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VMA: Twice as much education in 2011
Attendees to VMA's previous Valves & Actuators 101 seminars have rated the sessions highly, but one common theme emerged when we asked for suggestions on how to improve the program: "Please have some actual products for us to examine during the training session." VMA's Education & Training Committee agreed and some changes are in store for 2011. Expanding the event to two full days will allow time for attendees to go to product stations displaying a variety of valves and actuators. Students will be able to see and touch many of the products discussed in the sessions, and the presenters will be on hand to explain how each product works.
A second day will also allow for an expanded lesson on a complex subject -- control valves and systems -- as well as an interactive afternoon session where attendees will gain real-world experience by helping to select the appropriate products for several different types of projects.
VALVE MAGAZINE: Rating your valves
In the Winter 2011 issue of Valve Magazine, watch for contributing editor Greg Johnson's "Back to Basics" article on valve pressure ratings. Because there are so many different valves and industry sectors, there is more than just one rating system. In the refining, petrochemical, chemical and power industries, for instance, the class rating is by far the most common. But all rating systems serve a niche, so it is a good idea to become familiar with those that are used in your particular industry.
Also in the winter issue, scheduled to mail on Jan. 21: Valves in the Food & Beverage Industry, Tracking Valves with RFID Tagging, Predictive Diagnostics, A Primer on Scotch Yoke Actuators, HIC Testing, Repairing Sleeved Plug Valves and more.
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ON THE WEB: Valve World Expo 2011
All in all, the Valve World 2010 Expo was a pretty good show, according to a number of VMA members who attended the event, held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Dusseldorf, Germany. On the plus side: the new, larger facility. On the negative side: members would like to have seen more end-users. Read the entire article at ValveMagazine.com, including details about the new Valve World Americas Expo announced for next year.
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|JAN. 4, 2011
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...
DRESSER: Enhanced valve stocking program in the Americas
Dresser Consolidated and Dresser Masoneilan have announced the availability in the Americas of the Dresser ValvFAST program, an innovative modular stocking system. The program enables channel partners to quickly and efficiently serve customers on immediate project or maintenance, repair and overhaul needs. More...
THE VMA STORE: A product just for new employees
Are you looking for a way to give new employees a quick overview of the valve industry? "An Introduction to the Valve Industry" is a downloadable presentation developed for those brand new to the industry. It contains 100-plus slides and additional notes. Order this, and other educational products, from The VMA Store. More...
VALVE MAGAZINE: Check out the digital edition
Did you know that each issue of Valve Magazine is posted online 24/7? All digital editions have live links and a keyword search feature. You'll find the latest issue at ValveMagazine-digital.com. And the site also stores all issues going back to Spring 2008! To receive notification when each new issue is posted, click here and choose "digital edition" when you are asked for the subscription type.