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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Severe Weather and Effect on Refining

By: Andrew Veri | On: September 14, 2016

Whether it’s the bitter cold of winter in the Midwest or the hurricane season of the southeast, severe weather impacts refining in the United States. These refineries must be

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Types of Expansion Devices

By: Frank Caprio | On: August 24, 2016

Many types of expansion devices are used in industrial applications. Why are they necessary? As piping systems heat and cool, they experience changes in length caused by thermal expansion

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