Flexible Pipe Couplings
Pipe strain can cause premature failure of pumps. This can frequently be absorbed by a flexible pipe coupling... but only if that pipe coupling is properly installed. Merely putting it into the line without any support, will not achieve any significant relief from the pipe strain. In order to protect the pump against the pipe strain, it must be anchored.
PIP Tenth Annual Conference
PIPs 10th Annual Conference New Tools New Realities will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in Houston, Texas. The one-day conference will include presentations, a demonstration from key industry leaders, several workshops, and award activities to recognize contributions from PIP Member Companies participants.
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The cornerstones of chemical engineering are often overlooked. Teaching theory to operators is crucial to safe operations, says Dirk Williard in his monthly Field Notes column.
BP tackles Texas City failings
British Petroleum's tragic March 2005 explosion has been well-documented through the press. Read here to find out how that tragedy spurred the development of a new program addressing management issues at BP.