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Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

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Shale Gas Leading to Billions in Chemical Investments

Tuesday, 17 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

After years of high and volatile natural gas prices, new domestic supplies of more affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) have created ...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

12 HOURS AGO

ValvTechnologies’ EcoPack technology has received ISO 15848-1:2015 certification from Odin Heavy Industries. To earn ISO 15848 certification, ValvTechnologies underwent a stringent evaluation process that included a series of 17 helium leak tests and eight thermal cycles on a fully assembled v...

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Emerson Acquires GeoFields, Inc.

5 DAYS AGO

Emerson has acquired GeoFields, Inc., a global supplier of software and implementation services for pipeline integrity data collection, management and risk analysis for the oil and gas industry. GeoFields software enables pipeline operators to collect critical integrity data, perform risk modeling a...

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Shale Gas Leading to Billions in Chemical Investments

12 HOURS AGO

After years of high and volatile natural gas prices, new domestic supplies of more affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) have created a competitive advantage for U.S. chemical manufacturers, leading to greater investment, industry growth and new jobs. Companies from around the world ...

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Oil Demand May Peak in the Near Future

1 DAY AGO

Demand for oil in developed countries will revert to structural decline by 2020, wiping out about four million barrels per day by 2035. In contrast, developing economies will increase their demand for oil by nearly 16 million barrels per day by 2035.

While transport demand will flat-line around 2030,...

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Empire State Index at Highest Level Since 2014

14 HOURS AGO

Business activity grew at a robust pace in New York State, according to firms responding to the October 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed six points to 30.2, its highest level in three years. The new orders index came in at 18.0 and the ship...

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Consumer Confidence Rises in October

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The University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment surged in early October, reaching its highest level since the start of 2004. The data indicate a robust outlook for consumer spending that extends the current expansion to at least mid-2018, which would mark the second longest expansion since the ...

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2000 Articles

FALL 2000
Advanced Valve & Actuator Technology in the New Millennium: An Inside Look
By Rhondalee A. Dean

Chemical Industry Market Outlook
By Eric J. Linak

Making Traffic Flow: Implementing the Technical Side of Lean
By Ken Branco

Emergency Valve Reliability: The Intelligent Solution
By Reijo Karjalainen and Karl-Kristian Högström


SUMMER 2000
New Generation of Valve Actuators Can Provide Important MOV Predictive Maintenance Data
By Chris Warnett

Welding of Carbon Steel Materials for Use in Sour Service
By Don Bush

Process Solenoid Valves Offer Reliable Performance & Simplified Control
By Richard A. Cook & Sekhar Samy

The Packings & Gaskets Industry Enters the 21st Century
By Rhondalee A. Dean


SPRING 2000
E-Commerce and the Valve & Actuator Industry
By Misty Knappenberger

Workforce 2000: A Generation Apart
By Glenda Thompson-Norton

U.S. Water Industry Crosses Threshold Privatization, Pricing, and Parlez-Vous Français?
By Dan Noble

There's a Brand Name on the Label, But…Who Really Made This Thing?
By Clyde Hayes


WINTER 2000
Advanced Technology Rotary Valves Solve Chronic Isolation Problems
By Sekahar Samy & Stan Miller

Use of Valve & Actuators in Today's High-Tech Military Systems
By Rhondalee A. Dean

Valves 2000: A View of the Future
By Dale Stepanek

Prospering with Valves That Think and Communicate
By Wally Stommes

Valves, Actuators, and the European Union-Part II
By Frederic Washburn

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