Archive for the ‘Final Control Element’ Category

Safety Instrumented Function Valve Selection

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Friday, July 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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Valves are critical components inside of safety instrumented functions (SIFs) since they do the work of touching the process flows to bring the plant to a safe state in the event of a safety demand. In a Valve magazine article, How Valve Selection Can Impact SIS in Refining Applications, Emerson’s Janine McCormick describes the important […]

Managing Natural Gas Distribution Networks Pressure and Flow Rates

Posted in Regulator on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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The role of natural gas in the global energy mix continues to expand as it displaces coal and nuclear power as a baseload source of energy for electrical power generation. It is also an energy source for heating and cooking in many homes. Emerson’s Sergio Pasquali describes the role of smart skids in the natural […]

Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing

Posted in Regulator on Friday, June 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Earlier this week, the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference convened in Houston, Texas. This gathering provides an opportunity for flow control industry professionals to share experiences, insights and to collaborate to resolve common challenges. Emerson’s Dr. Amr Gado, D. Emile Tezzo, and Calvin Deng prepared a presentation, Pressure Relief Valves Fugitive Emissions Testing which […]

Reducing Storage Tank Thief Hatch Emissions

Posted in Oil & Gas, Regulator on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Regulations on emissions for process manufacturers and producers have continued to grow ever stringent. Storage tanks in oil and gas production sites account for a sizable percentage of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. To address these regulations, you may have seen last week’s news, New ultra-tight thief hatch reduces storage tank emissions, conserves tank contents. […]

5 Questions for Digital Valve Controller and Safety Expert Riyaz Ali

Posted in Controllers & Positioners, Safety on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Let’s continue our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast series with our guest, Riyaz Ali. You may recall Riyaz from numerous posts about digital valve controllers and final control elements in safety instrumented system applications. He has almost 40 years’ experience in process control instrumentation and holds numerous patents related to use of digital […]

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