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East Coast Refiners Eye Texas as Alternative to North Dakota

Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Chris Guy

“Major U.S. East Coast refiners profited from railing hundreds of thousands of barrels of discounted Bakken crude to their plants daily from 201...

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Metso Providing Valves for Oman Petrochemical Complex

4 HOURS AGO

Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's Sohar Refinery and its aromatics plant as well as optimize natural gas li...

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Curtiss-Wright Earns Safety Award for Third Year in a Row

4 HOURS AGO

A Curtiss-Wright facility located in Chanhassen, MN, received a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards. The Chanhassen site produces Exlar electric actuators and earned this award by reporting better...

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East Coast Refiners Eye Texas as Alternative to North Dakota

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“Major U.S. East Coast refiners profited from railing hundreds of thousands of barrels of discounted Bakken crude to their plants daily from 2013 until 2015. But as more and more pipelines were built in North Dakota, the discount began to disappear, and so did the rail cars,” Reuters repor...

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Wind Energy Growing Nine Times Faster Than Overall Economy

23 HOURS AGO

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which just released its annual report. Installing over 8,000 MW of new wind power for a second straight year, the U.S. industry inv...

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Texas Manufacturing Expansion Continued in April

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Texas factory activity increased for the 10th consecutive month in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey . The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, moved down three points to 15.4, suggesting output growth continued b...

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Are Women the Key to Closing U.S. Skills Gap?

2 DAYS AGO

The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte and APICS have just released, “Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters.” The joint study is the result of more than 600 survey responses from women professionals in the manufacturing industry, along with nearly 20 manufactu...

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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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