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Valve Magazine eNewsletter Archive

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Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the first edition of the VALVE eNews, designed to keep you informed about the all things “valve.” This compilation of news, articles, products and events has been selected especially for industry professionals who procure, specify, operate, maintain, repair, distribute or manufacture valves, actuators and controls. We hope you find this bi-weekly update of interest, and invite you to go to  VALVEmagazine.com anytime to see what’s happening between issues.

Happy reading!

Judy Tibbs
Editor in Chief, VALVE Magazine
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FEATURED ONLINE ARTICLE

Technical Challenges in Valves in Oil Sand Extraction

Recent developments in heavy oil extraction technology for the Canadian oil and gas industry have created a need for new flow control solutions in steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). SAGD uses a pair of horizontal wells drilled from a central well pad to recover heavy oil. MORE

VALVE BLOG: Fracking and the Art of Protest MORE

VMA Through the Eyes of an Industry Veteran MORE

A Look Back at 2012 and What’s to Come in 2013 MORE

MEMBERS & VALVE MANUFACTURING

Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Germany’s Phönix Group

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire the Phönix Group through the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Phönix Holding GmbH for approximately $106 million. Phönix, headquartered in Germany, is a designer and manufacturer of high performance, severe-service valves, valve systems and related support services to the global chemical, petrochemical and power (conventional and nuclear) markets. MORE

Rotork Announces the Acquisition of Schischek MORE

Emerson Process Management Supplying Commercial-Scale Solar Power Facility MORE

Velan Boosts Third Quarter Earnings, Revenue Up MORE

END USERS

Oil Approaching Four-Month High, IEA Urges Caution

With word that China is on track for accelerated economic growth and Saudi production is being lowered from a 30-year high, oil is poised for its longest weekly rising streak in 14 months. MORE

BP: U.S. Will Be Energy Self-Sufficient By 2030 MORE

UK Government Says No to Arctic Drilling Ban MORE

Fitch: Shale Means Manufacturing Growth, Not Energy Independence MORE

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

New Manufacturing Jobs are Largely Non-Union

“U.S. manufacturers have added a half-million new workers since the end of 2009, making the sector one of the few bright spots in an otherwise weak recovery. And yet there were 4% fewer union factory workers in 2012 than there were in 2010. ..." MORE

Fed Beige Book Shows Economic Growth, Lingering Uncertainty MORE

BLS: Consumer Price Index Unchanged in December MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

Behind the walls: Valves in Building Systems

Today's building systems move many types of fluids and gases through their lines to keep operations such as HVAC, fire protection, water and waste­water functioning. Valves play a key role in keeping those systems flowing. MORE

ASSOCIATION NEWS

VMA's Leadership Forum: Learning the Latest on Fugitive Emissions, API Standards and More

This year's Valve Industry Leadership Forum, held Jan. 17-18 in Dallas, covered numerous issues of importance to industry leaders. Among the subjects addressed: the latest on fugitive emissions, updates on new API standards, results of a major valve reliability study, an overview midstream business, trends in asbestos legislation and a Wall Street perspective. MORE

SPONSORED PRODUCT

Saunders® I-VUE Smart Valve Sensor from CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions. The Saunders I-VUE is designed specifically for aseptic diaphragm valve applications in the Life Science industry.  MORE


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Orlando, FL

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Houston

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