Volume 4, Issue 1
Published: January 25, 2016
Solenoid valves have been used for more than 100 years in diverse flow control applications across many industries. But misunderstanding the underlying physics of their operation can... [Read more]
As a method of proving the safety and performance of emergency shutdown valves (ESVs), partial stroke testing (PST) is an important tool for oil and gas operators. The technique has,... [Read more]
Position transmitters are used to monitor the position of modulating control valves or the opening and closing characteristics of critical isolating valves. The information from the... [Read more]
Instrumentation valves and manifolds come into contact with many different types of media, each with unique characteristics. A bubble-tight seat is always of utmost importance. Leak freeservice... [Read more]
A recent study by Solomon, a leading benchmarking company in the process industries that tracks companies' performance based on reliability and maintenance metrics, found that companies... [Read more]
For many years water management systems have used exclusively mechanical components. There is no doubt that these tried and true systems have given useable results, but in recent years there... [Read more]
It is a well-established fact that the manufacture, transfer, handling, and use of dangerous chemicals such as acids, caustics and solvents – which can be highly corrosive, toxic,... [Read more]
Pump failures are a frustrating waste of time, energy, and money. Pump manufacturers across the world have devoted considerable resources to attempt to eliminate them. They are also... [Read more]
Air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps play an important part in the oil and gas industry. Often overlooked, these 'workhorses' are ideal for applications in this fast-moving marketplace,... [Read more]
StocExpo, the world's leading international event for the tank terminal industry, returns to the Antwerp Expo after two years in Rotterdam. The three-day event, which takes place on... [Read more]
A peristaltic pump is a type of positive displacement pump used for pumping a variety of fluids. The fluid is contained within a flexible tube fitted inside a circular pump casing,... [Read more]
One of the world's leading suppliers of collagen casings for food, used by its customers in the production of a wide variety of sausages and other meat products, is investing £50... [Read more]
Groningen, Europe's largest natural gas field, was discovered in 1959. Production began in 1963, and by the end of the decade nearly 50% of the field's reserves were depleted with free-flow... [Read more]
Chemical applications subject piping systems to extreme conditions. Transport and processing of aggressive substances place high demands on system solutions. In addition to being reliable,... [Read more]
In 2008, a British Airways Boeing 777 crashed at London Heathrow due to ice crystal formation in the aircraft's piping systems. The plane had flown from Beijing and encountered an unusual... [Read more]