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New technologies are overcoming challenges in irrigation

October 24, 2019

By Mark Trapolino As the world’s population continues to increase at a fast pace, more food and water will be needed to sustain humanity. In the past 50 years, we have tripled our need for water and food, and there

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Is hydrogen still the fuel of the future?

October 2, 2019

By Ernest Granson With companies like Tesla Inc. hogging the headlines when it comes to alternative energy transportation, you could be forgiven if you had forgotten about that other alternative energy: the hydrogen fuel cell. The first consumer hydrogen fuel

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Using mass flowmeters for wellhead allocation

September 12, 2019

One energy producer is taking advantage of new Coriolis mass flowmeter technology that ensures both stable and uninterrupted measurements of oil with high gas content. The new meter is cost effective, rugged, and reliable technology that helps them meet investors’

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Is blockchain the future for food production and distribution?

September 2, 2019

By Ernest Granson New concepts, technologies and disruptions are constantly bubbling to the surface of the industrial landscape. Blockchain could fit into either one or all of those categories, although it’s not necessarily new, having been introduced a decade ago

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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