Rotating Equipment

GE Oil & Gas to open new Florida plant for control valves, regulators

The new facility will manufacture GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves for the energy industry, among other oil and gas industry products. It is expected to open in November 2014.

GE to supply compressors at Total refinery off-gas expansion in Belgium

The project will convert low-value Antwerp refinery off-gases into a low-cost petrochemical feedstock by recovering valuable hydrocarbons that would otherwise be burned as fuel.

Sulzer buys Advanced Separation Co., ProLabNL

These acquisitions expand the offering of the division Sulzer Chemtech for gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separation technologies and position it as a major player in the market.

Improve monitoring and troubleshooting of reciprocating compressors

Geitner, F. K., Consultant; Bloch, H. P., Professional engineer

The terms surveillance and monitoring for reciprocating compressors can be used interchangeably. With few exceptions, the monitoring and/or surveillance tasks are assigned to the unit operators. They ..

HP Project Management: Pipeline expansion uses rerating to debottleneck services

Piripavel, M., Schneider, S., Flowserve Corp.

The Colonial Pipeline connects refineries primarily on the US Gulf Coast with customer service markets across the southern and eastern US. In 2010, Colonial’s 5,500-mi pipeline was transporting a..

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Boron technology mitigates metals contaminationAlthough tight oil has changed the landscape of North American refining, resid-type feeds continue to play a key role in the global FCC market, with arou..

US safety council awards rotating equipment supplier Dresser-Rand

“This recognition from the National Safety Council reaffirms our commitment to achieve operational excellence and zero injuries,” said Michael Wood, Dresser-Rand's chief safety officer.

Mexichem acquires high-density polyethylene pipe manufacturer Dura-Line

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dura-Line is a global leader in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit, duct and pressure-pipe solutions for telecom and data communications, energy and infrastructure industries. Dura-Line has facilities in North America, India, Oman, Europe, and South Africa.

Alfa Laval to cool US NGL export terminal streams

The Alfa Laval air cooler systems will be used to cool the main process streams at the export terminal where refrigerated natural gas liquids (ethane, propane and butane) are loaded onto tanker vessels.

Pentair supplies wedge-gate valves at Middle East petrochemicals project

Engineered and manufactured under the Fasani brand, the specialist carbon steel bodied valves measure 78 and 84 inches in diameter with ANSI class 150 pressure rating.