2nd Technical Panel Session
Colleoni Room, 10:30 – 13:00
a) “Correct valve selection for ESD”
Presenter and Author: Ville Kähkönen (Metso Flow Control, SF)
b) “Changing & New Codes & Standards”
Presenter and Author: Paul Heald (Bonney Forge, USA)
c) “Significant improvements in valve maintenance by the adoption of a closed loop performance monitoring system”
Presenter: Claudio Scali (University of Pisa, I)
Authors: Riccardo Bacci di Capaci and Claudio Scali (University of Pisa, I) and Evaldo Bartaloni (CLUI AS, I)
d) Corrosion allowance in valves: common practice and new cost‐effective approach to prevent failures
Presenter and Author: Marco Sparisci (DAFRAM, I)
e) Valve Deficiency Study: End User Experience
Presenter and Author: Meshari Al-Otaibi (Saudi Aramco Overseas, KSA)
WORKSHOP – ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING and 3D Metal printing for Industrial Valves
Caravaggio Room, 10:30 – 13:00
a) Introduction and Presentation: “Current Developments on API standard for qualification of additively manufactured metallic materials for use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries”
Carlo De Bernardi (Conoco‐Phillips, USA)
b) How will AM influence valve design and manufacturing?
Presenter: Per Wennersten (Ramén Valves AB, S)
Authors: Bo Joahnsson, Per Wennersten , Rainer Windsein (Ramén Valves AB, S)
c) Additive Manufacturing: Re‐shaping the Oil & Gas Industry
Presenters and Authors: Fabrizio Delledonne (IMI Orton, I), Marco Marcuccio (CMF Marelli, I),
Marco Scognamiglio (XSIGHT – Saipem, I)
d) Additive Manufacturing in Oil&Gs Industries
Presenter and Author: Valeria Tirelli (AIDRO Hydraulics & 3D Printing, I)
e) Additive Manufacturing Technology for Severe Service valve trim design
Presenter and Author: Michele Ferrante (VSI Controls, I)
f) Design and qualification of 3D printed parts: new challenges for control valves
Presenter: Sergio Lorenzi (Bergamo University, I)
Authors: Sara Biamino (Turin Polytechnic, I), Fabio Brevi (OMB Valves, I), Sergio Lorenzi (Bergamo University, I)
The state-of-the-art and the new technical regulations of this important manufacturing technology rapidly emerging for production of parts and components of Industrial Valves. An exploration of the materials, the processes today available with business consideration about a market that is growing day by day.
Workshop on Fugitive Emissions Standards Update
Caravaggio Room, 14:00 – 16:00
a) “Fugitive Emissions Standards Update: Change in the F.E. Test Protocols API 622 (API 624‐API 641), ISO 15848 and VDI 2440”
Presenter: Manfred Schaaf (AMTECH Messtechnischer Services GmbH, D)
Authors: Manfred Schaaf and Simon Weiler (AMTECH Messtechnischer Services GmbH, D)
b) “High Performance Elastomers: Answering the Big Questions”
Presenter: Matthew Mitchell (ESA E&PSD, UK)
Authors: Andrew Douglas, David Edwin‐Scott, Matthew Mitchell (ESA – European Sealing Association, UK)
The commitment for reducing the fugitive emissions from equipment leak is becoming more and more global and involves today all actors, Autorithies, Oil& Gas Producers and Component Manufactures, in common effort. The main Fugitive Emission Standards for Valves and Packings has been recently updated in order give more effectiveness for reducing the VOC emissions in Plant Operations.
On Thursday May 23rd (from 14:00 to 16:00), the afternoon work shop will be conducted by the chairman David Edwin-Scott (ESA) with the participation of Manfred Shaaf (AMTEC) and Emmanuel Sauger (CETIM), introducing the last Fugitive Emission Standards Update “Change in the Fugitive Emission Test Protocols API 622 (API 624-API 641), ISO 15848 and VDI 2440”.
“Fugitive emissions from equipment leaks are unintentional losses and may arise due to normal wear and tear, improper or incomplete assembly of components, inadequate material specification, manufacturing defects, damage during installation or use, corrosion, fouling and environmental effects and components also tend to have greater average emissions when subjected to frequent thermal cycling, vibrations or cryogenic service” as defined in the literature of “Proceedings of the 2nd annual Gas Processing Symposius, Doha 2010”.
The valves are the main emission’s contributors of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) from equipment leaks and this is the reason because in the last 30 years strong efforts have been aimed to them in order to implement an effective GHG emission reduction strategy.
The commitment for reducing the fugitive emissions from equipment leak is becoming more and more global and involves today all actors, Authorities, Oil& Gas Producers and Component Manufactures, in common effort. The main Fugitive Emission Standards for Valves and Packings has been recently updated in order give more effectiveness for reducing the VOC emissions in Plant Operations.
The workshop will highlight the technical modifications about execution of the tests and concerning the new acceptance criteria for the Low Emission Stem Packings.