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Technician ist walking through offfshore platform with lot s of floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves.

Flow control operations: Floating vs. trunnion-mounted ball valves

Every engineer encounters the challenge of having to choose one technology over another. A notable example is specifying the valve solution for a given process line. Sometimes the choice is evident. Other times, it is a tight horse race of options. In light of that, in this article, I want to focus on a topic I frequently get asked about: the differences between floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves. Selecting the most valve of the two for a specific service could be tricky at times. Thus, knowing what sets them apart helps a long way. Read on to learn about both valve solutions. My goal is to lead you to identify which design is more appropriate.

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Is European natural gas network ready for hydrogen?

Is the European gas network ready for hydrogen?

European countries are on the quest for industrial decarbonization. To get the job done, the countries must meet European and local climate protection targets.
To this end, new regulatory and technical frameworks are in development. The resulting conditions will guide the industry into its next phase: The conversion path of the (natural) gas infrastructure into a hydrogen (H2) economy!

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Valve manifold configurations for diverse industrial plant applications.

What is a valve manifold and where are valve manifolds used?

Valve manifolds are flow management devices of ever-growing interest for operators, maintainers, and design teams worldwide. Even under today’s landscape of ongoing innovations, they continue to be a go-to technical solution for fluid control in systems. When two or more valves are involved, that is.

Since their deployment extends across diverse processes in several industries, it is only fitting to seize the opportunity to offer knowledge on them.

What are valve manifolds? When to use them? What configurations are available?

These are some of the questions to address in this introduction feature. Please, continue reading below to get the details.

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Onshore/offshore vendor ecosystem of the future - By local for local.

By local, for local: the vendor ecosystem of the future

A remarkable thing happens when a good and industry-compliant design becomes tangible. Operators feel safe and comfortable with it right away. The reliance level is so high that the risks—surrounding the area—come to be afterthoughts. That is until an urgent and dangerous situation arises. In a trice, teams and crews are back to reality. A state of constant awareness takes over.

What to do under those trying circumstances?

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Feature illustration of digital product pass acc. to DIN SPEC 91406 / IEC 61406 and VDI 2770.

Identification of devices with unique IDs – IEC 61406 / DIN SPEC 91406 and VDI 2770

This article aims to provide an overview of one of the latest trends in the process industry. The digital administration of product information!

In case you didn’t know about it, products in the process industry usually come with lots of technical documents. No matter how simple the product or project scope is, hundreds of paper pages are in demand to take it on.

In this context, the DIN SPEC 91406/IEC 61406 and VDI 2770 standards for identifying devices with unique IDs are crucial for the digital management of documentation and product information.

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Types of valves used in piping and how to classify them.

Types of valves used in piping and how to classify them

This article presents an overview of valves, their functions and the commonly used types of valves in the industry. The design principle, application areas, benefits and disadvantages of various types of valves are presented. Different methods of valve classification are also discussed to highlight the key considerations in valve selection.

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