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Smith Flow Control

6 Waterside Business Park
Eastways Industrial Estate
Witham, Essex
United Kingdom

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Article archive for Smith Flow Control;

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Combining Mechanical Interlocks with Process Safety Sensors - SmartTrap+ ensures process vessels and pipework are safe to open. 04 February 2016

In the process industry, mechanical interlocks guarantee strict adherence to procedures and help avoid human error. They are particularly useful for highly dangerous operations such as pigging and valve changeover procedures. ...

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SFC’s interlocks withstand temperatures of 1000°C 12 June 2015

Smith Flow Control’s GL and QL interlocks withstood temperatures of up to 1000°C in recent tests. Performed by Score Group plc, the tests found the QL and GL to be compliant with the temperatures and conditions specified in API Standard 607 Sixth Edition – 2010 and ISO 10497:2010....

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Smith Flow Control - The common sense approach to valve safety 08 July 2014

Working in the oil and gas industry can be tiring and stressful, especially in extremely hot environments like the Persian Gulf. Workers operating valves are exposed to constant heat and noise and undertake dangerous, repetitive tasks that often require intensive labour. ...

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EasiDrive – the most versatile valve operation tool available 07 July 2014

Smith Flow Control’s EasiDrive portable valve actuator is quite possibly the most versatile valve operation tool available. Carried in a rucksack, it is specially designed for use with valves requiring a large number of turns or which are otherwise difficult to operate because of high torque or harsh climate conditions. ...

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Smith Flow Control to Attend ADIPEC Oil &Gas Event in Abu Dhabi 07 November 2013

Located on stand #8233, Smith Flow Control will demonstrate its headline products at ADIPEC, in addition to its wide range of safety interlocks. On display will be SFC’s portable valve actuator, EasiDrive. Using EasiDrive, an operator can easily operate multiple valves, avoiding fatigue and injury risk. ...

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FlexiDrive provides safe, remote valve operation in oil, gas and chemical processing industries 02 September 2013

Smith Flow Control’s FlexiDrive valve actuator can be applied to any conventional wheel-operated device in oil, gas or chemical processing plants to make them constantly accessible and safe. The FlexiDrive is a dependable, versatile and cost effective remote valve operator....

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Smith Flow to showcase EasiDrive at Offshore Europe, Stand 4B141 29 August 2013

SFC will showcase its portable valve actuator, EasiDrive at Offshore Europe 2013 in Aberdeen. EasiDrive is used to operate valves in the Oil & Gas industry and is ideally suited to valves with a high number of turns, high torque or those operated in difficult climatic conditions. Simon Read, SFC’s project sales manager, will be demonstrating the EasiDrive system on the stand. ...

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Operating panel allows safe and efficient control of actuated valves 13 August 2013

Safety engineering company Smith Flow Control has manufactured a custom-built operating panel which enables a client to control a sequence of actuated valves.  The operating panel can be used in a wide variety of applications that involve the use of actuated valves, for example to launch or receive a pig....

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The case for mechanical key interlock systems 23 November 2012

Michael Fynes, Sales & Marketing Director at Smith Flow Control, looks at the use of key interlock systems as an effective safety management tool in extractive and processing operations....

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Interlocks safeguard against improper process execution 04 November 2010

The process of loading and unloading pipeline inspection gauge (PIG) launchers and receivers can have catastrophic consequences if performed incorrectly. A specific sequence of valves must be operated, pressurising and depressurising the PIG chamber in the same order every time, to avoid damage to equipment and injury to personnel. To protect this process, Smith Flow Control offers its full line of key interlocks....