Posts Tagged ‘Michael Calaway’

Managing Storage Tank Pressure and Overfill Prevention

Posted in Safety on Friday, May 25th, 2018. No comments yet
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Across the energy supply chain bulk petroleum storage terminals play an important role in managing supply and demand. A critical safety function is to prevent an overfill condition in each of the storage tanks. Another critical function is to manage the pressure inside the tank to avoid overpressure or vacuum conditions that could damage the […]

Bulk Liquids Storage Pressure Control and Overfill Prevention

Posted in Event, Tank Gauging, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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You only have to watch accident investigation videos such as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Filling Blind video to understand the importance of pressure control and overfill prevention strategies for storage tanks in oil & gas liquids production, refining and distribution of petroleum products. This is precisely the subject of the next webinar in the […]

Position Feedback for Refinery Manually Operated Valves

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons on Monday, October 5th, 2015. No comments yet
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Sometimes a good discussion occurs among experts in a collaboration application within the Emerson firewall. Today’s post is an example. Emerson’s Jonas Berge was asking the global community of consultants and interested parties in refining about the manually operated valves in tank farms. He was seeking information on which ones operators would like to see […]

Working Monitor Pressure Regulators in Fuel Gas Pressure Control

Posted in Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Fuel gas drives the boilers, fired heaters, generators, compressors and more in many process manufacturing and production operations. Accurately controlling fuel gas pressure is important for optimum combustion and overall energy efficiency. I received a draft of an Emerson Exchange Denver conference presentation by Dow’s Tony Dafft, Ryan Baker with Emerson local business partner, Puffer-Sweiven, […]

Interactive Demonstration of Pressure Regulators in Action

Posted in Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Friday, March 27th, 2015. No comments yet
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Controlling the pressure levels is one of the challenges many instrumentation and automation engineers face. Pressure regulators are often used for this task, since they are self-regulating and don’t require a control loop connected to the plant distributed control system (DCS). I saw this post, Pressure Regulator Animations by Emerson’s Michael Calaway in the Emerson […]