The demands on instrumentation systems designed for offshore
applications continue to mount inexorably. There is a renewed focus
on safety and reliability, driven by high profile accidents such as
On November 27, 2015
In recent years, the number of large-scale oil and gas processing
plants sited in remote locations such as the Arctic regions has
increased significantly. As well as exceptionally low...
On November 6, 2015
Of the many transport fuel choices available today, none plays a
more strategic role than natural gas in having an immediate and
major positive economic and environmental impact. But of the two
On November 3, 2015
Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we
entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale
gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015
In recent years, Emissions Control Area (ECA) legislation and the
high price of fuel has led to a need for ship owners to seek
alternatives to oil as a marine fuel. Liquid natural gas (LNG) has
On October 5, 2015
Parker Instrumentation Products Division has been actively involved
with oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea throughout
the 50+ year history of exploration and production. During...
On August 26, 2015
Keeping up to date with the instrumentation connection technology
that helps you to do your job might seem onerous at times. Despite
the omnipresent web, you may well be reluctant to click on...
On August 17, 2015
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in
Cleveland, Ohio recently unveiled the first of 90 new compressed
natural gas (CNG) buses which will be added to its fleet this year,
On June 18, 2015
Development of sweet – CO2 containing – oil and gas fields is
fast becoming a thing of the past. Depleted reserves mean that
energy companies are now being forced to develop more and sourer
On June 16, 2015
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 May 26, 2015
The presentation of the Parker Engineered Materials Group at the
Hanover Fair this year will be focused on the company’s in-house
materials expertise. The world debut of a new family of materials
On March 31, 2015
High quality standards form the mainstay of the offshore oil
industry’s drive to improve reliability and prevent accidents. Over
the past 10 to 15 years, the industry and its suppliers have made
On March 19, 2015
Single-use technology is quickly gaining in popularity around the
world because of the financial and operational benefits over
traditional process methods using stainless steel. So, why
On February 27, 2015
Mycoplasma contamination events, although infrequent, can have an
enormous and immediate negative impact in terms of lost product
batches, in addition to longer-term restrictions upon...
On November 3, 2014
A key characteristic of biological structures is that they tend to
be extremely large molecules with complex three dimensional
structures, which are critical for their functional activity within
On September 4, 2014
Achieving a leak-free connection in offshore oil and gas
environments is the Holy Grail for many piping and instrumentation
engineers. But traditional hookups use a multitude of valves and
On August 4, 2014
The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every
three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows
in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
On March 24, 2014
This new rapid-assembly ferrule-less connector concept can change
the economics of liquid or gas applications demanding high
integrity and/or higher pressure operation. The selection of
On January 17, 2014
As a user of analytical equipment such as process analyzers or gas
chromatographs, are you affected by the vagaries of your compressed
air supply? How often does a drop in its pressure affect...
On December 10, 2013
Our previous post discussed how advancements in technologies such
as drives showcase certain trends in a rapidly evolving industry.
Here, let’s take a look at trends in FieldBus-based pneumatic...
On November 20, 2013