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Answers to fugitive emission problems
Currently, standards mainly focus on sealing criteria, but Thierry Ledauphin says that other functional aspects of the sealing system should not be overlooked,...
Emission control achievable with proper maintenance and selection
Thanks to increasing and diverse legislation, preventing emissions through appropriate selection and maintenance is a priority. Michael Adkins (Swagelok) shares his views....
Emission measurements of industrial valves acc to TA Luft and EN ISO 15848-1
In this article Professor Dr.-Ing Alexander Riedl looks into the implications of measuring emissions according to TA Luft and EN ISO 15848-1 and points out some important conclusions....
Experiences with API standard 622 type testing of process valve packings
This article by Chris Boss and James Drago, P.E. from Garlock Sealing Technologies and Matt Wasielewski, P.E. Yarmouth Research and Technology, outlines the use of API 622 in tests performed by Yarmou...
Factory Practice on Latest Fugitive Emission Standard
Neway’s George Gao looks at the two most widely used standards to detect fugitive emissions from valve packings....
Fugitive emissions and control valves
Etienne Venner (Emerson Process Management) on the history of the development of the fugitive emissions requests, the standards committees and manufacturers’ reactions to them. ...
Fugitive emissions: guidelines for successful valve upgrades
In 2007, the authors considered the effect that upcoming emission legislation in Europe could have on many chemical and process industry plants when replacing sealing elements during shut-downs....
ISO 15848, TA-Luft and a new five-valve manifold
TA-Luft is well-known in the German and European processing industries as the guarantee for high quality stem sealings. But what guarantee do customers get from TA-Luft compliant Industrial Valves and...
Seat leakage rates in on/off valves
This article by Kristian Lund Jepsen (Ramboll Oil & Gas) considers allowable seat leakage rates in new gate, ball, plug, globe and check valves....
Tightening of the standards
Fred Turco (Turco Valve Supply) discusses how standards relating to for example fugitive emissions are becoming more and more important....
Tightness in gasketed flanged unions - I
In this article, ESA member Francisco Montero looks at the background and challenges in gasketed flanged unions....
Tightness in gasketed flanged unions III
PART III: New Standards for Calculation and Testing. The European Standards. By Francisco J. Montero, ESA member...
Update on Fugitive Emission Standards at Valve World 2010
On the eve of his workshop at the Valve World 2010 Conference, Barrie Kirkman reviews some of the key issues in the field of emission control....
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