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Volume 7, Issue 4
Published: July 26, 2019
Here comes the sun
A major US oilfield water management company requested help to develop solar-powered control stations for some of its water gathering pipelines in West Texas and New Mexico. Water, a by-product of oil...
The future of condition valve monitoring
All industrial operations are continually driving to improve efficiency and productivity to increase profit margins and maximise bottom-line returns. In many sectors, including the oil and gas industry...
Digital mapping for the 21st century
In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy was heading for New York City, one person had already identified that the predicted water surge in the harbour would hit the city’s infrastructure hard. Alan Leidner,...
Pumps to the rescue
The summer of 2018 will be remembered as one of Ireland’s hottest and driest. The exceptionally dry weather reduced water levels to a varying degree across the country and this, in turn, impacted...
The science behind self-lubrication
Proper lubrication of a bearing can make or break a pump design. Any application in which rubbing occurs (i.e. a pump bearing) requires some form of lubrication to prevent excessive wear, heat build-up,...
Extending the life of pumps
A copper mine in Chile had a quantity of six standard 24-inch two-stage 900 high pressure vertical turbine pump (VTP) units installed on intake structures in a process water application in its reclaimed...
Mind the gap
Discharge of produced water into the environment is strictly regulated, and oil present in discharged produced water is one of the key parameters against which a performance standard/discharge limit is...
Part of the solution
With the shortfall in freshwater supplies already reaching crisis level in some parts of the world, and the Environment Agency warning that the UK could run short within 25 years, water conservation is...
Raising the gasket profile
Selecting the proper gasket thickness to ensure a long-term seal has always involved a performance trade-off. You can use a 1/16” (1.6mm) gasket when flanges are in good condition, delivering a tight...
Surge relief in liquid pipelines
High pressure surges in pipelines can cause damage to equipment, product contamination or even catastrophic failure – with all the financial, environmental and safety consequences that implies. In...