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Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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Following a major expansion which saw new MacArtney ofÞ ces open in every coastal corner of the North America and added several new faces to the team, MacArtney is looking to experience record breaking growth within North American markets for underwater technology. This marks a key contribution to the overall strate- gic ambition of the MacArtney Group to double turnover between 2010 and 2015.This positive forecast is especially em- powered by a booming oil and gas sec- tor operating out of Houston, Texas, where the regional headquarters of MacArtney is housed. ÒWe are step- ping up efforts to accommodate the increase in demand for complete so-lutions to take on complex challenges within various underwater technology related industries,Ó said Lars Hansen, President of MacArtney in North America, and continued: ÒWhile some of the underwater technology products and systems offered by MacArtney, like SubConn connectors, have grown to reach a position as world-leading, others, such as MERMAC and COR- MAC winch and handling systems, Mac API harsh environment connec- tors, MacArtney NEXUS multiplexers and LUXUS Cameras and Lights hold a vast potential.Ó As part of a broad response to this in-crease in complete solution demand, experienced industry professional Scott Allen has recently taken the helm as System Sales Manager with MacArtney in Houston. Adding fur- ther strength to the MacArtney team, MacArtney has secured the talent of Scott Walters to function as Item Sales Manager. Long-time MacArtney em- ployee, Rafael da Costa Lima, will take on new tasks as Internal Sales/ Project Manager, strengthening the ability of the Houston team to manage and deliver large projects and complex system solutions. MacArtney Adds Pressure Test Facility MacArtney France added a modern and fully equipped pressure test facil- ity to its workshop in Rousset. Being unique to the French market for un- derwater technology, the new facility represents a notable extension of the MacArtney France service portfolio. Empowered by the newly installed pressure vessel system with a height of 1,100 mm, an internal diameter of 650 mm and a pressure capacity of up to 600 bar - the test facility is able to submit underwater connectors, cables, moldings, junction boxes and other types of equipment to extensive ocean depth pressure tests. For optimal ac- curacy, the pressure vessel system is capable of preprogrammed and fully computer controlled operation with all measurements undertaken and record- ed in real-time. To ensure ß exible connectivity to equipment tested inside the tank, six penetrator passes are incorporated into the vessel lid. Moreover, an overhead crane with a capacity of 4,000 kg en-sures that even very heavy or unwieldy equipment can be pressure tested. The MacArtney France pressure test facil- ity offers reinforced safety operations and is available for rental on an hourly or daily basis, with all testing per- formed by fully trained and certiÞ ed MacArtney technicians. Corporate Spotlight: MacArtney Record Growth in North America MacArtney France?s new Pressure Test Facility. Photo: MacArtney Marine Technology Reporter 83MTR #2 (82-96).indd 83MTR #2 (82-96).indd 832/22/2014 2:17:16 PM2/22/2014 2:17:16 PM

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