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Plan your shutdown well to ensure plant reliability
To ensure reliability and uptime until next planned shutdown is a common challenge for plant managers. We all know that shutdowns are complex events requiring specialized planning and efficient execution. So how can we ensure planning is done efficiently?
Non-lubricating mediums for valves? Not a problem!
The world is moving toward cleaner fuels and environment-friendly energy sources. In recent years, this shift to a more conscientious attitude toward the environment has become a trend in industry, creating more challenges for all of us.
We make customer service up close and personal
Reliability is a core element of what we as a valves partner want to provide. Being close to our pulp and paper customers and having an in-depth understanding of their production processes is a prerequisite for good service. As a Resident engineer at a customer mill, I have a unique point of view in terms of customer proximity and understanding.
Safe offshore production – part 3: processing information
There are efficient technologies available which can optimize the plant shutdown time as well optimize the needed visits in the platforms. Real time condition monitoring, using open technology asset management tools and analyzing the condition monitoring information works very efficient way and the following examples describes better this idea.
Fugitive emission standards – remedy or futility?
Plant owners are being forced to spend more time and money to stay in compliance with the lower emission mandates. Several reports state that 50 to 60% of emissions
from a plant are attributed to external leakage from valves.
At the heart of the GTL process
GTL technology involves conversion of methane to high molecular weight hydrocarbons from LPG to waxy paraffins. The process itself consists of mainly 3 steps, syngas production through steam reforming or partial oxidation, liquid production through Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) reactions with cobalt or iron-based catalyst followed by product updgrading through mild hydrocracking to convert high molecular weight waxes to LPG, naphta and diesel.
Reduce that process gas overpressure – and do it safely
Does your oil & gas processing facility include risk scenarios involving overheating due to fire, exothermic or runaway process reactions? Are you concerned that your process vessel metal temperatures can reach a level where stress ruptur can occur? Do you need more risk reduction than what a pressure relief valve can provide to depressurize your process vessel? If the answer is yes, please read further.