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Volume 5, Issue 5
Published: September 18, 2017
Petrochemicals, millennials and automation
A major energy sector recruiter discusses the changes facing the petrochemicals workforce. Fluid Handling International spoke with Janette Marx, COO at Airswift, a global workforce solutions provider for...
Chemical resistance
How an algae biofuel producer in Portugal beat the erosion and corrosion chemicals cause to impellers.  Among the renewable energy sources available today, generating biofuels from algae is a relative...
Brexit's implications for chemicals regulation
The implications of Brexit for the regulatory framework in which the UK chemical sector operates should not be underestimated. The UK government intends to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and...
Reducing the variables
For a manufacturer of membrane materials, producing consistent quality meant finding a pumping solution which worked reliably with a host of different chemicals. Process challenges involve numerous variables....
Building a smarter future
How smart water technology is driving smarter living. Across the world, more and more of us are living in cities and urban areas. According to the United Nations, 66% of the world’s population will...
WEFTEC 2017 Preview
Since 1928 the US’ Water Environment Federation has been holding an annual meeting to provide a forum for knowledge and technology exchange within the water and wastewater fields. Now, WEF’s...
A modern alternative
Traditional lift stations use submersible pumps in a wet well. The pumps are activated by float switches when the water reaches a preset level, and then run at full speed to empty the wet well. A primary...
Taking the stress out of piping design
It is a fundamental principle that all piping systems require support and some degree of flexibility. Today’s pipe stress engineer must go beyond checking for just allowable pipe stresses, and check...
Arresting the danger of flames in plant piping
Flame-transmission-proof devices have been used for decades as a key part of plant safety across the globe. With appropriate application they provide protection against combustion and explosion propagation...
Sealing the standards for LNG
With the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry representing a high business potential for valve manufacturers, trunnion mounted ball valves (TMBV) are being used extensively for cryogenic service. The performance...
A positive choice for muliphase fluids
Increasing production of heavy oil, extra heavy oil and bitumen is critical to a stable world economy. These crudes generally require special production techniques to overcome their high viscosity. While...