March 21, 2018
Michigan Technological University (MT) researchers have developed low-tech, low-cost solutions to improve water quality. Mohammad Alizadeh Fard, doctoral student at MT, and Brian Barkdoll, professor of civil and environmental engineering, have created a way to remove micropollutants using renewable materials. Many communities throughout the US use large water-storage... [Read More]

March 20, 2018
Sharc Energy Systems and Scottish Water Horizons have launched a joint venture to accelerate the deployment of heat recovery systems across Scotland. The joint venture covers the installation and maintenance of a number of green energy projects currently in the advanced stages of planning. These projects are focused on producing heat from wastewater. Previously, Sharc... [Read More]

March 19, 2018
AESSEAL will be delivering a webinar on the cost and energy benefits of mechanical seals on 18 April, at 2:30pm -3:30pm BST. Hosted by Fluid Handling International, the webinar will be presented by Chris Dean, Technical Training Manager at AESSEAL. He will discuss the pros and cons around the use of gland packing, and why you might want to switch to mechanical seals. An... [Read More]

March 16, 2018
The products are designed to fit together easily and quickly while addressing the distinct needs of customers. On 13 March, Honeywell announced that it had won a contract to supply Cardinal Midstream’s Iron Horse Gas Processing Complex with its UOP Russell modular cryogenic equipment. The equipment will be used to process 200 million standard cubic feet (5.6 million... [Read More]

March 16, 2018
The oil giant has developed a way to assess the make-up of crude oil, avoiding the dangers and time associated with traditional techniques. The method is called ground level optical water cut (GLOW) and allows operators to assess the water content of crude oil without exposing them to toxic gasses or hazardous conditions at the top of oil tanks. “The main reason... [Read More]

March 15, 2018
The device is backward-compatible with previous magnetic flow meter sensors and features advanced diagnostics. Emerson says that the Rosemount 8712EM Wall Mount Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter comes with additional protocols, diagnostic capabilities and usability features to help operators in areas like water and wastewater, metals and mining. The meter’s local... [Read More]

March 15, 2018
The 40,000 gallon (151,000 litre) facility in Odessa, Texas is meant to provide 24-hour access to LNG and ‘related services’. “Stabilis is committed to providing our customers with the most convenient, reliable, and cost effective LNG fuel solutions. This fuel depot will serve our existing West Texas customers and make Stabilis LNG more readily available... [Read More]

March 15, 2018
Researchers working at Rice University in Texas, US have published a paper outlining a structure of ‘white graphene’ nanomaterials that can hold an unprecedented amount of hydrogen. The gas is being looked at as a possible replacement for fossil fuels as it only releases water when burnt. A nanostructure resembling a skyscraper with ‘floors’ of... [Read More]

March 14, 2018
The company hopes to bring clarity to the problem of determining the energy density and chemical composition of LNG, enabling more transparent trade and pricing. The self-described global quality assurance and risk management company intends the new LNG testing facility to improve the ways industry assesses the energy content and chemical composition of natural gas. A... [Read More]

March 13, 2018
The move is part of the company’s ‘grow and divide’ strategy to continue growth while maintaining specialisms. Last year it sold off significant parts of its construction business to improving performance in the remaining areas. At a press conference 12 March Atlas Copco introduced its new ‘Power Technique’ business area; the ‘Power... [Read More]

March 9, 2018
The SewaSlide is an add-on for the company’s Sewabloc pumps to make access and maintenance easier. KSB is going to present a new maintenance aid for waste water pumps called SewaSlide at this year’s IFAT conference. The device is an optional accessory for the company’s Sewabloc pump family. The product is designed to make work like impeller inspection... [Read More]

March 9, 2018
Yokogawa China’s gas chromatographs are going to the first phase of a project to construct an integrated refinery and petrochemical production complex by Zhejiang Petrochemical. The facility has a planned refining capacity of 40 million tons (36 million tonnes) per year. The first phase of construction will bring 20 million tons (18 million tonnes) of annual crude... [Read More]

March 8, 2018
The company NextDecade has chosen ABB as the automation and electrical partner for its Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas. NextDecade is using a ‘low cost, lower risk development strategy’ for the project as well as leveraging Rio Grande LNG’s optimal South Texas location. The company is aiming for the automation of plant control systems to optimise... [Read More]

March 8, 2018
The supplied valves are designed for the plants’ safety systems, using robust materials and a simple design to minimise failure. SISTO Armaturen, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of KSB, has received a contract for valves to refit several French power stations. The SISTO-KRVNA valves are going to be used in the plants’ safety systems, each using a floating rubber-coated... [Read More]

March 7, 2018
The UK-based fabrication and welding company says that over a million new engineers and technicians will be needed by 2025 to sustain the fluid handling industry. According to a study by Engineering UK, there is a shortfall of 20,000 per year for people with level 4+ skills. The lack of new talent in the engineering sector is persisting despite the Confederation of British... [Read More]

March 6, 2018
The US International Trade Commission voted 5 March to continue Commerce Department investigations into large-diameter welded pipe from a number of countries, including China and Canada.­ Mid-February the Commerce Department announced it was looking into allegations of dumping of welded pipe made by a number of US companies. Pipes over 16 inches (406.4mm) are covered... [Read More]

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