will be
gathering early next month for the Offshore
Technology Conference.
The conference, held May 4-7 at
NRG Park in Houston, is an annual event
geared toward the development of offshore
resources.

The Offshore Technology Conference


was founded by engineering and scientific
organizations as a response to the growing
need for technology of the exploration
and development of oil and gas reserves
offshore, says OTC Board Chairman Ed
Stokes.
The first conference was held in 1969
and has been held annually in Houston

OTC helps attendees understand the relationships between


different ideas and approaches so they can bring this expanded
knowledge back to their office.
Ed Stokes

EVENT: Offshore Technology Conference


WHEN: May 4-7
WHERE: NRG Park, Houston
WEBSITE: 2015.otcnet.org

since. The conference has grown in size


over the years. Attendance at OTC 2014
reached 108,300 the largest to date
and had delegates from 130 countries. The
sold-out exhibition was also the largest in
show history at 680,025 square feet, and
44 percent of exhibitors were international
companies.
THIS YEARS SHOW
Show organizers say response to OTC
2015 is still positive and strong despite the
dropping crude oil prices. For its technical
program, OTC received 1,313 paper
proposals this year the highest number
in the events history.
This response will ensure a highquality technical program, covering the
latest in technology innovations and
applications, as well as practices and
processes, Stokes says.
New to OTC this year is an event
called d5, which will be held the day after
OTCs traditional technical program and
exhibition, on May 8, at the University
of Houston.
Motivational speakers and group
discussions will spur creativity to help
identify the next big step for the energy
industry, in the way of technology gamechangers and leadership practices, Stokes
says. Designed to bring together the
most creative professionals from inside
and outside the offshore energy industry,
d5 will create an environment where
innovation and inspiration can occur so
the biggest challenges confronting the
industry today as well as challenges
tomorrow can be addressed.
Stokes says there will be approximately
2,500 exhibiting companies participating
this year.
NOT JUST FOR OFFSHORE
Because of the large size of the
exhibition, there are many companies that
Visitors to the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston walk through the exhibits. More
than 65,000 people and 2,000 exhibitors representing more than 113 countries attended the four-day
conference last year. (Contributed photo from Offshore Technology Conference)

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OTC officials say that while the technical program focuses on offshore
technologies, some onshore technologies have been identified as having
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OTC helps attendees understand the relationships between different
ideas and approaches so they can bring this expanded knowledge back to their
office, says Stokes. OTC gives attendees access to leading-edge technical
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While shifting business, political and economic programs have altered
the complexion of the Offshore Technology Conference over its 46-year
history, it hasnt changed its status as one of the must-attend technical
conferences for engineers working in the offshore energy industry.
OTC continues to focus on meeting the needs of the offshore community,
which has meant expanding its technical and global reach, Stokes says. The
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Marcellus & Utica Extra

WORKING FOR
THE INDUSTRY
Ohio education program focuses on building,
training incoming workforce
By Greg Bates

imes have changed quite a bit


since the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy
Education Program (OOGEEP) was
founded 17 years ago.
However, one thing that has stayed
constant is the need for an education and
public outreach program in the Marcellus
and Utica shales. OOGEEP which was
awarded the Chairmans Stewardship
Award for energy education in 2014 by
the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact
Commission is doing all it can as a
leading educator.

OOGEEPs primary focus as an organization is on careers and workforce development, teacher workshops, scholarships,
science fairs, firefighter training (worked
with over 1,000 emergency responders), industry training, research, landowners and

guest speaker programs (over 300 presentations the last two years).
OOGEEP Executive Director Rhonda
Reda, who has been involved in the oil
and gas business for 28 years, is one of
the organizations founders. From the
programs beginning, there was a real
concerted effort for energy education.
At that time, one of the concerns as
an industry we had was the lack of energy
education curriculum that was being taught
in the classroom, Reda says. Immediately
after our founding, we organized teachers
from around the state to help us develop
specific science curriculum that meets
state and national science standards. Im
an industry person and so are many others,
and we had to reach out to the education
community to make sure that what we were
teaching definitely met science standards.

The top five positions needed in our industry are in the trades. Its
the welder, it is the machinist, it is the diesel mechanic, it is the CDL
truck driver and it is what we call a well tender or well pumper.
Rhonda Reda

Today, you hear the term STEM [Science,


Technology, Engineering and Math] a lot
and STEM education and thats really what
this has evolved into.
Another area OOGEEP was concerned
with, and still is, that has a direct correlation
to the lack of curriculum, is the one- to twogeneration gap in people pursuing careers
in the energy field.
Today, the average age of workers in the
gas and oil industry is 55. Reda says there is
a push in the industry to close the gap since
so many are hitting retirement age.
So what we were seeing is we didnt
have any young people coming into the
energy-related field, Reda says. Were
now starting to see more young kids
pursuing careers. It starts in the classroom,
it really does.

Diane Smith, left, and Jen Most perform an experiment during a 2014 teacher workshop hosted by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy
Education Program. OOGEEP works with educators throughout Ohio in developing curriculum pertaining to the oil and gas industry.
(Photo contributed by OOGEEP)
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What weve been saying is, You must learn a skill. You must learn a
trade, Reda says. The top five positions needed in our industry are in the
trades. Its the welder, it is the machinist, it is the diesel mechanic, it is the
CDL truck driver and it is what we call a well tender or well pumper. And those
are non-degree programs.

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Jobs are out there. Students just need to be aware of their options. In Ohio
alone, Reda says there is a need for 2,000 trained welders.
In the three years since I came on board with OOGEEP, it really has
exploded in the sense of working with a lot of the schools, OOGEEP Safety
and Workforce Director Charlie Dixon says. Welders, for instance, theres
such a need for welders throughout this industry and other industries that
schools are starting to engage and add to their labs.
Back when OOGEEP was first getting started, high school students may
not have considered their career options until they were seniors. Now, some
states mandate that students have career counseling as early as middle school.
The organization is really starting to engage career and guidance
counselors at schools so that they have a greater understanding of whats
available for career paths, Dixon says.
Theres just so much opportunity within our industry that, how do we
engage these students? says Dixon. I think thats one of the things that we
do well here at OOGEEP with the development of our Careers in Ohio Series.
Weve been able to create some material that will attract the eyes of students
and the other potential employees for the industry.
The Careers in Ohio Series is a booklet listing 75 positions in the gas and
oil industry ranging anywhere from an attorney, which requires a law degree,
to a derrickhand, where a person only needs a high school diploma/GED.
That has really been a hit with career counselors to date, Dixon says.
They just love being able to go in [the booklet] and see the job description, see
what the typical education requirements are and then show students where
they can go and get education.
OOGEEP also just entered into partnership with the American Petroleum
Institute and will be launching a Career of the Month series starting this year.
It will be a two-year campaign that will promote the top careers needed in
the industry.
With its in-school education programs which are free for the schools
and teachers OOGEEP has been able to reach over 2,600 teachers and
100,000 students in Ohio. It doesnt want to stop there.
We have to continue to outreach to all of the K-12 schools, Reda says.
Weve now outreached to schools in all 88 counties. Whats our goal? In the
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Tech Perspective

PLAYING IN

THE MUD

Recycling systems cut back on waste products, save on transportation costs


By Cory Dellenbach

WATER FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS CAN


BE TOUGH TO COME BY, AND DISPOSAL
costs for mud used in drilling can be expensive
for companies to haul away.
For oil and gas drilling companies trying to
control their costs on job sites, reducing the costs
of trucking in water and hauling away thousands
of pounds of waste have a big impact in the
long run.
Mud recyclers are one way to reduce waste
and cut expenses, and they can be used with
drilling operations of all sizes. These machines
pull in dirty mud slurry used in directional
drilling and separate the solids from the liquids in
order for the liquids to be used several times over.
THE RIGHT UNIT
The Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler was released to the market in November 2014. The MR90 is the only unit on the market that
Finding the mud recycling system that
can be towed full of waste.
works best for your company can be tricky,
but there are certain things you can look for to
make your decision easier, according to Mud
says Seth Mattheson, senior product manager for Ditch Witch. Theyre really
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concerned about having it kept clean.
Factors that contractors should consider when looking for a mud
Typically with a mud recycling system, the amount of waste hauled off a
recycling system include:
work site is considerably lower. Mattheson recalls a customer in Chicago who
Type of drill being used
was pumping 20,000 to 40,000 gallons of fluid a day and only had to haul off
Drill rate
1,000 gallons thanks to the recycling system that was used.
Type of solids
Length of the bore
ADVANTAGE OF MOBILE
Gpm of the pump
There are several mud recyclers on the market from Mud Technology,
Tank volume you will need
KEMTRON Technologies and several others. Most of the systems are too large
Number of cones
to move without the use of semis, but there are several on the market that are
Screen size
mobile and can be moved with pickup trucks.
Contractors should be concerned about the environment as well when
Without these systems, youre going to take that mud from the drilling
selecting a mud recycling system. The right unit will protect the environment
process, haul it off to your disposal area which may be 5 to 100 miles down
and leave the job site as clean as possible.
the road, says Mattheson.
The oil and gas industry is very stringent on keeping clean job sites,
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The MR90 from Ditch Witch is unique in that it is the only unit available
that can be towed full of fluids. Mattheson says other units on the market
dont have trailers that are certified to haul that much material, so water must
still be hauled to the system and then away following the job.
Ditch Witch says its MR90 can be set up on a job site within 10 to
15 minutes.

Mud recyclers are one way to reduce waste and cut


expenses, and they can be used with drilling
operations of all sizes.
In the mid-sized market, which our unit fits best, its fair to say that
those drills are probably only going to be on and off a job in less than two to
three days, Mattheson says. So to go through the process of taking a unit
out and spending an hour to two hours to set it up just costs you money.
THE MR90
The MR90 Ditch Witchs first mud recycling system operates with
a 25 hp Kubota Tier 4 engine that provides the power for recycling, supply to
the drill and all hydraulic functions, including the shaker action.
The unit sports a 450-gallon mud tank a 110-gallon clean tank and
340-gallon first-pass mud tank. It also carries a 300-gallon freshwater tank
for extra drilling fluid capacity and can be used for equipment cleanup.
Slurry dirty mud is first delivered to the MR90s first-pass shaker
screen where it is shaken to separate mud returns from larger particles. Those
returns are collected in the rear hopper and later disposed of, or returned to

the ground after being mixed with a drying agent.


Mud is then pulled from the 340-gallon first-pass mud tank where it is
filtered again through six 2 1/2-inch hydrocyclones and final shaker screen.
The clean mud is then stored in the 110-gallon clean tank for future use in
drilling operations.
The unit has a shut-off on the tank, so when the tank gets full it will
automatically shut off to prevent spills. It also allows for the operator to move
away from the unit if needed.
We got into this industry because we make our own drill pipes that go
onto our own drills, our own electronics and our own beacons, Mattheson
says. We can design and manufacture the units here and we have quality
control. We know its going to work well with our units.
KEEPING THEM RUNNING
With any mud recycling system, its important for contractors to pay
attention to the screens and hydrocyclones on the units, according to John
Miller with Mud Technology.
Miller says routine maintenance on the machines will extend the life of
the complete mud system and the units individual components.
When it is time to move the equipment from one location to another,
take a few minutes and thoroughly wash the machine to remove all mud and
debris, Miller says.
Miller says its hard to determine the general lifespan of a mud system
when purchased new. Ground composition and the volume of use play big
roles in how long the system will operate effectively.
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Money Machines

BACKCOUNTRY BEAST
Ardco four-wheel-drive buggy boldly goes where other vehicles fear to tread
By Ken Wysocky

fter working in the Canadian oil and gas fields for more than 40
years, Derwin Bellrose has turned into a jack-of-all-trades contractor.
That versatility is reflected in the diverse services provided by the
company he owns, D & H Holdings and in one of his key machines:
an all-wheel-drive flatbed buggy made by Ardco, a division of Pettibone
Traverse Lift.

The Ardco can go through 4 feet of water. And if theres,


say, 2 or 3 feet of snow on a cut line, you can just drive
on top of it. You dont need a snow plow or any other
equipment to get through.
Derwin Bellrose

D & H Holdings is a general support services company based in Paddle


Prairie, Alberta. The business does a little bit of everything: opening up and
freezing in access routes to drilling pads in remote, rugged backcountry,
fighting forest fires, hauling operators to distant gas-plant processing sites,
pulling out vehicles stuck in swamps and excavating pipelines for repairs.
The common denominator in all those jobs and more? The Ardco K a bigwheeled buggy that serves as the companys workhorse.
I bought it last fall for about $200,000 and its been a real good
machine, says Bellrose, 59, who established his company in 1994 and
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D & H Holdings Ltd.,


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FEATURES: 15,000-pound payload capacity, 190 hp Cummins turbo-diesel
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has been working in the oil patches of Alberta, British Columbia and the
Northwest Territories since he was 16 years old. I do quite a few different
things a little bit of everything.
We keep fairly busy because were always doing something somewhere,
he continues, noting that the company also owns a Caterpillar bulldozer,
a Komatsu backhoe, a mulcher made by Braun Machine Technologies, two
GT1000 tracked haulers made by Bombardier Inc., a Bombardier Muskeg
tracked machine and a 2006 Kenworth tractor cab. And since we work in
such remote areas, weve got to have a little bit of everything [equipment] on
hand, so if a customer asks if you can do something, you can do it.
One reason the Ardco buggy is so valuable: It can go just about anywhere.
As Bellrose points out, there arent any highways where the machine works

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buggy, owned by D & H Holdings, travels down a
road in the Alberta backcountry.
>> Right: An employee stands on the back of
an Ardco K 4x4 wheeled buggy, owned by D & H
Holdings.

in northwestern Alberta. Instead, theres


a lot of very rugged terrain, featuring
obstacles such as creeks, thick brush,
beaver dams, deep coulees, swamps and
muskeg (boggy land that can swallow
entire vehicles if operators arent careful).
D & H crews mainly use the Ardco
to help them cut roughly 20-foot-wide
swaths or cut lines through heavy
underbrush during winter, then grade
and water the newly cut pathways so
they freeze hard enough to hold much
heavier vehicles headed for gas field
drilling pads. The work typically starts in
early November and lasts through April,
Bellrose says. In summer, the ground is
too wet to work.
The Ardcos mobility stems from its
large Primex tires, which allow the vehicle
to traverse soft, wet terrain that would
hamper most other heavy vehicles. Made
by Alliance Tire Co., the tires measure 66 inches tall and 43 inches wide,
Bellrose says.
If theres no cold weather and we get a lot of snow early, and theres
no frost in the ground, it gets very muddy and you can get stuck quite easy,
Bellrose points out. Some muskeg are 50 feet deep you can sink a machine
and bury it out of sight.

We work for five different companies in the area, and


they all like that machine because we get so
much more work done in a day.
Derwin Bellrose

So if youve got a machine that can float very well, you get a lot of work,
he continues. The Ardco can go through 4 feet of water. And if theres, say, 2
or 3 feet of snow on a cut line, you can just drive on top of it. You dont need
a snow plow or any other equipment to get through.
The buggy weighs 21,500 pounds and measures just more than 25 feet
long and slightly more than 11 feet wide and 11 feet tall. Its payload capacity
is 15,000 pounds. The unit Bellrose ordered features an Allison six-speed
automatic transmission, a Cummins 190 hp turbo-diesel engine and John
Deere differentials that can be locked with the push of a button to boost
traction under the most difficult conditions. It also features a 20,000-poundcapacity winch on the front end, made by Ramsey Industries, and a
3,500-pound-capacity picker crane, made by F.lli Ferrari Corp. S.p.A.
Weve even used the picker crane to pick up a dead moose and swing it
on up to the deck, Bellrose notes.
Bellrose opted to buy the Ardco unit for two other reasons: speed and
reliability. The Ardco can travel up to about 27 mph, which is almost three

times as fast as other off-road vehicles hes owned. It makes us about 30


percent more productive, and the companies that hire us like that because
we can get more work done each day, Bellrose explains. The companies get
more bang for their buck.
Dependability is just as valuable, especially because D & H operates in
such remote areas, where it can take two or three weeks to get repair parts.
Youve got a limited window here in which to make money, so the last thing
you want is equipment breakdowns, Bellrose says.
That Ardcos been going since November and it hasnt stopped once,
except for a few days over the holidays, he adds. We work for five different
companies in the area, and they all like that machine because we get so much
more work done in a day. With the high-flotation tires, the Ardco can cross
thinner ice than other machines. And the tires dont disturb terrain as much
as tracks do.
Perhaps the best testament to the Ardcos value is the fact that Bellrose
has ordered another one. Its a very versatile machine, he explains. I plan
to put a 1,500-gallon water tank on it for watering [freezing] the snowfields. I
also might try putting a drill on the back of it, which we could use to test for
contaminated soil on well sites. It has a lot of potential. Im also considering
putting on other attachments, such as a backhoe or a snowplow.
The drill could open up a new market for us, he predicts. We wont
even have to open up cut lines to get to drilling sites because the Ardco
doesnt need them. Once other drilling companies recognize that we can get
to a remote site without first building a road, theyre going to want to use it
because it can save them a lot of money.
Its a very versatile machine, Bellrose concludes. Its very valuable to
our operations. GOMC

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Bakken Extra

A NEW INITIATIVE
IN THE OILFIELDS
Williston Economic Developments new program connects
regional businesses with Bakken oil and gas producers
By Cory Dellenbach

new initiative launched by


Williston
(N.D.)
Economic
Development is aimed at reducing
costs and increasing efficiency for oil and
gas operators in the Bakken formation.
The program, called the Enhanced
Bakken Supply Chain Initiative, aims
to reduce costs and increase efficiencies
for Bakken operators while expanding
manufacturing and logistics business
development.

Given the magnitude and expected duration


of this $30 billion industry, now is the time to
grow and diversify our economy
throughout the region.
Shawn Wenko

Oil and gas operators in the Williston


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due to higher costs and inefficiencies in the
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Conference in late March in Williston. The


conference, held on the Williston State
College campus, featured presentations,
industry-related panel discussions, product and opportunity exploration, networking opportunities and a trade show.
The Enhanced Bakken Supply Chain
will extend farther than Williston, according to DAWA Solutions Group President
Jeff Zarling.

Development. On the other hand, we


have regional manufacturers and logistics
companies that can serve the oil and gas
industry in a way that reduces costs and
turn-around times as this market begins
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The industry uses high volumes of
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The initiative will attempt to bring
regional businesses offering the products
and services closer to drilling activity in
the Bakken formation. It will bring together
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and manufacturing representatives that are
beneficial to both suppliers and operators.
One of our goals in 2015 is to help
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the magnitude and expected
duration of this $30 billion industry, now is the
time to grow and diversify
our economy throughout
the region.

We fully recognize the labor and other


challenges facing manufacturing in the
Williston Basin, and while we may need to
make widgets in Wahpeton, North Dakota,
it is important to own the supply chain in
Williston, Zarling says. The wellhead is
where the problems exist, the relationships
are built and the solutions are developed.
Zarling says the initiative will help
regional agriculture manufacturers who are
currently facing a downturn in that industry.
The oil and gas industry represents
an opportunity for our regional ag
manufacturers to diversify their markets,
Zarling says. We need to start connecting
those dots with regional manufacturers that
can deliver more cost-effective products
and services. The end result is a winwin with reduced costs for operators and
economic development and diversification
for companies and communities throughout
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Offshore Technology Conference

Its All
Offshore

By Craig Mandli

The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference


will showcase the most innovative products
and services from all aspects of the offshore
energy industry

maintaining flashback protection. 800/475-9473;


www.aereon.com.

The Offshore Technology Conference is


the annual meeting place for the global offshore energy industry, bringing together
global producers, EPCs, service companies
and suppliers. Held in Houston, May 4-7,
the event plays host to 108,000 attendees,
and over 2,500 exhibiting companies showcasing the newest innovations in the offshore energy industry around the world.
Heres a look at just a portion of the
products and services that will be featured
this year.

Portable Aero-Caster rigging kits from AeroGo


can accommodate load configurations up to 40
feet long and 64,000 pounds, and store easily in a
compact, waterproof case. Load placement is safely
performed over nearly all flat surfaces with the use
of compressed air and lightweight overlays. Rigging
and setup are streamlined and the system reduces
safety exposure. 866/537-0153; www.aerogo.com.

1. ACD

4. Amphenol Industrial

The SL2 high-flow/pressure nitrogen pump


from ACD is used for fracking operations. It provides
nitrogen up to 22,000 psi to fracture oil wells as an
alternative to using water-based fluids. The drive end
design is engineered to stay cool during operation
and have a long operational life. 949/261-7533;
www.acdcom.com.

Starline EX connectors from Amphenol


Industrial are designed for hazardous ATEX and
IECEx applications, with exceptional mating
properties and high-grade 316 stainless steel
construction. They are threaded, flameproof and
fabricated to prevent a mixture of explosive gases
and electrical circuits by means of tighter tolerances
in mated junctions. Approved for Zone 1 rated
applications, they eliminate hard wiring to terminal
blocks enclosed in junction boxes and provide quick
and safe interconnections to modular equipment. A
broad range of backshell arrangements and contact
inserts are available for power (up to 1,135 amps at
1,000 volts), signal (up to 143 contacts) and mixed
power control applications. All contact inserts
are interchangeable and reversible to suit specific
needs. They have a dielectric strength of 1,800 volts.
800/678-0141; www.amphenol-industrial.com.

2. Aereon
The VariMach single-inlet, multi-exit
sonic flare tip from Aereon has spring-actuated
variable sonic nozzles to allow the exit area to
vary with pressure, ensuring an elevated velocity
of the exiting waste gas. This enables sufficient
inspiration of air plus rapid air/fuel mixing
to ensure 100 percent smokeless combustion
and infinite turndown. Radiation levels are
also minimized throughout the entire range of
flow, yielding shorter derrick heights and boom
lengths, reducing material costs. The unit has
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5. Asahi/America
Series 92 electric actuators from Asahi/

America can be used in oil and gas applications


including pipeline transmission, wellhead control,
drilling fluids and chemical plants. They are ATEX
certified, UL1203 certified and ABS approved. The
units enclosure is a diecast aluminum alloy with a
thermally bonded powder-coat finish. This UL1203
explosion-proof enclosure is bolted together in
two sections by eight 5/16-inch hex-head cap
screws and fitted with an O-ring between the two
halves, allowing it to weather harsh and hazardous
environments. The internals have a permanently
lubricated gear-train and hardened steel spur gears.
Two end-of-travel limit switches are mechanically
set via adjustable cams for open and close positions.
800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.

6. Associated Technologies
Weld Mount AT-8040 two-part methacrylatebased structural adhesive from Associated
Technologies is formulated to bond metals for
use in severe environments. It exceeds 2,500 psi
of tensile strength, with high impact and peel
strengths. It can hold all weld mount parts on a
vertical or overhead surface without sagging, when
properly used. Its use can eliminate welding or
drilling and tapping for labor and time-savings.
860/788-3380; www.weldmountsystem.com.

7. Bentley Systems
SACS version 5.7 offshore engineering
software from Bentley Systems provides
automated workflow, advanced analysis solvers
and comprehensive design code coverage. It
exports structural models to MOSES marine
simulation software and imports hydrodynamic

loads from that system for transportation and


fatigue analysis. To support data sharing across
disciplines and across time zones, it integrates with
ProjectWise engineering collaboration software
to share documents, drawings, analysis models
and complete SACS projects. 800/236-8539;
www.bentley.com/offshore.

8. Bilco Tools
The Tough Boy Combo Magnet Jet Tool
from Bilco Tools allows the operator to jet the area
above and below the wear bushing, and retrieve any
shavings or metallic debris on the magnets above
jetter nozzles. After milling on metal, shavings are
left behind and may not get circulated out of the
hole. This tool forces them out and traps them with
magnets. 800/222-1873; www.bilcotools.com.

9. Bluebeam Software
The Bluebeam Revu digital workflow solution
from Bluebeam Software allows users to instantly
share process feedback for drawing reviews, squad
checks, line walks, leak tests, turnarounds and
shutdowns. Users can review drawings, such as
P&IDs, BFDs and PFDs, electronically from a
desktop, or upload work packs to a ruggedized
tablet PC and perform line walks on the go. It can
create and save custom tools for design reviews,
including colored symbols to designate valve states
and polyline and polygon tools in highlight mode
to indicate isolation lines. It collaborates securely on
the same drawings in real time, using the Bluebeam
Studio integrated cloud-based solution. 866/4962140; www.bluebeam.com.

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10. Brookfield Engineering


The TT-100 viscometer from Brookfield
Engineering is ideal for defined shear inline measurement systems. With a variety of
configurations available, it is easily adapted to
meet industry or company standards due to
its highly scientific measurement technique.
It has been adapted to meet the needs of
drilling fluids applications. 508/946-6200;
www.brookfieldengineering.com.

11. Capstone Turbine Corporation


The C1000 series microturbine from
Capstone Turbine Corporation produces
1,000 kW of power with just one moving part,
using air-bearing technology. It can operate in
a wide range of applications and environments,
generating low-cost, continuous power with
minimal maintenance requirements. The ultralow emission unit has remote monitoring and
diagnostic capabilities, multi-fuel capabilities and
integrated utility synchronization. Multiple units
can be combined to serve larger electrical needs.
866/422-7786; www.capstoneturbine.com.

12. Cat Pumps


Engineered to maximize uptime, Cat
Pumps industrial-grade high-pressure pumps
have lubricated and cooled seals for maximum
life. Concentric, high-density, polished solid
ceramic plungers provide a true wear surface that
extends seal life. Pump manifolds are available
in 316 and 304 stainless steel, brass and nickel
aluminum bronze designed for strength and
corrosion resistance to best fit the application.

Drive options include hydraulic motor and other


direct drives. Flow rates are available from 0.13
to 240 gpm at pressures between 100 to 10,000
psi. Service parts are available for off-the-shelf
immediate delivery. Custom power units and
pump subassembly units are available. 763/7805440; www.catpumps.com.

13. Cestusline
Deep III Sonic 10 gloves from Cestusline
have grips that channel oil away with their 3-D grip
terrain, and have 10 peak zones for maximizing
grip control. Zones of dense, miniature bristles
are located strategically on the palmar side to
optimize grip in areas that affect grip control.
CestusAero vents on the thermoplastic rubber
add breathable impact protection that bends
with the fingers, and offer continuous protection
from fingertips to wrist. 503/894-8549;
www.cestusline.com.

14. CoorsTek
CoorsTek offers pump components such
as SurgeTek pulsation mitigation equipment,
FlowGuard pulsation dampers, stabilizers,
critical-duty pump components (plungers,
impellers, packing, rods, and plates), downhole components, CeraProp ceramic proppants,
ceramic seal faces, valves and valve components,
PTFE seals, pressure accumulators, crankshafts,
ceramic wear linings and other custom
components for severe-service environments.
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15. CS Unitec
Non-sparking, corrosion-resistant hammers
from CS Unitec are ideal for driving, striking, metal
forging and demolition applications where nonsparking safety tools are required. Manufactured
from copper-beryllium or aluminum-bronze alloys,
they eliminate the risk of sparks at sites with
potentially explosive atmospheres. These alloys
meet OSHA and ATEX regulations for safe use in Ex
Zones where hazardous, flammable or combustible
vapors, liquids, dusts or residues may be present.
Each is laser engraved with the proper Ex Zone
classifications, indicating the safety zones for which it
can be used. The line includes ball peen, cross peen,
claw, club, scaling and plastic hammers with handle
lengths from 10 to 15 inches. A sledgehammer is
available with handle lengths from 9.75 to 33 inches.
800/700-5919; www.csunitec.com.

16. Custom Safety Products


The Safety Pad IIFR custom nonslip mat from
Custom Safety Products helps prevent slips and
falls for the drilling industry worldwide. Available
options and design elements include stainless steel
studs, multiple molded traction profiles and a variety
of color configurations. It is easily customized to
nearly any requirement and available in a heated
version to increase safety in cold environments.
281/482-8668; www.customsafetyproducts.com.

17. Denso North America


Densyl Tape from Denso North America
is ideal for pipes, flanges, tanks and other
irregular surfaces above- and belowground that
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elements. It is a high-performance petrolatum


tape that can easily be applied to cold, wet and
underwater surfaces with minimal preparations
(SSPC SP 2-3) and no special training required.
281/821-3355; www.densona.com.

18. Dialight
The Class 1, Division 1 LED SafeSite High
Bay from Dialight is 110 lumens per watt and
delivers up to 23,500 fixture lumens. The fixture
is typically able to reduce energy consumption
by more than 50 percent. It draws just 212 watts,
and at 30 pounds, it is rated to operate in ambient
temperatures ranging from -40 to 149 degrees F
and has a T5 temperature rating at 122 degrees F.
732/919-3119; www.dialight.com.

19. Doosan Portable Power


The HP935 portable air compressor from
Doosan Portable Power has a galvanized offshorerated crash frame and corrosion-resistant
components. It produces 150 psi of air pressure
and 935 cfm of airflow. A 10.8-liter mechanical
Cummins M11 engine provides constant and
reliable power. The cool-box design improves
performance when operating in high ambient
conditions. Air enters the compressor and flows
over internal components, keeping internal
temperatures low and prolonging component life.
The design eliminates long cool-down periods and
extends the service life of the machine. Numerous
factory-installed options allow for customizing
to specific job site needs. 800/633-5206;
www.doosanportablepower.com.

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The DrawWorks Casing Running Tool
(DWCRT) is a fully mechanical, internal tool that
can make up, torque up, rotate and reciprocate
while lowering casing into the well. Its large
pipe-gripping footprint allows higher loads to be
applied to the casing without damage. The DW
C-Series Valve allows operators to fill up, take
flowback and circulate at any time. Compensation
and a soft landing plate minimize the possibility
of damaging casing. It can replace the bails,
casing elevator, stabber and other nonessential
personnel, and will provide a safer rig floor.
979/657-1216; www.drawworkslp.com.

21. Drilex International


Multi-lobed downhole motor power sections
from Drilex International convert hydraulic energy
from the operating fluid into mechanical rotational
energy. The power section consists of two parts,
the rotor and the stator. The rotor is composed of
either a high-carbon alloy or a stainless steel bar and
is machined with a helical, multi-lobe pattern. The
rotor is then coated to reduce wear and corrosion.
The stator is a length of tubular steel that is lined with
an elastomer compound. The elastomer is formed
with a helical (multi-lobe) pattern similar to that of
the rotor. 888/489-0888; www.drilexpower.com.

22. Eaton
The Model 53BTX Duplex Strainer from
Eaton protects pipeline system components such
as pumps, compressors, condensers, flowmeters
and other vulnerable equipment from damage by
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has to be shut down for basket cleaning, it is ideal for


applications that must run continuously. A turn of
the handle switches the system flow from one basket
chamber to the other, allowing the out-of-service
basket to be cleaned or changed. 877/386-2273;
www.eaton.com.

23. Endress+Hauser
The Levelflex FMP55 with SensorFusion
from Endress+Hauser combines capacitance
and guided wave radar technologies in one
device to provide continuous level and interface
measurements simultaneously, even in the presence
of emulsion layers. Its HistoROM data management
concept allows for fast and easy commissioning,
maintenance and diagnostics. The hardware and
software have been developed according to IEC
61508, with functional safety ratings up to SIL3. An
intuitive, menu-guided operation concept reduces
the cost of training, maintenance and operation.
888/363-7377; www.us.endress.com.

24. FCI Watermakers


Neptune Series watermakers with automatic
pressure control from FCI Watermakers have a V4
control system that uses a high-resolution marinegrade 7-inch touch screen with an advanced interface
allowing customization of the watermaker through
touch-screen controls. The V4 control system is
NMEA compatible, offering a unique IP address for
remote access. Its high heat tolerance and system
design allow it to work in harsh environments.
Touch-screen controllers are Bridge Classified for
marine use with Type Approval Certifications
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Capacities range from 1,200 to 9,500 gpd. 800/8500123; www.fciwatermakers.com.

25. Field Industries


Piping and pressure vessel flanges from
Field Industries are available in sizes from 1/4
to 24 inches and are manufactured in accordance
with ANSI B16.5. Construction materials include
carbon steels A105 / A105N and stainless steels
304/304L / 316/316L. Pressure classes range from
150 to 2,500 pounds, and wall thickness options
include Schedule 40, 80, 160, STD, XH and
X XH. Welding neck, slip-on, blinds, threaded,
lap joint and socket-weld types are available from
approved, import or domestic material. 832/7361839; www.buypipeflanges.com.

combines precise air/gas measurement with insitu calibration verification. It verifies flowmeter
calibration in minutes without removing the
meter from the pipe or process, provides 4-20 mA
analog, frequency/pulse, alarm relays or digital bus
communications such as HART, Fieldbus, Profibus
or Modbus, and adapts as necessary with a plugin card replacement that can be changed out by
plant technicians in the field. It stores up to five
unique calibration groups to accommodate broad
flow ranges, differing mixtures of the same gas
and multiple gases, and obtains up to 1,000-to-1
turndown. Also standard is an onboard data logger
with an easily accessible, removable 2 GB microSD
memory card capable of storing 21 million readings.
800/854-1993; www.fluidcomponents.com.

28. Foremost
26. FITOK
Closed-loop sampling systems from FITOK
are used for representative sample collection in offline analysis. When the samples required are hightemperature, high-pressure, toxic or corrosive, closed
sampling ensures the safety of the operators and the
environment, as well as the safety of the samples.
Integrated with different modules, maintenance is
easy and cost-effective. With particular valve linkage
control, operation is simplified. 281/888-0077;
www.fitokgroup.com.

27. FCI - Fluid Components


International
The ST100 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter
from FCI - Fluid Components International with
the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Verification System

The F130 injector from Foremost has a gripper


block design that increases the ability to deploy
longer and heavier lengths of coiled tubing using less
traction pressure. This reduction in traction pressure
increases coiled tubing life by reducing high external
loads between the coiled tubing and injector gripper
blocks. 403/295-5800; www.foremost.ca.

29. GEARENCH
PETOL Flange Lifters from GEARENCH
perform blind and weld neck flange installation and
removal without the need for a lifting eye. They are
designed to be time and cost-effective while providing
safe flange handling operations. Each is load tested
and magnetic particle inspected to ensure safety and
quality, serialized and stamped with the load rating.
Test/inspection certificates are furnished with a
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data book of operating instructions and warnings.


Four sizes are available to work flange thicknesses
from 1/2 to 11 1/16 inches and bolt sizes 3/4 to
4 inches. Lifters comply with ASME Specifications
B30.20 and BTH-1, Design Category B, Service
Class 4. 254/675-8651; www.gearench.com.

30. Gorman-Rupp Company


Self-priming Super T Series solids-handling
trash pumps from Gorman-Rupp Company
can be mounted high and dry above the liquid
being pumped. Should service or maintenance be
required, it can be easily performed using common
hand tools without disconnecting piping. For most
models, the impeller, seal, wearplate and flap
valve can be accessed through the shimless cover
plate opening for inspection or service. They have
external shimless wearplate adjustment for easy
maintenance of the clearance between the impeller
and wearplate. External adjustment is as simple as
a turn of the hand, with no need to realign belts,
couplings and other drive components. 419/7551011; www.grpumps.com.

31. Halliburton
The Environmentally Distinctive Burner
from the Testing and Subsea business line of
Halliburton can be used in the most sensitive
areas while giving operators unparalleled control.
Real-time nozzle control, instant drip-free
shutdowns, burner head rotation and system
monitoring are all possible through a remote
operator interface. Proven to meet or exceed EPA
guidelines with full-scale emissions tests provide
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reduced radiant heat, bleed air nozzle cooling,


reliable ignition, reduced rig-up time and low
weight. 281/871-2601; www.halliburton.com.

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and depths. They are available in a wide range of


sizes, in two- or three-way configurations with
180-degree operation or 90-degree diverter styles
in .187-, .375- and .500-inch orifices and 10,000-,
15,000- and 20,000 psi pressure ranges. They
are constructed using 316 cold-worked stainless
steel, with PEEK ball seats that have resistance
to chemicals, heat and wear/abrasion. They meet
NACE MR-01-75 standards. 800/289-7447;
www.highpressure.com.

The Zero Emission Pump from Hammelmann


Corp. keeps pumped fluid hermetically sealed
within the pump, preventing leakage to atmosphere
during operation. It can be used to pump methanol,
LDHI, glycol, asphaltene inhibitor, paraffin
inhibitor, corrosion inhibitor and scale inhibitor. It
combines a compact integral speed reduction gear
end with a vertical configuration that channels
oscillating forces directly downward into the base
structure. Unwanted lateral oscillations dont occur.
The compact construction eliminates the need for
an external gearbox and prevents rotary oscillation.
Durable fluid-end materials allow it to handle
virtually any liquid application. 800/783-4935;
www.hammelmann.com.

Intermediate bulk containers from Hoover


Container Solutions are available as composite
tanks, poly tanks, EZ totes, offshore IBC transport
frames, containment basins, reconditioned IBCs and
chemical injection systems. They are manufactured
in an ISO 9001:2008 certified facility with highquality materials and welding. 800/844-8683;
www.hooversolutions.com.

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36. Hydratech Industries

Heaters with two-pass helical coils from


Heatec burn a variety of fuels and have high thermal
efficiencies. Heaters are also available with threepass helical coils and with serpentine coils. Outputs
range from 0.5 up to about 100 million Btu/hour.
Heating coils are manufactured in-house and can be
configured to provide a flow rate that closely matches
requirements. 800/235-5200; www.heatec.com.

Hydraulic cylinders from Hydratech


Industries can be designed, built or restored
to withstand grueling use and demanding
environments. They are offered with bores up to
60 inches, strokes up to 50 feet, built-in measuring
systems, custom sealing packages and custom
surface treatment including laser cladding.
251/947-5300; www.hydratech-industries.com.

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37. Hyspan Precision Products

Subsea Ball Valves from High Pressure


Equipment Company have a trunnion-style ball
design thats able to withstand extreme temperatures

Barco Ball Joints from Hyspan Precision


Products are designed for flexible pipe motion
applications from 1- through 36-inch sizes in

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commercial and ASME pressure classes 150


through 2500. ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.9, API,
6FA, ABS and Lloyds requirements can be
supported. They provide 15-degree total flex angle
and 360-degree torsional rotation, providing small
system loops. Applications include oil and gas
wellheads, FPSO, exploration drilling ships and
platforms, secondary recovery steam injection, fire
protection, tank settlement, wave action, hurricane
protection, seismic motions and high-pressure
distribution including steam and hot water
services. 619/421-1355; www.hyspan.com.

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Kamatics self-lubricating bearings are
manufactured with the companys KAron selflubricating bearing material. The companys
design engineers work closely with customers to
design and implement application-specific bearing
solutions that offer an increase in performance,
reliability and extended service life without
periodic lubrication or maintenance. Oilsands,
downhole drilling, riser tensioners, propeller and
other custom self-lubricating bearing assemblies
have continuously demonstrated superior results.
860/243-9704; www.kaman.com/engineered.

38. John Deere Power Systems


Funk modular hydraulic pump drives from
John Deere Power Systems provide a choice of
horsepower, torque, gear ratios, pump adapters
and mounting options for a variety of applications.
With over 5,000 configuration options up to
950 hp, they deliver performance, durability and
cost-efficiency. Complete end-to-end powertrain
product line and service capability from the engine
to pump drives and transmissions to axles is
available. 800/533-6446; www.deere.com.

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The DS10 09-05 direct acting caliper oil-rig
brake from Johnson Industries has a spring-set
hydraulic release. The actuators are self-contained
and removable for easy servicing. Simplicity in setup
and operation, combined with comprehensive
parts and technical support, ensures long-term
durability and economic operation. 604/9404555; www.jbrakes.com.

41. Manitou
The Tier IV-certified MT 625 construction/
multipurpose telescopic handler from Manitou
has a robust, compact design that can pick and
carry up to 5,500 pounds and lift up to 19 feet
2 inches. Ideal for loading applications, it has
full-time four-wheel drive, with a two-speed
hydrostatic transmission, and is powered by a
74 hp Kubota turbo diesel engine. The operators
cabin is full-sized, while the machine has an
overall width of only 5 feet 11 inches, overall
height of 6 feet 4 inches and a weight of 10,582
pounds. 262/334-9333; www.manitou.com.

42. Martin Engineering


Used to improve the flow of bulk solids,
Cougar B Series electric industrial vibrators
from Martin Engineering are available with a
maximum force output of 16,500 pounds. Units
can operate at speeds ranging from 900 to 3,600
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voltage ranges, withstand high temperatures,
have class insulation TENV vibrators, are water
tight and dust tight, and are rated for continuous
duty. 309/852-2384; www.martin-eng.com.

43. McCrometer
The V-Cone flowmeter from McCrometer
has a differential pressure cone design that
reduces the upstream/downstream straight pipe
run required by orifice plates and venturi tubes
by up to 70 percent. It reduces FPSO Vessel
tonnage and the footprint of Subsea modules, and
reduces total weight, simplifying vessel balancing
and making it easier to find the optimal location
for flowmeter installation. It provides a stable
flow profile for reliable measurement, featuring
accuracy of plus or minus 0.5 percent of actual flow
and repeatability of plus or minus 0.1 percent over
the entire range. It is ideal for the measurement
of liquid, steam or gas and is available for line
sizes from 0.5 to 150 inches. Its no-moving-parts
design provides a rugged instrument. 800/2202279; www.mccrometer.com.

44. Mecco Marking & Traceability


The MC2000 N-34 Dot Peen Marking
System from Mecco Marking & Traceability
is ideal for oil and gas applications where
part identification must withstand harsh
environmental conditions. The heavy-duty
machine creates deep, fast and readable markings
on parts. Markings made with this dot peen deep
marker allow for readability even after the part has
been painted, plated or galvanized. For flexibility
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and portability, especially when marking large


parts, the marking head can operate in any
position. 888/369-9190; www.mecco.com.

45. Mil-Ram Technology


The TA-2100 RS 485/4-20mA three- or fourwire smarter hydrogen sulfide gas detector from
Mil-Ram Technology has electrochemical sensor
chemistry that eliminates common interfering
gases, zero drift and corresponding false alarms. It
enables self-calibration/auto-gas calibration with
non-intrusive, hands-free, magnetic switches. The
sensor can be calibrated offsite with an embedded
memory chip. It is not affected by temperature,
with peak value in 15 minutes TWA. It indicates
remaining sensor life and replacement time, and
the number of days since the last gas calibration.
It provides continuous diagnostics and has a relay
module, graphics LCD, and wireless options.
888/464-5726; www.mil-ram.com.

46. Miller Lifting Products


Y-Link Angular Contact Bearing (ACB)
swivels from Miller Lifting Products allow for
reduced torque levels than found in traditional thrust
bearing swivels, especially as loads increase. They
are available with WLL to 650t. They are used in
overhaul balls, and because of low torque properties,
allow for a load to rotate freely, yet prevent the load
from spinning, extending the life of wire rope.
800/733-7071; www.millerproducts.net.

47. Milton Roy


Built to API 675 standards, Primeroyal
Series metering pumps from Milton Roy have
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configurations, adjustable capacity control
options and variable or fixed stroke lengths. This
means every pump is tuned to the specific needs
of its application. Solid engineering principles
ensure that even the smallest design detail strives
for continuous operation with the longest possible
time between scheduled maintenance. 800/6934295; www.miltonroy.com.

48. MTU
The Frac Pack from MTU provides a
complete power solution for hydraulic fracturing
applications. The frac engine is engineered to
achieve EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards
without aftertreatment. It is powered by the Series
4000 T95, coupled with a lightweight ZF 8TX
transmission, which provides a wide, full range of
gears providing low-end torque, acceleration, and
use of the pumps performance map. Its advanced
engine technology and compact footprint allows
for easy integration and minimized engineering
costs, and is available in 12-cylinder power ratings
in 1,678 kW, 1,864 kW and 1,939 kW. 248/5608000; www.mtu-online.com.

49. Niltronix Circuits


Niltronix Circuits offers electronic assembly
ESS testing that includes functional testing,
burn-in testing, thermal cycling from -148 to 392
degrees F, thermal shock up to 113 degrees F
per minute, thermal profile live monitoring, and
vibration testing. It is rated to IPC STD and UL94
V-O, with DOC level to ISO 9000. 713/4654216; www.niltronix.com.

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Hydrostatic test units from NLB Corp. allow
a single operator to test the integrity of oilfield pipe
(drill, production or casing) at pressures up to
40,000 psi. It is mounted on a galvanized skid for
portability, and comes with a low-maintenance NLB
125 water jet pump unit that is easily convertible
to eight different pressures. Integrated dump and
bypass valves let the operator set the test pressure
quickly and precisely, with all controls on a single
panel to simplify one-man operation. Results can be
tracked with a graph-producing chart recorder or a
transducer. 248/624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com.

51. Nord-Lock
Wedge-locking technology and Superbolt
tensioners from Nord-Lock keep bolts tight even
with extreme vibration and dynamic loads. Superbolt
tensioners improve worker safey. Any size tensioner
can be easily installed or removed with only simple
hand tools. 412/279-1149; www.nord-lock.com.

52. Optical Cable Corporation


The
EZ-MATE
hermaphroditic-style
connector from Optical Cable Corporation
provides ruggedized connectivity in challenging
environments. The field-convertible hermaphroditic
plug design allows conversion to an in-line receptacle
or back to plug within seconds, without regard for
male or female ends. In addition to the user-friendly
interface, it resists harsh conditions, including high
vibration, fluid immersion, mechanical stress and
thermal shock, and continues to operate under
extreme tension loading when used with OCC
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53. PacSeal Hydraulics


BOP Integral Control Valve Manifolds
from PacSeal Hydraulics are offered in SV100
manual or SVX-100 4-way valves, air or hydraulic
actuated. Their compact design allows for a 50
percent reduction of installed footprint. Only one
supply and return are required per manifold, giving
considerable reduction in labor and material costs.
This configuration allows up to seven stations per
manifold, and can integrate the pressure regulator
into the first station for high-low bypass function. It
comes with face-mounted body ports with four-bolt
attachment for ease of maintenance. The manifold
is ported for gauge or sensor ports. 714/529-9495;
www.pacsealhydraulics.com.

54. Pettibone
The Cary-Lift 154 from Pettibone has an
overhead lift arm design to provide full frontal
visibility when lifting, placing or transporting
loads. Powered by a 160 hp Cummins QSB 6.7
Tier III diesel engine, it provides a maximum load
capacity of 15,000 pounds and maximum lift
height of 14 feet. With four-wheel drive and twoand four-wheel and crab hydraulic power steering
modes, and with a wheelbase of 10 feet, it can
achieve a turning radius of 16 feet 7 inches. A solid
steel frame allows it to take full loads in sharp turns
without sacrificing load capacity. 906/353-4800;
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55. Phoenix Contact


The QUINT POWER family of DIN rail DC/
DC power converters from Phoenix Contact includes three models listed for IECEx, ATEX, and
Class I, Division 2 applications. These approvals
allow for global acceptance and ensure high reliability in critical applications. The DC/DC converters commonly provide galvanic isolation for
sensitive 24 V controllers. They can also monitor and regulate the battery voltage in a backup
power application. This technology for the DC/
DC converters is complemented by its ability to
provide current pulses to trip breakers (selective
fuse breaking technology) and to monitor the voltage or current on the DC output. 800/322-3225;
www.phoenixcontact.com.

56. RICE Hydro


Hydrostatic test pumps from RICE Hydro are
available in gas, electric, pneumatic and hand pump
varieties, with pressures capable of reaching up
to 30,000 psi and flow rates up to 56 gpm. Units
can be special ordered with options in diesel, 50or 60-hertz variations, dual pumps and explosionproof electric models. The pneumatic units have the
ability to start/stop while under pressure, and can
handle various chemicals and jet fuel. Dual gauges
and high flow options are available. 800/245-4777;
www.ricehydro.com.

57. S. Himmelstein and Company


RTM 2208 square-drive reaction torque
transducers from S. Himmelstein and Company
provide a secondary standard for periodic field
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are available in full-scale ranges from 25,000 to


300,000 ft/lb force with accuracies of plus-or-minus
0.25 percent of full scale. They are provided with an
NIST traceable, ISO 17025 accredited calibration
certificate. They have a compact design with high
stiffness, overload, and extraneous loading capacity.
They are available with Model 708 instrument for
data display, computer interface, and I/O control.
Supplied software allows automatic data collection
and report generation storage. 847/843-3300;
www.himmelstein.com.

58. Sauer Compressors


Piston compressors from Sauer Compressors offer pressures up to 7,000 psi to control
process and production using high-pressure air
or gas. Starting and working air compressors have
proved successful in a variety of demanding markets. The company assists customers from the
initial project phase through to after-sales service,
with specialist consultation for the complete solution. By complementing the supply of compressors
with added value accessories, engineering services and assembly, entire solutions range from modules to complete turnkey plants. 410/604-3142;
www.sauerusa.com.

59. Scott Safety


The Meridian Universal Gas Detector from
Scott Safety offers a single detector head that supports
combustible and toxic sensors, and can support up
to three sensors per transmitter. Its modular design
and support for multiple communications protocols
allows the operator to integrate it easily into existing
infrastructure or future proof an investment. With
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from TUV-Rheinland, it ensures performance and
safety. 800/247-7257; www.scottsafety.com.

60. SEACON
EXD explosion-proof connectors from
SEACON are based around the SEA-MATE range
and can be wet mated in depths of up to 165 feet.
Interchangeable inserts allow them to be adapted to
a number of pin configurations. They incorporate
an Atex-approved gland system for the cable, which
is encapsulated within the overmold, making it
suitable for a range of hazardous environments
including topside FPSOs, drilling vessels or other
potentially explosive environments as covered by
the extensive qualification testing. 619/562-7071;
www.seaconworldwide.com.

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62. STW Technic, LP


The ESX-TC3G telematics module and Vehicle
Data System software from STW Technic, LP,
provides a powerful linux-based processor system
with 1 GB flash, off-highway-rated GPS, Wi-Fi, GSM
or CDMA, accelerometer, Ethernet, USB, two CAN
ports, and internal (IP-69k) or external antennas.
The software was developed using advanced Web
application technology. It enables local (Wi-Fi) and
remote (cellular) Web-based access for configuration,
real-time diagnostics, logging, and event tracking.
Multiple protocols (J1939, CANOpen, CAN
freestyle) are supported through user-friendly
configuration screens. Remote software updates
are available for both the telematics unit and STW
controllers. 770/242-1002; www.stw-technic.com.

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over nickel or stainless steel rods. 254/770-4701;


www.texashydraulics.com.

65. Toro Downhole Tools


The MWD Isolator (MWDi) from Toro
Downhole Tools isolates downhole vibration forces
from drill string agitation tools. It intentionally
absorbs drill sting agitation forces and keeps them
from interfering with measuring while drilling
(MWD) tools. By placing it directly above the
MWD, vibrational and agitation string forces are
reduced on the bottom hole assembly. This helps to
prevent damage to the MWD and reduce downhole
MWD failure. It requires no special handling or
field adjustments, and works independently of other
equipment in the bottom hole assembly. 888/6628676; www.torotools.com.

63. Sullair
61. Southern Glove
The Mud Dawg impact glove from Southern
Glove protects oil workers from mud and
petrochemicals. It has an exoskeleton of Sarco
Impact Armor that protects the back of the hand,
fingers and thumb from crushing blows and pinch
points. The exoskeleton provides the wearer more
freedom of movement and less hand fatigue. It is
triple-dipped in PVC to offer maximum protection
against petrochemicals and moisture in oil drilling
environments. It has a textured palm for a sure
grip and is available with removable winter and
summer liners for year-round comfort. 800/2221113; www.southernglove.com.

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Air ends from Sullair are designed, engineered


and precision machined in the U.S. Global OEMs
and process gas packagers use them to provide
precision air end engineering and integration into
their equipment and packages. 800/785-5247;
www.sullair.com.

64. Texas Hydraulics


Hydraulic cylinders from Texas Hydraulics
include valve and sensor integration. Valve
integration can include load-holding valves for
safety and/or fully integrated EAS-i actuators. In
addition to offering a full range of traditional sensor
technologies, the company offers MARS sensors,
which are more robust and field replaceable. The
ArmorRod process gives superior performance to
normal chrome without the expense of chrome

66. Tubular Perforating


Manufacturing
UniScreen technology for sand-control screens
from Tubular Perforating Manufacturing combines
the support core, filter media and protective shroud
into a single, unitized screen joint, resulting in a
ready-to-run screen that provides performance and
solids-free production. With more than 250,000
feet run in wells worldwide, it is a proven solution
for maximizing the productive life of a wellbore.
Custom, spiral-welded, perforated shrouds for any
sand-control assembly are also available. 800/9560376; www.tpmltd.com.

67. Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co.


The Maxbolt Knowledge load-indicating
fastener from Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co.

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addresses customer needs to read a bolts tension


from great distances. The indicator can be seen
from nearly 66 feet, and the technical design
allows for superior readability in various lighting
circumstances. A continuous scale on the larger
indicator allows the user to assess the need for
tightening on a scaled basis, opposed to a go/nogo design. 800/832-6587; www.vfbolts.com.

68. VEGA Americas


The MiniTrac 32 ruggedized nuclear
detector from VEGA Americas is suited for a
variety of noncontact density and short level
measurements. It can be used for continuous
density measurements of liquids or slurries
where the pipe translates extreme vibration to
the detector. It can be installed on high-pressure
spool pieces that are repeatedly installed and
removed via hammer unions. 800/367-5383;
www.vega-americas.com.

69. Viatran
The Model 385 flush-tip zero-cavity design
pressure transmitter from Viatran has an isolated
sensor assembly that eliminates installation torque
effect and is able to withstand pressure spikes up
to five times proof pressure and 20 times burst
pressure. It has a solid stainless steel diaphragm,
fully welded and sealed housing impervious
to fluid ingress, long-term stability of less than
or equal to plus or minus 0.5 percent FSO per
six months, laser markings, and availability
in seven pressure ranges. 800/688-0030;
www.viatran.com.

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Onsite casing and liner consultation
solutions from Volant Products include casing
running tools such as internal-grip CRTi and
external-grip CRTe, mechanical tools operated
solely by the driller for safe, efficient operations.
The HydroFORM SlimLINE series of centralizers
have a smooth, rugged hydroformed design.
DeltaTORQ rings make a stronger connection
for high-value torsion capacity. 780/490-5185;
www.volantproducts.ca.

71. W&O
Cameron WKM high-performance butterfly
valves from W&O offer the high performance of
ball and gate valves with the low-cost, lightweight
benefits of a butterfly valve design. They are ideal
for handling water, oil, steam, gas and slurries,
and satisfy a wide range of industrial applications.
Engineered for heavy-duty, maintenance-free
performance in a variety of uses, they are most
commonly selected for applications including
chemical and petrochemical processing, oil
and gas production, fuel handling systems and
marine. 800/962-9696; www.wosupply.com.

72. Warrior
The 500E-1000 top drive from Warrior
requires no hydraulic rotary union while
maintaining infinite rotatable positions. It
has no gearbox, but includes an E-Z-Becket
interface, which aids in efficiency and safety
of top drive rig-up, optional Integrated Casing
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which is remotely accessible. 800/994-1172;
www.warriorrig.com.

73. Weatherford International


The SecureView casing and cement
evaluation
service
from
Weatherford
International is a combination of tools that
assess and monitor casing and cement quality
on a single trip. Identifying changes in casing
thickness, methods of pipe manufacturing,
changes in the fluid inside the well, and quality of
centralization provides accurate evaluation of the
overall acoustic impedance of material behind the
pipe. The service helps minimize nonproductive
time and enhances data quality by delivering
a complementary and independent set of
measurements that facilitate log-quality control,
data confidence and a comprehensive analysis by
the interpreter. It provides well integrity peace-ofmind during remediation work. 713/693-4161;
www.weatherford.com.

74. Weidmuller
For use in control panels in harsh
environments, PROmax power supplies from
Weidmuller start up at temperatures as low as -40
degrees F; have UL, Class 1 Division 2 hazardous
area approvals; and a 300 percent power boost.
The compact, space-saving line includes 16
models with 5-, 12-, 24- or 48-volt DC outputs
for loads up to 40 amps. They can dissipate heat
from top and bottom, and require no gap between
adjacent rail-mounted devices. 800/849-9343;
www.weidmuller.com.
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Safety First

FOCUS ON FRACKING

Exposure to silica is covered by a


previous OSHA Hazard Alert due to the
large amount of crystalline silica that can
pose health hazards if inhaled. Those
involved in moving and blending the sand,
and workers downwind of these operations,
had the highest silica exposures in testing
done by NIOSH. But even those workers
not in the immediate area had exposures
above the NIOSH recommended limits.

Hydraulic fracturing is the focus of new


OSHA safety alliance brochure
By Doug Day

new alliance involving the Occupational Safety and Health


Administration and several industry groups is hoping to prevent injuries, illness and deaths in the hydraulic
fracturing industry. While fracking is not
necessarily more dangerous than other exploratory operations, its growth exposes
many more workers to the risks inherent
in such activities.

Too many oil and gas industry workers are being


hurt or killed on the job. These tragedies are
preventable and we need to work together to
address hazards, prevent injuries and save lives.
Dr. David Michaels
A new brochure, Hydraulic Fracturing
and Flowback Hazards Other than Respirable
Silica, discusses the risks and prevention
techniques. It points out that there is no
data available about injuries in fracking but
says the risks have increased because of the
number of new fracking operations in the
past decade. In light of this, OSHA has
determined that additional information
concerning hydraulic fracturing and
flowback operations hazards should be
provided to educate and protect workers,
states the brochure.
Also participating in the alliance
are the National Service, Transmission,
Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS)
Network, the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
and the National Occupational Research
Agenda Oil and Gas Extraction Council,
coordinated by NIOSH.
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Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary


of labor for OSHA, says 112 workers were
killed in 2013 in the oil and gas industry.
Too many oil and gas industry workers
are being hurt or killed on the job, he said
when signing the alliance agreement prior
to his keynote address at the Oil & Gas
Safety and Health Conference in Houston.
These tragedies are preventable and we
need to work together to address hazards,
prevent injuries and save lives.
The 27-page brochure covers risks
and mitigation techniques for each stage of
fracking operations.
Transport, rig-up and rig-down
More workers are on site during setup,
and the work area is congested with people
and multiple vehicles and machines. There
are also the dangers associated with such
things as material handling, lifting heavy
loads, falls from heights, confined spaces
and the operation of heavy equipment.
Mixing and injection
While the chemicals used in fracking
are diluted, exposure is possible while
unloading, mixing and blending those
chemicals. Along with the proper use
of personal protective equipment, it is
important to use proper identification
and signage, barricades, air sampling,
hazard communication and training to
reduce risk.

Pressure pumping
The operating plan should include
information about operating limits, energy
isolation, pressure monitoring and the
proper use of pressure relief devices.
Flammable materials may be present, so
proper prevention strategies include air
monitoring, the use of flame-resistant
clothing when necessary, and proper
hazard assessments and communication.
Flowback operations
The fluid flowing back is under very
high pressure and may contain debris such
as rocks and mud, equipment parts, and
dangerous gases and chemicals. The high
pressures also present the risk of fire,
explosion and high-energy releases.
Hydrogen sulfide and VOCs
Along with normal H2S strategies
to prevent exposure to the poisonous
gas, there is also a need to protect
workers from exposure to volatile organic
compounds and BTEX (benzene, toluene,
ethylbenzene, and xylenes).
The publication has links to several
other sources of information, including
OSHA/NIOSH
publications
entitled
Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic
Fracturing and Silica Exposure during
Hydraulic Fracturing. GOMC

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77. Zeus

The Gyro-Compassing GENI (Gyro


Electronic Navigation Instrument) from
Wellbore Navigation is used to orient downhole
drilling assemblies and survey casings, as magnetic
sensing systems cannot operate in areas of drill rig
substructures, adjacent wellbores or cased holes.
It allows gyroscopic and compass sensors to be
operated simultaneously during the directional
drilling operations, allowing the drilling manager
to eliminate the gyroscopic sensor and speed up
the operation with MWD or steering systems
only when free of magnetic interference. 714/2597760; www.welnavinc.com.

The Model 3050 Inline Static Mixer from


Westfall Manufacturing Co. was developed for
situations with low available head. The mixer is
fabricated with precisely engineered tapered and
curved vanes that create vortices and multiple zones
of turbulence that intersect to turn flow inside out.
This results in low headloss and ideal mixing with
a relatively short lay length. Mixers are available in
carbon steel, stainless steel, FRP, PVC and other
materials. NSF61 approved fusion-bonded epoxy,
ECTFE and other coatings are available. 888/9283747; www.westfallmfg.com.

NeoTem fluoropolymer from Zeus maintains


dielectric strength at up to 572 degrees F and is
resilient against chemical attack and permeation.
It can be engineered in a variety of products such
as extruded tubing, heat shrink, insulated wire,
custom shapes, drawn fiber and optical fiber
coating. 803/268-9500; www.zeusinc.com. GOMC

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Product Focus

Dewatering/
Separation
Equipment, Water
and Wastewater
Management
By Craig Mandli

Dewatering and material separation is an important component of


the reuse of water in oil, gas and mining operations. The equipment
below includes belt presses, centrifuges, chemicals, filtration equipment, frac water recycling systems, polymers, shakers, screw presses
and slurry separation equipment that can help separate waste from
valuable water.

Belt Presses
1. Bright Technologies
belt filter press
The 1.7-meter, trailer-mounted belt filter press
unit from Bright Technologies has an insulated
control room with FRP walls, air conditioning,
electric heat, a refrigerator, stainless steel desk,
tool storage, locker, closed-circuit TV and remote
operator controls. The modular design allows
the room to be custom manufactured to fit most
single-drop trailers. Units are made for rapid setup,
with folding conveyor and operator walkways. No
special lifting equipment is required. 800/2530532; www.brightbeltpress.com.

Centrifuges
2. Centrifugal & Mechanical
Industries HVC
The HVC horizontal vibratory centrifuge
for coarse particle dewatering applications from
Centrifugal & Mechanical Industries has a
simplified lubrication system that needs no pump,
filter, gauges or pressurized oil lines. Its cartridgestyle belt-driven drive assembly allows for quick
field replacement, and the oriented strand,
composite leaf springs will not rust or degrade with
age and are maintenance free. Multiple door hinge,
motor and effluent locations are available to meet
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cost savings. It is available in either a 1,400 or
1,500 mm size, with a capacity of up to 380 tph.
314/776-2848; www.elginindustries.com.

3. GEA Westfalia Separator ecoforce


The ecoforce dewatering decanter centrifuge
from GEA Westfalia Separator is designed for
maximum separation, durability and dramatically
reduced energy consumption. It incorporates a
four-stage high-torque drive that results in up to a
50 percent reduction in power consumption. The
machines modular design allows easy conversion
from three- to two-phase separation. It has high
bowl speeds and is easy to maintain. 800/7226622; www.wsus.com.

4. Netafim USA hydrocyclones


Hydrocyclones from Netafim USA separate
solids from water, based on the centrifuge principle.
Particles are spun against the wall of the hydrocyclone
and fall into a sedimentation tank. The clean liquid
moves upward to the center of the spiral and exits
the top outlet. The velocity at which the water flows
through the hydrocyclone determines the efficiency
of particle removal from the water. Its conical shape
accelerates the velocity of the water, increasing
centrifugal forces and maximizing separation. It is
easy to operate and maintain, with no moving parts,
fine-tuning, controls or electrical hook-ups required.
There is no buildup or clogging during separation.
888/638-2346; www.netafimusa.com.
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Chemicals
DuPont Clean Water Technologies
ADOX Sodium Chlorite (no photo)
ADOX Sodium Chlorite from DuPont Clean
Water Technologies is used in generating chlorine
dioxide using DuPont MG III generators. Chlorine
dioxide remains a truly dissolved gas in water
and retains its oxidative and biocidal properties
throughout a pH range of 2 to 10. It does not form
halogenated disinfection byproducts. 302/9992709; www.dupont.com.

Filtration Systems
5. American Fabric Filter
Company baghouse filters
Baghouse filters from American Fabric
Filter Company are available for shaker,
pulse and reverse air baghouses. All styles of
replacement filters are manufactured from a
selection of fabrics suited to address specific
applications. Scrim-supported felts add strength
and durability so filters can withstand abrasive
dust and frequent cleaning to extend the life of
the bag, while providing fine particle separation
and ideal dust release properties. Most filter
samples can be cross-referenced or duplicated
to provide an exact match. 800/367-3591;
www.americanfabricfilter.com.

6. McLanahan filter press


Filter presses from McLanahan provide
customers with a dry, drip-free cake and
clean, reusable water. They reduce or eliminate
settling ponds, meet permit requirements, help
with reclamation, and reduce transportation
and disposal costs. They are engineered with
overhead beams and a single piston design that
results in less horsepower, fewer control valves,
less complexity and isolates overhead beams from
dynamic loads. The overhead beam style provides
faster opening and closing for greater production
and better cake release, as well as providing larger
plate openings for cleaning and maintenance.
814/695-9807; www.mclanahan.com.

7. Screenco Systems
Dual Screen System
The high-capacity Dual Screen System from
Screenco Systems is constructed of aluminum
with stainless steel screens, with collection sump
and a high-capacity 6-inch drain. The screen has
two 3/8-inch gapped stainless steel bar screens at
opposing angles, with the front screen virtually
self-cleaning. It is a nonmechanical, simple way
to remove large pieces of trash, rocks and other
debris from the flow stream. This unit has a 4-inch
telescoping inlet hose that moves laterally and can
be easily connected to any vacuum truck or other
flow stream. The system is portable, and the 19.5
square feet of screening area allows for continued
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drain tray. It can treat over 500 gpm. Variousgapped screen sizes are available. 208/790-8770;
www.screencosystems.com.

8. WesTech Engineering Trident HS


The Trident HS package water treatment
plant from WesTech Engineering provides multibarrier protection for difficult-to-treat surface
water, groundwater, industrial process water
and tertiary wastewater. It consists of packaged
high-rate settling, adsorption clarification, mixedmedia filtration and optional UV disinfection that
allow it to handle very high raw-water turbidity
and solids loading and achieve TOC reductions
of up to 70 percent. All can be achieved with a
nearly 50 percent reduction in waste production.
801/265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.

Frac Water
Recycling Equipment
9. Centrifugal Services WSM
WSM vertical cuttings dryers from
Centrifugal Services help meet the increasing
environmental regulatory restrictions of drill
cuttings fluids discards and maximize recovery of
valuable drilling fluids. The additional benefit of
waste disposal expense reduction while ensuring
environmental responsibility further enhances
the vertical cuttings dryer application and its
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618/268-4850; www.elginindustries.com.

10. Consolidated Fabricators


frac tank
Frac tanks from Consolidated Fabricators
can be used with pumps, filters, dewatering
units and vacuum boxes. Designed for the on-site
storage of water and liquids, the 8,500-gallon,
1/4-inch-thick tank measures 20 feet long, 8.5
feet wide and 95.5 inches tall. With a roll-off
underframe, the tank has smooth interior walls,
multiple valves and interior stainless ball float
with exterior tank level gauge. 800/635-8335;
www.con-fab.com.

11. Dust Control Technology


DriBoss DBE-750
The DriBoss DBE-750 evaporator from Dust
Control Technology uses a 25 hp industrial-grade
motor and high-speed head with stainless steel
fan blades for optimal droplet distribution. Its low
plume height helps ensure short drift distances.
It helps eliminate wastewater quickly and costefficiently without large evaporation ponds. Its
7.5 hp submersible pump is attached to a frame
that floats on polyethylene pontoons, which are
filled with closed-cell urethane foam that remains
afloat if accidentally punctured. 800/707-2204;
www.driboss.com.

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12. UniPure drop-in clarifier


Drop-in mobile clarifiers from UniPure
provide an economical way to separate TSS from
chemically pretreated produced/flowback water.
They add the treatment capabilities of an inclined
plate clarifier with the mobility, availability and
cost advantages of a frac tank. They can serve as
a complement to electrocoagulation, chemical
precipitation and oxidation processes. Tental
clarifiers are available throughout the U.S.
877/864-7873; www.unipure.com.

Polymers and
Polymer Injection
13. Pulsafeeder Pulsablend
Pulsablend polymer makedown systems
from Pulsafeeder are available in automatic and
manual versions with a three-step static blending
system that provides dilution without harming
the polymer chains. With a wide range of dilution
using a choice of three water flow rates (0 to 5
gpm, 5 to 10 gpm, and 10-plus gpm) the Static
Blending System is custom sized to activate all
types of polymers without motorized mixing. Five
polymer pump flow rates are available. Systems
include an auto-fill calibration column, an
adjustable flowmeter and a polymer backpressure
regulator to maintain a consistent final product.
800/333-6677; www.pulsatron.com.

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Shakers
14. DEL Tank Total Clean System
The Total Clean System from DEL Tank &
Filtration Systems takes the initial flow directly
from trucks, tanks or pits, and pumps it over a
scalping shaker, where all oversize debris, usually
8- to 10-mesh material, is removed. The remaining
slurry is pumped to primary hydrocyclone/shaker
units, where the sand fraction (74 microns) is
removed. Any solids remaining in the primary
hydrocyclone overflow and screen underflow
pass through the tilted plate baffle section of
the V-Tank. The remaining solids settle and are
conveyed to the pump suction of the recycle
pumps by the shaftless auger, then through sets of
recycle hydrocyclone/shaker units for additional
removal of solids, down to 37 microns. The
effluent overflow can then be treated with polymer
and pumped to a clarifier/thickener tank, where
remaining solids settle. The thickened underflow
can then be pumped to centrifuges for final solids
removal. 800/468-2657; www.deltank.com.

15. KEMTRON Technologies


waste management shaker
Waste management shakers from KEMTRON
Technologies recover drilling fluid from wastedrilled solids, reducing drilling fluid makeup
costs and the weight of solid waste generated by
the drilling operation. They incorporate a variety

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of technologies to enhance residence time, vary


the imparted drying energy and manipulate the
motion by which the energy is introduced to the
solids being treated. They can recover hundreds of
barrels of drilling fluid and lower waste disposal
costs by as much as 5 percent annually. 281/2615778; www.kemtron.com.

Screw Presses
16. Alfa Laval LYNX
LYNX drilling mud decanter centrifuges
from Alfa Laval remove unwanted solids and
fine particles from used drilling mud, including
those based on water/synthetics and conventional
oil-based drilling fluids. It efficiently removes the
vast majority of fine particles, down to sizes of
approximately 5 microns. It can reduce drilling
mud costs because less mud is wasted. Being able
to remove solids in very dry form also means lower
costs for transporting and disposing of solids
waste. Additional savings come from automatic,
unattended operation and extended service life.
They are designed for reduced power consumption
in relation with process flow. A variety of sizes
are available with solids capacity from 11,000
to 154,000 pounds per hour. 866/253-2528;
www.alfalaval.us.

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17. Sodimate shaftless


screw conveyor
Shaftless screw conveyors from Sodimate
transport sludge or grit between two points
without altering feed accuracy or damaging
product particles. Designed to be paired with
a sludge mixer, units can also collect grit from
shakers, classifiers and screens. The conveyors
can be custom-fabricated with various liner
materials, depending on sludge characteristics
and requirements. In addition, they can be
interconnected in various configurations, can be
inclined or horizontal, and can extend up to 100
feet. 773/665-8800; www.sodimate-inc.com.

Slurry Separation Equipment


18. AQUA-Zyme Disposal
Systems roll-off dewatering unit
The 30-yard roll-off dewatering unit from
AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems can be filled
with 22,000 to 25,000 gallons of sludge at 1 to 2
percent solids in about two hours. After draining
24 hours, the unit can be picked up using a
standard-capacity roll-off truck and transported
for solids disposal. Sludge volume can be reduced
by 80 percent, with reductions to 98 percent in
BOD, COD, FOG and TSS. Effluent is clear. The
unit has few moving parts and the size of filter
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of the job. It includes a roll-over tarp system; side,


floor and center screens; 1/4-inch floor plate;
7-gauge side plates; four door-binder ratchets;
eight drain ports; two inlet ports; and a longhandle scraper. Units are available in a 15-yard
size. 979/245-5656; www.aqua-zyme.com.

19. Bakers Waste Equipment


roll-off dewatering container
Roll-off dewatering containers from Bakers
Waste Equipment provide a one-step process for
dewatering all types of liquid waste, including
septic waste, grease sludge, grit, hazardous waste,
lagoon sludge and fly ash. Liquid waste is pumped
into the containers, allowing the liquids to drain
through filtered walls and floors. The liquid is
collected in an area behind the walls and floors,
staging it for discharge out one of the side drain
ports. 800/221-4153; www.bwe-nc.com.

20. Boydel Wastewater Technologies


W-200ST SludgeMiner
The
two-zone
W-200ST
EC-EAO
SludgeMiner reactor from Boydel Wastewater
Technologies processes a maximum of 200,000
gpd treating a sewage type feedstock, and septageloaded feedstocks at 125,000 gpd. Primary and
secondary clarifier sludges are handled easily
straight to dewatering, requiring no digester
process. The system is PLC automated, with
Roll up and Run at 30 minutes, requiring only

operator oversight and routine maintenance.


250/816-8007; www.boydel.ca.

21. Bucks Fabricating


dewatering container
Dewatering and false floor boxes from Bucks
Fabricating are certified liquid tight and tested on
site. They can be used to filter and dewater sludge,
grease trap waste, grit, screenings, slurries, lagoon
sludge, septic tank waste and contaminated soils.
They can be used to recover valuable fluids such
as drilling mud for recycling and reuse. 800/2330867; www.bucksfab.com.

22. LAKOS centrifugal


action separator
The centrifugal action separator from
LAKOS removes sand and grit from water, oil and
other liquids, protecting pumps, valves, tanks
and piping from abrasive solids. It can be used
as primary filtration for desanding, which extends
operating cycles and protects other equipment.
It can be used as secondary recovery, which
protects high-pressure pumps and finer filters
used in waterflood injection techniques. It can
also be used in produced water, removing sand prior
to re-injection or disposal, or to protect downhole
applications, extending the life of PCP and ESP
pumps. 559/255-1601; www.lakos.com.

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23. Stafford Manufacturing


large bore shaft collars
Large bore shaft collars and flange mounts for
construction equipment, processing and mining
conveyors, and energy applications from Stafford
Manufacturing are designed for heavy-duty drive
system applications and are offered in one- and
two-piece clamp-type configurations with smooth
round, square, hex and threaded bores. Available in
a variety of materials with bore sizes up to 12-inch
ID, these fully split collars can incorporate keyways
and slots on the bore, tapped mounting holes and
spanner wrench holes. Supplied with alloy socket
cap screws, they can incorporate multiple- and extralarge screws for extreme applications. 800/6955551; www.staffordmfg.com.

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24. TWI Oilfield Fabrication separator

25. Wastequip dewatering container

Separators from TWI Oilfield Fabrication


employ a forced separation process, in which the
product travels through several specially designed
functions in order to achieve cleaner separation.
The four-phase separator system scrubs out sand
three times, gas three times, oil four times and
water five times. A fifth phase option can scrub out
foam created by downhole processes, allowing for
extremely clean burning flares, and resulting in a
super clean oil and gas product flowing down the
pipeline. 970/440-3084; www.twi-fab.com.

Wastequip dewatering containers reduce the


cost of waste disposal by separating liquids from
solids. They are designed for wastewater treatment
facilities, manufacturing facilities, construction
sites, refineries and similar applications. Gasketed
doors and hydro testing help ensure that containers
will not leak. For easy cleanup, they have shells that
can be easily removed, allowing them to be used
as sludge containers. Lid options include side-toside roll tarps or single piece, side-to-side plastic or
aluminum lids. They are available in round bottom
or rectangular designs in 20- or 25-cubic-yard sizes.
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16. Alfa Laval LYNX
17. Sodimate shaftless screw conveyor

Frac Water Recycling Equipment


9. Centrifugal Services WSM
10. Consolidated Fabricators frac tank
11. Dust Control Technology DriBoss DBE-750
12. UniPure drop-in clarifier

Slurry Separation Equipment


18. AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems roll-off
dewatering unit
19. Bakers Waste Equipment roll-off
dewatering container
20. Boydel Wastewater Technologies
W-200ST SludgeMiner
21. Bucks Fabricating dewatering container
22. LAKOS centrifugal action separator
23. Stafford Manufacturing large bore shaft collars
24. TWI Oilfield Fabrication separator
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Case Studies

Dewatering/Separation Equipment,
Water and Wastewater Management
By Craig Mandli
SCREENING SYSTEM NEEDED FOR LUCIUS TRUSS SPAR
Problem
A contractor working on the Lucius Truss Spar in the Gulf of Mexico needed to identify a screen
design that would meet or exceed environmental requirements, and build a system to monitor
raw water intake design velocity. This project thus included both a regulatory component
(understanding the language and intent of the rule) and a technical constraint (designing and
confirming a robust intake structure and control system). The project had to be performed in a
step-wise fashion and executed quickly in support of the aggressive project schedule.

Solution
To support this work, Cook Legacy Water & Energy built a numerical model of the system
accounting for differing flow and pressure. Then the company designed and modeled a series of
intake structure alternatives, which were confirmed via computational fluid dynamics.

Result
This project allowed the contractor to build an environmentally friendly project ahead of schedule. 614/524-4588; www.waterscreen.com.

FILTRATION TUBES USED TO REMOVE SEDIMENT FROM POND


Problem
A community pond in Lenexa, Kansas, was in poor state due to decant water. The pond could no longer sustain
aquatic life and was a community eyesore. It was determined that approximately 6,000 cubic yards of sediment
would need to be removed to bring the pond back to a healthy status for aquatic life.

Solution
In order to properly remove sediment and clean the pond with minimum erosion and haul-away, Envirotubes
from Industrial Fabrics were used. The tubes were staged so that the 12-mil reinforced single-piece liner was
placed on the lowest terrace that had a 24-inch earth berm built on three sides around it. The liner was draped
over the berm and placed up and over the terrace to the next level. A sump well 24 inches deep was excavated
in the corner closest to the project pond to collect decant water and return it back to the pond using a 4-inch,
self-priming diesel pump. All terraces were graded completely flat for the tube with a 5-foot perimeter graded
at a 1/8-inch-per-foot slope to drain the water to the next lower terrace, or in the case of the lowest terrace to
the sump corner.

Result
The sediment was removed, and after a 120-day dewatering and dehydration period, the material shrunk at a ratio of 3-to-1 so that only 2,000 of the 6,000 cubic
yards removed had to be dealt with. Since the neighboring property was looking to add elevation to a sunken area, the remaining hardened sediment was used
as fill. 800/848-4500; www.envirotubes.com.

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PORTABLE SHREDDERS ASSIST WITH OIL SPILL CLEANUP


Problem
In the first few weeks after the BP oil spill in 2010, T&T Marine Salvage worked to skim and recover oil
near the site of the Deepwater Horizon sinking. However, seaweed and trash in the area started clogging
the hydraulic pumps and valves aboard their offshore vessel. This forced the crew to halt operations to
clear the clogs, requiring a complete shutdown and dismantling of the pumps a process that took up to
three hours.

Solution
Rudy Teichman, president of T&T Marine Salvage, suggested the crew make use of the portable 3-HYDRO
shredder from JWC Environmental they had recently purchased but hadnt installed. The shredders steel
cutter teeth and low-speed, high-torque design would easily cut through the problematic seaweed, wood and
trash and allow the debris to pass through the 4-inch valves. The crew responding to the oil spill was given
the go-ahead to return to shore for the retrofit, and after a quick and seamless installation, was able to return
back to the spill site the same day.

Result
The shredder allowed the skimmer boats to tow the portable skimmers over to the offshore vessel and siphon the oil into the storage tanks in an uninterrupted
cycle, without clogging. They realized that a 3-HYDRO unit would be necessary for every offshore vessel working at the spill site in order to prevent debris clogs and
downtime. JWC Environmental understood the urgency of the request and was able to build and test the new grinders in one day a process that normally took
up to two weeks. The grinders shipped the next day in time for the remaining offshore vessels to return to shore for the retrofit. 800/331-2277; www.jwce.com.

SEPARATION SYSTEM RECYCLES FRAC WATER AT LOW COST


Problem
As much as 30 percent of the water pumped into the ground for hydraulic fracturing resurfaces
immediately as flowback water. In addition, an average of eight barrels of produced water, the
saline and chemical-rich byproduct of drilling, is brought to the surface over time for every barrel of
water. The traditional management method, purchasing freshwater and then trucking and disposing
of toxic wastewater, is costly and carries a steep environmental risk. Industrial Systems Inc. in
Delta, Colorado, a designer and manufacturer of relocatable water tanks to fracking operators,
sought a cost-effective and efficient way to manage this tremendous amount of liquid waste.

Solution
OriginOils Electro Water Separation Technology offers a high-speed, chemical-free method for efficiently extracting oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics
and bacteria from frac flowback and produced water. By circulating wastewater through reactor tubes, the system applies low-voltage electro-pulses that coagulate
the oil and suspended solids. The oil and solids are then lifted to the surface by a cloud of microbubble generated by a second surge of pulses in the flotation
chamber. The process, integrated with downstream polishing into a CLEAN-FRAC 1000 system, allows operators to clean and reuse water on site instead of
trucking for disposal.

Result
OriginOil successfully demonstrated its 1,000 bpd commercial-capacity system, coupled with an infiltration membrane system from TriSep Corporation and
the CLEAN-FRAC 1000, and proved to remove 99.8 percent of turbidity, 100 percent of suspended solids and 99.2 percent of oil from the water. The results
from the demonstration have been verified by Lizard Analytical Laboratories. By reusing water, operators can save an average of $150,000 per 50,000 barrels.
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Industry News

NU FLOW RELOCATES HOUSTON OFFICE

KLEIN TOOLS RECEIVES BRAND AWARD

Nu Flow relocated its Houston regional office to 499 West 38th St. The
new site is four times larger than the previous office and warehouse.

Klein Tools was named Best Hand Tool Brand for 2014 by Tools in Action.
Klein was chosen from among 17 brands.

HAMMERHEAD NAMES UK DISTRIBUTOR

PUMP SOLUTIONS GROUP NAMES VICE PRESIDENT

HammerHead named Mammoth Equipment of Cambridgeshire,


England, its distributor for trenchless equipment in the U.K. and Ireland.

Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a Dover company, named Craig Paulson


vice president of human resources. He will be responsible for aligning PSGs
human resources strategies with the companys business strategies.

ELECTRIC EEL OFFERS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO


The Ace and Ace 2 pipeline inspection camera systems instruction video
is available on the Electric Eel Mfg. website, www.electriceel.com/ecam_
ace-ace2_instructionalvideo.htm.

SMITH FLOW CONTROL ADDS DISTRIBUTOR


Smith Flow Control named ACE Controls & Equipment to its U.S.
distributor network for mechanical valve control equipment and valve
management systems. Located in Bakersfield, California, ACE Controls
serves the oil, gas, water and processing industries.

LEGACY EQUIPMENT NAMES GENERAL MANAGER


Legacy Equipment Co. hired John Webster as general manager. Legacy
rents hydroexcavators, industrial vacuum trucks, sewer cleaning trucks and
other specialized equipment.

HI-VAC LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL DIVISION WEBSITE


Hi-Vac Corp. launched new websites for its Hi-Vac and UltraVac brands.
Product sections are divided between stationary and portable units and
include specifications, literature, photos and videos. An aftermarket services
portal provides quotes for repairs and/or rebuilds.

MATHEY DEARMAN NAMES


FACTORY REPRESENTATIVE
Mathey Dearman named Rizzo & Associates, managed by Marc Rizzo,
as a factory representative for Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.

MANITOU RECEIVES NEW PRODUCT AWARD


Manitous MRT Series Privilege Plus rotating telescopic handlers
received the 2014 Top 100 New Products award from Construction Equipment
magazine. The diesel-powered handlers provide lift heights to 80 feet 8.5
inches and 360-degree rotation.

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KONECRANES ADDS MACHINE TOOL SPECIALISTS


Konecranes added Jim Foust and Tim Ellis to its machine tool service
team in Cincinnati. The new hires have 70 years of direct experience with
Giddings & Lewis machine tools.

FRUITLAND NAMES PRESIDENT, COO


Fruitland Manufacturing named Chris White, formerly vice president
and general manager, president and chief operating officer. He will oversee
the companys production facilities, including the new 33,000-square-foot
warehouse and powder-coat facility, and focus on research and international
business development.

CHEVIN FLEET SOLUTIONS ADDS STAFF


Fleet management information
software provider Chevin Fleet
Solutions named Jennifer Tanner
project manager and Chris Linton
client support representative.
Tanner will be responsible for
overseeing the implementation
Chris Linton
stages of Chevins flagship Web- Jennifer Tanner
based application, FleetWave. She will also advise clients on how to harness
technology to enhance fleet operations.

GAPVAX NAMES GULF


COAST REPRESENTATIVE
GapVax
named
Alexander
Teich
sales
representative for the Gulf Coast. Based in Deer Park,
Texas, his territory includes New Mexico, Texas,
Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Alexander Teich

DRESSER-RAND LAUNCHES WEBSITE


Dresser-Rand, supplier of rotating equipment to the oil, gas,
petrochemical, power and process industries, launched a new corporate
website, www.dresser-rand.com. Based on the concept of working together,
the site emphasizes working collaboratively, quality service and customengineered products.

CONTINENTAL COMPLETES VEYANCE ACQUISITION


Tire manufacturer Continental completed the acquisition of Ohio-based
rubber company Veyance Technologies upon receiving approval from the
Brazilian antitrust authority CADE (Council for Economic Defense). As part
of the agreement, Continental will divest Veyances air springs business in
NAFTA and its steel-cord belting business in Brazil. The transition is valued
at $1.5 billion dollars. GOMC

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Product News

Product Spotlight
Coker crane technology minimizes load
sway, monitors equipment performance
By Ed Wodalski
Clam-shell bucket coker cranes from Konecranes are designed to
safely and consistently move large volumes of petroleum coke in hot,
moist, dusty environments. The overhead cranes typically span up to 46
meters (150.9 feet) and have a lifting capacity of 55 tons.
Unlike what you might call a standard crane, the coker crane is
not so much capacity as it is features, says Chad Rooney, key account
manager for Konecranes. Coker cranes can be highly technical, but it
depends on the clients willingness to use that technology and the benefits
to increase safety and productivity.
Drives and gearboxes are engineered to reduce maintenance, while
DynA Load Control technologies help reduce structural stress, increase
efficiency and prolong equipment life.
The DynAPilot control minimizes load sway from bridge and trolley
motions, reducing collisions between the bucket and pit walls or hopper,
to maximize throughput while preventing equipment damage. It also
makes it easier to transfer a full bucket of material into the hopper without
spillage for optimal performance.
Other technologies include the DynAGrab load control that
synchronizes the holding and closing lines for easier operation, DynATrak
bridge steering that controls travel along the rails, preventing premature
wear of crane wheels, and DynAReg regenerative network braking system
that captures electrical power generated by braking forces and returns it
to the electrical grid, eliminating the need for external braking resistors.
Both the DynAPilot and DynAGrab feature single joystick control for
one-hand operation.

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The bridge crane has an


independent traveling cab that
provides the operator with a
filtered, air conditioned work
environment and unobstructed
view of the pit. A keypad interface
provides the operator with access
to crane controls and diagnostics.
The DynAMonitor diagnostics
system monitors up to 400 data
points for a complete view of
crane performance. The optional
crane monitoring system can store up to four years of operating history,
as well as schematics and maintenance documents for later analysis,
while TRUCONNECT remote monitoring enables equipment usage to be
monitored in real time and schedule maintenance as needed. 800/9346976; www.konecranes.com.

ELECTRIC EEL DUAL CABLE SECTIONAL DRAIN CLEANER


The Model C dual cable sectional drain cleaner from Electric Eel Mfg. cleans
tough blockages, including tree roots, in 3- to 10-inch-diameter sewer lines with up
to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections. 800/8331212; www.electriceel.com.

2. BJM SOLIDS-HANDLING SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS


SKG Series submersible, solids-handling pumps from BJM Pumps feature a
Dual Shredding System for 2, 3 and 5 hp pumps. The pumps can shred a variety of
municipal and industrial wastewater solids, including flushable wipes. All shredding
elements are made of hardened 440C stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of
55C plus. 860/399-5937; www.bjmpumps.com.

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The 1780 float-operated level switch from SOR provides wireless monitoring
for WirelessHART mesh networks. The switch uses a float mechanism that moves a
magnetic array inside a sealed housing. 800/676-6794; www.sorinc.com.

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4. DOOSAN PORTABLE POWER NATURAL GAS GENERATORS


NG160, NG225 and NG295 natural-gas-powered generators from Doosan
Portable Power combine the ability to operate on wellhead natural gas and in harsh,
rugged environments. Features include an automatic dual-fuel switch, enabling the
generator to operate on natural gas as well as propane from an external tank. The
Onboard Scrubber System improves machine performance by removing excess dirt
and water from wellhead gas and includes a heated drain valve to prevent water from
freezing in the hose. 800/633-5206; www.doosanportablepower.com.

5.

WATER CANNON INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE WASHER

The 17K12 industrial pressure washer from Water Cannon delivers 12 gpm,
2,800 psi and 33,600 effective cleaning units (ECUs). Features include a Kohler
CH750 electric start 30 hp twin cylinder gasoline-powered engine, 15-gallon long
run fuel tank, roll cage protection, poly chain drive, TSF Series General triplex plunger
pump, 50-foot hose, trigger gun, wand, quick-connect nozzles and disconnects.
800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

6. MCELROY HYDRAULICALLY ADJUSTABLE PIPE STAND


The hydraulically adjustable pipe stand from McElroy Manufacturing is
designed to align 4- to 20-inch-diameter thermoplastic pipe on butt fusion job sites.
The stand has a hand-pumped hydraulic lift that gives the operator the ability to
adjust the height of the stand without having to remove the pipe. 918/836-8611;
www.mcelroy.com/fusion.

7.

CRANE PUMPS FIBERGLASS LIFT STATION


Preassembled Barnes fiberglass lift stations from Crane Pumps & Systems are
available in pipe rail simplex/duplex and hard piped simplex. Sizes range from 24 to
36 inches in diameter and 48 to 96 inches in depth. Options include simplex/duplex
design, pump, cover and control panel. 937/615-3544; www.cranepumps.com.

8. HANNAY HEAVY-DUTY 6000 SERIES HOSE REELS


Heavy-duty 6000 Series hose reels from Hannay Reels are designed for spray,
waterblasting and sewer cleaning applications. Manual reels include crank rewind
with pinion brake. Power reels feature gear-driven crank rewind or chain and
sprocket drive. Bronze or aluminum swivel joint and stainless steel hub assembly
and riser are available. 877/467-3357; www.hannay.com.

9.

GUZZLER VACUUM LOADER CAMERA SYSTEM

The High-Rail vacuum loader three-camera system option from Guzzler


Manufacturing provides the operator with enhanced visibility while the unit is
vacuuming on railroad tracks and in switchyards. The camera system includes a
7-inch, weatherproof LCD monitor and cameras mounted on the front and sides
of the vacuum truck to provide a wide, real-time view, even in extreme weather
conditions. The operator can simultaneously monitor the view from each camera on
the LCD screen. 800/627-3171; www.guzzler.com.

10. WILDEN STAINLESS STEEL AODD PUMPS


The 430 and 830 Advanced FIT stainless steel air-operated double-diaphragm
(AODD) pumps from Wilden Pump & Engineering, part of PSG, a Dover Company,
feature corrosion resistance in aggressive chemical applications. The pumps are
direct replacements for Wilden 1 1/2- and 2-inch Advanced pump installations.
909/422-1730; www.wildenpump.com.

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11. MUNCIE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVE


The V250 directional control valve from Muncie Power Products has highgrade iron castings and hard chrome and nickel-plated spools to withstand extreme
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12. VERMEER TIER 4 HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILL


The D100x140 Navigator horizontal directional drill from Vermeer features a
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13. TT TECHNOLOGIES CONSTANT-TENSION WINCHES


Grundowinch 3-, 5- and 10-ton hydrostatic constant-tension winches from
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Constant tension senses and automatically takes up any cable slack. All models
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engine and adjustable boom system. 800/533-2078; www.tttechnologies.com.

14. CONJET HYDRODEMOLITION SURFACE PREP ROBOT

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The hydrodemolition surface preparation robot from Conjet AB/National


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16. SNAP-ON HEAVY-DUTY DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

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The Pro-Link heavy-duty diagnostic system from Snap-On Industrial Brands


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The 14/20 kW air-cooled, three-phase generator from Kohler Power Systems is


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19. CENTORK MODULAR VALVE ACTUATION SYSTEM


CK modular electric valve actuators from Centork are compatible with
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ASXP-LS current switches from NK Technologies are a combination current


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Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo, Shreveport Convention Center,
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DUG East, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh;
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Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Expo & Annual Meeting,
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Energy Exposition, MetraPark Expo Center, Billings, Montana;
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ISA Calgary Show, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada;
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Mexican Energy Opportunities Summit, Mexico City;
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Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Evraz Place,
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JULY 20-22
Unconventional Resources Technology Conference,
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South Texas Oilfield Expo, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,
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NAPE (North American Prospect Expo) South,
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Elko Mining Expo, Elko Convention Center, Elko, Nevada;
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AUG. 24-26
The Pipeline & Energy Expo, Cox Business Center,
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Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference,
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American Mining Summit, Denver; cdn.miningamericas.com.
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Global Petroleum Show, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta;
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SEPT. 15-17
Pipeline Week, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel &
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Coal Association of Canada Conference,
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North American Pipeline Congress, The Westin Chicago River North,
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