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CIRCOR Announces Availability of Historical Segment Information

-1 DAYS AGO

CIRCOR International announced the availability of certain historical segment information reflecting its previously announced organizational realignment beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The new “Energy” segment, including the recent acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions, will prima...

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Curtiss-Wright, Clarke Industrial Engineering Sign Licensing Agreement

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Clarke Industrial Engineering has entered into a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereby Clarke’s patented and proprietary Shutter Valve technology will be exclusively available to Curtiss-Wright for the worldwide naval defense market, the U.S. maritime homeland security mar...

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New Investments Spur Permian Oil Production Increase

3 HOURS AGO

The Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday that oil production in the Permian Basin could increase by 53,000 bpd by next month. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), that is the largest monthly increase in the region in a year.

“The EIA’s first shale oil forecast o...

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Why is Oil & Gas Slow to Adopt Cloud Technology?

23 HOURS AGO

“There are endless benefits to implementing a cloud-based system, many of which center around less waste and less hassle, but due to operational characteristics, oil & gas companies stand to benefit more than most.”

“Yet, while being among the sectors that stand to gain most fro...

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Industrial Production Sees Largest Rise in More Than Two Years

3 HOURS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.8% in December, the largest increase since November 2014, after falling 0.7% the previous month. For the fourth quarter as a whole, the index slipped 0.6% at an annual rate.

Manufacturing output moved up 0.2% in December, as an increase in durable manufacturing outweighed d...

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IMF Raises U.S. Economic Growth Forecast

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After a lackluster outturn in 2016, economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging market and developing economies. However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted in its new World Economic Outlook, there is a wide dispersion of possible outcomes around ...

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Explosion-proof DC-powered actuator from Metso Automation

metso jamesbury valvcon qx seriesThe new Jamesbury® Valvcon QX Series DC powered actuator from Metso Automation is an economical alternative for 12VDC and 24VDC on/off applications, particularly in the oil and gas industries.

 

It is easy to install and operate, making it suitable for field, offshore rig and remote skid applications. 

QX-Series actuators incorporate a holding brake to prevent back-driving, two auxiliary limit switches that can be used for indication and an internal relay that eliminates the need for external-signal polarity reversal in order to change the direction of travel.

These actuators are compliant with NEMA 4/4X/7&9 standards, carrying a CSA (C US) mark indicating that they have been tested to both Canadian and U.S. standards. QX-Series actuators are available in eight sizes ranging from 150 lb-in to 3000 lb-in.

For more information about new QX-Series Actuators and to locate the nearest Jamesbury Valvcon stocking distributor, please visit www.metso.com/valvcon.

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