Monday, June 19, 2017

Cost: $499 USD (both courses)

VALVE INSTALLATION: Best Practices for Fugitive Emissions Service
  10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Speaker:  FSA Compression Packing Division

This training will focus on identifying best practices in regards to valve packing installation as outlined by the Fluid Sealing Association. The best valve packing installed incorrectly will not ensure compliance to LDAR requirements. It is imperative that a plant have a serious, focused, approach to this important subject. One way to improve this is by creating a continuous improvement process regarding valve packing that is fact based and focusing on identifying and classifying root causes of packing performance. Other topics that will be discussed are the following:

  • Accurate measuring of valve dimensions
  • Observing valve issues that could hinder sealing
  • Installation of packing
  • Torque and bolting considerations for Low E sealing
  • Consolidation of packing
  • Multi-discipline continuous improvement program focusing on root causes of packing failures


Duration: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Speaker: FSA Gasket Division

Flange leakage in emissions service can result in lost production and money. If a plant is going to reduce emissions at a plant, one important step that is often overlooked is procedures of flange sealing. This training will focus on the Fluid Sealing Association’s best practices for successful flange sealing, including gasket seating stresses, torque calculations, and gasket selection. Other topics that will be discussed are the following:

  • Flange and Bolts Inspection
  • Flange Condition
  • Torque Patterns
  • Anti-seize and K factor
  • Alignment
  • Flange Rotation
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Nut Embedment