New chemical plant complies with the stricter TA-Luft amendment in the field of valves

Green sustainable icon with chemical plant complies with TA-Luft amendment in the field of valves.

The amended Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA-Luft) regulation came into effect on December 1, 2021. The updated regulation specifies stricter new limits for fugitive emissions from chemical plants. This is a tough challenge for the chemical industry.
In my article, I describe a case study of the challenge engineers faced in selecting compliant valves when building a new chemical plant in Germany.

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Future importance of Hydrogen & Power-to-X in industrial applications at the EU level

Hydrogen molecules with EU stars stand for interview with Dr- Kantz regarding European Hydrogen Union.

Welcome to today’s interview! It features an insightful conversation I had with Dr. Carola Kantz, deputy managing director and a valuable member of the VDMA “Power-to-X for Applications,” on the future importance of hydrogen and Power-to-X (P2X) in industrial applications at the EU level.

The topic breaks down into four chapters and touches the core areas of interest with explicit description: (1) Hydrogen in the context of Power-to-X; (2) Legislations for climate protection; (3) Building a hydrogen economy; (4) Involvement of the mechanical & plant engineering sector.

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TA-Luft amendment – What will change for you as a plant planner and plant operator in the area of valves

Sustainable icon with chemical plant complies with TA-Luft amendment.

The Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control or TA-Luft governing Germany’s industrial plants were recently updated. The goal of the TA-Luft is to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

In this article I will give you an overview of the TA-Luft amendment and explain the specificities and requirements applicable to industrial valves. Furthermore, I analyze the changes to the old TA-Luft to identify challenges and solutions.

Plant operators and plant planners can’t miss out on this info to run compliant facilities. 

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What are Power-to-X solutions?

Infographic of power-to-gas with headline "power-to-x solutions".

This article provides an overview of the various Power-to-X solutions. It explains what is Power-to-X, why it is important for decarbonization and how it can be used for efficient utilization of variable energy sources. The various energy carriers that can be used to store renewable energy for later use, or for easier transportation, are summarized. The benefits and challenges of Power-to-X are discussed and examples of various solutions being implemented around the globe are presented.

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Case Study: High temperature DBB valves for steam injection – A common enhanced oil recovery method

Infographic of solar steam process (steam injection) as an enhanced oil recovery application.

Case study about high temperature Double Block & Bleed valves for steam injection. We have successfully installed the DBB valves at the Amal oilfield in Oman which uses “green” steam, generated at the Miraah solar thermal facility.

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Impact of the revision of the TA-Luft on the valve industry

Man is testing a valve according to revised TA-Luft emission standard.

The revised TA-Luft Emission Standard will refer to ISO 15848-1 to protect the general public and the neighborhood. And to prevent harmful effects on the environment caused by air pollution. All that in order to achieve a high level of protection for the environment as a whole.

In my blog post, I would like to explain what impact this change will have on the valve industry.

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Fugitive Emissions focus of Flow Control Exchange 2019 Conference & Expo

Fugitive emissions focus of Flow Control Exchange 2019 Conference & Expo.

Flow Control Exchange India is a unique combination that includes a technical conference, exhibition, and practical workshops. It offers technical seminars, master classes, and valve courses. Participants can access end-user forums focusing on valves and actuation.

The conference and expo, powered by Valve World and Valve World India, is a mega event. It focuses on all related technologies in flow control systems. Local and international suppliers and end-users embraced this opportunity. Many used it to expand their business networks and technical knowledge.

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Refrigeration in Oil & Gas Industry

Refrigeration in Oil & Gas industry - Performance and environmental issues.

Requirements are not very high in the regular refrigeration market, which includes supermarkets and industrial applications. But things are different in the Petrochemical as well as Oil & Gas Industry. As an expert for industrial valves, I often notice that the demand for high-quality valves has increased significantly in these industries. But what is the reason? Let`s find it out!

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