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  • May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Chad Patschke, CPSA at Ethos Mechanical Integrity Solutions

    According to API 570, facilities must have a mechanical integrity program in place for critical check valves. But what criteria determines whether or not a check valve is critical in your process? How should check valves be inspected and by whom?

  • Online Article

    The Valve World Americas Conference provides an opportunity for people from all sides of the flow control industry to come together to discuss experiences, share insights and work together to resolve common challenges. Sharing knowledge and networking between professionals is essential to gain benefits from the latest news within the industry and to help ignite and inspire interest in the industry.

  • Online Article

    “Safety, environmental issues, efficiency, cost reduction and sustainability are at the top of the list of concerns for industrial plant managers,” says Robert Jarrard, Vice President, Plattco Corporation. “When manufacturing conditions are demanding, when processes have to operate in extreme temperatures or pressure ranges, when the material is sticky or difficult to convey, or when corrosive or abrasive materials must pass easily, Plattco airlock valves are better able to address plant managers’ concerns than typical rotary valves can,” he explains. Below is an interview conducted by marcus evans in the month leading up to the Industrial Plant Management Summit 2015.

  • July/August 2006 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Bob Baker at John H. Carter Co., Inc.

    Control valve damage resulting from severe service applications is typically recognized by visual inspection and corrective action (assuming such repair actions appropriately return the valve to its original design specifications and dimensions as covered in the remainder of this article). However, there are many process applications where gradual degradation of control valve surfaces or thickness may not be noticeably visible, possibly resulting in potential integrity failure (loss of containment) with potential injury or property damage.

  • January/February 2004 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    Casting defects are an age old problem for our industry that seems to be getting worse as foundries in the older industrialized world shutdown for economic reasons.

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  • July/August 1998 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Del Underwood at Det Norske Veritas

    In a past issue, we discussed one solution to the instrument line block valve pendulum problem. This was where the valve assembly can be mounted remotely from the vibrating product line, such as at-grade. This issue covers two possibilities where the valves need to remain close to the vibrating line.

  • March/April 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Del Underwood at Det Norske Veritas

    Continuing with the theme "a billiard ball on the end of a fly rod," this month we will look at one alternative to mounting a heavy block valve on a small diameter nipple in vibrating conditions. A popular situation is where the purpose of the...

  • January/February 1997 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Del Underwood at Det Norske Veritas

    There are a number of terms to describe commonly experienced problem conditions with reciprocating compressors. One of the terms that I have always appreciated is the pendulum action of a large unsupported mass on the end of a vibrating pipe.

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    • Published on July 26, 2017

      The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a 3-minute animation describing the events leading to the November 22, 2016 fire at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge refinery, which severely burned four workers. The fire erupted during maintenance activities in the refinery’s sulfuric acid alkylation unit.

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