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    • 28 Mar 2017

    Blog: Educational Video on Control Valve Cavitation

    Wikipedia defines cavitation as: …the formation of vapour cavities in a liquid – i.e. small liquid-free zones (“bubbles” or “voids”) – that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid. It usually occurs when a liquid is subjected to rapid changes of pressure that cause the formation of cavities where the pressure is relatively low. When subjected to higher pressure, the voids implode...
    • 27 Mar 2017

    Blog: Control Valve Condition Monitoring Connected Services

    As sensors and final control elements grow ever smarter with digital diagnostics and communications paths, the need to make sense of this data to improve safety, reliability and efficiency also grows. Not only is improved analytic software required to help spot trends and abnormalities, but also experts to help provide guidance to put this information into action. In this 5:07 video, Emerson Connected Services Valve...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Blog: Optimizing Gas Turbine Fuel Gas Supply

    The mission of this blog has always been to bring the experts around Emerson to you. Many of these folks also share their expertise in our Emerson Exchange 365 global user community and with LinkedIn posts. I’ll highlight an example I saw today. Emerson’s Rossella Mimmi published a post, Gas Conditioning: Why, When and How . In it, she opens: Natural Gas has become the desired fuel for gas turbines...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Regulators - Blog: Optimizing Gas Turbine Fuel Gas Supply

    The mission of this blog has always been to bring the experts around Emerson to you. Many of these folks also share their expertise in our Emerson Exchange 365 global user community and with LinkedIn posts. I’ll highlight an example I saw today. Emerson’s Rossella Mimmi published a post, Gas Conditioning: Why, When and How . In it, she opens: Natural Gas has become the desired fuel for gas turbines...
    • 21 Dec 2016

    Blog: Controlling Liquid Pipeline Surge Pressure

    The RBN Energy blog is a must read for those in the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries as they analyze the trends and global dynamics impacting companies. Posts such as The Flows They Are A-Changin’ – Westward Natural Gas Flows Into Texas On The Rise describe the flow reversals in natural gas in the U.S. as LNG plants are built along the Gulf coast and vast amounts of shale gas are...
    • 26 Oct 2016

    Blog: Selecting the Right Valve

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson’s Tony Foster and Leah Stanley and Vinson Supply’s Robert Lange presented, Selecting the Right Valve for Your Application to Reduce Cost and Increase Performance. Their abstract: Selecting the optimum valve for the application can sometimes be a daunting task, even with a “simple” on/off valve, especially when the process operates at high...
    • 25 Oct 2016

    Blog: Mitigating Cavitation and Outgassing Control Valve Damage

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson’s Jonathan Vance presented Outgassing and Cavitation: Not So Good Vibrations. Here’s the abstract: Outgassing and cavitation are two of the most common issues associated with control valves. Both phenomena often occur in high pressure drop applications and result in excessive vibration; however, the solutions to combat these critical applications vary...
    • 4 Oct 2016

    Blog: Safety Shutdown Valve Local Control Panel

    For process manufacturers and producers with safety shutdown applications, local control panels are often installed to provide visibility and control actions to operators locally out in the process area. Actions can be taken at these panels to initiate an emergency shutdown. I caught up with Emerson’s Riyaz Ali about how these local control panels work with safety shutdown valves (SSVs) and the digital valve...
    • 26 Aug 2016

    Blog: Testing Valves in Safety Instrumented Functions

    Safety instrumented systems are a critical part of process manufacturers and producers overall process safety management in protecting personnel, environment, equipment, property, reputation and image. In an Offshore Engineer article, Safety Instrumented Function loop ‘final element’ problems and solutions , Emerson’s Riyaz Ali describes the importance and ways to test the final control elements in...
    • 28 Jul 2016

    Blog: Stay on Top of Your Tanks

    For storage tanks, controlling emissions is a high priority concern. A pressure vacuum relief valve (PVRV) is a critical component in managing pressure. Knowing when and for how long it opens to release pressure also helps to determine what emissions occurred. In this quick 1:52 video, PVRV with Smart Wireless Technology , Emerson’s Steve Attri , explains how wireless technology can help determine if the PVRV...