Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters

Chemical engineers testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines while maintaining performance are getting help from a summer staple: Tiki torches. A team of engineers at the University of Notre Dame is using the backyard torches as part of an effort to mimic the soot oxidation process in a diesel engine – when soot in diesel exhaust collects in …

Pipeline Security: New Technology For Today’s Demanding Environment

The protection of oil, gas and refined product pipelines against sabotage, illegal tapping and terrorist action, combined with the detection of leaks and in-line equipment failure, is a high priority in all countries, but has been notoriously difficult to achieve. Oil and gas installations are critical infrastructure of high importance and value. If a pipeline is damaged, significant revenues will …

Homeland Signs for Sixth Damen Patrol Vessel

Nigerian-based Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel. The vessel marks another collaboration between the companies, who have been in cooperation since Damen delivered Homeland’s first 3307 Patrol Vessel in 2014. The vessel named, Guardian 6, will join its sister vessels in the Gulf of Guinea providing security services to oil majors operating …

Exobot Android Malware Targets Banking Apps

Android users have been warned about another Exobot banking malware source code (v. 2.5) that was leaked online. It was first detected in May 2018 and has been dubbed “Trump Edition.” The leak is expected to result in a surge of malicious Android apps given that the malware source code is now available in dark web hacking forums, according to …