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  • Non-contacting solution for Plugged off flow meters in the oil patch - Case Study

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Chemical Industry: Wet Scrubber Passes Acid Anhydride Test Case Study

    A leading U.S. chemical company upgraded air pollution control of maleic anhydride fumes at one of its overseas plants by installing a venturi scrubber. Selection of the scrubber was based on a pilot study to determine the percentage recovery and the maximum solution concentration of maleic anhydride that could be achieved using a wet scrubber. One significant reason for pretesting the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Petro-Chemical Industry: Wet Scrubber Passes Acid Anhydride Test Case Study

    A leading U.S. chemical company upgraded air pollution control of maleic anhydride fumes at one of its overseas plants by installing a venturi scrubber. Selection of the scrubber was based on a pilot study to determine the percentage recovery and the maximum solution concentration of maleic anhydride that could be achieved using a wet scrubber. One significant reason for pretesting the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Portable IR analyzers: the ideal measurement solution for biofuels blend quality and wastewater testing

    Two challenges facing the biofuels industry involve compliance with blend quality standards and wastewater regulations. According to a study done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1 the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry about whether the blend ratio is correct until a problem occurs. For ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Quebec recovers heat energy from sewage in Baied`Urfe

    Energy recovery from municipal sewage and greywater offers cities a new reliable resource.  Erwin Schwartz of DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. reports on a novel application of rectangular, wide-gap heat exchangers that has worldwide potential. The Canadian company DDI Heat Exchangers Inc. installed, with the support of the Quebec provincial government and municipal sewage authority, the first ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Quantifying Sub-Surface Discharges from Individual Sewer Defects

    ABSTRACTThe California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region (RWQCB) required wastewater collection agencies in Orange County to report discharges from “pipe breaks, leaking sewer pipes and joints, and other subsurface discharges of wastewater.” The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), in conjunction with a research team from University of California, Irvine (UCI), developed ...

  • Abrasives case study - Essroc Materials, Inc.

    Plugging, Surging and Wear-Through Virtually Eliminated by Smart Elbows® At Essroc Materials, Inc., formerly Coplay Cement, plugging and elbow wear in pneumatic conveying lines caused unnecessary downtime and repair expense. The Frederick, MD, facility is a wet-process cement plant that produces 350,000 to 400,000 tons of cement a year using two 400-foot-long rotary ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Recovering Wasted Energy: Beneath the city streets

    Sewage heat recovery graphNo one likes to think about it, but city planners and engineers often have no choice but to deal with it, and that’s sewage. Though techniques vary somewhat from place to place and from facility to facility, sewage generally flows down pipes with multiple steps in place designed to remove and treat as many solids as possible, before returning the freshly distilled ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Plastics case study - Rensselaer

    Cutting Corners is Easy with New Elbow Design for Piping A simple and inexpensive upgrading of the pneumatic conveying system at the Rensselaer Plastics Co., Rensselaer, IN., is reducing maintenance while saving the company money in a number of ways. Rensselaer Plastics Co. specializes in PVC piping products for the plumbing trade. Annual sales of the company are in the ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Fre-energy 250m3 DIY Installed Biogas Storage

    Following the installation in 2011 of our 250m3 biogas holder at Much Fawley Farm near Hereford, Fre-energy decided to purchase a second Base Biogas Holder for use with their own Anaerobic Digester located at Lodge Farm near Wrexham, which just happens to be the largest organic farm in Wales. Their unique AD tank design incorporates a clever mechanism for in-process de-gritting which greatly ...


    By Base Structures Ltd

  • Issue highlight: Air Effluent Control RotaBed Scrubber: One way to meet Cluster Rules in the bleach plant case study

    The so-called Cluster Rule promulgated by the US EPA at the end of 1997 seeks to legislate control of both air and water emissions under one, all-encompassing regulation. With proper design and application, Cluster Rule requirements can be met easily and economically on modern kraft bleaching sequences using fluidized bed gas scrubbing technology such as the Rotabed, a product of Bionomic ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Pump Maintenance Know-How

    It’s no secret that a pump that runs at peak efficiency uses less fuel, experiences less downtime and costs less to operate. The time you spend maintaining your pump is actually an investment in its lifetime performance and value. In fact, there are many ways that a diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs, while increasing efficiency. For instance, by ensuring your pump investment ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Oil Skimmer makes oil/water separator more efficient

    Industrial facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant's wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Traditionally, the separator industry has either used overflow skimmer pipes or weirs, or ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Casebook New Scrubber Technology reduces installation costs case study

    A100,0000-actual-cubic-feet-per-minute (acfm) RotaBed scrubber recently supplied to Tri-Gen Biopower for sulfur dioxide (S02) control at Gilman Paper, St. Mary's, Ga., saved the company an estimated $150,000 in installation costs-Installation of a heavier packed tower would have required extensive reinforcement of an existing steel support structure, said Ken Schifftner, product/district manager ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • An Overview Of STI Group’s Core Industrial Services

    It takes numerous specialists and engineers to manage industrial plants and facilities and keep them running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Some of these individuals may only be required during special projects or industrial turnarounds when speed and efficiency are of the essence to get the plants back into production as quickly as possible. Other times industrial services are required on a ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Maintaining biodiesel quality standards

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance. According to a study1 done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-site water treatment service cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oilpatch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his startup firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to process, ...


  • Treated vs. Untreated Cooling Tower Water: Risks for Your Plant

    When an industrial plant or building decides whether or not to invest in a cooling tower water treatment system, it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Petrochemical plants, chemical manufacturers, refineries, and all kinds of large buildings and facilities using cooling towers, whether they’re used as part of the industrial process or for cooling/removing heat from the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • On the Ground with Diesel Corrosion - Case Study

    When the EPA revealed the results of its study in July on the increasing presence of substantial corrosion in diesel fuel tanks, it proved that the problem is much larger than anyone anticipated. The facts are staggering: 83%of the diesel tank systems exhibited moderate-to-severe corrosion. 75%of the owner/operators of those diesel tanks had no idea it was ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

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