Valves

Maintaining gas system accuracy and reliability through calibration

Dickerson, D., AURA Gas Controls

In the process industries, laser-based analytical techniques have emerged as a popular method of examining process line samples because of their high level of durability, fast response time and minimal maintenance requirements.

Managing the recovery from the Jaipur oil terminal fire

Dutta, H., Oil Industry Safety Directorate

In October 2009, a devastating fire at the oil terminal in Jaipur, India, killed 11 people, injured many more and incurred a significant financial loss.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

HP People

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Wood Group Mustang has appointed Elaine Lisenbe to the position of chief financial officer (CFO), and Valencia Amenson to VP of human resources.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

Wetted surface area calculations for fire-relief sizing in ASME pressure vessels

Firoozi, B., Fluor

Although individual operating facilities take many steps to protect plants from fire, pressure vessels within a fire zone must be protected by a pressure safety valve (PSV). Proper calculation of the vessel’s wetted surface area is a crucial step in properly sizing a PSV.

Protect tanks with pilot-operated vent valves

Labhasetwar, S. G., Engineers Australia

A number of devices are available for protecting low-pressure American Petroleum Institute (API) tanks against overpressurization. A case study demonstrates the need for the designer to analyze the en..

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

HP New Developments

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEO Monitors’ mid-infrared (IR) sensors will help global industries better control emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.

HP New Developments

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Aspen Technology’s aspenONE Engineering and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain Version 8.8 software was developed for firms in the oil, gas, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other process industries.