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Valve Regulatory Watch
Flow control and routine system shutdowns provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the working system. However, designing and testing for emergency systems provides a unique set of challenges, which are more critical in light of a recent U.S. Executive Order involving chemical facility safety.
Q&A: A Roundtable Discussion on Flowmeter Calibration

Six fluid handling industry thought leaders weigh in with their insights and best practices on the dark science of flowmeter calibration.

QUIZ CORNER: Which Flowmeters Measure Inferentially?

Which of the following flowmeters infer the flow of fluid passing through the flowmeter? A. Coriolis mass; B. Magnetic; C. Orifice plate; D. Oscillating piston; E. Oval gear; F.  Thermal; G. Turbine; H. Venturi; I.  Vortex shedder ...
 

Part IV: The Case of the Cold Control Valve

The flowmeter appeared to be properly installed, and its flow control valve located downstream was caked in ice. I went back to my office to think about what really caused the scram.

Understanding the Impact of Steam Cleanout on Thermowell Installations

This is the way we’ve always done it. Why worry about steam cleanout? If that is the way you tend to think about thermowell design, and you are involved with piping and thermowells that are exposed to steam cleanout, then as the old Ray Charles song goes, “I’ve got news for you.”

A Checksum Game for Industrial Cybersecurity
A strategy called “Defense in Depth”, which uses multiple security countermeasures to protect the integrity of the information assets in an enterprise. is a practical approach to industrial cybersecurity.
Validating  Remanufactured Control Valves
Remanufactured control valves can be produced with such precision and quality that they represent a viable alternative to new equipment. However, automatic control valves are not a “one size fits all.”
The Future of DCS
Process automation systems have, arguably, never been more important, and the selection and implementation of distributed control systems (DCS) is central to the modern industrial automation challenge.

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Pressure-Relief Devices Help MythBusters Test Hollywood Movie Explosives Myth

When the popular TV show MythBusters blows things up, they regularly call on Oseco, a supplier of industrial-strength pressure-relief systems.

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Application Note: Monitoring Pipeline Emissions from the Trunk of a Car

The laser-based Fast Greenhouse Gas Analyzer from Los Gatos Research allows mobile monitoring of methane leakage from oil exploration and distribution pipelines. More

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FlowStream Blog

Pressure-Relief Devices Help MythBusters Test Hollywood Movie Explosives Myth

When the popular TV show MythBusters blows things up, they regularly call on Oseco, a supplier of industrial-strength pressure-relief systems.

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Application Note: Monitoring Pipeline Emissions from the Trunk of a Car

The laser-based Fast Greenhouse Gas Analyzer from Los Gatos Research allows mobile monitoring of methane leakage from oil exploration and distribution pipelines. More