Blume, Adrienne

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

Editorial Comment: Corrosion prevention is a necessary cost

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Corrosion is a major maintenance and reliability concern because it has the potential to impact not only plant operations and costs, but also the environment and worker health and safety.

Innovations

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In a market with reduced capital investment budgets, revamps and upgrades are becoming increasingly prevalent to extend asset service life.

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Pepperl+Fuchs’ VisuNet RM Shell 4.0 remote monitor firmware for industrial thin client work stations offers significant enhancements through an optimized touchscreen user interface, advanced security features, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and plug-and-play startup capabilities.

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The FM-approved FireChek thermal shutoff valve with resettable memory shape alloy can now be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135°F, 150°F or 165°F.

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Ingersoll Rand debuted its TURBO-AIR NX 8000 integrally geared centrifugal compressor at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia show in Houston, Texas in September.

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EGC Critical Components has announced its dures brand of materials, a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites developed specifically for the manufacture of bushings, bearings and wear rings in pumps handling a wide range of liquids, including those that contain solid matter.

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New valve offers zero leakagePentair Valves and Controls has expanded its Vanessa triple offset valves (TOVs) product line with the launch of the Series 30-RS.

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Endress+Hauser’s Loading Metering Skid (LMS) is a solution for the custody transfer of light hydrocarbons—including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and marine gas—to and from tanker trucks, railcars and ships.

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What's new in HPI innovations

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Air Liquide will build the world’s largest air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa. An essential component of the 5,000-metric-ton-per-day ASU will be the AIRMAX compressor solution from MAN Diesel and Turbo, which will be the largest-dimension compressor constructed to date.