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Houston (August 01, 2020)

Houston (August 01, 2020)

Direct-spring pressure relief valves (PRVs) are a perfect fit for many overpressure protection applications across the oil and gas, power, and chemical industries. However, when they are misapplied, direct-spring PRVs can present risky and costly consequences leading to safety hazards, frequent and costly repairs, inefficient operation, and unwanted fugitive emissions.

The traditional approach to managing these issues is a ‘good enough’ strategy through reactive PRV maintenance. While this approach may serve to stop the bleeding, it does not go so far as to attack the root cause failure modes.

In this article published in the August 2020 edition of Hydrocarbon Engineering, author Brian Burkhart, Sr. Product Manager Consolidated product lineseeks explain two historically common responses to these issues, alongside a revolutionary, simple, and economical solution to attack and solve the root cause failure modes.

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Check out the new publication in the August 2020 edition of Hydrocarbon Engineering.

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                            Author: Brian Burkhart, Sr. Product Manager, Consolidated product line, Baker Hughes