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Powell Valve Approves Flotech as Authorized Repair Facility


The Wm. Powell Company recently approved Flotech as an authorized modification and repair facility for Powell Valves.

“Flotech has been manufacturing and repairing valves for over 40 years. Adding another high quality valve manufacturer to the list of valve companies Flotech represents speaks vol...


CIRCOR Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results


CIRCOR International, Inc. reports revenue of $158 million, GAAP EPS of ($0.12) and adjusted EPS of $0.48 in the fourth quarter of 2016 . CIRCOR had an operating cash flow of $20 million and free cash flow of $17 million for the quarter. Cost control and restructuring actions continued to drive bottom...


Southern California Updating Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure


Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will upgrade or replace 50 to 60 pipeline valves in 2017 to further enhance the safety of its system. The effort is part of SoCalGas' Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a multi-billion-dollar program that tests and updates the natural gas pipeline infra...


How New U.S. Policies Will Affect the Chemical Industry


“In 2017, barring a recession in the U.S. and Europe or a slowdown in China, Moody’s Investor Service expects EBITDA in the chemicals industry to slip by 1 or 2% year-over-year.”

A new report from PwC predicts that the Trump administration “is likely to embrace policies that are...


Empire State Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate Since 2014


Business activity expanded at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index rose twelve points to 18.7, its highest level in more than two years. The new orders index climbed to 13.5,...


Philly Fed Manufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February


The index for current manufacturing activity in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month and has remained positive for seven consecutive months. The share of firms reporting growth continues to increase: More than 48% of the ...


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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