Featured Story

Our Featured articles are long reads that require more reading time than our news articles. In this section, you can find our cover stories, compelling content featuring prominent manufacturers, end-user interview with valve experts around the world, in-depth technical articles and interesting project reports from various industries, ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to power generation, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries.

How PROFIBUS safeguards water supplies

Water is perhaps the most valuable resource on the planet and essential to all life. In facilities such as Dunea Duin and Water close to The Hague, dedicated staff like electrical engineer Cees van de Noort work tirelessly to ensure residents have access to a reliable supply of safe drinking water. Mr. Van de Noort invited Valve World to see for ourselves how a PROFIBUS installation ensures operations run efficiently and on budget.

Cryogenic valves in LNG terminals

Against a backdrop of the environment issues, more and more natural gas, high calorific value fossil fuel, has been used as a clean alternative energy to replace oil. Following this trend, the application technology of natural gas has been rapidly developed, especially in the field of transportation where liquefied natural gas (LNG) is often used because of its efficiency.

Explaining valve terminology. Part 3: DBB and DIB requirements

Chiyoda Piping Engineer Neeraj Batra explains technical terminology. Valves are essential to a plant’s control, shutdown and isolation philosophy. This article will therefore address the definition of (i) tight shut off, (ii) unidirectional / bidirectional and (iii) double block and bleed / double isolation and bleed. The article is not limited to any specific oil and gas industry domain such as refining, petrochemicals or LNG.

Explaining valve terminology. Part 2: Tight shut-off

Chiyoda Piping Engineer Neeraj Batra explains technical terminology. Valves are essential to a plant’s control, shutdown and isolation philosophy. This article will therefore address the definition of (i) tight shut off, (ii) unidirectional / bidirectional and (iii) double block and bleed / double isolation and bleed. The article is not limited to any specific oil and gas industry domain such as refining, petrochemicals or LNG.

Misnomers in the valve lexicon. Part 1: Plant isolation philosophy

Chiyoda Piping Engineer Neeraj Batra explains technical terminology, Valves are essential to a plant’s control, shutdown and isolation philosophy. This article will therefore address the definition of (i) tight shut off, (ii) unidirectional / bidirectional and (iii) double block and bleed / double isolation and bleed. The article is not limited to any specific oil and gas industry domain such as refining, petrochemicals or LNG.

Columbia’s clean, reliable power production

Columbia Generating Station is a nuclear commercial energy facility owned and operated by Energy Northwest, a Washington state, not-for-profit joint operating agency. An interview with Michael Rhodes – AOV program engineer, Columbia generating station

From Latin America to Houston: Ecopetrol on the World Stage

Valve World had the opportunity to speak with Carlos Zamora and Juan Malave regarding Ecopetrol’s new projects and prospects.

Inspiring the future veterans of valve technology

Having started his decades-long career at The Dow Chemical Company in a power plant and moving into engineering early on, Piping Global Improvement Leader Bill Patrick knows the value of experience and the importance of education.

Exploring the world of terminaling services in Texas

Terminal hubs are industrial facilities dedicated to the storage of oil and/or petrochemical products, which are then usually transported to end users or further storage facilities. An Interview with Chris Commander – Vice President of Engineering, Summit Terminaling Services, LLC

Pneumatic fail-safe actuator without springs

A new generation of actuation. For much of the last century, there has been no fundamental change in pneumatic actuator designs. The introduction of a pneumatic fail-safe actuator without the use of springs by Easytork shows how this can open up new possibilities for pneumatic actuator designs.