Oil and Gas

In the past, the nuclear power industry has experienced equipment failures due to improperly set oilers. There was never a precision tool available to help ensure the level was being properly set on a typical oiler . . . until now.
Sensors and automation passively participate in our everyday lives to improve comfort, add safety and reliability, and increase the efficiency of needed products and services.
One electrical equipment specialist is relying on a cleaning system to ensure that a variety of stamped and turned parts are thoroughly degreased at their production facility.
In the oil and gas industry, custody transfer transactions involve transporting physical substance from one operator to another, including transferring raw and refined petroleum between tanks and tankers, tankers and ships and other transactions. An accurate account of the amount of material transferred is of great value to both the company delivering the material and the eventual recipient. This is especially true in bunker fuel oil delivery since a ship's bunker contributes to the ship's operating cost.
Electric drives are used in various applications in the oil and gas industry for varying motor speeds driving critical components, including pumps, fans and compressors.
A progressive cavity pump provides an ideal solution to a difficult pumping application.
Compared to conventional oil, synthetic crude from bitumen is expensive and complicated to produce.
Improvements in performance and energy reduction can be achieved with smart drives and system optimization.
The peristaltic pump explained—from advancements to maintenance
The April issue of Pumps & Systems covers one of our biggest process industries, oil and gas refineries, as we prepare to cover the Offshore Technology Conference (May 2-5, Houston, Texas). You can also find our publication, Upstream Pumping Solutions, distributed at OTC.
In the United States, several long distance pipelines move gasoline from the refineries in the Southwest to the coastal areas in the Northeast.
The global oil and gas industry has resembled a proverbial roller coaster in the last six years.
How a monitoring alarm system with control and shutdown capabilities prevented costly pump damage and environmental hazards and made the job of the pump operator safer and easier.
Transporting crude oil has always presented unique fluid-handling challenges.
Given the choice, industrial pumps would not want to be used in the environmental and geotechnical drilling industry.
Multiphase pumping applications, also referred to as tri-phase, have been growing during the past several years, especially due to increased oil drilling activity. For example, in Canada the drilling and refining of tar sands often requires the use of multiphase pumps since the fluid stream can be a mixture of gas, liquids and solids.
Efficiency degradation in pumps can be related to three areas.

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