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The Petrochemicals industry: breaking down BTX

While primarily used as energy sources, fossil fuels are often distilled and refined into different substances. These chemicals are then used in the production of everything from plastics to detergents....
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Fluenta opens regional office for Asia in Kuala Lumpur

• Office in Malaysia will serve growing Asian markets • The acquisition of Specs Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd gives customers access to a sales and technical team with trusted regional...
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Fluenta partners with NIKA-MC to enter flare gas measurement market in Russia

Fluenta’s FGM 160 flare gas meter TR-CU and PAC test approved for Russian market NIKA-MC selected as official reseller for Russia and Kazakhstan Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement...
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Chemical processing: the role of ethylene glycol

Oil rigs and underwater pipelines must be able to operate in extremely low temperatures, but equipment working in a large body of water must also contend with salt causing corrosion....
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Chemical processing: what is ethylene?

Excess natural gas produced at oil wells is often flared, but it can also be transformed into pipeline quality dry natural gas. This involves a complex industrial process where raw...
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Feeling the pressure: process upsets in flaring

45 per cent of oil and gas megaprojects suffer extended project shutdowns into their second year of production. Referring to large-scale, complex ventures that typically cost billions of dollars, megaprojects...
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Knockout drums: removing liquid

The World Bank recently revealed 141 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas was flared in 2017. The figures reflect the global change in attitude towards routine flaring and its...
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Flaring: efficiency in action

Despite global oil production increasing by a half per cent, recent data from the World Bank revealed global gas flaring is in decline. Operators are becoming more conscious of the...
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Fluenta celebrating: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was created to commemorate the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty that aims to protect the atmosphere. Celebrated on September...
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The heat is on: flaring in the chemicals industry

Central to our modern economy, the chemicals industry is responsible for converting raw materials (such as oil, natural gas, air, water, metals and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. Like the drilling of wells for hydrocarbons, processes in...
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Flaring in America’s busiest oil field

Shale drillers in Texas’ Permian Basin are flaring $1 million worth of natural gas every day, according to statistics published in the Wall Street Journal. The Permian Basin is the...
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Flaring restrictions in the Bakken Region: an inconsistent start

Figures reveal operators in the Bakken Formation – a region holding vast reserves of oil in North Dakota – have been unable to restrict gas flaring to meet state regulations...
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An IoT framework for gas measurement

This article first appeared in Sensors Online on March 10, 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the capability of businesses to measure and manage a range of previously...
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Going big: flaring during the rebirth of oil and gas

The world’s biggest oil and gas companies are preparing the first round of large oil and gas projects since the price crash of 2014. Firms will approve approximately $300 billion...
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IoT boosts health and safety in offshore environments

This article first appeared in Internet of Business on April 13, 2017 In August 2015, an explosion at a gas treatment plant on the west coast of Venezuela demonstrated the need...
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Reducing flaring in Nigeria: Presidential approval

In a recent interview, Nigeria’s President announced approval of the country’s new Flare Gas (Prevention of Waste and Pollution) Regulations. These will be implemented under the wider National Gas Flare...
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How managing risk in the oil and gas industry can prevent a large-scale disaster

This article first appeared in Energy Digital on April 4, 2017 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests more than half a million of the US population work in the oil...
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The IoT effect: modernising traditional industries

This article originally appeared in Digitalisation World on April 4, 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to radically change the way we monitor and measure an almost unlimited number...
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What it takes to be an oil and gas service engineer

Eduardo Hurtado is a Regional Manager at Fluenta and an expert in managing onshore and offshore commissioning, maintenance and technology projects in the Americas. Before becoming Regional Manager, Eduardo was...
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Zero routine gas flaring – now is the time to act

This article originally appeared in Flow Control on April 3, 2017 A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights,” estimates the energy sector is responsible for more than...
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New technology enables action on CO2 emissions in the oil and gas Industry

This article first appeared in Energy Digital on May 5, 2017 An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights,” estimated the energy sector is responsible for...
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Myanmar: the journey to a booming Oil & Gas Industry

Myanmar expects to receive more than $2 billion from its Oil & Gas Industry in 2018-2019. Revenue will primarily come from the country’s offshore gas production – expected to reach...
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We’re living in a material world

This article first appeared in Engineering Specifier on June 12, 2017 Drilling for crude oil, as well as the production, processing, storage and transportation of energy, inflicts huge stresses and...
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On the right track: routine flaring drops across the globe

Oil production sites across the globe experienced a five per cent decline in gas flaring in 2017, according to new satellite data from The World Bank. The decrease occurred despite...
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