Aug. 13, 2012

New strainer helps protect oil field equipment

The new Fig 36HP stainless steel Y-type strainer rated to ASME Class 600 standards is designed to help protect oil field equipment from pipeline debris such as scale, rust, jointing compound, weld metal, and other solids in flowing liquids or gases.

This new range of strainers has a large screen area providing high Cv and low pressure drop as well as making the frequency of blowdown for cleaning considerably reduced. The strainer is capped, drilled, and tapped to enable a blowdown valve to be fitted to drain and clean the screen in service, therefore reducing system downtime.

Strainer screen options are available in stainless steel, Monel, perforations, and mesh.

Source: Spirax Sarco Inc., 1150 Northpoint Blvd., Blythewood, SC 29016.

Self-paced, On line upstream energy course

An on line course features the fundamentals of and trends in hydrocarbon exploration and production.

The new course explains the upstream segment of the industry in a clear and concise manner and offers perspectives on the future prospects for oil, gas, and coal.

Specifically, the self-paced on line course available at examines:

• How oil, natural gas, and coal were formed.

• The geological structures where hydrocarbons are found.

• Methods of exploring for hydrocarbons.

• How hydrocarbons are produced, including drilling techniques.

• Types of hydrocarbons produced.

• Main trends in the production of oil, natural gas, and coal.

Source: Oxford Princeton Programme, 101 Morgan Lane, Suite 203A, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

New oil field LED work lights

New high illumination CLK Series LED oil field work lights feature microarray lens technology that provides even light distribution with ultrabright illuminance up to 2,100 lux. They also feature a slim profile aluminum or stainless steel body that is resistant to water, oil, and chemicals, which helps make them easy to clean and simple to install, the firm says.

Source: PATLITE (U.S.A.) Corp., 20130 S. Western Ave., Torrance, CA 90501.