I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chementator Briefs
Light-emitting Si Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE; the…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment PDF Processing & Handling

Why Bad Things Happen to Good Steam Equipment

By Jim Risko, TLV Corp. |

Accounting for an entire steam-trap population is crucial to avoiding safety incidents and sub-optimal production — high-priority consideration must be given to steam-system management Historically, steam systems have provided the most effective source of readily conveyable heat to industrial process applications, including those in the chemical process industries (CPI), and there is no similar low-cost substitute that can replace steam. Without steam, industrial production would be dramatically curtailed, and the low-cost manufactured products that are made from steam’s heat or power-generation assistance would not exist. Without steam, our quality of life, economies and society in general would suffer. While many CPI workers may appreciate that steam systems are a necessity, the same individuals may have also experienced negative steam-related incidents throughout their careers, making them harbor unfavorable thoughts. Specifically, these events may have resulted in safety issues, equipment failures and unscheduled shutdowns of a unit or a full production line. Safety events are extremely challenging and sorrowful issues if someone is injured, and shutdowns can be disruptive to the entire workforce. It is not surprising, then,…
Related Content
Steam Quality Considerations
Steam often provides the majority of heat, but its quality is not always carefully managed. Here are some tips on…

ABB

The Big 6 level measurement technologies, where to use them and why

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The Big 6 level measurement technologies, where to use them and why In this session, MS Sreekeanth, a Global Product Manager in ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business, will discuss the typical advantages and applications for…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Video - Do you really need a thermowell?
Hydrofluoric acid alkylation (HFU) unit optimization
The Big 6 level measurement technologies, where to use them and why
Upstream Oil & Gas: Automation intelligence from wellhead to distribution
6 benefits to expect from a measurement partner

View More