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Sealing solutions for valves: Types, materials and applications

During the EPC project, you define the operating conditions, process constraints, and service type for the valves with relative ease. But when the time comes to settle on the right sealing material, you suddenly lack the confidence to complete your specifications without support from your vendor of choice.  

In this blog, you’ll find insight to improve your valve selection process by learning more about sealing materials. Once done, you will know what sealing attributes to consider when buying your next valve.

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Secure remote access to valve data and health information acc. to NAMUR standard

Industrial facilities are an epicenter for data generation. From the ERP down to the Field Level, countless pieces of data are floating around in real-time.

The NAMUR standard is one of the go-to measures for secure remote access to valve data and healthy intelligence. The regulation excels at preserving integrity against threats from unauthorized sources.

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Overview of different committee work situations.

Why committee work is so important for you and your business

Being part of an industry comes with different roles and responsibilities to fulfill. Some stakeholders are operators who produce goods or products. Others are suppliers and service providers that get the parts, materials, and solutions demanded by the manufacturing and supply chain processes. There are also distributors and retailers who position the merchandise in the market. The final link in this chain is e.g. the operator. They buy the products, put them to use, and keep this ecosystem running.

If you step back to look at the big picture, this chain might seem to have a stable structure. But let me assure you that this is not the case. One vital part is missing—a puzzle piece that endlessly contributes to the success of the industry.

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Workers install DBB Valves at a gas lift compression module of a FPSO vessel in west Africa.

How DBB valves help meet offshore size and vibration restrictions

Offshore is without question one of the most challenging working environments for the oil and gas sector. The harsh weather conditions and remote location add a unique layer to everyday operations. Having impeccable timing takes on a whole new meaning in maintenance tasks. I’m touching the ground on this subject because AS-Schneider recently had me assist a client with their valve technology. The project was for the gas lift compression module of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel in West Africa. We not only completed the job but also got to learn genuinely valuable lessons worth sharing. Thus, I’m happy to have the chance to do so today through this blog. Here’s the story of how we helped a dear customer, an upstream contractor, obtain double block and bleed (DBB) valves that met the site’s tight constraints on space, weight, and vibration. Read along!

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Hydrogen pipelines and trees stand for hydrogen embrittlement prevention and control.

Hydrogen embrittlement prevention and control [Part 4 of 4]

At last, we reached the final delivery of our hydrogen embrittlement series. In part IV, we continue our interview with Material Testing Institute’s expert, Brain Kagay. Before, in part III, he shared precise insight into the effect of hydrogen embrittlement in different materials (metallic and non-metallic). Now, he’s disclosing more vital information relevant to the future blended operations of natural gas-hydrogen to be held in Germany’s existing grid and what’s next for research of hydrogen effects on materials.

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