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Increase polymerization process efficiency with reliable valves
Petrochemicals have seen tremendous growth in the last decades and many studies suggest that there will be an increasing focus on petrochemicals in the future as well. While the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the demand in the industry, it also saw a surge in the usage of polymers for example in the medical and packaging industry. Demand for masks, personal protective equipment’s, etc. increased while demand in e-commerce and many people preferring packed foods increased demand in the packaging industry.
How to improve valve service life in Catalyst Cracking Units
A catalyst, by definition, is a substance that enhances a chemical reaction. In the refining industry, catalysts are extensively used in many upgrading processes. One common upgrading process in refineries is the Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit (FCC) unit, which converts heavier distillation cuts into lighter, more profitable products, such as gasoline. This unit has many severe service valve applications that require special attention to design and material selection.
Boosting performance with real-time data and diagnostics
Why would you base process- and business-critical maintenance decisions on guesses and estimates when you could have accurate real-time data? Neles solutions such as Valve online signature and Expertune PlantTriage let you monitor the performance of your entire plant as well as individual control valves under real process conditions, and in real time.
3 steps to assure your plant is safe with ESD valves
An emergency shutdown (ESD) valve is part of a safety instrumented system (SIS) and normally refers to all types of safety system valves. Much confusion still exists when it comes to what should be considered with these valves to make a plant safe.
Your one-stop shop for control valves
What do you look for in a control valve supplier? When it comes to control valve requirements no two are ever the same. It is not just the pressure and temperature of the process or the required controllability, but also issues such as the need to prevent cavitation, to control noise, to keep within emission limits, etc. This means selecting a control valve always requires due care and attention.
Are you in control of your polymer production?
For efficient and safe plastics production, a polymerization unit relies on numerous control and on-off valves. It’s vital to know you can count on those valves to do their job at all times. The selection of the right valve for each step requires careful consideration. And every detail matters when it comes to running a reliable, profitable plant.
Time to turn it down
Steven Hocurscak explores solutions to reduce noise and vibration for increased safety in operations.