Article Archive

Article archive

Strain gauges for critical measurements

Steve Hewitt assess measuring strain, stress, load, pressure and torque by using strain gauges

Oman: the last frontier of enhanced oil recovery

Vinod Shah reports on the challenges (now and in the future) facing the oil and gas industry regions around the world showing growth in production and highlights technology innovations to improve/support production and safety

Electronic locks go wireless

Ivan Aramayo outlines the benefits of a wireless online platform to manage electronic locks in work camps

High voltage dynamic subsea power cables for reliability

Increasing deployment of floating production systems has led to a rise in the performance demands on these power cables. Darren Patel reports

Digital and wireless solutions dominate market

Digital and wireless monitoring solutions are dominating today's oil and gas industry, driven by rapid advances in speed and durability. Sean Ottewell reports

Pumping solutions for extreme conditions

The oil and gas industry needs pumping solutions that can handle hazardous and extreme conditions, without causing process upsets or requiring extensive maintenance

Plasma systems save time and money in pipeline construction

Paula Flanders looks at how plasma technology is being used on the Ruby Pipeline project in the US

Gas company manages valve noise with clamp-on ultrasonic flow technology

A key factor in the proper functioning and continued profitability of the natural gas industry is the ability to make precise measurements throughout the entire process of gas recovery. James Doorhy reports

Smart engineering: sustainable solutions with economic benefits

Femke Schaefer outlines how companies to perform better technically and financially

Reduce the time and cost of developing hydraulic systems

Thomas Ruediger and Frank Wiele look at a solution designed to save on installation, maintenance and operating expenses of hydraulic systems

Explosion proof actuation

Stefan Kolbe looks at the latest in actuation solutions

Increased demands for HIPPS final elements

Rens Wolters describes the impact of the new IEC 61508 Edition 2010 on final elements and HIPPS

New challenges for hydrocarbon extraction from more demanding waters

The global demand for extraction of hydrocarbons from more demanding waters means contractors and operators face even more challenging issues

Automation improves intelligent field operations and plant operability

Automation providers are focused on improving intelligent field operations, plant operability and safety. Eugene McCarthy reports

EU proposes new offshore health and safety rules

The EU considers that the offshore industry's current risk-management practices are inadequate and has proposed new rules. This, says Eugene McCarthy, is providing a boost to offshore training organisations at the same time

Leak-free high pressure piping systems

Esa Ranne looks at the benefits of non-welded connection technology to deliver leak-free piping systems

Cathodic protection of metallic structures

Durability of metallic structures exposed to natural seawater is often linked to the efficiency of protective systems which consist mainly of cathodic protection

Stainless steel for onshore and offshore projects

Butting is one of the leading processors of stainless steel. Its services include: corrosion resistant pipes; clad pipes; special pipes and machined pipes; components and pipes ready for installation; vessels, tanks and columns; fittings

Reducing contamination in the bearing environment

Ads end-users of rotating equipment seek to extend the life of these applications, increasing emphasis is being placed on reducing contamination in the bearing environment

Less than half see engineering as key to UK economy

Engineering not seen as important function in business; adults see it as useful, but not exciting ; career opportunities in engineering must be promoted