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Courtesy: US Bolt Manufacturing
Oil and Gas June 3, 2020

The importance of API 20E and API 20F bolting standards

Standard specifies requirements for alloy and carbon steel bolting

By Tom Goin
Events and Awards December 9, 2019

Award winners recognized

Oil & Gas Engineering announces the winners of the 2019 Product of the Year awards

By Kevin Parker
Figure 2: Orifice plate being removed for inspection and possible replacement to different beta. Courtesy: Emerson
Oil and Gas July 25, 2019

Five reasons orifice meters lead the way

Modern flowmeters are a network node too.

By Steve Ifft
Safety concerns in the oil & gas industry and why lighting matters. Courtesy: Dialight
Lighting July 8, 2019

Three ways LED lighting solves safety concerns for shale gas operations

LED lighting can improve shale gas operations by providing better illumination for routine maintenance, improve overall visibility, and reduce exposure to dangerous materials.

By Luis Ramirez
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication June 10, 2019

Understanding lubrication from the bearing’s perspective

Many factors can impact how proper use can avoid friction.

By Keith Bartley
A study from Flow Research projects the worldwide flowmeter market will grow to almost $9 billion by 2023. Courtesy: Flow Research, Inc.
Sensors, Actuators May 21, 2019

Flowmeter market growth expected thanks to oil & gas industry recovery

A study from Flow Research projects the worldwide flowmeter market will grow from $7 billion to almost $9 billion by 2023 as the oil & gas industry continues recovering.

By Flow Research, Inc.
Figure 1: Process manufacturing plants have PRVs as part of any sealed system where pressure can develop. Large facilities can have hundreds. Courtesy: Emerson
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 26, 2019

Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud?

Wireless sensors and specialized software deliver options for improved effectiveness.

By Brian Joe
A variable frequency drive (VFD) controls the rotational speed of an alternating current electric motor and thereby the flow and pressure of a pump, eliminating the need for a throttling valve. Courtesy: Danfoss
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 5, 2019

AC drives emerge as entry point for industrial digitalization

While bearings wear out frequently, pump applications are forever.

By Steve Meyer and Kevin Parker
Figure 1: A Coriolis flowmeter is shown. Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators January 31, 2019

Oil terminal efficiency improved with high-capacity flowmeter

Coriolis flowmeters mitigate pressures placed on terminal, tank farm, and pipeline distribution facilities.

By Mark Thomas
Figure 3. Intelligent connection analyzed make-up technology screen and display.
AI and Machine Learning November 27, 2018

Machine learning streamlines tubular connection analysis

Questions are answered through an application example that applies machine learning to tubular connection analysis

By Brennan Domec, Ph.D., P.E.