Industrial Valve Shipments in 2011: VMA Projects 1.5% Growth. For the second year in a row, shipments for the U.S. and Canadian industrial valve industry will grow, rising to about $3.91 billion in 2011, according to the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA). That's a rise of about 1.5% from 2010 levels of $3.85 billion and within reach of the industry's 10-year peak in 2008 of about $4 billion. The figures were released as part of VMA’s annual market forecast.
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Where Valves Are Used: The Oil and Gas Industry
As demand for oil and gas has grown and ways to extract and transport these resources have become more challenging, the demand for more rugged, longer-lasting valves has increased. The conditions for upstream, midstream and downstream markets include very high and low temperatures as well as a wide range of pressures. The complexity of requirements and the ever-increasing need for safety also mean new standards and certifications. Valve Magazine’s spring issue delves into what valves are used in this challenging industry, how the oil and gas industry is evolving and where it’s going.
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Wireless Networking in the Process Industry
In January VDC Research Group (Natick, MA) published a study entitled “2010 Industrial Networking Infrastructure Products Global Market Requirements and Opportunities Analysis,” which took a look at the key trends expected to shape the 2011 industrial networking solutions market and made predictions of the rate at which the market would expand.
The study predicted that, “[a]fter years of unfulfilled hype and hope, the market for wireless networking solutions will experience material increase in purchase orders, shipments and revenues.” Read more…
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Cryogenic Valves for Applications to –320° F
Conval, a global leader in high- performance valves for the world's most demanding applications, offers Clampseal(R) Cryogenic Valves for high-pressure, low-temperature applications to -320F. This is the temperature at which nitrogen liquifies, and the temperature used in many cryogenic processes in liquified natural gas (LNG), manufacturing, heat treating and vaporizing. More...
BASICS IN A BOX: Everything you need
for onsite training
VMA is now shipping its new BASICS IN A BOX™ training program, designed to help companies conduct a Valves & Actuators 101 course at their plants or facilities. The program contains a tabbed manual with 8 lessons that include 400+ slides, instructor notes, student handouts, review questions and more—plus a CD! More...
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Back to Basics Compilation
This 80-page full color, spiral-bound book contains features from Valve Magazine's popular “Back to Basics” series. The book includes articles about all the major valve categories along with actuator fundamentals and selection, valve specifying for beginners and a primer on materials. More...
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