Production & SCM

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Production & SCM September 13, 2019

Leonard W. Moore, founder of Moore Industries-International passes away at 85

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM September 12, 2019

Experts gather to highlight benefits of LNG exports

The American Petroleum Institute (API), along with the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas LNG (CLNG) and LNG Allies hosted an event discussing the increasing role U.S. LNG exports play in the global energy mix.

By American Petroleum Institute (API)
North America is expected to drive global small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity growth from planned and announced over the next five years, contributing around 47% of the total growth. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM September 10, 2019

North America driving small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity additions

GlobalData reports that North America is expected to drive global small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity growth over the next five years with Asia and Russia rounding out the top three.

By GlobalData
Lance Lin, civil and environmental engineering professor, is the lead investigator of a research project aiming to reduce the use of fresh water resources by the nation's power plants. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Production & SCM August 22, 2019

Reducing freshwater use by power plants

West Virginia University researchers are seeking ways to quench the thirst of the nation’s power plants in a more cost-effective, environmentally-friendly fashion. 

By Jake Stump
GlobalData’s research reveals that Norway has the highest number of expansion projects under construction globally, with efforts expected to exceed $10 billion in total capital expenditures (capex). Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM August 9, 2019

Recovery projects in Norway will unlock oil resources

GlobalData reported increased recovery projects in Norway, which will unlock substantial oil resources.

By GlobalData
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM August 7, 2019

Biodiesel use approved in California

California has cleared the way for storing biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20) in underground storage tanks effective October 1.

By National Biodiesel Board
Figure 2: Next-generation APC consists of many software modules working together to deliver improved plant performance. Courtesy: Yokogawa Corp.
Production & SCM August 7, 2019

Advanced process control improves refinery, chemical plant operations

Next-generation advanced process control (APC) shatters processing barriers for process facilities.

By Hiroshi Wakasugi and Sanjay Venugopal
Companies can mitigate project risk by following best practices such as leveraging existing technology on the plant floor and standardizing policies. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Production & SCM August 1, 2019

Five strategies to effectively manage and execute automation projects

Automation projects come with many challenges that seem daunting because of their complexity. Learn about six common automation project management challenges and learn about five tips to overcome them including planning ahead and leveraging available technology on the plant floor.

By Lee Swindler
ABB has won a multi-million-dollar order to modernize the Shykment oil refinery in Kazakhstan. Courtesy: ABB
Production & SCM July 30, 2019

Oil refinery modernization project in Kazakhstan

ABB has won a multi-million-dollar order to modernize a major oil refinery in Kazakhstan as part of the country's program to elevate the oil, gas and chemicals industry and accelerate growth nationally with digital technology.

By ABB
Courtesy: Ondas Networks
Production & SCM July 28, 2019

The network the oil & gas industry needs

The case for private wireless, mission-critical communications networks.

By Kathy Nelson, P.E.