Article Archive

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ROVs to investigate seabed 'jungle'

Remotely operated vehicles are to be used to survey the 'jungle' of Caspian seabed as new pipelines are laid

Oil rig systems and the need for independent testing

Brian Luff casts a critical eye on the lack of independent testing on oil rig systems and how this needs to change to prevent more disasters like the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Investment in US shale gas rises to record levels

Interest in US shale gas reserves has prompted a flurry of mergers and acquisitions. Sean Ottewell reports

Live corrosion monitoring system

A breakthrough in integrity monitoring system signals step change in data availability, enabling better decision-making for oil and gas facilities

Communications support rapid decision making in remote locations

Communications systems often have to operate in remote, dangerous situations, but the latest solutions not only improve processing, but also speed up response to natural or medical emergencies. Sean Ottewell reports

Ensuring bunker fuels comply with legislation

Debbie Batt shows how sulphur and nitrogen content in bunker fuel can be regularly monitored to ensure compliance with new legislative requirements

Steam traps manufactured from corrosion-resistant stainless steel

Steam traps stop mechanical trap failure and reduce condensate return pressure by 15 per cent at refinery

Piping solutions with using a flared flange system

Thomas Rüdiger and Frank Wiele outline the updates to the expansion of a flared flange system and the introduction of a piping solution service

Electric actuators in oil and petroleum industries

Michael Herbstritt looks at how the Indian Oil Corporation and Petro SA are using modular electric actuators

Network access key to high precision process monitoring and control

New routers, modems and cables are transforming access to networks and simplifying data transfer across all production processes. Sean Ottewell reports

Condition monitoring is insurance against unforeseen downtime

Condition monitoring systems and automatic lubrication systems for bearings can reduce the risk and costs associated with unforeseen breakdowns to critical processing

Preventing petroleum tank lightning strikes

New options make satisfying API RP 545 fast, economical, and safe for floating roof tank lightning protection. Del Williams report

Independent inspection key to oil and gas pipeline installations

The impact of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill will result in oil and gas pipeline installations coming under far greater scrutiny from industry regulators over the coming months and years. Dr Richard Gooch discusses how to meet these more stringent engineering, inspection and safety requirements

Technology integration delivers more powerful integrity management

The complexity of the pipelines means there is no universal technical solution to all the safety challenges. But integration of existing technologies is a step forward. Jie-Wei Chen and Wolfgang Krieg report

Novel Norwegian technologies help in Gulf of Mexico

With the world's focus on events in the Gulf of Mexico, a trio of Norwegian innovations are helping in the clean-up campaign. Sean Ottewell reports

Improving efficiency and cutting emissions with gas turbine technologies

Operating companies are turning to advanced gas turbine technologies to boost efficiency and meet emissions regulations. Sean Ottewell reports

Safety regulations drive growth in the process safety

European process safety market revenues estimated this to reach $632.4m in 2016, says Frost and Sullivan

Industrial grade TPU for high temperature applications

For heavy-duty engineering equipment, engines and hydraulic systems where working conditions may reach up to 130°C

Energy consumption projected to increase by 44 per cent from 2006 to 2030

Huge demand for power will come from Africa and India as well, says Frost and Sullivan

Multi-power supply systems with up to 2 kW

With different wide input voltage ranges between 14,4 and 154 VDC, the devices supply output voltages between 12 and 110 VDC