Production & SCM

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
Production & SCM 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
Production & SCM 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
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM October 24, 2019

Refinery network switch leads to downtime

A refinery attempted to upgrade their process control network (PCN) switches in one unit during a planned maintenance window, but it led to several hours of downtime.

By John Cusimano
GlobalData reports the US is expected to account for a new-build LNG liquefaction capacity of 156.9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from planned and announced projects by 2023. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM October 23, 2019

U.S. projected to lead LNG new-build liquefaction capacity by 2023

GlobalData reports the U.S. will contribute around 73% of global new-build LNG liquefaction capacity growth by 2023.

By GlobalData
GlobalData reports that India is expected to lead the global LNG regasification industry by 2023 followed by Pakistan, China, Kuwait and Bangladesh. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM 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
Production & SCM 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: Weldbend
Production & SCM October 16, 2019

Carbon steel flange makers win lawsuit

A jury found in favor in of Boltex and Weldbend on all counts against Ulma Forja and Ulma Piping in a lawsuit alleging false advertising and unfair competition.

By Weldbend
Production & SCM October 5, 2019

Rotating equipment makes the world go ‘round

A wide range of oil & gas equipment and machine providers are releasing their own responses to the introduction of IIoT and the impending age of analytics.

By Kevin Parker
Figure 1. Integrated IIoT/Cloud foundation enables rotating equipment analysis. Courtesy: OSIsoft
Production & SCM October 2, 2019

Midstream’s dilemma with rotating equipment

Decision support platform captures real-time data and delivers operational intelligence.

By Craig Harclerode
With a GPU-accelerated database, organizations evaluate much larger data sets, 100 times faster than possible with CPU power alone, increasing performance capability and advanced geospatial analytics at scale. Courtesy: Kinetica
Production & SCM October 1, 2019

Active analytics can drive better business decisions

With a GPU-accelerated database, organizations evaluate larger data sets.

By Nohyun Myung