The oil & gas industry is constantly innovating new methods of extracting, processing, and refining the raw materials necessary for the manufacturing of high-quality products. Hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation is a mission-critical refining process used to produce clean-burning, high-octane gasoline blending stock to help increase the fuel efficiency of car and truck engines.
Accurate, consistent, and timely dosing of water and admixtures is critical to the production of high-quality concrete that is workable and durable enough for long-term use. However, the tools and processes necessary to manufacture concrete that meets these benchmarks varies depending on whether you’re a ready-mix or precast concrete producer.
A recent article projects the oil & gas industry will need to invest up to $500 billion annually in new infrastructure and equipment in order to optimize production in ways that will keep pace with consumer demand. One of the ways which oil & gas producers can achieve more effective production processes particularly in the downstream phase of manufacturing is specifying pumps that create a more efficient process of treating their produced water to be reused in other applications.
The importance of optimizing your flow meter system for precise, accurate dosing cannot be overstated. Not only can poor performing water meters increase your operating costs via maintenance intervals or downtime in production, but they can also hamper your ability to produce a quality product — in the concrete manufacturing industry, the performance of your flow meter can affect the appearance, quality, and durability of the concrete you produce.
The ability to engineer process efficiency for oil & gas producers at each stage of the production sequence is key, especially given a host of market forces such as labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and increasing material costs.
No matter the industry, no matter the application, sustainability has become more than a trend in recent years — in fact, it’s actually emerged as a top priority for manufacturers across North America as more than 90% of those surveyed issue an annual sustainability report.
Regardless of whether you’re an upstream, midstream, or downstream producer in the oil & gas industry, there is much to learn and understand about the right industrial pump to help you overcome unique challenges and achieve efficiency, sustainability, and productivity goals.
The demands of modern manufacturing means plant operators need equipment that maximizes uptime, especially in today’s industrial environment where production takes place on a 24/7, 365 basis. While choosing industrial pumps and compressors that are designed for long-term, continuous use helps optimize productivity, it’s also important to understand the value of regular maintenance checks, on-site equipment inspections, and real-time troubleshooting.
For today’s plant engineers, selecting the ideal industrial compressor for your application or challenges comes down to a handful of important variables. Some of these considerations, particularly for plant engineers in industries like oil & gas or chemical and petrochemical, include:
A quality foundation is critical to the stability of any structure, whether it’s a house, office building, or skyscraper.