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Fatigue Life Estimation of Turbine Bypass Valve

Fatigue Life Estimation of Turbine Bypass Valve

Due to the severe thermal cycling over operation, a fatigue failure can occur in the valve body of the bypass valve. So, it is necessary to estimate the fatigue life of the given bypass valve for the operating conditions like cold start, warm start & hot start. What are the operating conditions of these valves.

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Mini-HYDRO TM Installation Manual

Mini-HYDRO TM Installation Manual

7) When connecting zoning modules to the Mini-HYDRO™, the zoning modules attach to the left or right side. Install the appropri- ate adapter kit then the zoning module. If using zone valves, install the differential pressure bypass valve(DPBV) assembly between the zone valve module and the end caps. If installing the zoning modules vertically, install air vents in place of the plugs in the end caps.

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Investigation of Water Hammer Effect Through Pipeline System

Investigation of Water Hammer Effect Through Pipeline System

For the prevention method, the pipe is design to bypass valve with a non return valve [8] is installing to the pipe as shown in Figure 3.3. Install a by-pass pipe with a non-return valve is the one of the simpler methods to prevent the damaging effects of the water hammer. Under normal conditions, the pressure supplied by the pump would keep the non-return valve closed. However, after the shutdown of the pump, pressure will be decreased in the discharge pipe and once it becomes less than the suction pressure, the non- return valve will open and the liquid would enter from the suction pipe to the discharge pipe thereby preventing more pressure reduction.
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Design and Evaluation of a Test Atmosphere System for Passive Samplers Development

Design and Evaluation of a Test Atmosphere System for Passive Samplers Development

a: Air inlet, b: Bypass valve, c: Valve to humidity system, d: Humidity generation system, e: Electrical coil, f: Syringe pump, g: Sampling chamber, h: Temperature sensor, i: Humidity s[r]

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User Manual. Thermo Scientific Orion 2111LL

User Manual. Thermo Scientific Orion 2111LL

The sample enters the Thermo Scientific Orion 2111LL sodium analyzer and passes through inlet valve, bypass valve assembly, inlet filter, pressure regulator, flow meter, calibration shut- off valve and into the restrictor tubing. The sample then passes through the reagent manifold into a reagent bottle through a diffusion tubing assembly where pH adjustment takes place. The pH adjusted sample then flows into the flow cell via the diverter valve, where air is introduced from the air pump to ensure proper mixing and fast response. The sample then flows into an atmospheric drain.
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Durability and Reliability of HDPE for Transmission Main Applications

Durability and Reliability of HDPE for Transmission Main Applications

• Close the bleed valve until water comes out • Open outlet solenoid valve using control board • Partially open the bypass valve on the inlet side • Open the gate valve on the outlet [r]

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Manual Pigging with Improved Safety using Microcontroller based Passcode Lock

Manual Pigging with Improved Safety using Microcontroller based Passcode Lock

Once the drain valve and the vent valve are in open position and the isolation valve and the bypass valve are in the closed position and also the pressure behind the pig is less than th[r]

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Instructions for installation and servicing ecomax

Instructions for installation and servicing ecomax

The boiler has a built in automatic bypass valve making it ideal for use in systems with thermostatic radiator val- ves (no separate system bypass is required). For opti- mum fuel economy where TRV’s are used they must be used in conjunction with a boiler control interlock. A pro- grammable room thermostat or separate timer and room thermostat will ensure complete boiler shut down when the heating demand is satisfied. (The radiator in the room containing the room thermostat should not be fitted with a TRV).

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Installing, Operating & Maintaining MUNCHKIN HIGH EFFICIENCY 399M COMMERCIAL BOILER

Installing, Operating & Maintaining MUNCHKIN HIGH EFFICIENCY 399M COMMERCIAL BOILER

A pressure relief valve is installed into the front right side manifold. We recommend a WATTS ¾" M 335 MI valve or equivalent and meets the requirements of ANSI/ASME Heater and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV or CSA B51; Heater, Pressure Vessel and Piping Code as applicable for heating heaters. A ¾" pipe must be directed to a floor drain or suitable location within 6" of a drain or floor. Protect from freezing, do not plug or cap pressure relief valve. Serious explosion causing property damage and or loss of life could result. Under no circumstances should the relief valve be eliminated, capped or plugged.
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US Navy Training Course   Electronics Technician   Volume 08   Support Systems pdf

US Navy Training Course Electronics Technician Volume 08 Support Systems pdf

the thermostatic assembly is inoperable. Corrective maintenance of the regulating valve consists of inspecting the valve for leaks and for freedom of stem movement, adjusting the set point at which the valve regulates, renewing the thermostatic assembly, and cleaning and restoring valve parts. Any time that you remove a valve, you should center punch a dot code on each piece to ensure that the valve and piping are installed in the original configuration. The three-way valve can be turned around, and the problem could go unnoticed until you try to align the temperature regulation of the cooling system. There are individual manuals for the temperature-regulating valves and they should be closely followed. For example, if you remove the top of the thermostatic assembly without chilling the temperature probe, the bellows will expand and rupture, making the unit worthless. To verify that the thermostatic assembly has failed, close valves upstream and downstream of the thermostatic bulb, drain the unit below the location of the bulb, and remove the bulb from its well. Place the bulb in a suitable vessel and observe the valve stroke while the bulb is alternately heated with hot water and cooled with cold water. If the valve thermostatic assembly does not respond, it has lost its thermostatic charge, and a new unit must be installed.
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Installing, Operating & Maintaining MUNCHKIN HIGH EFFICIENCY HEATER with the 925 Controller

Installing, Operating & Maintaining MUNCHKIN HIGH EFFICIENCY HEATER with the 925 Controller

This function is intended to simplify the gas valve adjustment if needed. Listed below are the recommended limits on each Munchkin Heater and the Combustion Settings. Automatic modulation does not take place when the controller is in Test mode, only temperature limitation based on the Munchkin Central Heating set point. The user will be allowed to increase or decrease the fan speed by pressing in either the S1/- or S2/+ keys.

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Model 1811EL Low-Level Sodium Monitor

Model 1811EL Low-Level Sodium Monitor

Calibration procedures for an analytical instrument are important and must be performed carefully. The patented calibration procedure used in the Model 1811EL is a variation on Double Known Addition (DKA). This method has distinct advantages when compared with conventional methods of calibration. It is fast, easy, accurate and uses a readily available pipet for calibration. The sample reservoir, as shown in Figure 1, has two sample volumes; a normal operation volume (about 20 mL) and a calibration volume (about 100mL). The lower volume results in fast system response while on-line, and the higher volume ensures accuracy in calibration. The sample diverter valve, 12, is pushed in to fill the sample reservoir to 100 mL volume prior to calibration. At this point the actual concentration in the sample is unknown but the instrument measures the potential (E s ) and stores this value in the
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The influence of carbon dioxide field flooding in mitral valve operations with cardiopulmonary bypass on S100ß level in blood plasma in the aging brain

The influence of carbon dioxide field flooding in mitral valve operations with cardiopulmonary bypass on S100ß level in blood plasma in the aging brain

In our study, the mean increase in the S100ß concentra- tion was 13% lower in the group with CO 2 protection than in the control group (0.988 µ g/L vs 1.125 µ g/L), but the differences were statistically insignificant. We observed significant differences in S100ß concentrations depending on the age of the patients. In the group of patients older than 60 years, the S100ß concentrations were significantly higher both 2 hours and 24 hours after the surgery. Among patients aged #60 years, significantly lower values of S100ß concentrations were found between the treatment and control groups 2 hours after the surgery and in the subgroup without additional procedures, namely, mitral valve annuloplasty. These results suggest the potential impact of CO 2 flooding on S100ß concentrations but unfortunately not found in other analyses.
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One stage surgical treatment of aortic valve disease and aortic coarctation with aortic bypass grafting through the diaphragm and aortic valve replacement

One stage surgical treatment of aortic valve disease and aortic coarctation with aortic bypass grafting through the diaphragm and aortic valve replacement

On the contrary, surgical correction is usually recom- mended for its wonderful results in increasing diameters of coarctation of the aorta and low re-intervention rate [20]. As reported by Brown et al. [21], surgical repair of coarctation produces lasting results in the majority of the patients and remains the gold standard treatment for CoA. Currently, no consensus has been reached for the best treatment of complex coarctation. Coarctation in association with other cardiac pathology can be treated with a one-stage or two-stage approach. Someone puts forward the viewpoint that it should be treated for stages, aortic valve disease treatment followed by aortic coarctation treatment about 2 months later [22]. It is in- clined to adopt the one-stage surgical treatment for these cases with the development of surgical techniques and extracorporeal circulation. Classic surgical opera- tions for this include anatomic repair or extraanatomic bypass grafting. The former operation needs completely isolation of aorta, which may bring out massive haemor- rhage. The later operation has chances of pseudoaneur- ysm. As far as the recurrence of coarctation is concerned, there is no statistic differences between them [23]. The lat- ter surgical procedure is more fit for adults, in whom stent implantation has not so excellent effectiveness. Several open techniques of CoA repair have been described, which included extra-anatomic bypass, resection with end-to-end anastomosis (REE) and resection and interpos- ition graft (RIPG). Bouchart et al. described 35 patients, in whom most were treated with REE [24]. Duara et al. had 46 open repair cases including 27 REE and 13 RIPG, both of which produced a favourable therapeutic effect [25]. Roselli compared 60 endovascular repairs with 40 open repairs, which indicated that open techniques of CoA repair was associated low risk [26]. Other studies also reported low perioperative major morbidity and no repair- related mortality with open surgical techniques [27, 28]. However, conventional anatomic repair may be compli- cated by the need for extensive mobilization of the aorta, control of blood vessels, the possibility of parenchymal lung injury, damage to the recurrent laryngeal or phrenic nerves, the chances of chylothorax and spinal cord ische- mia. The most feared complication of aortic surgery is paraplegia and risk of spinal cord injury, which in- creases with prolonged aortic cross-clamp time and pa- tient age [29].
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A simple clinical model for planning transfusion quantities in heart surgery

A simple clinical model for planning transfusion quantities in heart surgery

Analysing a set of preoperative and intraoperative variables associated with transfusions in patients under- going isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), isolated valve, or combined procedures (CABG plus valve), we propose a simple model, which does not require computers, to estimate the need for PRBC of new cases in clinical practice. This tool may help in the management of critical patients, when much time and attention is dedicated to medical and pharmacological care, because blood conservation can be most produc- tive for high-risk subjects. The clinical course of patients showing the highest differences between actual and model-estimated number of blood packs was also ana- lyzed for potential model weaknesses and to understand the reasons for significant discrepancies between model estimates and medical decisions.
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Postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or cardiac valve surgery: intraoperative use of landiolol

Postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or cardiac valve surgery: intraoperative use of landiolol

Intraoperative systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and HR are shown in Table 2. In the landiolol group SBP was significantly higher at the start of the operation and SBP and HR were significantly higher at sternotomy, compared to the control group. The incidences of AF after valve surgery and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) were lower in the landiolol group (Table 3), but the differences bet- ween the groups were not statistically significant. The pe- rcentage incidence of postoperative AF was similar among all operative procedures (Table 3).
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Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: risk analysis and long-term survival

Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: risk analysis and long-term survival

data sheet using Excel (Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA), and was reviewed by three of the authors (S.H., I.L.I., and T.G.). Over 200 variables were registered, includ- ing gender, age, cardiovascular risk factors, history of arrhythmia and myocardial infarction. Information on left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) and medication was also collected, including anti-arrhythmic drugs such as beta-blockers, cholesterol-lowering statins, and anticoagulation or antiplatelet drugs. Patients’ symptoms were evaluated according to the New York Heart Asso- ciation classification and their EuroSCORE (European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation) calcu- lated [19]. In addition, information on the degree of coronary artery disease (i.e. three-vessel disease, left main stem stenosis), acute vs. elective surgery, cardio- pulmonary bypass (CPB), cross-clamp time, and skin- to-skin operative time was registered.
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Latitude of the study place and age of the patient are associated with incidence of mediastinitis and microbiology in open-heart surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Latitude of the study place and age of the patient are associated with incidence of mediastinitis and microbiology in open-heart surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

We included prospective and retrospective studies on patients with open-heart surgery coronary artery bypass graft (CABG and valve replacement). Two reviewers independently evalua[r]

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Ascending aortic aneurysm repair and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation

Ascending aortic aneurysm repair and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation

performed in patients with AF undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. Mitral valve repair/replacement (MVR) is most commonly associated with surgical AF ablation as these patients have frequently developed the substrate for AF (i.e. left atrial dilation) and exposure is complimentary [7]. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are also well described in associ- ation with surgical AF ablation [7]. Aneurysm surgery is less commonly performed with surgical AF ablation, likely due to the less common association of the two disease states and the perception of an assumed increase in risk of an already extensive procedure. We describe our experi- ence in 40 patients undergoing ascending aneurysm repair and concomitant surgical AF ablation with the goal of demonstrating safety and efficacy.
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Anterior mitral leaflet length and mitral annulus diameter impact the echocardiographic outcome after isolated myectomy

Anterior mitral leaflet length and mitral annulus diameter impact the echocardiographic outcome after isolated myectomy

Procedures were performed via classic median sternot- omy. After standard cannulation cold blood cardioplegia was administrated to the aortic root. Visualisation of the intracardiac structures was achieved via a transverse aor- totomy. An extended myectomy was performed in each patient. Excision of IVS muscle was carried out from about 1.5 cm beyond the level of right coronary artery to the left lateral free wall in width and to the level of pap- illary muscle attachment in length. Both the mitral valve and the subvalvular apparatus were assessed intraopera- tively. When localised intraoperatively, accessory chor- dae connected with the ventricle’s free wall were excised depending on the surgeon’s judgement. Mitral valve competence and LVOT gradient were assessed by TEE after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). All analysed patients have no more than mild MR and no more than 20 mmHg LVOT gradient immediate after weaning from CPB. Following concomitant procedures were one CABG, one aortic tube graft replacement and two ablations with left atrial appendage closure.
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