Friday, May 25, 2012

Tyco's Descote globe valves, keeps Conoco refinery running during maintenance

To keep a number of processes in its Humber refinery running during maintenance of control valves, Conoco installed a number of manually operated Descote globe valves from Tyco Valves & Controls. The high integrity valves were installed as control valve bypasses on several processes, including boiler feed water and light hydrocarbons and were purpose-designed to match the Cv of the control valve. Descote valves are amongst very few manually operated valves on the market which are able to match the same control characteristics as control valves without any vibration, stem shear or wire draw. In the past, Conoco would either have had to install a further control valve as the bypass valve which would be very expensive, or shut-down the process during such periods with obvious financial implications.Conoco also preferred the Descote valve due to its low maintenance requirements and because its design minimises the possibility of leakage. The Humber refinery near Immingham on the east coast of England is one of the most technically advanced in Europe and produces a wide range of petroleum products including petrol, diesel and petroleum coke. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spirax Sarco introduces a built in computer, in the VLM10 inline vortex mass flow meter.

Spirax Sarco announces the release of the VLM10 inline vortex flowmeter for mass, volumetric, and energy flow measurement on steam, liquid, and gas applications in sizes 1” to 12”.The VLM10 is precise and reliable with a steam or gas mass flow accuracy of ± 1.5% of range over a wide 20:1 flow range. The fully welded, no gasket design, insures safe measurement of steam and allows the sensors and RTD to be removed without having to shut down the line first. The built in web server allows customers to monitor flow and monitor meter health through the internet. Digital communications delivers information on demand using Modbus RTU, BACnet MS/TP and Modbus TCP/IP technology with standard analog and pulse outputs.The VLM10 is available in a wide range of connections and pressure ranges.What makes the VLM10 really unique is, it combines an inline vortex meter, a built in flow computer and an integral temperature sensor giving users an elegant all in one solution for their metering needs. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan