Machinery & Equip

Pump packing seal exhibiting excessive leakage to the environment. Courtesy: John Crane Inc.
Oil and Gas 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
Oil and Gas 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
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
HMI, OI 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fundamental to controlling operating hazards, but even proven industry hazard determination templates won’t work with outdated data.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.
Oil and Gas 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
Electrical Systems 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
Pumps, fans, and conveyors are the largest area for variable frequency drives in China. Courtesy: Grand View Research
Motors, Drives 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
Asset Management 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