PolyPipe Inc. recently became the first and only polyethylene pipe manufacturer in the United States to receive the Quality System Certification (QSC) issued by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Efficiency Production Inc., a leading manufacturer of trench safety equipment, is introducing its newest trench shielding and shoring equipment experts — Professional Shoring & Supply, based in Houston, TX.
Armadrillco Sideload Directional Drillheads feature a totally sealed transmitter compartment; hinged transmitter door; Arma-loc connecting system for securing the door; vertical tabs to counteract thrust and sideloads; the ability to utilize Flat Bits or Aggressive Claw Bit; threaded water hole allows for the use of various nozzle profiles; horizontal tab to counteract thrust and radial forces; Cross Pin Technology holds bits securely in place; 360-degree cushioning protects transmitter; and standard API threads for easy crossover to the drill string.
The Department of Energy published a report from NERA Economic Consulting which concludes unlimited exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) will help the U.S. economy, and the greater the exports, the greater the public good. The DOE automatically approves LNG exports to countries with a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. But it must find that exports to countries without FTAs are in the public interest. The DOE commissioned the report to help it decide whether to approve additional non-FTA exports.
A Pennsylvania regulation became law in August that will help prevent the discharge of incompletely treated frac water from natural gas drilling into area rivers. Altela Inc., a water treatment company based in Albuquerque, NM, has begun implementation of the solution to the frac water problem at a plant in Williamsport by treating 100,000 gallons a day of frac water to better than drinking water standards.