New key management solution for valve interlocks

For a multinational oil and gas company in Norway, Netherlocks recently designed a key management solution. The design includes an integrated PC, software and touch screen and allows for easy logging and authorization of the use of your interlocking keys. It also offers operators detailed interlock information and provides insight in the use and status of your systems.

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Quick Fix Guide helps solve simple issues related to valve interlocks

Netherlocks has developed a new tool for all existing and new Netherlocks customers; the Quick Fix Guide. This booklet helps users of valve interlocks to understand the functionality and quickly fix possible difficulties from working with interlocks.

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Power Wrench ensures quick opening of vital bypass valve

The Power Wrench is the ideal tool for quickly opening and closing manual valves. A striking example of the benefits of the tool is provided by a refinery, where the Power Wrench is used to ensure quick operation of a vitally important manual bypass valve on a filter system.

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New product introductions on Relations Event 2015

Last week Netherlocks welcomed customers from The Benelux at our head office in The Netherlands at the Netherlocks Relations Event 2015. Visitors got to know all process safety solutions from Netherlocks and our sisters Crowcon and Elfab

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Mechanical partial stroke test reveals hidden ESD valve failures

An Antwerp based leading global synthetics company uses partial stroke testing to test the availability of some of their most critical ESD valves. Remarkably, they found that some valves that performed spotless in full stroke tests during stops, turned out to be stuck during live process. Without mechanical partial stroke tests, these critical on/off valves would have remained open upon request for an emergency shutdown.

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Netherlocks wins HALMA Innovation Award 2015

During the  2015 edition of the Halma Innovation and Technology Exposition (HITE), the Innovation Award for Best Process was awarded to us. We won this edition’s Best Process award for our Internship Innovation Program.

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Eliminating human error

Every year, agencies like CBS, OSHA and EPA investigate the biggest accidents that occur in the oil, gas and downstream sector, searching for root causes. There never seems to be one reason or mistake, often a combination of multiple factors lead to such catastrophic events. A lack of training, bad communication, wrong design and product malfunction are a few examples that are frequently identified during the root cause analysis. In most cases though, the human factor plays a vital role.

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Uzbekistan Ambassador visits Netherlocks head office

On March 3rd 2015, the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Vladimir Norov, visited the Netherlocks head office in The Netherlands. Accompanied by his Counsellor for Economic and Commercial Affairs Mr. Askar Mirsaidov, the ambassador was received by Netherlocks managing director Daniel Ruiter and the management team.

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New Indian branch office

On November 6, 2014, Halma India’s Managing Director, Mr. Prasenjit Datta inaugurated our new Vadodara branch office, located in the commercial area of Vikram Sarabhai Marg, Vadodara. The Vadodara office will serve as a base for Nitul Sanghvi, Area Sales Manager for South East Asia and his team.

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Live test reveals advantages of mechanical partial stroke testing

Recently Netherlocks shot video material for the FAITH partial stroke test device. The video shows a partial stroke test as carried out by personnel of a Netherlocks client. While showing a live partial stroke test, it visually reveals the advantages of FAITH.

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New Power Wrench distributor in Nigeria

Netherlocks appointed Atlantic Bluewater in Port Harcourt, Nigeria as local Power Wrench distributor. Atlantic Bluewater is an integrated engineering, maintenance and procurement services company in the upstream, mid Stream and down stream sectors of the Nigeria oil and gas economy.

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Netherlocks Saudi exclusive agent opens interlocking training center

Pan Arabian Office Co. Ltd, exclusive agent and distributor in the Saudi Arabian market for Dutch interlocking manufacturer Netherlocks, has started up their own training center, located in their Jubail facilities to provide technical trainings to their customers.

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Local approach to maintenance of valve interlocks increases process uptime

Netherlocks agent in South Africa, Zonke Engineering Ltd, adopts a local approach to service support, in line with the Netherlocks strategy to increase its local presence. Within this approach, one of their major clients is offered a made to measure mechanical valve interlock maintenance contract.

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Basic valve interlock configurations in pipeline pigging

In pipeline pigging procedures, different valve interlock configurations can be distinguished, depending on the complexity of the pigging procedure. In this article, 3 basic configurations are described in detail.

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Netherlocks reaches second place in national election

Netherlocks reached second place in a national event aimed at selecting the company with the best student placement policy of the Netherlands. 200 Dutch companies participated in this election, amongst others RabobankShellStruktonBoskalis and Erasmus Medical Centre.

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Valve interlock installation training saves time and effort

As part of the Netherlocks Site Services program, Netherlocks offers various practical training courses. These courses enable valve technicians to train basic skills on installing, setting and troubleshooting valve interlocks.

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Agent Conference offered valuable insights on Netherlocks innovations

The Netherlocks Agent Conference 2014, held last April 14 and 15 in The Netherlands, offered plenty of new insights on Netherlocks product developments and new product innovations. The two day conference, which was organised for Netherlocks global agents and distributors, also allowed for discussing market trends and future developments on valve safety and valve control.

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To better solutions for valve position indicating

In the process industry, awareness of the valve status is essential to avoid injury and equipment damage. A recent market research conducted by Netherlocks, revealed that many companies apply self-made or ‘bracket type’ solutions for valve position indication. As a standard, they experience serious issues with the use of these kinds of solution. What are the alternatives to self-made position indicators and how do they perform in terms of quality and cost effectiveness?

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Improving process safety: coupling mechanical safety systems with DCS and SIS (part 2)

In a series of 2, this infographic shows how mechanical valve interlocks can be integrated within DCS and SIS. In particlular, it reveals how variables such as H2S and pressure levels can be linked to interlocking systems for pigging operations. 

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Towards more integrated safety of pigging operations

Especially for pigging operations, integrating the characteristics of purely mechanical interlocks into new electronically powered solutions for control and safety can create a higher overall process safety level.

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