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Control Valves and IIoT

Posted in Final Control Element, Industrial IOT on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. One comment so far
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At the 2018 ARC Industry Forum, ARC Advisory Group’s Ralph Rio led a session, How OEMs improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT. The description for the session was: Using IIoT to monitor the equipment allows the OEM to identify an issue at their customer’s site before it affects the end user. Condition monitoring helps […]

Saving Project Timelines and Costs by Avoiding Control Valve Over-specification

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Control valves are a critical part of process manufacturing processes and require great care in selection and specification. But what if the specifications are too stringent impacting both cost and lead times? The costs and delays can have an impact on the overall performance of a capital project. In a Processing magazine article, How To […]

Control Valve Noise-Induced Vibration Solution

Posted in Final Control Element on Monday, December 18th, 2017. No comments yet
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A presentation from this past October’s Emerson Exchange conference on control valve vibration problems was recently published by ControlGlobal.com. The article, Ethanol plant learns why pipe cracks, describes the problem-solving path to address this situation. Emerson’s Shawn Anderson and Adin Mann joined in an ethanol energy producer’s presentation to share the story of how the […]

Reliable Control Valve Performance in Ethylene Production

Posted in Chemical, Final Control Element on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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Olefins, also known as alkenes, are unsaturated hydrocarbons, use to make many petrochemical products such as plastics. Olefin production, including ethylene, propylene and butadiene products, requires tight control for higher throughput, more energy efficient, and more reliable operations. In an article from The Chemical Engineer, Increasing Ethylene Conversion and Plant Reliability, Emerson’s Blake Coleman describes […]

Educational Video on Control Valve Cavitation

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines cavitation as: …the formation of vapour cavities in a liquid – i.e. small liquid-free zones (“bubbles” or “voids”) – that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid. It usually occurs when a liquid is subjected to rapid changes of pressure that cause the formation of cavities where the pressure is relatively […]