Oil and Gas

Submitted by Peter Jessee || Valin Corporation
Isolation Valves

Industrial process plants are complex facilities with thousands of components that play a role in the operation of the plant. Not all these components hold the same consequences if they are improperly selected or if they fail to perform their designed function.

Submitted by Ryan Kraus || Valin Corporation
Circulation Heaters: What You Need to Know

We’re always seeing questions about circulation heaters. Specifically, given the abundance of different models and types, customers want to know which works best for their application.

Submitted by Jon Monsen Ph.D., PE || Valin Corporation
Simple Excel Worksheet Predicts Control Valve Aerodynamic Noise

Recently an article was published that presented an easily constructed Excel sheet that estimates hydrodynamic noise in control valves1. A number of people have asked me if there is something similar for aerodynamic noise. 

Parker Instrumentation and Hydrogen Solution | Parker Hannifin

Hydrogen is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many businesses looking to reduce emissions. Parker's H2 range includes products suited to very high pressures and low temperatures, as well as KOLAS, KS ISO and EC79-compliant products and hydrogen service testing options.

How Multipoint Thermocouple Arrays in Amine Units Increase Production and Prevent Failures

Amine units are critical to the operations of refineries and chemical plants. If a unit fails due to corrosion, condensation and foaming, or another issue, the entire productivity and safety of the facility is imperiled. Temperature measurement solutions allow operators to precisely control amine systems in order to prevent critical failures and to maximize efficiency.

Seven Remote Access Problems That You Can Solve with Omron's IoT Gateway

As machines become more connected, the need to service equipment remotely is escalating. Production is often running 24/7 and manufacturers expect immediate action from machine specialists. Not having a remote solution creates challenges like high travel costs, whereas some remote solutions cause a loss of data control and increase vulnerability.

Submitted by Jon Monsen, Ph.D., PE || Valin Corporation
Gas Compressibility Factor and Control Valve Sizing

A veteran of valve sizing with more than 40 years of experience provides his perspective on how to calculate the compressibility factor of a real gas for control valve sizing purposes.

Submitted by Emerson

Adding two solenoid valves to your Safety Instrumented System keeps your equipment, facility and personnel safe and your system online. Read the white paper below to learn more.

Introducing Naftosense Leak Detection Technology

Polymer Absorption Sensor (PAS) technology is at the heart of Naftosense products (specifically in Naftosense products, Elastomer Absorption Sensors). PAS technology, developed in the 1950s, has a track record of detecting hydrocarbons in extreme conditions and enables real-time, cost-effective critical infrastructure integrity monitoring.

Hydrocarbon Storage Leak Detection: Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel, and Oil Tanks

Naftosense develops and manufactures addressable hydrocarbon leak detection systems that detect hydrocarbons such as refined gasoline, light and heavy crude oils, lubricants, dielectric oils, solvents, and petrochemical compounds. This blog intends to discuss technologies and products that support industrial leak detection.