GERMANY march 20, 2014 – This is the third Seminar organized by Advanced Valve Solutions and again; it was an enormous success! The participants were very impressed with the depth and content, knowledge level and the variety of topics that were presented.
Houma, La. - CORTEC has added a new model to its Extreme Service Choke line, the CXC. The CXC features a 2" Max Orifice flanged body rated up to 15,000 PSI service. The choke, controlled by a hydraulic piston operator, additionally features dual sided tungsten carbide trim as well as a downstream carbide wear sleeve installed inside the outlet flange.
There are applications for steam coolers in very complex situations. One common example is if a cooler is not working continuously and only has to function occasionally. This can occur for example during start up and shut down or in case of an emergency to protect the main steam lines. In this instance the nozzle section will become very hot. The moment the cooler is required to start, thermal shock will occur and the cooler will be permanently damaged. In practice a very limited number of cycles can be expected before the cooler is damaged.
Increasing efficiency in power plant engineering is a hot topic. This technologically challenging endeavor of increasing conventional steam temperatures of 600°C up to 700°C is the requirement and the goal of the project COMTES700. The abbreviation stands for "Component Test Facility for a 700°C Power Plant". It is sponsored by the European Union and involves HORA as one of the technology partners: The power of innovation from Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock.
Often a check valve and a stop valve are installed separately on top of a steamboiler. A check valve prevents you for steam flowing backwards into the boilerssystem and a stopvalve gives you the opportunity to isolate the main steamline. Stahl-Armaturen PERSTA GmbH, with her many long years experience, has developed a solution to combine this check/stop function within a single valve: Stop-Check valve