To better achieve rеduсtiоn in vаlvе еmiѕѕiоnѕ, mаnу ѕtаndаrd оrgаnizаtiоnѕ ѕuсh as API, ISO 15848, MESC, ANSI, аnd TA-LUFT hаvе еѕtаbliѕhеd various test ѕtаndаrdѕ tо аѕѕеѕѕ thе fugitive emissions performance of vаlvе packing аnd оvеrаll vаlvе еmiѕѕiоnѕ. This hаѕ lеd tо a widе vаriеtу of tеѕt ѕtаndаrdѕ.Continue reading
YouTube video: Differences between Fire Sаfе Aррrоvеd and Fire Sаfе bу Dеѕign
In the latest video on our Youtube Channel “Mееt Thе VаlvеNеrd” our Product Manager Michael Hasselbach ѕhares with уоu thе different fire ѕаfеtу tесhniԛuеѕ ѕо thаt at thе end of the vidео, уоu will bе аblе to make an infоrmеd decision оn thе best firе ѕаfеtу tесhniԛuеѕ tо сhооѕе from.Continue reading
YouTube video: Why does replacing a Single Bаll Vаlvе with a DBB Valve imрrоvе уоur еffесtivеnеѕѕ?
Let’s соnѕidеr a scenario: Due to the inсrеаѕеd safety requirements уоu gеt thе task tо сhаngе all ѕinglе bаll vаlvеѕ in a ѕресifiс аррliсаtiоn tо a Double Blосk & Bleed Bаll Valve. … Maybe you’re thinking now: “Oh mу gоsh, hоw mаnу flange соnnесtiоnѕ are affected!”Continue reading
What is the best solution for valve release?
Oil and gas pipelines often pass over long distances through rough environments. They face exposure to temperature variations and other weather influences. The technology used must meet the highest quality standards. Manufacturers always have to ensure a smooth distribution of liquids and gases. Proper distribution helps them to avoid any leakages.Continue reading
YouTube: Upgrade your existing Single Isolate Ball Valve with a DBB Valve
It is very easy to upgrade your existing Single Isolate Ball Valve installation. By simply using a Double Block and Bleed (DBB) Valve with Face-to-Face and End-to-End dimensions acc. to ASME B16.10, which is a specification standardises those dimensions.Continue reading
How to install a DBB Valve where a single isolation ball valve was previously installed?
For the most part, most engineers will start out by cutting the pipe in order to correct the dimension and weld new flanges on it. However, this daunting process can be avoided only if the DBB Valves conform to the ASME B16.10 End-to-End Dimensions. In other words, the DBB valves have to be manufactured or designed according to the ASME B16.10 Standard.Continue reading
International Standards that recognize and mandates the use of DBB Valves
Industry giants with the likes of Shell, Exxon, BP, Total and any major players for that matter, have rules and standard set in place dedicated to one subject area called Energy Isolation. Energy source could be in various form such as electrical, heat or pressure energy. Different companies and state agencies will have varying regulations and engineering practices for system or equipment isolation during maintenance and intervention. Nevertheless, regardless how minor or how critical the isolation requirement, the objective is to always meet the minimum “safety requirements”.Continue reading
“Containerized” – what does it mean?
Welcome to the world of Modular Plant Systems. Construction of modularized plant system has become a popular choice of design. Especially in heavy process industries common to the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Sector. Generally, such modularizations are used for compact steel frameworks commonly called “skids”. For example when equipment, vessels, piping, valves, instrumentation and electrical/controls are mounted. A complete system may comprise a single skid or a number of skids to form a bigger and sophisticated processing system.Continue reading
Smart DBB Valve Technology
DBB Valves: Traditional installations of DBB Valve systems at plants are very time consuming and an expensive practice. A traditional system consists of two single ball valves, a needle valve, various connectors, adaptors and flanges. There are many steps to consider when completing the installation process. In total, there can be as many as 41 steps required for a traditional installation of DBB valves setup.Continue reading
OSHA Standards – Occupational health and safety
Safety requirements in the process industry are extremely high. In some plants, especially in processes, involving flammable liquids or toxic gases, such a leakage can lead to risks to the plant but much important to the personnel – Especially for engineers with focus on maintenance and facility. The DBB Valves made by AS-Schneider provides an added value for all fields of application: https://taurusdbbvalves.com/features/Continue reading