August 23, 2017
Demand for steel pipes in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow, according to new market research, as polished steel pipes are increasingly used in a range of applications. Published by Ken Research, the new market outlook report focuses on the overall market size for steel pipes and rebars sold in Saudi Arabia, as well as specific demand by sector. Substantial investment... [Read More]

August 23, 2017
UK based Titan Enterprises has announced the launch of its Process Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter for use in demanding process and control environments. The process Atrato has been designed to IP65 standards. Its signal processing system permits flow measurement across the whole Reynolds number range, meaning both viscous and non-viscous products can be metered. Titan’s... [Read More]

August 21, 2017
Britain’s chemical industry has voiced its support for the recently published UK government paper on suggestions for ensuring trade in goods and services can continue after Brexit. “I think the Government is taking exactly the right approach in this area, acknowledging the need for chemical businesses to be reassured that significant regulatory commitments... [Read More]

August 21, 2017
Applications in low temperature ranges are referred to as cryogenic applications in professional circles, and are becoming ever more important in the era of energy transition. Due to the increased storage and further recycling of LNG (liquefied natural gas), the demand for plants in the cryogenic area has strongly increased in recent years. To enable cost-effective transport,... [Read More]

August 18, 2017
At Sepen Bay, near the small coastal town of Omišalj, Croatia, the first steps have been taken towards the creation of an LNG terminal in the Adriatic Sea. LNG Hrvatska has announced that it has employed Geokon-Zagreb to conduct investigation activities on the seabed over the period 16 August until 25 September. In a statement, the company explains that the investigation... [Read More]

August 18, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell has completed the sale of its 50% share in SADAF chemicals. SABIC has paid Shell $820 million (€698 million) for its share in SADAF, a petrochemicals joint venture located in Al Jubail, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the sale first announced in January 2017, completion follows anti-trust fillings in the relevant countries and regulatory approval... [Read More]

August 17, 2017
Sulzer has announced the launch of the new AGISTAR SSA side-mounted agitator range, something the Swiss company claims is a significant step towards decreasing power consumption and reducing the environmental impact of its portfolio. According to a statement from the company, a key feature of the agitator is its low total cost of ownership, a result of reduced operational,... [Read More]

August 17, 2017
Engineered polymer solutions specialist Trelleborg will invest in a new, ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark. The investment will see the Swedish company’s Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area relocate its manufacturing in Denmark to the new site. According to a statement from Trelleborg, the investment in Denmark... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
Rotork has received a substantial order for its pneumatic actuators, the company set to supply 220 of them to the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE. Awarded by Hyundai heavy industries, the order includes spring-return pneumatic actuators to operate 30” and 36” class 1500 ball valves. Specifications state that the maximum actuator output... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
A leading oil and gas operator in South East Asia commissioned NEL to undertake the system design for an allocation metering skid. This system was part of the equipment required for the development of a marginal oil field. However, several unexpected issues were discovered that made it clear that non-ideal conditions would be present at the point of measurement. NEL resolved... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Pump and valve manufacturer KSB has reported a substantial rise in earnings for the first half of 2017, with increases in both order intake and sales revenue. The Germany headquartered company also more than doubled its consolidated earnings before taxes compared with the same period in 2016. KSB published its half-year financial report in August 2017. It details financial... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Oil output in North Dakota fell by 1% in June 2017, but experts are optimistic it will remain above 1 million barrels per day for the foreseeable future, according to Reuters. A major problem in the state is a lack of experienced oil industry workers. Today there are only 25 frack crews in North Dakota, less than half the number of rigs. North Dakota is the US’... [Read More]

August 14, 2017
Applications for dewatering pumps vary from clearing floodwater or draining reservoirs, to sewage bypass or ground water dewatering. So, when building a pump portfolio, it’s essential to choose equipment that is versatile, productive, safe and trouble-free. Here, a pump specialist at a portable energy manufacturer shares the five things he considers most important.... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
Shell has launched a methane detector pilot at one of its shale gas sites in Alberta, Canada. The pilot test is part of a wider initiative called the Methane Detectors Challenge, a collaboration between the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies, US government agencies and technology developers to develop a next generation methane detection system. It... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
In Northeastern Nevada, the largest gold-mining region in the US, the City of Elko’s wastewater treatment facility has completed its latest investment in Landia’s submersible mixing equipment. At the facility’s ASP (activated sludge process), Landia’s model POP-I mixers have been suspending solids, homogenising the sludge in the anoxic tanks 24/7... [Read More]