If you’ve been paying attention to the oil industry at all for the last five or six years then you’ve undoubtedly heard about tar sands or oil sands. While it’s recently become economically viable to extract this form of oil for use in place of standard crude, there are still a lot of questions to … Read more about What Are Tar Sands?
Transformer oil. Insulating oil. Whatever you call it, this high temperature, high resistance oil is used in many of the things which keep our modern world afloat. Knowing is half the battle, of course, so let’s dive in and talk about what this oil does and how it’s made and graded.Knowledge is … Read more about Transformer Oil and You
Wind energy is one of the most exciting things on the planet and along with solar is one of the most promising technologies which sits on our horizon. For the lay person, however, it’s hard to get the straight wind energy facts.Is it a viable technology? Is its use intended to be supplemental or as … Read more about A New Wind Blows: Is Wind Energy Viable?
Nuclear energy is one of the most controversial topics in the world at current. There’s both risk and reward associated with this powerful source of energy.The real question is whether disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima should be enough to divert us entirely from the nuclear option when it comes … Read more about The Ins and Outs of Nuclear Energy
Geothermal energy has some serious implications for the future of power generation. As a long-term solution to our world’s energy problems it promises a great solution: clean energy in a renewable fashion, using only the heat of our planet. Quick Navigation Harnessing Geothermal EnergyThe Pros of … Read more about Inner Earth Power: The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy
Throughout the world, the kinetic energy of tidal movements beats on the shores. With estimates ranging as high as 1,400TWh of power generation, it seems surprising that no one has yet seen fit to harness the energy of the waves for electrical generation. Quick Navigation How Does Tidal Energy … Read more about Breaking Waves: The Pros and Cons of Tidal Energy
For many people, the only thing that they know about synthetic oil is that it’s a lot more expensive than the regular stuff. There’s a big reason for that, which we’ll get into later, but knowing what you’re using isn’t just wise: it’s pretty much necessary in the modern world. Quick … Read more about What is Synthetic Oil?
Hydraulic oils are incredibly important to the majority of modern industrial machinery. Hydraulics allows for incredible force to be transferred via the “compression” of fluids, transferring incredible amounts of force to other parts of the system. Quick Navigation A Brief Word About HydraulicsAn … Read more about Understanding Hydraulic Oil
There’s a lot of contention in automotive circles about synthetic and conventional oils. While some hold that the older stuff is better, or at least better in older cars, the proponents of synthetic oil are adamant that it’s the good stuff. It’s a rather complex subject, with a lot of different … Read more about Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil-Debate for the Ages
Synthetic oil is often touted as needing less frequent oil changes, and while many modern engines actually recommend using it, those of us with older vehicles are often left mystified as to just how often we need a change. Quick Navigation Debunking the 3,000 Mile MythModern Vehicles and Oil Change … Read more about How Often to Change Synthetic Oil
Synthetic oil is something that not many people know about, other than the seemingly overpriced stuff pushed on them by people behind the counter in automotive shops around the world.The question for end consumers seem to be endless. What’s the difference? Is the price increase worth it? Is it … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Synthetic Oil
Gears make the world go round, but without lubricants they’d exist only in passing. Whether in heavy industrial machinery or in the crankcase of your vehicle, these oils allow gears to slide along smoothly by preventing surface friction from wearing them down. Quick Navigation Where is Gear Oil … Read more about A Quick and Dirty Guide to Gear Oil
Ozone depletion is one of the hot button issues of environmentalism and has caused massive changes in the way we do things over the last fifty years.The biggest problem is that for many people, ozone depletion is something of a buzzword: it makes for a good soundbite although few people actually … Read more about A Hot Button Issue: Discussing the Causes of Ozone Depletion
One of the leading trends in energy production is bioenergy. Unfortunately, many people don’t quite understand what is meant by it or understand the various advantages and disadvantages inherent to the process.While the world is quite reliant on fossil fuels, many places either use or are beginning … Read more about Old Methods, New Techniques: What is Biomass Energy?
While solar and wind tend to get the vast majority of the attention, there are a number of different power sources out there which can be utilized while eschewing fossil fuels. Each of them comes, naturally, with their own advantages and disadvantages making them most suitable for different … Read more about Dam It Up: The Pros and Cons of Hydroelectric Power
Fossil fuels get a bad rap, and in many cases, it’s deserved. They definitely aren’t the worst thing to happen to humanity, however, and their usage has made much of the modern world possible. Quick Navigation The Facts: So What is a Fossil Fuel?The Advantage of Fossil FuelsThe Disadvantages of … Read more about The Truth About Oil: Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels
Recondoil is going to be at the International Trade Fair for Sewage Technology this year, the major biennial trade show for water, sewage, and raw material waste management. From their relatively humble beginnings, this fair has gone from a small grouping and tight focus to a massive event. Come … Read more about Recondoil Will Be At IFAT 2018
Built from the ground up in order to assist with Ragn-Sells oil recovery operations, Recondoil’s technology has once again proven itself in the field.The industrial plant was constructed using ROCCO Slop technology, which is applicable to large, industrial platforms in a dedicated manner. Quick … Read more about Continued Success With Oil Recovery at Ragn-Sells
Circular economies are, by their very nature, much greener than their linear counterparts. When it comes to the oil industry, one of the leading generators of carbon dioxide in the world, it becomes even more important to attempt to close this loop. Fortunately, there are answers out there which can … Read more about Circular Economy of Oil – The Definition
MARPOL 73/78 was an international convention which was intended to bring about a serious change in the way that marine pollution was handled. MARPOL, a contraction of marine pollution, is one of the most serious protections put into place over our oceans and the ramifications of the convention are … Read more about Ocean Pollution and Waste Management Practices
Oil raises many environmental concerns, but one of the most drastic consequences of the industry is the production of spills. Not only are these unsightly, they also have a serious and lasting effect on the environment. Indeed, even the oil recovered after such a spill is problematic to re-use due … Read more about Facing the Inevitable: How Do Oil Spills Happen?
While oil is an essential factor of modern industry, to the point it’s nearly ubiquitous in the objects and machines we use daily, it also contributes to many environmental problems. These problems arise from both the production of new oil and the processes which must be used to manage waste oils … Read more about Oil: the Cause of Many Current Environmental Problems
The greenhouse effect is one of the leading causes of global climate change, but most people have only heard about it through the news. Instead of simply assuming, with a little bit of illustration the effect itself and the causes are clearly demonstrable without much difficulty to the layman if … Read more about What Causes the Greenhouse Effect?