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Valves in a Cement Slurry Line

Valves in a Cement Slurry Line

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Triple Offset Butterfly Valves

Triple Offset Butterfly Valves

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Digital Valve Control Leads to Increased Plant Availability

Digital Valve Control Leads to Increased Plant Availability

Surge is characterized by fast flow reve...

Cast vs. Forged: The Ongoing Debate Takes a New Direction

Cast vs. Forged: The Ongoing Debate Takes a New Direction

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VMA Members Among Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Finalists


Several VMA members are among this year’s Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalists. Emerson has products nominated in four different categories, while Siemens has several products nominated in a total of three different categories. Chesterton and Hunt Valve have products up for awards the...


MSS Publishes Revised American National Standard for Steel Pipeline Flanges and Receives ANSI Approval


The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that the substantially revised Standard Practice, SP-44-2016, Steel Pipeline Flanges, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Revised American National Standard (ANS).

The first edition of MSS SP-44 was publish...


U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017


Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to enjoy optimism about future investment, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook . Much of this activity stems from the continued low cost of natural gas liquids (NGLs), a primary feedstock for building-block che...


Hydraulic Institute Celebrates Centennial with New Logo

Hydraulic Institute Celebrates Centennial with New Logo

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will celebrate its centennial in 2017 with a new logo as part of a larger initiative to position HI for the next 100 years of service to the pump industry. The new logo is a key element of HI’s overall brand refresh and redesign process.

The logo includes a hidden &ld...


U.S. Adds 178,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate at 4.6%


The unemployment rate declined 0.3% to 4.6% in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the Department of Labor reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.

Employment in construction continued on its recent upward trend...


Third Quarter GDP Revised Up to 3.2% Growth


Gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. increased at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2016, according to the second estimate released by the Department of Commerce. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.4%.

This new GDP estimate is based on more complete source data than were avail...


2001 Articles

FALL 2001
Advancements in Valve & Actuator Technologies
By Andi Mowrey

ISO Part-Turn Valve and Actuator Standards
By David L. Payne

Existing Process Sampling Methods
By Kevin Cook

The Roll of E-Commerce in the U.S. Valve Manufacturing Industry
By Will Garvin

Valve Repair in the 21st Century
By Greg Johnson

Predict Service Life of Actuator Diaphragms
By Paul Gassman and Ted Grabau

The Challenge of Multi-Channel Distribution
By Dale Stepanek

Breaking the Valve Packing Paradigm
By Meredith Miller, Floyd Jury, & Stan Koloboff

Rapid Prototyping: What the Future Holds for Metal Casters and Casting Buyers
By Ronald Benson

Energy Conservation Through Increased Valve Performance & Efficiencies
By David Stinchcomb

ASTM A990: A New and Better Way to Buy High Nickel Alloy Valve Castings
By James L. Gossett

Plastic Valves Meet Niche Market Needs
By Rick Bolger

Beware of Consultants Selling Cures
By Jim Teegarden

Let's Keep it Simple: Pilot Operated Regulators
By Tom Popeck

An Intro to the 9CR-1 Mo-V Alloys
By Donald R. Bush

How to Comply with OSHA's Ergonomics Program
By Marc Pasternak

Foundry Quality Systems for Pressure Vessels in the 21st Century
By Michael Porfilio

The 'R' Word: The State of the Economy
By David Wyss

Making Traffic Flow II: Implementing the "soft" side of Lean
By Ken Branco

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