Posts Categorized: Gas News

Supraflow equipment up to 1 bar

Grupo Torre has developed a new Supraflow equipment. This equipment is intended for operations in networks under 1 bar pressure. It’s more handy and lighter than the regular equipment, designed for operations up to 10 bar, but offering the same ease of use and low effort drilling. It is consequent to customer’s needs, and this… Read more »

Reach & RoHS environmental compliance legislation

Grupo Torre is constantly looking for the best solutions for its clients. Its products and services are designed to take care of human health and to produce the lowest possible impact on environment. Grupo Torre complies with RoHS & Reach environmental standards, a European Union regulation, conceived for the same purpose. REACH aims to reduce… Read more »

The first world producer of oil and derivates

2014 figures show US as the first world producer of oil and derivates (including natural gas) with nearly 14 million barrels/day, followed by Saudi Arabia with 12 million and Russia with 11 millions. If we refer exclusively to natural gas Russia is placed second after the US.

26th World Gas Conference – Paris

From 1st to 5th June the 26th World Gas Conference took place in Paris with around 4000 delegates from all over the world and 500 speakers. This conference is a triennial event to be hold next in 2018 in USA (Washington) for the first time ever.

AGA 2015

Last 19th and 20th May, Grupo Torre attended biennial conference of operations of American Gas Association that took place in Grapevine (Dallas, TX, US). More than 100 exhibitions of issues related with gas distribution operation were given with the audience of more than 500 operation managers of American gas companies and more than 150 exhibitors.

IPS standards Supraflow®

Grupo Torre has started manufacturing Supraflow® system under IPS sizes standards, for markets working with them. It integrates a whole line with Supraflow® 4″ and 6″ outlet, for mains ranging from 4″ (only for 4″ outlet Supraflow®) to 12″.

Shale gas production in USA

US is increasing its shale gas production and should reach 10 trillion cu ft by this year. World gas markets are being hit by a new bug offering player and seems to grow even more, as projections show figures of up to 20 trillion cu ft for year 2040.

Domestic micro-cogeneration

Countries with amount of population living outside urban areas, like the US, domestic micro-cogeneration units are growing. The advantage is that with only a single external energy supply (natural gas) overall energy production (electricity + heath) reaches higher efficiencies (90 to 96%) and thus overall cost diminish significantly if compared with “fuel+grid electricity” external purchase…. Read more »

BECETEL Symposium 2014

Last November, BECETEL (Belgian Research Center for pipes and fittings) held its annual Symposium with international participation. Grupo Torre was present showing their products in Georg Fischer both, and presented the paper “Solutions for under pressure operations in water and gas grids”. This presentation got a lot of interest and information was requested from within… Read more »

System Torre® training courses

Last October 20th and November 7th, Mr. Josep Maria Ripoll gave several training courses at Red de Gas headquarters in Madrid. The course was titled “Gas pipe bagging off, branching and tapping tees for lom and medium pressure”. Grupo Torre gives regularly courses, to keep their systems installation standards at highest level.

ROS-GASEXPO in St Petersburg (Russia)

From 7 to 10 October of this year, Grupo Torre was in St Petersburg (Russia) to take part in ROS-GASEXPO, the country’s largest trade fair for the gas industry. Nearly all the Russian gas companies were present, including Gazprom, plus a significant number of firms from elsewhere, including representatives from Europe, the USA and China…. Read more »

Supraflow® 160

As part of the range of applications for the Supraflow® system, Grupo Torre has developed the Supraflow® 160. This under-pressure tee represents the logical continuation of the 90 and 110 models, thus completing a family of products to cater for operations ranging from outlets of 90 mm up to 160 mm, and with the same…

Hydrogen tests in natural-gas networks

Towards the end of last year, the German multinational E.ON opened its “power-to-gas” facility in Falkenhagen, which is located in the east of the country. This innovative project involves the industrial-scale injection of hydrogen into the natural-gas system. This facility uses wind energy to power the electrolysis that converts water into hydrogen (H2), which is… Read more »

Supraflow® in “Pipeline & Gas Journal”

“Pipeline & Gas Journal” chose Supraflow® presentation news in the US as a major interest article. It was included under “What’s new in products and services” for its interest due to major enhancements in safety, operations time and cost. For more information:

New under pressure tapping tee Supraflow®

Supraflow® under pressure tapping tees are indispensable when installing large-volume by-pass diversions, whether branching, networks or standard by-pass assemblies. Pipe perforation is made by means of a “zero chip” cutter, housed inside the tee and retaining the disc and all the chips produced. The ability to install 90 and 110 mm diameter PE pipe electrofusion…

Carrefour de l’eau (Francia)

We participated in this international trade fair to promote our branching tees, Supraflow® and Cedec PE. For further information, visit: