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A Virtual Environment for Training Bolted Joint Assembly with Different Gaskets

Though experts largely feel extremely confident in the ability to control the specification of the proper materials and components, utilize the proper tools, and calculate the correct torque values; one critical and often overlooked variable still looms large.

Baker Hughes Collaborates With C3 AI, Accenture and Microsoft on Industrial Asset Management Solutions

Energy technology company Baker Hughes is collaborating with C3 AI, Accenture and Microsoft on industrial asset management (IAM) solutions for clients in the energy and industrial sectors.

ConocoPhillips Tests Additive Manufacturing

Spare parts are sometimes hard to come by on Alaska's North Slope. Take burner plugs, for instance. These consumable parts, found within ConocoPhillips’ original gas turbines at Kuparuk (a 40-year-old field), aren’t manufactured anymore.

Designing Products for Cryogenic Operating Environments

Not many years ago, cryogenics – the production and behavior of materials at very low temperatures – was likely to be understood by a group of people with specialized knowledge in fields like aerospace. Working with cryogenic applications means working with systems and components that have very special design and performance requirements. The costs associated with manufacturing and testing can be extreme. For these reasons, relatively few manufacturers have become adept at developing and commercializing cryogenic products that can meet the performance needs of the end user, at a price point that is practical.

Reduce TCO with Celeros Flow Technology Improved M-303 Slab Gate Valve

Celeros Flow Technology brand M&J Valve has introduced an improved version of its Model M-303 slab gate valve. The advanced design M-303 offers a host of features that will help our customers in the oil & gas sector to simplify installation and upgrades, improve safety and minimize environmental impacts – reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Best Practices for Bolted Flange Joints

Despite the implementation of practices such as: utilizing new gaskets and fasteners, understanding the importance of thread and bearing surface lubrication, and using proper flange cleaning and inspection practices, many individuals still believe that a box wrench, some elbow grease, and experience are all that you really need.

City Approves Economic Development Agreement for Emerson Expansion

The Round Rock Metropolis Council accredited an economic incentive arrangement on Thursday, Feb. 24, with Emerson that will consequence in $9 million in new expense and at minimum 50 new careers made. 

Baker Hughes Announces Major Turbomachinery Order for Venture Global LNG’s Project

Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract and granted notice to proceed by Venture Global LNG to provide a liquefied natural gas (LNG) system for the first phase of the Plaquemines LNG project in Louisiana.

Schlumberger Expands Global AI Innovation Network with INNOVATION FACTORI

Schlumberger today expanded its successful INNOVATION FACTORI network with the opening of a new center in Houston, Texas. INNOVATION FACTORI enables customers to accelerate the development and deployment of enterprise-scale AI and digital solutions, in the context of their unique business challenges, spanning exploration to production and new energy systems.

Valves in Solar Applications

As many companies and producers of energy are looking toward a cleaner future, solar energy has become a viable alternative to meet industry’s energy needs. To ensure the safe operation of the applications that harness solar energy, the valves used have to meet specific requirements. Valve World Americas had the opportunity to speak with valve expert Scott Moreland to gain more insight on this topic, including what valves are best suited for these applications, and what to expect for the future of the valve market.
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