Posts Tagged ‘valve automation’

Optimizing Terminal Product Movement Operations

Posted in Event, Oil & Gas, Refining on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. One comment so far
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As liquid hydrocarbons flow through the supply chain, managing their movements, particularly from storage tanks to other destinations, requires tracking to make sure the volumes, qualities and ownership transfers are properly verified and recorded. Beyond the commercial side of the operation, getting the right flows from the right tanks to the right transports or other […]

Critical Safety Shutdown Valve Actuators for United Kingdom

Posted in Actuator, Oil & Gas on Friday, February 7th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Imagine 30% of a country’s energy supply relying on two safety shutdown valves to flow natural gas and liquid condensate safely from offshore oil & gas production platforms to an onshore processing facility. It’s critical that the valve actuators reliably perform their function to close the valves when a shutdown command is issued by the […]

Valve Actuators for Reliable Delayed Coker Operations

Posted in Refining on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Many of the units in a refinery operate under harsh conditions. Perhaps one of the harshest is the delayed coker unit. At the time of writing this post, Wikipedia defines this unit: A delayed coker is a type of coker whose process consists of heating a residual oil feed to its thermal cracking temperature in […]

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 […]