Catching unfit control valves

Journal: 
Valve World
Valve World

How do you catch those unfit control valves during your project before it is too late? I mean too late before it really hurts! Before it eats your energy! Before it gives you sleepless nights! During my 42 years in the petrochemical industry, working 35 years for an American oil and gas major, I was often involved in large and mega projects as the automation engineer responsible for the engineering, commissioning and startup of instrumentation and control including those control valves.

Applying KPIs for valve reliability in projects with valve manufacturers, EPCs and end-users

Journal: 
Industriearmaturen
Edition: 
2016/2017
Page: 
37-40
Industriearmaturen

Large capital projects in plant engineering come along with special challenges. It’s not unusual that starting up a plant for the first time and get it operating reliable causes reengineering and replacement of critical control valves and may lead to startup delays and significant operation loss in the early beginning of its live cycle. Applying new principles of operation for “Non Process Quality Control” (NPQC) show the way to a signi- ficant increase of quality in valve selection and reduction of cost for the plant operators at a very attractive cost benefit ratio.

A new CAT on the NPQC scene!

Journal: 
Valve World Americas
Edition: 
May 2014
Page: 
16
Valve World Americas

I am ready to introduce a new CAT on the NPQC scene, with focus on control valves! If you don’t know what I am talking about? Then please read on and let me explain.

Controllability Index: the effective CONVAL® 8.0 approach to optimize your valve configuration

Journal: 
FIRST Whitepaper
Edition: 
10.2009
Page: 
1-8
FIRST Whitepaper

Prediction of regulation quality has recently repeatedly been the subject of discussion and debates, and it can be assumed that a practical and objective application guideline for regulation quality, orientated around the end-user's needs, will be presented during the further course of this year. With a view to efficient determination of the optimum valve configuration during the initial phase of design and valve selection, a static regulation quality index has been unveiled and implemented in CONVAL® 8.0.

Optimized design and selection of valves using a controlability index

Journal: 
Industriearmaturen
Edition: 
3/2009
Page: 
247-252
Industriearmaturen

Prediction of regulation quality has recently repeatedly been the subject of discussion and debates, and it can be assumed that a practical and objective application guideline for regulation quality, orientated around the end-user's needs, will be presented during the further course of this year. With a view to efficient determination of the optimum valve configuration during the initial phase of design and valve selection, a static regulation quality index has been unveiled and implemented in CONVAL® 8.0.