Held from 11-14 November in Abu Dhabi, the 2012 ADIPEC again proved to be a superb platform for the oil and gas industries in the Middle East. Combining a leading conference as well as a major exhibition, the ADIPEC draws in supply companies and visitors from around the globe. Stainless Steel World used the occasion to talk to some of the alloy suppliers active in the region.
Vallourec has been awarded a contract to provide the Greater Stella Project in the North Sea with seamless linepipe including coating and welding services. The 96 km of coated linepipe is due to be delivered to Technip in early 2013.
The Acro-Matic YT1050 can be supplied in either rotary or linear format. The rotary option suits all ¼ turn applications such as rack and pinion and scotch yoke actuators whilst the linear is easily adaptable to diaphragm control valves and linear pneumatic cylinders.
The enclosure consists of 316 Stainless steel which is suitable for the most corrosive environments and has an IP66 ingress protection rating.
The strength of the chemicals sector was definitely reflected at the recent Achema show from 18-22 June 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany (info: www.achema.de). By the final day, it was clear that visitor and exhibitor numbers had remained stable: during the five days, 167,000 participants visited some 3,773 booths, occupying 136,400 m² of floor space. And with almost 50% foreign exhibitors, this was the most international Achema ever. The Stainless Steel World TV Team spent a couple of days in Frankfurt, interviewing standholders with a clear interest in corrosion resistant alloys.
Outokumpu LDX 2101® material has been officially approved for use when building pressure equipment. Fabricators can refer to the European Approval of Material (EAM) to show conformity with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) when using flat LDX 2101® ≤10 mm.
Technip has been awarded a large subsea installation contract by Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd for the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility moored some 200 kilometers off the north west coast of Australia, in the Browse Basin, at a water depth of approximately 240m.
Air valves are normally required on piping systems, for example, offshore fire fighting systems, to vent air from a pipeline/riser on pump start-up and admit air back into the system under vacuum conditions. Often they are overlooked, yet play a crucial role within a pipe/pump system. It is important that they are correctly specified with their function, size and location to help in ensuring that the system is operating efficiently.
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