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Cause of 2016 ExxonMobil Refinery Fire Found

Tuesday, 19 September 2017  |  Chris Guy

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery i...

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Flowserve Names David Wilson President, Industrial Products Division

4 DAYS AGO

Flowserve Corporation has appointed David Wilson as president, Industrial Products Division (IPD). Wilson succeeds Tom Pajonas, executive vice president, Global Operations, and interim president, IPD, who announced his year-end retirement plans earlier in the year.

Wilson is a veteran of the flow contr...

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MRC Global Renews Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell

7 DAYS AGO

MRC Global (US) Inc. has renewed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Under this agreement , MRC Global will stock and distribute mechanical valves to Shell for its operated upstream, midstream and downstream assets for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO...

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Cause of 2016 ExxonMobil Refinery Fire Found

-1 DAYS AGO

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, LA.

The fire occurred during maintenance activities when operators inadvertently removed bolts that secured a piece of pressure-containing...

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Energy Company Looking at Sites for Hydroelectric Storage

3 DAYS AGO

Dominion Energy Virginia is moving forward with its plan to study the feasibility of a $2 billion pumped hydroelectric storage facility in the coalfield region of southwest Virginia by conducting in-depth studies of two potential sites. The company currently is considering two possible locations for t...

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Harvey Caused Steep Drop in U.S. Industrial Output

20 HOURS AGO

Industrial production declined 0.9% in August following six consecutive monthly gains. Hurricane Harvey is estimated to have reduced the rate of change in total output by roughly 0.75%. The index for manufacturing decreased 0.3%; storm-related effects appear to have reduced the rate of change in facto...

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Empire State Manufacturing Shows Strong Growth in September

20 HOURS AGO

Business activity continued to grow strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the September 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey . The headline general business conditions index held steady at 24.4. The new orders index rose four points to 24.9 and the shipments index climbed four...

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ASCO Introduces Stainless Steel Pilot Valves for Offshore Applications

asco 8361 seriesASCO Numatics has introduced the 8361 Series of stainless steel pilot valves. The series' unique design eliminates the dormancy or "sticking" problems that can occur in control valves installed in the pneumatic logic panels that control monitoring safety systems in offshore oil and gas production facilities. In addition, the valve line was launched with online tools that permit rapid product configuration and ordering.

 

The 8361 Series (¼-inch NPT, 3-way, 316L stainless steel) valves are offered in manually operated, air-piloted, and solenoid-piloted versions. They can be configured as breathing and nonbreathing. The non-breathing version isolates internal components from the atmosphere and is internally vented, preventing contaminants such as salt and dust to enter the valve and corrode internal components.

The valve's balanced design maintains the same flow characteristics when the valve is used in a normally open or normally closed configuration. This provides symmetrical flow that enables more flexible setup of the control panel's pneumatic logic. The 1.4 Cv provides almost double the flow of comparable spool technology. In addition, the valve's innovative pilot-selector design allows the same unit to be used as an internally or externally piloted solenoid valve, simplifying ordering and reducing inventory.

The 8361 Series' solenoid version comes with ASCO's renowned RedHat solenoid - recognized as the most reliable in the industry. Its 0.55-watt power consumption is three times less than competitive valves.

For more information, visit www.ascovalve.com/offshore.

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