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PBF Energy, May 29, 2015

PBF Energy, Inc. announced yesterday that its Toledo refinery has experienced an unplanned shutdown of its Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (“FCC”) due to a compressor malfunction.

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Intertek, May 28, 2015

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, will be discussing non-destructive examination (NDE) (also known as non-destructing testing (NDT)) and fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) failures during the International Chemical and Petroleum Industry Inspection Technology (ICPIIT) XIV Conference, June 3-6, 2015.

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Versa Integrity Group, May 27, 2015

David E. Savoy, former President and currently the Corporate Technical Director for Versa Integrity Group, has been elected by his peers to be the Regional Director for ASNT, District 8.

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May 27, 2015

Don't miss the chemical and petroleum industry's premier conference for nondestructive testing professionals! Next week, the 14th annual ICPIIT Conference will bring NDT professionals from around the country together to...

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Associated Press, May 26, 2015

Last week, a 24 inch underground pipeline owned and operated by Plains All American Pipeline ruptured near Santa Barbara, California, leaking approximately 100,000 gallons of oil.

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The Hill, May 26, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a new regulation to remove long-standing emission exemptions for industrial facilities

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San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2015

Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows.

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Statoil, May 20, 2015

On Feb. 18, a condensate leak occurred on the North Sea platform. The incident has been investigated by Statoil's corporate investigation team, which classifies it to be of the highest degree of seriousness. No one was injured as no personnel were present in the area. The investigation concluded that the outcome could have been fatal if anybody had been exposed to the leak.

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PR Newswire, May 20, 2015

According to a new market research report, the total North American Electromagnetic NDT Equipment Market is expected to reach $223.76 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.84% between 2015 and 2020.

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PR Newswire, May 18, 2015

Despite the global economic downturn, the nondestructive testing industry still maintains a high growth rate. In 2009-2013, the global nondestructive testing (including equipment & services) market size grew at a CAGR of 8.8%, hitting USD6.57 billion in 2013 with a yr-on-yr growth rate of approximately 9%.

Have you determined whether or not your equipment is subject to Brittle Fracture?
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Auto-refrigeration can impose low temperatures onto process vessels and piping causing them to be at risk of brittle fracture, the sudden break-before leak phenomena that can result in catastrophic rupture of the equipment.

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OSHA, May 14, 2015

Four workers killed by a lethal gas in November 2014 would be alive today had their employer, DuPont, taken steps to protect them, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found.

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Reuters, May 13, 2015

Defeating Islamic State militants that have overrun the Baiji oil refinery north of Baghdad may result in the destruction of the refinery itself.

API Files Suit to Stop New Oil Train Regulations
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The Hill, May 13, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed suit in federal court in an attempt to overturn certain crude-by-rail regulations that were recently released because they do not believe the new rules will directly impact the safety of crude oil transport by rail.

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Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2015

In Whiting, Indiana United Steelworkers local members have voted to ratify the new four-year contract that was tentatively agreed to between union leadership and BP negotiators, ending a three-month strike at BP's Whiting refinery.

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Pittsburgh Business Times, May 12, 2015

XTO Energy, a unit of ExxonMobil Corp., is looking to expand its natural gas processing facility in Butler County Pennsylvania.

AIM Programs: Incorporation of all the Disciplines that Impact the Integrity of Infrastructure and Equipment
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The goal of asset management is to effectively manage corporate assets in order to gain maximum value, profitability and returns, while safeguarding personnel, the community, and the environment. A true Asset Integrity Management program incorporates...