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Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Expansion Joints

The types of expansion joints used in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) service are some of the most critical expansion joints manufactured. Operating at high pressures, temperatures, large movement conditions and very aggressive media.

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Pipe Supports & Spring Hangers: Unsung Heroes

By keeping your pipe supports and spring hangers well-maintained, you are preserving the integrity of your equipment, and preventing thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

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LESER Nanotightness

Exceeding the tightness requirements of API 527 by 50% LESER redefines the functional tightness of safety valves: LESER Nanotightness exceeds the tightness requirements of API 527 for gases by 50%.

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DO NOT CONSIDER LESER SRV's JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN INSTALL THEM HORIZONTALLY!!

You likely already know that LESER Safety Relief Valves can be installed horizontally. That, and their superior quality standard, is what sets them apart from other valves in the marketplace. BUT that's not why you should consider them.

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Expedited Service for Pilot Operated Safety Relief Valves

Access is everything. Having quick access to replacement pilot operated safety relief valves and parts is crucial for any plant in operation. Plants that have to wait for several weeks for parts or a new unit can face a significant loss of time and money.

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Clean Hydrocarbons and Water Scale From Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers in One Cycle

Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers can be difficult to clean. Often, plants will disassemble the entire unit, and run separate cycles to clean for water scale and hydrocarbons. This process is time-consuming, and reassembling the unit is difficult and can result in the unit running less efficiently.

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Need Better Delivery on a Large Bore or High Pressure Control Valve?

When a control valve is not designed for hard wear and extreme conditions, a breakdown usually occurs, it can mean weeks of downtime for power plants while you wait for another valve to be delivered.

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Fluid Catalytic Cracker and Steam Turbine Crossover Units Require Speedy Expansion Joint Replacement and Refurbishment

Replacement and refurbishment of metal expansion joints can be a slow process. Facility managers with Steam Turbine Crossover units and Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) units send their expansion joints away for refurbishment meaning plants often need to be shut down for longer than necessary. Extra down time often represents millions of dollars in lost time.

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Improve Coal-Fired Boiler Efficiency by 3% - 5%

For coal-fired power plants, boiler efficiency can mean a great deal to a company's bottom line. An increase in efficiency of a few percentage points can result in thousands of dollars in savings over the long term.

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Easy, Eco-Friendly Cleaning for Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers

If your facility uses a plate and frame heat exchanger, you know the hassle of disassembling them to be cleaned. Many facilities wait to perform cleaning until the entire heat exchanger needs to be taken offline for maintenance; but this means the unit can't be used again until it's been cleaned, maintained and reassembled. Hiring a third-party to perform the cleaning introduces harsh acids that are tough on the environment, and hiring a third-party crew can easily eat into budgets.

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Coal Fired Power Plants Remove Mercury Without Corrosion Concerns

Over the years, we've seen coal fired power plants using powdered activated carbon (PAC) to help them meet mercury emissions compliance. The majority of the PACs on the market are brominated/halogenated products that pack an oxidizing punch to help remove mercury from flue gas. Unfortunately, some studies indicate that there may be a correlation between bromine and corrosion in plant equipment, which can lead to costly repairs or even system replacement over time.

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Extreme Conditions Call for Superior Severe Service Valves

Although an exact definition or standard for severe service control valves is hard to pin down, they are, at their core, exactly what they sound like; specialized control valves that operate under harsh conditions that would degrade or destroy an ordinary valve.

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A Better Burning Coal Means Slag That's Simpler to Remove

Arinah is proud to announce we're working with EES to bring CoalTreat to Canada!

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Under Pressure; Selecting the Right Safety Relief Valve is an Important Decision

These days, safety is key to everything industry does. That’s why safety relief valves are an integral part of plant operations. Whether it’s in the upstream processing, refinery, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation or food and beverage industry, pressure relief valves are an important part of plant operations, helping to keep your equipment, your personnel and the environment safe from hazardous overpressuring.

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Descaling Doesn't Have to be Difficult; Rid Your Plant of Limescale Quickly and Efficiently

Staying on top of costs is important for plants and producers looking to make their operations as efficient as possible. These days it’s more important than ever to keep your processes — and your fluids — running at peak operational efficiency.

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