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SPRING MAGAZINE PREVIEW: Don’t forget the accessories!
In the latest Back to Basics article in Valve Magazine, we look at some crucial components in today’s industrial facilities: the accessories that partner with control valves to help them effectively control flow and operations. These accessories range from limit switches to solenoid valves to manual overrides and much more, and they come in numerous materials and configurations that allow them to operate under wide ranges of temperature and pressure while working with increasingly sophisticated control technology. John De Veau from Dresser Masoneilan reviews these critical accessories, outlines the roles they play and presents the factors that users must consider in specifying these devices.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: The Oil & Gas Industry, Materials for Deepwater Gate Valves, Water Infrastructure Update, Flanges & Fittings, Actuator Ergonomics, Materials Q&A and much more. Don't miss the spring issue of Valve Magazine! Subscribe here.
VMA NEWS: New Actuators & Controls compilation available
The latest "Valve Ed" product, composed of 24 Valve Magazine articles on the subject of Actuators & Controls, is now available to order and will begin shipping the first week in April. This 92-page compilation is well suited for anyone who wants to learn more about actuators and controls, which are so critical in helping to control valves. Review the complete list of articles in The VMA Store.
If you haven’t ordered your first compilation, Back to Basics, with 17 articles covering all major valve types, consider ordering the two together. You’ll receive $10 off the Back to Basics book price when you order it with the Actuators & Controls book.
WANT MULTIPLE COPIES? Receive 1 additional copy for every 5 ordered. (For instance, with 10 copies you'll receive a 11th book at no additional cost.) This applies to both the Actuators & Controls and the Back to Basics compilations!
ON THE WEB: Calling in the big guns to investigate leaks
At VMA’s Technical Seminar, March 3-4 in Jacksonville, FL, Ken Garing of the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) spoke about fugitive emissions—a topic he knows inside and out. As one of the consultants working for NEIC in Denver, CO, Garing, a chemical engineer, provides LDAR (leak detection and repair) investigative services in some of the largest, most complex plants in the world. It’s a job he’s had since the center opened in 1989. With a state-of-the-art lab, he said NEIC is “kind of like the NCIS for the EPA!” Editor Judy Tibbs shares some of his comments in this Web-exclusive article on ValveMagazine.com. Read more…
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|MARCH 23, 2011
EMERSON: Perform Valve Diagnostics in the Field
The ability to perform valve diagnostics like valve signature, step response, and valve stroke directly in the field saves time and increases efficiency for maintenance technicians. More...
EMERSON: Tartarini Type SRII and SRS Silencer Options
Emerson Process Management announces the release of the Tartarini™ Type SRII and SRS silencer options for the Type FL regulators. These new silencers provide an efficient noise prevention solution for natural gas transmission or distribution installations. More...
BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITS IN CALGARY: Rates go up on April 1
Now is the time to sign up for the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, June 6-7, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta. Not only is this our first program in Canada, but we've expanded the Valves & Actuators 101 course to two full days!
Get the details and REGISTER NOW, before rates rise on April 1. (Can't make Calgary? We'll be in Chicago, Oct. 26-67, 2011.)
BASICS IN A BOX: Everything you need for on-site valve training
VMA’s new BASICS IN A BOX™ training program is designed to help companies conduct a Valves & Actuators 101 course at their plants or facilities. The program contains a tabbed manual with 8 lessons; it includes 400+ slides, instructor notes, student handouts, review questions and more—plus a CD! More...