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May 23, 2024
Shaping the future of the process industries
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May 13, 2024
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has released new analysis on the benefits of low-carbon hydrogen produced from natural gas. The study, commissioned by API and conducted by ICF, found that hydrogen produced from natural gas with carbon capture and produced from electricity and other energy sources could eliminate an additional 180 million metric tons of greenhouse... [Read More]

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May 8, 2024
Carbon graphite is employed by businesses to decrease costs, improve efficiency and ensure public safety across the fluid handling industry. Carbon graphite’s mechanical/chemical properties and its attributes make it a material to consider when designing mechanical/dry gas seals, pumps and valve equipment, to name but a few. Range of benefits Carbon graphite... [Read More]

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May 1, 2024
Liz Robinson would much prefer not to be doing this interview. Rightly proud of pump manufacturer Landia UK’s 30th anniversary this year, Liz knows the ins and outs of those eventful past three decades, because she’s been there since day one. As the epitome of an unsung hero, she politely grimaces at the very thought of this article and its headline being put out... [Read More]

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Apr 26, 2024
In today’s crowded process plants, less than ideal straight pipe runs often result in swirling fluid flows and asymmetrical velocity profile distortions that affect the efficient, continuous operation of equipment, such as gas compressors, valves and pumps and the accuracy of sensitive instruments, such as flowmeters. The efficiency of natural gas compressors,... [Read More]

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Apr 24, 2024
At a crucial stage of a £43 million (€50 million) upgrade, including a critical inlet screen and screen handling replacement, the last thing a contractor would want is for not one, not two, but three back-to-back storm events. Yet for one leading solution provider to the water industry, it provided the ultimate test for new inlet screens at Hartshill Sewage Treatment... [Read More]

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Apr 23, 2024
The chemical supply chain plays a critical role in society, providing countless products on which people, organisations and governments rely on. As those in the biofuels sector will be aware, the industry has faced significant challenges in recent years, including the impact of Brexit and the skills gap. Tim Doggett, CEO of the Chemical Business Association (CBA),... [Read More]

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Apr 10, 2024
In the realm of industrial storage and transportation of volatile liquids, maintaining pressure equilibrium within tanks is critically important. The role of pressure and vacuum relief vents (PVRVs) or valves in this context is indispensable, serving as crucial safety mechanisms. Here, Anand Palanivelu, head of international sales at Protectoseal, outlines the role... [Read More]

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Apr 9, 2024
Temperature ratings are typically published for industrial seals so you know where they can and cannot be used. Many sealing products have testing standards, allowing manufacturers to publish results for easy product comparison. However, there is no standard that tells you how to determine minimum and maximum temperatures, so how do companies come up with their ratings?... [Read More]

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Apr 5, 2024
Organisations involved in the transportation and storage of volatile or hazardous liquids face stringent legislative controls to ensure people, products, and the planet are protected from accidents and harmful emissions. The transportation and storage of flammable liquids or gases can pose a significant risk to both people and the environment, so for almost 100 years,... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2024
Sometimes there are moments that surprise even experts. This was the case recently when a Tsurumi dewatering pump survived a drop test from a height of seven metres - which was not really to be expected. This remarkable achievement sheds new light on the robustness and reliability of dewatering pumps. The fact that they can withstand a lot is relevant for the actual... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2024
The water sector is at the forefront of the UK's sustainability revolution, but this is not without its challenges. The need for greater investment, underpinned by robust data, was the subject of British Water's second annual Creating a More Sustainable Water Sector Conference in Manchester on 21 March. Opening the conference was keynote speaker, Mark Lloyd, chief executive... [Read More]

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Mar 26, 2024
Hydrogen and its potential as a clean fuel are hitting headlines, as countries representing over half of the global GDP announced a 12-month plan during last year’s COP27 climate talks in the coastal Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The fuel of the future All stars seem aligned for hydrogen to help make clean technologies cheaper and more accessible everywhere.... [Read More]

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Mar 8, 2024
Dongducheon Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) is one of the largest CCPPs in South Korea having a power production capacity of 1,716MW (858MW with two units). The plant consists of four gas turbines and two steam turbines and generators supplied by MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) and the six BFW pumps supplied by Hyosung Goodsprings. Ever since the commissioning stage... [Read More]

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Mar 7, 2024
In the UK biogas industry, where numerous plants are failing, customers and suppliers must put an end to the blame-game and start working together. According to a long-established manufacturer of pumps and mixers for biogas/AD digesters, failing plants are a bad hangover in the UK for customers who were mis-sold equipment that was never going to be suitable for feedstocks... [Read More]


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