Engineered Materials

Figure 3: The new control center was created quickly. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integrators December 17, 2019

Short timeline for automation infrastructure

System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.

By Jim Meyers
Simcoa used ABB’s submersible inspection robot service, TXplore, to perform an internal inspection for one of their power transformers that was leaking oil. Courtesy: ABB
Oil and Gas December 10, 2019

Swimming robots used for oil and gas operations

Simcoa used ABB’s submersible inspection robot service, TXplore, to perform an internal inspection for one of their power transformers that was leaking oil.

By ABB
Figure 2: Although traditional transmissions in Oil & gas applications require use of hydraulic torque converters, today’s transmissions have a master clutch that eliminates the need for a converter and reduces the transmission’s footprint. Courtesy: Twin Disc
Hydraulics November 28, 2019

Pumps that thrive under pressure

The evolution of hydraulic transmission technology in the pressure pumping market.

By Dean Bratel
SwRI applies the LotusFlo superhydrophobic coating, which prevents materials from occluding the flow of oil, to a series of offshore drilling pipes. Courtesy: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Oil and Gas November 19, 2019

Superhydrophobic coating developed for offshore drilling pipes

The Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI) LotusFlo, is a superhydrophobic coating to keep offshore drilling pipes from being clogged by various substances. 

By Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Figure 6: “The architecture of the RCS allows you to achieve very high safety and reliability,” said Dr. Angela Summers. “And by designing it into the manifold, you also can eliminate many sources of maintenance errors, which further improves the reliability of your installation.” Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators November 15, 2019

Double up on solenoid safety

Adding two solenoid valves to a safety instrumented system keeps equipment, facility and personnel safe and the system online.

By Joseph D. McHugh II
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Oil and Gas November 8, 2019

Putting pressure on productivity for oil and gas applications

Carefully selected measurement instrumentation and a suitable inventory management system help avoid the health and safety risks associated with the necessary chemical injections in the oil and gas industry and can also help reduce costs.

By Suzanne Gill
GlobalData reports that India is expected to lead the global LNG regasification industry by 2023 followed by Pakistan, China, Kuwait and Bangladesh. Courtesy: GlobalData
Oil and Gas October 16, 2019

India projected to lead LNG regasification industry

GlobalData reports that India is expected to lead the global LNG regasification industry by 2023.

By GlobalData
ERIKS North America’s ALKY-ONETM gasket delivers unprecedented corrosion and erosion resistance in hydrofluoric acid units. The photo above shows an ALKY-ONETM gasket after four years of reliable service in one of the refining industry’s most dangerous and demanding applications. Courtesy: ERIKS North America
Oil and Gas October 16, 2019

Gasket provides corrosion, erosion resistance for refinery

A hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation refinery in the U.S. experienced a four-year, zero-percent flange repair/replacement fraction.

By ERIKS North America
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Safety July 25, 2019

A fight for a level playing field

Little-appreciated heat treatments play vital role in pipeline infrastructure safety.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Oil and Gas July 9, 2019

Global oilfield chemical market showing high growth

Enormous growth opportunities exist for manufacturers in the global oilfield chemical market that develop customized product formulations and offer strong technical support according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.

By Frost & Sullivan