Machinery & Equip

Courtesy: Bedrock Automation
Sponsored White Paper Machinery & Equip October 24, 2018

Industrial Control Systems Life Cycle Cost Analysis – Content Evaluation

The white paper provides a template for conducting a quantitative vendor analysis of PLC, SCADA, DCS or other industrial control system (ICS) offerings.

By Bedrock Automation
Courtesy: Niresh Behari
Machinery & Equip October 9, 2018

Growing role of human/machine interaction in risk management

A risk management evaluation for safety-critical equipment (SCE), including use of a risk matrix, is fundamental to controlling operating hazards, but even proven industry hazard determination templates won’t work with outdated data.

By Niresh Behari
Courtesy: WTI Midland basis forward curves from CME.
Machinery & Equip October 4, 2018

Technology improvements driving down Permian Basin oil production costs

Oil production in the Permian Basin has nearly doubled since early 2016 thanks to technology improvements and there are no signs of slowdown in the short- or long-term.

By Josh Schulte
Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Machinery & Equip October 2, 2018

The era of air insulated switchgear has passed

Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications.

By Joe Richard
Courtesy: ITT Goulds Pumps
Machinery & Equip October 1, 2018

Vertical multi-stage pump for limited space applications

ITT Goulds Pumps' VICR is a vertical multi-stage low flow, high-head pump is a compact pump for high-head applications with limited space.

By ITT Goulds Pumps
Pumps, fans, and conveyors are the largest area for variable frequency drives in China. Courtesy: Grand View Research
Machinery & Equip September 28, 2018

VFDs: six benefits, energy efficiency

Drives: A growing emphasis on boosting energy efficiency and meeting energy requirements are increasing demand for variable frequency drives (VFDs).

By Aishwarya Vijay
Figure 3. Optimization cycle. Courtesy: Stress Engineering Services
Machinery & Equip September 28, 2018

Digital twins support FPS asset integrity management

Strength comes from global performance model integrated with measured data.

By Scot McNeill, David Renzi, and Dilip Maniar
Machinery & Equip September 26, 2018

Equipment finance sector reporting growth in 2018

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for August was $8.9 billion, up 14% year-over-year from new business volume in August 2017.

By Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Machinery & Equip September 22, 2018

Optimizing pump reliability and performance

Taking a proactive approach and involving an expert maintenance provider can allow offshore platform operators to deliver significant benefits to their business in the long term.

By Jennifer Cardillo, Sulzer
Machinery & Equip September 19, 2018

Largest modular cryogenic gas processing plant introduced

Honeywell announced its UOP Russell business has introduced a high-recovery cryogenic gas processing plant that is 50% larger than other pre-engineered plants currently available and is designed to recover more than 99% of high-value ethane from natural gas.

By Honeywell UOP