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Complete solution from one source: Bridging the gap between the piping and the instrumentation

Pressure gauges can be adapted to almost any process conditions with the help of valves and fittings, especially in critical application. The question...
Valve User Issue 48

Testing Fugitive Emissions Standards - which ones and why

Of the various methods and standards used for testing of valves for low fugitive emission application, which are most appropriate for your valves? Is ...
Valve User Issue 47

Using Position Transmitters on Automated Valves for Enhanced Plant Operational Efficiency & Safety

Over the past 30 years, globalisation, pressures on costs and the desire for greater efficiencies have led to a significant reduction in man...
Valve User Issue 45

The Challenges of Meeting International Oil & Gas Valve Sealing Requirements

NORSOK M710, NACE TM0297, ISO 10423 (API 6A) and similar testing standards provide general methods for qualifying manufacturers of elastomeric...
Valve User Issue 45

7 Steps to Help Achieve Functional Safety

Automated safety systems are increasingly being integrated around the world and across diverse industries – including process, household and c...
Valve User Issue 45

Pneumatic Systems as a Genuine Alternative: The importance of considering service life costs in water technology

When planning municipal water management systems, it is worthwhile to consider the service life costs. In addition to the purchase price, the follow-u...
Valve User Issue 45

Masterclass: Using Valves or Actuators in SIL Applications

Part 3: Modelling the reliability of the final element in the safety instrumented system An overview of what needs to be d...
Valve User Issue 45

Blackhall Engineering Refurbish & Re-manufacture 140-Year-Old Valve: Blackhall Engineering Ltd save critical valve from failure, in one of Yorkshire Water’s oldest reservoirs

Fewston Reservoir, originally built in the period between 1876 and 1879 is located in Washburn valley to the west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England. ...
Valve User Issue 45

Using Valves or Actuators in SIL Applications

This edition of Valve User Magazine continues with the second article in the series about using valves or actuators in SIL applications. The articles ...
Valve User Issue 44

Trends in Pneumatic Spring Return Valve Actuator Selection

The demands for safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility from the oil, gas and energy industries have significantly impacted the se...
Valve User Issue 44

Valve Corrosion - Why is this So Important when Considering The Choice of Valve Packings?

Corrosion is a huge problem in many industries around the world especially the oil and gas industry. Due to the use of dissimilar metals in valves, th...
Valve User Issue 44

An Approach to Maximizing Gas Distributor Operations with Smart Grid Management Systems

For years, electric utility companies, process plants and gas transmission companies have been experiencing the benefits of new technologies designed ...
Valve User Issue 43

Using valves or actuators in SIL applications

This edition of Valve User Magazine sees the first in a series of short articles about using valves or actuators in SIL applications. The arti...
Valve User Issue 43

Plants based on the Lego principle: modular automation is the answer to volatile markets in process industries

Shorter production runs and increasingly varied requirements from the same plant: these are the market demands which more and more process plant manuf...
Valve User Issue 43

Simple ways to save costs when selecting process valves for your application

How do you choose the best valve control solution for your process automation application? Kai Feller of industrial automation and control man...
Valve User Issue 42

Diaphragm Valves for Control Applications

Introduction An important regulating element of any control loop within a processing plant, the control valve works with other par...
Valve User Issue 41

Adding Value to the Motor: Operated Valve, Part 4: The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom.

In this, the last of our Masterclass articles we continue to look at how AUMA Actuators Ltd addresses the challenges of commoditisation in valve appli...
Valve User Issue 39

Adding Value to the Motor Operated Valve: Part 3

The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom.

In the thir...
Valve User Issue 38

Getting to Grips with HIPPS

Robert Walker, Director at Severn Glocon Group, urges a closer look at High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems Oil and gas production facilities...
Valve User Issue 37

Keep It Clean… Reduce Emissions from Aged Plant

In a time where industries are driven to improve safety, reduce emissions and to maximise on key assets, we are constantly surprised to learn that pre...
Valve User Issue 37

Winter 2019 // Issue 51
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