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Best Practices in Pressure-Relief Valve Maintenance and Repair

When maintaining and repairing pressure-relief valves, you can reduce costs, avoid repeat issues and improve safety by understanding the typical repair issues and having an established asset management protocol. In their presentation at the Valve Repair Council Repair Meeting, Bob Donalson and Kevin Simmons of Pentair Valves & Controls gave this sage advice: "Take no shortcuts and follow manufacturers’ recommendations when repairing valves. Experience is critical." MORE

Studying Ancient Roman Valves MORE

VALVE BLOG: Who's Going to Fill Those Jobs? MORE

MEMBERS & VALVE MANUFACTURING

TEPCO Purchasing LNG from Cameron Project in Louisiana

After LNG purchasing discussions from the U.S. Cameron Project with the seller, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has agreed on the initial terms and conditions of the transaction. TEPCO is also in discussions with Mitsubishi Corporation to reach a basic agreement on the purchasing LNG from the project. MORE

MSS Publishes New Standard for Pressure Seal Bonnet Valves MORE

Solon Manufacturing Company is Expanding Operations MORE



END USERS

U.S. Chamber Study Details Job, Revenue Growth from Shale Energy Production

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is conducting a three-part study to examine the economic impact of shale energy exploration and production across the country. In 2012, shale energy was responsible for $62 billion in tax revenue. Between now and 2035, shale energy development is expected to contribute more than $2.5 trillion in total tax revenue. MORE

IEA Lowers 2013 Global Oil Demand Estimate Following IMF Move MORE

Did Chevron Know of Problem Prior to Richmond Refinery Fire? MORE

Biopharmaceutical Industry Facing Talent Shortage, Hiring Difficulties MORE

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ASCO Offers Composite Solenoid Valves. The new 212 Series of composite solenoid valves incorporates the new FasN™ universal connection system and is designed specifically for water purification and conditioning systems in commercial and industrial applications.  MORE

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

Industrial Production Unexpectedly Fell on Weak Manufacturing

Manufacturing output decreased 0.4% in January after having risen 1.1% in December; the level of output in January was 1.7% above its year-earlier level but was 5.3% below its pre-recession peak in December 2007. MORE

NFIB Small-Business Owner Confidence Up Slightly MORE

U.S., EU Leaders Launch Negotiations on Transatlantic Trade Agreement MORE

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Have Best Year Since 1996 MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

Reshoring Movement Builds Momentum

As companies adopt more comprehensive total cost analyses, they are finding that offshore labor rates have risen enough that the “hidden costs” of offshoring often counterbalance savings from lower pricing. China is a good example since rates have been rising there at about 18% per year. MORE

Coming in the spring issue of VALVE Magazine…

Offshore Drilling Safety Concerns

Spills such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster have focused increased attention on safety issues for offshore drilling. VALVE Magazine will bring readers up to date on the nature of those issues, what has been done to mitigate the risks and how these developments affect the valve industry.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

VMA Technical Seminar, March 7-8, to Focus on Transitioning Power Industry

Engineers, operators and mid-level managers working in the power industry, and those manufacturing flow control products for this industry, will find much to learn at VMA’s Technical Seminar, “Valve and Actuator Trends in the Power Industry,” March 7-8 at Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC.

Keynote speaker Kevin Geraghty of NV Energy will discuss “Power Markets in Transition—Where Are We Heading?” Experts from companies such as EPRI, Duke Power and GE Energy will speak about trends and technologies, material performance, valve needs in nuclear power, casting codes and standards, actuation and more.

The 1.5-day event also offers tabletop exhibits of products used by valve and actuator manufacturers. Register to attend while space is still available! (Industry suppliers: Please review the exhibitor prospectus and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.)

Which Three Companies Have Just Joined VMA?  MORE

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and services to thousands of VALVE Magazine readers, contact VMA Ad Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (540.374.9100).


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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 7-8

VMA Technical Seminar & Exhibits

Charlotte, NC

www.vma.org

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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