Permeation: Resistance Is No Loner Futile
21 October 2019

High-Density Polyethelene (HDPE) has grown considerably in popularity in recent years. As operators seek new ways to cut costs, HDPE offers a number of advantages over steel. It is relatively inexpensive, flexible, lightweight, and far easier to install. However, it does have one major shortcoming. HDPE is vulnerable to chemical permeation. Most companies and operators are aware of permeation, but there is less information readily available on how to address the problem. Our upcoming whitepaper discusses what chemical permeation is, why it’s a problem for HDPE specifically, the risks involved and commercially available solutions.

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Measuring Crack Defects with Sub-Millimeter Accuracy
14 October 2019

NDT Global's Evo Eclipse technology is a combination of high-resolution crack robots (UCx) and new analysis methodologies. Together, these technologies enable new inline inspection robots with a circumferential resolution of 5.0 mm (0.2 in). Higher-resolution tools, specialized sensors and measurement configurations address major flaw-measurement challenges: depth-sizing accuracies, extended maximum crack depth sizing beyond the formerly known maximum crack depth of typically 4 mm (0.16 in), through wall defects, and measurement capabilities less susceptible to skew and tilt.

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Avoid the Hidden Costs in Gas Chromatograph (GC) Installations
7 August 2019

Hydrocarbon processing plants often focus on purchasing a GC that can handle the gas analysis application at the best price and only consider the cost of the GC. This approach ignores significant expenses required for the installation and operation of the GC. Learn about the hidden costs in GC installations and steps you can take to avoid them.

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How Shawcor Reduces Changeover Time and Increases Plant Throughput with Markforged 3D Printing Technology
20 June 2019

Shawcor, a Canada-based energy services company, faced the challenge of needing to create an automated, custom handling machine to load and unload large glass reinforcement tape pads. The cost and long lead times needed to make the custom parts for the machine was unreasonable, so they had to explore other options. Read on to see how Shawcor leveraged carbon fiber 3D printing to replace aluminum and sheet metal parts, while saving $27,000 CAD with 53 unique 3D printed parts.


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Best Solutions to Enhance Gas Flow Measurement for Midstream Markets
16 May 2019

See how upgrading your Flowsic600 "Classic" ultrasonic meters to the new XT Gateway head will give you increased I/O, no impact on metrology, no recalibration and lengthen your meters service life.

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Retrofitting Pigging Functionality in Unpiggable Pipelines
7 May 2019

Some pipelines cannot be thoroughly inspected or maintained, using standard operational pigs or In Line Inspection tools. This is counterproductive and may even be a pipeline safety and integrity non-compliance issue. 

This paper discusses a case study where DNV GL type approved, double block and bleed isolation technology, has been utilized to safely retrofit pigging facilities in a live pipeline system without affecting production.  

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Bakken Shale: North Dakota’s Growth Engine
25 April 2019

Nearly 10 years after the tidal wave known as the Bakken hit North Dakota, catapulting the state to the second most prolific oil producing state behind Texas and eclipsing production from historically oil-rich states such as Alaska, California and Oklahoma, the region continues to experience growing pains. 
As a result, companies are busying themselves trying to figure out how many expanded existing systems are needed and how many are designed for open markets. The result of this will be that more infrastructure will be built for all fuels.

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Mexico’s Infrastructure Expansion and Five-Year Plan
6 December 2018

Mexico has executed a five-year plan (2015-2019) for the expansion of natural gas transportation and storage systems. Since 2012, 1,496 miles of natural gas pipelines have been added to the national grid, and it is estimated that by the end of 2019 that amount will total 5,420 miles.

Download this whitepaper to learn how the growth in natural gas trade with Mexico will help satisfy the country’s energy demand for industrial use, supply its power thermoelectric plants and open new markets to foster future economic development.

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