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S. Korea’s Largest Offshore Wind Power Plant Complex to Be Established in Saemangeum

South Korea’s largest offshore wind power plant complex with a maximum capacity of 99.2 MW will be established near the Saemangeum Seawall. The Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA) announced on January 5 that it would sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with special purpose company (SPC) called Saemangeum Offshore Wind Ltd. at the Best Western Hotel in Saemangeum on the 6th for the offshore wind power project, along with North Jeolla Province, Gunsan City, Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC), Kunsan National University and Jeonbuk Technopark. The project had been pushed ahead from 2009 but it was finally halted due to environmental and radar interference issues. The SPC consists of KEPCO KPS and Mirae Asset. The project is valued at 440 billion won (US$367.74 million) a...

How Ball Valves Work?

Valves play an important role in manufacturing various kinds of items we use or come across on a day-to-day basis. From bicycles or automobiles, jet airplanes, or the oil you use for cooking—all are results of valves in some form or another. However, there are a range of valves. Each differs in not just its shape and dimensions, but also its function and application. In this post, we look at how ball valves work, its different types, and some reasons why it should be used. WHAT ARE BALL VALVES? These are valves that make use of a ball to navigate the movement of substances from one seating surface to another. The function of the ball is similar to a track ball found in old computer mice. However, the ball in the valve consists of a port, which changes alignment in response to the position ...

Temperature Considerations for Pressure Relief Valve Application

The process of selecting or evaluating correct set pressure for pressure relief valve application is relatively straightforward – the set pressure of the pressure relief valve is compared to the pressure vessel maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP). The correct set pressure can be determined by using ASME Code rules and the general principle that at least one valve must be set at or below the MAWP. The Code does not thoroughly explain temperature considerations, and application concerns related to temperature are just as important as proper selection of the correct set pressure. The purpose of this article is to examine some of these concerns when applying pressure relief valves in pressure vessel service. One concern is selecting correct material for pressure relief valve construction...

Theory of Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting

Oxy-Fuel gas cutting is functional for use with low carbon and low alloy steels, with a carbon content generally restricted to 1/10 to 3/10 of 1%.  The various alloy elements found in steel affect the ability of the oxygen to cut the metal.  Elements such as manganese, silicon, phosphorus, and sulfur have very little effect in normally found levels.  Other elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and carbon generally reduce the ability of oxygen to sever the material up to the various limits of each. Prior to attempting to flame cut a piece of material, you must study it and consider the elements it contains as well as the combinations of these elements, just as you would if you studied the metal for physical properties for heat treatment, flame hardening, etc. A cutting torch divert...

Industrial Heat Exchangers: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Are Needed

  Exchangers are easily one of the most important and widely used pieces of process equipment found in industrial sites. Regardless of the particular industry in question, it will likely require some type of temperature regulation, and for that exchangers are likely to come into play. Exchangers may be used for either heating or cooling, however, in the industrial sector, particularly within plants and refineries, they are overwhelmingly used for cooling. Let’s dive a little deeper into what they are, why they are needed, how they work, and how they are classified. What Are Industrial Heat Exchangers? As their name implies industrial heat exchangers are pieces of industrial equipment which are designed to exchange or transfer heat from one medium to another. The heat exchange may be f...

Needle Valves- How Are They Different From Flow Control

Needle valves are fittings which are designed with a slender and tapered point at the end of its valve stem. This is the valve’s stem which is actually lowered right through the seat, to block or restrict the flow. Needle valves are used to ensure that the fluid passes through the valve, and actually turns 90 degrees before it passes through an orifice which serves as the seat. This seat comes with a rod having a cone shaped tip. The valves are actually used to regulate the actual flow of liquids as well as gases, at rates which are set at a low flow. The fine threading design of the needle valve stem, along with its large seat area, ensures that precise resistance will follow. These valves are used to control and check the flow of liquid and gases into the delicate gauges of the system, w...

Chevron Cancels $1.8 Billion FPSO Order at Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korean shipbuilder Hyunday Heavy Industries confirmed Wednesday that Chevron has cancelled a $1.8 billion (2.1 trillion won) order for a floating production storage offloading (FPSO) destined for Chevron’s Rosebank project in the UK North Sea. “As the process to build the offshore plant has not begun due to delays in Chevron’s final investment decisions, the company won’t suffer any losses from the order cancelation,” an HHI spokesman told Yonhap News. The FPSO would have been permanently moored at the Chevron-operated oil and gas field, located about 80 miles northwest of the Shetland Islands in water depths of approximately 3,600 feet. Hyundai Heavy Industries should have had some indication the contract termination was coming Chevron in late 2015 determined that proven reserves at...

What is Steam and what are its principal applications?

Steam Control Valve   This article is not focused to any specific aspect of steam control valve. The wide subject matter can accommodate a lot of pages. However, to confine it within a respectable size, we will focus mostly on technicalities and industrial applications of steam control valve. We will try to make this article interesting for all readers, and navigate from basics to complex technology-oriented topics. Let’s hit at the root of the subject, which is steam in this article.   What is Steam and what are its principal applications? Water is converted to steam during transition from liquid to gas. Hydrogen bonds keep the H2O molecules together, and it breaks free to generate steam. In the liquid form, the molecules are continuously broken and joined with each other. The b...

Pre-Fabrication of Piping spools

THE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF WHOLE PROJECT! Industrial construction includes a wide range of projects, such as petroleum refineries and chemical and power plants. This type of construction involves intensive piping, which connects a variety of equipments and conveys process fluid and gas. Due to compressed schedule and limited space on site, industrial construction projects rely heavily on the offsite fabrication and assembly. As such, piping work is divided into two stages: Pre-Fabrication of Pipe Spools and site installation. PRE-FABRICATION OF PIPE SPOOLS Pipe spools are fabricated from a number of raw pipes and pipe fittings (e.g. elbows, flanges, tees, etc.) in fabrication shops. Raw pipes are cut to the required sizes and moved with pipe fittings to a fitting table, where some of the co...

What Is A Plug Valve And When Is It Used?

We’ve previously discussed how to select specific valves for improving production time and MTBF and thought it would be a good time to review one of the most simple and economical valves available: the plug valve. Plug Valve Basics  A plug valve is shaped like a cylinder or cone and can be rotated inside the valve body to control flow of fluids. Plug valves have one or more hollow passageways often placed horizontally to allow ease of flow through the valve when open. The most common type of plug valve is the 2 port model with an open and closed position. The two ports are usually located on opposite sides of the valve with one passageway leading from inbound to outbound and the stem and handle located on the top. A plug valve also uses a quarter turn valve, which is useful where quick and...

Samsung Heavy Cancels $776.8 mln LNG FPSO Order

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) (SHI) has terminated a contract worth a 907.6 billion won ($776.8 million) for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNGLF) (LNG) floating production and storage (FPSO) unit the shipbuilder signed with an unnamed European buyer back in January 2009. The South Korean shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing that the order, which came from an unspecified European firm, was cancelled as the firm did not issue a work order by a deadline agreed upon. Under the initial contract signed in January 2009, the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit was planned to have an annual production capacity of 2.5 million tons and a storage capacity of 210,000-cbm of LNG. The LNG-FPSO was initially expected to produce LNG from...

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