Piping

MOL Group reaches historic milestone by bringing Azeri light crude oil from oilfield co-owned in Azerbaijan

MOL Group is transporting crude oil produced at its co-owned oilfield, the Azeri–Chirag–Gunashli in Azerbaijan, to Slovnaft Refinery in Bratislava.

Practical application of expansion joints for heat exchangers

Acharya, B. N., Pal, N., Contributing Consultant; Daru, K., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Panchal, A., PVA Systems

Expansion joints are used throughout industry for various purposes.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Globally, > 90 MMbpd of crude oil, natural gas and refined hydrocarbons are produced, transported, stored and sold to end users.

Motiva shuts coker at Port Arthur refinery (U.S.) for repairs

Motiva Enterprises shut down its coker at the 626,000-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery to repair piping.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Endress+Hauser’s newly developed iTEMP TMT31 temperature transmitter (FIG. 1) for analog 4-20mA signals is characterized by its long-term stability, high accuracy and ease of use for reliable temperature measurement.

U.S. pipeline regulator probing 60-barrel leak on Colonial's Line 3

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is monitoring an estimated 60-barrel leak on Colonial Pipeline's Line 3 in Virginia, a source told Reuters.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

N’GENIUS Materials Technology has developed a new series of high-strength austenitic stainless steels that the company says will transform how materials are specified and utilized across the oil and gas sector.

Development of novel epoxy closed-cell foam for personnel and corrosion protection—Part 1

Oharriz, O., Belzona Inc.

Most industrial assets operating at elevated temperatures require thermal insulation for energy conservation, thermal protection or process stabilization.

A system approach to mitigating corrosion under insulation

Cusick, A., Owens Corning

This article will consider how a system approach can help mitigate the risk of CUI and contribute to the performance and longevity of piping and equipment.

Shell to shut Gulf of Mexico crude pipes for two weeks in September

Shell said this week it plans to shut for two weeks in September a key crude oil pipeline in Gulf of Mexico that supplies oil to Louisiana refineries.