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Summer Issue Preview: SIL, Pulp & Paper and more
Valve end users and manufacturers are often responsible for equipment to be used in Safety Instrumented Systems, but because they have little background in instrumentation, they don’t understand how or why a process is designated a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) application. In the summer issue of Valve Magazine, mailing mid-July, Mike Mitchell from Cameron Flow Control explains how SIL came to be and how it is applied.
Also coming is another in our series of “Where Valves Are Used,” and this time we’re covering the pulp & paper business. This industry has seen some tough times in recent years, but because the products touch everyday human life, it will remain an important process industry. Today’s mills and those that supply to the mills are using new technologies and methodologies to increase profitability and productivity. Velan’s Harlan Dunk examines how today’s mills operate and where valves fit into the picture.
And look for articles on Cryogenic and Fire Testing, Solenoid Valves, Wastewater Treatment, Hydraulic Actuators, Technology Tools and more.
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Nuclear Slowdown Related to Natural Gas Prices
Natural gas prices will have more of an effect on the fate of the U.S. nuclear renaissance than the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, according to a report by John Egan of Industrial Information Resources. He based his comments on statements made by a panel of experts at a recent Web conference. As John Herron, president, chief executive and chief nuclear officer at Entergy Nuclear, put it: “I don’t believe the nuclear renaissance is dead, but with natural gas costing $4 to $4.50 per million British thermal units, it is difficult to justify investing in a new-build nuclear plant.”
Learn what others have to say about the role that low natural gas prices are having on future nuclear activities on the Valve Magazine website.
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Learn about VMA at upcoming industry events
Look for the Valve Manufacturers Association/Valve Magazine exhibit at a number of industry events during 2011. We encourage you to stop by our booth if you’re at any of these shows. VMA staff will be happy to answer your questions, explain the benefits of membership, sign you up for subscriptions, and show you samples of our educational materials.
On June 6-7, we’ll be at the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits in Calgary, where our first two-day Valves & Actuators 101 course will take place. (This event will be held again in the Rosemont area of Chicago, Oct. 26-27; registration opens July 1.)
Next up is the first Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June 21-22, in The Woodlands, TX. You'll find the VMA booth right outside the entry to the exhibit hall.
This fall, we’ll be participating in The 2011 ChemShow in New York, Nov. 1-3, where we will also conduct a three-hour course, "Introduction to Valves, Actuators & Controls."
Finally, we’ll be on hand at the huge Power-Gen International, slated for Dec. 13-15.
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CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions: XOMOX XLB Lined Ball Valve Has New Design
CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ XOMOX® has started shipping its new XLB Lined Ball Valve. The new design is available in 1/2- to 6-inch (15-150 mm) sizes (as per ASME, EN, and JIS). More...
CONVAL: Clampseal High-Performance Globe Valves Available in 12,000 Different Configurations
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ASCO Low-Power Solenoid Valve Series
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