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Volume 5, Issue 6
Published: November 13, 2017
Creating a nervous system for pipelines
Hifi Engineering are a Calgary, Canada-based company who utilise fibre optics for preventative leak detection. Fluid Handling International spoke with company founder John Hull about the potential of this...
Beating bubbles to measure flow
Wherever hydrocarbon fluid is transferred, there is a risk of gas entrainment at the beginning or the end of a process. Gas entrainments are a challenge for accurate measurement with all flowmeter technologies....
Creating oil transfer solutions for the 'new normal'
For many, 2017 will go down as a year in which the oil industry has had to adapt to a ‘new normal’. The winners in this climate are those adapting their business practices to become leaner,...
Are your pumps counterfeit?
It is a commonly-held view that counterfeiting and patent infringements predominantly happen in the consumer goods markets where large global organisations go to extreme lengths to protect their brands...
Innovations in safety for chemical transfer
Two steps forward, one step back. That’s what it feels like to run an operation with a leaky pump. Leaky pumps inevitably lead to unscheduled downtime and increased maintenance needs. This stalls...
Keep your pumps flowing
Submersible dewatering pumps have one clear goal – to move water, whether it’s to another location for reuse or to simply remove water from a low-lying area. For the most part they require...
Ten considerations for better gate valve operation
Reliable gate valve operation isn’t dependent solely on the product itself. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that reliability is the product of sound utility operations. Valves are arguably...
A single solution for shutdown valve failures
Employing best practices and complying with international industry standards simply are not enough to prevent incidents within plants that can cause serious injury, loss of life, damage to facilities and...
Lots of data - a single language
About ten years ago, a group of pioneers in the German petroleum industry embarked on an important mission: they began collaborating on the development of IFLEXX, an open standard format for exchanging...
A smooth path to drive coupling selection
Engineers and designers can often face a daunting task when itcomes to specifying the most appropriate drive coupling for the task in hand. Drive couplings vary greatly in their design and capabilities,...
Brexit and the pump industry
A vast amount of UK legislation contains references to EU treaties, and the government will be seeking to stabilise UK law and regulations as fast as possible. These regulations, laws and directives contain...