Combatting fugitive methane emissions for climate progress

As the world continues in its efforts to curb climate change, it has become more critical than ever that we alter business practices to eradicate greenhouse gas emissions.

Valve design and selection of breather valves

Breather valves are designed to regulate tank pressures to protect the integrity of the tank construction, minimize product loss and to protect the environment and ensure worker safety.

Mina do Barroso: the global fight for lithium

With global demand for lithium ramping up, major economic blocks are frantically trying to secure sufficient supply for the precious metal.

A brief history of ASME M and Y factors

ASME gasket factors have been deployed in the design of flanges for over 80 years. Despite this, little is known about the evolution of their development.

Environmental protection agency proposes to adopt new standards of performance

Companies and organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are attempting to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) and other harmful pollutants from the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category.

Control valve flow testing and wear mechanisms

When sizing a control valve for a particular application, it is important to know parameters such as the Flow Coefficient (CV) or Pressure Recovery factor (FL) to determine if the valve will meet its intended duty.

The IOGP and its impact on valves

Oil and gas companies have been developing distinct supplementary requirements to improve valve safety and reliability.

Is the mode of operation a meaningful measure for mechanical components in safety-related systems?

Functional safety of safety-related automated industrial valves” was initiated at CEN level with the participation of manufacturers, end users and certification bodies.

Cleaning of components for oxygen service

Whilst oxygen is not flammable, it does support combustion of other materials. Essentially, nearly all substances are combustible in oxygen-rich environments.

Dome-loaded pressure regulators: the design makes the difference

Dome-loaded pressure regulators can deliver highly stable outlet pressure. In these devices, the required outlet pressure is regulated by means of a gas cushion instead of a spring.