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Machines. Technology. Automation Number 6, November 2019


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China: investments and international agreements to deal with growth

Valeria Menichini Journalist


China's oil is talked about not only because it is one of the hot spots in the war with the US, but above all because China's strong expansion is already demanding and will require a lot of oil. China's largest oil company, CNOOC Ltd , announced at the beginning of the year the discovery of a huge crude high quality crude in the Bohai Sea, in northeast China. Furthermore, the company also confirmed its presence in the natural gas area in quantities exceeding 100 billion cubic meters. The deposit - listed as "the largest oil and gas discovery" in the Bohai Bay basin over the past 50 years - could be used by "millions of residents" for "hundreds of years," according to experts. The Bohai Sea area is located just over a hundred kilometers from the Jingjinji region, where gas pipelines already exist that allow gas transportation after extraction. China's initiative to increase capital investment of 2019 in oil exploration by 20%, to $ 77 billion, in order to increase production marks a new strategic direction. The goal is to increase domestic production by 50%, with an increase of over 2 million barrels per day over the next five years. On the other hand, both domestic demand and global oil demand will grow and the current Chinese domestic oil production is not expected to exceed 4 million barrels per day in 2019, while the country imports over 10 million barrels per day to satisfy domestic demand. Only 25 years ago, the Chinese were able to meet all their domestic demand producing 4 million barrels a day. The value of oil for China therefore goes beyond the price on the global market, but instead considers what that oil allows to realize, in fact the Chinese government evaluates the national oil as a derivative of internal GDP. Coal, the main responsible for smog and CO 2 emissions, constitutes 60% of national energy needs, while oil is only 10%.



Oil is a strategic asset for China that is worth much more than its price on the world market. And reduced access to oil would be a problem for China. For this reason it has extended its military presence to protect trade routes all over the world as have also been done by the USA and others. The $ 15 billion increase in spending will benefit all oil companies operating in China, including, of course, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, NOV and others. China has been actively pursuing US shale technologies for over a decade through joint ventures with US companies in US shale basins. In China, the recently announced Shell and Sinopec company will target eastern Chinese fields. A previous company with Hess turned out to be non-commercial.

Meanwhile, Asian power has opened its doors to Saudi countries, in fact Beijing knows that Iran, one of its most important suppliers of crude oil, is flooded with economic sanctions that prevent it from exporting oil freely and that Trump could give in to the temptation to open a war in Tehran. To avoid economic catastrophes, China has benefited by strengthening its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, theoretically one of the main allies of the United States in the Middle East. However, the vision of bin Salman, Ryad's crown prince, is more business-oriented than political ideology, and China is too interesting a partner to be sacrificed in the name of friendship with Washington. China is also a perfect hub from which to expand its tentacles in the rest of Asia, where there is a hunger for crude oil. Saudi Arabia's national hydrocarbon company ARAMCO signed a memorandum of understanding with the Zhejiang Free Trade Zone on 5 September with the aim of expanding its investments and further strengthening itself in the rest of Asia. The agreement consolidates Saudi Aramco's participation in the 400,000 barrels per day refinery from phase III of the Zhoushan Petrochemical Greenfield project and also allows the parties to evaluate potential investment opportunities in other parts of the value chain. These may include refining and petrochemical production, storage and trading of crude oil and natural gas, retail and distribution of petroleum products in the Zhejiang free trade area.




Last February, Aramco had already purchased a 9% stake in an 800,000 barrels of oil refining plant a day built by Zhejiang Petrochemical, owned by the private company Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group. The deal involves a long-term supply of crude oil and the possibility of using Zhejiang Petrochemical's storage facility to serve Aramco's customers in Asia. But the agreement will allow the parties to evaluate Saudi investment opportunities in China's free trade area in some strategic sectors: refining, petrochemical production, oil storage, retail and trade in oil and natural gas. Aramco, among other things, is a real colossus, and having him on his side can only be an advantage. The Saudi company has a production that exceeds 10 million barrels a day, is 100% owned by the Saudi Arabian government and, according to some data, it would be the most profitable company in the world.


Interview with Saipem’s head of the Offshore Drilling Division Marco Toninelli. Industrial Technology Magazine has interviewed Saipem’s head of the Offshore Drilling Division . Marco Toninelli. Mr. Marco Toninelli holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the ‘’Politecnico di Milano’’. He joined Saipem in 1986 occupying various positions, with experiences ranging from offshore construction, civil infrastructures, project management, supply chain management, maintenance engineering and asset management. In September 2006, he took the position of Assets Senior Vice President of Saipem Spa, managing a world- class fleet of construction vessels and onshore equipment at the service of the Oil & Gas Industry. From 2007 to 2011, he was in charge of an investment plan for the renovation of the fleet, with an expenditure value in excess of 8 billion euro. He has served as Chairman of E.R.S. b.v. (Holland), Chairman of S.P.C.M. Lda. (Portugal), Member of the boards of Boscongo s.a.(Congo), Saibos CML Lda (Portugal), Kwanda L.da (Angola), Frigstad Ltd (Singapore), Saipem (Beijing) Technical Services (China). He was also Chairman of Energy Maintenance Services SpA (Italy) from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman of Moss Maritime (Norway) from 2006 to 2008. From 2011 to 2016, he held the position at Eniservizi of Senior Vice President of Real Estate, in charge of development of all new real estate investments. In March 2016, he rejoined Saipem and he is now head of the Offshore Drilling Division.

You rejoined Saipem in 2016 at the beginning of the downturn in the drilling market. What were the main challenges you had to face? Since 2014 we have been through one of the most severe and longest crises for the drilling market and unfortunately it is not over yet. It has forced everybody to rethink in many ways the manner in which we conduct business. In order to remain competitive, we have had to review our processes, optimize our cost structure and, most of all, improve our efficiency across the board of our activities. The best example I like to mention is the drilling campaign of the Zohr field in Egypt. Thanks to the high efficiency of our drillship Saipem 10000, we are proud to have contributed, along with another division of Saipem, to the success of our client in achieving record time from discovery to market of the giant field.

What is the Saipem Offshore Drilling Division’s approach to the new industrial revolution (i.e. Industry 4.0) as regards improving its processes and consolidating its position? And what do you believe will be the impact of rig digitalization technologies on your business? The drilling industry is highly technological and capital intensive. However, it has a reputation of being often conservative toward innovation. I am absolutely convinced that digitalization represents an extraordinary opportunity for innovation in our industry and I am enthusiastic about the possibilities we have in front of us. For this reason, I decided to appoint a digital officer with a team fully dedicated to this task. We have launched a comprehensive program with initiatives including, to name just a few, rig digital twin, predictive maintenance, safety, robotization, operational efficiency, and so forth. Many have passed the phase of Proof of Concept and are now being fully implemented across our fleet. I have no doubt whatsoever that it will have a tremendous positive impact on all our activities.

What is next for Saipem’s Offshore Drilling Division? Are there any interesting projects in the pipeline? And what are your prospects in the Middle East? As I said, the crisis has been severe. However, we have navigated through the storm and have been able to keep on course. Thanks to all the actions I mentioned above, and to the almost full occupation of our fleet, we are very satisfied with the economic results we have delivered. From this standpoint, we intend to consolidate our position, particularly in those regions where we have an historical presence. The Middle East is an area where we have been present for decades and where we definitely intend to remain and serve our clients in the best possible way, perhaps even increasing our presence.

Nine years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest disaster in the history of the offshore oil & gas industry. What lessons have been learnt from this accident? The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was, as you say, an event of enormous proportions which forced the industry into making huge efforts to ensure that a similar disaster could never occur again. In 2011 several major oil companies constituted a consortium with a view to improving response times to subsea oil spills. Saipem contributed to this process and won an international tender with its Offset Installation Equipment (OIE), a unique technology capable of remotely capping a wellhead during an uncontrolled subsea blowout. OIE was designed, manufactured and tested by Saipem, and is an example of how a negative event can give rise to an improvement that benefits the entire sector.

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Saipem’s Offshore Drilling Division is equipped with several assets. As a civil engineer, which one is your favorite? From 2006 to 2011 I was Saipem’s Head of Assets. During that period, Saipem invested heavily in the rejuvenation of the fleet for both Drilling and Offshore E&C. It was during that time that, under my supervision, we built the semisubmersible Scarabeo 8 and Scarabeo 9, the drillship Saipem 12000 and the jack ups Perro Negro 6, 7 and 8, as well as the Tender assisted drilling barge (TAD). It was a frantic time and we dedicated passion and hard work to each and every one of these vessels. Asking me which one is my favorite is like asking a parent who his or her favorite child is: he or she may have one, but they would never say it.




Some things don’t change That is why the LED revolutionary change is huge Hazardous industrial locations have always demanded lighting fixtures that deliver utmost safety and dependable illumination for critical tasks. But some things are changing right before your eyes. Lighting designs in hazardous locations are increasingly responsible for energy efficiency and “green” operations to save money and precious resources. LED lighting has come to hazardous locations, and the Viamaster / Mercmaster LED luminaire is setting the industry standard for safety, performance and efficiency. To control the future, you need to see it : Viamaster / Mercmaster LED Series of luminaires. The choice for a smart future: • Mercmaster LED Wellglass; • Viamaster LED replacement of fluorescent lightings. No LED industrial fixture surpasses the Mercmaster LED luminaire in efficiency, performance and advanced engineering. In day-to-day use, installation and maintenance, the Mercmaster LED luminaire’s superior design simply shines. Designed to utilize as little as 32 W of power, these luminaires lower energy consumption while providing 60,000+ hours of running lamp life. The Mercmaster LED luminaires bring their energy-saving benefits to customers worldwide, setting the bar even higher for the lighting industry in terms of lower weight fix tu res, shock resistance, cold start capabilities, minimal heat production which improves service life, and overall safety. These fixtures offer a flexible, modular design that allows for retrofits and plant expansions to meet unique installation requirements. Viamaster / Mercmaster LED luminaires comply with current Nema, UL, CSA, ATEX/IECEx and NBR IEC applicable standards for a wide range of worldwide industrial areas. They meet Dark Sky™ specifications for low glare, focused beam and avoidance of overlighting. They are energy efficient, suitable for areas where flammable gases and vapors are present, as well as marine and wet locations subject to severe weather, excessive moisture and corrosion, including: • pulp and paper mills; • processing plants; • chemical plants; • oil refineries, gas plant, power plant, off-shore platforms; • foundries; • food processing plants; • waste and sewage treatment plants.











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• Laying of rigid pipes Our company has decades of experience installing pipelines all over the world and a vast amount of knowhow in this segment, including ancillary operations such as landfalls, trenching, tunneling and horizontal directional drilling, entrusted to in-house capability and traditional specialist subcontractors’ experience. • SURF and diving activities Continuously honing its skills in diverless shallow and deep water works, MICOPERI is able to carry out all kinds of diving activities ranging from harbor works, installation of manifolds and PLEMs, subsea tie-ins, connection and disconnection of floaters, hot-tapping, pipeline repairs, wellhead installation and maintenance, NDT and more. • Decommissioning MICOPERI has a proven capability to undertake offshore platform and subsea structures abandonments (even by single-lift solutions) including preparation, separation, removal, transportation and recycling/disposal ashore

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ADNOC Closes Pipeline Infrastructure Investment with GIC Marking Completion of Multi-Billion Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Landmark Awards September 4, 2019 - Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today that it has formally closed its $600 million pipeline infrastructure investment agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. This marks the successful closing of the total investment transaction, following the formal closing of the initial investment agreement with BlackRock and KKR on June 27, and the subsequent closing of the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund (ADRPBF) investment on August 1. The closing takes the combined investment in select ADNOC oil pipeline infrastructure by BlackRock, KKR, ADRPBF and GIC to $4.9billion. The innovative leasing investment structure marks the first time that leading, global and domestic institutional investors have deployed long-term capital into key ADNOC infrastructure assets. BlackRock and KKR together hold 40%, ADRPBF 3%, GIC 6% and ADNOC the remaining 51% in the newly formed entity, ADNOC Oil Pipelines LLC (‘ADNOC Oil Pipelines’). Sovereignty over the pipelines and management of pipeline operations remain with ADNOC. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Group Director Finance and Investment at ADNOC said: “The successful final closing of this landmark transaction is a clear vote of confidence by the global investment community in both the UAE and ADNOC as attractive investment destinations. The caliber of these leading global and domestic investors underlines the quality and attractiveness of ADNOC’s infrastructure assets and our ability to efficiently structure and close value-creating investment opportunities for our partners and investors.” Over the last two years, ADNOC has significantly expanded its strategic partnership and co-investment model and created new investment opportunities across all areas of its value chain, while at the same time, more proactively managing its portfolio of assets and capital.


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Carlo Salvi S.p.A. was founded in 1939 and has developed over its 80 years of operation form a mechanical engineering company with a technical focus into a modern forming company with a focus on customers and solutions.

Today, 90% of the machines manufactured by the company are delivered to customers outside Italy and approximately 40% of them to customers outside Europe. For this reason, Carlo Salvi has over the years established branches in China, in the Usa and in the United Kingdom.

When Mr. Carlo Salvi founded his company in Italy in 1939 started by developing systems for mechanical descaling. Only few years later, he started to develop and build a machine for the thread rolling and manufacturing screw heads and bolts.

In 2016 the company came to an agreement with Hatebur and in April the Swiss company took over Carlo Salvi. This union enable the two companies the further build upon their strong position and their markets complement each other perfectly.

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maincubes’ Data Centers Support Manufacturers in Securing Their Industry 4.0 Roadmaps silent nozzle systems. They also have personnel on site 24/7, to aim for the highest data center security and maintenance levels. And, to avoid any risk of bad-performing network paths for their clients’ ICT infrastructures, they selected a variety of Tier 1 carriers and other leading connectivity providers for their Frankfurt and Amsterdam data centers.

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Industrial IoT Study Industry 4.0, also called the fourth industrial revolution or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), builds on the third industrial revolution through which computers and automation were widely adopted. Industry 4.0 enhances manufacturers’ infrastructures with smart and autonomous, cloud-based systems that are intertwined and fueled by data and machine learning. Its ingredients also include robotics, cyber security and secured connectivity, which are all aimed at enhancing efficiency, flexibility and time-tomarket in a secure way. That’s where maincubes comes in, with its focus on security and connectivity details in its data centers, allowing manufacturers including for example Daimler – actually a colocation client of maincubes - to securely house and manage their data and further digitize their entire value chains.

maincubes data center in Frankfurt, Germany ‘German-engineered’ data center infrastructure, that’s what maincubes claims to deliver. Industry 4.0 (‘the fourth industrial revolution’) is also a German invention, a strategic initiative from the German government to let manufacturers embrace ‘smart factory’ principles. These German approaches share a common goal: to enhance efficiency, flexibility and time-to-market for manufacturers in a secure way. As an expanding European provider of colocation services with data centers located in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, maincubes tends to label its data center infrastructure as German-engineered. Why? Because their facility designs and technologies being selected are aimed at risk-avoidance, something that can be seen as a typical German feature. maincubes has uniquely deployed extra redundancy in its data center cooling and power (2N and N+1), just to be sure. They also have a wide spectrum of risk-avoiding security measures in place, including bulletproof walls, tailgating technology as well as




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BTB Transfer Spa has been designing and building multispindle transfer machines with CNC indexing table for the last 30 years. Since 1987 more than 970 machines have been sold and delivered in over 30 countries and to 150 customers, with a yearly turnover of more than 35.000.000 €. In thirty years of activity BTB Transfer has brought its machines in the main global markets, being able to stand out with innovative solutions and by going past pre-existing methods, developing and patenting ad hoc solutions for the transfer machine, and by giving a small but substantial contribution in making Italian mechanical engineering what it is today: a technological excellence acknowledged all over the world. Currently BTB Transfer Spa, located in Bovezzo, Brescia – Italy, occupies an area of over 10.000 sqm with more than 130 employees, 40% of which are engineers and the rest are specialized mechanical and electronic technicians. Its turnkey systems guarantee a high level of customization to meet the customer’s needs. Transfer machines are intended for any industrial sector for which high technology and large productivity are a requirement: automotive, valves and fittings, hydraulic, petrochemical, household appliances, and lock and key; and allow the machining of parts in aluminium, brass (with or without lead), cast iron and steel. The custom-made complete systems designed by BTB Transfer allow its customers to reach their production targets with a single product and by addressing a single referent. Machine line TRO (transfer machine with Horizontal indexing table), optimal for the machining of parts up to three ways, guarantees the best productivity –

compactness ratio by offering a solid product and high performances. Machine line TRV (Vertical indexing table), optimised for parts with numerous radial machinings, allows the machining of complex parts while keeping a low cycle time. This machine type combined with tools, chucks and units assembled on machining centres, guarantee a high level of flexibility. The company’s strong point is the attention to details and processes, result of constant research of excellence, both on a technological level and in the execution methods. Given the ever high request of flexible machines that can produce complex parts and, in some cases, made of different materials, BTB Transfer has developed ad made different solutions to meet the needs of its customers, among which are part clamping systems interpolated on 4th and 5th axis. Another solution is the so-called “Multicentre” machine, which can complete in a single cycle machinings on 5 sides without penalising the productivity, thanks to the use of units assembled on machining centres, especially thanks to the patented automatic tool-change system called “Curbiter” that allows the use of 3 or 4 tools directly on the machining centre, thus tripling or quadrupling the number of machinings executable.




ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials to explore new carbon capture technology ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials said today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the advancement of breakthrough technology that can remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources. •Technology uses advanced chemistry to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources •Companies to evaluate scalability for large industrial use •ExxonMobil evaluating multiple pathways to reduce costs of carbon capture technology Aug. 26, 2019 IRVING, Texas: Mosaic Materials has progressed research on a unique process that uses porous solids, known as metal-organic frameworks, to separate carbon dioxide from air or flue gas. The agreement with ExxonMobil will enable further discussion between the two companies to evaluate opportunities for industrial uses of the technology at scale. “New technologies in carbon capture will be critical enablers for us to meet growing energy demands, while reducing emissions,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. “Our agreement with Mosaic expands our carbon capture technology research portfolio, which is evaluating multiple pathways -- including evaluation of carbonate fuel cells and direct air capture – to reduce costs and enable large-scale deployment. Adding Mosaic’s approach will allow us to build on their work to evaluate the potential for this technology to have a meaningful impact in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.” “Through this agreement with ExxonMobil, we look to accelerate the pace of our development and demonstrate the business and environmental benefits that our technology can offer,” said Thomas McDonald, chief executive officer of Mosaic Materials. “Our proprietary technology allows us to separate carbon dioxide from nearly any gas mixture using moderate temperature and pressure changes, substantially increasing energy efficiency and decreasing costs.” Mosaic Materials’ agreement with ExxonMobil is part of Mosaic’s commitment to accelerate the impact of its innovative, low-cost technology, and is Mosaic’s latest direct engagement with companies across a range of industries to demonstrate both the cost reductions and the environmental benefits of employing Mosaic’s solutions. This engagement builds upon ExxonMobil’s extensive portfolio – in collaboration with startups, academia and governments – to develop next-generation energy technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ExxonMobil supports Cyclotron Road, a fellowship for entrepreneurial scientists that is managed in partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activate,an independent nonprofit. ExxonMobil also recently announced a 10-year, up to $100 million agreement to research and develop advanced lower emissions technologies with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory. For more than 30 years, ExxonMobil engineers and scientists have researched, developed and applied technologies that could play a role in the widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage. With a working interest in approximately one-fifth of the world’s total carbon capture capacity, ExxonMobil has been able to capture about 7 million tonnes per year of carbon dioxide and has cumulatively captured more of it than any other company since 1970.






Quality and experience at the service of the customer

Italian Gasket is a firmly established Company in the field of technical rubber items, with over 35 years of international experience through its three plants in Italy, Hungary and China. QUALITY Italian Gasket stands out for its attention to the quality of its products. The production process is structured in accordance with international quality models: - ISO9001 (Quality System) - IATF16949 (Automotive) - OHSAS18001 (Security) - ISO14001 (Environmental) - ISO50001 (Energy Saving). RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Italian Gasket firmly believes in R&D. To provide our customers with the most appropriate support to and build a relation of mutual trust, Italian Gasket has implemented a research and development system that: - Develops material directly with polymer manufacturers. - Supports customers through various tools: o CO-DESIGN o CAD-CAM o Finite Element Analysis (FEA) o CAE Simulations MATERIALS Italian Gasket works with most of the elastomers available on the market, in particular:




o AEM o E(P)DM o HNBR o FKM o VMQ o LSR o NBR These materials can be supplied in accordance both with automotive regulations (PSA, DBL, VW, BMW) as well as according to other international standards (FDA, KTW, WRAS, EN549, UL, REACH, ROHS) PRODUCTS Italian Gasket produces rubber technical items through a process of injection or compression. Its deep knowledge of the automotive market allows the Company to maintain a high quality standard also valid for other markets, such as Oil & Gas, automation, naval, thermosanitary. Italian Gasket can also supply assembled items (rubber and metal or rubber and plastic), in order to provide our customers with a finished application ready to be assembled. Our range of products include: - Bellows - Membranes - Anti-vibrant - Frames - O-rings - Connectors - Suction Cups








DAMEC: Experts in the field of high-precision mechanics!

Damec S.r.l. is based on the twenty-year experience of its owner Danilo Maggioni, who works in the field of precision engineering and mechanics since 1981. Our company deals with the marketing and commercialization of honing tools and machines for deep honing processing. Since 2014, Danilo Maggioni is helped by his two children – Francesco and Claudia, who have the same passion of their father and together they are bringing DAMEC to success. We are focused on three main points: -rising to national and international market by constantly




developing and improving the know-how, which allows our company to become more and more efficient and competitive; -searching and developing our solution and innovative processes in order to satisfy our customer with the best quality product and service; -taking care of the relationship between our customer and our team with reliability and perseverance, considering them a concrete possibility to obtain a social and professional growth. Operating fields of our company are various: operation

with honing machines, mechanical honing process, removal of burrs, surface and bore treatment, assistance and service of your machines. Our company sells different products like honing machines, abrasive wheels, abrasive stones, brushes, standard and multi-stone tools, mandrel, adaptor, filter and our honing oil. Our honing machines are personalised and have been studied to hone the inner bores of light, medium and heavy pieces. DAMEC works constantly to integrate new technologies and to increase productivity and quality, for this reason it can be considered as a “smart factory� thanks to innovation and technology. An example of innovation is the new type of honing machine with an automation system: LDH-86. The main features of this machine are: -Working at the same time 3 or more pieces;



-Function of auto-centering of tools; -Workable diameters from 4mm to 40mm. An important tight is that LDH-86 can be remotely handled with a computer or smartphone. Thanks to all these functions complies all the requirements to be introduced into the processes of industry 5.0. In conclusion our honing machines as LDH-86 reduce production times and labour costs, increasing production processes and making work easier for the operators. Also, our products of daily use keep the costs down thanks to their long-lasting. It is for all these reason that Damec could be considered as a concrete aim thanks to the constant dedication of many people, who during the time have realised a reallife dream. E-mail: Website:






To gain customer loyalty you do not need special effects You just need a quality policy

Reliability, technology and solidity. FMB focused on these simple levers: Bergamo’s entrepreneurial reality that since 1982 constantly strengthened its presence and authority on the international band saw and drilling machines market. Our technical department is the heart of our company: here arises the careful planning of our machines, built and tested to guarantee unmatched performances. Adapting the generic features of the machine to the specific end user requirements has been, since the beginning, the element that has allowed FMB to soon establish itself as a major player on the Italian and foreign market. Each step of production − ruled by technological and cyber systems − ends with electromechanical tests among the strictest in our sector. Guaranteeing a final excellent product is a target, but not the only one for FMB. Our enterprise philosophy is oriented to environmental sustainability, territory and human resources promotion. Against the logic based exclusively on the power of price, FMB chose a more farsighted policy, aimed at the promotion of a genuine made in Italy based on high quality components and




skilled labour. Customer’s loyalty is now a reached goal, thanks to our trade policy geared towards “customer’s satisfaction”. A global, capillary sales network and a prompt and efficient helpline, permit to consolidated and new customers to never feel alone. The seriousness of our company can be easily measured through another parameter: it is possible to quickly obtain official spare parts for outdated and no longer in production machines. The customer’s centrality is proved by specific assistance programs carried out at our headquarter, for maintenance intervention and specific training. It is in the sharing of know−how between company and customer that lies, for FMB, a virtuous practice to be perpetrated day by day. These are the PLUS that for 35 years have made the difference in FMB.



The perfect partner for the industrial sector Teco Spa is a real point of reference in the field of technical products for the industrial sector: the company, based in Brescia, has been able to build over time a leading role in this market, thanks to an extensive and innovative offer, and great experience gained in over forty-five years of activity. The company’s added value lies in the fact that it not only operates in the exclusive distribution of technical equipment for the mechanical and industrial sectors but also that their products meet the customer’s requirements from the initial installation through ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. GREAT ATTENTION AND CARE The attention to quality is extremely high and all the items imported for Italy come from ISO9001 certified companies of the major industrial countries in the world. Also the customer care is of high level: for this reason, the clients who turn to Teco Spa can find concrete answers and practical solutions through a personalized, tailormade service; they can also count on a wellstocked warehouse with an impressively rich stock which makes the wholesale/ assistance phase easier. The warehouse also includes spare parts for the most common types of industrial transmissions, making Teco the ideal partner in case of replacement of fundamental elements for industrial machinery. And that’s not all: by connecting directly to the company’s website ( you can access the online shop, which allows you to purchase with just a few clicks all the products offered by the company. 45 – THE COMPANY CAN COUNT ON 45 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF MECHANICAL INDUSTRY CUT DOWN THE ORDER PROCESSING TIME In addition to this, the company also offers an extremely efficient shipping service, which can cover in a very short time not only Brescia and its province but the entire Italian national territory, including the islands. Even the order processing times are very fast: Teco has in fact developed a system that significantly reduces the time that occurs between the first contact and the delivery, being well aware that in a constantly evolving market, in which speed and quality are essential, resuming work in the shortest time is an element of fundamental importance. With this innovative approach, Teco Spa is the ideal partner for all the professionals in the sector: in addition to offering a wide range of services, in fact, suitable to cover all needs, the use of a single contact for the purchase of spare parts, shipping, delivery, assembly and maintenance, is an added value that has a significant impact on cost savings and processing time. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR ANY NEED Industrial chains and accessories, gears, electric motors, ball bearings, roller bearings, needle bearings, rolling bearings. And more: belts sleeves and toothed belts, smooth and cogged V-belts and self-aligning bearing supports, just to mention some of the many products on the list of Teco Spa. However, one thing remains unique: all these products are at the forefront. In fact, the company constantly looks at the market developments in order to keep up with the times. PROVEN QUALITY In addition to importing industrial products from the best international brands, Teco Spa manages an in-house department specifically equipped to obtain from standard rolls of chain, sections or rings of the length desired by the customer and a department equipped to obtain from whole sleeves, cogged belts in rubber or polyurethane of the desired width. Proven quality products combined with highly customizable service packages and supplies create a perfect mix, which is a key part of the company’s success in the Italian market and abroad.









NEMA Identifies Best Practices to Help Electroindustry Improve Customer Cybersecurity September 16, 2019 - ROSSLYN: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2, a new white paper that identifies industry best practices and guidelines that electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers may consider when providing cybersecurity information to their customers. This paper describes how electroindustry manufacturers and their customers can work together to improve the level of cybersecurity through industry best practices and guidelines. “Managing cybersecurity is a co ordinated effort between the manufacturers that build cyber-secure products and systems and their customers who follow good cyber-hygiene practices,” said Jim Gilsinn, formerly the Principal Engineer for Industrial Control Systems and Cybersecurity at Kenexis. “The practices and guidelines described in this document are meant to help customers effectively manage their cybersecurity expectations as they utilize manufactured equipment within the context of their respective markets (e.g., commercial and residential buildings, industrial equipment, the electrical grid, hospitals, and surface transportation).” “Combined with the original Cyber Hygiene Best Practices document that addresses best practices for improving cybersecurity for electrical manufacturing facilities, this paper becomes a valuable tool in the ever-expanding IoT ecosystem,” said NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith. NEMA CPSP 3-2019 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.


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SELEA Srl, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras

iZERO camera

T704 TKM camera

Since more than 10 years, Selea specialized in toplevel manufacture of technological solutions for access control, consisting in vehicle plate reading OCR-ANPR cameras, conceived to enable total access automation. Every product/solution is fully developed and produced in Italy, meaning that the customer can benefit continuity, technical support and economic savings over time.

dangerous goods; the field depth being more than 20 meters, it allows enabling heavy vehicles access to loading areas or industrial weighbridges.

What to use ANPR for? Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology is used to automatize any sort of entry/exit vehicle gate, as for private parkings, collection/delivery company gates for light or heavy vehicles, weighbridges access and many more. ANPR permits speeding up and improving the access flows, as well as instant categorization of vehicles, pairing of the vehicle plate with its user. A model for every need Our camera iZERO is currently among the most compact and flexible solutions in the market, permitting a light and swift installation, to implement an existing access gate with the latest generation ANPR eye, without major modification of the existing setup.



Why choosing Selea? Unlike other competitors, we display only real images of our products working in any critical condition, e.g. reading dirty or badly damaged vehicle plates – just compare our datasheets with any else’s, to find out such differences – and this means the customer knows exactly what he’s buying; a zero surprises and zero problems solution. Unlike other competitors, we develop both our instruments (cameras) and our software solutions, not relying to other contractors, so our customers can benefit from an all-round assistance with a single contact. Unlike suppliers offering simple vehicle plate reading solutions, the experience acquired in 10 years of collaboration with countless private and public consumers, permits Selea proposing tailor-made solutions to successfully deal with Access Control (for Private Companies, Hotels, Parkings, etc) in every specific case. mail:

The unit T704TKM is conceived to pair vehicle plates reading to Hazard Identification Numbers and UN numbers on Kemler/ADR panels of vehicles carrying






The Case For Gear Pumps In Chemical Processing

Maag has developed a complete portfolio of external gear pumps that have been designed to offer the versatility, strength, reliability, safety and flexibility needed for use in chemical-handling applications By Claudio Bonafede Introduction Industrial manufacturing processes that involve the use or creation of chemicals are some of the most critical in the world. They are also some of the most intricate and complex. They typically consist of a series of unit operations that must perform precisely, harmoniously, reliably and safely throughout the entire manufacturing process. Within these unit operations, consistently achieving the safe and efficient handling and transfer of raw materials or finished chemicals along the production line is a daily front-of-mind concern for plant operators in a wide range of industries. To complete these crucial liquid-handling tasks, plant operators rely on industrial pumps. The pumps they use must be able to meet the specific handling characteristics of a dizzying array of fluids. Among these varying characteristics are viscosities from water to molasseslike, wide temperature and pressure ranges, and differing chemical makeups, which can include corrosive, abrasive and potentially hazardous compounds. While certain types of pumps have gained acceptance




as the best technology in chemical-handling and manufacturing applications – centrifugal designs being the most prominent example – there are other options to consider. This article will illustrate how one type of pump technology – positive displacement (PD) external gear pumps – can offer the consistency, reliability, efficiency and liquid-handling safety to become a first choice for plant operators where chemicals are either made or used in the creation of other end-products. The Challenges For Gear Pumps While gear pumps have been proven in the field to excel in many unique applications, before they can be selected for use, the operator must be fully aware of the characteristics of the production process, as well as the makeup of the raw materials or final chemicals that will be used to complete the process. At their most basic, gear pumps perform well in chemicalbased applications because their mode of operation is simple. The liquid enters through the suction side of the pump and into the openings created by the un-meshing of the gear teeth. The liquid is then conveyed through the cavities around the outside of the gears to the pump’s discharge side. The re-meshing of the gear teeth drives the liquid out of the cavities and into the discharge port. Since gear pumps are PD pumps, the flow rate is theoretically independent of the pressure variations

that can occur upstream and downstream of the pump. However, some volumetric inefficiencies, or product “slip,” are common in all types of PD pumps. That means that if the gear pump is to achieve high differential pressures at the required flow rate, it must overcome the inherent internal slip. There are four main areas of slip: 1) between the gear shaft and bearings; 2) between the gear tips and the pump housing; 3) between the gear faces and the bearing (or bushing) faces; and 4) between the meshing gears. To eliminate these slip areas, optimizing the clearances between all of the aforementioned parts is of paramount importance with lower clearances resulting in reduced slip. The clearances are usually defined by several factors, including temperature, viscosity and the pump’s materials of construction. However, some slip is actually required to ensure proper operation of the pump. This designed-in slippage allows the creation of the amount of lubrication film and hydraulic lift that is required to support the gear shafts in the bearings. The proper selection of the materials that make up the pump is essential. In order to meet a wide range of requirements, several different options of wetted materials that are compatible with a wide variety of corrosive, abrasive and sensitive fluids are readily available. In high-temperature applications, the selection and the design of the pump becomes even more important as different materials have different rates of thermal expansion, which means that the clearances are constantly changing. As previously mentioned, the clearances need to be as small as possible in order to handle the pressure and deliver the required flow rate. In high-temperature applications, different thermal-expansion rates can lead to pump seizure when brought up to process temperature. For this reason, the pumps may not always perform efficiently at temperatures they were not designed for. Liquid viscosity is another factor that must be carefully considered. If the clearances are too small, the internal flow of the pumped fluid will be limited and can lead to bearing overheating due to lack of lubrication. If the clearances are too large, the lubrication-fluid film can collapse, leading to insufficient support and lubrication of the shafts. In those applications where high-viscosity products are involved, the first concern is ensuring that the fluid is flowing into the pump. Special inlet designs can help facilitate liquid flow. Additionally, in high-viscosity applications, the pump must be turning slow enough to effectively allow the fluid to fill the opening cavities of the



un-meshing gear teeth. The hydrodynamic performance of the bearings is also directly linked to the internal clearances and an incorrect selection could lead to premature wear of the bearings and failure of the pump. Two final factors that need to be considered in order to optimize gear-pump performance is the design of the gear teeth and, especially with highly viscous products, the sizing of the gear shaft. The design of the gear teeth is essential because the torque applied on the gear shaft and the shearing forces on the gear teeth increase with increasing viscosity and differential pressure. The gear shafts also need to be strong enough to absorb and transmit the torque that is created by the drive. Gear teeth and shaft design become even more important when these conditions are combined with high temperatures since the components will become more susceptible to failure because of a decreasing modulus of resistance. Meeting The Need For more than 90 years, Maag, Oberglatt, Switzerland, a Dover company, Downers Grove, IL, USA, has been considering the challenges inherent in the manufacture and handling of chemical compounds and finished products, and has developed a complete family of external gear pumps that have been designed to overcome those challenges. Conclusion The list of demands related to chemical processing is long and critical. These demands will only be satisfied through the selection and use of the proper pump technology – one that is able to meet the needs of varying pressure, temperature, viscosity and compatibility concerns. Maag, with its long history of gear-pump design and manufacture, as well as its extensive installed base, has worked for many decades to identify and develop the best solutions when external gear pumps are the best choice in crucial chemical-handling and manufacturing processes. About the Author: Claudio Bonafede is Managing Director of Maag Italy and is based out of Maag’s facility in Rozzano, Italy. He can be reached by For more than 90 years, Maag, a Dover company, has developed gear-pump technologies that are designed for use in the handling of polymer melts, chemicals and lubricants with varying viscosities and at differing temperatures and inlet/discharge pressures. For more information on Maag Pump Systems or Dover, please go to or






Temporary Power Generation Plant In A Desert Environment

The construction of industrial plants requires electrical generation from the beginning of the site installation; this can put, both the end user and contractors, in the conditions to be able to start production activities. Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear is able to provide all the necessary assistance both in the feasibility study than execution phase for construction of a temporary or permanent containerized Power Station, powered by generators or by the local electricity provider. Among the many reference projects done, Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear has supplied containerized substations associated to generators, necessary to feed the yard area and local operators’ camp built in Libya for the construction of an industrial plant. Specifically, Cear’s supply was in association with a generator manufacturer to provide a temporary Power Station that had to draw energy from the national grid and partly from electric generators. The implementation of the project took into account an installation in a desertic environment nearby the coast with a temperature range from -18 to +50°C with a relative humidity range from 31 to 96%. As this was a necessary installation for site operations, the supply had to be characterized by continuity of service, easy maintenance and high levels of safety assurance for operators. In order to maintain these requirements, Cear studied and provided an integrated “system” both for the distribution and electrical transformation part, as well as plant’s electrical control. The supply consisted of 3




MV/LV/MV containerized transformer substations with a range of 1000 to 4000kVA, that were connected to both the national electricity grid and generators, which powered a 11kV “daisy chain” circuit. In addition to the above “main substations”, the plant supply was completed by No. 6 MV/LV Substations 630kVA, No. 6 MV/LV Substations 1000kVA, a MV/LV substation with two 1000kVA transformers and finally No. 34 Low Voltage auxiliary switchgears for the electrical distribution of the workers’ camp. The coordination and control of the energy supply studied by Cear included the realization of a PLC system equipped with a “user friendly” HMI that it would allow operators to move, with an automatic system, the power supply from the grid to the generators and vice versa, to check diagnostics, to monitor system conditions, to detect any system anomalies and to check electrical parameters on both the Medium Voltage line and Low Voltage line, including both the transformer substations than the generators A complete solution for electrification, complying with extreme environmental and operational conditions that requires flexible deliveries and responses, that Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear is able to provide.

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Settima offers engineered screw pumps for oil products in upstream, midstream and downstream, offshore and onshore, since 40 years. Three screw pumps have been on the market for long time and constantly demanding requirements have imposed this technology to improve time after time in order to face higher challenges. Despite that, over the years, the pumping technology of choice, especially Oil & Gas industry, in many fluid-transfer applications has been the centrifugal pump. Today we can confirm that positive displacement triple screw pumps can be much more efficient, reliable and versatile than centrifugal pumps. Screw pumps have experienced advancements in terms of capability of handling various fluids even with higher viscosities. The operating principle of a screw pump, in alternative of a centrifugal pump, involves a volumetrically consistent flow rate regardless of the pumping pressure. Screw pump technology can bring in oil and gas applications various benefits: •Possibility to handle a wide range of flows, viscosities, fluids types and pressures •increasing allowability to handle more and more corrosive fluids •High volumetric efficiencies, leading to reduced operational costs •Almost no mechanical vibration to improve service life •No Noise operation •High level of energy efficiency •Constant and smooth flow, even with varying system backpressures due to viscosity changes •Reduced risk of leakage and of overpressure failure •Self-priming operation and high suction characteristics •High tolerance to entrapped air and other gases •Extremely low pulsation increasing the life of associated fluid-transfer components (piping, hoses, valves, etc.) It is easy now to note why industrial operators have decided more and more to rely on positive displacement screw pumps. To quote Dushyant Mehra, research analyst with Frost & Sullivan, “The primary challenge for oil & gas pump manufacturers is to improve the energy costs and efficiency of their pumps.” This is why the main operational advantages that screw pumps have, transform screw pumps as the most efficient, reliable and versatile alternative to centrifugal pumps in critical liquid-handling applications. SETTIMA Pumps has been a global leader in positive displacement pumping solutions since the last 40 years. With a dedicated initial engineering analysis, trough design layout to final highly precise machining techniques, everything based in Italy, SETTIMA can guarantee a perfectly fit tailored answer, like API676 solutions, to many of the Oil & Gas and Power plant requirements.











Industry Supplier for electrical machinery, any type and power -Custom executions and suitable for particular drives Our motors are designed to operate in several industrial sectors: -Cement / paperwork / refinement / steel / food industry, etc. They are used to operate with : -Fans / compressors / pumps / cement mills / mixers, etc. The production range includes: -Low Voltage Motors 400/500 / 690V -Slip-ring motors for heavy duty and for lifting -Medium voltage motors up to 10MW power and voltage up to 11kV -DC motors with completely laminated polygonal stator Our generators, suitable for all types of turbines, Francis / Pelton / Kaplan, are designed in accordance with customer specifications and with the manufacturer of hydraulic turbines. We are able therefore to realize: Brushless synchronous generators with rated power from 150 kVA to 6000 kVA, voltage 400 V to 11,000 V, synchronous speeds from 1500 to 150 rpm, from 4 to 40 poles.

SQUIRREL SQUIRREL CAGE MOTOR CMTYPE 630 L8 CAGETYPE MOTOR CM 630 L8 1150 – 5500 V – Hz 50 Hz – 750 rpm- -8P 8P–– V1 V1 – 1150 kW – kW 5500 V – 50 – 750 rpm – IP55 IP55 FOR WATER PUMP FOR WATER PUMP Our company has been operating for over 40 years in every sector of the modern industry such as cement, steel, food, paper, chemical and petrochemical industries, for supply electric machines and services. Comelmar was born in 1959 as a repair workshop for electric motors and then developed the project , construction and supply of new electric machines made on the customer specifications. The service is provided by a workshop equipped to operate on any type of electric machine. A team of experienced technicians is able to intervene at any time for maintenance and diagnosis at the customer. Quality policy is constantly controlled and directed by the Certification Institute that issued us already in 2003 the certificate of conformity to the ISO 9001:2000. PRODUCTION Our business involves the construction of new machines, whether they are electric motors or generators with : -Customer-specific interchangeability or with existing motors. -Comelmar “tailor made” project.





1420 kW – 11000 VTYPE – 50 Hz 1500LK4 rpm – 4P – V1 - IP23 SLIP-RING MOTOR AV– 630 FOR WATER PUMP 1420 kW – 11000 V – 50 Hz – 1500 rpm – 4P – V1 - IP23 FOR WATER PUMP



ITALY SWITCHBOARDS We can supply on request electric supply or control panels whether for internal and external plant in order to handle and supply the related equipment. SERVICE and DIAGNOSTICS We have an equipped workshop that is able to work effectively on any type of DC or a.c. motor low or medium voltage, repairing it and restore its original operating conditions. We perform on-site diagnosis by applying the partial discharge analysis system. This innovative system is applicable to electric machines as well to the transport lines of electricity. The sensors applied to the machine under observation during its normal operation are connected to the instrument that acquires, processes and classifies the detected partial discharge current pulses and by FLAME-PROOF SQUIRREL CAGE MOTOR TYPE CMX 530-2 elaborating a numerical analysis software establishes the FLAME-PROOF SQUIRREL CAGE MOTOR TYPE CMX 530-2 actual operating condition. 360– kW Hz –rpm 3000 - 2P – B3– –EEXD IP55 IIB – T3 360 kW 3000–V3000 – 50 V Hz– –50 3000 - 2Prpm – B3 – IP55 EEXD IIB T3 FOR FOR FUELFUEL OIL PUMP OIL PUMP EMERGENCY AND READY DELIVERY Asynchronous generators with squirrel cage rotor with In our warehouse we have any type of new or rated power from 100 kW to 6,000 kW, voltage 400 V to reconditioned electric machine, provided with a global 11,000 V, synchronous speeds from 1500 to 150 rpm, guarantee formula, which we can rapidly deliver to our from 4 to 40 poles. customers to solve any type of emergency that occurs in the production plants. ACCESSORIES TRANSFORMERS -Oil transformers with a power output of 500 kVA to a power of 25 MVA and a maximum supply voltage of 132 kV. -Epoxy Resin Transformers M.V. a nd L.V. from the power of 160 kVA to the power of 10 MVA and a maximum supply voltage of 36 kV. RHEOSTATS Rheostats are designed for the starting of three-phase motors with wound rotor and slip-ring . -Oil rheostat. Suitable for power up to 20,000kW and rotor voltages 5,000V -Liquid rheostat. Suitable for power up to 14,000 kW and 3,500V rotor voltage.

700 kWCAGE – 6000MOTOR V – 50 Hz TYPE – 3000AVRT rpm - 2P – B3 – IP55 SQUIRREL 500-2 700 kW – 6000 V – 50 Hz – 3000 rpm - 2P – B3 – IP55

INVERTERS We can offer the frequency converters as per our customer request , meeting his reasonable expectations for the variation of rotational speed for cage motors.





IPIECA Sustainability survey: 2019 results


The results of IPIECA’s annual Sustainability reporting survey are now available. August 22, 2019: The survey is designed to assess the sustainability reporting practices of IPIECA member companies in terms of format and delivery, governance, process, use of frameworks, and expectations for the future of sustainability reporting. The results provide an overview of current practices, identify widely used performance indicators and emerging trends, help oil and gas companies learn from their peers, and improve industry communication around sustainability issues. Summary of key findings: •91% of respondents use the IPIECA/API/IOGP Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting to guide the development of their report. •91% of respondents report to or reference the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their reports. 82% of respondents felt that their company’s activities / contributions were most material to SDG7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG13 (Climate action). •83% of companies are supplementing their report with additional communications on specific topics (e.g. climate change risks and opportunities). •The top five sustainability issues most material or relevant for reporting for companies are: 1-Climate change and energy 2-Process safety and asset integrity 3-Community and society 4-Business ethics and transparency 5-Local environmental impact, workforce protection, and product health, safety and environmental risks (joint fifth) •The top three issues which respondents said their investors indicate are the most important for their sustainability/non-financial reporting are: 6-Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions targets 7-Health and safety performance 8-Lobbying and advocacy This data continues to be a useful resource for members and provides an annual snapshot of reporting practices in our industry. In addition, these results will inform the next edition of the IPIECA, API and IOGP Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting which is currently under development and will be published in early 2020.






Maklaus 2020 - 3D Laser and Energy Recovery System Asia, Australia and New Zealand and prospects its commercial growth and expansion in India. The rewinders and Green Revolution Maklaus produces two rewinder models: the new RES 08, the fastest rewinder for stretch film on the market with its 1700 m/min and the renewed version of RES UNI. The latest models allow to produce several finished products in complete automation, make precuts on the material and create mini-rolls; all in a production space of only 4 square meters. The RES UNI, which has hundreds of units in operation around the world, works with an Industry 4.0 perspective, allows the use of super-amortization and, thanks to a high level of electronics, can be managed with a very low number of operator/s. The main advantage of RES UNI is the ability to create various products, capturing market trends and dedicating investment not only to seasonal work but to a continuous medium and long-term activity. The process changes are very simple: just change the supply chain and start a new process. All rewinders offer now the exclusive ERS - Energy Recovery System

Maklaus, celebrating 25 years of experience, is the leading company of machinery for stretch film processing and hole punching on moving web, “100% Made in Italy”. Reliability, high efficiency and quick return on investment are the pillars of the Florentine company’s industrial philosophy. Since its beginning, Maklaus has chosen to position itself at the top end of the market, offering added value technology with a “zero breakdown” goal. Over the years, this reliability has increased customer loyalty; meaning that customers have chosen Maklaus as a partner of its production expansion and as a solid resource in ensuring continuity in the management of consumable components. The company, through a widespread commercial organization, boasts customers worldwide with a greater force in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, South East




The punching units The punching high speed units are another strategic core department of Maklaus. Supplied in numerous versions with compressed air or laser technology, they are built ad hoc according to customer needs to be integrated on existing production lines or as standalone machines. Thanks to the internal design office, Makalus is able to guarantee customization of the product. Our machines allow processing on different types of film (plastics, biodegradable materials, paper, fabrics, etc.) and are used in many different sectors including agriculture, packaging, construction and clothing.



ERPT Eudosia Remote Power Turbine Eudosia Sistemi Power Solution is an italian leading company in the Oil&Gas and Power Generation fields with more than 45 years of presence on the market. Eudosia Sistemi Power Solution is presenting his procuct named EERPT Eudosia Remote Power Turbine that is a power generating system for remote application that is the real alternative solution to solar and wind system. The ERPT is based on Organic Rankine Cycle ORC that was invented by William Rankine one of the fathers of tehrmodynamic. The ORC is a simple high efficency thermodynamic cycle that has ideal characteristics for conversion of thermal energy sources at 90-200°C. This energy can be used to rotate a turboalternator and convert it to electric power. ERPT is an outdoor power generating equipmet, designed to operate at remote and extreme environment from the arctic to the hottest deserts. ERPT is based on proven technology, providing many years of high reliability and low maintenance operation. ERPT has no aging of critical parts, no scheduled maintenance activities and remote monitoring. ERPT can provide up to 10kW of electrical power to feed your equipmnet ERPT are offered in 3 different applications set up: -OFFSHORE: Units completely made of Stainless Steel AISI 316L with all components Eexd offered as a Atex Class1 Zone II certified package to be installed on platform or barges. -DESERT: Units developped in order to work up to +55°C with high presence of dust and sand. -ARCTIC: Designed to operate up to -45°C with special insulation and using structural materials that can maintain the structural characteristics at design temperature. The System is based on a continuos close cycle that acts as follow. The fire warms up the liquid in the boiler up to transform it in vapour, this vapour goes to the alternator and let the turbine moves creating the power that goes to feed the equipmnets connected. The vapour then moves to the condenser where is cooled down and return to liquid status going back to the boiler. The fire is created by a burner that uses gas, this can be taken directly from the pipeline or can be store in a tank close to the ERPT.









WEIR OIL & GAS SECURES OFFSHORE ROTATING EQUIPMENT REHABILITATION CONTRACT IN UAE Agreement Demonstrates Company’s Engineering Capabilities DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (30 June. 2019) – Weir Oil & Gas Dubai announced it has signed a contract in UAE with a major UAE-based oil and gas operator that secures the provision of rotating equipment rehabilitation services to support the client’s operations. The contract will allow Weir’s customer to improve reliability and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) on high-pressure and low-pressure compressors installed on an offshore platform, through the redesigning and re-manufacturing of critical aero components via Weir Advance Parts Solution process. Weir Oil & Gas’ capabilities in UAE, positive past and existing contract performance with the client, re-engineering capabilities and a comprehensive international facility near the customer’s sites were all key elements in securing the latest contract. This contract further consolidates Weir’s Rig-to-Grid capabilities in the Middle East. In the Eastern Hemisphere region, Weir Oil & Gas provides in-country support and service through Centers of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, which allow the company to manufacture and distribute rotating equipment parts and wellhead equipment faster due to its close proximity to operators in the region. Weir is focused on supporting its customers’ current operations with a service offering, through the Weir Edge™ Service advantage, that leads the industry as it pertains to maintenance process optimization services in brownfield/greenfield oil and gas, power and industrial facilities, streamlining maintenance costs, and reducing total cost of ownership. Weir Oil & Gas’ RE/Turbo machinery offers brownfield rotating equipment solutions to increase asset life and reduce cost of ownership. Weir also leverages its pressure control and oilfield services offerings in order to be the preferred supplier of pressure containment products and services for drilling and production operators in the Middle East, assuring best-in-class quality, delivery and responsiveness. “We are pleased to support our clients by providing an array of high-quality Weir Edge ™ services, designed to deliver customers a competitive edge, and we appreciate the opportunity to act as trusted advisors when it comes to repairing and upgrading our customer’s rotating equipment fleet,” said Ronan Le Gloahec, Weir Oil & Gas Eastern Hemisphere President. “Combined with our state-of-the-art facility and in-country engineering expertise, this renewed contract will support this organization’s operations for years to come.” From North America to the Eastern Hemisphere region, Weir Oil & Gas can solve customers’ engineering challenges and improve oil and gas operators’ efficiencies with a global product offering and localized service capabilities that meet the needs of each operating environment. About Weir Oil & Gas Weir Oil & Gas provides superior products and service solutions to make our customers more efficient and lower total cost of ownership. More customers choose our pressure pumping solutions than any other. We provide well service and stimulation pumps, flow control products, replacement expendable parts and supporting engineered repair services. Weir’s pressure control solutions include wellheads, API valves and frac trees, managed pressure drilling equipment including chokes, separators and containment equipment. Globally we deliver engineered oilfield and drilling equipment repair and certification, mechanical and rotating equipment repairs and upgrades, rapid prototyping of spare parts, robust asset management, Operation & Maintenance and field engineering services.






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Obetego: Envirocage System

Obetego Inc is a Glen Mills, Pennsylvania based company that has created and patented an Energy Efficiency system titled the Envirocage. For over a decade, Obetego has been committed to educating refineries, engineering firms, and code and standard developers, of the advantages of utilizing this system vs the traditional costly methods. Our system provides a more energy efficient alternative for personnel protection that can increase yields, completely eliminates CUI (corrosion under insulation), where applied, and make inspections more efficient, thorough, and reliable. ENVIROCAGE Envirocage is an industry leader in the protection of personnel from dangerous hot surfaces, while significantly increasing efficiency and reliability over traditional insulation. We can provide Engineering Cooling Studies that include energy savings per hour/day/ month for your geographic area, along with cost to install and/or remove existing insulation. Our highly experienced Engineers, Designers, and Construction Costs Estimators can field evaluate all obstructions,surface preparation, purchase and installation costs, and submit break even duration after receiving your energy costs.




ENVIROCAGE BENEFITS •Complete protection from hot surface burns •Reduces cooling costs and reduces temperature of cooling medium. •Reduces burden on cooling system. •Can increase yield when temperature limited. •Obetego will design, fabricate and install our energy efficient system or assist and instruct in the installation of the system. •Enhances product quality or purity •Allows complete visual inspection •Creates ease & more efficent UT inspection •Completely eliminates, not mitigates CUI. •Allows for verification of piping system •Completely reuseable after pipe alterations and maintenance •Reduces labor installation costs •Cools hot flanges while protecting personnel HEAT LOSS HISTORY Years ago many employees of industry burned themselves on the job by coming into contact with hot piping & equipment. The larger companies of industry decided to combat this issue by incorporating standards to apply insulation to anything above a certain temperature to

prevent burns. At the time this was expected to be only the expense of adding insulation to the hot surfaces. This included the material costs and the installation costs. That was also back at a time when cooling water was considered almost free. Now with environmental regulations limiting estuary zones to an intake to discharge temperature differential to only a few degrees is costly to get rid of the excess heat. Every circuit or pipeline that is insulated for personnel protection holds heat in the system. If this circuit is feeding another process that requires cooling, or a circuit that requires cooling, it is financially advantageous to allow any heat to dissipate naturally. The most obvious circuits are systems that have an obvious advantage for cooling like any distillation, alkylation, or cooling water approach (recirculation) line. But its actually all of the systems that lead to all cooling systems. Any product, gas stream, or waste stream that requires cooling, or that burdens the cooling water overall load to the refinery system can be cooled ambiently to a certain degree for not electrical or mechanical cost. This even includes steam trap discharges into a sewer that later requires cutting discharge temperature to



the waste basin. Crude Oil comes into the refinery via freighter / or pipeline. The first stage in the refinery is usually the Crude distillation. This separates out different product according to their boiling range. The ranges vary from 100F to 1050F Butanes & lighter at the top, light & heavy naphtha, kerosene, light gas oil, atmospheric gas oil, Vacuum gas oil, and vacuum reduced crude. Then some products go through other heated processes. But eventually almost everything including waste products and cooling media goes through a cooling process to get to its final destination, weather this be tank car, rail car, pipeline, barge, river or creek discharge, etc. The temperature for tankage or shippingis usually just below 200F, and the temperature for discharge varies. The overall situation we are reminding is that the refinery and chemical process starts off at a very high temperature and gets cooler and cooler. Perry’s and the Practical Process Engineering manual show that most exchangers, pumps, and fans are used for cooling and not heating. This of course zeros out economizers as a push. For more information:




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Insul.Tecno Group, an Italian leader in production and installation of thermoinsulating materials and products. Insul.Tecno Group is an Italian leader company in the production and installation of thermo-insulating materials and products. Thanks to the high level of experience and the extensive knowledge in the use of high temperatures resistant materials, our company is able to offer to its customers a complete range of customized solutions, products, materials and services. Through targeted consultations, Insul.Tecno Group’s commitments is to meet the customers’ needs by collaborating with them to achieve the perfect solution. Our goal is to design products and create solutions for a vast range of problems related to the high temperatures while keeping an eye on the environment and the energy loss. We try our best to keep our offers green and targeted to the general plants’ energy saving in order to help our customers and our planet. Since 1998 we have been working for some of the most renowned companies in Italy and all over the world. We have developed ever-growing skills and we aim to keep improving them even more. For these reasons, many of our products have been certified for different industries specifications. Among our products, we would like to draw your attention to our best and most selling one: INSUL. COIB FIRE BOX®, a textile cover completely suitable for passive fire protection of valves, actuators and system components. Our Insul.Coib Fire Box® is composed by moldable and removable customized textile linings. INSUL.COIB FIRE BOX® meets the most stringent chemical and petrochemical industry specification such as UL1709 Rapid Rise Fire Test, Type Approval Certificate, Jet Fire Test from 30 to 120 min. and Blast Test 4 bar. To know more about this and other products, solutions and services, please visit our website or contact us directly: we will be pleased to introduce you to our activity and to suggest the best solutions for your potential needs. For more information:










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VALVES FOR STEAM DRIVEN APPLICATIONS Steam has a good heat transfer property and there are many industrial applications which take advantage of such property. Steam has a lot of benefits including the high usable heat content, a simple production process that don’t need chemicals to occur, the ease of controlling and its cleanliness and odourless. Steam generates power or can be used to get mechanical energy (prime mover). Furthermore, steam can be produced by a variety of methods. Using steam for process heating offers multiple benefits over other heating methods. These benefits include simplicity of the system, high efficiency, and reliability, making steam a popular choice for modern process designers. By regulating steam pressure and flow a state-of-the-art automated valve helps maximize delivery and process efficiencies. Industrial applications that use steam as the energy carrier are very common in power stations, manufacturing plant, the chemical and petrochemical industries etc. The most common applications for steam are, for instance, steam heated processes in plants and factories and steam driven turbines in electric power plants, but the uses of steam in industry extend far beyond this. Some typical applications for steam in industry are heating/sterilization, propulsion/drive, motive, atomization, cleaning, moisturization and humidification. Most applications require some control in the broad sense of the term, and valves for steam play a key role in the process. Steam valves are used to control steam and heated water vapor from the source (boiler) to the application point (heaters). The main application of valves with steam is to reduce the pressure of the inlet steam for process application. Industrial processes frequently use steam at lower pressures because of the higher latent heat which increases process’s energy efficiency and for safety (high pressure steam involves more safety precaution). And because the steam pressure and temperature are related, the temperature is controlled through the control of steam pressure.

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Though most types of valves can actively control steam flow, special service conditions exist with steam regarding temperature and pressure. The one described here is based on the valve basic principal.



A movable closing component, developed as a plug or a disc, is mounted in a housing to prevent the medium applied to the inlet from exiting. The plug unit also play another important role that consist of throttling/controlling the flow by mean of intermediate positions. Whereas during isolation, the requirements are mainly focused on a permanently good seal, during the controlling, the stability of the plug movement and the flow characteristic come first. The plug/seat area is also exposed to the greatest stresses in the valve, as this is where the flow is at its fastest because of the minute cross-section of the flow. Therefore, the plug/seat must be designed in a such way to stand against the associated force to the flow and to prevent erosion that might be caused by condensation droplets in the saturated steam. The plug/seat must operate safely without any leakage. The plug can be operated manually, via actuators driven by a separate power supply or by the medium itself. Because of the high temperatures in steam applications, the most commonly used type of valves has a metallic plug/seat. The type of the metallic seat/plug depends on the flow and application characteristics. The second important function of the valves, ensuring that there is a leakproof seal keeping the medium in, is given by the body components, the seals and the stem guide. The stem guide is the most demanding in terms of design and construction of the valves. The body and the accompanying seal are static parts. The stem guide is subjected to dynamic stresses caused by the movement of the stem which can be axial, radial or a combination of both. There are three different designs of stem seal to use in steam and condensate applications: •Gland Packing: the packing material made of pure graphite is pretensioned using packing fixtures and distributes the resultant pressure on all sides, thus sealing the gap between the stem and the bonnet towards the outside. •V-ring stem seal are easy to maintain as the PTFE V ring units are permanently pretensioned by means of spring that ensure a constant seal. PTFE V-ring seal has the limit of the service temperature of 220°C. •Bellow seal provides a permanently leakproof and free maintenance stem seal, even at high temperature. Austenitic stainless steel is the most used material for this kind of seal. Depending on its design, the bellow seal simultaneously protects the stem guide from the medium and prevent wear from dirt particles.

A great variety of valves type, as the below ones, follow this basic. Regardless of the function of the valve (control, stop, safety etc..) the most commonly used steam valves type are the following: •Ball valves provide tight shut-off and predictable control. They have a high range of use due to the design of the regulating element, without the complications of side loads typical of butterfly or globe valves. Advantages include ease of operation and high flow, high pressure, and high temperature capabilities. A disadvantage is its low cleanliness. •Butterfly valves control the flow of steam with a disk which turns on a diametrical axis inside a pipe, or by two semi-circular plates hinged on a common spindle, permitting flow in only one direction. They are used as throttling valves to control flow. Butterfly valves offer a rotary stem movement of 90° or less in a compact design. Unlike ball valves, butterfly valves do not have pockets in which fluids and gas may become trapped when the valve is closed. •Globe valves are linear motion valves with rounded bodies. They are widely used in industry to regulate fluid flow in both on/off and throttling service. Advantages include precise throttling and control, as well as high-pressure limits. Disadvantages include poor cleanliness. •Gate or knife valves are linear motion valves in which a flat closure element slides into the flow stream to provide shut-off. Gate valves are usually divided into two types: parallel and wedge-shaped. Parallel gate valves use a flat disc gate between two parallel seats (upstream and downstream). Knife valves are of this type, but with a sharp edge on the bottom of the gate. Large sizes are commonly available. Disadvantages include pressure limitations, lack of cleanliness, and low shut-off. •Diaphragm valves use a 'pinching' method to stop the valve flow using a flexible diaphragm. One of the major advantages of using diaphragm valves is that the valve components can be isolated from the process fluid, making them ideal for sanitary applications. Diaphragm valves are limited to a maximum temperature of 230° C.




For a steam valve to perform properly, a proper selection must be done. Based on applications and plant knowledge, several factors must be taken into consideration when specifying a steam valve. The requisite function (control, safety, isolation etc..) and the performance permissible limits/tolerances of the valve, the medium (steam only, condensate only etc.) and its quality, the working environment, the operating pressure and temperature, the connection and actuations mode, and other service variables must be accounted for. Actuators, connection, and valve body and component material are selected after an appropriate valve type and size are determined by desired pressure and flow requirements. Typical connections for steam valve are threaded, flanged, welded or compression fitted. Materials of construction can be aluminium, brass, bronze, cast iron, copper, steel, and stainless steel. The calculation formula necessary for valve sizing are reported mainly by a vast number of specified standards and regulations, as well as the pertinent technical documentation. For example, DIN EN 60534 standards is applicable to stop valves and controls valves, DIN EN 12952-10 and DIN EN 12953-8 standards apply to safety valves.




The SEALCORE Network active for many years in the production of customized articles “The SEALCORE Network is the result of the union of some entrepreneurial Italian Companies active for almost 50 years in the production of customized articles to drawing and technical components for various industrial sectors. The Companies of the SEALCORE Network are active worldwide in the following industrial areas: Aerospace-Wind Energy-Mining & Earth Moving Equipment-Primary Metals-Pulp & Paper-Naval & Marine-Food-Automotive-AutomationChemicals-Petrochemicals-Pharmaceutical-Hydraulic, Heating & Sanitary Systems-Dynamic & Static Sealing-Heavy Duty and General Industry. The SEALCORE Network is made of 14 Companies grouped under 8 main production divisions for a total of 700 employees and about 150 million € in global sales in the year 2018. About 60 millions € have been invested between 2015 and 2018 in technology, infrastructure, people, training and equipment, and further 15 millions € are planned for investments in year 2019. The lean management and a focus on the service to the customer, in addition to a guaranteed quality Made in Italy are the strength of the SEALCORE Network and its seven main production divisions: -ORINGONE: Large size and Endless O-Rings in various compounds, produced with an innovative step-molding method ( Norsok M-710 ed. 3 approved materials available; -DUCI: O-Rings in various compounds with many approvals and certificates of quality. From the automotive to the hydraulic and the food industry ( IATF 16949-2016 certified; -DUEPI: Molds design and manufacturing. Injection molding of custommade articles in Techno-polymers and liquid silicone. 3D-printed items (; -FLUORTEN: PTFE, PEEK and High Performance Techno-polymers. Stock shapes and customized engineered components ( Norsok M-710 ed. 3 and API 6A approved materials available. ISO EN9100:2009 certification for aerospace available; -SEALFLUID: Engineered sealing solutions and custom seal kits for heavy duty hydraulic and pneumatic applications (www.sealfluid.service). -F.LLI PARIS: Rotary Shaft Oil Seals and custom-made articles to drawing in elastomer and rubber-to-metal (; -ATS: Special and large size rotary shaft oil seals for applications in the heavy-duty industry, and custom-made oversize parts to drawing (; -SLIB ITALY: Self-lubricating bushings and washers for valves and other applications in the hydraulic, energy and metal industry ( All this and much more is SEALCORE Network. Discover us under or download our SEALCORE APP from our web page of from the Google store”.











Small enough to care, big enough to handle

Here at Valland we are committed to the design and manufacture of high quality and tailor-made On/Off Valves. Our main market is the Oil & Gas exploration and production sectors, including subsea and transmission, and other special service industrial application. Our Company was established in 2006 by people that have been working in the valve business since more than 30 years and have engineered valves which represent the most updated solutions for the severe offshore environment and subsea application. Nowadays Valland is best known for its focus on the clients’ needs, achieving outstanding performances by our continuous improvement and technical skills. Quality Assurance Our Quality Management System has been implemented according to ISO 9001:2015 and regulated by strict internal procedure for quality control and quality assurance. Since 2008 we have achieved and maintained three API monograms: API 6A, API 6D, API 6DSS. This Program is subject to continuous improvement by review and audit by internal personnel and authorized agencies. We also satisfy all the provisions of the European Pressure Equipment Directive.




Mission To bring customized solutions that allow the full realization of the client’s vision, to the highest level of quality and reliability. To foster trust from clients through consistent good results. To build and maintain a network throughout the supply chain of trust and respect, that ensures stability and continuity for all involved. To give value to the environment and society where we operate, so that they are enriched and enrich the companies that operate in our territory. Vision To set the standard worldwide for reliable customized solutions; to be a model of trustful and fruitful cooperation with the whole supply chain and local environments and societies. To be present worldwide as a locally integrated, high standard, reliable and trustworthy reference point for our products and all of the services thereof.



More than 40 years managing temperatures

Penta Srl is a private owned company that started in 1977 the production of Metal Seated Ball Valves for extreme conditions as high temperatures (up to +700°C), Low temperatures (down to -196°C) and abrasive or dangerous services. During the years, Penta has developed many proprietary technologies: the unique self lubricating PENTAFITE seat material and in-shop fabricated special high pressure resistant Grafoil gaskets. We cooperate with our Customers all around the world (more than 80% of our production is exported outside Italy) to identify the best model and construction that better meat actual working conditions to maximize valve life and update any product to the most modern technologies and solutions. Penta keeps all information related to any product available for 20 years as like as spares availability. Moreover our workshop is always available for in-shop maintenance of our products.

The Penta Srl range of products includes: •AP series : a medium temperature and pressure valve (up to 350°C in class ANSI900 or PN160) with aggressive price; •WSS series: a wafer split body ball valve used on dirty services (up to 400°C) •SAT model, the best design of PENTA to solve the widest range of use between -100° and +700°C with pressures up to ANSI2500 and many different metal seats availability, including PENTAFITE technology. •SAT Crio model is the extension of SAT model down to -196°C by the use of polymeric seats and special valve arrangement that guarantee tightness and operability at any temperature. •SAT3 model is an evolution of the SAT with the addition of two Scraper Rings inside and outside the seats allowing the cleaning of ball surface during valve operation, the protection of the seats from abrasion and the reduction of dirt filling body cavities. •MULTIPORT basing on a trunnion mounted construction Penta can manufacture a range of 3-way metal seated ball valves with “L” port or “T” port. Penta has obtained ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Approval for use on LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessels carrying. 100% of all our valves are fully hydrostatically body tested at 1,5 times the maximum rated pressure and then hydrostatically seat tested at 1,1 times and 6 bar seat tested with air to check perfect tightness exceeding ANSI/FCI 70-2 Class VI. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Specialized in valves for critical conditions (high and low temperatures, abrasive and dangerous services)




Oil and Gas Climate Initiative sets sights on carbon capture

October 02, 2019 - New York: The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a group of leading energy companies, recently introduced new measures to address climate challenges at its fifth annual conference in New York and said it was making progress curbing methane emissions. Among the new efforts is one to spur large-scale investments in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) systems, with an early goal of doubling the amount of carbon currently stored globally before 2030. CCUS is a central part of efforts to achieve net zero emissions. “We are committed to helping to meet society’s lower carbon goals while reliably meeting the energy needs of billions of people for decades to come and leading at the cutting edge of technology,” said Saudi Aramco chief technology officer Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, who participated in working sessions at the event. “Our involvement with the OGCI demonstrates this commitment.” Reducing methane intensity, greenhouse gas, and more OGCI also said its members are committed to reducing the amount of methane and carbon emissions in their upstream oil and gas operations, and supporting appropriate governmental policies that assign a value to carbon as a way to lower emissions. Members have already reduced their collective methane intensity by 9% and are on track to meet a cumulative 20% reduction by 2025, the group said. OGCI is now working on a target to reduce its collective average carbon intensity as well. Reducing carbon intensity involves actions such as improving energy efficiency, minimizing flaring, upgrading facilities, and co-generation. Saudi Aramco, a founding member of OGCI, has been a leader in lowering carbon intensity from oil and gas operations, from the wellhead to the refinery gate. The carbon intensity of our Upstream operations is the lowest in the industry at 10 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per barrel of oil equivalent, according to a Stanford University-led study published in the journal Science. Also, based on third-party verification of our greenhouse gas emissions, our methane intensity last year was just .06%, which is also one of the lowest in the industry. OGCI members have set up a venture capital fund with more than $1 billion that has invested in startup companies that are developing, scaling, and deploying technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It has made seven new investments in the past year in companies with impactful technologies that span the energy value chain. Fifteen companies are in the portfolio. OGCI is also starting a Kickstarter crowdfunding program to facilitate putting CCUS technologies into operation in industrial hubs in the U.S., U.K., Norway, the Netherlands, and China. More broadly, OGCI is working with 11 countries supporting the Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS initiative to create a global commercial carbon storage industry at the scale needed to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement. OGCI has also joined the Natural Climate Solutions Vision Initiative convened by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.




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The Superfasteners Specialist “INOXDADI S.R.L.” founded in 1973 is one of the most important European producers and distributors of nuts, screws, hex bolts, studs, washers, threaded rods and fasteners in Stainless Steel, Brass, Titanium, Aluminium and Exotic Alloys certified ISO 9001:2015. Our company located in the north of Italy at about 50 Km from Milan covers a total area of 20.000mq. For over 40 years “INOXDADI S.R.L.” can boast a large number of consolidated customers, dealing with a wide range of items in various sizes and grades, including AISI 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 316Ti, 321, 309, 310, 314, 904L, W. 1.4529, W. 1.4923, ASTM Gr. 2H, Gr.8, Gr.8M, Gr.8T, Monel 400, etc. besides Aluminium, Brass and Steel. Our stock includes metric, UNC, UNF, left thread and fine pitches thread. The warehouse of 3.000mq allows the storage of countless items that are therefore immediately available. “INOXDADI S.R.L.” is specialist in manufacturing standard fasteners in according to the European and American specifications. In addition we are able to manufacture special fasteners in all grades, in accordance with customer’s drawing and demand. Special and more sophisticated materials like Duplex, Superduplex, refractory Stainless Steels, Alloys with an high Nickel content (Inconel, Incoloy, Hastelloy, Nimonic, Monel), Titanium…and so on are also produced and marketed. The raw materials are ever of European origin. The applications range is wide and diversified from petrochemical processing and valves to marine industry, from aerospace industry to nuclear reactors, from chemical processing to pollution control, from industrial furnaces to gas turbine components, from hydro-carbon processing equipment to heat exchangers, from waste treatment to desalination equipment,… and so on all around the world. Significant and continuous investments are constantly made in production with the purchase of new nut formers machines with 5 or 6 stations, as well as bolt former, tapping and threading machine, a well-equipped laboratory with spectrometer and machinery for mechanical tests in order to guarantee further quality. Besides an automatic video sorting & inspection machine, which ensure the highest levels of PPM quality and with final aim customer satisfaction. Frequent training courses have allowed and encouraged all workers to achieve important and continuous aims. Providing quality products and improving production processes is very important for “INOXDADI”, that’s why we are moving to industry 4.0 technologies.









Qatar Petroleum issues EPC tender for liquid products storage and loading facilities of the North Field Expansion Project September 14, 2019 - Doha: Qatar Petroleum issued “Invitation to Tender” packages for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of additional liquid products storage and loading facilities and Mono-Ethylene Glycol (MEG) storage and distribution facilities, which will be located in Ras Laffan Industrial City and will be part of the North Field Expansion (NFE) Project. New facilities covered under this tender include a new propane storage tank, vapor recovery compressors for propane and butane tank refrigeration, a plant condensate storage tank, a MEG storage tank and distribution system, a new liquid products export berth and liquid product lines from the main NFE plant location to the liquid products storage area. Commenting on the announcement, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum said, “The release of this tender package reflects the continuing progress Qatar Petroleum is making on the expansion of our LNG production capacity. With the volume of associated liquid products the NFE project will generate from offshore production and onshore gas processing, it was necessary to expand our existing storage and loading facilities. The unique approach in our contracting strategy for the multiple EPC packages allows us to match the execution expertise in the EPC contracting community to this specific scope of work.” The NFE Project involves the addition of four mega LNG trains as part of Qatar Petroleum’s plans to expand the State of Qatar’s LNG production from 77 million to 110 million tons per annum by 2024. Qatargas is entrusted with executing this mega-project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. As the World’s Premier LNG Company, Qatargas has an established history in delivering such major projects and in operating various onshore and offshore facilities in the North Field with a high degree of reliability and operational excellence.


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VALVOSANITARIA BUGATTI an history running since 70 years with an overview on the future

The company, established in 1948 in Lumezzane, is since the beginning specialized in the production of brass ball valves and fittings. Our products can be used both for civil and industrial use, we produce both water and gas valves and we also have a line of valves for heating systems. The Company mission is the manufacture of high quality products to meet all and any of its client’s requirements. All products are exclusively manufactured in Italy and carried out in our production site of Castegnato over an area of 10.500 square meters. Every year VALVOSANITARIA BUGATTI SPA produces over 25 million pieces that are exported to 85 countries worldwide. The production department is equipped with “state of the art” machinery and a sophisticate laboratory to carry out our rigorous quality tests. Since September 2011, the Company can rely on its new warehouse of 7.500 square meters in order to grant an efficient stock management.




The company quality system is certified according to the international UNI EN ISO 9001:2008. Thanks to the high quality standards VALVOSANITARIA BUGATTI SPA has obtained the product approval from 30 prestigious institutes to comply with the different country’s regulations. From the selection of the raw materials supplied by premium producers, to the delivery to our customers, the process is monitored step by step through very strictly quality tests in order to enable us to guarantee the VALVOSANITARIA BUGATTI brand to become synonym for reliability.









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Plug and Play, What benefits for the industry of the future? A new standard revolutionizes the Industry 4.0

Leonello Trivelli PhD in Economics & Management at Università di Pisa (UNIPI)

The internet of things’ industry is revolutionizing the manufacturing system of our company day by day. If until not long time ago the innovations of the 4.0 industry seemed too far from being considered a solution to a stale production processes, today instead we are in a decisively more open scenery towards new technologies, also thanks to the awareness on the part of the industries regarding the big changes in mass consumption. The demand of consumer goods and services is increasingly meeting an unexpected change: consumer habits are always evolving faster, and the industries are looking for structures and models that allow them to support a flexible production, capable to respond to market’s fluctuating trends. As a matter of fact, we are witnessing a shift from mass production processes toward mass customization processes. The customers’ needs seem more fragmentated and the life cycle of the products has been drastically shortened. As a result, manufacturing companies are also more interested in the possibilities of restructuring. The cornerstone technologies of industry 4.0 adapt well to this necessity, precisely because they succeed to create a more efficient manufacturing ecosystem; but what happens when, to meet the need of flexibility, the systems and the technologies need to be cooperated? The concept of flexibility depends above all on the configuration efforts required to restructure the manufacturing plants and, if considering the large number of new technologies is use, we realize that to able different systems to communicate is something complex and that risks delaying the manufacturing process reconversion.

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Currently, most of the production facilities use proprietary automation technologies, which are designed and programmed with communication protocols optimized for a limited area of application. Consequently, today's automated manufacturing systems appear to be less flexible, due to the great efforts required for the configuration process. The complexity of the process determines the capacity of the manufacturing plant to accommodate changes in the productivity scheme. To better understand what happens in this context, one can just imagine how the mouse-computer connection process was done until recently. In order to allow the two devices to communicate, drivers had to be installed, a cumbersome process full of obstacles had to be followed and essentially it was demanding in terms of time. Today's vision is to offer companies a system much more similar to connecting a USB device to a PC, a plug-and-play system. Achieving this degree of efficiency is possible, and the interest in the academic research environment has certainly increased in this field. The requirement is to find a global system for each machine, software or interface that ensures the rate of production to remain constant or even more efficient.

Standard’s unification is the key to growing the future industry Nowadays, around the world more than ten machine languages are used, which makes challenging the creation of a global communication system between machines. The OPC UA, which stand for Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture, is a standard that is already allowing the technologies that do not communicate and the diversified communication protocols to connect quickly. In fact, it is an open machine to machine communication protocol for industrial automation that facilitates the exchange between automated systems; the OPC UA can be used on all software systems, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and is therefore highly scalable, i.e. usable both on minimal embedded systems and on larger cloud systems.




The protocol can be used, among other things, by closed networks or even through the Internet, because within its architecture there are control, authentication and encryption systems. The OPC UA, thanks to its ability to favour the exchange for industrial communication, is confirming itself as a key element for the development of the Industry 4.0. Currently the sectors that have benefited greatly from OPC UA are above all the automotive, food and beverage, oil and gas, energy, packaging and many others that are now starting to experiment with this new approach.




All that you need for your compressed air equipment

Comex Srl, located in the north of Italy, in Mellaredo di Pianiga (Venice), was taken over in November 2000, and counts among its founders, Mr Gianni Fugolo, who brings added value to the company, as he was, between 1974 and 1997, one of the owners of the company Elematic (now ITW Spa), experiencing over 30 years in the field of compressed air equipment. The company’s product range counts more than 10.000 references of air pneumatic components stocked for prompt deliveries, for example fittings, quick couplings, automatic connections, push-in and push-on type, available of different materials, such as nickel-plated or raw brass, stainless steel AISI 316, and components suitable for food industry. Moreover, plastic hoses and aluminium pipes for air systems, or air tools like blowguns, inflating guns and washing guns, or compressed air components for air installations or air compressors, such as FRL units, manometers, pressure switches, pressure reducers, safety valves or check valves, and much more. Comex officially distributes products of the main manufacturers of the sector. Over the years, Comex Srl has turned from a family management into being a company capable of




acquiring new markets and new sectors. This has led to an enlargement of the sales network, to a careful and accurate selection of personnel, both commercial and technical, hired by the company, to an increase of the product range offered, and consequently to the preparation of a warehouse of 1,500 square meters, able to always ensure the availability of its items and the fulfillment of orders within the 24 hours after receipt of the same. Comex brave business policy has enabled the company to successfully pass the crisis of 2008, and indeed spread distribution not only to the whole Italian peninsula and to the other European Countries, but also to farther markets like Australia, Russia and Arab Emirates. All these factors are strong points that made Comex grow and determined the company’s success, thus becoming a landmark for the customers looking for a reliable and attentive partner, be they OEM companies, large retailers, hardware stores, or any other in the compressed air business. Sales Director Export Dept. Website:






Yokogawa supports world-first implementation of Module Type Package in an industrial environment September 18, 2019 – Tokyo: In a pilot project initiated by specialty chemicals company Evonik, Yokogawa worked with other automation vendors to utilize Module Type Package (MTP) standards for the first time in a commercial industrial environment. The pilot project was launched in summer 2018 and carried out in a world-scale amino acid plant operated by Evonik in Singapore. Following the system integration, the package units were successfully commissioned in May 2019. The modern chemical industry faces multiple challenges, such as increased production flexibility and a shorter time to market. To address these challenges, NAMUR, the German body representing users of automation systems in process industries, developed MTP to solve communication and connectivity problems in highly adaptive, modular plants*. MTP provides a standardized, non-proprietary description of process modules or package units to ensure efficient integration into automation systems and save users time and money. Yokogawa has been actively involved in the NAMUR MTP project. Evonik, ENGIE, Siemens, and Yokogawa collaborated on the integration of a chiller package unit into a conventional production plant by means of MTP. This is the first practical application of MTP standards in an industrial environment (Figure). The MTP integration comprised human machine interface (HMI) and communication interface aspects.

Fig.: Workflow for integrating a package unit in an existing DCS via MTP

The existing Yokogawa distributed control system (DCS) was connected to a Siemens programmable logic controller (PLC) via the OPC UA communication protocol, made possible by a Yokogawa-developed MTP import tool based on Automation Markup Language. The chilling process was initially simulated on the PLC and could be monitored on the MTP operating screen of the DCS. Commissioning was subsequently carried out successfully at the Evonik production site, demonstrating the practical benefits of the MTP standard.






Acm Engineering: High-Quality Motors And Generators ACM Engineering is an Italian company based in Bardello (Varese), Lombardy. It is a leading company in the engineering, design and manufacturing of brushless servomotors. Currently our production includes synchronous permanent magnet motors from 0,3 up to 350Nm and direct drive torque motors from 1 up to 6000Nm. All our product can be offered in a standard version or in a customized version. We are able to customize mechanical and electrical parts to suit your project needs. One of ACM ENGINEERING plus is that can we offer our motors with all kind of drive system or a complete solution, drive plus motor, in one pack, thanks to after many year of collaboration with drive leader factory. Our Technical department is ready to help you to personalize a solution for your application. The Company is ISO 9001-2000 and UL certified. ACM products can be used in the following sectors: • Industrial automation. • Machines tools. • Textile and clothing machinery. • Wood working machinery. • Sewing machines. • Packaging machinery. • Glass machinery. • Printing machinery. • Flexographic printing machinery. • Roller brushless motors for conveyor systems. • Jewellery machinery. • Agricultural and food machinery. • Plastic machinery. • Marble processing machinery. • Serigraph printing machinery. • Sheet metal processing machinery. • Wind turbine plants. • Automotive applications. • Naval applications. • Electric and Hybrid vehicle. • Electric and Hybrid ship propulsion.











SIDAC is an important presence in the field of high-tech automation SIDAC is known for providing reliable, highperformance and modular systems with selected components and highly sophisticated SW and customized hardware, with maximum compatibility with the outside world and ease of use. SIDAC boasts of significant presences and successful experiences in: •traditional and special machine tools, adjustments •die-sinking EDM, notching machines, punching machines •machines for brooms, brushes, industrial brushes •robots for handling, cutting, plasma cutting, bending, assembly and interlocking •textile machines (CNC warping machines, raising machines, etc.) and wrapping machines for both textile and metallic yarn •cutters for sheet metal, paper, wood, glass •laser processing for cutting and removal on 2D and 3D files •generic automation of single-axis and multiaxis machines for special processes in various sectors. Since its foundation in 1984, Sidac has provided turnkey solutions for hardware such as electronic boards, drives and motors and software, with an important global presence in the field of high-tech automation. Born as a company for the production of dedicated electronic equipment and the management of control robots (such as non-destructive X-ray controls on components coming out of the die-casting process), SIDAC has expanded with time. It is a company that continuously invests in research and development: this allowed SIDAC to enter new areas of innovation, up to the partnership with other companies in the Italian territory and also with the most renowned university centers in the country such as the Polytechnic of Turin. Today it is able to operate in every sector of the automation world, through the development of its own CNC and PLC systems, which satisfy the technical requirements of the Customer. CNC systems, are the result of continuous investments in software, hardware and design: a strong willingness to grow is inherent in SIDACs staff, composed of professionals who firmly believe in the work of individuals and of the team. These systems are complete of specific axes with motors and DC, brushless, stepper drives, with high performance and modular. Moreover, they are equipped with: selected components; advanced and flexible software; customized hardware with maximum compatibility with the outside world of the “motion control” and ease of use.




The main applications of its products are: - Grinding Machines and special systems - pipe banding machines - cartesian robosts, mechanical hands and palletizers - punching and nibbling machines - lines of unwinding, straightening and dividing - press and shears - special machines - plasma cutting machines/ oxygen- flam cutting and water jet - milling cutter and drilling machine - x-y axes tables SIDAC, strengthened by the experience it acquires from its foundation until today, also offers consulting and assistance services, as well as training of technical personnel.

How Servo Motors Are Useful In Robotics Applications

Robotic applications that require precision positioning implement servo motors. Robots perform a wide number of tasks like moving from one place to other at a certain speed, pick up objects from a specific point and place it at another, and other such functions that demand accuracy. Servo motors help them to achieve this target. In this article, we talk about the servo motors, their working, and how they are used in robotics. Understanding Servo Motor Servo motor is an electronic device that converts rotational motion into linear motion. It is one of the main components used for industrial motor control. Also known as a servo, it uses a sensor in order to measure position, velocity, and torque of the motor at any given instance. The servo circuitry is built inside the motor unit and has a shaft fitted with a gear that can be positioned as needed. Working of a Servo Motion controller sends a signal to a servo and depending on the pulse width modulation (PWM), it rotates at a certain angle. When at rest, the output spline of a servo is 0 degree. The pulse width of 1.5ms makes it rotate by 90 degrees in one direction while that of 1ms makes it rotate 180 degrees backward to the starting position. The position of the output spline is measured by a potentiometer. When the desired position is reached, the power supply is cut, and the motor holds that position until the next signal. Proportional operation is an important feature. If the motor stops at 180 degrees while it needs to be at 0 degrees, the movement is swift. However, if it stops closer to 0 degrees, it will move slowly to get there. Why robotics implements servo motor? 1-Servo motors are small and powerful. They can be easily programmed and allow almost perfect repeatability of motion. 2-They are easy to control. It is a combination of mechanical and electronic modules and has potentiometer to measure the feedback. 3-It is very easy to make your own servo with the help of gears, a motor, a basic comparator circuit, and some other components. 4-The precision delivered by a servo is incredible because of the ability to control angle based on a feedback system. 5-A servo can be used to make humanoids, bipeds, hexapods, and so on. They are also useful in controlling a camera position, 6-As compared to the stepper motors, they are more reliable and lighter. The only limitation is their range as only a few servos have a 360-degree non-continuous operation. Continuous rotation servos use encoders instead of potentiometer, which is a lined sheet of substance and photo-emitter detector pair. Application of Servo in Robotics 1- Robotic Welding: Servo motors are instrumental in actuating movement and adding dexterity to a robotic welding arm. 2- Robotic Vehicles: The autonomous vehicles used to disarm and dispose of bombs use servo motors in their steering system. Robotics use servo motors for works that are repetitive in nature or involve tasks that are beyond the physical limitations of a human being. Precision is the key and therefore, the inevitable dependency of robotics on servos. Author bio: Jeson Pitt works with the marketing department of D & F Liquidators in Hayward, CA and regularly writes to share his knowledge while enlightening people about electrical products and solving their electrical dilemmas. He's got the industry insights that you can count on along with years of experience in the field. Jeson lives in Hayward, CA and loves to explore different cuisines that the food trucks in the Bay area have to offer.






LogOil: The Industrial IoT Device for Tanker Truck Load Management

LogOil is the innovative tool to detect leaks and spills in tanker oil transportation, manage the deliveries and secure the supply chain at a competitive price. LogOil is one of a kind packaged solution, which unites several technologies to deliver the ultimate system for smart and secure fuel transportation. LogOil will bring you to the highest level of theft and fraud prevention, sturdiest accuracy and automation in oil delivery. Our sophisticated software system constantly logs, analyses and reports all product and tanker parameters, received from the high end magnetostrictive probes and sensors on the tanks. Thanks to the algorithms taking into account all internal and external factors and variables, the system identifies and evaluates loads, unloads and leaks from the tanker track with 99.8% accuracy. This means that regardless of the external factors, the petrol fleet management team can account for all fuel products, in all tanker trucks with the accuracy of +/-2 liters per metric ton. Thanks to LogOil system it is always possible to have a detailed record of when, where and what happened to your tanker truck and fuel products during transportation, leaks-onthe-move and overturns included. Fluid transportation security is just one thing that LogOil brings to you, but our technology enables several features, described below. DELIVERY MANAGEMENT With its unique features and the possibility of interfacing the system to the Company’s ERP, LogOil is capable to provide a complete and automated management of the




product delivery process. Providing quantification at standard temperature of loads and unloads at their locations the system, both the sender and the receiver are notified about possible altered deliveries, pointing out unplanned loads/unloads, potential adulteration, higher/lower quantities. SUPPLY CHAIN AND PRODUCT INTEGRITY By securing tanker truck transportation, LogOil fills the gap in the oil delivery chain control. LogOil can be applied to static containers or can be interfaced to systems already installed, enabling the full and automated monitoring of the entire supply chain, providing adulteration-free products delivery and environmentally secure logistics. REAL-TIME PRODUCT DELIVERY MONITORING If your business model involves the transportation of petrol products, CNG, LPG, dangerous and volatile chemical gasses and liquids, or any other heavily regulated gaseous or liquid substances, LogOil will empower you to over-comply with the regulatory requirements and, at the same time, will give you real-time product delivery monitoring. WHO NEEDS LOGOIL? Oil & Gas: from big companies transporting monitored liquids/chemicals, oil/petrol depots, petrol products dealers, petrol products transportation companies, to the operators of small civil gas tanks distributing products

in urban environments. There are several versions of LogOil, for each intended use. Cleanliness and Environmental Prevention: companies, which specialize in cleaning, draining and disposal of pollutants. Military Use and Special Civil Cases: transport of dangerous liquids and liquid radioactive materials, unauthorized dumps location. SYSTEM SPECS HARDWARE The hardware part is composed by a collection of sensors for the acquisition of various parameters, a data logger and a ground station (LogOil Station). • Up to 5 compartments per tanker, customizations available



• Data storage and wireless communication is encrypted end-to-end • LogOil Station automates data recovery and transmission to server/cloud • LogOil Manager mobile application allows for manual data download and system configuration • Electronic hardware is self-contained and not accessible for tampering minimization • Assembly may be protected with both electronic and mechanical seals • No batteries required • Start up time < 1 sec • Voluntary power supply disconnections are detected and reported • Real-time alarm transmission (tanker truck overturn included) available on request • Internal memory holds from 4 days up to 15 days of data • Support for RS232, RS485, CAN Bus, Digital inputs, 802.15.4 devices (sensors or seals) SOFTWARE The software part combines multiple data from the hardware computing and delivering information to the customer or to an ERP system. • Standalone analysis application to automatically detect relevant events (loads, unloads, leaks-on-the-move, etc.) • Cloud based analysis software for cost reduction, better scalability and improved data security • Customized ERP integration on request






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Minimal downtime during modification: Extensive modernisation of drives and controls of a cut-to-length line with eccentric shears

With over 75 years of know-how, MCB offers an extensive and complete portfolio of steel, stainless steel, aluminium and non-ferrous metals. In May 2017, the MCB Nederland B.V. branch needed to modernise a plant because the manufacturer of the plant no longer provided the necessary service for the installed controls and the procurement of spare parts became increasingly difficult. DAA DELTA Technik GmbH, a subsidiary of the b+s group, was therefore commissioned to modernise the drives and controls of the DE003 cut-to-length line with eccentric shears. After the design phase, the automation experts carried out a comprehensive process analysis. All functional sequences, the entire data exchange between the systems and the operating sequences were recorded along the production line. Particularly critical process parameters were recorded and analyzed using an iba PDA system (Process Data Acquisition), which was specially installed for this purpose. In this way, the new drives and controls as well as the associated software could be tailored to the process requirements in the best possible way in advance of the rebuild. “Our cut-to-length line DE003 is a key line of our factory,” reports René Beerkens, Manager Technical Service at MCB. “The technical expertise of DELTA Technik convinced us from the beginning. The presented modernisation concept was based on our ideas regarding the most modern technology, open systems, very good ease of operation and maintainability, and the best possible shutdown and modernisation scenario”. The modernisation of the cut-to-length line was carried out in two steps. Due to the foresighted and efficient planning of DELTA Technik first material could be run at the beginning of the second week of the first modernisation step. The cutting qualities and cutting accuracies were always of sales quality from the beginning of the commissioning. These extremely positive experiences prompted MCB and DELTA Technik to significantly reduce the planned duration of the second rebuild stage.

DAA DELTA Technik GmbH, a subsidiary of the b+s group, was commissioned by MCB Nederland B.V. to modernise the drives and controls of the DE003 cut-to-length line with eccentric shears

The cabinets of the cut-to-length line DE003 at MCB are installed in a container with cabinets on both sides. The space is limited and accordingly difficult were the disassembly of the existing cabinets and especially the insertion and installation of the new cabinets.

First modification phase with replacement of the control panels The first modernisation step included the regenerative rectifier unit of the eccentric shear, the capacitor bank for buffering the DC link voltage, the two inverters of the two shear motors, the controls of the eccentric shear and the drive controls of the entire cut-to-length line, which were still running on a Simadyn D platform. “In this phase we had to replace complete cabinets,” explains Frank Mehlich, Managing Director of DAA DELTA Technik GmbH. “The cabinets of the cut-to-length line DE003 at MCB are installed in a container with cabinets on both sides”. Accordingly, the space is limited and accordingly difficult were the disassembly of the existing cabinets and especially the insertion and installation of the new cabinets. DELTA Technik solved this problem with the help of a rail system specifically designed for the space of the cabinet container. Thus, the new cabinets could be placed as a prefabricated and tested unit in front of the container on the rails, to be then "simply" inserted into the container. The disassembly and assembly of the cabinets took only a few days. Parallel to this, the hardware of the drive controls of the cut-to-length line was modified. This was followed by the installation of the new software for the drive controls and the new software for the eccentric shear. Afterwards the I/O-Check could be carried out and the cold commissioning started. “The special challenge of controlling an eccentric shear lies in the cutting process. The eccentric shear can be operated in synchronous, over- or under-synchronous mode,” explains Mehlich. “In synchronous operation, the average speed of the eccentric shear is equal to the material speed, slower in over-synchronous operation and faster in under-synchronous operation. The latter is necessary, for example, for very short plates.” In addition, the eccentric shear can be operated in a start-stop mode for the production of very long plates. In this mode, the eccentric shear is accelerated from a standstill, then synchronized to material speed, accelerated away from the material after the cut and finally positioned on the stop position.

Second rebuild phase with component based modernisation The second step of the modernisation of the cut-to-length line included the rectifier unit of the line drives and the inverters of the line drives, the levellers, the trimming shear, the scrap chopper and the stacking machine, as well as the converters of all other speed-controlled drives, such as, for example the gap and tilt adjustments of the levellers, the width adjustment of the trimming shear, the side guides and the length stops. “The shutdown started on a late Friday afternoon and lasted until the following Sunday,” says Mehlich. “Afterwards, the I/O-Check could be carried out, the inverters and converters were parameterised and the cold commissioning started.” The implementation in this step was based on the replacement of components in the existing cabinets, since the components are distributed in several cabinets. I.e., the components to be replaced were removed from the existing control panels in the cabinet container and the new components installed at their locations. Since the new components deviated in size and in the location of their cable terminals from the old components, extensive customisation work, especially wiring work, became necessary. After the modernisation of the drives and controls of the cut-to-length line, the line is now equipped with advanced automation technology. “We only use components of well-known manufacturers that are freely available on the market,” explains Mehlich. “When implementing the drive- and control-software, DELTA Technik attaches the utmost importance to a clear structure of this software in order to provide customers with the simplest possible maintenance of their lines”. All software is open and freely accessible to the maintenance personnel. Reduced plant downtime and prompt commissioning The originally scheduled shutdowns for the modernisation of the cut-to-length line in two steps were significantly reduced by DELTA Technik. Contrary to the original plan to carry out the installation work over a several-week shutdown in a one-shift scheme, MCB and DELTA Technik agreed on a three-day shutdown with a three-shift scheme. This was done against the background of a very high production utilization of the cut-to-length line and the very good experiences made with the first modernisation step. Further optimisation work was virtually unnecessary. Nevertheless DELTA Technik carried out a corresponding production support after the completed modernisation.




This figure shows the simulation of a start-stop cut. Shown are the speed of the shear motors [1/min resp. rpm] and the horizontal and vertical speeds of the eccentric shear [m/min]. The horizontal speed vx synchronized to a material speed of 80 m/min can be clearly seen during the cut. The resulting speed of the eccentric shear n_mot is strongly nonlinear shortly before and during the cut.

With the successful modernisation of the drives and control systems, MCB now has again a high-precision, highly productive, future-proof and easy-to-maintain cut-to-length line DE003. “Our expectations were fulfilled in every respect and often even exceeded,” Beerkens sums up. “The line shutdown could even be significantly reduced compared to the original planning. Our operators took over the modernised line almost intuitively without significant instruction. From the beginning of commissioning, good quality sheets were produced. Due to the excellent preparation, the line was already at full production level again for the planned production start”. Thanks to the positive experiences, a modernisation of the DE004 cut-to-length line at MCB under the supervision of DELTA Technik is also planned.






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Enabling low emission applications of natural gas: MILD and OXY-fuel combustion

Matteo Pelucchi Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Forecasting the global energy demand is extremely important for future energy policies and security. Considering various energy scenarios [1], the role of natural gas in shaping future energy demand will be significant, due to its environmental advantages and versatility relative to other combustible fuels. Natural gas is indeed the cleanest within fossil fuels, as it emits the lowest carbon dioxide per unit of energy. Despite its lower carbon density compared to other fuels, its consumption is growing steadily by 1.6% in recent years, and its overall usage is expected to grow as much as 45% by 2040. The wide utilization of natural gas for combustion applications motivates the renewed interest in improving the fundamental understanding of its combustion behavior to enable better energy efficiency and emission reduction. A large part of our understanding comes from the development of high-fidelity chemical kinetic models hierarchically covering hydrogen, syngas and methane combustion. Conventional combustion applications (e.g. house and industrial burners, gas turbines) cover wide ranges of pressures up to 100 atm and low to high temperature combustion (500-2500 K) for different fuel/air stoichiometries. Over the last decades, combustion studies have focused on the reduction of pollutant emissions, including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, volatile organic components, and soot. Continuous advancements in control technologies have resulted in emission reduction and clearly demonstrated that efficiency improvements are the most attainable and cost-effective approaches. However, the long-term solution for decreasing combustion-generated pollution would require a larger reduction than that achieved only by efficiency improvements. For this reason, the development of industrial burners with low or “near-zero� emissions such as those of interest for MILD (Moderate or Intense Low Oxygen Dilution) [2], FC (Flameless Combustion) [3,4], HiTAC (High Temperature Air Combustion) [5], HiCOT (High Temperature Combustion Technology) [6], CDC (Colourless Distributed Combustion) [7], LTC (Low Temperature Combustion) [8], ULC (Ultra lean combustion) [9], and OXY-fuel combustion [10] has attracted the strong interest of industries and policy makers.



Within the CLEAN-gas Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, supported by the European Commission through the Horizion 2020 work programme, Bagheri et al. at Politecnico di Milano devoted efforts [11, 12] to extending the reliability of chemical kinetic models to conditions relevant to unconventional applications such as MILD and OXY-fuel combustion. Historically, in fact, a lower degree of attention has been paid to the chemistry governing these unconventional technologies. MILD combustion takes place by preheating the reactants at a temperature higher than auto-ignition and by a very high dilution [13]. In fact, through the control of the maximum temperature employing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and the extension of the reaction zone [14, 15], MILD combustion ensures stability while remarkably reducing NOx emission. The determination of the MILD regime is still ambiguous, although numerous studies have been devoted to the classification and characterization of its operating conditions. De Joannon and co-workers at the Institute for Combustion Research of the Italian CNR have been long leading the experimental investigation of MILD combustion using Jet and Flow Stirred Reactors (JSR) as well as cyclonic burners [16-19] coupled with accurate diagnostics to track the chemical evolution of the process. One well-known definition of MILD combustion is based on the initial temperature (Tin), the auto-ignition temperature (TAuto), and the temperature increase during combustion (∆T). A regime is defined as MILD if Tin > TAuto > ∆T. MILD combustion is neither a diffusion flame nor a deflagration or detonation. It can be considered as a super diluted explosion or a continuous auto-ignition/explosion. The fluid-dynamic conditions and thermodynamic constraints under which MILD combustion develops are quite straightforward. In fact, there is no need of back-mixing for flame stabilization, and the maximum temperature of the MILD Combustion processes is usually lower than 1600-1700 K, strongly reducing the formation of NOx. The mixing among fuel, oxidizer, and products streams are a crucial feature: the forced internal recirculation of the combustion products, which mix with the fresh mixture, supplies an adequate amount of enthalpy to reach the ignition temperature. OXY-fuel combustion is one of the most relevant technologies, also in light of the strong interest in CO2 capture and storage in power generation plants. OXY-fuel is implemented by burning the fuel with nearly pure oxygen diluted with a large amount of recycled flue gas [20]. Various forms of OXY-fuel combustion have been used in different applications even before the concern over CO2 sequestration raised in the world energy scenario. Figure 1 schematizes operating conditions for MILD and OXY-fuel combustion in terms of oxygen concentration and reactants preheating temperature.

Oxidizer preheated

Zone I is the so-called air combustion and the air-like OXY-fuel combustion zone, which involves a ~ 60-80% of EGR. In such a way, the charge usually contains less than ~ 21% oxygen, and the flame temperature is lowered [21]. Zone II is the oxygen-enriched combustion area, where oxygen concentration is significantly higher than 21%. Thus, the oxygen-enriched combustion features a higher sensible enthalpy and a higher flame temperature. Zone III is the full OXY-fuel combustion, where pure oxygen is used as the oxidizer. In this regime, the dilution is reduced to zero, and the pure oxygen highly intensifies the flame structure and the maximum temperature [22]. Finally, zone IV depicts high-temperature OXY-fuel combustion and HiTAC that can be achieved by using highly preheated oxidizer. It should be noted that MILD combustion is also embedded in this zone where stable combustion is still attainable with oxygen mole fraction significantly lower than 21%. From a chemical kinetics viewpoint, a few general features have been pointed out in the studies by Bagheri et al. [11, 12]: • CO2, and in particular H2O, content of exhaust gases reduce the system reactivity. This is mostly due to chemical effects related to enhanced third body collisional efficiencies (e.g. H+O2+M=HO2+M) favoring chain termination over branching pathways. The inhibition effect vanishes for increasing pressure, as expected from the rate constant approaching the high-pressure limit. • The chemical effect of H2O gradually vanishes at high temperatures (1300-1400 K) in the flow reactor. This behavior is due to the transition to a hot ignition regime, occurring according to the sequence HO2‹–›H2O2+M‹–›OH+OH+M. • H2O and CO2 contained in exhaust gases greatly inhibits flame propagation. CO2 has a greater impact in this case. Reasons for such evidences originates both from thermal effects in the case of water, and a combination of thermal and radical scavenging effects in the case of CO2. • The effect of CO2 addition on methane ignition delay times at high temperatures is very marginal as methane chemical stability (i.e. high energy barriers for initiation reactions) does not allow to affect ignition chemistry. • Reliability of kinetic models, could benefit from a more fundamental, a priori, evaluation of collisional efficiency of relevance in third body reactions that are largely responsible of chain termination.

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References: 1 Paris Agreement, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paris, 2016. 2 A. Cavaliere and M. de Joannon, Prog. Energy Combust. Sci. 366–329 (2004) 30. 3 A.A.V. Perpignan et al., Prog. Energy Combust. Sci. 62–28 (2018) 69. 4 J. Wünning, Prog. Energy Combust. Sci. 94–81 (1997) 23. 5 T. Hasegawa et al., J. Propuls. Power 239–233 (2002) 18. 6 N. Peters, in Proc. Forum High-Temperature Air Combust. Technol., 2001, p. 109. 7 A.E.E. Khalil and A.K. Gupta, Fuel 122–113 (2017) 195. 8 S. Imtenan et al., Energy Convers. Manag. 356–329 (2014) 80. 9 D. Dunn-Rankin in Lean Combustion: Technology and Control, Academic Press, 2011. 10 B. Anthony and A. Hoteit, in Handb. Combust., Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2010. 11 G. Bagheri et al., Combust. Sci. and Tech 2019 ,80-68 ,(1) 191. 12 G. Bagheri et al., Combust. Flame, in press, 2019. 13 P. Sabia et al., Combust. Flame 55–47 (2013) 160 14 R. Weber et al., Proc. Combust. Inst. 2629–2623 (2005) 30. 15 P. Li et al., Combust. Flame 946–933 (2013) 160. 16 G. Sorrentino et al., Flow Turb. Combust. 468-449 :(2016) 96.2. 17 M. De Joannon et al., Proc. Combust. Inst. 3369-3361 :(2017) 36.3. 18 G. Sorrentino et al., Energy Proc. 144-141 :(2015) 66. 19 G. Sorrentino et al., Energy 1174-1167 :(2017) 137. 20 R. Stanger et al., Int. J. Greenh. Gas Control 125–55 (2015) 40. 21 L. Chen et al., Prog. Energy Combust. Sci. 214–156 (2012) 38. 22 C.E. Baukal, Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, CRC Press, 2013.




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Total Closes the Acquisition of Anadarko’s Shareholding in Mozambique LNG September 30, 2019 – Paris: Total announces the closing of the acquisition of Anadarko’s 26.5% operated interest in the Mozambique LNG project for a purchase price of $ 3.9 billion. This closing comes after Total reached a binding agreement with Occidental on May 3, 2019, to acquire Anadarko’s assets in Africa (Mozambique, Algeria, Ghana and South Africa) and signed the subsequent Purchase and Sale Agreement on August 3, 2019. This first transaction follows receipt of all requisite approvals by the relevant authorities and partners. “Mozambique LNG is one of a kind asset that perfectly fits with our strategy and expands our position in liquefied natural gas”, said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total. “As the new operator, we are fully committed to the Mozambique LNG project and we will bring the best of our human, technical, marketing and financial capacities to further strengthen its execution. Total will of course work on the strong foundations established by the previous operator and its partners, in order to implement the project in the best interest of all those involved, including the government and the people of Mozambique.” Mzambique LNG is the country’s first onshore LNG development. The project includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields located within Offshore Area 1 and the construction of a two-trains liquefaction plant with a capacity of 12.9 million tonnes per year (Mt/y). The Area 1 contains more than 60 Tcf of gas resources, of which 18 Tcf will be developed with the first two trains. The Final Investment Decision (FID) on Mozambique LNG was announced on June 18, 2019, and the project is expected to come into production by 2024. The Mozambique LNG project is largely derisked since almost 90% of the production is already sold through long-term contracts with key LNG buyers in Asia and in Europe. Additionally, the project is expected to have a domestic gas component for in-country consumption to help fuel future economic development. Total operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5% participating interest alongside ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20%), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%). Closing operations are still ongoing in relation to Anadarko’s assets in the other countries (Algeria, Ghana, South Africa). Total, 2nd Largest Private Global LNG Player Total is the second-largest private global LNG player, with an overall portfolio of around 40 Mt/y by 2020 and a worldwide market share of 10%. With 22 Mt of LNG sold in 2018, the Group has solid and diversified positions across the LNG value chain. Through its stakes in liquefaction plants located in Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Norway, Oman, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Australia or Angola, the Group sells LNG in all markets




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Eni diathermic oil: a reliable solution to transfer heat for your industrial processes Author: Paolo Muscetta Development & Technical Assistance Industrial Lubricant Manager Lubricants Business Unit Eni Refining & Marketing Diathermic fluids are used as means for transferring thermal energy produced in a burner (source) to one or more users in a wide variety of industrial sectors such as chemical plants, textiles, food processing, marine applications, wood processing, production of plastics and rubbers, metal processing, paper, construction materials, electric radiators or in all those processes operating in a wide range of temperatures. The transfer of thermal is performed in a safer and efficient way through a diathermic fluid rather than by the use of steam, electricity or through direct flame contact, that is why all industrial sectors are mainly oriented towards heat transmission systems of indirect type. The most common diathermic fluid, less expensive and with high efficiency in heat transmission is water. Unfortunately, water has a very limited range of operative temperatures, indeed, in nonpressurized systems, the working temperature must be within the range 0 ° C (freezing point) and 100 ° C (boiling temperature at atmospheric pressure). In applications where the temperature range is more extended, other fluids have to be considered. In particular, for cooling system applications requiring temperatures lower than the water freezing point, the halogenated hydrocarbons, ammonia or mixtures of water and glycols are used as chilling fluids. In case of temperature range from -10 ° C to 410 ° C, the most suitable products are synthetic “aromatics”, they consist of benzene-based structures and include the diphenyl oxide/biphenyl fluids, the diphenylenthanes, dibenzyltoluenes, and terphenyls. The main advantage of the synthetics over mineral oils is that they guarantee safe operation with temperatures up to 400°C, but they have a very high cost, around three times higher than mineral oil. In the most common applications with operating temperature up to 340 °C, mineral oils are general used provided the system is pressurised with a nitrogen blanket. The choice of using a mineral oil as a thermal energy carrier arises from the need to have a fluid at relatively low cost with good performance that does not require a complex plant layout. The mineral heat transfer fluids are generally suitable for operating temperature from -18 ° C to 340 ° C (film temperature) at atmospheric or higher pressures. In these operating conditions the oil remains in the liquid phase and this allows to avoid the expensive pressurised system necessary to control the vapour, moreover the mineral




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lubricants boilers” as showed in typical degradation reaction: 2C12H10- C18H14 + C6H6 The presence of high boilers has an autocatalytic effect on degradation and it determines an increase of viscosity and the formation of carbon residues in presence of oxygen at higher temperature as for the reaction: C12H10 +1/2 O2 12C + H2O + 4H2 The presence of low boilers can lead to a vapour lock if the system is not properly vented and in addition it determines a strong decrease of flash point P.M., autoignition temperature while the flash point C.O.C is less sensitive to the presence of low boilers.Moreover, the low boilers determine on the distillation curve of the oil a lowering of the initial boiling point and an increase of the final point. During the lifetime of the oil charge, a monitoring of all these parameters (flash point, autoignition point, distillation curve) is crucial to predict the oil charge service life and the actions to be taken in order to assure the safety conditions and the best performance of the product. The presence of air reduces Alaria 2

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Eni heat transfer oil: Eni Alaria product line Eni Alaria line is characterized by an excellent oxidative stability and thermal cracking resistance based on highly refined base oils. The resistance to thermal cracking contributes to reduce the formation of sludge and deposit, prolonging the oil lifetime and extending the maintenance intervals. The line, consisting in four products with different viscosities and characteristics, has been developed to meet the requirements of the main applications. In order to choose the right oil, it is mandatory to know the plant working temperatures (the maximum film temperature, the maximum bulk temperature) and the type of plant (open or closed systems). Alaria 3

Alaria 3 HT

Alaria 7

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14 cst





850 Kg/m3

873 kg/m3

850 Kg/m3

890 Kg/m3

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340 °C


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Open and Closed

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*Valid in Closed systems, in the open system the presence of air affects the thermal stability of the product, the maximum bulk oil temperature is 180° C for Alaria 2, Alaria 3 and Alaria 3 HT and 250°C for Alaria 7 **Estimated values. Open system is a system where the oil comes in contact with air at some point of the system, it is important to mention that in an open system the fluid comes in contact with air in some point of the heating circuit and if

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DIESSE RUBBER HOSES, EXCELLENCE ONLY MADE IN ITALY DIESSE Rubber Hoses S.p.A. is an Italian family-owned company, a globally recognized manufacturer of rubber hydraulic hoses for high and very high pressures. The production plant is located in Filago (Bergamo, northern Italy). Always committed to market innovation and development, DIESSE has expanded through constant investments in research, technology, and human resources, reaching an important role in the world of Hydraulics. It has a wide range of hoses suitable for the earthmoving, agricultural, heavy industry, and also for deforesting and other market sectors such as the construction, naval, off-shore and mining sectors. Competitive, dynamic and international: these are the words that best describe the context in which DIESSE has been operating for almost 40 years, during which it has stood out as the only all-Italian manufacturer of hydraulic hoses. “The secrets of our success are many: from engaging with customers to pursuing discipline aimed at high performance, along with an in-depth knowledge of the market” says Giosiana de Stasio. “A deeply rooted culture aiming to excellence and reliability, that are the core values defined by our family ever since the company was established. These represent for us,, the second generation, the pillars of our corporate identity”. And she concludes: “Lastly, our ability to combine expertise and




unique skills with a systematic research and development of performing products has, over time, allowed us to stand out in the global scenario.” DIESSE Rubber Hoses, the strength of continuity Architects of this all-Italian success were Raffaele, Giuseppe, and Anna Maria de Stasio, who established the company in 1979 and thanks to their intuition, determination and foresight, climbed to the top of the international market sector. “Optimistic about the success that would be achieved, the three entrepreneurs chose an English brand name in line with their vision geared towards worldwide expansion. The brand associates the Italian family name initials, DS, with Rubber Hoses, as a perfect example of the Company’s vocation as a global player and of the basis still now underlying its strategy” says Heleanna de Stasio. An excellence resulting from the experience and entrepreneurial skills of the three founders. They are working in the Company together with the second generation: that’s a guarantee for continuity in the management and constant attention to innovation. At the beginning the company entered the Italian hose assembly market and in the first two years of operation it grew significantly until the availability of hose was no longer sufficient to satisfy the market’s demand. A challenge that turned into an opportunity and led the company to become a manufacturer of branded hoses

in 1982 and to complete the range with spiral hoses in 1990. The careful selection of raw materials together with technologically advanced systems were, from the outset, the company’s distinctive assets, which made it become widely respected for its quality and professionalism on the Italian and foreign markets. “The Customers represent the heart of the Company and its strategic asset: a way of being, thinking, and producing, improving everything we do to better respond to their needs, rewarding their trust” says Giosiana de Stasio, who also comments: “Energy, innovative potential, open-mindedness and rigorous ethics: our growth is also an expression of the vigorous passion that drives our management team every day.” The company’s continuous growth was also the result of a investment plan, together with a commercial policy aimed at strengthening its activities abroad. DIESSE has a production site covering a total surface area of 50,000 m2 and has operations in 42 countries, from North America to Europe, Asia, and Oceania, 90% of its turnover being exports, with North America as its largest output market. Today DIESSE Rubber Hoses is run by Anna Maria, Raffaele and Giuseppe de Stasio, who work together with the second generation. In addition to Giosiana and Heleanna de Stasio, the nephews Stefano Santis in the role of Product Engineer and Alessandro Santis in the role of Process Engineer Transform and innovate to compete globally The competitive edge of DIESSE Rubber Hoses, which specializes in high value-added solutions, resides in the Only-Made-in-Italy design, capable of representing the quality imagery that is typical of the Italian industry in the world, combined with a strong propensity for innovation. The company bases its business development model on three strategic guidelines: Voice of the Customer, Independence, and Flexibility. First of all, the company pays constant attention to engaging with the market to promptly comprehend its evolution and respond with high-performance products. Furthermore, it operates with its own means and it has direct control of the value chain. This grants a greater efficiency and flexibility of processes, reducing the time-to-market. Design for Quality: every new product is designed and assessed with accurate tests that make it possible to combine technology and efficiency. In this way the value of innovation can be experienced in everyday life, the strict selection criteria for raw materials and components are a guarantee for compliance with high quality standards. Moreover, goals for improvement are set as a result of the continuous assessment of performances.



The range of products The company manufactures the entire range of hydraulic hoses according to SAEJ517, EN 853-856-857-854. The company focus has always been to offer products that exceed the norm and hence the birth of the Fortius, Master and Overmaster families. From the experience gained in the production of these types, the families of hoses that perform even more are born since they combine in addition to a superior working pressure a very tight bending radius. This is how the compact Fighter and Stark are born. A similar development path follows the spiral family that has led to the engineering of the XFight family, where extreme performances have been combined with compact dimensions that have led to overcome the values reaching the results of even more than 1M impulse cycle. As bio oils are increasingly present on the market, the XBIO version has been introduced, which, alongside the characteristic of compatibility with these products, maintains excellence in performance. The worldwide presence required the introduction of products that resist even at low temperatures, hence the birth of the Iceflex and ICE Fighter families both in the braided and recently in the spiral version with a range from -70F to + 212F. It is very consolidated the experience of Fahrenheit hoses specifically designed for applications where 302F is required to meet the particular needs of the most important OEMs. Finally, the BOP hoses complete the range, they have been developed with the fiber glass for Oil & Gas sector, which have obtained the certification according to API 16D. Certifications DIESSE Rubber Hoses is a company whose Quality System is certified by DNV UNI EN ISO 9001:2015. It obtained approvals of hose and assemblies by the American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) and the US Department of Transportation. Furthermore, DIESSE is also certified by the European Union Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU. The numerous certifications achieved are the recognition of the company’s stringent commitment to pursuing excellence in quality, while ensuring maximum protection of the workers’ safety and health. “Building on our achievements and remaining loyal to the values of our organization, we approach the future challenges with optimism, , knowing that new important goals await us” concludes Giosiana de Stasio. “We thank our Customers for the trust they placed in us. They will continue to be the core of our success and part of our history.”






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Safety Relays are devices that implement safety functions. In the event of a hazard, a safety relay will work to reduce the risk within an acceptable level. When an error occurs, the safety relay will initiate a safe and reliable response. Each safety relay monitors a specific function. By connecting it to other safety relays, it is possible to achieve a total monitoring of a machine or plant. Safety relays are a simple and efficient way to meet existing safety standards, resulting in safe operations for the personnel and the equipment as well as a long service life. Risk reduction should be a priority for any business, in order to protect the employees and reduce the risk of costly accidents or equipment replacement. Generally, if a risk can be reduced, then it should be.




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Function (SIF). For this reason, whenever it is necessary to use a relay complying with IEC 61508 and the relevant industry standard (for example 61511), we must refer to a safety relay. SIF refers to equipment designed to prevent or mitigate the risks of a specific hazard. It detects the imminence of an incident, decides to take a specific action and acts to bring the process back to a safe state. A SIL (Safety Integrity Level) certified relay (Safety Relay) has a known and guaranteed ability to perform a given Safety Function and reach a specific safe state on demand (i.e. open a relief valve or activate a Fire Extinguishing System). The typical cases of application of a SIL certified relays are represented by a controller that can’t meet the power requirement (V or A), or when the multiplication of the contacts is required, or the controller safety function must be inverted. SIL (Safety Integrity Level) Certified Relays are used for critical loops where careful consideration should be given to Line and Load Monitoring. In applications, such as F&G systems, line and load monitoring are fundamental, and



Smart Relays become a valuable tool. Smart Relays are devices that implement the load and line diagnostics functions to the safety functions of a safety relay. The SIL certified relays are not used exclusively in Oil & Gas or Petrochemical industries, they are also a must in many other industries like railways, cars and lift, power distribution and anytime a failure of the relay can cause a serious accident. GM International designs, engineers and manufactures a complete range of Intrinsically Safe and SIL Certified relays. Thanks to specific contact arrangement, GM International relay modules maintain higher level of safety while improving process availability (a single fault is not enough for a spurious trip of the load). In conclusion, you should never consider safety and availability mutually exclusive. Choosing the right SIS can ensure that your personnel and your plant are perfectly safe without you having to suffer any economic loss. For more information please visit our website:




ExxonMobil to sell Norway upstream operations for $4.5 billion September 26, 2019 - IRVING, Texas: ExxonMobil signed an agreement today with Vår Energi AS for the sale of its nonoperated upstream assets in Norway for $4.5 billion as part of its previously announced plans to divest approximately $15 billion in non-strategic assets by 2021. •Agreement includes ExxonMobil’s upstream portfolio in Norway •Part of ExxonMobil’s previously announced plans to divest $15 billion by 2021 •ExxonMobil retains downstream refining operations and Esso-branded retail network in Norway “Our objective is to have the strongest, most competitive Upstream portfolio in the industry,” said Neil Chapman, senior vice president of ExxonMobil. “We’re achieving that by adding the best set of projects we’ve had in many years and divesting assets that have lower long-term strategic value. This sale is an important part of our divestment program, which is on track to meet our $15 billion target by 2021.” The transaction includes ownership interests in more than 20 producing fields operated mostly by Equinor, including Grane, Snorre, Ormen Lange, Statfjord and Fram, with a combined production of approximately 150,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day in 2019. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to standard conditions precedent, including customary approvals from regulatory authorities. The majority of the ExxonMobil employees impacted by the sale will transfer to positions at Vår Energi. In 2017 the company sold its ownership interests in the ExxonMobil-operated fields Balder, Jotun Ringhorne and Ringhorne East to Point Resources. The ExxonMobil refinery in Slagen and network of approximately 250 independently owned Esso-branded retail sites are unaffected by the agreement.






Aldegani: the ideal partner for custom stainless steel structures for oil & gas industry A “stainless” know-how with decades of tradition … but constantly updating Aldegani Angelo e Figli has a 60 years long tradition in AISI 304/316 stainless steel fabrication, with a strong expertise across a wide range of industries as Oil & Gas, Furniture, Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetical and Textile. Thanks to following key features as: •Capability to build custom solutions, through a Technical Office capable to conjugate 3D CAD design with direct manufacturing experience; •Support from external Engineering partner, in order to provide solid technical guidance for solving the most complex requirements (Wind/ Seismic solicitations; Fire Resistance; Explosion Resistance) •Strong relationship with external laboratory test provider, in order to guarantee the expected level of protection required •Close and continuous relationship with client technical office Aldegani is the ideal partner for custom O&G solutions and for new “Stainless Steel-based” special projects. Moreover, managing internally the full Metal Sheet operations chain (Laser Cutting / Bending / Welding /




Assembly), Aldegani is able to guarantee the shortest lead time and to avoid potential contaminations of mild steel / carbon steel products during manufacturing. Aldegani’s expertise on O&G Industry Starting from generalist know-how of “Stainless Steel fabricator”, in last 30 years Aldegani has built a strong and recognized specialization in designing and producing Stainless Steel structures for O&G industry, as Cabinets, Enclosures, Racks and Analyzer House. Aldegani maintained its usual focus on customization and developed, along years, several key certifications for Oil & Gas production range (e.g. Level of Protection IP66/ UL Type 4x; Ex “U” Label II 3GD IP66 U, Engineering structural Report, Fire/Explosion resistance report) and a deep know-how of several recurring product features required by the industry. Aldegani is strongly focused on designing and manufacturing custom Cabinets for several O&G application as protection panel for safe area, panels with Ex “U” Label (II 3GD IP66 U), panels fit for purging applications, panels fit for WHCP, of any shape, feature and dimension (compliantly with some technical guideline in order to guarantee a proper outcome in terms of final result and quality performance).

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How Qatar’s LNG expansion could generate an infrastructure boom Qatar is seeking international partners for the expansion of its North Field gas mega-project, a development that will both boost output and support broader infrastructure growth. On September 9 Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, minister of energy as well as president and CEO of state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), announced that the country had shortlisted a number of multinational companies for a stake in the North Field expansion. Invitations were sent out in August and a final decision is expected in the first quarter of next year, according to Al Kaabi. However, the minister also stressed that if none of the candidates met the criteria, Qatar would pursue the expansion alone. QP aims to lift national liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from 77m tonnes per year to 110m by 2024. While the country is already the world’s largest exporter of LNG, it is facing increasing competition from countries such as Australia and the US. In order to improve productivity in this increasingly competitive market, two of QP’s subsidiaries – Qatargas and RasGas – merged in January 2018. The move is expected to save some $550m a year in operational costs. Economic growth to accelerate An increase in hydrocarbons output is central to broader economic projections, with stronger exports contributing to accelerated growth over the next few years. Qatar Central Bank, citing data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority, expects GDP to expand at an average rate of 2.8% over the 2018-20 period, a significant increase on the 1.6% and 1.4% growth registered in 2017 and 2018, respectively. This will primarily be driven by an average expansion rate of 5.2% in non-hydrocarbons GDP between 2018-20. However, the hydrocarbons sector – which accounts for around half of all national earnings – is forecast to recover from a contraction in 2017 and post annual average growth of 0.3%. These figures do not account for the North Field expansion, suggesting the impact could be stronger still if plans go ahead.




Construction to benefit Energy output is part of the economic equation, but there are also knock-on benefits for related sectors. Work to upgrade Qatar’s LNG capacity, for example, would naturally have a significant impact on the construction sector. Indeed, in a report released in late August, US-based consultancy Dun & Bradstreet stated that the North Field project will provide a boost to construction as the country upgrades and expands infrastructure to facilitate increased LNG production. Qatar plans to construct four new production facilities, along with ethane and liquefied petroleum gas production and fractionation sites, a helium plant and other supporting facilities. The construction sector has experienced notable growth over the past 20 years, increasing 20-fold since 2000, according to Dun & Bradstreet. It accounted for 24% of all non-oil GDP in mid-2018. Significant drivers were government efforts to broaden the country’s infrastructure links ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as attempts to offset the impact of the Saudi-led economic blockade, which began in June 2017. On top of efforts to construct new motorways, schools and wastewater-processing facilities, major projects include the redevelopment of Hamad International Airport, which will see annual passenger capacity increase from 30m to 53m by 2020; the construction of the Doha Metro; and the upgrade of the $7.4bn Hamad Port, which was partially opened in 2017 and will serve as a strategic import-export hub. See also: The Report – Qatar 2019, on Oxford Business Group website.

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GE Renewable Energy Delivers Corporate Power Purchase Agreement to Google to Sell Energy from Swedish Björkvattnet Cypress Onshore Wind Farm September 30, 2019 – Paris: GE Renewable Energy today announced the signature of a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to sell energy from the Björkvattnet Onshore Wind Farm to Google. GE Renewable Energy originated and negotiated the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to sell the majority of the power generated by the wind farm to match the consumption of Google’s data centers in the region with renewable energy. Google recently announced that it has made its largest ever purchase of renewable energy, totalling more than $2 billion in new energy infrastructure produced by solar panels and wind turbines located around the world. “Sustainability has been one of Google’s core values from our earliest days, and a cornerstone of our related efforts is our commitment to clean energy,” said Neha Palmer, Director of Operations, Google. “Today’s announcement will add new renewable energy to the grids where we consume it, creating new construction jobs and making clean power accessible to nearby communities.” "This project represents GE Renewable Energy's unique ability to package technology and investing expertise to structure integrated off-take and financing solutions." said Justine Ryan, Global Director Commercial Partnering & Development, GE Renewable Energy. “It is a landmark project that demonstrates what we can achieve with new economic models and we are thrilled to have formed a new relationship with Google.” GE Renewable Energy announced earlier in September that it will supply 33 of its 5.3 MW Cypress turbines for the Björkvattnet Onshore Wind Farm in Sweden. Located approximately 470km north of Stockholm, the 175 MW site will generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 175,000 homes in Sweden. The project was developed by Vindparken and WindSpace, with support from GE Renewable Energy, and sold to InfraVia European Fund IV, managed by InfraVia Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialized in the infrastructure sector. The wind farm is expected to reach commercial operations by the end of 2020.”









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۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۱۸ ۸ ۱



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۱۸ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۱۸ ۹ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۰ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۱ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۲ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۳ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱٤ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱٥ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۷ ۱




۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۱



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۳



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٤


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٥




۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٦







































۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۸ ۱



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۹ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۰ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۱ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۲ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۳ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱٤ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱٥ ۲



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۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۲




۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۱۳ ۲

Neon ۱۸


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۳



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٤


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٥



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۱۸ ٦




۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۷


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۱۸ ۷


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۷


Kr Xe Xenon

Rn (۲۲۲)



































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۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲۱ ۸ ۲

۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲۳ ۸ ۲


Pm Sm

۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲٤ ۸ ۲




۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲٥ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲٥ ۹ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲۷ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲۸ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۲۹ ۸ ۲





۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۱ ۸ ۲



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Th ۲۳۲٫۰۳۸۰٦

۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۱۸ ۱۰ ۲


Pa ۲۳۱٫۰۳٥۸۸

۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲۰ ۹ ۲


sputtering targets oxygen scavengers


U ۲۳۸٫۰۲۸۹۱


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲۱ ۹ ۲


Np (۲۳۷)


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲٤ ۸ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲٥ ۸ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲٥ ۹ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲۷ ۸ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲۸ ۸ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۲۹ ۸ ۲


۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۰ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۱ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۳۲ ۸ ۲



۲ ۸ ۱۸ ۳۲ ۹ ۲

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