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Faster Emergency Shutoff Valve for Propane Railcars

Posted in Oil & Gas, Safety on Monday, January 27th, 2014. One comment so far
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Once again, it’s Chris Womack back with a guest post related to terminals. Just a quick mention here of the fast, new, but still memorably named Fisher N863 Snappy Joe Emergency Shutoff Railcar Valve (pdf). You see, for the past three decades or so, there’s only been one such valve designed especially for loading and unloading propane […]

3 Companies Making Waves with Natural Gas

Posted in Energy, Oil & Gas on Friday, October 11th, 2013. No comments yet
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The growing supply of natural gas and subsequent lower prices compared to other sources of energy is causing companies to consider it as a fuel source. Arielle Nagel, who is pursuing her Master’s of Science in Environmental Sustainability, provides several examples in today’s post. There are a lot of benefits to using natural gas as […]

Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. No comments yet
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Natural gas has been used as a transportation fuel for many years in world areas such as Europe. With the differential in energy costs between natural gas and refined hydrocarbons, it’s being piloted and considered for use in other world areas such as North America. A Gas Vehicles Report article, Natural gas as a clean […]

Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas in China

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. No comments yet
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I heard from Emerson’s Major Chu, who writes the Chinese-language Emerson Flow blog, about a recently published Asian NGV Communications article, East meets West-Three leading CNG/LNG stakeholders met in China (page 31). The article highlights the “three giants of the Alternative Fuels business sector”: Jiang Jie Min the President of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corp) […]

Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel

Posted in Energy on Friday, March 23rd, 2012. One comment so far
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With the ever-increasing supply of natural gas in the U.S., Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, highlights some activity on the demand side. In previous posts, we have examined the changing dynamics of the global energy supply. New production techniques, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale, have […]