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Fugitive Emissions Update

The Fugitive Emission Summit Americas ends today in Houston, Texas. Another summit will be held in Shanghai on September 20-21, 2016, again to provide a platform for community debate and bring together end users, EPCs, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to discuss the challenges ahead. Click here to read a range of views and opinions from experts from the conference.

Valve Stem Packing Compression & Installation

With today’s mandate for reduced fugitive emissions and improved air quality in industrial valves, proper installation of stem packing has become critical. But the importance of effective sealing by packing in the stuffing box goes beyond volatile operations where leakage can be hazardous It also applies to applications such as steam and low-temperature inert services. Stem packing leakage in non-fugitive emissions applications can be expensive because of product loss and a reduction of operating efficiency. It all comes down to proper installation with precisely the right material.

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Updates to Industry Standards Offer New Options for Fugitive Emissions Testing

Standards groups in the U.S. and abroad have been actively advocating for compression packing used in valve stem sealing. Some of other more relevant provisions and changes are outlined in this article.

The working group (WG 10) for International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) ISO/TC 153/SC 1, which covers industrial valves – including design, materials, manufacturing, testing and inspection – has been working on the second edition of ISO 15848-1.¬† The second edition has reportedly been approved and is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2015.

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