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Advantages and Disadvantages of Flanges versus Hubs and Clamp Connection

Published on 20 Aug 2019 by Tadd Pham

Considerations in the use of Flanges versus Hubs and Clamp Connection.

Next generation new built hulls for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO)

Published on 02 Aug 2019 by Eric Yakawa

MODEC has announced that it has developed the “MODEC NOAH” and “M350”, next generation new built hulls for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

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Problems and Concerns in Maintenance and Operations of Electric Heat Trace Systems

Published on 16 Jul 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

The following information outlines many of the problems and concerns that can be encountered during the Maintenance and Operations of an electrical heating system.

Trends and Pitfalls in Installation and Commissioning of Electric Heat Trace Systems

Published on 08 Jul 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

The following information outlines many of the trends and pitfalls that can be encountered during the Installation and Commissioning of an electrical heating system.

Cryogenic gas plant hot oil expansion tank elevation

Published on 27 Jun 2019 by Francisco Torres

The hot oil system expansion vessel or surge drum elevation should be baed on NPSH and proper venting requirements.

Flushing and cleaning process lines and vessels during pre-commissioning

Published on 17 Jun 2019 by Tadd Pham

This article discusses four different flushing and cleaning methods for process lines and vessels during pre-commissioning.

Preferred practices for Electrical Pipeline Heat Tracing

Published on 11 Jun 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

Preferred practices for Electrical Pipeline Heat Tracing recommendations based on industry experience for cost, quality and problem avoidance.

Consideration in the use of Multi-Polar Cables

Published on 07 Jun 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

The use of multi-polar cables for connecting field devices is quite common and is accepted by the standard if in the safety analysis of a system the opening, short circuiting, and grounding of the cable are considered as probable situations and not counted as faults.

Comparison of the most used methods of protection to reduce fire and/or explosion dangers

Published on 04 Jun 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

In the process instrumentation field, the most used methods of protection to reduce fire and/or explosion dangers are: Intrinsic Safety, Explosion Proof, Pressurization enclosures.

Inherently Hazards Maintainability, Error Prevention, and Error Recovery

Published on 27 May 2019 by Arun Patel

Discussion of Inherently Hazards Maintainability, Error Prevention, and Error Recovery.

Chemical cleaning of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel piping

Published on 23 May 2019 by Tadd Pham

This article discusses procedures for chemical cleaning of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel piping.

Air cooled heat exchangers design good practices

Published on 22 May 2019 by Francisco Torres

Air cooled heat exchangers design good practices for temperature selection, Air re-circulation, Leaks, Approach temperature, Mean-temperature-difference (MTD) correction factor, Maintenance Cost, and Operating Costs.