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  • Fugitive Emissions Standards
  • Segmentable & Piggable Fittings
  • How to Size an Actuator

Navigating the EPA's Fugitive Emissions Standards

By Ralph Chaney, Senior Director - Downstream Valves & Automation, Supply Chain Management
March 14, 2017 Tags: Fugitive Emissions, API 622, API 624, API 641, API Testing, Valve Packing

As a leading valve distributor, API fugitive emission standards are something MRC Global addresses on a daily basis. Compliance with these standards and the associated EPA standards are a vital part of the valve selection and sourcing process.

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Around the Bend - Segmentable vs. Piggable Fittings

By Dane Toone, Supply Chain Management Manager,
October 25, 2016 Tags: Fitting, Segmentable, Piggable, Elbows

Our industry has come a long way since the first wooden pipeline was built in 1862, which, at the time, was an upgrade from transporting oil in repurposed whiskey barrels and moved by horse drawn wagons. Advances in technology and best practice are necessary for our industry to operate more efficiently and safely.

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How to Properly Size an Actuator

By Carlos Gamero, Engineering Manager,
September 13, 2016 Tags: Valve Automation, Actuation Sizing, Maximum Supply Pressure, Minimum Supply Pressure

Understanding Minimum and Maximum Supply Pressure

A common misconception in our industry is that actuating a valve is as simple as putting the most cost efficient actuator on top of your valve of choice, but the process is actually much more complicated than that. Selecting the correct actuator for the size and purpose of the valve is key but it’s only the first step.

If the actuator isn’t sized by a knowledgeable and technically trained expert, the results can be disastrous and/or expensive.

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