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Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

The atmosphere at VMA’s 2018 Marke...

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

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Cybersecurity for Process Control

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Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

Thursday, 19 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per ...

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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Paradigm

3 DAYS AGO

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm will be joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar automation software. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulat...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

4 DAYS 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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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

2 DAYS AGO

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) from the first half of 2016, reaching a record high of 0.9 million b/d. Petroleum product exports also grew over the same period with propan...

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Energy Intensity in U.S. Manufacturing Decreased

2 DAYS AGO

Energy intensity in manufacturing in the U.S. decreased from 2010 to 2014. U.S. manufacturing overall fuel intensity decreased by 4.4% from 3.016 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per dollar of output in 2010 to 2.882 thousand Btu in 2014. According to the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (M...

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Fed Reports Economy Growth in September, Early October

2 DAYS AGO

Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. The Richmond, Atlanta, and Dallas Districts reported major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas a...

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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

3 DAYS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease of 0.1%, was 0.5% lower than previously reported, while the estimate for August, a decrease of 0.7%, was 0.2% higher than before. Manufacturing output...

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1995 Articles

FALL 1995
Metallurgical Failure Analysis of Valves & Valve Components
By Edward Bravenic

The Status of the World Economy & the European Valve Industry
By Werner Engelhardt

Product Liability Reform: A Step Toward Relief
By Brooke C. Stoddard

Safety Valve Maintenance: A Key to Plant Safety
By Wallace M. Landers


SUMMER 1995
Clean Air Act Update: Fugitive Emissions & Valve Standards
By James W. Adams

Metrication: Name Changes & More
By Brooke C. Stoddard

Pitfalls of Gasket Selection
By David Hart

Recent Advances in In-Situ Testing & Non-Intrusive Condition Monitoring of Valves
By M.K. Au-Yang


SPRING 1995
Transient Effects on Valve Performance

By Marvin E. Beasley, P.E.

The Dangers of Counterfeit Valve Parts
By Joseph H. Steinke & Jason S. Abboud

Bar Coding: The Little Stripes March Into Valve Factories
By Brooke C. Stoddard

International Standardization--Changing the Future of the Oil & Gas Industry
By Andrew J Bergman & R.T. "Bud" Weightman


WINTER 1995
TVA and VMA Working Together: Partnering in the 90s

By Therese M Draddy

Part-Turn Valve & Actuator Standardization
By Chuck M. Simchera

Imitation Valve Parts: You Get What You Pay For
By Philip L. Skousen

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