Visualizing the Flow of Oil Around the World

Visualizing the Flow of Oil Around the World Every day, 93 million barrels of oil are consumed by the world economy. While a handful of countries are fortunate enough to have sufficient domestic production, many others must go to the $3 trillion global crude market for their energy needs. We previously showed how oil prices…

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2016 Manufacturing Forecast

2016 Forecast for Manufacturing Here’s a few things you’ll want to watch in 2016.  Don’t get left behind! The Internet of Things – One of the skills that a new crop of workers should bring to the table are ones that can analyze the data they get from IoT output.  Even better are employees that…

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Heat Treating Nickel Alloys

HEAT TREATING NICKEL ALLOYS Heat treatments are done to alloys and metals to change the properties to fit certain situations. Not all heat treatments are created equal. Because each metal has its own composition, heating and cooling operations performed on the metals to alter their properties happen at different temperatures.  Heat treating Fe based alloys…

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DESIGNING AND PROTECTING PUMP SYSTEMS

Many manufacturers offer pumps in standard materials that can be shipped quick at a minimal cost.  For some applications, this may be an attractive option.  For many applications in corrosive and/or erosive environments, a carefully planned design that considers the environment and requirements of the pump may reduce costs and fallout later. Factors to consider…

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Alloy K500 Nickel Copper

  Nickel Copper alloys are known to have excellent corrosion resistance in certain media and good physical properties. When most think of Nickel Copper alloys they think “Monel5”, and when they think “Monel5” they are more than likely thinking of Alloy 400. But there is another Nickel Copper alloy, one that with a slightly different chemistry…

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Boiler Tube Corrosion: How It Starts and How You Can Finish It!

Boiler system corrosion is caused by the interaction of water chemistry, the environment of the facility, operation procedures, and materials used in the construction of the system.  It costs the industry billions of dollars every year through failures and reduced performance.  Finding a solution to your problem requires discovery of the exact corrosion path then…

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