Dissolvable and degradable materials are used in oil and gas
operations to create high pressures in hydraulically fractured
wells, while also minimizing well intervention keeping wells
On April 30, 2019
My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As
a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d use it to
power air wrenches, grinders, and inflate flat soccer balls for...
On April 25, 2019
Securing leak-free connection of impulse lines to manifolds for
applications that use differential pressure flowmeters is a subject
that has taxed instrumentation engineers for more than a...
On April 18, 2019
Products used in the rigorous oil and gas industry must be
resilient and of high quality to properly support these complex
operations. Hoses and connections need to be safe, versatile and
On April 10, 2019
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal
cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest
environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications
On April 9, 2019
Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly
creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil
and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019
To obtain long term system life, it is important to keep
contaminants to a minimum. This is particularly true of a heavy
duty application such as a heat pump. Therefore, all heat pumps
should have at...
On February 20, 2019
Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The
materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate
impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health
On February 20, 2019
Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for
high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original
equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019
Hoover Dam -- one of the most impressive engineering feats of the
20th century – generates hydroelectricity for millions of homes and
businesses across the Southwest, and it’s a constant challenge...
On January 7, 2019
When it comes to the use of sterile gas for product contact
purposes – such as aseptic packaging or product purge applications
– no clear guidelines have been adopted by the dairy industry
On January 4, 2019
Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders
to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power
generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
On December 7, 2018
Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In
Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000
tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...
On November 28, 2018
Today more and more applications are utilizing “heat reclaim” as a
means of providing a supplementary or even a primary heat source.
Heat reclaim can significantly lower energy costs. Heat reclaim...
On November 14, 2018
Many companies, including those in the food and beverage,
pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics
industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by
oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018
It seems like every industrial company is at some stage of planning
for or deploying industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
According to a survey of IoT decision makers and influencers in...
On November 8, 2018
Since the NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) MR0175
standard was updated to ISO status in December 2003, there has been
an air of confusion on what and how products conform to NACE....
On October 17, 2018
Over the last several years, the trend in the oil and gas market
has been the near constant decrease in oil prices. As prices
continue to drop, companies must find ways to remain profitable...
On September 18, 2018
One of the largest pressure pumping companies, (as measured by
horsepower) worldwide was having problems coming up with a way to
track hydraulic hose assembly history on their coil tubing and
On August 14, 2018
Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, but
for those in the hydraulics industry, they are a place to
demonstrate their expertise. Behind many of the rides that make
On August 8, 2018