Corrosion

Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures

With oil and gas prices down by half from their recent highs, operations managers and corrosion engineers are finding that one of the best...

Advanced Gasket Formulation Helps Refrigerant Systems Keep Their Cool

In the late nineteenth century, Olin J. Garlock devised a better way to seal piston rods in steam engines. Since then sealing materials have...

Stopping Tank Corrosion in the Transportation Sector

Thousands of chemicals, petroleum products, and corrosive elements like salt water brine are transported by tanker truck, railcar, and distributors, as well as processed...

Piece by Piece

Ham Baker and Unitspark have completed the intricate installation of a penstock at a pumping station in South London in which a severely restricted...

Control and Consistency: Part 2 of 2

Last month, we discussed how the versatile GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series can be used for a wide range of applications—especially...

Control and Consistency: Part 1 of 2

The GEMÜ 480 and the 490 butterfly valve series are very versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. These butterfly...

How to Respond to Mechanical Seal Leakage in a Centrifugal Pump

In order to understand centrifugal pump leakage, it’s important to first understand the basic operation of a centrifugal pump. As the flow enters through...

Tackling and Solving Your Mechanical Seal Problems

An actual pump reliability improvement issue might serve as a model for tackling sealing issues in modern refineries. You really don’t have to become...

Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey,   embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project...

The Innovative Sealing Solution for Difficult Media and Conditions of Use: Part 2 of...

Last month, we outlined the sealing challenges facing one of the most state-of-the art chemical facilities in Europe, the TOTAL refinery at the Leuna...