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18 | September 2017 | VALVE TECHBOOK: TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE Managing Valve Assets Digitally Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), is a provider of full-stream digital industrial solutions for oil and gas. BHGE offers two new digital tools to bet- ter manage valve assets—whether it's on a platform, pipeline or plant location. ValvKeep is an asset man- agement tool that helps users manage their valve life cycle. It acts like a medical record system, like that used by a family doctor, to provide life-long critical testing and maintenance data. To further optimize efficiency, condition-based monitoring tools like ValveAware monitor performance and proactively determine the health of the valve fleet to increase plant profitability and avoid unplanned downtime. Using digital solutions helps keep valve technology healthy, which improves safety and quality while maximizing profits. Streamlined Trunnion Valve Gets Safety and Seal Upgrades A new generation of Schlumberger's WKM D Series valves, commonly selected for specialized applica- tions such as gas distribution, gas transmission, oilfield production and industrial applications, has been released by Cameron, a Schlumberger com- pany. Engineered for heavy-duty, long-lasting per- formance in a variety of body and seal materials, the streamlined WKM 370D6 trunnion-mounted ball valve now features a new seat design that enables better sealing across a range of material options like Teflon and PEEK, while lowering the torques required to operate the valves. The entire size, pressure and material trim range has been success- fully certified to the API 607 6th edition fire test, giving operators confidence in valve performance in many situations. Safety integrity level certifica- This technology showcase features an assortment of valve technologies for onshore and offshore. New Valve Technologies for Various Applications T he following is a small sampling of valve technologies for subsurface safety valves, wellhead valves for subsea and surface trees, and pipeline valves that are available to operators in the industry. Editor's note: The copy herein is contributed from service companies and does not reflect the opinions of Hart Energy . BHGE's ValvKeep tool is an easy-to-use, icon-driven software program that records the life events of valves, providing status reports on valve health, future maintenance planning and other resource-maximizing functions. (Image courtesy of Baker Hughes, a GE company) The WKM 370D6 trunnion-mounted ball valves are designed for heavy-duty performance in general purpose petroleum and chemical process applications. (Image courtesy of Cameron, a Schlumberger company)

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