Pipeline Pigging And Integrity Management Conference Opens 2/20/2019

The Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference opened yesterday with a mixer.  This event is being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.  The conference consists of both conference presentations and exhibition. The technologies presented at this meeting are broad.  For instance, pipeline pigs used for sensing defects in pipe, and…

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HIMA’s HIQuad X Safety System

Buddy Creef and I spoke at the ARC Industry Forum earlier this month about HIMA's new safety shutdown system:  HIQuad X.  The big thing in automation is to have a separate safety shutdown system that guarantees the plant will be shutdown safely after a critical upset.  This is a controlled and planned process, better than…

Press Release: PTC Completes Acquisition of Kepware

Extends PTC’s Internet of Things Offering with Access to Industrial Automation Data Needham, MA 1/12/2016 9:00 AM PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Kepware, a software development company that provides communications connectivity to industrial automation environments. The acquisition enhances PTC’s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and accelerates the…

Press Release By Wika: Improving an Industrial Gauge’s Readability: A Key Factor in Safer Operations

Pressure and temperature instrument dials with big, bright numbers increase instrument visibility and readability. WIKA USA’s retro-reflective dial background makes it even easier to locate a critical installation among the sea of industrial gauges, adding to the speed of taking a correct reading. Two retro-reflective dial options make pressure and temperature instruments stand out in…

NAPE Summit Ends This Week

NAPE Summit comes to a close this week.  The event was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  They had some good things going on at NAPE this year: Global Business Conference, miniconference Job Fair Evening Icebreaker Party Exhibitions Charities Industry Luncheon Featuring George W. and Laura Bush Connections and Conversations: …

By The Numbers, 2/14/19

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 2/8/19 2/1/19 Refinery…