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Helping to Ensure Slurry Pipeline Shutdown in Emergency Situations

Posted in Final Control Element, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 9th, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Mike McQuade, a member of the Valve Automation business unit, describes the process of storing hydraulic energy for slurry pipeline shutdowns. Slurry pipelines are found in mining operations where ore is mixed with water and pumped from the mining area to the processing area. Extended slurry pipeline runs need to be protected from total […]

Hydraulic Partial Stroke and Diagnostics on Emergency Shutdown Valves

Posted in Final Control Element, Oil & Gas, Subsea on Friday, January 21st, 2011. No comments yet
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I’ve discussed partial stroke testing (PST) as a diagnostic for the health of a valve in many posts over the years. These posts describe flow applications found in most process manufacturing facilities. But what about high-pressure and hydraulic applications including subsea wells and natural gas pipelines? I came across an internal article written by Emerson’s […]