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How Liquid Coatings Curb Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in LNG Service

November 06, 2023
Sponsored by: Sherwin Williams
The hidden dangers of corrosion under insulation (CUI) and chloride stress corrosion cracking (CSCC) are especially prevalent on assets used in the production of liquified natural gas. However, newer liquid coatings offer facilities the opportunity to mitigate corrosion far longer than previous options, helping owners extend coating maintenance schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance safety. Learn more about these advanced CUI-mitigation solutions in this informative paper.

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.
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