Asia Pacific’s Offshore Well Intervention Conference

This conference delivers exclusive well intervention insight and is the region's number one meeting place for the development of well programmes. There will be 30 Expert Speakers including representatives from Petronas MPM, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Pertamina Hulu Mahakam, Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited, SAKA Energi and Murphy Oil Corporation.  Website:  http://www.offsnet.com Location:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New wireless bearing health monitors

ABB has launched the ABB Ability Smart Sensor for Dodge-mounted bearings, part of the ABB Ability Digital Powertrain, that enables health checks for bearings. The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information. This helps to prevent downtime on applications such

New EMC shield clamps with integrated strain relief

icotek’s range of EMC shield clamps has been expanded. The new SKZ offers an additional integrated strain relief. This is generally carried out via the cable outer sheath and thus protects the cable shield, as it is not mechanically designed for tensile forces. Strain relief via the cable shield can cause damage, even to the

New optical turbidity measuring system

Krohne has introduced the new Optisys TUR 1060 optical turbidity measuring system. The main application areas are quality monitoring or filter monitoring in drinking water, or in cooling water circuits or demineralisation processes.  The new analytical system employs 90° scattered light technology and is compliant to US EPA 180.1 and EN ISO 7027. It comes

Breakthrough in biodegradable plastics

Following years of research, Teysha Technologies has developed a natural polycarbonate platform that can create fully biodegradable substitutes for existing petroleum-based plastics. The bioplastic, AggiePol, is derived from sustainable feedstocks and can be physically, mechanically and chemically tuned to suit the needs of its intended application. The versatile material could replace the traditional plastic used

Predicting the Future of Engineering Technologies Isn’t Exactly a Science

Partial federal government shutdown aside, 2019 has kicked off and a number of my peers and fellow pundits are hedging bets on how things will play out in engineering technology this year. I caught up with Dave Opsahl, vice president of Corporate Development at Tech Soft 3D for his take on the coming year with

Managing obsolescence in control panels

Over the past 50 years, a growing number of industrial businesses have adopted computer-based automation systems. However, many of these systems are now nearing their official end-of-life and becoming obsolete, leaving engineers with the challenge of managing obsolescence effectively. Here, Maria Torrisi, business development manager at JMartans Automation, explains how industrial plant managers can manage

New customisable brushless stepper motors

ISL has introduced customisable stepper motors for industrial automation applications. These are hybrid permanent magnet (PM) and variable reluctance motors which employ magnets to make the shaft turn a precise distance when a pulse of electricity is supplied, so they are appropriate in a broad range of high-precision motion control designs. ISL’s brushless stepper motors

New pumps for critical bolting joints

Enerpac has announced the ZUTP-S Series of electric tensioning pumps which provides reliable power and precision for critical bolting joints in the assembly of gas and wind turbines, compressors and power shaft couplings.  The ZUTP-S Series features a pendant-operated solenoid valve which is ideal for multiple bolt tensioning applications and allows for single-person operation. The

Grant of £6.9m to improve aerospace materials

A study led by the University of Southampton has been awarded a programme grant of £6.9m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to address significant barriers in the design and manufacture of future composite aero structures. Working closely with the University of Bristol, University of Bath and the University of Exeter, as