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Introduction to Oil & Gas Offshore Drilling

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In the search for oil and natural gas under the ocean, three general types of drilling rigs are used. A “jackup”...

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Pipelines: Safest Option for Oil & Gas Transportation in the US

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There are more than 180,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines across the United States. They connect extracting areas...

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How Electric Rotary Valve Actuators can Optimize Ethanol/Gasoline Blending at Truck Terminals

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The ethanol blending process is a critical part of a gasoline terminal operation and has a significant impact on...

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Fail-safe Actuators: When Failure Is Not an Option

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Actuators are a small part relative to the overall systems they live in. Many of these devices weigh in at only ten or...

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Valve Actuators and Positioners Go Digital

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"Digital Fieldbus Technologies Catch Up to Valve Actuators and Positioners"

Fieldbus is the name of a family of...

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When are Manual Actuators a Good Fit?

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Actuators can have many different sizes, shapes and functions, but all of them require some sort of input power to...

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Could Electric Actuators have prevented the Great Flood of Paris?

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Since the middle of the 20th century, to regulate the level and the flow of water of a river, many cities use sluice,...

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3 Passive Fire Protections for Actuators

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There are many dangers when extracting, transporting and refining oil & gas or any other dangerous materials. Two of...

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2 Applications for Compact Electric Actuators

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The common idea of an automated valve is a large valve with a heavy-duty actuator, typically powered by a three-phase...

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How to Evaluate Industrial Valve Actuator Repair Companies

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Entire actuator or automation package replacement can be expensive and time-consuming. In-field repair and modification...

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Industrial Valves: Innovative and Practical Products of Technological Advancements

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Continued advancements in technology have undoubtedly touched almost every aspect of human lives, giving us more...

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Is Your Automation Process Lean?

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Lean manufacturing is based on finding efficiencies and removing wasteful steps that don't add value to the product. No...

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5 Good Reasons to Be in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Here are 5 arguments showing why, despite more than 5 years of debating and controversy and the project still not being...

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History of Threaded Screws: Small but Vital Component of an Actuator

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There are more than 4,300 years between the invention of a threaded screw and the modern industrial threaded screw as...

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Valve Actuator Opportunities with Shale Gas in the U.S. in 2014

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Domestic Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) production is projected to increase by more than 45% by 2040. What are the...

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Introduction to Valves: Industry Standards

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This article presents and explains specifications used in the valve industry in the USA and around the world, with a...

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