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Keystone XL Pipeline Plans Move Forward

The U.S. Department of State announced recently the process and timeline it intends to follow on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The department reiterated earlier statements that it will make a decision on a Presidential Permit, which would move the pipeline forward, by the first quarter of 2013.  Read more


S P O N S O R E D   P R O D U C T

convalConval Zero Emissions Bellows Seal Valves Available. The new Clampseal®
line from Conval, available in single and double bellows, allows for zero emissions
and is ideal for applications where packed valves may not reliably contain light gases
or hazardous system fluids due to leakage in the stem/packing seal area or stuffing
box wall/packing seal area. Read more



MEMBERS

New Headquarters for Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management recently opened new headquarters in Round Rock, TX. The two new buildings will replace the company’s former facility in Austin. The Round Rock facility will serve as the company’s international headquarters and as a technology center for its Systems and Solutions division. Read more

» READ MORE NEWS on ValveMagazine.com > News > Valve Manufacturing, including:

  • Chromatic Industries Appoints Hall President and CEO

  • Tyco Flow Control Opens New Chengdu Plant

  • Grede Holdings' Grimm Honored in Entrepreneur of the Year Competition


S P O N S O R E D   P R O D U C T

elliott manufacturingDon’t Compromise Safety. SafeOperator Makes Valve Operation Easy and Safe. If safety is a concern in your facility then the ability to operate valves from a safe position should be high on your priority list. For those whose business involves industrial valves, the new Safeoperator range delivers proven operating capability and value. Our unique flexible shaft design allows for complete flexibility.  Read more



END-USERS

EPA Proposes Approval of Texas’ Clean Air Plan

The EPA proposed approval of revisions to Texas’ permitting program for major air pollution sources, a program submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The revised plan would establish emission caps known as Plant-wide Applicability Limits that would require continuous monitoring of existing sources. Read more

» READ MORE NEWS on ValveMagazine.com > News > End Users, including:

  • Fracking Poses Low Risk for Earthquakes, Higher for Wastewater Injection Wells

  • Natural Gas on Historic Rise to Prominence

  • Valero Will Export Gasoline to West Africa

  • Enbridge Announces Expansion Projects in Canada, U.S.


S P O N S O R E D   P R O D U C T

North American Catalog of Valves 10th editionThe 10th edition of the North American Valve Catalog: A Sourcebook for Buyers of Valves, Actuators & Controls is now available for sale. No matter what industry you serve or where you are located, if you're interested in learning "who makes what," this catalog is a must-have resource for your office or plant. Order it in The VMA Store for $29.95 ($24.95 for VMA/VRC members).



MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

Fed Reports Stagnant Growth

Yesterday the Federal Reserve again reported the economy has been expanding moderately this year. However, growth in employment has slowed in recent months, the unemployment rate remains elevated and business fixed investment has continued to advance. Inflation declined, mainly reflecting lower prices of crude oil and gasoline, and longer-term inflation expectations have remained stable. Read more

» READ MORE NEWS on ValveMagazine.com > News > Manufacturing & the Economy, including:

  • Manufacturers Focused on Cost Management and Innovation

  • Obama and Romney on U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Meeting Certification Goals

  • Gains in Confidence Depend on Growth in Employment


S P O N S O R E D   P R O D U C T

VALVE BASICS IN A BOX™ provides everything you need to conduct a full-day training program at your plant, facility or headquarters. This package is modeled after the presentations given at VMA's Valve & Actuator 101 course, designed for newcomers to the industries that use valves and actuators, those who need a refresher course on "the basics" and individuals who know one segment of the industry or product category, but wish to expand their knowledge.



ASSOCIATION NEWS

New Valve Repair Event, Nov. 1-2

The very first Valve Repair Meeting & Exhibits will be held in Houston, Nov. 1-2 at the Marriott Houston South. The one-and-a-half-day event will give attendees an overview of what’s happening in this critical area, then go into specifics on a few key topics such as: business and brand risks; bolt torquing; limit switch torque switch L120 training; RFID technology; and fugitive emissions issues. Also on the agenda is a tour of Houston's United Valve, one of the country’s leading valve repair and service companies.

The event is planned so that attendees have plenty of time to see tabletop exhibits of vendors to the repair and maintenance industry and to network among themselves. The meeting is open to both Valve Repair Council members and others in the industry. For more information and online registration, go to: VMA.org > Meetings & Events > Valve Repair Meeting & Exhibits.

» CHECK OUT ANOTHER UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENT, open to the industry, the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, to be held in Denver, Oct. 11-12.

VALVE MAGAZINE

Those Dam Valves... and the Great Job They Do

Valve Magazine’s summer issue highlights the critical role that valves play in controlling the water that the nation’s dams hold back and harness for hydroelectric power. Part of our “Where Valves are Used” series, this article explains how vital dams have become to the nation and outlines what types of valves are used and where.

The summer issue, which mails on July 20, also presents the results of conversations with some of VMA’s members reviewing how, why, when and where they’ve gone global, followed by a preview of the North American Catalog of Valves in the form of the handy Product Matrix that includes all VMA manufacturing members and more than 40 products.

» DON’T LET YOUR VALVE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION LAPSE. To receive notification of the online edition, click here, or renew your print subscription for another year.

VALVEMAGAZINE.COM

What’s new on the Web?

Whether it’s a new standard for casting or an election in Greece, articles on ValveMagazine.com cover issues that have an impact on our industry.

Recently we’ve interviewed experts on manufacturing about issues such as offshoring, reshoring and outsourcing. The CEO of MFG.org clarified one of the biggest economic concerns in the last few months: whether China is losing steam as a powerhouse and whether that might topple a fragile world economic recovery. Harry Moser, founder of the non-profit, industry-led Reshoring Initiative, created a Total Cost of Ownership Estimator tool to help manufacturers get a more accurate picture of the financial ramifications of a decision to move manufacturing offshore.

New casting standards from MSS and API are also covered in depth in two articles. And, we take a fascinating look at the huge carbon capture and storage project in the oil sands of Alberta: Len Heckel of Shell’s Quest CCS project explains some of the technologies and what they can do.

A call to VM readers to talk about IP theft and counterfeiting: As we complete our second installment on the issue of intellectual property (IP) rights, we continue to invite members and users to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with us. Have you been affected by the theft of intellectual property? Has someone counterfeited your product? Has someone sold you a counterfeit product? How did you handle it?

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