Rotating Equipment

Cameron LNG picks Elliott to supply compressors

When the new liquefaction facility becomes operational in 2018, it will enable bi-directional service between the terminal and the liquefaction plant.

Contain ‘normal’ leakage from primary seals

Smith, R., Shaw, S., AESSEAL plc

Dry containment seals have gained popularity over the last few decades and provided reliable service. The refinery sector has used this sealing technology to limit fugitive emissions in a cost-effecti..

HP Reliability: Consider oil-resistant cable terminations to increase electric motor reliability

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Most engineers are familiar with adhesive-coated insulating tape used by electricians in the field and maintenance shop. If we use this tape in the engine compartment of an automobile, it will soon be..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 83: What are useful questions to ask before starting a vibration analysis?

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Periodically, this author receives questions from readers throughout the world addressing what performance issues could be wrong with a centrifugal compressor that is vibrating. Note: It is impossible..

IMI Critical Engineering opens new Houston plant

IMI is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, very large diameter severe service valves that are primarily used in the steel, glass, refining, chemical and petrochemical industries.

Precision Polymer Engineering opens Texas hub

The new site manufactures compression-molded components for the oil and gas industry as well as critical components for semiconductor and heavy equipment applications.

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Qatar Petroleum and Shell cancel $6.5-B petrochemical project in Qatar Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum (QP) have canceled the $6.5-B Al-Karaana petrochemical project in Qatar, which will signifi..

Sulzer acquires weld overlay company Interweld

The integration will start after closing, which is expected in the beginning of 2015. All employees will be retained, ensuring ongoing customer dedication in the weld overlay marketplace.

Cleantech wins $13M equipment order for China ethylene glycol project

The order covers parts and equipment including washing, distillation, purifying, dehydration, refining and other columns, along with storage containers, heat exchangers and carbonation reactors that will be used in a project to transform glycol calcium carbide furnace tail gas into ethylene glycol.

Avoid counterproductive project management practices

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For many years, reliability-focused engineers have observed flawed procurement processes for mechanical equipment. Many requirements are supposedly aimed at the lowest possible lifecycle cost; however..