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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.

Subsea Pipeline/Flowline Electric Trace Heating System

Published on 21 May 2019 by Lana Hajovsky

The Electric Trace Heating System uses an array of insulated electric heating elements in thermal contact with the pipeline or flowline being heated. The applied electrical power is dissipated as heat by Joule effect resistive heating. The system can be applied to either flexible pipe or rigid pipe-in-pipe. Trace heated …

Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger service experience

Published on 20 May 2019 by Jared Tomlinson

Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHE) are diffusion-bonded type heat exchangers. These are highly compact, highly robust exchangers compare to the other popular heat exchangers such as shell and tube. They are now well established in the upstream, high pressure hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical and refining industries.

Gas Turbine deterioration caused by fuel gas

Published on 18 May 2019 by Jamal Abbas

Gas Turbine deterioration in the presence of hydrocarbon liquid in the fuel gas.

Inherent Hazards Definition

Published on 16 May 2019 by Arun Patel

Discussion of ​inherent hazards definition and types of hazards.

Design and construction of inlet and exhaust piping for steam turbine

Published on 12 May 2019 by Tadd Pham

This article provides suggestions on the design and construction of steam inlet piping for condensing and non-condensing turbines, as well as exhaust piping for non-condensing turbines.