Oil & Gas

HVACR Tech Tip: Maintaining Refrigerant Flow in Thermostatic Expansion Valves

Most supermarket refrigeration equipment breakdowns are repeat problems. When responding to refrigeration service calls at supermarkets, refrigeration technicians immediately play...
On June 5, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

How to Distinguish a Process Water Cooler from a Chiller

There are numerous manufacturers in the water cooler market. Water coolers are also called chillers but it is important to draw a clear distinction between process water coolers and chillers...

HVACR Tech Tip: Prevent Destructive Superheat with TREV Liquid Injection

A large percentage of compressor failures in low-temperature vapor-compression refrigeration system applications originate from overheating. Typical compressor capacity rating data is based on...
On May 15, 2018

Robust Sealing Solutions to Replace PSA Backed Seals

Customers often call with various sealing challenges. But sometimes their dilemmas can be solved with more robust solutions instead of direct replacements. For example, when a customer is having...
On May 10, 2018

OnSite Containers for Support Efficiency in a Space-Saving Design

In the fields of mobile technology and also in maritime and industrial applications, there is a rising demand for system solutions with the corresponding know-how, for the manufacture of pipe...
On May 9, 2018

Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know

Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
On May 2, 2018

Why Are Coalescing Filters Installed in Pairs?

In an industrial manufacturing plant, coalescing filters are probably the most important piece of purification equipment found in a compressed air system. They treat six of the ten main contaminants...

Drilling Fleet Saves Time and Money with Asset and Document Management

In the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, time is money. Managers for companies that operate fleets of drilling vessels conducting offshore, deep-water oil extraction in countries around the...
On April 9, 2018

Pump Design Solves Dry Run Failures for Facility Operators in Oil and Gas

Facility operators in the oil and gas industry have raised concerns on how to solve their top failure modes: extremely short or non-existent dry run pump time limits and unacceptable levels...
On March 29, 2018

How Automotive Manufacturers Reduce Risk to Operations and Employee Safety

In automotive manufacturing, in-plant operations managers, maintenance, and service team members know that issues often arise due to undocumented components and parts not being regularly inspected or...
On March 27, 2018

Implementing an Asset Management and Maintenance Program? Consider Risk

Implementing an effective asset management and maintenance program for critical assets and components such as hydraulic hoses constitutes a challenge for many companies; however, it is the...
On March 21, 2018

Making the Move to Weld-Free Piping and On-Site Support

There are numerous issues associated with modern welded pipes, not least those concerning accuracy, reliability and cost. As a result, moving to a weld-free piping solution presents many...
On March 21, 2018

Hydraulic Accumulator Services Improve Plant Equipment Efficiency

Modern industry needs far more from its suppliers than straightforward product sales. Today’s industrial component and system providers must support their customers with accessible and professional...
On March 20, 2018

Improve the Efficiency of Your Fleet Service Team

The trucking industry is experiencing tremendous growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow by 12 percent...
On March 15, 2018

Extend Downhole Drilling Time with Mud Motor Boot Sealing Technology

Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer improved...
On March 12, 2018

Reliability Centered Maintenance Reduces Costly Downtime in Oil & Gas Applications

Downtime from equipment failures can cost oil and gas companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each day and pose significant risk to the safety of crew members. Systems do not break down and fail on...
On February 6, 2018

Three Safety Issues to Consider When Using Compressed Nitrogen Gas Cylinders

Approximately 36 percent of nitrogen gas supplied by gas companies is delivered in high-pressure cylinders. At first, it would appear to be a fairly simple method of supply, requiring a...
On February 5, 2018

Three Reasons Why You Should Include Bolts in Material Specification

There are many reasons why bolts should be included in material specification, particularly in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry. In this latest blog from the Process Control team, we present...
On January 30, 2018

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 2018