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Valves

HRSG water/steam sampling: Do it right or face potential consequences

ChemTreat, Inc.: Buecker, B.
Sentry Equipment Corp.: Powalisz, J.

Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.

The effects of highly corrosive fluids on valves and disasters that can be avoided

ValveMan: Welsford, G.

Some of the highly corrosive fluids in the oil and gas industry contain the following compounds: carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, chlorides and moisture.

Fouling in hydrogen recycle gas compressors

TurboTech Consulting Corp.: Zardynezhad, S.

Hydrogen recycle gas compressors are one of the most significant rotating equipment in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and upgraders.

Use a simple vapor equation for sizing two-phase pressure relief valves

Covestro: Kim, J. S.  |  Li, P.  |  Haines, R. J.
Bechtel: Lopez, J. P.

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect process equipment from the hazards of excessive over-pressure.

Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

The Thermo Scientific Delta Q isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) is a next-generation gas IRMS designed to enable detailed analysis with greater precision and accuracy.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Achieving the right installation torque with a virtual calculation

Rembe: Wegener, C.

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators.

Business Trends: Non-OEM parts—Buyer beware

Emerson: Boyle, B.

What is the harm in wearing a knock-off Rolex watch?

Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

In a continued effort to serve the corrosion industry, Carboline has launched CarboNext, a program to educate, connect, support and engage with the next generation of engineers and professionals.

Bringing treatments to a boil

Neptune: Fagan, T.  |  Wong, D.  |  Ester, E.

The function of a boiler is simple. It boils water to produce steam, which, in turn, provides energy.

Considerations for not providing a dedicated spare pressure-relief device

Samsung Engineering: Namilakonda, P. K.

Pressure-relief devices play a critical role in the hydrocarbon processing industry.