Whitepapers

Achieve Accurate Process Temperature Measurement with Surface Sensor Innovation
26 August 2016

Designing, specifying and installing a thermowell can take days, especially when wake frequency calculations are required to verify process compatibility. Eliminate the complex challenges associated with thermowells by leveraging a simple technology that provides accurate process temperature without an intrusive installation.

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Construction Boxscore: What is the Future of US LNG?
25 August 2016

The global LNG market has been turned upside down. In less than two years, the LNG marketplace has switched from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. LNG buyers have gained more leverage due to a glut of liquefaction capacity and stagnant demand; spot and short-term purchases are gaining market share against long-term contracts; and LNG buyers are demanding better pricing and flexibility clauses within their supply contracts. How has the new LNG marketplace affected US LNG projects? This whitepaper examines the current US LNG project landscape, and the progress of propelling the country to be one of the leading LNG exporters by the end of the decade.

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Refining/Petrochemical Integration – FCC Gasoline to Petrochemicals
10 August 2016

The global trend in motor fuel consumption favors diesel over gasoline, with gasoline often being in surplus. There is a simultaneous increase in demand for various petrochemicals such as propylene and aromatics. Technology providers have been successful to utilize the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit as a method to produce propylene by high severity operation, but the potential for other petrochemicals from these units has been neglected.

Cat-cracked gasoline contains a high level of olefins, some sulfur, and appreciable aromatics. Until now, the aromatics were not wanted due to the olefin and sulfur impurities in this stream. A novel technology is now available to separate the aromatics from FCC gasoline in order to use them directly for downstream applications. Additionally, the olefin fraction can be converted into aromatics through a simple fixed-bed reaction system. Thus all of the gasoline components are efficiently made into high-value petrochemicals. This combination of technology is much more efficient than methods that some operators use, which recycles FCC gasoline to the reforming unit.

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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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