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Valves

Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds

Emerson: Lindhjem, E.

The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.

Process control in the process industry

Contributing Author: Sharma, A.

In this age of automation, process control in the process industries is essential.

Calculate realistic control valve pressure drop by rules-of-thumb method

Sazeh Engineering Consultants: Kalatjari, H. R.  |  Hashemi, M.

Pressure drop is defined as the difference in pressure between two points of a fluid-carrying network.

C3, splitter revamp case study emphasizes importance of balancing in four-pass trays to achieve separation efficiency and capacity

Sulzer Chemtech USA, Inc.: Krishnamoorthy, S.  |  Summers, D. R.
Sulzer Chemtech Middle East W.L.L.: Kale, V.
Saudi Kayan, SABIC: Shahare, D.  |  Khawdah, M. A.

The C<sub>3</sub> splitter in an olefins plant is one of the most important and critical pieces of equipment: it separates polymer-grade propylene from propane.

Added benefits of control-valve environmental packing

Emerson: McMahon, T.

Packing selection used to be a straightforward task that played a small part in a valve specification process that was much more involved.

Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Rockwell Automation has reinforced new capabilities in emulation and support with its first expansion of FactoryTalk® Logix Echo.

Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

For organizations to secure their operations and reduce cyber threats, a successful cybersecurity strategy requires solutions to secure endpoints—any device that is connected to a network outside of its firewall, including laptops, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), switches, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and more.

Real-time monitoring of creep damage for fired equipment tubes, employing advanced web platforms

ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Co.: Lindblade, M.  |  Ray, C.  |  Lee, H. S.

Within the petrochemical industry, fired heater tubes and boilers experience high tube metal temperatures (TMTs) for extended periods of time.

Variable-speed pumps and minimum flow control valves: Design and implementation

Dialog E&C Sdn Bhd: Lemmers, S. P. B.  |  Hau, Y. F.  |  Tan, P. C.

Within hydrocarbon storage terminals, product pumps are the most vital rotating equipment for terminal operations and maintenance.

Business Trends: Optimize pump systems to save electrical energy

British Pump Manufacturer’s Association Ltd. (BPMA): Schofield, S.

Given the global rise in energy costs, there has never been a better time to review and assess the efficiency of pumping systems—whatever their size, complexity or sphere of operation.