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Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One

Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One

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Improving Valve Sealing Performance and Reliability

Improving Valve Sealing Performance and Reliability

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A Primer on Fugitive Emissions

A Primer on Fugitive Emissions

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Emerson Expanding Mississippi Facility

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Emerson plans on delivering $500,000 in new equipment to its facility in Sherman, MS. Because of this investment , and its promise of new jobs for the region, the Sherman Economic Development Corp. has approved $150,000 in grants for Emerson.

"We have a relatively new Fisher product that will be reloca...

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REXA and CCC Form Joint Initiative

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REXA and Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC) have formed a joint initiative to modernize steam turbine controls for enhanced performance based upon each company’s core competency.

There are more than 10,000 turbomachinery trains worldwide powered by CCC. By upgrading mechanical and hydraulic go...

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Chevron and Pembina Sign Deal to Build Pipelines, Other Facilities

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Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has signed a 20-year deal with Chevron to build natural gas pipelines and processing facilities for a potential production operation in northwest Edmonton, Alberta. The infrastructure developed over the term of this agreement has the potential to represent a multi-...

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U.S. in Midst of Biggest Drilling Surge Since 2012

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“U.S. drillers pushed ahead on the biggest surge in oil drilling since 2012 as companies take advantage of oil prices that have held steady above $50 for almost three months,” Bloomberg reports .

“Drilling is booming in a few shale plays -- led by the Permian Basin in West Texas and Ne...

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U.S. Private Sector Growth Slows from January’s 14-Month Peak

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At 54.3 in February, the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index dropped from 55.8 in January but remained above the 50.0 no-change value for the twelfth consecutive month. The latest reading signaled that private sector output growth moderated from the 14-month high recorded ...

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NAM Kicks Off Tour at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) kicked off the 2017 State of Manufacturing Tour at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin, TX—a “hotbed of modern manufacturing.” The event is the first in a series of stops in six states throughout the next week, including a visit with Pr...

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1997 Articles

FALL 1997
Select the Proper Bus for Your Valve Application
By Ross Kunz

Testing the Fugitive Emission Standards
By Matthew J. Wasielewski

Selecting a Safe Service Contractor
By Ronald L. Allen

API 598 Seventh Edition: Valve Inspection and Testing
By R.H. MacDonald

SUMMER 1997
Packings & Gaskets: Keeping Plants Safer & Operations Smoother
By Brooke C. Stoddard

ASME Section VIII: Pressure Vessels
By the VMA Pressure Relief Valve Committee

An Analysis of Nuclear Check Valve Performance by Valve Type
By K.L. McEhlaney

Smart Valve Technology: Digital Positioners
By Bruce Gumstrup


SPRING 1997
Optimizing Bellows Seal Valve Selection

By Bruce Grumstrup

Basic Principles & Practices of Desuperheating
By W.W. Mott

Balancing Fluid Networks Using Three-Way-By-Pass Valves
By Grahame Leslie

ASME Section IV: Heating Boilers
By The VMA Pressure relief Valve Committee


WINTER 1997
Material Hardness: What It Is, What It Means, and What It Doesn't Mean
By Don Bush

Excellence in Product Development Through Innovative Engineering Design
By Christian P. Burger

ASME Section III: Review and Summary
By the VMA Pressure Relief Valve Committee

Selecting a Steel Casting Supplier
By Dennis Allen and Raymond W. Monroe

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