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Research will aid oil industry in cost cutting

Cambridge University is helping to develop technology for positive displacement flow meters capable of measuring flow rates below 0.003 litres per hour

Sulphur in auto oils and fuels: monitoring to global standards

Taco van der Maten outlines a new technology that is making it easier to ensure compliance with the relevant standards for sulphur in automotive fuels

How lagging impacts on temperature measurement

Ali Niazi and Dr Sarah Kimpton examine the impact of thermal lagging on temperature measurement for fiscal/custody transfer metering systems

New heavy-lift offshore crane

The new Liebherr offshore crane, type MTC 78000, marks the Liebherr group of companies' entry into a new market segment of heavy-lift cranes

Maximising oil field pumping operation

Protect and care of the machine is a key issue, using the appropriate electric control and protection device to avoid mechanical stress and electrical problems

Gas turbines for liquefied natural gas

University is collaborating with Royal Dutch Shell in a project which looks at equipment selection for a liquefied natural gas plant

Calibration offshore improved with decade boxes

RBB series features a re-engineered lightweight case designed for high impact resistance and protection

Valve positioners suitable for SIL 2 applications

Siemens believes its new Sitrans VP300 valve positioner is the first on the market to offer SIL-certified partial stroke testing

Independent selection and test of corrosion inhibitors

Integrity management has become a vital aspect of all oil and gas facilities design and operation. Dr Tim Illson explains

The IEC 61511 revision: functional safety comes of age

The independent Safety Users Group has drawn together industry experts in a discussion about the revisions currently being made to IEC 615111. The resulting video offers practical insights into the proposals and is available free online. Sean Ottewell reports

Peristaltic pump delivers flow rate of 3180 l/hr

Verderflex has launched the Dura 35, the latest addition to the Verderflex Dura range of peristaltic hose pumps.

Pressure sensors on short lead times

GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies is introducing the UNIK 5000 family of pressure sensing products that can be custom built form standard components

Fault diagnostics in gas turbines

Condition monitoring of the gas path of gas turbines, whether it be in the airline, marine or stationary (electricity or mechanical drives) business, plays an important part in the plant operator's performance and profitability

LIMS key in Russian oil and LNG recovery project

The decision to standardise on one laboratory information solution (LIMS) is helping Sakhalin Energy to improve both production and transportation at its Sakhalin II oil and LNG recovery project in Russia's Far East

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

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

Efficiency drives major investments in automation and control technology

Operating companies continue to invest heavily in automation and control technologies, both for new plants and revamps, in the drive for better efficiency, as Sean Ottewell explains

Condition monitoring solution for rotating equipment

DART 1 offers an effective way of monitoring rotating equipment and associated machinery.

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