Valves, Actuators & Regulators

Airset Regulators: Understanding a Critical but Often Overlooked Link in Safety Systems

Airset Regulators: Understanding a Critical but Often Overlooked Link in Safety Systems

Engineers who design safety systems are always mindful of a few basic truths: Anything can fail, so there should always be a backup. And sometimes, backups need backups. Looking at how this concept applies to pneumatically operated emergency shutdown (ESD) valves, and other similar on/off valves, is the main topic of Emerson’s Jeff Welch’s article in the November 2020 issue of Chemical Engineering.

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End of Life Expectancy for Final Control Elements in Safety and Control Systems

End of Life Expectancy for Final Control Elements in Safety and Control Systems

To summarize, mechanical equipment such as shutdown valves, control valves, actuators, and accessories such as positioners are designed keeping in mind a plant’s life of around 25 years. Though you may not find any written or stated document from any supplier or manufacturers since mechanical deterioration depends on many parameters like internal process-related conditions or external environmental conditions, operating media (air, hydraulic fluid, etc.), proper care exercised during application selection & sizing, and more.

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Valve Monitoring: One Way to Realize Real Value from Digital Transformation

Valve Monitoring: One Way to Realize Real Value from Digital Transformation

New technologies that are truly different often depend on a “killer app” to convince users to take the leap. For the Internet early on, it was email. Suddenly being able to communicate near instantaneously in writing provided visible value people could latch on to, and the rest is history. For industrial users, digital transformation has been similar. How and why it has been adopted in many locations is the topic of Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo’s article in the October issue of Control.

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Reducing Manual Valve Lineup Mistakes Podcast

Reducing Manual Valve Lineup Mistakes Podcast

In this storage terminal safety podcast, we are joined by Emerson’s Kurtis Jensen to discuss specific technologies that provide the highest level of reliability and safety. These technologies enable technicians, users and operators to detect issues and monitor for correct valve positions with and reduce the number of times they need to send staff into hazardous locations.

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