Mar 10, 2020
Pipe dreams: The rise of technology in the oil and gas industry
Feb 27, 2020
When replacing a single fluid system component, it is important to remember that the replacement costs encompass more than just the price of the part. There are the internal costs of procurement, installation and maintenance. In addition, the productivity loss that results when equipment must be shut down during maintenance is also an expense. Though the overall safety... [Read More]

Dec 10, 2019
Pressure on leakage levels coming from UK water industry regulators is creating noise in the UK leak location technology market, says David Frost, managing director of Servelec Technologies, which has recently acquired pinpoint leak detection specialist Primayer. The scale of leak reduction required by water companies in England and Wales in AMP7 is sharpening strategies... [Read More]

Nov 20, 2019
Ray Mouw, business development manager at Morgan Advanced Materials’ Technical Ceramics business, explains why magnesia stabilised zirconia ceramic components will be vital for pumps that work in harsh environments, such as oil and gas, and crude oil extraction. It goes without saying that crude oil is a valuable, or perhaps more accurately an invaluable product,... [Read More]

Sep 11, 2019
Maintaining subsea pipelines is a crucial process to keep operations flowing. It is paramount for both the safety of offshore operations and the upkeep of legal regulations. It’s important therefore for the equipment used in the flow assurance process to be accurate and reliable. Not only does it need to find any integrity issues, but ideally, it must do so without disrupting... [Read More]

Jul 11, 2019
A Colorado energy producer is taking advantage of new Coriolis mass flowmeter technology that ensures both stable and uninterrupted measurements of oil with high gas content. The new meter is cost-effective, rugged and reliable technology that helps them meet investors’ needs for accurate and reliable well allocation measurement information. Independent energy company... [Read More]

May 7, 2019
In today’s refinery environment of constantly changing crude oil availability and pricing, producers’ task of maintaining or increasing capacity while reducing costs becomes ever more complex. As operators navigate the road to greater efficiency and profitability, they depend on receiving consistently accurate process measurement data in all applications. In this... [Read More]

Nov 10, 2017
Steve Schofield, director and CEO of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), provides an overview of the ‘contentious’ Radio Equipment Directive. The Radio Equipment Directive supersedes the former R&TTE (Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment) directive and determines that all and any products that are equipped or combined with a device... [Read More]

Oct 25, 2017
Like a number of small islands in the Maldives, Velaa is completely dependent on fuel shipped in. This is stored in overground tanks before being used to refuel boats and power generators producing energy for the entire island. The island was recently bought by a Czech entrepreneur, and was relying on antiquated equipment and piping. KPS was approached to provide a reliable... [Read More]

Oct 16, 2017
Ryan O’Loan from CDEnviro looks at the how the resources in excavated material can be maximised, with pollutants removed and disposal costs reduced. We live increasingly urbanised lives, with a resulting pressure on space and infrastructure. Add to this our growing technological demands, requiring miles of cabling, and ‘digging up a road’ or around a building’s... [Read More]

Aug 10, 2017
If you are part of the booster set supply chain you have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market are fully compliant in respect of EU legislation.  In this article, Steve Schofield of the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) highlights the issue and urges users to ‘buy with confidence’. The European pump sector through... [Read More]

Mar 7, 2017
Cleaning flue gases from renewable power plants is a difficult task for which only pumps designed to withstand the harshest environments will do The world is gradually moving away from traditional energy production such as coal and gas, and, as a result of the drive towards sustainability in recent years, waste-to-energy and biomass power plants have become a popular... [Read More]

Jan 30, 2017
A look into nuclear check valve technology and markets A nuclear check valve is a one-way valve that allows a fluid, either liquid or gas, to flow in a single direction with minimum resistance. The valve consists of a body, bonnet, and disc, with the body comprising two ports, one for the fluid to enter and the other for it to exit. They are used in various nuclear... [Read More]

Jan 17, 2017
A US brewery required an innovative cooling system for its craft beer production In late 2015, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Connecticut, US, was looking to expand its fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of a leading-edge HVAC/R manufacturer to assist it. Phil Markowski, master brewer, and Mike Wight, director of operations contacted a local HVAC contractor, who... [Read More]

Jan 10, 2017
What to expect when specifying hydraulic ball valves for a project Hydraulic slow closure sanitary ball valves provide small flow resistance coefficient, high degree of automation, wide range of functions, and stable and reliable performance. These features have been applied in all kinds of industries and fields, with the main applications including: Replacing... [Read More]

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