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The Challenges of Slurry Valve Packing

The Challenges of Slurry Valve Packing

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The Many Layers of Valve Qualification

The Many Layers of Valve Qualification

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Valves Help Achieve Net-Zero Water Use

Valves Help Achieve Net-Zero Water Use

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Valve Selection in Pulp and Paper Operations

Valve Selection in Pulp and Paper Operations

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Wolseley Announces Name Change, CEO Succession


Wolseley plc is officially changing its name to Ferguson plc, subject to shareholder approval. Ferguson is the most significant brand in the Wolseley Group of companies and accounts for 84% of the Wolseley Group’s profitability.

The company also announced that CEO Frank Roach will retire on July ...


Spirax Sarco Employees Build Prosthetic Hands for Children


Spirax Sarco hosted their annual charity event at the Westin Hotel in Savannah, GA on Saturday, March 11, 2017 where participants built prosthetic hands for children in third-world countries who are missing limbs.

There are 300,000 landmine rated amputees globally and 20% of those are children. Emplo...


Permian Drillers Acquiring Slivers of Land for Horizontal Drills


With horizontal drilling in the Permian Basin allowing producers to “drill longer wells than ever before, companies such as Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Parsley Energy Inc. and Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC are increasingly haggling with other producers for slivers of land that allow them ...


In Blow to Nuclear Industry, Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy


“The Westinghouse unit of Japanese technology giant Toshiba plunged into Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday as the Cranberry Township, Pa.-based division faces cost overruns and delays with its U.S. nuclear plant projects,” reports USA Today .

“The company said the bankruptcy does not aff...


Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Rate in Nearly Seven Years


Manufacturers in the fifth district were generally upbeat in March, according to the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The index for shipments and new orders both rose and employment gains were more common. This improvement led to a composite index for manufacturing that rose from...


Consumer Confidence Reaches 16-Year High in March


The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, improved sharply in March. The Index now stands at 125.6, up from 116.1 in February. The Present Situation Index rose from 134.4 to 143.1 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.9 last month to 113.8.



1996 Articles

FALL 1996
Valve Cleaning--Some Options to Consider
By Ed Rowe

Misunderstanding of European Union Directive Requirements Could Have a Significant Impact Upon Your Business
By R.T. "Bud" Weightman & Wendy Busktop

Making Steam Distribution Efficient
By Graham Leslie

Canadian Valve Council Second Annual Meeting
By Janet Kopenhaver

Valve Standards in the Petrochemical & Refining Industry

By Greg Johnson

Improved Packings & Gaskets: Solving A Host of Problems
By Brooke C. Stoddard

ASME Section I: Safety Valve I Requirements
By the VMA Pressure Relief Committee

The Status of the European Valve Industry
By Pierre Thevignot

Exxon's Mobile Bay Project Valve Procurement-An End User's Perspective
By Thomas D. Molzahn

The Internet: A Sourcing Tool for Engineers, Buyers, and Specifiers
By Lisa M. Cherubini

Stem Failures in Globe-Style Control Valves
By Don Bush

Patternmaking—A Future?
By Dr. Michael C. Ashton

From Economic Policy to Environmental Issues: The Canadian Valve Council Gets Involved
By Janet Kopenhaver

Evaluating the API-607, Fourth Edition Firetest
By Rudy MacDonald

Conventional Valve Stuffing Boxes Can Meet Fugitive Emissions Reduction Requirements
By Doug Clendenin & Richard D. Walsh, Jr.

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