Flaring – Why do we still do it?

By: Erik Kane | On: August 28, 2018

Bright, flickering plumes of flame are iconic to the oil and gas industry… Long before any of us ever set foot in a real refinery, we were familiarized with the

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Metal Alloys: Terminators to Hoses

By: Erik Kane | On: July 17, 2018

Remember when we all wondered how the T-1000 was able to liquefy, shapeshift, and repair itself in Terminator 2 back in 1991?  We’re told in the film that this

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The Shadow of the Chemical Emperor

By: Erik Kane | On: June 6, 2018

  Okay so maybe “Chemical Emperor” is a bit of a dramatic title… but it’s hard to downplay the fact that China has taken the entire chemical world by

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Fracking: Rescuer or Ravager?

By: Erik Kane | On: April 24, 2018

Hailed by some as the savior of the American energy market and the catalyst for an economic revolution, and detested by others as the harbinger of ill health and

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Goodbye to Pulp & Paper?

By: Erik Kane | On: March 9, 2018

We live in a digital age. An age where everyone carries around a high-definition supercomputer in their pocket that delivers a constant stream of information: local & global news,

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Tuyere Cooling Hoses in Ironmaking

By: Erik Kane | On: November 22, 2017

Wait…How Do You Say It? Let’s address the most obvious question first: tuyere is pronounced “tweer.” For anyone not familiar with the metals industry, you don’t want to repeat my

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