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Figure 2: Orifice plate being removed for inspection and possible replacement to different beta. Courtesy: Emerson
Machinery & Equip 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
Machinery & Equip 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
Machinery & Equip 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.
Machinery & Equip 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
Machinery & Equip 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
Machinery & Equip 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
Machinery & Equip 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.
Machinery & Equip 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.
Pump packing seal exhibiting excessive leakage to the environment. Courtesy: John Crane Inc.
Machinery & Equip November 26, 2018

Upgrade from pump packing to mechanical seals

Sealing conserves water, improves energy efficiency, and minimizes environmental impact.

By Mark Savage and Sam Ajram
Courtesy: Weldbend
Machinery & Equip October 31, 2018

Installation begins for cold-form tee-press manufacturing facility

Weldbend Corporation announced that installation has begun at its manufacturing facility near Chicago on the largest cold-form Tee-Press in the Americas and Western Europe to expand the company's forging capabilities.

By Weldbend