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How Additive Manufacturing Can Aid the Oil, Gas, and Chemical Industry: Corrosion-Proofing by Infusion of Interstitial Solute, Exemplified for Alloy 22

October 18, 2023
Sponsored by: Swagelok
AM (additive manufacturing) is a rapidly developing field for rapid prototyping and producing near-net-shape products that are impossible to produce by conventional methods. In this article, we prove the concept of corrosion proofing of AM alloy parts by low-temperature infusion of interstitial solute for the example of Alloy 22 parts made by LPBF (laser powder-bed fusion). For post-processing of these parts, we employed our newly developed process of LTNC-SRP (low-temperature nitrocarburization by solid-reagent pyrolysis). The results highlight how this new process can specifically address problems inherent to alloy parts made by AM.

How can 5G connectivity optimize your Oil & Gas operations?

October 10, 2023
Sponsored by: Ericsson
Today's oil and gas sector faces unprecedented expectations. Businesses must produce more but at a lower cost – all while protecting both workers and the environment. By leveraging digitalization and high performance private cellular networks, oil and gas companies can fundamentally change the way the industry operates, empowering workers, increasing efficiencies, and reducing environmental impact. Download this brief and learn how to get started.

Near-Field Exploration and Development: A Holistic Look at Leveraging Digital Technologies to Increase Productivity and Profitability

October 03, 2023
Sponsored by: AspenTech
Near-field or infrastructure-led exploration is growing in popularity, with lower discovery costs and a higher likelihood of faster time to market. This requires optimization across the upstream value chain and further automation to reduce dependencies on scarce skilled resources. Digitalization is a strategic and necessary focus that can provide a competitive advantage for upstream companies. This paper presents an end-to-end digital solution approach that can reduce project costs and timetables, accelerate time to revenue, optimize production, leverage existing assets and infrastructure, and reduce the carbon intensity of products.

Finding a Better Lining for Free Water Knockout Vessels

July 13, 2023
Sponsored by: Sherwin Williams
Inside free water knockout vessels (FWKOs) used in the upstream energy market, high pressures and temperatures separate oil, gas and water from fluids extracted from the earth. These stresses present challenges to the coatings used to line such vessels. Add to that corrosive attacks from some of the most aggressive materials to come out of the ground, and it might seem like no coating can stand a chance at remaining adhered inside a FWKO over the long term.

Advancing Profitability and Sustainability with APM 4.0

May 16, 2023
Sponsored by: AspenTech
Today´s executives are faced with the complex challenge of maximizing profitability while meeting sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. Using APM 4.0 to identify efficiencies across the organization can drive operational excellence, which in turn can lead to significant advancement of sustainability objectives. In this paper read how companies like LG Chem, Sardeolica, GSK, Braskem Idesa and others have decreased maintenance expenses, increased profits and avoided environmental and safety risks using APM 4.0.
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