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Volume 8, Issue 1
Published: February 11, 2020
Flexible pipe dreams
The first flexible pipes were used in the offshore oil and gas industry in 1972. These early models were built and applied as a ‘kill and choke’ line and formed with a bonded type of material,...
Maximising component life
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...
Transformative technologies
In this article, Matt DeLorenzo, business director for Safety io, an MSA Safety company, explains how technology is improving safety via a transformation of the way safety devices are managed, and how...
A pump is not a light bulb
The aim of the European Union’s (EU) Eco-Design Directive is to improve the environmental impact of energy-intensive products by optimising their design. Since pumps require a lot of energy, some...
Subtle or disruptive
It’s common knowledge that to remain successful, a company must innovate. But what does innovation actually mean? Is disrupting the status quo and discovering brand new products or processes the...
Hammer time
A series of publications from Leishear Engineering have shown that water main breaks have a common cause, known as water hammer. Accordingly, a common prevention method is available....
Onwards and upwards
A new study of the worldwide flowmeter market by Flow Research gathered data on each flowmeter type individually by region, then assembled that data into a picture of the entire worldwide flowmeter market....
A smart solution
Wrought iron and cast pipelines are among the oldest energy pipelines constructed in the US. Many of these pipelines were installed over 60 years ago, with continued service to plants and facilities today....
Easing the burden
Requisite washing of these fruits and vegetables generates an average of 105,980 litres per day of wastewater containing total suspended solids (TSS), which were causing problems for the company and the...
Curing chronic pipe leakage
Bolted flange-gasket connections in process piping systems are common and given little thought – unless they start to leak. Chronic leakage proved to be an issue for one of our clients, a midstream...