The additive manufacturing (AM) applied to the industrial valves is significantly impacting certain paradigms. This theme will require an update on the most recent case studies and the progress of the technical standards related to this emerging technology.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO VALVES, ACTUATION AND CONTROL
The impact of digitalization in plant design and management, particularly in the O&G sector, is improving the implementation of “smart” technologies, amplified by the intense and increasing use of reliable field devices and safe communication networks, in support of predictive maintenance and process optimization. Valve actuation and control technologies are the main drivers and Authors are invited to bring their contributions and expectations.
SEALING AND FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
The minimization of the fugitive emissions from equipment leak is more and more an important task. Papers will cover the monitoring technologies, stem packing designs and other advances in optimizing valve sealing performance, with reference to applicable national and international standards for tests and inspections.
VALVE DESIGN AND MATERIALS FOR SEVERE SERVICES
This theme covers new perspectives and developments in on-off / control valves’ and safety devices’ design, materials, castings and forgings, manufacturing processes, coatings and corrosion protection technologies. Contributions and case studies on fire testing and valve applications on hydrogen production development will also be appreciated.
STANDARDIZATION / STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT
Comparison between existing international standards and current developments of commonly adopted specifications (e.g. IOGP-JIP33), strongly required by End Users and EPCs, will also find a proper space for open discussions and presentations.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Large-scale projects, with complex international supply chains, rely on vendors and suppliers all over the world, with proper common and widely used Standards, Supply Specifications and Documents’ review cycle, fully endorsed and accepted by End Users and EPCs.
AI APPLIED TO MECHANICAL DESIGN, PROCUREMENT AND MANUFACTURING
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has found numerous applications in the fields of mechanical design, procurement, and manufacturing, revolutionizing traditional processes and enabling more efficient and intelligent systems. The authors are invited to present the state of the art and case studies applicable to the valve industry.
ENERGY TRANSITION, CARBON CAPTURE UTILISATION & STORAGE
The energy transition refers to the global shift from fossil fuel-based energy systems to cleaner and more sustainable alternatives. This transition is driven by the need to address climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote a more secure and affordable energy future. This theme will promote an update of the state of the art of the main technologies in this field like those related to the production of Hydrogen and the CCUS units.