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Energy Expenditure as a Factor in Hydrogen Transport and Storage

Hydrogen is key to decarbonization – in the chemical industry as well as for developed nations. However, while it is relatively easy and cheap to produce, pure H2 is notoriously difficult to transport and store. Most methods require high operational and/or energy costs.

Pre-engineered Cartesian Robots versus Modular Gantries

The answer might not be so obvious when deciding to use pre-engineered “Cartesian Robots” versus more modularly designed gantries.

The Danger of Hydrogen Leaks and How to Minimize the Risk

Leaks are a pernicious issue in natural gas pipelines. As hydrogen can escape even more easily than methane through the tiniest holes, cracks, and weld seams, the transport and eventual storage of this gas is one of the major barriers to wider adoption of this gas as a fuel and feedstock. Hydrogen permeation and embrittlement only exacerbate the problem.

Submitted by Peter Jessee and Dave Fahlgren || Valin Corporation
Positioner Selection: Knowing what You Need

Selecting the proper positioner is critical. The wrong decision can lead to unnecessary costs on one end of the spectrum and the need for a replacement on the other.

Servo Power Unit – Special Configuration for Military Customer

Electro-Hydraulic Power Unit for use with Customer Cylinders.

The Kyntronics Advantage

Historically there were two actuation options: Electro-Mechanical Actuators (EMA) and Traditional Hydraulics. But now there is a better option!

Submitted by Peter Jessee || Valin Corporation
Trip Valves

In the world of natural gas liquification, turbine trip valves play a major role. There may be no piece of equipment that is more important to the safety of the plant and its personnel than a turbine trip valve.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
Pneumatic vs Electromechanical Actuators: Expertise in Both is Key

Actuators are a critical component to the automation process. In fact, most of the heavy lifting for liquids, gases and discrete motion control is done by actuators.  There is an important distinction, however, between actuator applications: process and discrete.

Submitted by SOR Measurement and Control
Industrial Furnace Temperature Measurement

Industrial furnaces come in many shapes and sizes and are used across a wide variety of applications. As one would expect, monitoring the temperature of an industrial furnace is critical and is accomplished by measuring the temperature of the tubes inside the furnace.

Making Decisions on Control Valve Technology

So, you know you need some form of control in your process, but where do you go from there?  There are so many different options available depending on the process conditions and the level of control you’re looking for. And with budget restrictions becoming ever more stringent, making the best decision the first time is crucial.