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August 2009

On this month's cover: Converteam is a world leader in power conversion engineering. Building on over a century of experience, Converteam develops and provides solutions built around three core components: rotating machines, drives and process automation. Serving specialised sectors as well as its core markets in marine, oil and gas and offshore, energy and industry.


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World News
Contract awards, project updates, industry latest, news digest, diary dates, mergers and acquisitions

East Asian Giants
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of the East Asian energy market

Be Prepared with Spares
Jack Huggett, The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd, UK, explores whether it is cost effective to keep critical spares in stock

Get Your Motor Running
Jeffrey Gaspar and Roger Grace, Converteam, USA, introduce an innovative soft starter solution for the oil and gas industry

Rooting for Recoverable Energy
Masataka Nakamine, Kobelco EDTI Compressors, Inc., USA, looks at API619 screw gas compressors for recoverable energy projects

Modern Methods of Control
Saul Mirsky, Compressor Controls Corporaion, USA, provides an update on how modern compressor and turboexpander controls maximise production of condensate at NGL facilities

Prevention is Better Than Cure
Kate Hartigan, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, explains how use of the latest condition monitoring and automatic lubrication systems for bearings can allow oil and gas processing companies to reduce the risk and costs associated with unforeseen breakdowns to critical productoin plants and machinery

Contractors Directory
Hydrocarbon Engineering provides an overview of some of the major global engineering contractors operating within the hydrocarbon processing industry

The Silicon Treatment Solution
Marty Higgins, David Smith and Gary Barone, Restek Corporation, USA, look at how to increase refinery sampling reliability using silicon surface treatments to control corrosion

Gas Drying in Romania
Paul Davies, Wanner International Ltd, UK, looks at the pumping solutions applied at a new project in Romania


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