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  • April 19, 2017

    We recently interviewed a number of prominent leaders from NIA member companies to get their perspectives on the insulation industry. The respondents represent all facets of our membership (excluding manufacturers), and bring a collection of unique perspectives to this year’s State of the Industry article. During NIA’s Annual Convention, which is being held in April, we will be holding VIP manufacturers panels to get the perspectives of top manufacturers from around the globe.

  • April 5, 2017

    Selecting the proper insulation for any given application is crucial to designing an efficient, high-performing system.  In fact, product selection is one key detail that can oftentimes make or break an overall proper system design. Each insulation, however, brings unique benefits and drawbacks to the table that a designer should carefully weigh against the overall demands of the application.

  • April 5, 2017

    The technology timeline displays key technological innovations made in the petroleum engineering industry since the beginning of the 19th Century. Scroll through the timeline to learn more about the individuals, companies, and technologies that have played key roles in petroleum engineering over the last 200 years. Click here to see 100 years of petroleum technology advancements. Read more about the history of technology in petroleum engineering.

  • April 5, 2017

    The energy industry is currently facing a large skills gap, caused in particular by an ageing workforce and limited investment in training and development. With the inherent complexity of oil and gas infrastructure, the need for skilled professionals has become imperative in order to ensure integrity and safety of design, construction and operations. The skills shortage has therefore had a negative impact on oil and gas projects and affected risk management practices across the industry. Read more aobut how the knowledge gap can impact risk management. 

  • April 5, 2017

    There is a lot of hype in the media about a growing ‘crisis’ in the oil and gas workforce. Depending on who you talk to and the sector you look at, the median age in the oil and gas workforce is anywhere from 45 to 60, and many sources say more than half of the industry’s workers will be at retirement age by 2018.

  • March 22, 2017

    At Johns Manville, our technical teams continually collaborate with industrial industry experts to provide the latest information designers need to consider when specifying insulating materials for industrial applications. As part of that effort, two of our leading technical experts, Dr. Ames Kulprathipanja, JM Innovation Leader, and David Shong, Sr. Specification Representative, are proud to present the following topics at the upcoming National Association for Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Corrosion Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 26-30:

  • March 22, 2017

    So, CUI is one of the most difficult processes to prevent. The reason for that is, by and large, no matter the precautions taken, water invariably seeps into the insulation and begins its dirty work—sometimes unseen until process leakage occurs. Historical data shows that about 60% of pipe leaks are caused by CUI. Read the article.

  • March 22, 2017

    NACE International today released the "International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technology (IMPACT)" study, in which it estimates the global cost of corrosion to be US$2.5 trillion, equivalent to roughly 3.4 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The two-year global study released at the CORROSION 2016 conference in Vancouver, B.C., examined the economics of corrosion and the role of corrosion management in establishing industry best practices.

  • March 22, 2017

    Corrosion will cost the U.S. economy over $1.1 trillion in 2016. That’s one of the largest expenditures we make, and it’s all going down the drain. The total annual corrosion costs in the U.S. rose above $1 trillion in the middle of 2013, illustrating the broad and expensive challenge that corrosion presents to equipment and materials and is now estimated at $1.1 trillion for 2016. These estimates are based on a landmark study by NACE that estimated (direct) corrosion costs were $276B in 1998 as reported in the NACE Corrosion Costs Study.

  • March 8, 2017

    Designing pressure-relief systems is a high-stakes endeavor that leave little room for error. This article discusses pressure-relief valves and systems in detail, covering everything from relief device selection to liquid discharge considerations. When it comes to such critical systems, mistakes can be extremely costly. This article is an exceptional resource for anyone looking for crucial details on pressure-relief systems and how they interact with the facilities where they operate. Click here to read more about relief valves and relief systems.