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Cranes TP-410: Leadership

When it comes to the fluid handling industry, there is one publication that
every engineer has heard of, studied, and refers to often regarding the flow
of fluid through valves, pipes and fittings, and that document is the CRANE
Technical Paper 410 (TP-410). Intended for use by a wide range of plant en-
gineers, technicians, maintenance personnel, and plant operators, the TP-410
has become the quintessential guide in selecting the correct equipment and
parameters when designing and operating any piping system. This year marks
its 75th anniversary, and since its inception in 1942, the TP-410 has under-
gone multiple revisions and updates to remain relevant to generation after
generation of engineers.

By Aneta Stephens, Crane ChemPharma & Energy

Crane was founded in 1855 by one man, and new chemical compounds process
Richard Teller Crane, who built his com- pressures and temperature much more
pany on a set of values that have guid- extreme than ever before. And as new
ed its employees for over 160 years. technologies, fluids and applications
Since then, Crane has been the worlds were introduced to the industry, the
leading innovator and pioneer of prac- TP-410 provided updates, adding new
tical flow control solutions, addressing chapters and technical references. The
and exceeding the needs of the indus- current edition consists of seven chap-
try, enabling customers to operate bet- ters that cover the theory and calcula-
ter, faster and safer. With a heritage of tion methods used in the design of pip-
innovation built upon a dedication to ing systems as well as the sizing and agers, and system engineers and oper- gineers in the fluid handling industry,
technical design and manufacturing ex- selection of valves, pumps and fittings, ators through software analysis of fluid so in 2009 Crane and ESI partnered
cellence, combined with standards and and is published in two versions Metric handling operations. Flow of Fluids al- again to provide TP-410 readers with ad-
values that center on honesty and fair- (using SI units) and ASME. lows users to model fluid piping sys- ditional tools to assist with their fluid
ness, its no wonder the company was tems on their computers, before costly handling needs. A Flow of Fluids web-
In recognition of the more complex
behind such an influential and educa- downtime or product quality issues oc- site was created at www.FlowofFluids.
processes and applications which engi-
tional publication as the TP-410. cur. The current program analyzes open com, which offers users a suite of web-
neers encounter, in the late 1990s Crane
or closed loop systems containing either based tools to solve equations found
It was Crane that realized the impor- partnered with Engineered Software,
liquids or gases, supports the design of in the paper. Nomographs that were
tance of truly understanding the prin- Inc. to produce a branded software
new systems or modifications to exist- originally printed in hard copy were
ciples behind the flow of fluids in order product to complement the TP410 Pub-
ing systems, assists in the sizing and replaced online with new calculators,
to effectively design piping systems lication. This software, Flow of Fluids
selection of equipment, troubleshoots facilitating the work for its users by pro-
and properly select the most appropri- Premium, is piping system simulation
to find the root cause of operational viding a more efficient means of per-
ate valves, pipes and fittings for that software for use in the design, optimi-
problems, and identifies opportunities forming these same calculations. Such
system. The TP-410 was a product of this zation and troubleshooting of fluid pip- calculators include head loss, pressure
discovery that would help engineers for system optimization. It gives engi-
ing systems. The history between Crane drop, power required for pumping, gas
for years to come, its relevance never neers a clear picture of the entire sys-
and Engineered Software goes back volume and density, equivalents of re-
weakening as new applications and en- tem, demonstrating how all equipment
much further than the nineties however, sistance, flow through nozzles, flow
vironments were explored. works together, rather than focusing on
to 1978 when two innovative and driven through orifices and unit convertors.
individual pieces of equipment. Through
In recent years, the global industrial engineers with an early microcomputer Additional content and updates were
this software, engineers simply enter
base has continued to expand and flu- and a 1970s version of the TP410 start- incorporated into a new version of
design details (equipment and pipeline
id handling is still at the heart of new, ed developing software to calculate TP410 and the website provides up-to-
data), specify operating conditions, run
more complex processes and applica- pipeline headloss, followed by software date errata for all versions purchased
the required calculations, simulate op-
tions. Today, almost every conceivable for pump, control valve, flow meter, since 2009 so users can always receive
erating scenarios, and troubleshoot ex-
fluid is handled in pipe during its pro- and orifice calculations. Over the past updates on edits as theyre made. The
isting systems or design new systems
duction, processing, transportation, 39 years, Engineered Software has con- website also offers online training on
based on the analysis provided.
or utilization. In the current decade of tinually developed features and func- piping system principles and system
new technologies, heat-transfer flu- tionality to improve communication Flow of Fluids Premium Software
ids from solar plants, mineral slurries, between design engineers, plant man- proved to be a tremendous aide to en-

About Crane About CRANE ChemPharma & Energy

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer CRANE ChemPharma & Energy (within XOMOX offer customers complete and
of highly engineered industrial products. Cranes Fluid Handling segment) designs and innovative product portfolio designed
Founded in 1855, Crane provides prod- manufactures a variety of high performance for the most demanding corrosive,
ucts and solutions to customers in the products including: highly engineered check erosive, and high purity applications.
hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, valves, sleeved plug valves, lined valves, Among the industries served are the
chemical, power generation, unattended process ball valves, high performance but- chemical processing, biotechnology,
payment, automated merchandising, terfly valves, bellows sealed globe valves, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, refining,
aerospace, electronics, transportation aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, and power generation.
and other markets. The Company has multi/quarter-turn valves, actuation, sight
four business segments: Fluid Handling, glasses, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and
Payment & Merchandising Technologies, air operated diaphragm and peristaltic
Aerospace & Electronics and Engineered pumps. Its trusted brands (in alphabetical
Materials. Crane has approximately order) ALOYCO, CENTER LINE, COMPAC-
11,000 employees in the Americas, Eu- NOZ, CRANE, DEPA, DUO-CHEK, ELRO,
rope, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. FLOWSEAL, JENKINS, KROMBACH, NOZ-
Crane Co. is traded on the New York CHEK, PACIFIC VALVES, RESISTOFLEX,
Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more REVO, SAUNDERS, STOCKHAM, TRI- Crane TP-410 Current & the original
information, visit ANGLE, UNI-CHEK, VALVES, WTA, and 1942 books
FKX 9000

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Through Education Since 1942

Our Heritage One Stop Solution
Crane employees share a proud Cranes success is measured and
160-year-plus history of doing busi- earned by making its customers suc-
ness the right waytreating people cessful. As an integrated fluid han-
fairly, dealing honestly and ethi- dling solutions provider, Crane is well
cally with customers, suppliers, and equipped to deal with complex global
shareholders, and working hard to projects and all requirements related
meet or exceed the expectations of to those projects. Our extensive prod-
customers. They also share a fasci- uct portfolio enables Crane to offer
nating history of innovation dating product packages and timely propos-
als to simplify our customers supply
from the early years of the Industrial
chain on a local level worldwide, at
Revolution to the current era of tech-
competitive market pricing.
nology-driven product development
and improvement. A career at Crane Whatever the application or project
requiring valves for flow control of
means youll work toward a goal of
media that may be demanding, toxic,
continuous improvement in every-
corrosive, liquid, gas, or slurries,
thing you do within a highly ethical
Crane is there to help.
environment that fosters personal
development and advancement. From the largest to the simplest,
from a single valve to a complex
Since 1855 Crane has been the project requiring engineering to get
worlds leading innovator and pioneer it just right, Crane has the resources
of practical flow control solutions ad- and dedicated staff to provide solu-
dressing and exceeding our custom- tions to meet your daily needs and
components based on the knowledge and industrial diaphragm valves, lined ers needs to enable them to operate make your projects and MRO initia-
found within the pages of TP410. The pipe, fittings and hoses, to name a few. better, faster and safer. Cranes heri- tives work. With its extensive net-
two-part Piping System Principles is a With its extensive network of world- tage of innovation is built upon our work of worldwide locations the com-
self-paced learning course which pro- wide locations, the company is able dedication to technical design and pany is able to use its global project
vides a comprehensive understanding to use its global project management manufacturing excellence. Our world- management processes to coordinate
of the hydraulic principles between processes to coordinate and link all ac- class processes utilize the highest and link all activities from feasibility
components in a fluid system. Addi- tivities from feasibility through design, quality inputs, and every day, Crane through design, procurement, start-
tional courses include an Overview of procurement, start-up, and final docu- delivers its highly engineered prod- up, and final documentation.
Piping Systems and webinars on Cen- mentation, essentially creating a one- ucts, outstanding customer service, Wherever the location of those ac-
trifugal Pumps, Process Measurement stop solution for its customers. and support prior and post sales. tivities might be, Cranes processes
and Control, and Head Transfer. In addi- 160 years of Crane Values link all teams throughout the world
tion, registration for in person software Commitment to Innovation to present its customers with a single
Strong brands and innovative
training at ESIs home state of Washing- For the last 160 years, Crane has prided face (and interface) that of Crane.
ton can be made via the site. The imple- itself on manufacturing excellence, con-
Commitment to continuous
mentation of this website not only facil- tinual customer service, and a commit-
itated the work for existing users of the ment to innovation. The TP-410 and its
TP-410, it also recruited a generation of evolution to an online platform is one ex- Focus on quality and safety
new users who were not already aware ample of such innovation, but another is Leading technical expertise
of the publications benefits. Cranes dedication to product advance-
Global presence with local support
ments, as is seen in its recent launch of
But the TP-410 is just one example of Training centers in all regions
the CraneFKX 9000 Triple Offset Valve.
Cranes technical heritage. As an in- Personal service attitude
For the harsh conditions of critical pro-
tegrated fluid handling solutions pro- cess applications, steam isolation and
vider, Crane is well equipped to deal temperature extremes, this new TOV
with complex global projects and all provides unmatched performance reli-
requirements related to those projects ability and quality across multiple ap-
across the chemical, power, oil & gas, drocarbon service and emergency shut The development of the TP-410 as an
plications while delivering exceptional
refining, biotechnology and pharma- down (ESD) service. It directly address- educational resource for the industry,
flow control, optimized Cv and low Delta
ceutical marketplaces. Its extensive es a growing concern of the industry the consistent and meaningful product
P in a single valve. Engineered to ad-
product portfolio consists of prod- dress the inherent dangers of demand- regarding fugitive emissions, and is an introductions such as the CraneFKX
ucts that span the industry, includ- ing applications, the CraneFKX 9000 example of Cranes mission to address 9000 and the strong ethical standards
ing check valves, sleeved plug valves, adheres to the industrys most stringent such issues, solve problems for plant of excellence and service are what
lined valves, process ball valves, high standards, delivering zero-leak* shut off operators and work to make their jobs makeup Crane and contribute to the ad-
performance butterfly valves, aseptic in high-temperature applications, hy- more efficient and profitable. vancement of the industry.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the profiled
Alex Alcala, President Crane CP&E Recommends TP410 company and do not reflect the position of Valve World Americas. February 2017 | Valve World Americas 3