One of the things that I enjoy the most about my job is discussing new improvement opportunities with clients. Situations like that push me to engineer viable solutions that solve operational setbacks, so they can enjoy more reliability and safety at work. And that was what happened when I designed the practical test installation procedure I’m about to share. It was for a double block and bleed (DBB) ball valve installed in a gas storage facility.Continue reading
The adoption of smart maintenance practices is a leading strategy in the process industry. In new plants or recently modernized facilities, it seeks to reduce asset downtime, improve safety, and create a preventive culture among operators and maintainers. Still, plant engineers often lack access to a clean and digitized process database set for this purpose. How to make amends? Challenging suppliers in the delivery of readied structured data is essential to change the path. So, I’m going to guide you on how to get the most from your supplier in this matter. An early hint: It involves standard VDI 2770.Continue reading
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.
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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.Continue reading
This article presents a broad overview of the 17 SGDs and how the oil and gas industry can contribute to the realization of these goals. The policies and initiatives of an internationally established valve supplier to the oil and gas industry, AS-Schneider, for the realization of the 17 SGDS are presented and discussed.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Based on the blog post “Chemical Injection Quill for Oil & Gas” written by my colleague Kevin Alamag, I would like to dive more into the depth of the application fields of Injection / Sampling DBB Valves. In my course of work talking to OEMs, EPCs, end-users and other clients on this injection/sampling area, I was surprised to know that there are many misunderstandings on this small but important product range within the whole process.Continue reading
We all know, pressure is one of the most important process parameters, in the field of measurement and control. Pressure measurement under extreme applications are done for enormously high-pressure range. These measurements must be safe and precise, for which we need reliable valves to maintain tight control and regulation at these high pressures.Continue reading
As a business owner, your choice of organizational structure is a significant decision that can be rewarding if it matches the culture you want to establish. We all know that a functional organizational structure is crucial to teamwork, efficiency, work morale, culture, balance and growth, and ensures businesses can quickly react when there are changes in the marketplace.Continue reading
To support users in their proper planning and technical evaluation, I would like to share some information about one less-familiar product in the industry, the chemical injection quill.Continue reading