Oil and Gas

Submitted by Corey Foster, Valin Corporation
Top 3 Security Misconceptions Between IT and OT Personnel

There seems to be this constant game of tug-of-war between Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) personnel in industrial settings. In general, there are three misconceptions that OT personnel have about the IT department.

Submitted by Jon Monsen || Valin Corporation

If one wants to be able to do accurate hand calculations, or construct a simple program or Excel sheet, the method described here gives answers that agree exactly with iterative calculations using the equations in the current version of the ISA and IEC standards.

Neles Neldisc™ metal-seated and Jamesbury Wafer-Sphere™ soft-seated butterfly valves

The new generation of Neles Neldisc™ metal-seated and Jamesbury Wafer-Sphere™ soft-seated butterfly valves is built to deliver sustainable performance today and tomorrow.

Watlow PM LEGACY™ Panel Mount Controller

An industry-leading PID controller that allows optimal performance utilizing simple control and menu functionality without complex features. Watlow PM LEGACY™ Controller is ideally suited for basic applications and usage levels.

Submitted by Kari Kahonen || Valin Corporation
 Does Strainer Technology Make Sense for Your Process?

The key to developing the ideal filtration mix which achieves the desired results is to gather as much information as possible so that the right decisions about filtration can be made. Kari Kohonen from Valin Corporation examines whether introducing strainer technology can be advantageous.

Emerson Introduces Magnetic Target Switch for Position Sensing in Standard-duty and Extreme-duty Operation Environments

Emerson released its TopWorx™ Magnetic Target Switch™ (MTS) to provide ready-to-install, universally-certified position sensing for explosion proof and intrinsically safe applications.

Vanguard™ Wireless Gas Detector for Toxic and Combustible Gases

As a fixed point gas detector, the Vanguard wireless gas detector was designed to meet changing needs in smart gas detection coverage. Install where traditional wired detectors cannot reach due to limitations in infrastructure, or fill in gaps in plants as a part of management of change procedures.

Submitted by Peter Jessee || Valin Corp.
Emergency Isolation Valves — Needs and Requirements

EIVs are a critical safety device for fuel-burning equipment and industrial processes that use flammable ingredients. Proper selection is critical for the safety of the workers in the plant, plant equipment and the surrounding communities.

Submitted by Jon Monsen || Valin Corporation
Using Control Valve Installed Gain Calculations

The availability of an easily constructed Excel worksheet that calculates and graphs control valve installed gain in conjunction with the user’s preferred control valve sizing application has prompted a new interest in the application of these calculations. Three examples are shown here.

Class 1 Division 2 Products

Class 1 Division 2 products make it easy for you to design and deliver safe machines that help your customers increase productivity and maximize availability for hazardous environments.