The dynamic shear rheometers (DSR) SmartPave 92 and SmartPave 102 allow precise measurements on asphalt binder and bitumen. Features such as Toolmaster™, QuickConnect, a Peltier temperature device for dry sample heating, and step-by-step instructions for measuring procedures according to AASHTO T315, AASHTO T350, AASHTO TP101, ASTM D7175, ASTM D7405, and DIN EN 14770 guarantee the most convenient operation. For measurements according to AASHTO T316, ASTM D4402, and DIN EN 13302 both instruments can be equipped with a Peltier-temperature-controlled measurement chamber for concentric cylinder geometries.
Efficiently service and maintain intelligent field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used
The FLIR GF77 is the first uncooled infrared camera designed to visualize methane emissions in real-time. This affordable alternative is optimized for faster and more efficient gas leak surveys in renewable energy production, natural gas power plants, and at locations along the natural gas supply chain.
Diana 700 is the ideal solution for automatically performing high-precision distillation range analysis at atmospheric pressure. Typical samples to be characterized include petrochemical products, aromatic hydrocarbons as well as other volatile organic liquids.
Workbench is Seeq’s application for engineers engaged in diagnostic, descriptive, and predictive analytics with process manufacturing data.
Thermal dispersion switches use similar principles as thermal mass flow meters. Fluid carries heat away from the probe tip reducing the temperature difference between a heated resistance temperature detector (RTD) and a reference RTD.
A customer replaced 6 ESPs (Electric Submersible Pump) within a 4-year period. Seven months after installing a JJ Tech Jet Pump, no workover rig has been needed and the well remains as productive as it was on ESP.
AccessESP, a leading provider of rigless electric submersible pump (ESP) conveyance solutions for the worldwide oil industry, has showcased its rigless ESP conveyance system in the industry’s first pump swap for an operator on the North Slope of Alaska.
The market for industrial pumps in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected.
Houston, Texas will again host this year’s Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS), where Sulzer will be on hand to demonstrate how improved performance and reliability can be delivered for rotating equipment.
This year’s Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia, held in Houston, Texas, will see Sulzer showing the benefits of investing in the latest technology to deliver long term performance and reliability. By Jennifer Cardillo, Marketing and Communications Manager, Americas, Rotating Equipment Services
Flowrox, a global leader in heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services, is announcing the launch of the Flowrox Expulse™ product, designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration associated with traditional methods—which can lead to pipe damage that can cause breakage and a loss of revenue.
Pumps & controls
Upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry use pumps and control systems for production. Pumping facilities are usually needed in the oil and gas industry for pumping crude oil, refinery waste waters, drilling mud, catalyst slurries, and corrosion inhibitor among others. Control instruments such as control valves are also important in checking fluid flow. The array of application of these pumps and controls stresses the difference they make in the oil and gas industry.
Pump manufacturers have made some forward advancement both in the type of pumps they make and their presentation. For instance, there has been a growing trend of manufacturers sending a group of experts who will help with designing of a tailor made pump. This ensures that each application has a pump that suits its functions and complexities. The overall outcome of such improvements in the industry includes improvement in energy consumption levels, safety and maintenance costs. The other advantages of this new tendency are higher profits and production.
Other than the obvious qualities, there are certain attributes that one should look out for in a pump. Erosion tolerance is an important aspect that needs to be considered particularly in pumps that carry solids such as sand. The pumps should also be able to deliver stable fluid flow. This stability should always be there across wide pressure intervals. Pumps intended for oil and water mixture should be able to safely transport products with low shear. This helps in avoiding emulsification.
Control technologies have been advanced to ensure that monitoring can be done remotely to avoid certain obvious exposure hazards. There are control instruments available for downstream, upstream and midstream markets. One needs to ensure that the manufacturer who provides their pump and control facilities will be able to check equipment issues and monitor the equipment.