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DLC coatings for subsea valves, pistons and pumps

Evaluating the feasibility of using diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings in subsea safety control valves, pistons and pumps.

How to optimize oil well drilling

Oil wells which use unsuitable artificial-lift methods could suffer from no flow or poor flow.

This article explores the possibility of designing a hydraulic element which is fit for Industry 4.0.

Manufacturers need to find ways to adapt to current challenges, including investing in next-generation technologies.

Moving highly corrosive fluid at a large oil refinery requires special manipulation measures to protect both the personnel and equipment.

An oil and gas producer needed an accurate oil meter at each wellhead, where the oil flows into a separator. They anticipated there would be gas entrained

The research paper 'Optimal pumping schedule design to achieve a uniform proppant concentration level in hydraulic fracturing' has been published in Elsevi

The research paper 'Optimal pumping schedule design to achieve a uniform proppant concentration level in hydraulic fracturing' has been published in Elsevi

After a serious fire caused considerable damage to a major oil and gas operation field in the Middle East, the damaged pumps had be put back into operation

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pumps are reliable and cost-effective, but only if they are configured correctly. Graco is running a webinar on how to

The article 'The monitoring system of an actual technical condition for pumping units with frequency analysis' has been published in Elsevier journal Proce

The article 'Study on friction and wear reducing surface micro-structures for a positive displacement pump handling highly abrasive shale oil' has been pub

In gas processing plants, the choice of seal construction materials is critical to avoid corrosion and wear. However, Fluiten mechanical seals have the ne

An increase in oilfield activity has also led to an increase in the amount of emitted vapours and the use of vapour-recovery units at oilfield storage site

To commemorate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, World Pumps looks back on its 2014 interview with Katie Jones, project manager at SPP Pumps, w

Metering pumps are relatively small components on a production platform but they perform a critical role. This article takes a look at how metering pumps w

Centrifugal compressors have a lot of work to do to withstand frigid Siberian conditions. Here, we see how Waukesha Magnetic Bearings technology achieves h

Lewa have designed and supplied 16 pumps to a major construction company in Abu Dhabi specifically designed to handle the conveyance of sour crude oil.

Often overlooked by design and maintenance engineers, selecting the most suitable grease for a rolling bearing can prevent premature bearing failure, while

In this article Colin Cox, Managing Director at WEG Middle East, outlines that by reducing energy waste companies can increase operating efficiencies and m

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