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Installed Gain and Control Valve Analysis

According to Dr. Jon Monsen, while it is difficult to compare the control capability of two valves simply by studying their installed characteristic graphs, by examining their installed gain, you can better determine how well they will control a particular system. MORE

VALVE BLOG: Clearing the Air by Coming Back Home MORE

What Makes Up a Servo Valve Feedback Mechanism is Mission Critical MORE

MEMBERS & VALVE MANUFACTURING

Crane Co. Announces Management Changes

Crane Co. has appointed Max H. Mitchell as president and COO. Mitchell, a former VMA chairman, had served as executive vice president and COO since May 2011. Crane Co. also announced that Andrew Krawitt, the company's principal financial officer, is leaving the company in May to pursue a doctoral degree. In conjunction with the departure, Richard Maue has been appointed vice president - finance and CFO. MORE

Spirax Sarco Wins 2012 Breakthrough Product of the Year Award MORE

Cameron Announces Joint Venture with CNPC MORE

Metso Automation Acquires Software Company ExperTune Inc. MORE

END USERS

GAO Recommends Stricter Rules for Gas Pipelines

Several operators the Government Accountability Office spoke with have developed approaches to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of installing automated valves, such as using spill-modeling software to estimate the potential amount of product released. MORE

Hydraulic Fracturing Produces Less Wastewater Per Unit of Gas, More Overall MORE

ACC: U.S. Chemical Production Ends Year in Positive Territory MORE

Court Overturns Part of EPA Renewable Fuels Mandate MORE

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

MAPI: Plant Closings Paint Grim Picture for U.S. Manufacturing

The number of manufacturing jobs has been hurt by the flow of factories opening and closing. Total manufacturing jobs started growing again in the first quarter of 2010; all of this growth, however, came from existing plants. MORE

BEA: U.S. GDP Shrank in Fourth Quarter MORE

Global Manufacturing Shows Clear Signs of Recovery MORE

Siemens CEO Discusses Advanced Manufacturing “Renaissance” MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

The Mighty Steam Trap

The Industrial Revolution of the late 1800s brought about widespread use of steam as a means of generating power, performing work and delivering heat to industrial process systems. While an effective and efficient means of providing heat and power, steam use brought several challenges, one of which is the effective removal of ­condensate to ensure thermal efficiency and prevent mechanical problems inside piping, turbines and process equipment. MORE

Coming in the next issue of VALVE Magazine…

Dealing with the Noise

Aerodynamic noise generation poses risks beyond annoyance: it can be a health threat subject to regulation and can cause shock and vibration that harms valves and other equipment. VALVE Magazine’s spring issue addresses progress made recently in developing expert software technology both for predicting and alleviating the problems through better design.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Where to Get ‘Valve Ed’ in 2013

Retiring baby-boomers + new engineers = a growing need for basic valve knowledge. In addition to VMA’s Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits—being expanded to two full days and scheduled for Nov 6-7 in New Orleans—VMA will teach a one-day version of its Valves & Actuators 101 course in conjunction with two major industry events: AFPM (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers) Reliability & Maintenance Conference & Exhibits, May 21 in Orlando, FL, and Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June 24 in Houston. Go to the Valve Ed page on VMA.org for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 7-8

VMA Technical Seminar & Exhibits

Charlotte, NC

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May 6-9

OTC 2013

Houston

www.otcnet.org/2013

May 22-24

AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference & Exhibits

Orlando, FL

www.afpm.org

June 25-26

Valve World Americas Expo & Conference

Houston

www.valve-world-americas.com


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