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Volume 3, Issue 1
Published: February 6, 2015
Prepared for fluid handling
Power station steam turbines have a tough job. They are exposed for prolonged periods to steam at temperatures of up to 700°C and pressures up to 300 bar. At those temperatures and pressures, the advanced...
Underwater clean up
For several years Aberdeen-based HPR UK has provided a one-stop shop for remote operated vehicles (ROVs) and ancillary equipment, experienced pilots and survey engineers to carry out inspection projects...
Keeping up with the flow
Fluid handling technologies have to keep up with ever more sophisticated and efficient processes in the chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, waste/wastewater, and food and beverage industries. Flotronic...
Valve testing in practice and why
Fugitive emissions (FE) are emissions of gases or vapours from pressurised equipment due to leaks and various other unintended or irregular releases of gases, mostly from industrial activities. As well...
Valve maintenance
As production and utility plant areas prepare for upcoming maintenance turnarounds (TAR), outages, and shut-downs, effective planning can save time and curtail expenses associated with the testing, repair,...
Valve control
Adopted for valve control across a range of industrial installations, electric actuators are often located behind the scenes and, as such, are frequently the unsung heroes of automation processes. Actuators,...
In favour of actuators
The electric and pneumatic actuators of today deliver safe, reliable, hardworking and truly efficient solutions for modern process automation. They have become an integral part of process control, offering...
Release the time and cost pressure: gauging the benefits of rupture discs over valves
Saving downtime and associated costs is a major part of managing costs, known to significantly increase efficiency and profitability across many industry sectors. Most modern process plants now implement...
What does not fit is made to fit
Transmitters are used in plant construction in numerous applications. For example, they detect the pressure or differential pressure in oil and gas pipelines and other process lines. However, in contrast...
Radar benefits are out in the open
The inland waterways of the East Riding of Yorkshire are important for many reasons, including navigation, recreation and trade, as well as being a key part of the ‘ecological infrastructure’,...
Levelling up
Level measurement equipment is arguably the most important instrumentation for large storage tanks. Storage is at a premium, and making the best use of it at a terminal is what the business is all about....
The pressure to conform
The early 1960s was a period of significant engineering advancement. In the UK, the Forth Road Bridge was opened to link Fife and Edinburgh, the British Motor Corporation launched the Austin 1800, which...
Seals and safety
The UK petrochemical and chemical industry has been implementing higher safety standards at new and existing plants since 2009, following recommendations agreed with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...
Bearing isolator seals - an ideal way to reduce TLC and MTTR costs
As the name suggests, bearing isolator seals are primarily used to protect often the most expensive components in any rotating plant and equipment – the bearings. They utilise labyrinth technology...
Hot or cold - don't forget to top up
Every 12 months, the heat transfer fluid in a system can lose between 3-5% of its volume due to system venting. This represents the ‘breathing out’ of light ends in the form of a gas that is...