Decision Guides

Mcilvaine has prepared a number of decision guides.  Some are part of the Power Plant Air Quality Decisions which has now been expanded to cover all coal fired power plant equipment. Others are displayed in Gas Turbine Decisions which covers all the equipment used in gas turbine combined cycle plants.  Recently Mcilvaine has introduced an initiative which covers all industries and is focused on helping decision makers determine the lowest total cost of ownership options when selecting equipment and services for high performance applications.  As part of that new initiatives 4 decision guides are in preparation. Anyone can volunteer information.  Plant owners and subscribers have full access to the guides.

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Decision Guide

LIFO vs FIFO Filter Pulsing to Maximize Acid Gas Capture

Last sorbent on the cake is first removed. How do we change that to FIFO?

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Decision Guide

Molecular Sieve Switching Valves

Which of three designs is best under each of the varying conditions found? What materials and coatings are needed? 

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Decision Guide

Forward Osmosis

Where does Forward Osmosis have advantages over technologies such as reverse osmosis.  Is it just a narrow range including high solids wastewater or does it extend to desalination

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Decision Guide

Choke Valves

What designs work best given the sand, water, pressures and other challenges for surface and sub surface applications?  

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LIFO vs. FIFO Filter Pulsing to Maximize Acid Gas Capture - Last sorbent on the cake is first removed. How do we change that to FIFO?

Direct Sorbent injection is becoming increasingly popular. Much of the acid gas is removed on the cake formed in the pulse jet filter.  It is critical that the unreacted or last in sorbent is not the first out. The LIFO vs FIFO accounting concept may apply.  Input on this subject is solicited from sorbent, dust collector, bag and valve suppliers.  Over the next few months we will assemble an analysis and decision guide on maximizing acid gas capture in the bag filter. A webinar will be scheduled for early Fall to discuss the findings. For more information contact Bob Mcilvaine at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Ph: 847-784-0012 ext. 112

 

Molecular Sieve Switching Valves

Molecular sieves are used to dehydrate gas. The valves used in switching from one sieve bed to another are subject to severe service including zeolite particles and corrosive, hot conditions. There is considerable controversy on the best valve designs and materials choices. Over the next few months we will assemble an analysis and decision guide on this subject. The preliminary analysis is provided at Severe Service Valve Technologies and Markets.  A webinar will be scheduled for early Fall to discuss the findings. For more information contact Bob Mcilvaine at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Ph: 847-784-0012 ext. 112

 

Forward Osmosis

There are a now a number of suppliers of Forward Osmosis systems.  A decision guide is being prepared on the applications and the technology.  This includes the membranes, draw solution chemicals, systems and use in desalination and high TDS wastewaters.  The potential for heating the draw solution with waste energy will also be examined to determine the availability of waste heat sources as well as the potential alternative beneficial uses. .  A webinar will be scheduled for early Fall to discuss the findings.

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Choke Valve Decision Guide and Webinar

Mcilvaine is compiling a continually updated Decision Guide for operators of choke valves used in oil and gas and other industries for fluid control. Contaminants such as sand integrated into varying mixtures of water, oil, methane and other gases provide both operational and maintenance challenges. The guide will identify the major applications and then the performance of various designs and various materials for specific conditions. The Guide will be the basis of a recorded discussion to be conducted in early fall 2016.  The guide will be offered free of cost to any end user.  It will also be published in Industrial Valves: World Markets and Strategies.  The wisdom of the industry is sought in order to make this guide the best it can be.   Input is welcomed from any and all sources. White papers, articles and other data to further the discussion would be most helpful. The background information and part of the analysis has been prepared and is displayed at Choke Valve Decision Guide. For more information contact Bob Mcilvaine at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Ph: 847-784-0012 ext. 112