Process interlocking

Eliminating human error

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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Netherlocks Saudi exclusive agent opens interlocking training center

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

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

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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