Introduction to the Whitepaper Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The Fuel of the Future for Shipping and Transport

Posted by Sean Andersen on Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a cryogenic natural gas, cooled to its liquid state of minus 162 degrees Celsius (minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit). In converting natural gas to LNG, the volume is reduced by about 600 times, allowing it to be stored and transported effectively.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Transfer and Bunkering Methods

Posted by Sean Andersen on Nov 1, 2017 12:30:00 PM

The transfer and bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) involves ships, tanker trucks and onshore facilities.

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The Dairy Industry and Food Safety: Innovating to Set the Standard in Hygiene Equipment

Posted by Steve Guskey on Oct 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 For those in the dairy industry today, maintaining hygienic equipment is crucial for ensuring food product safety and the public’s health.

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Made in the USA

Posted by Scott Jones on Oct 4, 2017 1:30:00 PM

55,000 manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in the first half of this year, according to an online article by CNN Money on July 3rd.  Manufacturing jobs boost the economy and lower the unemployment rates, as well as contribute to a feeling of patriotism in our country.  It’s true.  We take pride in the “Made in the USA” labels we see on goods, and feel good when we support U.S. manufacturing by purchasing those products. 

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Scheduled Maintenance on Industrial Hose Assemblies Saves Money

Posted by Phil Kimble on Sep 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The saying ‘Time is money’ certainly proves true when you’re staring at a deadline. Falling behind – even slightly – will delay results and expectations. But making up for lost time can prove disastrous.

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To DIY or Not? When to Call an Expert Instead of Doing It Yourself

Posted by Scott Jones on Aug 23, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Many times, instead of paying someone to perform a task for us, we make the decision to do it ourselves to save time, and maybe a few dollars.  We live in a D-I-Y society, after all.  However, just because we can do it doesn’t mean that we should or that we are even remotely qualified to do so.

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How to Avoid Costly Spills When Disconnecting

Posted by Chris Jarman on Aug 2, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) is widely used in the manufacturing of many products—including pulp and paper, soap and detergent, and mineral oils—and for metal processing and glassmaking.

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3 Reasons to Use Dixon 1-Piece Flange Adapters

Posted by Bill Harr on Jul 19, 2017 3:15:27 PM

A common challenge in maintaining equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations is eliminating and preventing leaks of hazardous and non-hazardous fluids. Equipment such as blenders, hydration units, and missiles contain several flange adapters, each having welds and threads. The costs of safety, environmental, and maintenance continue to increase as the equipment is used in this demanding service.

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Pump Cavitation Got You Down?

Posted by Bill Harr on Jul 7, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Is sand drop out causing flow restriction in your pumps? Are you experiencing regular leaks along weld seams? You’re not alone, many hydraulic fracturing companies experience pump cavitation due to proppant dropout which causes destructive flow restrictions. Dixon’s research with end users has uncovered valuable feedback that helped guide us to an economical solution.

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Using Steam Safely

Posted by Phil Kimble on Jun 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Steam has been used for centuries in both industry and households, but when misused, it can be deadly. When it comes to steam, safety should be the number one priority.

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