Clamshell Portable Lathes from Mactech Best Solution

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Mactech Clamshell Lathes are portable pipe cutting machines for in-situ precision cutting and beveling of all pipe sizes, schedules and materials.

Our line covers wide range of pipe sizes from 2″ to 110″ OD. The clamshells lathes are designed so that minimal radial and axial clearance is required for easy installation on in-line pipe.

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Energy Pipelines CRC Poised for a New Future

A SUCCESSFUL and unusual collaboration between academia and industry through the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre has resulted in new processes, products and services and a return on research investment for the pipeline industry at a rate of 4.5 to one.

With just five participants (the University of Wollongong, RMIT, Deakin University, The University of Adelaide and Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)) the Energy Pipelines CRC is the smallest CRC in the Commonwealth co-funded program, but that makes little difference.

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Wheatstone Nears Start-up Offshore Australia

PERTH, Australia – Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration and development programs.

Offshore Australia, the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project is nearing first production. The offshore platform hook-up and commissioning, required for LNG Train 1 start-up, are complete. The trunkline is pressurized, ready to supply gas onshore. Final commissioning of onshore LNG Train 1 is also advanced and nearing completion.

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East Coast Supply Tightly Balanced: AEMO

THE AUSTRALIA Energy Market Operators (AEMO) has published an update to the 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities to provide the latest domestic demand and supply market information.

AEMO’s analysis includes information from east coast gas producers who have provided updated forecasts of their best estimate of likely annual production.

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JFD Emergency Rebreather Rated Safe Up to 450msw

JFD Emergency Rebreather Rated Safe Up to 450msw

JFD has confirmed that its new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) system has passed further trials rating it safe for use at depths up to 450 metre sea water (msw).

Released earlier this year, COBRA is a new bailout solution designed to replace conventional SCUBA bailout methods, providing divers with a extended supply of breathing gas in the event of a primary supply failure. Continue reading

AGL Quits Exploration and Production

AGL’s Newcastle gas storage facility AGL’s Newcastle gas storage facility. Image courtesy AGL.

VOLATILE COMMODITY prices have taken their toll on energy group AGL, with the company deciding to end all exploration and production of gas in NSW and Queensland.

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