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More Sustainable Food and Beverage Production

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Food & Beverage on Monday, January 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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More sustainable manufacturing means different things for different industries. For many food & beverage manufacturers, achieving more sustainable production means reducing water usage, waste, and carbon emissions. Emerson’s Melissa Stiegler shared three ways technology has helped play a role in improved sustainability for food & beverage producers. These ways include more efficient clean-in-place (CIP) operations, […]

Driving More Sustainable Manufacturing

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Services, Consulting & Training on Monday, January 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) was held in Katowice, Poland, December 2-14. For many years, manufacturers have been on a path to drive more sustainable operations in reducing emissions and energy usage. As automation technology advances, it plays an increasing role as a strategic […]

Improving Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Friday, May 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Creating Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing, we described the advancement of this effect to create standards in this area. I joined Emerson’s Dr. Amr Gado and Calvin Deng as they presented this work in an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) technical track, Striving Toward Safety Excellence in Offshore and Subsea Environments. […]

Creating Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. No comments yet
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Globally, oil and gas producers seek ways to lower fugitive emissions for safety, environment and economic reasons. These are the unintended emissions of gases from pressurized parts of the production process. At the upcoming April 30-May 3 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Emerson’s Amr Gado and Calvin Deng will present a paper, Pressure Relief Valves […]

Fugitive Emissions Compliant Ball Valves

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. No comments yet
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In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Leak Detection and Repair, A Best Practices Guide. Here is how the EPA describes this guide. Leaking equipment, such as valves, pumps, and connectors, are a large source of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPs) The Leak Detection and Repair: […]