Category: Petrochemical

Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery

Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery In the process industry today, where environmental sustainability is becoming and increasingly important driver in plant decisions, operators need to focus on any means available to reduce energy consumption. In oil and gas refineries, for instance, a great deal of energy is often consumed to heat and cool Keep reading…

Understanding Loading on Equipment Skid Packages

Process skid packages are critical components of industrial facilities whose design and fabrication requires careful consideration of a number of factors in order to operate safely and reliably. Apart from having to accommodate its own weight, a skid package must also be designed to handle the dynamic nature of the equipment on it (compressors, turbines, Keep reading…

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC): A Brief History

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (or BPVC) is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard relating to the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. The Need for Regulation Following the invention of the steam engine in the 18th century, boilers were put to good use in many industries. However, throughout Keep reading…

An Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is commonly used for welding alloys, such as stainless steel and aluminum, or any work involving brazing, fabrication or pipework. How GMAW Works The electrode in GMAW consists of a roll of wire that is fed into the work piece by a ‘gun’. The rolled wire electrode allows for the Keep reading…

Thermal Fatigue Cracking in Pressure Vessels: What You Need to Know

Thermal fatigue cracking is a potentially dangerous condition that occurs as a result of cyclical expansion and contraction caused by temperature variations in industrial process equipment. The extent of damage will depend on the frequency and magnitude of these temperature swings. Damage from thermal fatigue manifests itself in the form of cracking in the equipment Keep reading…

Boiler System: Reduce Soot Build-Up to Improve Performance and Efficiency

A dirty boiler tube is an inefficient boiler tube. While some degree of soot build-up is inevitable in any boiler system, excessive soot may indicate serious furnace or fuel issues that result in dramatic decreases in efficiency. In firetube boilers, hot gases flow through tubes carrying the byproducts of combustion. Over time, these accumulate to Keep reading…

Choosing the Right Material for your Pressure Vessel

Improper selection of material is one of the leading causes of failure in pressure vessel. As a result, choosing the appropriate metal for a specific tank application is of the utmost importance. Choosing the wrong material can lead to any number of issues, from poor performance and lower efficiency, to catastrophic failure and reduced safety. Keep reading…

The Differences Between Wet and Dry Industrial Scrubbers

Exhaust gases produced from industrial processes often contain substances that are harmful to the environment. Because of this, facilities are required to take measures to remove pollutants before gases can be released into the atmosphere. Wet and dry industrial scrubbers are two of the most effective pollution removal technologies. Here is a brief overview of Keep reading…

The Pros and Cons of Forced Circulation Evaporators

Forced circulation evaporators are important pieces of equipment used in process industry to remove water from liquids. When it comes to which type of evaporator to use for a specific application, operators have a number of different options to choose from. The use of forced circulation evaporators are common in operations where feed viscosity is Keep reading…

5 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Industrial Boilers

Pressure vessels, such as industrial boilers, can be sensitive to a variety of scaling and heat loss issues if they are not properly maintained. Follow the five preventative maintenance tips below to ensure that your boiler remains safe, efficient, and reliable. Clean Your Boiler Periodically Scale, soot and other forms of residue can cover the Keep reading…

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