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Valve Actuators for Safety Shutdown and Small Applications

Posted in Actuator on Friday, January 16th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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One of the world’s leading spots to learn about new developments in industrial valves, valve actuators and fittings is the Valve World Expo. This event was held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. During this event, Emerson launched two new products: the Bettis EHO Electro Hydraulic Actuator and the Bettis TEC2 Electric Actuator with Model 500. […]

Differences in Fire & Gas Systems and Emergency Shutdown Systems

Posted in Oil & Gas, Safety on Friday, February 4th, 2011. 3 comments so far
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As we thaw out from this morning’s ice and snow here in Austin, Texas, Mike Boudreaux was kind enough to send me his thoughts on a fire & gas system presentation by Emerson’s Raphael Lachmann. Raphael, whom you may recall from an earlier marine and offshore safety post, is an SIS implementation manager for the […]

Staying on Schedule through Diagnostic Detection

Posted in Refining, Safety on Friday, December 10th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s David Sheppard, a certified functional safety expert, passed along a great story of a recent refinery incinerator startup. Over the course of a week, the incinerator was taken down so that the emergency shutdown system (ESD) and process control-related instruments could be cut over. By the end of the week, the loop tests were […]

Addressing Safety Valve Opening Times with Partial Stroke Tests

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. No comments yet
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A question came into the ISA’s Safety email list concerning the use of valve positioners in partial stroke tests for valves used in safety shutdown applications. The person asking the question wrote: I was informed that PST using positioner such as the Fisher/Emerson has got problem when first opening the valve because the CV value […]

Modular Safety for Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Production

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Safety on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Wim van Loon and Rafael Lachmann presented Modular Safety Concept (MSC) for Marine & Offshore projects and the Value Proposition at Emerson Exchange. Their abstract: The current demands from the Marine and Offshore industry require low CAPEX, high amount of flexibility and increasingly faster execution of projects. Emerson offers the Modular Safety Concept as […]