London-based Lloyd’s Register issued its first certification of a part produced through additive manufacturing for the oil-and-gas industry. The part, a titanium gateway manifold for pipelines, was designed by Surrey, England-based Safer Plug Co. (SPC) and built by the additive manufacturing production company 3T RPD using powder bed fusion. The entire process was overseen and certified by Lloyd’s Register using its framework, which guides manufacturers on additive-manufacturing processes to certify components. The manifold will be included in an assembly for a suite of pipeline isolation tools.
Patrick McKenna was promoted to president and CEO for Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Ill. Also, Pete Kerbel was promoted to vice president of sales at Ipsen USA.