The Final Control Element: Controlling Energy Transformation

By: Mark Graesser

When selecting control valves, be sure to properly evaluate the process conditions to identify potential issues and select the proper management techniques.
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Ball Valves Basics

By: Greg Johnson

Welcome to the first in a series of Valve Basics articles, each focused on a major product type and written especially for newcomers to the industries that use and make valves and related products.
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Differences Between Double Block and Bleed and Double Isolation

There is an important distinction between DBB and DIB as they often fall under the same category and are used interchangeably within the industry.
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Enhanced Safety in LNG Applications

For more than 40 years, the safety record of the global LNG industry has been excellent, due to attention to detail in engineering, construction and operations.
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The Next Step in Functional Safety

The main goal of functional safety is to prevent accidents.
#components #standards #knowyourvalves


Pneumatic Valves: New Technology for a Digital Transformation

Principles built around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have guided the automation industry’s rapid adoption and mainstreaming of many production systems.
#components #knowyourvalves #automation


Auxiliary Connections: Why We Have Them

Valves are a vital part of the piping systems that run like arteries and veins throughout industrial plants.
#knowyourvalves #basics


Evolution of Butterfly Valves on Aircraft Carriers

Butterfly valves are an integral part of keeping an aircraft carrier’s firemain system operating smoothly.
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Christmas Tree or Wellhead?

In the complicated but vital industry of drawing oil and gas out of the earth and getting it to the surface, people often get confused about the difference between a Christmas tree assembly and a wellhead.


Picking the Right Flowmeter

There are a wide variety of types and styles of mechanical flowmeters with moving parts that measure velocity such as turbine, paddlewheel, impeller and propeller flowmeters.


Opportunities and challenges in the LNG process

The process of liquefying is performed to reduce the volume for purposes of transporting the fuel: LNG reduces volume by 600 times


The Tie Between Fugitive Emissions and Market Dynamics

Winners and losers in the world of valves, like in most industries today, are created as the players react to a constantly changing environment and marketplace.