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40 EYE ON THE INDUSTRY: ON THE RISE
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14 CONTRACTOR PROFILE: KEEPING THE PACE
Energy Waste Rentals keeps finding new ways to serve.

42 CANADIAN EXTRA: POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Canada’s oil industry seeing growth, job creation and technological
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THE ROLLER
COASTER INDUSTRY
Tough markets sometimes bring out the best in companies
By Cory Dellenbach

T
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he oil and gas industry can be a
roller coaster at times. How low are
the prices going to fall? When will
they climb again? Will operations slow
down? Will they not slow down?
Those questions have been posed over
the last few months by the industry itself
and by various news outlets, but there is no
easy answer to any of them.
As I write this column in early
December, the WTI price of crude is sitting
at $67.20 per barrel, Brent oil prices are at
$70.18 and both are continuing to drop.
OPEC met on Nov. 27 and decided not
to change output levels, which left the
industry in even more limbo.
Industry experts say that U.S. shale oil
needs to sell at $85 or $90 a barrel to be
profitable. IHS Global Standards, an oil and
gas information and analytical service, says
that the $90 figure only applies to less than
20 percent of all shale oilfields. A study by
the group found that about 80 percent of
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According to Canary LLC owner Dan
Eberhart in a blog he wrote for Gas, Oil &
Mining Contractor in late November, the
industry has a better grip on exploration

“In early November oil and gas
exploration activity decreased in North
Dakota and increased in Montana relative
to a month earlier; production remained
at record levels,” the Federal Reserve
Bank says.
This isn’t the first time market forces
have pushed crude prices down. In the
early 1980s new production from the North
Sea, Alaska’s North Slope and Mexico
drove prices down to $10 a barrel. From the
mid-1980s to September 2003, the price of
a barrel of crude, after being adjusted for
inflation, was less than $25.

So hang on – this could be a wild roller coaster ride for the next
few months. It’s also an opportunity for smaller companies
in the industry to show they can make it through the
tough times and are here to stay.
and production costs and most shale boom
operations are still operating efficiently.
“I don’t think the price of oil will fall
into the danger zone, and I think most
oilfield service companies will conduct
business as usual,” Eberhart says in his
blog. “I’m still bullish on the U.S. shale
boom.”
Eberhart isn’t the only oil industry
professional saying that. In a story by
KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas, Orion
Drilling CEO and President Wayne Squires
says companies won’t feel the effects of the
price drop right away.
“You can’t stop at
this point. You have leases
bought, you have rigs
contracted, you have people
who have the bigger pockets
that are going to drill
through this,” Squires says
in the story.
According to a report
compiled by the Federal
Reserve Bank of Chicago,
despite the fall in oil prices,
drilling activity in the U.S.
shale plays remains steady.

So hang on – this could be a wild roller
coaster ride for the next few months. It’s
also an opportunity for smaller companies
in the industry to show they can make
it through the tough times and are here
to stay.
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KEEPING

THE PACE
Energy Waste Rentals keeps finding new ways to serve

BY KEN WYSOCKY | Photography by Mark Greenberg

R

ookie contractors who provide support services
in the gas and oilfields learn one lesson really
fast: The industry moves at lightning speed, and
if you can’t keep pace other contractors are ready
to sprint over to take your place.

Andy Garcia (left) and James Gonzales, of Energy Waste Rentals & Service, prepare to
service a block of portable restrooms on a hydraulic fracturing site outside of Cuero,
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Anyone who thinks that’s an exaggeration can talk to Kenneth
Schumacher, the owner of Energy Waste Rentals & Service, headquartered in Yoakum, Texas. Starting from scratch, he has built a successful
portable restroom operation that mostly caters to drilling companies.
And it all started because he filled a vacuum left by another contractor
who provided poor customer service.
Schumacher entered the field about 30 years ago when a friend
who owned an oilfield drilling company expressed dissatisfaction
with a trash-trailer company he’d hired to collect garbage at drilling
sites. Schumacher responded by starting his own trash-trailer venture
in 1986, and that eventually led him to establish Energy Waste.
“My friend wasn’t getting trailers when he needed them,” Schumacher recalls of his entry into refuse collection and portable restrooms.
“Sometimes it took two or three days to get new [empty] trailers. And
once those trailers were full there was no place to put trash … so
between the raccoons and the wind, it was creating big messes. So I
asked him if he’d rent some trash trailers from me if I built some and
he said yes.”
A couple months later the same associate asked Schumacher
if he’d be willing to provide portable restrooms, too. Schumacher
complied by buying 28 restrooms and a small slide-in tank unit to
service them.
Energy Waste Rentals has grown considerably since then. It now
employs 70 people and owns nearly 2,000 restrooms and other equipment. It deploys 18 vacuum trucks and eight slide-in units and operates branch yards in Cuero and Cotulla in south Texas; Mertzon,
Monahans and Pecos in west Texas; and New Castle, Pa.

ABOVE: The crew at Energy Waste Rentals & Service.
BELOW: Energy Waste Rentals & Service’s equipment yard in Cuero, Texas.

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ENERGY WASTE RENTALS
& SERVICE, YOAKUM, TEXAS
OWNER:

Kenneth Schumacher

FOUNDED:

1986

EMPLOYEES:

70

SPECIALTIES:

Portable sanitation, nonhazardous trash
disposal and equipment rentals

SERVICE AREA:

Texas and Pennsylvania

WEBSITE:

www.energywasterentals.com

SERVICE IS EVERYTHING
Schumacher graduated from college with an agricultural education degree and taught vocational agriculture as a high school teacher for eight years
before he and his wife, Jacque, purchased her family’s office supply business,
Dewitt Poth & Son in Yoakum, in 1996 (they still own the store). He had
also worked many summers for his late father, Marvin, who was a heavyequipment contractor.
But no matter what business he’s in, Schumacher follows a simple formula for success: listen to what customers want and deliver
the goods.
“Even though we’ve gotten fairly large, we started with nothing – and I
mean nothing,” he says. “Like any business, whether it’s in construction or
business supplies, if you want to grow, it all comes down to customer service.
Some people talk the game and some people actually play the game.
“If you’re supposed to have a cleaning truck out to a drilling site
twice a week, it needs to be there,” he continues. “The oilfield industry is
very demanding. If we get a call at 6 a.m. and someone needs a restroom
by 7 a.m., we’ve got to get it going … there’s usually not a lot of notice or
advance warning.
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Kenneth Schumacher (center), owner of Energy Waste Rentals & Service, talks with
employees Andy Garcia (right) and James Gonzales following routine maintenance on a
set of restrooms on a hydraulic fracturing site.

“In the end it’s all about listening to customers and providing what they
need and doing what you promised you would do,” he adds. “And you need
to do the little things, like being on time and cleaning the outside of the restrooms as well as the inside. It’s the little things that differentiate you from
everybody else.”
FLEET AND INVENTORY
Nine vacuum trucks built by Satellite Industries Inc. on Hino chassis
form the core of Energy Waste’s fleet. Four of the trucks feature steel tanks
(1,100 gallons wastewater/500 gallons freshwater) and the others carry aluminum tanks (1,500 gallons waste/500 gallons freshwater). All are equipped
with Masport Inc. pumps and pressure washers. Schumacher says he buys
steel tanks for trucks that travel more frequently on rough roads.
Schumacher says that when it comes to tank size, he prefers to strike a
balance between having enough capacity to minimize disposal runs, but not
so big that they require his drivers to obtain a commercial driver’s license.
“I prefer not to run big rigs down the road,” he notes. “Our pump trucks
are just the right size … they can dump in the morning and clean all day,
then be ready to go the next morning. In addition, bigger trucks are harder
to get around on fracking sites where there’s not a lot of room to maneuver.”
Energy Waste also runs five Ford F-550s and four Dodge 5500 trucks
equipped with 700-gallon waste/200-gallon freshwater stainless steel tanks
built by Satellite with Conde pumps from Westmoor Ltd. To conserve truckbed space, tanks on these trucks are mounted cross wise, parallel to the cab.
With this configuration and a raised liftgate, the truck can transport four restrooms and still tow a trash trailer. Moreover, all nine trucks feature four-wheel

“Like any business, whether it’s in construction or business supplies, if you want to grow, it all comes down to customer service.
Some people talk the game and some people actually play the game.”
Kenneth Schumacher
drive and dually rear axles to better handle muddy conditions. “We operate in
as tough an environment as you can imagine,” Schumacher points out.
In addition, Energy Waste also runs eight slide-in units mounted on
Ford F-350 dually pickups. Made by Satellite, the 350-gallon waste/200gallon freshwater tanks are made of stainless steel; the trucks rely on
Masport pumps.
Rounding out the equipment inventory are three nine-stall and eight
two-stall restroom trailers from Satellite and Rich
Specialty Trailers; about 125 Satellite Breeze handwash stations; more than 200 trash trailers made by
the local Griffin Enterprises; and eight flatbed trailers
built by McKee Technologies Inc. (used for hauling
up to 10 restrooms per trailer).

The company also owns about 1,800 restrooms, mostly made by Satellite
and some by PolyJohn Enterprises and PolyPortables LLC. Schumacher says
he prefers to buy one brand of restrooms (usually Satellite Maxims) whenever
possible because it’s easier to stock repair parts; they all load and balance
the same and fit on the same sized skids; and customers know exactly what
they’re going to receive. All restrooms feature hand sanitizers.

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James Gonzales of Energy Waste Rentals &
Service, places the vacuum wand back on
the truck after cleaning a set of portable
restrooms.

“Our customers basically told
us they’d use us if we had
the equipment to rent …
and that stemmed directly
from relationships we’ve
built over the years.
I trust them as much
as they trust me.”
Kenneth Schumacher

COMPANY MOVES FORWARD
BY GIVING BACK
Paying it forward. Giving back to the community. No matter how you
prefer to describe charitable giving by businesses, one thing is certain, says
Kenneth Schumacher: It’s better to give than it is to receive.
The owner of Energy Waste Rentals & Service has been providing
free or discounted portable restroom services to many deserving groups
– everything from churches to fire departments to schools – in the Eagle
Ford Shale region for 29 years.
“If we get a call from a church or a nonprofit group, we either discount
the rate or offer free service,” Schumacher says. “I’ve always believed in
giving back … in being a good corporate citizen. It’s just a philosophy
under which we’ve always operated – we feel blessed by our success, so we
want to give something back.”
In recognition of the company’s philanthropic efforts, the South
Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), based in San Antonio,
honored Energy Waste with a 2013 Eagle Ford Excellence Award in the
community and social investment category for companies with less than
250 employees. It’s the first year that STEER handed out the awards; the
group’s mission is to coordinate communications and public advocacy for
the oil and natural gas industries in south Texas.
The award acknowledges the efforts of companies that preserve
the environment, contribute to the communities in which they work and
promote workplace safety. Judges included representatives from the
Alamo Area Council of Governments, CPS Energy and the University of
Texas at San Antonio, according to a news release.
“We felt like it was a big honor,” Schumacher says. “It was very nice to
be recognized for something we’ve been doing for a long time. We don’t
do what we do to get honored, but to get recognized … honestly, it really
made our employees feel good.”
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ROUTING COUNTS
Because drilling sites are so
remote, it helps to own trucks that
can do more than one job, Schumacher points out.
“We try to minimize travel
time and the number of trips for deliveries and pickups,” he says, noting that
most oilfield restrooms require cleaning either twice a week, every other day
or every day. “A lot of times the frack moves from point A to point B and we
have to go out there and move the same restroom just 2 miles down the road.
So if we pick up a restroom [with a slide-in unit] we can suck it out and then
haul it empty. Whenever possible, I like to bring the restrooms back to the
yard to fully sanitize them, but sometimes we only have time to move them
from one site to the other.’’
Energy Waste relies on GPS units to boost driver safety and increase
efficiency. The company also uses TrakQuip software, made by Corporate
Services LLC, to better track oilfield equipment rentals – another offshoot
business for Energy Waste.
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deal with all the financial aspects of buying and financing equipment. It’s not
all roses all the time.”
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Bakken Extra

BUILDING BLOCKS
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By Cory Dellenbach

A

s more oil companies move into the
Bakken Shale and purchase or lease
land for drilling, companies like
Ames Engineering & Development Services
are flourishing from the business.
“We provide expertise in several
key areas related to civil engineering and
development,” says Ames Engineering
CEO Jeffrey Ames. “We provide clients
with engineering, surveying, design and
development services to realize their vision.”
Ames founded Ames Engineering in
November 2013 after moving to Williston
from Fargo, where his family operated a
gravel and construction business.

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“The business climate in North Dakota is such
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Chris Blackwell
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“Jeff, our principal P.E., Eric Kirby and
I developed the idea that we could provide
a unique offering of specialized services
to industrial, commercial and residential
businesses and clients in North Dakota,”
says Chris Blackwell, business development
director for Ames Engineering.
The company now has 12 direct
employees and works with several subcontractors.
“We also have a remarkable group of
strategic, collaborative and cooperative
relationships with engineering, design and
consulting professionals that broadens
our range to provide services throughout
the energy corridor nationally and even
internationally, if necessary,” Blackwell says.
“The Williston Basin is our primary area of
business focus.”
SERVICES OFFERED
Ames Engineering offers many
services to those in the Williston Basin,
including surveying, civil engineering, land
planning, water and wastewater system
design and construction, soils analysis,
consulting, site evaluation and planning,
and permit process management.
“Due to the extensive field experience
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The firm currently has two registered
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parties. “Land surveying is a critical element
for all development in the Bakken, for legal
as well as practical reasons,” Ames says.
The oilfield-service clients and utility
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“The business climate in North Dakota
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relationships are built upon a tradition of
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Customers and clients can be involved with anything from farming to
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Blackwell says.
“Our first objective in engaging with
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successful partnership,” Blackwell says.
“From this starting point we get to know
and understand what our customer both
wants and needs, their budget and schedule
considerations, and how we can best help
them be successful.”
CONFIDENCE IN GROWTH
The oil boom has allowed Ames
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and activity sectors while also adding key
employees.
In August 2014 Ames hired Serena
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relations director; Cassie Klemetson as
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“We are also seeing a continued
expansion of investment and business
startup activity across all sectors that
is creating both challenges for local
communities and opportunities for those
willing to pitch in and creatively address
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WATER & WASTEWATER EQUIPMENT, TREATMENT & TRANSPORT SHOW

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FEB. 23, 2015 - Education Day
FEB. 24-26, 2015 - Exhibit Hall Open

MOVING ON UP
Budding country music star Cole Swindell will
headline the WWETT Industry Appreciation Party
By Kyle Rogers

C

ountry
music
singer/
songwriter Cole Swindell is
one of Nashville’s newest
stars, and he plans to make some
new fans when he takes the Industry
Appreciation Party stage at the Water
& Wastewater Equipment, Treatment
& Transport (WWETT) Show in
February.
The 31-year-old didn’t gain
prominence — or a record deal for
that matter — until his independently
released debut single, “Chillin’ It,”
started climbing the charts in 2013.
It eventually reached the top spot
on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
chart, but Swindell knows there’s
a good chance some people in the
audience will be unfamiliar with his
material. And he’s fine with that.
“Sometimes it’s good to get in
front of a new crowd that might not
know a lot about you,” Swindell says.
“You get to try to make them a fan by
the end of the night. I love challenges
like that.
“I’m going to get up there and do
what I do. I’m looking forward to it.”

Cole Swindell will headline the annual Industry Appreciation Party on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore
Ballroom.

LESSONS FROM
A FELLOW GEORGIAN
Though still a newcomer to the country music scene, Swindell knows
what it takes to put on a good show. He went on tour with Luke Bryan in 2014
and prior to that spent a considerable amount of time on the road with him,
selling merchandise and writing songs for his fellow fraternity brother from
Georgia Southern University as Bryan evolved into a country music star.
“For however long he’s out there on stage, he’s going to give it all he’s got.
That’s something I’ve learned,” Swindell says. “People spend their hard-earned
money and their time to come see us, so you want to give them the best show
you can.”
He says Bryan was also a big influence on his decision to launch a career
in country music in the first place.
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“The first time I heard his music was over 10 years ago, and I thought he
had it,” Swindell says. “Even then I was like, ‘This guy is going to be huge.’
He’s from the same part of Georgia but I didn’t know him until I had gotten to
college and he had already moved to Nashville. Having a guy from just a few
minutes from where I grew up writing songs I thought were amazing, that gave
me the confidence. ‘Hey, if he can do it, maybe I can do this.’ It really gave me
the confidence to go after it and just focus and work hard.”
FROM SONGWRITING TO THE STAGE
Swindell says he has been a fan of country music all his life, but he didn’t
start singing until he was in college and began playing the local bars. After
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receiving the merchandise sales gig on Bryan’s team after graduation, Swindell
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“The Sand I Brought to the Beach.” He’s also written songs for Craig Campbell,
Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery and Florida Georgia Line.
Following the success of “Chillin’ It,” Swindell received a record deal. The
first single off his debut album, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” which was
co-written with Florida Georgia Line, also became a hit. It reached No. 1 on
the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

“Sometimes it’s good to get in front of a new crowd that might
not know a lot about you. You get to try to make them a fan by
the end of the night. I love challenges like that.”
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“I didn’t even have a record deal when we wrote that song,” Swindell
says. “I always thought they were going to record it. The second they said it
was cool that I recorded it, I told them, ‘This will be a single for me one day
if y’all let me record it.’ The writing process was fun. They’re good friends of
mine and I’m so proud of all their success. It’s cool to get to have a little bit of
each other’s success.”
With his first two singles each topping the charts, Swindell says there’s
pressure to continue the trend. But he doesn’t mind.
“You come out with a No. 1 single and then you have to follow that up
and you get fortunate and have two No. 1’s. Then you have to follow that up.
But I think that’s a good thing, you know? The streak’s not going to go on
forever and I’m realistic, but we’re going to try. I want to give the fans and radio
the best songs I can, and I think [reaching No. 1] is a good goal. If you don’t
reach the No. 1 spot at least you gave it a shot.”
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His debut album, two straight No. 1 singles and a nomination in the Best
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made the past year quite the start to Swindell’s country music career. For the
coming year, he’s already scheduled to join Jason Aldean for the second leg of
the “Burn It Down” tour beginning in February.
“Jason is another huge influence and there’s another Georgia boy so, man,
I couldn’t have picked anyone better to go on tour with. That’s going to be an
awesome way to start off 2015,” Swindell says.
That same month he will be taking a break from the tour to play the
more intimate Sagamore Ballroom venue at the Indiana Convention Center for
WWETT attendees. Swindell hopes to add a little “pleasure” to the “business”

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The party will conclude with a performance from Swindell, who is
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By Ken Wysocky

B

y outward appearances, the equipment that Savage Services uses to
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Uintah Basin looks like typical tanker trucks with pup trailers. But
in reality they’re highly customized vehicles tailored specifically to play an
integral role in a supply-chain logistics solution that boosts efficiency and
significantly reduces hauling-related expenses.
The customer contracted with Savage, a supply-chain solutions company,
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gathered from more than 2,600 drilling sites. Based in Midvale, Utah, Savage
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strategy to look at different and better ways of doing things and always bring
value to our customers.”
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Savage Services, Midvale, Utah
MACHINES: Customized Polar Corp. truck and trailer tankers
FUNCTION: Transporting production water in the Uintah Basin
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About $300,000 per truck/pup trailer combo

restrictions. Employee safety and environmental protection also ranked high
on the company’s list of concerns.
The result: a unique five-axle truck and pup-trailer combo that features
a 3,600-gallon vacuum tank mounted on a Mack GU813 truck and a
3,000-gallon vacuum tank atop a pup trailer. A vacuum pump mounted on
the truck made by Masport Inc. provides 400 cfm of vacuum power to both
tanks, Alt says.
In bridge formula states like Utah, the length of a vehicle as well as the
number of axles and how they’re spaced determines gross vehicle weights.
As such, Polar engineers tweaked the axle spacing on the units to attain

Savage Services uses 28 customized truck-mounted
tankers and 10 pup trailers all built by Polar Corp. The fiveaxle trucks feature 3,600-gallon vacuum tanks mounted
on a Mack GU813 truck. The trucks are also equipped with
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a maximum gross vehicle weight of 87,000
pounds, Alt says.
“The tanks are designed specifically for
this project,” Alt explains. “We started with the
tare weight, then calculated how much product
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It’s all about efficiency … there was no need for
larger tanks because we’d just be hauling extra
steel around.”
For maximum longevity and reduced
long-term maintenance, Savage opted for more
expensive stainless steel tanks that can better withstand corrosive production
water. “It cost us more capital up front, but the payoff is additional years of
service and reduced maintenance,” Alt says.
Savage also asked that the tanks meet United States Department of
Transportation Code 407 standards that, among other things, require sealed
hatches and valves that prevent bulk liquids from spilling during rollover
accidents. That move also improves employee safety because operators don’t
have to climb ladders onto the top of the tanks to seal valves and hatches;
instead that process is automated, he points out.

tracks the movement of all product from the minute it’s picked up to when
it’s delivered.”
One of the system’s biggest benefits: The exploration company no longer
needs to send an employee out to “stick the tank,” or check the productionwater level in large holding tanks located by well sites, then phone in the
results. “Instead we were able to integrate our customer’s measuring system on
each tank with our own communication network to transmit that information
in real time via radio and cellphone,” Alt says. “Equipment in each truck is
connected to that system, too.

“We’re always concerned about what can we do differently with equipment and logistics. We also use proprietary logistics
and tracking software that monitors the [water] inventory on each well site and tracks the movement of all product
from the minute it’s picked up to when it’s delivered.”
Ray Alt

“The trucks also are equipped with roll-stability technology [developed
by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC],” Alt says. “It’s more common
now, but at the time it was the first roll-stability system put on a Mack truck
in this application [with a truck and a pup trailer]. If a driver goes too fast
around a curve, the roll-stability system senses it and applies the brakes.
We’re a big believer in this technology.”
Along with the Polar equipment, Savage relies on tankers from Beall
Corp., Heil Trailer International, J&L and Brenner Tank LLC (part of Walker
Group Holdings), as well as tractor cabs made by Kenworth (part of PACCAR
Inc.) and Mack Trucks Inc.
In addition, Savage took a broader view of water management that went
beyond a typical move-it-and-dispose-it-approach. The company developed
a software and mobile hardware system that features a Global Positioning
System unit that provides Savage with actual and analytical data, such as the
number of barrels of water being loaded on a real-time basis and when trucks
arrive and depart from each well site, Alt says.
“We’re always concerned about what can we do differently with
equipment and logistics,” Alt explains. “We also use proprietary logistics and
tracking software that monitors the [water] inventory on each well site and

“The net effect is that we’re able to reduce the number of miles traveled
per barrel of water because the customer doesn’t have to send someone out to
physically perform a measurement,” Alt adds.
In addition, employees no longer need to file hundreds of paper reports,
effectively turning a very labor-intensive, error-prone process into a paperless,
real-time and more accurate system. As such, instead of waiting weeks for
reports to be compiled, the customer can easily view metrics such as how
much water is being moved, the productivity on an hourly basis and the costs
– all in real time, Alt points out.
Moreover, the customer was able to cut daily truck shifts in half, reduce
man-hours in ticketing and invoicing by 92 percent and decrease wastewaterhauling costs by 20 percent, Alt says. GOMC

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THE OXYGEN

FACTOR

Oil producers find a new revenue stream while going greener, but it comes with a risk
By John Apgar

IT WAS SO SIMPLE YEARS AGO.
Whenever oil producers had natural gas vapors building up in the top
of holding tanks, they simply vented or flared; after all, they were in the oil
business – not the gas business. Today those options are becoming less and
less available because of environmental regulations, while at the same time
the market for that “free” gas is expanding.
The EPA has issued a number of regulations in recent years monitoring
the emissions from hydrocarbon production and storage facilities. These
regulations, and the fines that accompany them, have led to new innovations
in the industry. Recovering those vapors and selling them to gas purchasers
offers two solutions at once: regulatory compliance and new profit streams.
VAPOR RECOVERY UNITS
This was all made possible by the introduction of vapor recovery units
(VRUs). Liquid hydrocarbons emit natural gas vapors, especially when
confined in a storage unit. A VRU pulls these vapors from the tank and
separates the natural gas, which is pumped to a sales point. The result is a
new profit center for the oil company and a cleaner environment.
The environmental impact is a major concern. Over 26 billion cubic
feet of methane is lost each year from storage tanks. While CO2 emission
reduction gets the most attention, natural gas has more than 20 times the
impact as a greenhouse gas. No wonder federal and local governments are
closing the window on venting.
The economics of VRUs makes its own case. The equipment is modular
and requires minimum site preparation. Reduced emissions result in
immediate regulatory savings while the sale of natural gas provides a new
revenue stream. Most installations recoup their investment in six to 12 months
… then come the profits from high-quality natural gas. In fact, recaptured
natural gas has a higher BTU content than normal pipeline-quality gas.
Up to 95 percent of the hydrocarbon vapors can be captured.
While oil storage tanks provide the most common opportunity for
recovering vapors, some companies pull methane from water-holding tanks
using an advanced oil recovery technique called water flooding. Water is
injected back into the ground to float the oil to produce more. When the
water comes back up after injection it is stored in a holding tank where the
gas vapors can also accumulate.
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This diagram shows the typical workings of a vapor recovery unit (VRU). The “AX” symbol indicates where the oxygen analyzer is installed. It may also be installed farther downstream. As
the diagram illustrates, there are many components including the compressor. This system
tends to be a source of intermittent leaks that can be difficult to identify. (Diagram courtesy
SpectraSensors)

Heat can also be a factor in pushing methane out of liquids, especially
in warm-weather areas such as Texas. Regardless of the tanks being used, oil
storage or water storage, the methane vapors provide a new revenue source.
THE OXYGEN RISK
But as with many solutions, there is a potential risk. In this case the risk
comes in the form of oxygen (O2) entering through the VRU.
“O2 is an absolutely horrible thing to have in any gas stream,” says
Johnny Jones, an automated systems manager for Croft Automation, which
builds measurement and analytical systems for midstream and transportation
facilities. “First of all it is corrosive. Secondly, as gas is put under pressure,
if there is O2 present it can cause a chemical reaction. Third, you can’t sell
gas if it has an O2 level that is above specs; you are forced to flare the entire
stream. Once O2 is in the gas there is no economical way to remove it. The
whole stream is now useless.”
How does oxygen get into a system? It turns out there are many ways.
The leading culprits are equipment failure and operator errors such as leaving
a hatch open. “Any time there is work done on the wellhead or pipes you can
get a hit of O2,” claims Jones. The nature of VRUs includes a series of pipe

connections and fittings. Air can leak in at any of those points. Add to that
the possibility of improperly installed or maintained equipment and you have
a formula for leaks.
THE NATURAL GAS ANALYZER ROLE
All of which leads to the lynchpin of the system, the analyzer. It’s the gas
analyzer’s job to read the gas in the line and make certain the O2 content meets
the tight specs required by the purchaser. Without
an analyzer there is no way to know how much O2 is
in the line. Traditionally, O2 analyzers came with an
inherent problem: They were not compatible with a
sour stream that might also have H2S (sulfer) or CO2
in the line from the VRU.

“O2 is an absolutely horrible thing to
have in any gas stream. First of all it is
corrosive. Secondly, as gas is put under
pressure, if there is O2 present it can
cause a chemical reaction. Third, you
can’t sell gas if it has an O2 level that
is above specs; you are forced to
flare the entire stream.”

thought oil men would be in the natural gas business?
The fact is oil wells have always produced oil and natural gas. For most
of the history of oil production it was assumed the gas had no value. But
regulatory forces and higher gas prices have changed all that.
For oil producers, VRUs have created a new chapter in environmental
responsibility and revenue streams. But critical to this new technology is a
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Many oil companies have turned to optical
analyzers that utilize a technique called “fluorescence
quenching.” This technology has the advantage of
quick response time and immunity to contaminants
in the stream. In some cases it is quick enough to
reveal which VRU is leaking if a network of VRUs
is being used at the same site. This is done by
identifying the O2 spike to a specific VRU as it comes
online.
Contaminants in the stream are always a
problem for traditional sensors that rely on contact
with the actual gas stream. Any contaminant can
cause a traditional sensor to give a false reading,
and in the case of H2S it can damage or destroy the
sensor. Optical analyzers are immune to even high
amounts of H2S.
“Another advantage can come from knowing the
nitrogen/oxygen mix in a stream,” adds Sam Miller
of analyzer manufacturer SpectraSensors. “That way
you can tell if the leak is coming from the air or from
somewhere else.”
Vapor recovery units are here to stay. An
increasing number of oil producers have learned that
it is the most efficient method to cut regulatory fines
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3T Equipment Company Inc.
A. Rhodes Wilson & Associates, Inc.
A.R. North America
Abbott Rubber Company, Inc.
ABCO Industries Limited
Absolute Ablutions Mobile Trailer
Manufacturer
Acro Trailer
Advance Pump & Equipment
Advanced Containment Systems Inc.
Advanced Drainage Systems
Advanced Infrastructure Technologies, LLC
Advanced Pressure Systems
Advantage Funding
Aero-Tech
Airfeet
AK Industries Inc.
Alderon Industries, Inc.
All Star Sewer Equipment
Allan J. Coleman Co.
Allied Forward Motion LLC
Allied Graphics
Alpine Equipment Funding, Inc.
Alteris-SeptiCover
AlturnaMATS, Inc.
Amazing Machinery, LLC.
Ameri-Can Engineering
American Express OPEN
American Melt Blown & Filtration Inc
American Pipe & Plastics, Inc.
Amesbury / Bandlock Products
Amthor International
Anderson Metals Corp., Inc.
Anua
AP/M Permaform
Aqua Blast Corporation
Aqua Mole Technologies Inc.
AquaFlow
AquaSoles by V.P. Marketing
Arcan Enterprises Inc.
Aries Industries Inc.
Armal, Inc.
ART Company (A Restroom Trailer Company)
Arthur Custom Tank / Mid-State Tank
Arthur Products Co.
Ashland PolyTrap
Ashland Pump
Atlanta Rubber & Hydraulics Inc.
Atlas Portable Sanitation
Avanti International
B Green Group
Bad Dog Tools
BakerCorp
Ball Brass and Aluminum Foundry Inc.
Banjo Corporation
Barnett
BASE Engineering Inc.
Bayco NightStick/The Jolly Group, Inc.
BDP Industries, Inc.
Benjamin Media Inc.
Benlee, Inc.
Best Enterprises Inc.
Best Equipment Company
Betts Industries Inc.
Biffs Pathfinders, LLC
BioLynceus
Bio-Microbics Inc.
Bionetix International
Bio-Systems International
BKP Berolina Polyester GmbH & Co. KG
Black Tie Products
Blasters, Inc.
Blue Angel Pumps
bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™
BODUS GmbH
Boerger LLC
Brandenburger Liner GmbH & Co. KG
BRAWOLINER
Brenlin Company, Inc.
Bright Dyes
Bright Technologies Specialty
Div. of Sebright Products, Inc.
Brothers Equipment
Brown Bear Corporation
Buckhorn Pumps, Inc

Bucks Fabricating
Bulk Toilet Paper
Bull Frog Industries LLC
BW Technologies by Honeywell/
Honeywell Analytics
C&E Plastics Inc.
C&H Services
C.I.Agent Solutions
Cam Spray
Canam Equipment Solutions, Inc.
Canplas Industries Ltd
Cape Cod Biochemical Co.
CAPPELLOTTO S.P.A.
Cat Pumps®
Cavallero Plastics, Inc.
CEMTEC / A.W. Cook Cement Products
Century Paper & Chemical
Champion Pump Company, Inc.
Chandler Equipment
Chelsea Products/Div. of Parker
Chempace Corporation
Chempure Products Corp.
Cherne Industries
CIPP Services, LLC
Clayton Industries
Clear Computing
Clearstream Wastewater Systems Inc.
Cloverleaf Tool Co.
Cobra Technologies
Columbia Tanks LLC
Comet USA, Inc.
Comforts of Home Services, Inc.
Concrete Sealants Inc.
Coneqtec-Universal
Consolidated Treatment Systems, Inc.
Containment Solutions
CoreBiologic, LLC
Cotta Transmissions
Cougar Vibration, Div of Martin Engineering
COXREELS
CPACEX
Crescent Tank Manufacturing
Cretex Specialty Products
CromaFlow Inc.
Crust Busters/Schmitz Bros.
CUES
Cummins Power Products
Cusco
De Neef Construction Chemicals
Del Vel Chem Co.
Depth Ray
Ditch Witch
Dove Ventures Inc.
Downey Ridge Environmental
Dragon Products
Draincables Direct
DryLet LLC
Dultmeier Sales
Duracable Manufacturing
Dyna Flex Inc.
Dynablast
DynaLiner LLC
Dynamic Decals & Graphics, Inc.
Dynamic Filtration Limited
Dyna-Vac Equipment
E Z Onsite
Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Ltd.
Easy Liner
Eco Infrastructure Solutions
Ecological Laboratories Inc.
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.
Electric Eel Mfg.
EleMech, Inc.
Eljen Corporation
Environment One Corporation
Envirosight
Enviro-Tech of America, Inc.
Enz USA Inc.
Epps Products
Equipment Sales, LLC
E-Tank, Ltd./ E-Pump
EVAPAR
Explorer Trailers - McKee Technologies
EZTRAKR Systems
Famhost Apps

Federal Signal Environmental
Solutions Group
FerraTex
Fieldbook ERP
Fisher Labs
Five Peaks
FKC Co. Ltd.
Fleetmatics
Flo Trend Systems
FlowMark, LLC
FM Manufacturing Inc.
Forbest Products Co.
Ford Commercial Vehicles
Foremost
Forest River, Inc.
FORMADRAIN Inc.
Franklin Electric
Fruitland Manufacturing
Fuji Clean USA, LLC
Galbreath
Gamajet, part of the Alfa Laval Group
GapVax Inc.
Gardner Denver Water Jetting Systems Inc.
Gardner Denver Wittig
GE Oil & Gas - Roots Blowers
GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. (USA)
General Pipe Cleaners
General Pump
Geoflow, Inc.
German Pavilion/Federal Ministry
for Economic Affairs and Energy
GfG Instrumentation, Inc.
Giant Industries
Global Vacuum Systems, Inc.
Go Green Environmental Products
Go To Parts
Godwin, a Xylem Brand
Goldak Inc.
Gorlitz Sewer & Drain, Inc.
Gorman-Rupp Company
GPM Pump & Truck Parts, LLC
GPS Insight
Grease Guardian
Green Mountain International, LLC
Greener Planet Systems
GRU, LLC
H2 Technical Rescue Equipment
Hammelmann Corp.
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment
Hannay Reels Inc
Happy Feet
Harben Inc.
Hart Industries
Hathorn Corporation
Hauler Agent
HCP Pumps of America, Inc.
Hedstrom Plastics
Helix Laboratories Inc.
Hella, Inc.
Hermann Sewerin GmbH
Hermes Technologie
Hibon, Inc. (a division of Ingersoll Rand)
Hino Trucks
Hi-Vac Corporation
Hot Jet USA
Hurco Technologies Inc.
Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Hydra-Tech Pumps
Hydratron, Inc.
Hy-Flex Corporation
I.S.T. Services, Inc.
IBG HydroTech
Imperial Industries Inc.
Impreg International GmbH
IMS Robotics GmbH
In The Round Dewatering
Indiana Onsite Wastewater
Professionals Association
Infiltrator Systems Inc.
InfoSense, Inc.
Infrastructure Repair Systems, Inc.
Infrastructure Technologies - ITpipes
Innovative Equipment, LLC
InSight Mobile Data Inc.
Insight Vision Cameras

Integrated Vehicle Leasing / Financing
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies Inc
J&J Chemical Co.
J. Hvidtved Larsen US
J.C. Gury Company, Inc.
Jack Doheny Companies
JAG Mobile Solutions
Jameson LLC
JD7
Jet Clean Tools USA Inc.
Jet Inc.
JeTech, Inc.
Jets Vacuum AS
Jetter Depot
Joe Johnson Equipment, Inc.
John Bean Jetters
Johnny’s Choice by Chempcorp
Joints Couplings
KeeVac Industries Inc.
KEG Kanalreinigungstechnik GmbH
Keith Huber Corporation
Kentucky Tank, Inc.
Kewanna Screen Printing
Kifco, Inc.
Kros International USA
Kroy Industries
Kuriyama of America, Inc.
LANSAS Products Mfd.
by Vanderlans & Sons, Inc.
LaPlace Equipment Co Inc.
Lely Manufacturing, Inc.
Lenzyme/Trap-Cleer Inc.
Liberty Financial Group, Inc.
Liberty Pumps
LIFTPLAQ
Linco-Precision, LLC
Liquid Environmental Solutions
Liquid Waste Industries
Liquid Waste Technology LLC
LMK Technologies
LMT Inc.
Lock America, Inc.
Locqus
Lodar Ltd.
Logan Clutch Corporation
Logiball Inc.
Longhorn Tank & Trailer
Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch- und
Tiefbau GmbH & Co. KG
MacQueen Equipment Group
Madewell Products Corporation
Mailhot Industries
Mainline Backflow Products, Inc.
Masport Inc
Masterliner, Inc.
Material Motion, Inc.
MaxLiner USA
McLaughlin Group, Inc.
Medit Inc.
Meese Orbitron Dunne Company
Merrell Bros., Inc.
Mid-State Tank Co., Inc.
Midwest Vac Products LLC
Miller Pipeline
Milliken
Millner-Haufen Tool Company
Milwaukee Pump
Milwaukee Rubber Products Inc.
Mi-T-Machine
Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Co., LLC
Mobile Restroom Designs
Money In Motion
MONOFORM by Infratech
Moro USA
Mr. Rooter Corp.
MTC
MTech
Mud Technology International, Inc.
Murphy by Enovation Controls
MyTana Mfg. Co. Inc.
NASSCO, Inc.
National Joint Powers Alliance
National Precast Concrete Association
National Truck Center
National Vacuum Equipment

580 companies - list current as of January 19, 2015.
Nature Calls
NAWT - National Association of
Wastewater Technicians
Netafim USA
Nexstar Network, Inc.
NLB Corp.
Northeast Industrial Mfg
Norweco Inc.
NovaFlex Hose
NOWRA - National Onsite
Wastewater Recycling Association
NozzTeq‚ Inc.
NSF International
Nu Flow
NuConcepts
Oakmont Capital Services LLC
Oceanquip Cables, LLC
Ohio Electric Control, Inc.
Omega Liquid Waste Solutions
OMSI Transmissions, Inc.
One Biotechnology
Orenco Systems, Inc.
Otto Trading Inc.
PA SpA
Parson Environmental Products Inc.
Pat’s Pump & Blower
PC Scale Technologies
Pearpoint/SPX
Peinemann Equipment
Penn Valley Pump Co., Inc.
Penny Pockets
Pentair
People’s United Equipment Finance Corp.
Perma-Liner Industries LLC.
Petersen Products
Petrofield Industries
Phoenix USA Inc.
Picote Solutions
Pik Rite Inc.
PinPoint GPS Solutions Inc.
Pipe Lining Supply, Inc.
PipeHunter, Inc.
Pipeline Analytics
Pipeline Renewal Technologies
PipeLogix Inc.
Pipenology, LLC
Pipe-Robo-Tec USA
PipeTech Software
Piranha Hose Products
PIRIT Heated Hose
Plug-It Products
Polston Applied Technologies
Poly-Flow
PolyJohn Enterprises Corp.
Polylok Inc. / Zabel
PolyPortables, LLC
Porta Pro Chemical Company
Portable Sanitation Association International
POSM Software LLC
Powertrack International Inc.
Pow-R Mole
Premier Oilfield Equipment Co.
Premier Tech Aqua
Presby Environmental, Inc.
Pressure Lift Corporation
Presvac Systems, Ltd.
PRIME DRILLING GmbH
Prime Resins, Inc.
PrimeLine Products
Progress Tank
Proline Group AB
Pronal-USA, Inc.
ProPulse, A Schieffer Company
Protective Liner Systems
PSI Pressure Systems Corp
PUMPTEC
Qingdao Donghengli Industy
Equipment Co., Ltd.
Quadex / Interfit
Quik-Lining Systems, Inc.
R. Nesbit Portable Toilets
Rain for Rent
Ram Commercial
RapidView IBAK North America
Ratech Electronics, Ltd.

Rausch USA
Ravo Sweepers
RC Industries Inc.
RCS II Inc.
RecoverE
REED Manufacturing Company
Reelcraft Industries Inc.
Refractron
Reline America Inc.
Renssi
Resiplast US, Inc.
ReviewBuzz
RH2O North America Inc.
Rich Specialty Trailers
RIDGID
Ring-O-Matic
Rioned UK Limited
Ritam Technologies, LLC
RITEC GmbH
RKI Instruments, Inc.
Robinson Vacuum Tanks, Inc.
Robuschi & C.S.p.A.
Rochester Metal Products Corp
RODDIE Inc.
Roeda Signs & ScreenTech Imaging
Roll-Off Parts.com
RootX
Roth Global Plastics
ROTHENBERGER USA
RotoSolutions
RouteOptix Inc.
RS Technical Services Inc.
Rush Refuse Systems
Rush-Overland Manufacturing
Sabre Manufacturing
SAERTEX multiCom LP
Safe-T-Fresh
Safety Sewer Drain
Salcor, Inc.
Satellite Industries Inc.
Satellite Suites
Sauereisen, Inc.
Savatech Corp.
Scadata, Inc.
Scorpion Protective Coatings
Screenco Systems LLC
Sealing Systems Inc.
SECO Truck Inc.
See Water Inc.
Septic Maxx
Septic Products Inc.
Septic Services Inc.
SeptiTech
Septronics, Inc.
Service Roundtable
ServiceTitan
Sewer Equipment
Shamrock Pipe Tools Inc.
Shenzhen Schroder Industry Measure
& Control Equipment Co., Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
ShuBee
Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
SJE-Rhombus
Slewmaster Inc.
Slide-In Warehouse
SludgeHammer Group Limited
SnakeLiner
Soft-Pak
Solar LED Innovations, LLC
Sonetics Corporation
Source 1 Environmental
Southland Tool Mfg. Inc.
Spartan Tool LLC
Specialty B Sales
Splendor Fiberglass
Stamp Works
Standard Cement Materials, Inc.
Standard Equipment Company
Statewide Supply
StoneAge, Inc.
Strike Products
Sturgeon Tank & Equipment
Stutes Enterprises Systems
Subsurface Instruments

Sugino Corp.
Sunbelt Rentals
Super Products LLC
Superior Signal Company LLC
Supervac 2000
Surco Portable Sanitation Products
Surpresseur 4S Inc.
SVE Portable Roadway Systems, Inc.
T & T Tools, Inc.
t4 Spatial
Tank Track LLC
Tank Transport Trader
TankTec
TCF Equipment Finance
Terydon Inc.
The Strong Company
Thieman Tailgates, Inc.
Thompson Pump
Titan Logix Corp.
Topp Industries, Inc.
Trade-Serve
Trans Lease, Inc.
Transway Systems Inc.
Trelleborg Pipe Seals
Trenchless Solutions Inc.
TRIC Tools Inc.
Trillium Industrial Services
TRY TEK Machine Works, Inc.
TSF Co. Inc.
Tsurumi Pump
TT Technologies Inc.
Tuf-Tite Inc.
Turbo-Fog, Division of Kingscote Chemicals
Turtle Plastics
U.E.M.S.I.
Udor USA
UHRIG Kanaltechnik GmbH
Ultra Shore
UltraLav by Wells Cargo
Uncle Freddie’s Super Gloves
Under Pressure Systems, Inc.
US Fleet Tracking
US Jetting, LLC
USA BlueBook
USB-Sewer Equipment Corporation
VAC2GO
Vacall
Vac-Con Inc.
Vacutrux Limited
Vacuum Sales, Inc.
Vacuum Truck Rental
Vacuum Trucks of Canada
Vaporooter
VAR Co.
Vermeer
Veyance Technologies, Inc.
Vivax-Metrotech Corp.
Vogelsang
VT Hackney
Vu-Rite Video Inspection Systems, LLC
W.W. Williams
Wachs Utility Products
Wager Company Inc.
Walex Products Company, Inc.
Wallenstein Vacuum Pumps Elmira Machine Industries
Wastequip
WasteWater Education 501(c)3
Water Environment Federation
Waterblasting Technologies
WC Leasing
Weber Industries, Inc. (Webtrol)
Wee Engineer Inc.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Western Equipment Finance
Western Mule Cranes (D & S Sales)
Westmoor Ltd.
Whirlygig, Inc.
Wiedemann & Reichhardt GmbH
Wieser Concrete Products, Inc.
Wohler USA
Zhejiang Danau Industries Ltd.
Zoeller Pump Company

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Eye on the Industry

ON THE RISE
EIA’s annual report shows that natural gas production has increased
By Cory Dellenbach

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hen the U.S. Energy Information Administration released its
Natural Gas Annual in November 2014, there weren’t too many surprises,
but it did show record natural gas production and consumption levels in the U.S.
According to the report, the total U.S.
natural gas gross withdrawals reached
a new high of 82 billion cubic feet per
day (Bcf/d) in 2013 with shale gas wells
becoming the largest source of total natural
gas production.
Gross withdrawals from shale gas
wells increased from 5 Bcf/d in 2007 to 33
Bcf/d in 2013, representing 40 percent of
total natural gas production and surpassing
production from nonshale natural gas wells.
Wells drilled into open coal seams
or coal beds had gross withdrawals of 4
Bcf/d in 2013 while oil wells had gross
withdrawals of 15 Bcf/d and other gas
wells (other than shale gas wells) had gross
withdrawals of 31 Bcf/d.

Pennsylvania became the secondlargest shale gas producing state,
producing 8 Bcf/d, with almost all the
growth coming from the Marcellus play.
Louisiana produced a minimal amount of
shale gas in 2007, but it produced 4 Bcf/d
in 2013. All of this growth came from the
Haynesville play.
Arkansas became the fourth-largest
shale gas producing state, accounting for
2.8 Bcf/d or 9 percent of U.S. shale gas
production. All of its shale gas production
growth came from the Fayetteville play.
Southwestern
Energy’s
Chief
Executive Paul Geiger says he believes
the Fayetteville play will remain viable for

PRODUCTION BY STATE
Shale gas wells made up 8 percent
of total natural gas produced in the U.S.
in 2007 with 63 percent of shale gas
production coming from Texas.
Since then the distribution of shale
gas production by state has changed
significantly,
especially
in
Texas,
Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Arkansas.
These states accounted for 26 Bcf/d, or 79
percent, of U.S. shale production in 2013.
Texas remains the largest shale gas
producing state, increasing from 3 Bcf/d
in 2007 to 11 Bcf/d in 2013. Most of its
shale gas production growth came from
the Barnett, Eagle Ford and HaynesvilleBossier plays.

years to come, especially with improving
technology and drilling techniques.
“The most exciting thing to me is that
we’ve got another decade [of production],
based on what we know today,” Geiger says.

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Canada, the Midwest and the Southwest
into the Northeast.
The industry also plans to expand
existing systems and build new systems
to transport natural gas produced in the
Northeast to consuming markets outside
the region.
“In addition to bidirectional pipeline
projects, the industry is planning to build
35 Bcf/d of additional capacity to support
the growth of natural gas production in the
Northeast,” the EIA says.
Since the beginning of 2014, the
industry has added 2 Bcf/d of capacity in
the Northeast. More pipeline projects were
completed between 2012 and 2014 than in
previous years.
RIPPLE EFFECT
Eric Vaccarello has seen his companies
— Land Clearing Specialists Inc. and
Wood Waste Recycling — benefit from
natural gas production. They’ve seen rapid
growth in the last five years.

Pennsylvania became the second-largest shale gas producing
state, producing 8 Bcf/d, with almost all the growth
coming from the Marcellus play.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES
New technology has allowed
producers to shift production to resources
that are now easier to reach and have lower
drilling costs.
The natural gas pipeline industry is
planning to modify its systems to allow
bidirectional flow to move up to 8.3 Bcf/d
out of the Northeast, according to the EIA.
As of 2013, the industry had the capacity
to move 25 Bcf/d of natural gas from

His employees have gone from 25 to
100 and his wood-chip-processing site
in North Fayette, Pa., expanded to fill all
35 acres of land he owns. Vaccarello has
worked for two decades to develop more
convenient ways to reuse wood waste such
as trees, downed branches or other trashed
products that would otherwise be burned
or left to rot.
His companies provide services to
cover the three steps necessary to recycle
a patch of land. Trees and shrubs cleared
by the landscape specialists feed the
wood waste recycling business, which
then provides the site remediation service
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POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Canada’s oil industry seeing growth, job creation and technological improvements heading into 2015
By Cory Dellenbach

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here are plenty of negative news
stories out there about the
oilsands, but if you dig around
there is a lot of good news to be found.
According to several reports from
late 2014, the oilsands industry could see
growth in 2015. Alberta is leading the way
in job creation, and oil producers in the
oilsands are working on ways to cut back
on pollution.

GROWTH IN THE OILSANDS
The Canadian oilsands industry
looks to grow and increase capacity in
2015, according to a new report from
CanOils, a firm that completes annual
and quarterly data and analysis on the
oil industry.
According to “The Canadian Oil
Sands Outlook 2015,” the industry is set
to produce over 3 million barrels of crude
per day by the end of 2015.
“Assuming all scheduled new projects
and expansions actually come onstream,
next year will see a 16.6 percent increase
in overall production capacity compared
with 2014,” CanOils says.
“This of course will be affected by
delays and cancellations,” says CanOils.
“However, a significant rise will happen
nonetheless.”
The report says that non-Canadian
companies will control 38.9 percent of the
new total capacity.
GOOD PAYING JOBS
John Rose, Edmonton’s chief
economist, says Alberta’s capital city is
the job creation capital of Canada and a lot
of that is thanks to the oilsands industry.
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Rose says Edmonton accounted for 40
percent of new net jobs in Canada in 2014,
while Alberta as a province created 80 percent
of new net jobs. The latest census released
in November 2014 shows Edmonton’s
population has grown by more than 60,000
over the past two years, climbing to 877,926.
Many of those coming to Alberta are
taking jobs as oilfield service operators or
drilling rig floorhands. They’re drawn by
the high salaries and standard of living.
Coming up with an exact salary for
any energy job is difficult. Some jobs offer
compensations for living and travel, some
are seasonal, and it always varies among
companies and cities.
Training, experience and education
play a role, as well. Here are the average
salaries for some of the most common oil
patch jobs, determined by Alberta Learning
Information Service:
• Seismic worker
(average salary: $73,105;
average wage: $26.25)
• Heavy-equipment operator
(average salary: $77,543;
average wage: $31.92)
• Land surveyor
(average salary: $93,910;
average wage: $38.60)
• Oil pipeline operators and
maintenance workers
(average salary: $85,738;
average wage: $41.12)
• Field production operator
(average salary: $85,738;
average wage: $41.12)
• Chemical engineer
(average salary: $111,024;
average wage: $55.54)

• Drilling and service rig managers
(average salary: $117,444;
average wage: $47.05)
REDUCING POLLUTION
As the industry continues to grow, oil
companies are doing their part to try to cut
pollution in the oilsands.
Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), an industry group representing 13 large oilsands companies, says
it plans to cut the amount of freshwater
in oil production in half to 0.2 barrels of
water per barrel of crude by 2022. At the
same time COSIA also wants to increase
its oil production output from about 2 million barrels per day to 3.2 million barrels
per day.
Through
COSIA,
participating
companies develop and share technology
and techniques to improve environmental
performance in the oilsands, focusing
on four environmental priority areas —
tailings, water, land and greenhouse gasses.
Suncor Energy Inc. Chief Executive
Steve Williams says his company has
spent nearly $1.8 billion on technologies to
reduce toxic tailings.
To date, COSIA member companies
have shared 777 technologies and
innovations that cost over $950 million to
develop.
“These numbers are increasing as
the alliance matures and expands,” says
COSIA Chief Executive Dan Wicklum.
“Through this sharing of innovation and
application of new technologies, members
can accelerate the pace of environmental
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Dependable variable-duty pumps are essential for
the work site, keeping material flowing and production
consistent. These pumps are designed to meet job site needs
for any gas, oil or mining operation.

Centrifugal Pumps
1. Banjo Corp. 222 Series
The 222 Series 2-inch cast iron centrifugal
pump from Banjo Corp. has a 5.5 hp Honda
engine, a carbon ceramic seal with stainless steel
cup and spring with FKM (Viton-type) rubber. It has
replaceable inlet and outlet flanges, a dynamically
balanced impeller, a pump end separated from
engine, heavy-duty slinger seal on the motor shaft,
large weep holes between the pump end and engine,
and a “V” shape for quicker priming. 765/362-7367;
www.banjocorp.com.

2. Godwin Dri-Prime NC350
The Dri-Prime NC350 from Godwin, a Xylem
brand, offers flows to 6,530 gpm and discharge
heads to 160 feet. It has Flygt N-technology with a
non-clogging self-cleaning impeller. Its Dri-Prime
automatic self-priming system primes and re-primes
from dry to 28 feet without operator assistance.
The unit has a hard-iron (60 HRC) impeller and
insert ring. It includes a dry-running high-pressure
oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant
silicon carbide faces. The close-coupled centrifugal
pump allows for easy pump end or engine/motor
changeover in the field. It can be customized with
a diesel engine or electric motor, highway trailer or
skid-mounted, or housed in a quiet enclosure. It is
available as a Godwin DBS for pump station backup.
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3. Goulds Water Technology MPVN
The MPVN high-pressure multistage pump
from Goulds Water Technology - a Xylem brand
has a modular design that maximizes component
interchangeability. Varying from cast iron to
stainless steel materials, customers can find a
pump that meets handled-liquid requirements. The
pump has a vertical design with separate thrust
bearing and flexible coupling between motor and
pump shaft. 866/325-4210; www.goulds.com.

4. MTH Pumps C Series
C Series stainless steel centrifugal pumps
from MTH Pumps have a cast stainless steel
semiopen impeller with a trimmed face to provide
varying performance curves. This enables a specific
pump size to have varying design flow rates while
preserving high head at low flow. The casing was
designed to allow slight adjustment of flow rather
than having to install a valve in the discharge line.
This adjustment can also be used to restore loss
of performance due to wear without dismantling
the pump. It operates in the 10 to 20 gpm range
at 130 feet TDH, while delivering up to 100 gpm
maximum flow and 140 feet maximum TDH.
630/552-4115; www.mthpumps.com.

5. Subaru Industrial Power PKX
PKX centrifugal pumps from Subaru
Industrial Power Products are available in 2-, 3and 4-inch models. Each is powered by a Subaru EX
Series overhead cam engine. The 2-inch PK X220 is
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powered by the 4.3 hp EX16 engine and offers
172 gpm. Powered by the 5.7 hp EX17 engine,
the 3-inch PK X320 provides 291 gpm. The
4-inch PK X401 offers 356 gpm and is powered
by the 9.0 hp EX27 engine. 847/540-7300;
www.subarupower.com.

6. Vaughan Company Triton
The Triton centrifugal screw pump from
Vaughan Company provides a solution for
pumping oilfield-produced water. It combines
the company’s Chopper Pump frame with the
high-efficiency, gentle-action, non-clog impeller
ideal for handling shear-sensitive fluids, delicate
materials and thickened sludges. 888/249-2467;
www.chopperpumps.com.

7. Vertiflo Series 800
The Series 800 industrial vertical immersion
sump pump from Vertiflo is ideal for sump drainage,
flood control and process drainage to meet EPA and
OSHA requirements. It has minimal maintenance at
heads to 230 feet and temperatures to 350 degrees F.
It can operate in pit depths to 26 feet and up to 3,000
gpm. It has carbon graphite line shaft bearings, a
semiopen impeller with external adjustment, highthrust angular contact ball bearing, 416 stainless
steel shafts to 1 15/16 inches, and a NEMA C face
motor. Available construction materials are cast
iron, 316 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel fitted,
Alloy 20, Hastelloy and CD4MCu. 513/530-0888,
www.vertiflopump.com.

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Chemical Pumps

10. Neptune Chemical Pump
Company Solar D Series

8. Hammelmann Zero
Emission Pump
The Zero Emission Pump from Hammelmann Corp. keeps pumped fluid hermetically
sealed within, preventing leakage during operation. It has input capabilities up to 1,500 hp and
is capable of pumping fluids such as methanol,
LDHI, glycol, asphaltene inhibitor, paraffin inhibitor, corrosion inhibitor and scale inhibitor. It
combines a compact integral-speed reduction gear
end with the concept of a vertical configuration
that channels oscillating forces directly downward into the base structure. Unwanted lateral
oscillations do not occur. The compact construction eliminates the need for an external gearbox
and prevents rotary oscillation. 800/783-4935;
www.hammelmann.com.

Solar D Series chemical injection pumps
from Neptune Chemical Pump Company can be
used to feed a wide variety of production chemicals
into oil and gas wells where electrical power
is often unavailable. They provide maximum
chemical containment, precise and consistent
chemical-injection rates at pressures up to 1,200
psi, and reduced field service and downtime.
The accurate dosing rates up to 45 gpd translate
into increased production with a corresponding
reduction in chemical expenses. Their seal-less
diaphragm technology eliminates chemical leaks
while offering a range of chemical compatibility.
Intelligent controls give the operator visibility into
the system and real-time monitoring of the well
site, which leads to a decrease in on-site service
time. 215/699-8700; www.neptune1.com.

9. Honda Power
Equipment WMP20XA

Dewatering/Bypass Pumps

The portable WMP20XA pump from
Honda Power Equipment pumps industrial
and agricultural chemicals, in addition to clear
water. It has EPDM seals for chemical resistance,
a reinforced thermoplastic pump housing and
impeller, and full frame protection with vibrationdampening mounts. It can pump up to 220 gpm
at a maximum pressure of 44 psi, and has 2-inch
suction and discharge ports. 678/339-2600;
www.powerequipment.honda.com.

11. Gorman-Rupp Company
PAH16A60-C-B-C18
The
PAH16A60-C-B-C18
heavy-duty,
priming-assisted pump from Gorman-Rupp
Company is ideal for mining, quarries and bypass
pumping with flows to 15,000 gpm, total dynamic
heads up to 204 feet, and a solids-handling
capability of up to 4 inches. It is driven by a 755 hp,
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charge air-cooled diesel engine, with an auto-start
control panel and float switch assembly. Its priming
system uses a venturi and compressor, eliminating
leaks. An oversized, oil-lubricated mechanical seal
allows it to run dry continuously without damage.
419/755-1011; www.grpumps.com.

Diaphragm Pumps
12. SPX NOVADOS
The NOVADOS pump from SPX has a
double-acting hydraulic diaphragm head that
displaces liquid on both the suction and discharge
stroke, creating the same flow as an equivalent
duplex, single-acting pump configuration.
The hermetically sealed unit provides leak-free
operation, ideal for use with hazardous liquids
including hydrocarbons, LPG, butane and
naphtha. It is suitable for use with abrasive slurries
since the plunger and seals are not exposed to the
process fluid. Nearly all gear sizes can be combined
for precise single or multipoint chemical metering,
blending or dilution. Flow rate control options
include manual, electric or pneumatic stroke length
adjustment and/or stroke speed variation. Fixed
or variable-speed motors and a choice of wet end
materials including stainless steel, Super Duplex,
Hastelloy, and Titanium are available. It is suitable
for Zone 1 IIC T4 installation, -40 to 120 degrees
F operating range, and -40 to 300 degrees F fluid
range. 800/252-5200; www.spx.com.

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13. Wilden Pump & Engineering
Pro-Flo SHIFT

Metering Pumps

The Pro-Flo SHIFT air distribution system
from Wilden Pump & Engineering is available
for use in Advanced Series bolted and Original
Series clamped air-operated double-diaphragm
(AODD) pumps. It allows AODD pumps to
achieve a significant savings in air consumption,
while providing more product yield per standard
cubic foot per minute. It is available in 1 1/2-, 2-,
and 3-inch sizes and has maximum discharge
pressures to 125 psig, maximum flows to 243 gpm
and maximum solid-handling size of 1/2 inch.
909/422-1730; www.wildenpump.com.

15. Fluid Metering V-300

High-Pressure Pumps
14. NLB Corp. NLB 355
The NLB 355 convertible water jet pump
from NLB Corp. combines a new fluid end design
with a 350 hp diesel engine in a unit that can be
easily towed to job sites. It is rated for a maximum
operating pressure of 20,000 psi, and can be
quickly converted to other pressures with a simple
conversion kit. It minimizes the overall footprint
with internal gearing that eliminates large pulleys
and belts. 248/624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com.

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The V-300 variable-speed metering system
from Fluid Metering provides drift-free fluid
control of lixiviant used in mining pilot plant
hydrometallurgy. Its CeramPump valveless
rotating and reciprocation piston pump design
eliminates the need for check valves, resulting
in a pump that can handle a broad range of
chemicals under varying conditions. It combines
a QV valveless, variable-speed pump with a
control unit to pump acids and solvents used in
hydrometallurgy in the process area of leaching,
as well as solvent extraction. The control unit can
accommodate manual control, as well as accept
a variety of industry-standard electronic control
signals from process instrumentation. In addition
to electronic speed control, the unit is capable of
manual displacement adjustment and is available
in a duplex design with independent pump head
adjustment for proportional mixing and diluting.
800/223-3388; www.fmipump.com.

16. Milton Roy MACROY Series
MACROY Series metering pumps from
Milton Roy are designed for applications up to 175
psi, including water treatment chemicals, process
additives, acids, out-gassing fluids and slurries. The
drive incorporates a variable-eccentric design that
ensures smooth output and reduces system shock.
The mechanically actuated diaphragm reduces the
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possibility of hydraulic oil contamination of process
liquid. DC variable-speed drives are available for
external control and automation. They have flow
rates up to 310 gph; a durable, metallic powdercoated housing; high-performance check valves
with machined seats; precision stroke adjustment
while the pump is running or stopped; and
increased turndown ratios available with variable
speed options. They are UL, CUL and ETL certified
to conform to ANSI/NSF Std 50, CE Certifications.
800/693-4295; www.miltonroy.com.

17. ProMinent Fluid Controls Sigma/ 1
The Sigma/ 1 mechanically actuated diaphragm metering pump from ProMinent Fluid
Controls is capable of flow rates from 5.3 to 38
gph and pressures up to 174 psig. The entire motordriven metering pump product range, control type
S1Cb/S2Cb/S3Cb, is equipped with intelligent features to provide operating convenience, safety and
efficiency. The pump comes with a removable HMI
operating unit for complete system integration. It
is available in a basic (non-microprocessor based)
version and explosion-proof models. 412/7872484; www.prominent.us.

18. Moyno dosing pump
Dosing pumps from Moyno provide a smooth
pumping action with no pulsation and low shear
for either intermittent or continuous dosing duties
in high-pressure, low-flow applications. With no
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the working pump life is extended. Stators are
available in a variety of different materials. They
are manufactured to ISO 9001:2008 standards, in
models ranging from 0.53 gph and 1,044 psi up
to 330 gph and 174 psi. All components, with the
exception of the body, coupling rod and suction
chamber, are supplied in stainless steel and have
the option for internal pump components to be
supplied in Hastelloy. Options include a range of
fixed- or variable-speed drives with mechanical
variable speed or frequency inverter. 877/4866966; www.moyno.com.

19. Pulsafeeder PULSAtron
Series A PLUS
The PULSAtron Series A PLUS solenoidpowered diaphragm metering pump from
Pulsafeeder is available with 125 and 250
strokes per minute, with manual control by
online adjustable stroke rate and stroke length as
standard, and optional control by external pace
with auto/manual selection. They are available with
stainless steel liquid ends and in PVDF. 800/3336677; www.pulsafeeder.com.

Slurry Pumps
20. BBA Pumps BA80H D275
The BA80H D275 open diesel pump from
BBA Pumps offers a maximum flow of 572 gpm
and a shut-off head of 300 feet. The heavy-duty
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the 3-inch pump to be used in difficult mining
operations. 843/849-3676; www.bbapumps.com.

21. BJM Pumps XP-KZN
XP-KZN heavy-duty submersible slurry
pumps from BJM Pumps are explosion-proof,
and FM and C/US approved (Class I, Division 1,
Group C and D). They have a top-discharge, slimline design with agitator to suspend heavy slurries
containing coal, ash, sand or gravel. The impeller,
wear plate and agitator are made of abrasiveresistant 28 percent chrome iron (600 Brinell, 57
Rockwell C). The replaceable wear plate’s hardened
surface on the suction side prevents erosion.
They are protected by Class H motor insulation
and built in amperage (FLA) and temperature
overload protection. They have double silicon
carbide mechanical seals in a separate oil-filled seal
chamber and a heavy-duty lip seal to pump a sump
or pit down to within inches of the bottom. They
are available in models up to 665 gpm and heads to
61 inches. 860/399-5937; www.bjmpumps.com.

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rotor tip ensures cost-effective operation. They are
manufactured with MIP (Maintenance In Place),
allowing for quick access to the pump casing and
all wetted parts through a quick-release cover. The
suction and pressure hoses can be installed in
minutes. 612/435-7300; www.boerger.com.

23. Flowrox peristaltic pump
Peristaltic pumps from Flowrox can be used
to pump slurries and dose a range of abrasive,
corrosive, viscous or crystallizing media. As
the cylindrical rotor rotates along the hose, the
process medium gets pushed forward through
the hose. At the same time, the hose behind the
compression point reverts to its original circular
shape, creating a suction effect at the pump inlet
port. As a result, the hose bore gets filled with the
medium. No backward flow can occur as the hose
is squeezed tight by the roller. The pump eliminates
friction, maximizes hose life and lowers energy
consumption. 410/636-2250; www.flowrox.us.

22. Boerger Mobile Rotary Lobe Pump

24. Griffin Pump hydraulic
submersible pump

Mobile Rotary Lobe Pumps from Boerger
are self-priming, valveless, reversible and compact
positive displacement pumps with flow capacities
up to 5,000 gpm. These units are ready for rapid
deployment of sewer bypass, municipal waste
and stormwater, industrial effluent and sludge,
digester and lagoon cleanup, flood disasters and
spill emergencies (oil, gasoline, diesel, etc.). The

Hydraulic submersible pumps from Griffin
Pump & Equipment are available in axial flow
and trash-handling models. They range from 4 to
24 inches and are designed for handling volumes of
water up to 20,000 gpm and heads up to 140 feet.
The impellers can handle solids up to 3 inches.
They are designed to fit in standard manholes for
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trash and solids content, such as sludge, trash,
raw sewage, clear liquid and industrial effluent,
or for general pumping applications such as coffer
cells or pumping lakes or ponds. 866/770-8100;
www.griffinpump.com.

25. Hydra-Tech Pumps S4CSL
The S4CSL submersible 4-inch hydraulicdriven sand slurry pump from Hydra-Tech
Pumps includes a built-in agitator used for stirring
up solids. It has hardened alloy wear parts and is
designed to be used in applications where settled
solids must be put into suspension and pumped
away with the discharge water. It requires
hydraulic inputs of up to 17 gpm at 2,800 psi,
and when combined with the company’s open
and sound-attenuated power units, is capable
of output flows to 750 gpm. 570/645-3779;
www.hydra-tech.com.

26. NETZSCH Pumps
North America Multiphase Pump
Multiphase Pumps from NETZSCH Pumps
North America can handle various mixtures
of oil, gas, solids and water. Mixtures with a
high content of sand, with low emulsification
of oil/water, or of highly viscous products are
all effectively transferred. The progressing
cavity pump is designed for untreated well flow
applications that can provide flow rates up to
2,600 gpm and handle pressures up to 900 psi.
They provide almost pulsation-free pumping,

low shear rates, high overall efficiencies, and low
operating and maintenance costs. 610/363-8010;
www.netzschusa.com.

27. Sodimate skid pump system
The skid-mounted pump system from
Sodimate integrates pumps and controls to be
used with a slurry-mixing tank for a complete slurry
package. Fabrication material includes corrosionresistant high-density polyethylene, stainless steel
and carbon steel. Standard systems come equipped
with peristaltic pumps, a mounting panel (with
solenoid valves and flowmeters, isolation valves and
rinse valves) and all connections needed for slurry
metering and transfer. The skids can also include
several pumps for redundancy or for multiple
injection metering processes. Units are most
commonly used for hydrated lime and activated
carbon slurry feed systems with concentrations
ranging from 2 to 30 percent. 773/665-8800;
www.sodimate-inc.com.

28. Zoeller Company
submersible vortex pump
The submersible vortex pump from Zoeller
Company can be used to lift slurry from a low
area. Motors are available from 1/2 to 15 hp,
with discharges ranging from 2 inches NPT to 6
inches flanged. Its watertight motor with electrical
cable up to 75 feet long and integral legs allows
it to be installed free-standing, submerged in the
liquid. Capacities range from 100 to 800 gpm. Its
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vortex impellers will handle liquids with solids
concentration as high as 5 percent. The vanes
do not extend into the pump housing, allowing
it to handle thicker fluids with entrained solids
and stringy materials. It is constructed with dual
mechanical shaft seals to protect the motor, and
silicon or tungsten carbide faces are recommended.
Class 1 Division 1 Group C and D rated motors are
available. 800/928-7867; www.zoeller.com.

Transfer Pumps
29. Dragon Products mobile
water transfer pump
Mobile water transfer pumps from Dragon
Products have Redi-Prime vacuum-assisted
priming with a run-dry mechanical seal, powered
by a John Deere 6090 Tier III 325 hp engine with
160-gallon-capacity integral fuel tanks. They have
a maximum flow of 4,900 gpm with a 368-foot
total dynamic head. The unit has DOT lights and
tandem torsion-ride axles, 16-inch 10-ply rated
tires, stabilizer jacks and electric brakes. 866/9148198; www.dragonproductsltd.com.

30. Thompson Pump &
Manufacturing Co. 12JSCG
The 12JSCG supply pump from Thompson
Pump & Manufacturing has high-efficiency
impellers that lessen power requirements.
The 12-inch pump has a compressor-assisted
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pumped fluids are discharged onto the ground.
It comes with the choice of an efficient John
Deere or CAT engine, and handles solids up to
3.38 inches. An optional Silent Knight sound
attenuation enclosure and Artic Knight enclosure
for extreme cold conditions allow it to be used at
any drill site location. Available in diesel, electric
or alternative fuel engines, it provides for auto-start
and safety shutdown controls while allowing for
automatic re-priming if needed. 800/767-7310;
www.thompsonpump.com.

Triplex Pumps
31. Cat Pumps Model 3560
Engineered to maximize uptime, the Model
3560 industrial-grade high-pressure triplex pump
from Cat Pumps has lubricated, cooled seals for
maximum life. Concentric, high-density, polished
solid ceramic plungers provide a true wear
surface that extends seal life. Pump manifolds are
available in 316 and 304 stainless steel, brass, and
nickel aluminum bronze designed for strength
and corrosion resistance. Drive options include
hydraulic motor and other direct drives. It is rated
for 20 gpm at 4,000 psi and 25 gpm at 3,000 psi.
763/780-5440; www.catpumps.com.

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Vacuum Pumps
32. Blackmer XL, TX and SGL Series
Blackmer XL, TX and SGL Series slidingvane pumps offer self-priming and dry-run
capabilities, leak-free mechanical-seal and ballbearing construction, symmetrical bearing
support for even loading and long wear life, and
an adjustable relief valve that protects against
excessive pressures. They are also equipped with
replaceable liners and end discs, and can be
rebuilt for like-new performance. 616/241-1611;
www.blackmer.com.

33. Jurop/Chandler
Equipment RVC360
The RVC360 sliding-vane vacuum pump
from Jurop/Chandler Equipment offers free
airflow at 360 cfm, maximum pressure of 30 psi,
a maximum vacuum of 95 percent and speeds
of 1,300 rpm. Its manifold has an embedded
check valve and a compact intake design allowing
for space-saving install. Multiple options are
available for implementation of new concepts
in installation and layout. 800/342-0887;
www.chandlerequipment.com.

34. Fruitland Manufacturing
WR Model CVS
The WR Model CVS liquid-ring pump from
Fruitland Manufacturing has a low-weight,
compact design and maximum vacuum efficiency.

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It is available with a volume flow range from
739 to 2,390 cfm, with ATEX-temperature class
5, internal cooling with cavitation protection,
only one water drain, large volume flow range,
connection flanges that can be swiveled and
face seals for long service life. 800/663-9003;
www.fruitlandmanufacturing.com.

35. Moro USA PM2000 Storm Series
The PM2000 Storm Series liquid-cooled
vacuum pump from Moro USA is capable of
pumping nonvolatile liquids and sludge from long
distances for heavy-duty industrial applications
with a suggested tank capacity of 3,000 to 6,000
gallons. It includes an integrated check valve,
changeover valve, automatic oiling system,
industrial duty bearings, Viton seals and high-flowrate asbestos-free spark-proof vanes. Its onboard
liquid cooling system incorporates a forcedcirculation external water pump. It is capable of
43.5 psi and a continuous vacuum of 24 inches Hg,
along with a flow rate of 824 cfm and 1,200 rpm
rotating speed. It has a 4-inch flange connection.
800/383-6304; www.morousa.com.

36. Wallenstein 753 Series
The 753 Series vacuum pump from
Wallenstein Vacuum Pumps incorporates
extra-wide vanes that allow up to an inch of
wear, resulting in longer service life and lower
maintenance costs. It provides 422 cfm airflow
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machining for vacuum levels up to 28 inches Hg. Options include air, liquid
or dual-cooling systems where air injection is combined with liquid cooling. A
pump-flushing port is included on the top valve for convenient maintenance.
The quick-access housing endplate makes for easy internal inspection with
no bearings to pull. Oil lubrication is via a mechanical piston pump driven
by shaft rotation or available with a sight-feed valve oil regulator system that
uses vacuum/pressure to draw oil with no moving parts. 800/801-6663;
www.wallenstein.com.

37. Westmoor Ltd. Conde SDS Ultra
Conde SDS Ultra vacuum pump from Westmoor Ltd. pumps at 230 cfm,
and has an automatic oiling system that never needs adjusting. It is offered with
either a pump-mounted or remote oil reservoir, with sealed high-temperature
maintenance-free bearings. It can be driven by a variety of power sources
including gas or diesel engines, PTO, right-angle drive or hydraulic pump.
The unit is double shafted and can be set up for either clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. 800/367-0972; www.westmoorltd.com. GOMC

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PUMP DEPLOYED TO MOVE POTASH MINE BRINE WATER 3 MILES
Problem
When a potash mine in the southwest U.S. was in the middle of expanding operations, a pump capable
of moving water 3 miles to new 5-million-gallon holding ponds was needed. Because the mine uses fully
saturated brine water to float the mined potash, a pump capable of handling highly corrosive liquids was
necessary.

Solution
Rain for Rent deployed the XH150c pump because of its ability to handle corrosive water and pump
long distances at higher flows. The pump is designed to produce extra-high discharge heads and high flows.
It offers flow rates up to 3,250 gpm and 625 feet of head.

Result
The corrosive brine water was no issue for the pump’s CD4MCu wet end and stainless steel internals. A
single pump was able to handle the flow and friction loss of the pipeline. The 2,000 gpm peak flow of brine
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Product Spotlight
Fixed-frame, air-suspension axle
systems designed for optimal
strength and low weight
By Ed Wodalski
SAF CBX Series fixed-frame, air-suspension axle systems from SAFHolland are designed for heavy-duty low-boy and drop-deck applications,
including on-highway, off-highway and off-road.
The trailing arm suspensions use a fully cast steel beam between the
front axle and the front hanger for optimal strength and weight.
“We put the metal where we need it and take it out where we don’t,”
says Bill Hicks, director of product planning and market development axles
and suspension – trailer systems for SAF-Holland. “Even if you’re empty,
you’re pulling something lighter. That’ll help with your fuel economy and
carbon emissions.”
Available through major trailer manufacturers, the model CBX23 can
carry up to 23,000 pounds per axle; the CBX25 can carry up to 25,000
pounds; and the CBX25/30 can carry up to 30,000 pounds per axle at
creep speed (5 mph or less). Ride heights for the CBX23 range from 14 to
17 inches, while ride heights for the CBX25 range from 14 to 19 inches.
“They’re available in a multitude of configurations, from axle spacing
to axle types, even with disc brakes,” Hicks says. “We have our own
proprietary air disc brake, the SAF INTEGRAL, for mountainous regions
or applications where you really need a high-performance disc brake.”
The disc brake has a bimetallic rotor for heat dissipation and is
engineered to accept industry standard, single wide-based wheels with up
to 2-inch offsets and dual-wheel configurations.
The standard drum brake has a SAF X-Series 5.75-inch diameter with
16 1/2- by 7-inch extended life linings and industry standard tapered

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spindles. Parallel spindles are available.
Other features include a multifunctional pivot bushing that limits
twisting to prolong bushing life and the Swing Align axle alignment
system that requires no replacement parts or disassembly. Axle alignment
is achieved by direct adjustment of the lead screw, requiring less than 250
ft-lbs of torque.
“It’s built right into the frame hanger,” Hicks says of the one-person
alignment system. “All you have to do is dial it in. Turning the bolt moves
it forward or back. There’s no need to cut anything off or reweld or replace
components.”
All suspension systems feature Black Armour metal protection.
Unlike primer, paint or powder coating, the protectant chemically bonds
with metal to form a protective skin that is impervious to water and antiicing chemicals.
Options include the PosiLift Axle Lift System that enables operators
to increase payload with the flip of a switch. The liftable axles also extend
tire life, improve operational versatility and fuel efficiency, as well as
enhance trailer maneuverability. 231/777-8501; www.safholland.com.

ATLAS COPCO DRILL RIG REMOTE CONTROL
SmartROC T35 and T40 surface drill rigs from Atlas Copco give operators
the option of running the units from the cabin or by radio remote. Upgrading the
rigs with the remote control kit safely extends rig utilization to uneven terrain.
The T35 is designed for hole diameters of 2 1/2 to 4 inches, while the T40 is
designed for 4- to 4 1/2-inch diameters and a depth of 92 feet. 800/732-6762;
www.atlascopco.us.

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2. CS UNITEC RECIPROCATING SAW
The Wolf reciprocating saw from CS Unitec makes straight cuts in steel and
has a long orbital stroke for cutting softer materials, including wood, plastic and
aluminum. A selector switch changes the stroke from straight to orbital. Model 5
6005 0010 has a 1.6 hp pneumatic motor for cutting steel pipe and channel from
1/2 to 6 inches in diameter and plastic pipe to 8 inches in diameter. 800/7005919; www.csunitec.com.

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3. REELCRAFT PRESSURE WASH HOSE REELS
Pressure wash hose reels from Reelcraft are rated to 5,000 psi. Designed for
heavy-duty use, the hand-crank Series 3000 holds up to 450 feet of 3/8-inch I.D.
hose or 325 feet of 1/2-inch I.D. hose. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.
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4. VERMEER HOLE HAMMER PIERCING TOOLS
The Vermeer VPT 250 Short Hole Hammer piercing tool from McLaughlin is
made for work in tight areas. The tool has a positive-turn reverse design with short
body, enabling contractors to dig a concise entry and exit pit for a more effective job
site and less impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Available in 2-, 2.5-, 3- and
4-inch diameters, the 2.5-inch diameter tool is 35 inches long and delivers 720
blows per minute. 864/277-5870; www.mclaughlinunderground.com.

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ASSMANN 8,850-GALLON DOUBLE-WALL TANK
The IMT 8850 double-wall storage tank from Assmann Corporation of
America is designed to hold 8,850 gallons of liquid. The tank has a 24-inch hinged
manway and secure secondary containment for 110 percent capacity. 888/3573181; www.assmann-usa.com.

6. SNAP-ON SHORT-HANDLE RATCHET
The 3/8-inch drive short-handle flex ratchet from Snap-On Industrial Brands
comes with an 8 5/16-inch handle, 9/16-inch profile and is 1 1/4 inches wide.
Features include sealed head to keep lubricants in and contaminants out, alloy
steel construction and nickel chrome plating to prevent corrosion. 800/446-7404;
www.snaponindustrialbrands.com.

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MARCO AUTOMATED DEPRESSURIZATION SYSTEM

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The Blastmaster automated depressurization system from the Marco Group
pressurizes and depressurizes bulk abrasive blasting pots with the flip of a switch
from ground level, eliminating the need to climb to the blast pot to manually adjust
ball valves. 800/252-7848; www.marco.us.

8. PARKER CHELSEA 280 SERIES POWER TAKE-OFF
The 280 Series power take-off from Parker Chelsea is designed for the 10bolt PTO pattern on Allison and Cat automatic transmissions. Combining the
277 and 278 Series into one model, the PTO features a single, continuous-duty
torque rating. Pump clearance has been improved with rotatable cast iron flanges.
Speed ranges have been expanded from 5 to 9 ratios for more low and high speeds.
662/895-1011; www.phtruck.com.

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WASTEQUIP ROLL-OFF CONTAINER COVERS

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Lockable roll-off container covers from Wastequip are designed to meet EPA
regulations for stormwater exposure. Made of UV-protected, impact-resistant
high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the covers open to 90 degrees and are
permanently mounted to the container. The covers are available in multiple sizes
and configurations. 877/468-9278; www.wastequip.com.

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10. MELTRIC DSN150 SWITCH-RATED PLUG, RECEPTACLE
The DSN150 Series switch-rated plug and receptacle from Meltric Corp.
connects large motors or other high amperage devices. Features include solid silvernickel contact material, spring-loaded, butt-style contact technology, Type 4X,
IP66 + IP67 environmental protection, lightweight design, six auxiliary contacts
and UL/CSA rating. 800/433-7642; www.meltric.com.

11. VAL-MATIC TRUNNION BALL VALVES
QuadroSphere trunnion ball valves from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing
Corp. are designed for use in various areas within tailings, dirty mine waters, gases
and liquids. The valves have lip edges that clean the seating surfaces whenever the
valve is operated. Recessed surfaces on the ball provide for self-flushing of the inner
body to prevent the buildup of scale and solids. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.

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12. CLEARSPAN FABRIC BUILDING STRUCTURES
HD Buildings from ClearSpan Fabric Structures are available in gable, roundstyle, and hybrid designs. They can be mounted as a freestanding structure or
affixed to other foundations. The buildings have a triple-galvanized structural
steel tubing frame and 12.5-ounce high-density polyethylene rip-stop fabric cover.
Buildings start at 25 feet wide. 866/643-1010; www.clearspan.com.

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13. GUZZLER VACUUM LOADER CHASSIS OPTIONS
The Guzzcavator multipurpose vacuum truck and NX, NL vacuum loaders
from Guzzler Manufacturing are available with the Kenworth T880 and Cat CT660
Class 8 model chassis. Shorter bumper and axle settings on the Kenworth chassis
provide a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability. The Cat CT660 chassis
is built for operator comfort and features a sloped hood, wraparound windshield,
heated mirrors and halogen headlights. 800/627-3171; www.guzzler.com.

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14. DITCH WITCH SK850 MINI SKID-STEER
The SK850 mini skid-steer from Ditch Witch has a 37 hp Tier 4 Yanmar diesel
engine, accepts attachments for a variety of underground construction tasks and
has a 74-square-inch operator’s platform. Dual-lever ground drive controls are
standard with single-lever joystick available. An auxiliary-control foot pedal helps
operators maintain hydraulic flow to the attachment while freeing hands to control
depth and ground speed. The unit has an 860-pound-rated operating capacity,
83-inch hinge-pin height and 42-inch or 36-inch-wide tracks. 800/654-6481;
www.ditchwitch.com.

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15. EATON TELESCOPING LIGHT POLE
The Crouse-Hinds V-Spring telescoping light pole from Eaton features a
spring assist to offset the weight of the pole and light, enabling one worker to safely
lower or raise the fixture. The pole is fully adjustable from 5 to 10 feet and travels
vertically. It can be locked into any height position with pins or tethers. A 2-inch
base is standard on all models. 866/764-5454; www.crouse-hinds.com.

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16. B&W TRAILER HITCHES 16,000-POUND FIFTH WHEEL
The RVK3270 Patriot 16,000-pound, rail-mounted fifth wheel slider from
B&W Trailer Hitches features two solid 1-inch tubular steel carriage rails with
sturdy center supports to prevent deforming or binding from load flex. Hourglassshaped rollers convey the carriage mechanism, regardless of topography. The
hitch accommodates 12 inches of slide. Vertical adjustments can be made from
17 to 19 inches, providing clearance for taller truck-bed walls. 800/810-4918;
www.turnoverball.com.

17. ELECTRIC EEL D-5 DRAIN CLEANING MACHINE
The D-5 drain cleaning machine from Electric Eel Mfg. is designed for cleaning
up to 100 feet of 3- to 10-inch-diameter lines. The machine features 3/4-inchdiameter Tri-Max cable, high-density polyethylene drum and loading wheel. The
unit is powered by a 1/2 hp capacitor-type motor. The power-feed and drum can
be quickly removed. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

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18. SENSORAY EIGHT-CHANNEL FRAME GRABBER

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The Model 1012, eight-channel mini PCI-Express frame grabber from
Sensoray, designed for video surveillance, simultaneously captures eight channels
of NTSC/PAL video plus optional eight channels of mono audio. Each video
channel captures 30 fps (NTSC) or 25 fps (PAL) at full frame rate. 503/684-8005;
www.sensoray.com.

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19. VICTAULIC THREADED-END BALL VALVE
The threaded-end Series 727 ball valve from Victaulic is designed for tank
and equipment connections. The high-pressure, enhanced port Class 600
NACE-compliant valve for upstream oil applications features a thread-by-groove
configuration to maximize installation. The upstream side of the valve has a male
threaded end for connection to threaded outlets. The downstream side has a
grooved end, simplifying the transition to grooved piping systems. The valve is also
available in a groove-by-groove configuration. 610/559-3300; www.victaulic.com.

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20. GATEWAY STARLITE SAFETY GLASSES
StarLite safety eyewear from Gateway Safety is available in 16 lens options,
including antifog and IR filter shades, as well as foam-lined, colored temple and
bifocal. The StarLite SM is 10 percent smaller than original glasses for smaller facial
profiles. StarLite Gumballs come with 10 temple hues. StarLite Foam bridges the
gap between glasses and goggles with an added foam ledge. StarLite Mag has a dualpurpose lens in five dioptic strengths. StarLite Squared features squared lenses and
clear frame for a modern look. 800/822-5347; www.gatewaysafety.com.

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21. ENGINEERED SOFTWARE PIPE MODELING
The Pipe-Flo Professional v14.0 pipe modeling program from Engineered
Software is designed for engineering, commissioning and operations projects.
The piping simulation model, once created, continually updates as the system
evolves, incorporating new information as it becomes available. Inlet and outlet
static pressure, hydraulic grade and energy grade are calculated and reported for
pipes. Percent deviation is calculated for all devices for greater accuracy. License
messaging aids in troubleshooting. Gradient color allows for clear diagnostics and
model troubleshooting. 800/786-8545; www.eng-software.com.

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22. WATER CANNON VIRUS KILLER PRESSURE WASHER
The 17M95 electric-powered portable pressure washer from Water Cannon
delivers 180 degree hot water (hot-water heater required at source) or ambient
temperature water injected with 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite (household
bleach) and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder). The application for 10 minutes
on concrete, brick, stone or metal surfaces kills most viruses, including influenza
(repeat if needed). Accessories include 50-foot hose, trigger gun and wand, lowpressure wide-fan bleach, chemical or soap injector, four color-coded spray nozzles
and color-coded chemical nozzle. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

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23. FOTOIN CLOUD-BASED DOCUMENTATION
Cloud-based photo documentation and reporting from FotoIN Mobile Corp.
includes new photo and report filing that can be configured using custom logic
and filing rules. Flexible photos and reports tagging can be used to optimize
filing. Expanded tagging enables users to apply multiple tag values within the
same category. Other features include workflow automation from rules-based filing
in combination with automated notifications by cloud storage services Citrix,
ShareFile, Egnyte and Box. www.fotoin.com.

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24. PEPPERL+FUCHS ROTARY ENCODERS
ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders from
Pepperl+Fuchs combine precision and high-speed resolution in a compact
design. The encoders are based on a magnetic detection principle and use a
two-axis Hall sensor that measures changes in the magnetic field, allowing the
angular measurement to be generated by the encoder electronics. 330/486-0002;
www.pepperl-fuchs.us.

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25. EMCO WHEATON BREAK-AWAY COUPLING
The Marine Break-Away Coupling from Emco Wheaton, available
in 4-inch diameter, is designed to withstand harsh marine conditions.
Engineered to disconnect under straight pull force, separation takes place if
a vessel moves too far and valves snap shut, minimizing potential liquid spills.
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Industry News

ALL FAMILY ADDS BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
HINO TRUCKS NAMES SERVICE SKILLS WINNER
Matt Kiernan of O’Connor Motor Co. in Portland, Maine, won the Hino
Trucks sixth annual National Service Skills Competition. The event brings
together master elite service technicians in head-to-head competition in
simulated service-related situations.

SOUTHEASTERN EQUIPMENT NAMES SALES REPS
Southeastern Equipment Company promoted Josh Ritter to sales
representative at its Evansville, Ind., location and named Michael Thoma
sales representative at its Mansfield, Ohio, location.

HUSKY, BENECOR FORM DEF ALLIANCE
Husky Corp. and Benecor formed an alliance that combines Husky’s
petroleum and automotive expertise with Benecor’s DEF (diesel exhaust fluid)
pump and storage solutions. Husky will market Bencor’s DEF dispensing
systems through its network of sales representatives, associated distributors,
direct customers and end-users in the petroleum dispensing industry.

BJM PUMPS EXPANDS CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM
BJM Pumps hired Monet Morrison as a customer service representative.
She will assist with inquiries, referring end-users to the company’s distribution
network and assist customers with product price and availability inquiries.

TERRAMAC NAMES EQUIPMENT DEALER
Terramac named Groff Tractor & Equipment of Mechanicsburg, Pa., as
a dealer in Pennsylvania and southeast Ohio for its rubber track crawler systems, including the RT9 multipurpose carrier.

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The ALL Family of Companies named Hutton Strader business development director. He will focus on account management, be responsible for technical sales support and assist product managers at the company’s Cleveland
headquarters with fleet evaluation and new product assessments.

CONTINENTAL TIRE LAUNCHES
FLEET SERVICES WEBSITE
Continental Tire the Americas launched the Conti360 website, enabling
users to log in and view invoices, credits, sales history, online truck training modules and participate in interactive learning sessions. The site also
provides access to TrukFix emergency road service reporting and truck tire
performance reports from Conti’s ContiTrac2 fleet-monitoring tool.

GO TO PARTS NAMES BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Go to Parts, Wastequip’s newest aftermarket parts division, named Dean
Rank business development manager. He will be responsible for business
development and account management with dealers and end-users.

SIOUX NAMES SALES AND
MARKETING MANAGER
Sioux Corp. named Jesse Hanssen sales and marketing manager. Sioux manufactures industrial application-specific cleaning equipment, water heating and
chilling systems, steam generators and related custom
equipment.
Jesse Hanssen

CORNELL PUMP NAMES
MUNICIPAL MARKET MANAGER
Cornell Pump promoted Ron Aceto to municipal market manager. Based
in New Jersey, he will be responsible for technical selling and regional support in the United States and internationally for all municipal applications.

DETCON GAS DETECTORS RECEIVE ATEX APPROVAL
Detcon’s wired CX and wireless CXT Series gas detectors received ATEX
approval for Zone 1 potentially explosive atmospheres. The sensors are available in infrared (IR) for monitoring hydrocarbons and electrochemical (DM)
for monitoring toxic gases and oxygen. GOMC

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GOMC Calendar

GAS, OIL AND MINING

TRADE SHOWS AND CONFERENCES
FEB. 10-13
NAPE Summit, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston;
www.napeexpo.com/shows/about-the-show/summit.

MARCH 11-12
ShaleWorld Mexico, Hyatt Regency, Mexico City;
www.terrapinn.com/conference/shale-world-mexico.

FEB. 15-18
National Western Mining Conference, Colorado Convention Center,
Denver; www.smeannualconference.com.

MARCH 22-24
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Annual Meeting,
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio; www.afpm.org/Conferences/.

FEB. 17-18
Mexico Shale Summit, Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio;
www.mexicoshalesummit.com.

MARCH 31-APRIL 2
DUG Bakken and Niobrara, Colorado Convention Center, Denver;
www.dugbakken.com.

FEB. 23-26
Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show,
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis; www.wwett.com.

APRIL 1-2
Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo, Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport, La.;
www.arklatexoilfieldexpo.com.

FEB. 24-26
DUG Midcontinent, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City;
www.dugmidcontinent.com.

APRIL 15-16
NAPE East, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh;
www.napeexpo.com/nape-shows/nape-east. GOMC

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for our calendar of events. Send information to editor@gomcmag.com.

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Safety First

PREDICTING
SAFE OUTCOMES
A new approach to accident prevention goes
beyond the traditional principles
By Doug Day

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nyone involved in safety is familiar
with Heinrich’s Law: For every 330
incidents, there will be 300 with
no injuries, 29 minor injuries and one major
injury. While the accuracy of his theory
is questioned, the principle seems sound
enough — minor incidents lead to more
serious ones.
Heinrich did his work in the 1930s
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century ago, long before we had the power
to crunch “big data” to reveal unseen
patterns and trends. “In the last 20 years
the number of injuries in the U.S. has
steadily declined,” says Griffin Schultz,
general manager of Predictive Solutions
in Pittsburgh. “Fatalities and significant
injuries have flatlined.”

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He adds that companies are finding
the theory that smaller injuries predict
larger ones isn’t necessarily true. “They’re
also finding that precursors to significant
injuries and fatalities are different than
precursors to less severe injuries.”
Predictive Solutions, a global safety and
predictive analytics company, uses safety
observations rather than actual incidents to
predict the future. “Injuries are on the far
right of the spectrum. That’s what happens
at the end; a wrench falls off scaffolding and
hits someone in the head. A near miss is one
step to the left; a wrench falls and doesn’t
hit anyone.”
That is the typical scope of safety
analysis based on Heinrich’s Law and
leads to answers about what, where and

THE FOUR TRUTHS OF SAFETY
Looking at four years of safety data while building its analytical tool, Predictive Solutions
found that those projects with the fewest safety incidents had several things in common. Two
are what safety professionals have known for many years:
• Too many unsafe observations predicts an unsafe work site: Commit time and resources to
fixing observations before they cause incidents.
• More inspections predict a safer work site: Make sure your program rewards high levels of
inspections.
Predictive Solutions also found two that are more counterintuitive:
• More inspectors, specifically more inspectors outside the safety function, predict a safer
work site: Include as many people as you can in your safety inspection program and
ideally, have more nonsafety than safety people doing inspections.
• Too many “100 percent safe” inspections predict an unsafe work site: Train for and reward
the reporting of unsafe observations.
From the white paper Predictive Analytics in Workplace Safety: Four ‘Safety Truths’ That Reduce
Workplace Injuries
www.predictivesolutions.com
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how incidents happen. “Those are lagging
indicators — looking backward,” he says.
“Further to the left are safety
observations,” he says. “You see a wrench
on scaffolding and there’s no toe rail to
prevent it from falling. That’s the data we
use to predict injuries.”
Predictive analytics, used for years in
sales and marketing, finance, maintenance
and other business functions, looks ahead
to answer questions such as why things
are happening and what’s going to happen
next; moving from lagging indicators to
leading indicators.
The company analyzes data from the
entire base of customers using its SafetyNet
software, including some leading gas
and oil companies. Its 170 million safety
observations are growing by 3 million per
month.
Using computer analytics, the
observations predict workplace injuries at an
accuracy rate of between 80 and 97 percent,
determined by comparing actual incidents
to the number predicted. The company
cites these examples of how analytics have
helped companies:
• A Fortune 150 manufacturer
reduced its lost-workday rate by 97
percent within one year.
• A Fortune 150 energy company
reduced its incident rate by 67
percent within 18 months.
• A top 20 construction company
achieved
significant
safety
improvements including 90 percent
of work sites experiencing no losttime incidents.
• A top 10 specialty contractor
reduced its workers’ compensation
fees by 57 percent and 66 percent in
two years while the number of hours
worked increased.
“It’s no different than quality,” adds
Schultz. “Testing a product at the end of
the assembly line is one measurement. You
want to catch the defect in the steps of the
process, not at the end. It’s the same thing
in safety. You want to observe every day to
make sure the toe rail is installed so that
wrench never has the opportunity to fall
off the scaffolding.” GOMC

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