Whitepapers

Keep Projects on Track: Improve Communication During Estimating
15 July 2016
Spiraling project costs and schedule changes continue to plague the energy and chemicals industries. Both EPCs and owner operators know that better transparency is needed during bidding to reduce delays and keep projects on budget. Download this white paper to learn how companies like Saudi Aramco, Phillips66, and Pemex have overcome challenges communicating project scope requirements and changes with contractors.

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The next generation of process control valves
28 June 2016

Triple eccentric butterfly valves are universally recognized and accepted by the industry. However, when used to modulate flow, they suffer from inadequacies. To address these issues, Zwick Valves, with the help of Yeary Controls, have created a revolutionary, next-generation triple-offset valve. Discover how their tested and recognized “sharktooth” design is bringing the future of control valve technology into reality.

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The Right Details at the Right Time
15 June 2016

Conceptual estimating is in the spotlight as EPCs scramble to put forth the best possible bids for highly contested capital projects. Estimating teams are pressured to “hunker down” and develop very detailed estimates early in the process. This white paper explains why the focus on detail is often applied to the wrong aspects of an estimate. Download it now and learn how to break the pattern of getting lost in the details.

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Inspectahire Relies on the FLIR GF320 Optical Gas Imaging Camera for Maintenance Inspections and Hydrocarbon Leak Detection in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
15 June 2016

This paper discusses the technology used by an inspection company to locate fugitive hydrocarbon emissions at both onshore and offshore production facilities, and by doing so, helps its customers improve site safety, increase production profitability, and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

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New API Standard for Dual Seal Pumps: How You can Increase Availability and Reliability
15 May 2016

By interpreting data from transmitters, you can minimize failures, reduce pump maintenance costs and process downtime, resulting in significant payback. Find out about:

  • Pump challenges and how to solve them
  • API piping plans
  • Automation benefits and recommendations: How using wireless
    instrumentation can cut pump repair costs, minimize failures and reduce
    downtime — resulting in payback within a few months
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Take Automation off the Critical Path with Smart Commissioning
15 May 2016

Smart Commissioning is a technology-enabled process that drastically reduces commissioning time and effort decoupling the physical I/O design from the functional design. See how the advancements are far reaching and improve the full commissioning process from system design, to device binding and configuration, to testing and documentation.

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What Do Oil and Gas Companies Do Now? Mitigating the Risks in an Uncertain Market
15 April 2016

In today’s press, there is no shortage of theories pertaining to oil price and associated impacts to the market. For those who are confident in their oil price predictions, we wish you the best in your lucrative and early retirement. For everyone else, it’s not a matter of certainty, but a focus on playing the odds. In order to safely risk your money, it's important to understand the various scenarios and look for improvement strategies.

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Six Sigma Steam System Management
15 April 2016

This white paper explains how oil, petrochemical, and chemical facilities have complex systems with many potential points of failure, even the smallest of which can increase cost and risk if left untended. In order to identify and improve weak points in a system, a methodology must be applied in a consistent manner. Six Sigma, DMAIC, is a data-driven improvement cycle that achieve measurable, reproducible results. By applying Six Sigma principles, areas of cost and risk can be identified and rectified.

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