Set for 29th November to 1st December, the Valve World Conference 2016 will
again be a platform where valve professionals from all sides of the industry
come together to debate and discuss topical subjects such as fugitive emissions,
maintenance, control valves, actuation, standards, etc.

As ever, the scene will be set by plenary speakers who will address the
entire audience at the start of each day. And the line-up for 2016 is
certainly rich in experience and diversity, boasting valve experts from
Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

In fact, the very first key note presentation, starting at 09:30 on
Tuesday, 29th November, will be given by Mr. Mohanned Waleed Tarabzouni, who
is a Piping & Valves Engineer with Saudi Aramco.

The title of his paper is: Enhancing pipelines integrity through proper
preventive maintenance of valves, and this is clearly a topic which Mr
Tarabzouni can discuss with authority.

When asked to elaborate on his talk, he comments: “I’ll be talking about
valve preventive maintenance and how it plays a big role in enhancing the
overall pipeline integrity. Several valve failure consequences and
associated risks will be discussed to show the importance of preventive
maintenance practices and programs.”

This is an important topic, he says, because valves are the main
protection components of any pipeline. “Therefore, valves should always be
properly maintained, monitored and kept functional in order to ensure safe
and smooth operations. A preventive maintenance program is one of the main
methods to ensure valves integrity and reliability.”

As maintenance is such a fundamental issue to valve users his talk will
undoubtedly draw a lot of attention. Asked who would particularly benefit
from being in the audience, Mr Tarabzouni replies as follows: “I would say
that engineers and technicians of mechanical and process engineering will
benefit. Maintenance, operation, design and projects personnel will
certainly find added value as well.”

Maintenance sessions

Maintenance will continue to be a key topic throughout the Valve World Conference 2016, with two separate sessions dedicated to the topic.

On the Tuesday morning, for example, speakers will be discussing topics such as premature failures of isolation valves, condition and performance monitoring, valve servicing experiences and a comparison of triple offset and gate valves.

In fact, Mr Tarabzouni will again be a presenter in this session, where he will be discussing a case study involving the premature failures of new trap isolation valves.

In the second maintenance session, set for the Wednesday afternoon, talks will be given on testing motor-operated valves, adjusting pressure safety valves and finally on renewing soft seat inserts.

To learn more about these and the many other plenaries, papers sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, etc, at the Valve World Conference, please
do visit the website pages and
read the Advance Conference Programme.

Dhahran - Saudi Aramco
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