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by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

On the heels of COP26—the 26th United Nations Climate Conference—diplomats from nearly 200 countries reached an agreement to work together to stave off the worst effects of climate change for …

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by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 09:11 AM

Hydrogen plant operators in Edmonton know producing hydrogen fuel is very different from other fuel production processes, and it requires a unique set of safety considerations. Safe hydrogen production and …

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by Thomas Webster, on Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 09:11 AM

Alberta is on its way to becoming a major hydrogen hub. As the industry grows and new hydrogen plants and pipelines are constructed, it will become increasingly important for hydrogen …

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by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 15:11 PM

Alberta, Canada is on its way to becoming a significant hydrogen hub. As more hydrogen plants and pipelines are built in Canada, design considerations specific to hydrogen service will become …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

The rotating equipment used in Alberta oil and gas operations relies on mechanical seals and seal support systems to prevent fluid leaks, leading to fugitive emissions, equipment damage, unplanned downtime, …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

Fugitive emissions are a major target in the fight against climate change. While many jurisdictions, including Alberta, regulate fugitive emissions in the oil and gas industry, most policies focus on …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSAGD

by Thomas Webster, on Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 12:10 PM

Bitumen produced from oil sands, largely by SAGD (Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage), is the largest component of Alberta’s oil and gas production, and these operations are set to continue to provide …

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by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 30, 2021 @ 10:09 AM

Fugitive emissions—the unintentional leaks of vapours or gases (typically methane) from pressurized equipment into the atmosphere—have been the focus of increasingly strict standards and regulations in Alberta. In addition to …

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by Thomas Webster, on Thu, Sep 16, 2021 @ 14:09 PM

In SAGD processes, steam is injected downhole to heat bitumen, allowing it to flow to the surface. The steam returns to the surface as an oil/water mixture, which must be …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

by Thomas Webster, on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Centrifugal pumps at chemical plants and refineries rely on mechanical seals to prevent fluid from escaping. Every seal connection is a potential leak point, and leaks can lead to fugitive …

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Topics:Field Advisory ServicesSeal Support

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