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Volume 5, Issue 2
Published: March 10, 2017
Protect your assets
The oil and gas (O&G) industry presents great opportunities for profit and growth, but as with many businesses, O&G operations are not without risk. Companies within the industry must contend with...
Predict your problems
Owners and operators of industrial plants throughout the world continuously seek to reduce their operating costs withou compromising the safety and reliability of their equipment and processes. Because...
Leak detection in the spotlight
There are certain pieces of equipment that those working in the fluid processing and production industries spend a lot of money on, but hope never to use. These kit pieces include all kinds of emergency...
All the small things
Often it is the small things that matter, especially when it comes to critical operations and de-bottlenecking. Tasmania Mines (TMM) is a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. It is involved...
Feeling the pressure to reduce leakage?
Water is a resource that is often taken for granted. As we see the effects of climate change and population growth, the challenges we will face regarding water supply and availability will only increase....
Large problem, large solution
In 2009, after years of dealing with poorly performing mill pumps requiring a costly mill outage every 800 hours, leaders of a major Chilean copper mine began looking for an alternate supplier that could...
No seals required
As part of a continual upgrade process and to ensure the highest levels of health and safety, a refining and petrochemical company in the Far East has recently upgraded several pump installations to meet...
Down with energy costs!
Entek, an international manufacturer of lead-acid battery separators, is making massive savings in energy costs at its European plant in Newcastle-upon- Tyne, UK, having changed the type of pumps used...
Fair trade for LNG
Compared to traditional fuels, such as natural gas or petrol, the energy content measurement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) suffers from a large uncertainty, which has been estimated to be up to 1%. One...
Going with the flow
In a move that has been widely hailed as a landmark moment for the bunker industry, the use of mass flow metering (MFM) for heavy fuel oil bunker deliveries in Singapore became mandatory on 1 January,...
Event preview: StocExpo Middle East Africa 2017
StocExpo Middle East Africa, held in the Dubai World Trade Centre on 26-27 April, is set to be bigger and better than ever. In this preview you can find out what the attending experts will be talking about...
Non-negotiable quality
The technology applied in the oil and gas (O&G) industry, and especially in the downstream segment, is getting more sophisticated year by year and consequently also valves and actuators are required...
Oil logistics: the highest level of data exchange fidelity
In 2014, Switzerland-based petroleum company Varo Energy experienced a huge jump in profits after it had acquired 45% of the Bayernoil refining company, along with the sales business of various tank storage...
Safety on many levels
SafCo Engineering was founded in 2003 for the design and manufacture of fire and gas safety systems and equipment for the industrial sector. Initially focussing on products, the company is now more focussed...
Keep safe when the pressure is on
As an inexpensive component, it would be easy to assume that failure of a hydraulic hose should not have serious consequences. That is, however, far from the case. Resulting financial losses can be considerable,...
Tackling thieves
Effective fuel management is essential to any organisation wanting to successfully monitor their fuel levels and prevent fuel thefts from occurring, especially in third world countries. When completed...