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Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Hot Spots

A far-too-frequent phenomenon seen in the refining world is the development of “hot spots” in the fluidized catalytic cracker (FCC). The damage can occur in the catalyst dump line or regenerator. These refractory lined vessels run very hot with regenerator internal...

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21
Oct 2019

In-Plant Unit Load Transportation Integrity Testing and Improvement

It is quite possible that there has never been a more revolutionary period of change in the history of packaging. With the advent of e-commerce and a seriously strong focus on sustainability, there have never been more simultaneously competing requirements on the successful transport...

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08
Jul 2019

An In-depth Look at Machine Learning

Over the last decade, many industries have applied Machine Learning to increase efficiency and reduce costs, or to solve previously unsolvable technical problems. For example, Machine Learning is used for image recognition in many fields including autonomous driving. Predictive...

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06
Feb 2019

The True Value of Subsea Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems

The consequences of subsea pipeline emergencies can often be catastrophic, both environmentally and financially. A large, uncontrolled pipeline breach has the potential to financially devastate a company, causing them to face long-term loss of revenue, crippling environmental...

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11
Jan 2019

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Testing

A key issue with lithium-ion battery (LIB) technology is thermal safety. With the proliferation of portable electronics and growth of the electric vehicle market, the demand for smaller and lighter batteries with greater capacity has never been higher. This increased demand and...

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09
Oct 2018