How Is the World of Energy Changing?
The world is gradually building a different kind of energy system, but cracks are visible in the key pillars of affordability, reliability and sustainability.
EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)
The following is the December 2018 instalment of the monthly forecast provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
China Boosting Capacity
China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made China influential in world energy markets.
Asia-Pacific 2018 Maintenance Plans Update
After a quiet end to 2017, maintenance was very much in the mix of things in the downstream sector in 2018. The following report highlights the gazetted schedule for 2018.
The Downstream Grapevine
CUI – Occurrences, Inspection Methods, Installation Methods
Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is a problem in the industrial sector, including refining, petrochemical, power, industrial, onshore and offshore industries and it is a real threat to the on-stream reliability of many of today’s plants.
Remote Technology Points to Cost Efficiency and Quality Gains
Proven technology enables live-streaming of inspections and surveys from distant locations. Industry contractor Saipem and equipment manufacturer Cameron benefit from instant access to experts globally for quicker resolution of on-site issues.
Safety Instrumented Systems
The safety conditions should be always followed and adopted by plants and the best operating and installation practices are a duty of employers and employees.