Month: March 2017

Cost effective temporary air for power plants

By Ricardo Pires According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), an independent statistics and analysis company, in 2015, the country generated around 67% of its electricity from fossil fuels: coal, natural gas and petroleum. The total of electricity generated by all sources was around an astounding 4 trillion kilowatt hours. However though Coal and Natural gas generated each 33% of the electricity, petroleum was only 1% of the source. The biggest source after coal and natural gas was nuclear, responsible for generating 20% of all electricity in the country. Hydropower, other renewables (wind, biomass, solar and geothermal)...

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The 3 most common pipeline applications for air and nitrogen

By Ricardo Pires Pipeline construction projects include new and expansion plans to mainly transport oil, natural gas and LNG. Operators and the “Majors” usually build pipelines using construction and service companies. Roughly 90% of pipeline jobs occur onshore with just 10% occurring offshore. In the past, pipeline construction companies generally built pipelines and pipeline service companies provided the cleaning, testing, dewatering, drying, inspection, and coating services.  Now those services are provided by either the service companies or the construction companies themselves. These services require high flow air and can be either low or high pressure depending on the application...

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