Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors

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Predictive and Preventive Maintenance December 13, 2013

Set-up and design for a steam-pressure-reducing valve station

Proper system design, component selection, and installation of your steam PRV station may prolong the life of steam components

By Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors
Safety Standards December 7, 2011

Selecting the optimum steam pressure for process applications

What is the correct steam pressure for a given application? Every person involved with steam systems must address this question. Learn how to select correct pressure and ensure both optimum performance of the process equipment and system reliability.

By Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety November 4, 2011

Best Practices for installing steam system heat transfer components

Following simple rules and proven techniques can help avoid the most common problems caused by incorrect component selection or improper installation practices.

By Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors
Safety Standards October 23, 2011

Water hammer: The number one problem in a steam system

There is only one time to correct water hammer – immediately.

By Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors
Compressed Air July 15, 2011

Removal of non-condensable gases, air is critical in a steam system

Learn where air and non-condensable gases come from, how they affect a system’s operation and performance, and best practices for eliminating them.

By Kelly Paffel, Swagelok Energy Advisors
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