Valves

Digital: Looking to boost safety? Reliable operations are the key

Carugo, M., Emerson Automation Solutions

Equipment failures are the thorn in every industrial plant’s side.

Digital: Maximize return on capital investment with predictive maintenance

Oil and gas professionals are well aware of the pressures companies face in the market.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Using valve diagnostics at startup to save time and money

Early detection of valve problems with diagnostics prevents small issues from escalating into major incidents when production starts.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code.

How the “LLF” condition monitoring technique can improve manufactured product profitability

Das, S., Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco)

Technological advances have allowed predictive maintenance (i.e., condition-based maintenance) to overtake preventive maintenance in plant operations. “Look, listen and feel (LLF)” is a condition monitoring technique that improves the reliability of equipment and machinery in manifolds.

Migrating from Fortran to ISA S-88

Ford, J., Kolluri, T., Bozeman, J., MAVERICK Technologies

A major refiner operates two catalytic reforming units for gasoline octane improvement and aromatics production in Texas. In each of these units, five reactors filled with catalyst are operated continuously in series to reform paraffinic hydrocarbons in the presence of hydrogen (H2). During this process, some byproduct coke is unavoidably produced and deposits on the catalyst, which leads to gradual catalyst deactivation.

Metso receives major oil and gas valve orders from Chinese petchem customers

Metso has received four major valve orders for the oil and gas industry from Chinese petrochemical customers.

Redesign, simplify and demonstrate facts

Vila Forteza, M., Repsol SA

The Petronor oil refinery is located in northeastern Spain. Recently, the facility converted its last rolling element-equipped machine from liquid oil lubrication to pure (“dry-sump”) oil mist.

Metso awarded distribution agreement with Croatia-based Eco Consult

Metso is expanding the coverage of its flow control solutions with a distribution agreement with the Croatia-based company Eco Consult d.o.o. The agreement was signed in 2017, and orders have already been placed for refinery and geothermal projects.