In an Oilfield Technology article, Switching on to Electric Control Valves’ Potential (pp. 54-59), Emerson’s Scott Losing and Andrew Prusha describe how electric valve actuators have advanced to replace pneumatic actuators driven by natural gas.
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In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Improving safety shutdown valve reliability, Emerson’s Stanley Amirthasamy and Lura Parrent share ways to improve the reliability of final elements when they are safety valves. They open noting how safety valves are used to bring a process to a safe state.
Andy Coxall joins podcast host Jim Cahill to discuss the challenges in tailings management, the problems with valves not suited for this severe-service application, and why severe-service knife gate valve technology such as the Clarkson KS1 is the best choice for these challenging slurry applications.
This video provides an overview of the principle of operation for Bettis Electro-Hydraulic Operator (EHO). These self-contained actuators are designed to actuate quarter-turn valves to provide fail-safe actuation for Emergency Shut Down (ESD) valves.
In a Process Instrumentation article, Smart valves and pneumatics improve plant performance from the asset up, Emerson’s Jason Maderic and Gabe Boltniew share how connectivity technologies enable greater continuous monitoring to drive safety, reliability and optimization performance.
Rotary vane actuators are often used for automated pipeline valves and other critical ball and plug valve applications. This quick 2:44 YouTube video, Shafer Rotary Vane Schematic Overview, provides an overview of how these actuators work.
Emerson’s Knut Riegel joins podcast host Jim Cahill in this Emerson Automation Experts podcast to discuss motor operated valves and the information that can be extracted to improve performance.
In a Plant Engineering article, Advanced valve diagnostics drive savings, Jordan Mandernach and Emerson’s Brent Baker teamed up to share these diagnostics in digital valve positioners can help drive safety, reliability and efficiency improvements in the process.
In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Sound Suppression, Emerson’s Bill Flowers shares ways to reduce high noise conditions caused by control valves and surrounding piping.
Three new short, YouTube videos are part of the Control Valves Basics playlist which also has quite a number of other videos to quickly ramp you up the learning curve on basic knowledge of control valves.
With the hydrogen demand growing globally, some challenges are arising across the supply chain to move it from production to consumption. One opportunity is blending a percentage hydrogen into the existing pipeline infrastructure. Rossella Mimmi and Attilio Lepore address the challenges of blending hydrogen into the existing pipelines such as leakage and embrittlement.
Aurélien Tissot joins podcast host Jim Cahill in this Emerson Automation Experts podcast to discuss the topic of emissions and the technology opportunities for manufacturers and producers.
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