Valves

MOGAS to supply isolation valves from Hengli petchem complex

HOUSTON — MOGAS Industries, Inc. recently received contracts to supply severe service isolation valves to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co., Ltd for a new heavy oils construction project on ChangXing Island in Dalian City Liaoning, China.

Metso announces four new valve distribution agreements in India

Metso strengthens its presence in India with the signing of four non-exclusive distribution agreements for its valve products.

Does your control valve talk?

Almas, A., Palmela

Pneumatic operated control valves (POCVs) are consistently the most used control final element for process control across most industries—in some cases, they are also part of the safety instrumented systems (SISs) layer.

Metso signs distribution agreement with Process Control Equipment

Metso has signed a distribution agreement for its valve products with Process Control Equipment (PCE) to cover UK, Benelux and Spain. Under the non-exclusive agreement, PCE will add to its current portfolio of Metso's Neles and Jamesbury product families for all process industries in all countries. PCE has been distributing Metso's Jamesbury valves in the UK since 2012.

Velan launches the Securaseal R-series cast

HOUSTON, TX — Velan introduced the all new Securaseal R-series cast metal-seated ball valve at Valve World Expo in Houston, Texas. The new R-series cast product line leverages Velan’s extensive severe service technology and places it in an optimized package suitable for most processes with fluid slurries and high temperatures, the company said in a press release.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Siemens has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cyber security project.

Digital: Transitioning from the spreadsheet to the Cloud

Renick, J., GE Digital

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to create a $225-B market by 2020, opening new opportunities for industrial organizations related to data and asset management.

Equipment critical analysis: The need for an effective maintenance program

Zardynezhad, S., Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd.

Oil refineries and large petrochemical plants contain thousands of pieces of process and utilities equipment that are subject to wear, erosion, deterioration, aging, etc., resulting in increasing breakdowns and outages. Imagine being a maintenance engineer and receiving 50 work orders during an overhaul with a limited budget, time, labor, spare parts, tools, machines, etc. How does that engineer prioritize the work?

Editorial Comment: Maintenance—a value-added expense

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing tackles one of the most integral aspects of the downstream industry (or any industry, for that matter): maintenance and reliability. These two terms go hand-in-hand and help to ensure efficient and safe operations.

AMPO Poyam Valves completes construction of new manufacturing facility in India

IDIAZABAL, Spain -- AMPO Poyam Valves has completed construction of their new valve manufacturing plant in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India) in order to accommodate AMPO’s expanding capabilities.