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Pipeline & Gas Journal’s 2007 Buyer’s Guide: company listings

Pipeline & Gas Journal’s 2007 Buyer’s Guide: company listings A 3P Services GmbH & Co. KG Lenzfod 9 49811 Lingen Germany Phone: +49 591 710070 Fax: +49 591 7100711 www.3p-services.com Email: 3p@3p-services.com A & L Underground, Inc. 14700 West 107th Str. Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 438-2981 Fax: (913) 438-3815 www.alunderground.com Email: alu@alunderground.com ABB Automation […]

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New Pipeline Insulation Technology Introduced

New Pipeline Insulation Technology Introduced Lou Watkins As the offshore industry grows, it continues to go deeper in its pursuit of economic well development. But greater ocean depths and longer distances from shore also bring new technical challenges for the industry. At depths of 3,000 feet and more, for example, harmful precipitates of paraffins or […]

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Reasons for failure essential in fixing problem

Reasons for failure essential in fixing problem When a compressor seal fails in a pipeline environment, the maintenance specialist must return the compressor to operation as soon as possible. But it is also true that, where possible, the maintenance person needs to determine the root cause of the failure. More often than not, seals fail […]

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Qatar’s future weighs heavily on natural gas

Qatar’s future weighs heavily on natural gas Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal With a constant rise in global demand for natural gas projected to continue unabated well into the future, the industry remains significant to the economy of Qatar. With an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves–more than 5% of the […]

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Georgia still bitter after gas crisis ends

Georgia still bitter after gas crisis ends Georgia’s gas crisis has come to an end, with the government vowing to diversify energy supplies away from Russia and calling for fresh investments in the energy sector to help the country realize that goal. Russian gas began to flow again to Georgia on Jan. 29 alter completion […]

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Pressure Transmitter Response Time Demystified

Pressure Transmitter Response Time Demystified Pressure transmitter response time can be a critical parameter to applications such as turbine antisurge control systems. Written pressure transmitter response time specifications are often difficult to understand. Electronics update rates and first order response time specifications can be misunderstood. A basic understanding of a pressure transmitter’s construction is useful […]

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CDI continues to add new pig tracking devices

Innovation. inspiration. Inventors: CDI continues to add new pig tracking devices From CDI’s (Control Devices, Incorporated) beginning in the early 1980’s, led by Tony Farque, until today, evolving technology continues to drive this family of inventors to higher standards of innovation for themselves and the pipeline industry. Today, sons Jason and Eric Farque continue the […]

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Brazilian utility extends application to custody transfer function

Innovative handling of telemetry enhances gas system automation: Brazilian utility extends application to custody transfer function Aldo Rosa Petrobras Distribuidora (Petroleo Brasileiro)–the gas distribution company in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil–recently innovatively extended the traditional application of telemetry by using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). Although telemetry is widely known and used in industrial […]

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Insider tips on buying a SCADA system, part 2

Insider tips on buying a SCADA system, part 2 Frank Kling In the September 2005 issue of P&GJ, we identified important factors in organizing the process of pursuing a SCADA upgrade and identified important questions to ask yourself when defining your goals. This month in our two-part series, we’ll cover defining requirements and evaluating vendors. […]

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Bristol Babcock Inc

Bristol Babcock Inc The new ControlWave Designer version 2.1 software from Bristol Babcock now includes all natural gas calculations. The programming software supports all five TEC 61131-3 programming languages and is extended with a library of process control function blocks. With this combination, the use of a single controller for both logic and process control […]