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Permian Basin Oil Production Continues to Increase

Thursday, 27 April 2017  |  Chris Guy

Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day in May, based on estimates from the U.S. ...

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Metso Providing Valves for Oman Petrochemical Complex

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Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's Sohar Refinery and its aromatics plant as well as optimize natural gas li...

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Curtiss-Wright Earns Safety Award for Third Year in a Row

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A Curtiss-Wright facility located in Chanhassen, MN, received a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards. The Chanhassen site produces Exlar electric actuators and earned this award by reporting better...

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Permian Basin Oil Production Continues to Increase

4 HOURS AGO

Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day in May, based on estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration . Between January 2016 and March 2017, oil production in the Permian Basin increased in all but three months, even as...

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East Coast Refiners Eye Texas as Alternative to North Dakota

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“Major U.S. East Coast refiners profited from railing hundreds of thousands of barrels of discounted Bakken crude to their plants daily from 2013 until 2015. But as more and more pipelines were built in North Dakota, the discount began to disappear, and so did the rail cars,” Reuters repor...

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Survey Shows Small Business Confidence Increasing

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The second annual Allstate/ Small Business Barometer finds increasing optimism and innovation among small business owners, despite the rising cost of doing business. Nine in 10 local entrepreneurs say the benefits of owning a business outweigh the challenges. This year’s Barometer found that, ...

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Durable Goods Orders Up 0.7% in March

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New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.6 billion or 0.7% to $238.7 billion, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today. Economists were anticipating an increase of 1.2%. This March increase , the third consecutive, followed a 2.3% February increase.

Excluding transportatio...

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MTS Sensors: Absolute Position Sensors for Process Control Valve Actuators

mts sensorsMTS Sensors can provide an absolute position sensor based on Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology that has no moving mechanical components and is wear free, calibration free and maintenance free.

This sensor uses a permanent magnet as the position marking element attached to a moving component of the actuator. Due to the nature of the magnetic field, position sensing can be detected through walls of non-ferrous materials such as aluminum or stainless steel.

Valve position feedback can be monitored by the process control plant software to detect valve malfunctions if preset positions are not reached. Valve monitoring is very important in processes, for example, where sludge buildup can obstruct valve closure. Preventive maintenance programs can be put in place for defined threshold valve characteristics before the entire system becomes critical and has to be taken out of production.

MTS Temposonics Sensors can produce a variety of output signals, analog or digital, that can be scaled into engineering units for process control. Fieldbus communication is also available.

For more information, contact: www.mtssensors.com

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