August 31, 2017
Two explosions have taken place at an Arkema chemical plant in Texas, as the state continues to be battered by tropical storm Harvey. According to the Guardian, a sheriff’s deputy was taken to hospital after inhaling chemical fumes, and nine others attended hospitals as a precaution. “At approximately 2 a.m. CDT, we were notified by the Harris County Emergency... [Read More]

August 30, 2017
ABB has bolstered its level measurement portfolio with the addition of the LLT100 laser level transmitter. According to a statement from the Swedish-Swiss corporation, the LLT100 can “measure the level of any material, solid or liquid, in any condition”. The new product has been specifically designed for industrial applications and harsh environments. It can... [Read More]

August 30, 2017
The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS) in Houston, Texas has been rescheduled in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. A regular and popular event on the pump industry calendar, TPS 2017 had been set to take place over 11 – 14 September at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in the Avenida entertainment district, Houston. Disruption, damage and displacement caused... [Read More]

August 29, 2017
Trelleborg has supplied a suite of products from its marine systems operation to Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility, the largest offshore facility ever constructed. 488 metres long, 74 metres wide and constructed with more than 260,000 tons of steel, Shell’s Prelude will extract and liquefy natural gas from a site in North-West Australia. Trelleborg is supplying... [Read More]

August 29, 2017
Houston, Texas based natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy has reported only minor damage from Hurricane Harvey to its LNG facilities on the Gulf of Mexico coast, reports Reuters. According to the company, its Corpus Christi Texas LNG facility reported only “minor cosmetic impacts” from the tropical storm which has been devastating the state. Meanwhile,... [Read More]

August 24, 2017
The second annual survey from the Global Energy Talent Index is now taking responses, aiming to “take a deep dive into the rise of automated technology and its potential impact on the future of energy workplaces.” Carried out by Airswift and Energy Jobline, the new survey is designed to uncover new insights into the changing nature of the energy workforce... [Read More]

August 24, 2017
Baumer has expanded its range of FlexFlow process sensors, with the aim of delivering highly efficient and flexible solutions. The sensors are designed to enable the monitoring of both flow and velocity in addition to media temperature in a single instrument. According to Baumer, the combination of two measuring functions in a single sensor reduces the number of measuring... [Read More]

August 24, 2017
Technology giants Microsoft and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. “Halliburton is focused on delivering intelligent cloud solutions to drive the next generation of efficient oil and gas exploration and production,” said Jason Zander, corporate vice president... [Read More]

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]