Entries in Category ‘Process Engineering’

Venture’s Participation in Process Hazards Analyses

Hazard and operability studies (HAZOPs) originated with a critical examination process developed by ICI in the 1960s. The process was refined over time. In 1974, the disaster at the Royal Dutch Shell caprolactam manufacturing operation in Flixborough, England, led to broad acceptance of the HAZOP as a tool to identify hazards and operability problems. The […]

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Recent Media Coverage!

Over the past 10 days, Venture’s name and some of its staff appeared in the news. Venture appeared in this article published August 25, 2015 via CTO Bill Slatosky Sr. The EPA announced two proposals for lowering the emissions threshold by nearly 30 percent for new and existing landfills collecting and controlling landfill gas. Mr. Slatosky provides […]

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What Exactly is Process Engineering?

Many folks that are new to the world of engineering, and even some whom have been around it for some time are confused by the term “Process Engineering.” Common sense will tell you that an Electrical Engineer would typically deal with electrical systems such as computers, building lighting systems, and wiring. A Structural Engineer would […]

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Specialized Equipment Design

Equipment design means different things to different companies. Many companies are used to the standard off the shelve type of equipment solutions. This approach is suitable for standard problems of filtration, separation, material handling, etc. Other companies will identify an industry need or market opportunity that will require specialized equipment development, design, procurement, fabrication, and […]

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Process Engineering & Design Professionals Should Ask “What If?”

Process engineering best practices should include asking the question “what if?” The process design seems fairly well oriented once the model has been made, the material balance and process flows are established, and the first pass at a general arrangement has been made. When sizing the vendor equipment, a process engineering consultant will work with […]

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Up Front Engineering is the Key to Successfully Managing Capital Projects

The end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching and capital budget plans for next year are due. Operations, Engineering and Maintenance have ideas of where funds can best be utilized, but day-to-day requirements only allow them to develop rough cost numbers and schedule durations based on “similar” projects from years ago. The project gets […]

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Marcellus Natural Gas Liquids

In the Western half of the Marcellus Shale Play, more than just methane flows from gas wells. In this region, hydrocarbons known as “natural gas liquids” (NGLs), are also present with the methane extracted from these wells. If harvested, these NGLs can be very valuable co-products of natural gas processing. The price of NGLs typically […]

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What Is Next For Frac Water Treatment

The management of Frac water from development of Marcellus shale wells has been subject to increasing scrutiny. The deeper Utica shale formation is as promising as the Marcellus formation, and will probably have similar management issues. Concerns about frac water include: Nature of constituents added for fracing Salinity of the frac water and impact of […]

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SILOXANE REMOVAL SYSTEM — VENTURE ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES NEW OFFERING TO LANDFILL AND DIGESTER GAS CUSTOMERS

Due to significant market demand from our landfill gas and digester gas (biogas) customer base, Venture has designed a completely modularized gas conditioning skid, primarily intended for siloxanes removal, with added gas conditioning benefits as described herein. Venture Engineering’s siloxanes removal system is based on a multitude of practical landfill gas processing experience and was […]

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High BTU Gas Plant — Landfill Gas, Coal Beds, and Digesters…

We get a lot of questions about landfill gas (LFG). What exactly is it? What can you do with it? Can my boiler use it? Do I have to clean it before I can use it? Should I make High BTU gas or Electricity with it? And so on, and so on. The following are […]

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