Posts Tagged ‘Riyaz Ali’

Selection Criteria in Compressor Anti-Surge Valves

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, August 18th, 2017. No comments yet
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Some of the most consistently popular posts here on the blog involve compressor anti-surge control. It’s a condition in centrifugal and axial compressors where a flow reversal condition can occur. Wikipedia defines centrifugal compressor surge as: …the point at which the compressor cannot add enough energy to overcome the system resistance or backpressure.[26] This causes […]

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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Safety Shutdown Valve Local Control Panel

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. No comments yet
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For process manufacturers and producers with safety shutdown applications, local control panels are often installed to provide visibility and control actions to operators locally out in the process area. Actions can be taken at these panels to initiate an emergency shutdown. I caught up with Emerson’s Riyaz Ali about how these local control panels work […]

Testing Valves in Safety Instrumented Functions

Posted in Controllers & Positioners, Safety on Friday, August 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems are a critical part of process manufacturers and producers overall process safety management in protecting personnel, environment, equipment, property, reputation and image. In an Offshore Engineer article, Safety Instrumented Function loop ‘final element’ problems and solutions, Emerson’s Riyaz Ali describes the importance and ways to test the final control elements in these […]

Separate versus Integral Final Element Accessories Questions

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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A post from a few years ago, Separate Versus Integral Final Element Accessories in Safety Applications, continues to generate some good questions. I thought I’d make these questions and associated answers more visible in today’s post. Here’s the first question: I understood the whole description, But while calculating PFDavg, We will have to add the […]