Frac and produced waters from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays continue to be a hot topic throughout the Oil & Gas industry as well as with citizens throughout the Tri-state area. As recently as May 2013, news from Ohio suggests law makers are considering banning frac and produced waters into deep injection wells. While [...]
It doesn’t matter if you work in engineering, finance, manufacturing, education, or healthcare. My bet is that if you live or work in Pittsburgh, the coffee pot chatter this morning included tonight’s NHL playoff game of the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the New York Islanders. Did you know hockey and engineering have some characteristics in common? [...]
Venture’s Las Vegas Office Assists MolyCorp’s Rare Earth Metals Mining Facility in Mountain Pass, Calif.
The Las Vegas Office of Venture Engineering & Construction continues to grow the company’s presence in the mining industry out in the western areas of the United States. About 100 miles southwest of the Las Vegas Office is a site in Mountain Pass, Calif., owned by MolyCorp who is planning to invest an estimated $532 [...]
Process engineering best practices should include asking the question “what if?” The process design seems fairly well oriented once the model has been made, the material balance and process flows are established, and the first pass at a general arrangement has been made. When sizing the vendor equipment, a process engineering consultant will work with [...]
Venture Engineering & Construction entered the Business Times’ Social Madness Contest. THe Top 8 for each region will advance onto the National Competition for social media growth. Voting is simple! Vote for us on the Social Madness website, then “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on LinkedIn. Our goal is to show that businesses [...]
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a computer-based numerical flow model originally developed for the aerospace industry. With CFD software, the three-dimensional behavior of air and fluid flow, as well as heat and mass transfer, can be clearly visualized. Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations provide in-depth analysis of fluid flow characteristics, and physical and chemical processes such [...]
California is considering the removal of legislative barriers prohibiting Landfill Gas (LFG), or Biogas, from being introduced into the state’s natural gas pipelines. Such issues are central to the LFG community’s efforts for continued growth. For some projects, the economics in play with developing LFG to High BTU gas may depend on this type of [...]
Competition is a wonderful thing. In its purest sense it makes engineers better. What offends me is how competitive instincts unrestrained by a moral compass can have outcomes so at odds with performance. I refer to this aspect of our profession the witch-hunt. TheFreeDictionary.com defines a witch-hunt as “an investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover [...]
The end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching and capital budget plans for next year are due. Operations, Engineering and Maintenance have ideas of where funds can best be utilized, but day-to-day requirements only allow them to develop rough cost numbers and schedule durations based on “similar” projects from years ago. The project gets [...]
Venture Engineering & Construction is ranked the Number 1 Fastest-Growing Environmental/Engineering/Energy Company in Pittsburgh for the 2nd year! The Pittsburgh Business Times will be continuing to add information about the awards here.