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International valve expert addresses offshore challenges

Published:  03 February, 2014

A leading international valve expert and specialist in the oil and gas sector was one of the speakers at the 2013 Valve World Asia conference held in China, in September. Phil Keating, business development director for the Energy sector at Norgren, a market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technology, discussed the issues surrounding the filtration of compressed gas and air on offshore rigs.

Valves used on offshore rigs to control multiple processes are frequently powered by compressed hydrocarbon gas, carrying contaminants that can damage critical downstream equipment. Because of the level of damage that can be caused, many OEMs and end users are tightening specifications to require oil removal filtration.

Mr Keating, who has spent the past decade specialising in product development for Norgren outlined some of the challenges faced in keeping equipment operating reliably and discussed recent advances in filter design that help meet those challenges.


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