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Valve World Americas Expo & Conference

Jun 19, 2019 to Jun 20, 2019
Houston, TX, United States
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SwRI will be exhibiting at the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, Booth No. 1701.

Check out our short in-booth presentations!

Wednesday, June 19
10:45 a.m.
“Flow Loop Design for Pressure Control”

This presentation will discuss the design considerations that should be addressed when designing a pressurized flow loop for safety and overpressure protection. Designing a safe flow facility in a pressurized situation starts long before pipe is assembled. An in-depth review of the potential pressure sources, permissible actions, and potential failure modes must be performed before a design is realized. Once the facility is fabricated, it must be commissioned and operated in a safe manner. Case studies on the application of overpressure protection for single-phase liquid and gas flow facilities will be presented.

Wednesday, June 19
2:30 p.m.
“Fugitive Emissions Testing Best Practices”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the refineries industry sector was the fourth largest greenhouse gas emission source in 2017. Therefore, it’s critical that new process valve designs for refineries focus on reducing fugitive emissions. These new valve designs must be tested at realistic conditions to correctly quantify emissions and validate performance. Fugitive emissions testing has evolved along with the changing regulations, and the evolution in fugitive emissions test procedures has resulted in new challenges for test facilities. This presentation will discuss the safety and quality-related challenges associated with fugitive emissions testing and proven methods to safely acquire valuable test data.

Thursday, June 20
10:45 a.m.
“Valve Fire Testing Best Practices”

Southwest Research Institute has over 25 years of experience conducting valve fire testing. This presentation will discuss the current fire testing capabilities at Southwest Research Institute.  It will include piping diagrams of the fire test stand and instrumentation.  Because fire testing involves tremendous safety hazards, lessons learned regarding the safe completion of the test procedure will be shared.

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