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Understanding the need for additional training to close the skills gap in the oil and gas industry

January 24 is celebrated as the International Day of Education to highlight of the role of education in promoting world peace and development. While this day emphasizes the need for equitable, quality learning for all, it also carries an important message for the industry in general.

This blog article discusses why employee training is important for the oil and gas industry. It also shows what causes the existing skills gap, how this gap can be bridged and the challenges of retraining employees. It emphasizes the importance of ongoing training for engineers, maintenance personnel & operators in the industry with a view to taking advantage of the latest technological advancements.

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Hydrogen valves and typical application challenges

Modern hydrogen applications demand durable valves. Beside the challenges with the media hydrogen they also often have to operate reliably under high pressure or at extremely low temperatures. There are some challenges that the industries have to face. In this blog article, we describe relevant key data on hydrogen, hydrogen applications and hydrogen valves.

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4 most important mechanical isolation methods of process piping & equipment

Positive isolation is the isolation of process piping, equipment, or vessels from hazardous materials such that it is impossible for the material to enter the work area. Positive isolation must remove all risk of accidental reconnection to the source of the hazard due to equipment failure or operator error. There are several methods of achieving positive isolation some of which are discussed below.

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