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Preventative maintenance and best practices during the summer heat

July 8, 2019

By Chris Marlow, Pfannenberg Application Engineer The threats that make enclosure thermal management necessary to begin with reach the height of their destructive energies all at once, once a year, in the summertime. While some logistics of manufacturing become vastly

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New PVD coatings extending the life of high-value IGT, steam turbine components

June 26, 2019

By Stephen Armstrong Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) manufacturers and Maintenance and Repair Operations people (MROs) are continually seeking new ways to improve the performance and longevity of critical components. To achieve this, high-value components must be designed and manufactured to

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How to achieve quick laboratory analysis of gas condensate in produced water

May 17, 2019

By Chip Westaby, Mark A. Fletcher, Ph.D., Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. Often there is a need for quick field measurement of gas condensate concentration in produced water, such as when performing process optimization, water treatment verification and routine process

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What to consider when protecting oil tank assets

May 14, 2019

By Del Williams With asset utilization critical and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is

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Why organizations are outsourcing pipeline control room services

April 16, 2019

By Louis Krannich, CEO, Remote Operations Center A pipeline control room is the central nervous system of oil and gas operations – continuously receiving and processing tremendous amounts of sensory data, quickly highlighting important information requiring action and using that

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Learning from human error: How BP’s Human Performance Framework is improving site safety

April 4, 2019

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit, we sat down with Hugo Ashkar, global risk manager at BP, to discuss his work in human performance and the role of human factors in overall

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SICK is presenting a worldwide innovation with the outdoorScan3

February 27, 2019

Sponsored content With the outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner, SICK is now entering the outdoor areas of industrial environments. With this product, SICK has closed another gap in the complete automation of industrial processes and strengthened the functioning collaboration between humans

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New year, new approach

February 6, 2019

The Energy Sector, by Ian Verhappen   We all view the start of each year as a fresh start with new hope. After the challenges of 2018 – including the lowest price for Canadian oil in history, another stall on

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Pulp Fiction – Paper Fact

January 11, 2019

By Donald Horne Pulp and paper. It is one of the pillars that Canada was built on – but for a large segment of the public, the industry is mistakenly viewed as an environmental hazard. The reality is – paper

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Artificial Intelligence and the Oil Sands

November 30, 2018

By Don Horne ProcessWest magazine sat down with Alex Robart, CEO of Ambyint, to look at the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the oil sector, and how this technology can take the oil sands to the next level.