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Reliability: Better pumps and seals for HF service

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

In mid-2017, we received a well-written request from a young reliability engineer.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

High-pressure water pump mechanical seal failure investigation

Saudi Aramco: Allah, W. K.  |  Ballard, F.  |  Al-Dhafiri, A.

To mitigate leakage, mechanical seals are one of the most critical components for centrifugal pumps.

Valves Outlook

Valve Manufacturers Association: William S. Sandler

Although overall industry growth is not substantial from 2017 to 2018, it translates to $66 MM more in valve shipments for the year, which is a positive sign for the industry.


Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

With certain turbocompressor designs having changed as manufacturers and user-clients constantly push to increase output and efficiency, it pays to know if—and how—high-performance couplings (HPCs) have kept pace.

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Emerson Automation Solutions: Carugo, M.

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Reliability: Consider today’s canned motor pumps

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

We often make the mistake of letting our equipment selection decisions be governed by old data, anecdotes and traditions.

Reliability: Preserve what worked well in 1980

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

The second CCC implementation strategy involved so-called “shirt sleeve seminars.”

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Andrew, Bob

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

High-energy pump balance line flow monitoring using ultrasonic flow measurements

Saudi Aramco: Brashler, K.

The objective of this article is to demonstrate the value of utilizing portable or permanently mounted ultrasonic flow measurement technology to measure and monitor high-energy pump hydraulic balance line flow.