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Update: API Standards on Fugitive Emissions

Update API Standards on Fugitive EmissionsThe API Standard Committee on Piping and Valves has published some standards on fugitive emissions. While other standards do address the issue of fugitive emissions, the API standards have also attempted to address leak rates and other aspects of valve performance.

Back to Basics: Pressure Relief Devices, Part 2

Back to Basics Pressure Relief Devices Part 2In Part 1 of Pressure Relief Devices, which appears in VALVE Magazine’s Winter 2016 issue, the author stresses the vital role pressure relief devices play in keeping end-user industries that deal with pressurized equipment safe. Such devices consist of reclosing- and nonreclosing-type devices. The magazine article covers reclosing; this article addresses the nonreclosing types of devices.

Protecting Valves and Actuators from the Cold

Protecting Valves and Actuators from the ColdWinter is here! For most states east of the Rockies, January and February are the coldest times of the year. In the northern states, the average temperature during these months is below freezing.

These environmental conditions can wreak havoc on pipelines. Freezing can render valves inoperable; the valve can lock up, and if there’s water it can break the gear housings. This article gives some examples of what can happen when valves aren’t properly winterized and describes how you can protect valves and actuators from the cold.

Tips: Stuffing Boxes and Quarter-Turn Valves

tips packings imageEditor’s Note: This is the first in a series planned by VALVE Magazine that will give you, our readers, the opportunity to share tips that you have found helpful in your career. It could be an unusual way of handling a problem, or perhaps you’ve learned something quick and easy during the course of a project that has saved you time or money. Is there a tip or technique that was passed down to you by someone that you would like to share? Submit your tips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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