Proper linkages of all the components that comprise automated valves are critical to the performance of process control operations. Historically, when valve automation first began, mounting kits made up of brackets and couplers to mount an actuator on top of a valve had to be machined by custom bracket manufacturers.
Though experts largely feel extremely confident in the ability to control the specification of the proper materials and components, utilize the proper tools, and calculate the correct torque values; one critical and often overlooked variable still looms large.
Baker Hughes Collaborates With C3 AI, Accenture and Microsoft on Industrial Asset Management Solutions
Energy technology company Baker Hughes is collaborating with C3 AI, Accenture and Microsoft on industrial asset management (IAM) solutions for clients in the energy and industrial sectors.
Spare parts are sometimes hard to come by on Alaska's North Slope. Take burner plugs, for instance. These consumable parts, found within ConocoPhillips’ original gas turbines at Kuparuk (a 40-year-old field), aren’t manufactured anymore.
Not many years ago, cryogenics – the production and behavior of materials at very low temperatures – was likely to be understood by a group of people with specialized knowledge in fields like aerospace. Working with cryogenic applications means working with systems and components that have very special design and performance requirements. The costs associated with manufacturing and testing can be extreme. For these reasons, relatively few manufacturers have become adept at developing and commercializing cryogenic products that can meet the performance needs of the end user, at a price point that is practical.