Keep Within your Limits
Houston (Feb 7, 2020)
Throttling valves used for process control are largely identified as a leading source of carbon emissions, contributing up to 60% of total emissions within gas fields, pipelines and hydrocarbon processing facilities. Dynamic operation of control valves and continuous movement of components accelerate internal wear, which eventually leads to the exposure of small leak paths to atmosphere.
If left unattended, these leak paths can become a major source of fugitive emissions. On top of the challenges of dynamic operation, LNG applications introduce thermal cycling of temperature that also must be considered, as rapid temperature excursions and material expansions/contractions can also be a major source of increased emissions.
In this article published in February 2020 edition of LNG Industry, author James R. Lowery, Sr. Product Manager for Baker Hughes, USA, considers how best to reduce emissions leaked from control valves, in order to better comply with industry standards and requirements.
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Author: James R. Lowery, Sr. Product Manager, Masoneilan Productline, Baker Hughes