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

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?

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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NG plant with measuring lines shows issues in obtaining representative sample.

What are the main issues in obtaining a representative sample in NG applications?

In this article, I present the major issues associated with obtaining a representative sample in NG applications. The article explains what is representative sampling, and why sampling is important in the natural gas industry. I discuss factors that determine what should be a suitable sampling frequency in a process, and which sampling standards can be followed to ensure representative sampling.

Several major issues in obtaining a representative sample, and common design flaws that lead to poor sampling are presented and discussed. In addition, I present how a suitable probe length can be determined and how the probe should be installed. The different types of commonly used sampling probes are also compared and discussed.

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Understanding the need for additional training to close the skills gap in the oil and gas industry

January 24 is celebrated as the International Day of Education to highlight of the role of education in promoting world peace and development. While this day emphasizes the need for equitable, quality learning for all, it also carries an important message for the industry in general.

This blog article discusses why employee training is important for the oil and gas industry. It also shows what causes the existing skills gap, how this gap can be bridged and the challenges of retraining employees. It emphasizes the importance of ongoing training for engineers, maintenance personnel & operators in the industry with a view to taking advantage of the latest technological advancements.

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Hydrogen valves and typical application challenges

Modern hydrogen applications demand durable valves. Beside the challenges with the media hydrogen they also often have to operate reliably under high pressure or at extremely low temperatures. There are some challenges that the industries have to face. In this blog article, we describe relevant key data on hydrogen, hydrogen applications and hydrogen valves.

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