Photo courtesy of PK Safety 2019 September-October 

Gas Detection and the Connected Worker

In our increasingly connected world, portable gas detectors have been slow to keep up with the latest digital trends. In the age of IoT, you can control your toaster and home thermostat using an app on your smartphone, but what about your portable gas detector? When wearing a portable gas detector on the job, whether it’s a single gas H2S… Read More
Anue Geo-Membrane systems eliminate odors in all shapes and sized applications 2019 September-October 

Odor Control in Oilfields Now Has Greener Options

Every year, oil companies receive hundreds of complaints about nuisance odors emanating from oilfields. For residents living in these areas, “rotten egg” smells and “dead fish” odors are a fact of life. Companies search to find the causes and solutions for these nuisance odors without breaking the bank. Companies are looking at new technologies and new applications of existing chemicals… Read More
Comparing Oil Superpowers: No Match? 2019 September-October 

Comparing Oil Superpowers: No Match?

Last year, Russia and the USA produced respectively some 11.16 and 10.96 million b/d of crude oil and lease condensate or more than any other nation across the world (even more than the traditional but now decrepit oil heavyweighter Saudi Arabia (10.425 million b/d in 2018). Actually, this seems to be the only practical coincidence as all other patterns of… Read More
The SnapWeld Collaborative Robot Welding package a UR cobot-assisted, interactive welding system that can be deployed easily and flexibly in existing welding booths. 2019 September-October 

Automated Pipe Welding Emerges from “Perfect Storm” of Technology Advances

Automated pipe welding has been little more than a pipe dream for decades. But advances in several critical technologies, including sensors, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and collaborative robotics, have converged to create a perfect storm of opportunity—and it’s happening just in time. The shortage of pipe welders in the U.S. has become a chokepoint for the oil and gas industry. Aging… Read More
Blockchain Early Adoption in Oil Industry - Risks and Rewards 2019 September-October 

Blockchain Early Adoption in Oil Industry – Risks and Rewards

Following the financial crisis of 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto came up with a revolutionary concept of decentralized money or cryptocurrency, bitcoin with the underlying technology of Blockchain. Since then, Blockchain is continuously improving and is striving to find a better application experience. Blockchain, the foundation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is a distributed network where records are secured by encryption algorithms and the consensus… Read More
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