Reinventing Primer to Prevent Marine Shipping Corrosion

By Martin Lawrence, NanoRustX LLC For the marine shipping industry, preventing corrosion is a critically important operational and safety issue for fleets, whether tanker, container,...

Protecting Landfill Gas Wellheads and Collection Hoses from Subzero Temperatures

By Eric Nielson and Valerie Nielsen, Q.E.D. Environmental Systems When the temperatures at a landfill drop well below freezing levels, frozen condensation on wellheads and...

The Royal Discipline of TIG Welding: Part 2 of 2

By Xavier Jauregui, Arc Machines Inc., and Matthias Schaffitz, Wolfram Industrie GmbH In last month’s introduction to this series, we demonstrated how, in order to...

The Royal Discipline of TIG Welding: Part 1 of 2

By Xavier Jauregui, Arc Machines Inc., and Matthias Schaffitz, Wolfram Industrie GmbH Quality pays off: For example, nobody would equip a Formula 1 racing car...

By Land and By Sea, Special Offshore Painting Prevents Corrosion

By Walter Richter, Lewa For safety reasons, odorants must be added to gases that are basically odorless, such as LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), in refineries...

Collaboration Improves Reliability of High-voltage ESPs

By Ericka Richardson, Greene, Tweed AccessESP, a Houston-based provider of rigless electrical submersible pump (ESP) conveyance solutions for the global oil industry, developed a retrieval...

Reinventing Primer to Prevent Chemical Facility Corrosion

By Martin Lawrence, NanoRustX LLC For chemical plants, chemical tank farms, and refineries, atmospheric corrosion of steel is a continual concern that can require re-priming...

Quick Payback on Wear Ring

By Phillip de Villiers, Vesconite Bearings Metal-on-metal contact can result in galling and unwanted pump vibration, as well as severe damage to the pump; therefore,...

Why Do Mechanical Seals Fail?

By John Calder, Dura Pump Mechanical seals prevent pumps from leaking by containing the pressure of the pumping process and withstanding the friction caused by...

Measure Flow without Restrictions

By Sara Fisk, Endress+Hauser Proline Promag W is the world’s first electromagnetic flowmeter without measuring tube restriction, resulting in reliable measurements independent of the flow...