2021 FSA Courses

FSA Short Courses at the Valve World 2021 October 12th, 2021 George R. Brown Convention Center

Valve Installation Best Practices for Fugitive Emissions Service Duration: 3 Hours

Instructor: Ron Frisard, Chair of the Packing Division of the FSA

This training will focus on identifying best practices in regards to valve packing installation in downstream emissions service.  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.

Some of the points that the training will include:

–           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


Flange Sealing Installation Best Practices

Duration: 3 hours

Instructor: Ron Frisard, former Vice Chair of Gasketing Division of the FSA

Flange leakage in emissions service can result in loss 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 best practices for successful flange sealing including gasket seating stresses, torque calculations, and gasket selection.   Some 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