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Decommissioning summit to offer ‘strategic view’ on safety and environmental management

Safety and environmental management will be a prominent theme at the largest decommissioning and abandonment gathering in the world in Houston, USA.

Among the speakers is Lewis Dennis, Chevron’s US Offshore Area Decommissioning Manager, who will present on fatality and major incident prevention, drawn from Chevron’s multi-year hurricane restoration campaign.




Real-time fire-perimeter mapping and tracking

Ambient's FireALERT MK 1.5 and Vigilys support collaborative information sharing



Plug and play speed sensors are insensitive to electromagnetic fields

New speed sensor technology for industrial electric vehicles has been developed by to cope with the harsh environmental demands created by the switch to more powerful, compact ac motor designs



Extracting more from seismic data to get better subsurface models

Paradigm has developed a range of solutions that help companies to extract more value from their seismic data. Keith Forward reports



Borehole seismic acquisition gives 'high definition' results

Nicholas Brooks reports on specialised borehole seismic data acquisition and processing solutions



Initiatives boost development in flexible electronics

Strategic partnerships between material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and research institutes to accelerate technology development



Robust multi-core technology for more accurate and faster mapping

Rugged multi-core computing technology is enabling the generation of more detailed and more accurate bathymetric maps at a faster rate



Analogue-style meter combined with precision of digital readout

Overcomes some of the traditional problems associated with the moving coil meters, such as poor low light visibility



Increased level measurement accuracy

A maintenance-free and more accurate solution is available from TC-Klinger based on the guided wave radar (microwave) principle



Large-sized LCD panel shipments decline

Some television panel prices have been declining since the first quarter of 2008; monitor panel prices have also been dropping



Thermowell suits hygiene-critical applications

Wika's new TW22thermowell is designed for installing electrical and mechanical thermometers conveniently in sterile processing equipment



New lasers offer more power-per-dollar

Newport Corporation is introducing new lasers for photovoltaic manufacturing applications, offering better value and higher productivity



Vertical-axis wind turbine gets go-ahead

Government funding is helping Qinetiq and other project partners to start work on a novel offshore vertical-axis wind turbine



Seismic power source ups geohazard survey efficiency

Speed and efficiency are crucial when seismic survey operations take place inside the Arctic Circle



Streamer steering now crucial as market conditions tighten

Jeff Cunkelman discusses field-proven technology to optimise survey data, efficiency and safety



Measuring ocean currents for efficient seismic surveys

The demand for oil and gas drives exploration and production in to more and more complex environments. Grant Jennings and William Kikendall report



Software impacts on design for multi-core processors in single chip

Arun Subbarao looks at the issues for operating systems using multi-core devices in embedded systems



Parameters for hermetically sealed connectors

Sealing is a very complex science by itself as it involves many physical aspects, including mechanical design, materials science, surface science and fluid behaviour



Flexible meter technology for a fast changing energy market

Energy companies have been developing business practices to comply with changes in industry, government legislation, and general shifting attitudes towards energy management



Reccorders allow ‘transparent’ production during cooking

Field mounted electronic data recorder that can be installed anywhere, taking recording out of the control room in to the process environment



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