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Bolting challenges in pressure vessels and piping

"The integrity of a safe seal depends upon selection of correct components, careful preparation and assembly, and correct bolt tightening and loading,” said Jon Gans in a presentation at the Valve Repair Council's conference last fall. "No matter how big and complex the machinery gets, at its heart, holding everything together, is the humble little bolt. And perhaps one of the most complex and difficult bolting challenges are those in gasketed flanges on pressure vessels and piping." MORE

VMA MEMBERS

Emerson wins largest installation for gas-leak detection

Emerson Process Management has received orders totaling approximately $5.8M for ultrasonic gas detection technology that will be used to monitor for leaks at onshore and offshore LNG facilities in Australia. The offshore application is believed to be the world’s largest single installation of this technology. MORE

Cameron opens manufacturing and repair center in Shandong Province MORE

Quadrant EPP appoints new manager, production supervisor MORE

Allagash International moves into new Maine facility MORE



END USERS

State Department releases draft of Keystone XL impact report

TransCanada submitted a new application for the Keystone XL Project on May 4, 2012. On Friday the State Department released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed project that is consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act. Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones says that more public comment is needed prior to recommendation. MORE

Study forecasts reliable supply from Texas shale through 2030 MORE

Local governments urge Congress to address aging water infrastructure MORE

Floating LNG plants planned for North America MORE

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

ISM: Manufacturing growth at 20-month high

Manufacturing expanded in February as the PMI registered 54.2%, The Institute for Supply Management reports (ISM), an increase of 1.1% when compared to January's reading of 53.1%. This month's reading reflects the highest PMI since June 2011, when the index registered 55.8%. MORE

U.S. Congressmen launch new House Manufacturing Caucus MORE

Texas manufacturing activity increases but at a slower pace MORE

Consumer confidence rebounded in February MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

Challenges and solutions in the dry chlorine industry

Any amount of moisture contamination in dry chlorine service can cause the formation of dendrites, crystal-like masses that can lead to the erosion of valve seats and packings. These dendrites can also form on contracting or sliding surfaces, causing valves to freeze or become abrasive to the soft seat, which can also cause severe seat damage and rapid corrosion of moving valve parts. Recent collaboration between valve manufacturers and end users, however, has producerd construction materials and designs that combat moisture contamination.  MORE

Coming in the spring issue of VALVE Magazine…

Valves that bring us water

One place where valves are used that touches our everyday lives is water. From the sources where we get what will eventually be drinking water through the various stages of purification to our tap: Valves play a vital role is seeing that the pipelines flow. Spring’s issue follows those pathways and explain what types of valves are used where. It also addresses the huge infrastructure problem we have in this county and a less-talked about source—desalination—and brings people up to date on developments that affect the valve world.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Distributor/Alliance Partners now eligible for associate membership

VMA Chairman Mark Cordell, Cameron Valves & Measurement, and VMA President Bill Sandler have announced that on Feb. 25, the VMA full membership overwhelmingly approved a change in the VMA Constitution, expanding the association's associate member category to include distributors and channel partners serving the industrial valve, actuator and control industry. Learn more about this new membership category on VALVEmagazine.com. If you are a distributor and wish to apply for membership now, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration open for Valves & Actuators 101, May 21, at AFPM conference in Orlando

Industry newcomers and other professionals seeking basic valve training can sign up now to attend the 1-day Valves & Actuators 101 course being held in conjunction with the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers' Reliability & Maintenance conference and exhibits in Orlando, May 21-23. AFPM is handling registration so those who wish to attend should go to AFPM.org or view the conference brochure, which also contains a registration form. The program will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, May 21. For additional information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at AFPM.

You can also attend the 1-day Valves & Actuators 101 seminar will be at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, which takes place June 25-26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The basics course will be held the day before the event opens, on June 24. Registration will open soon on the Valve World Americas website, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with KCI.

VMA will close out the year with its own Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, which will debut several new lessons and expand from 1.5 to 2 full days. In addition to training on valves, actuators and controls, lessons will also cover solenoids, positioners and other accessories. This will be the only "valve petting zoo" in 2013. The event will take place in New Orleans, Nov 6-7. Registration will open May 1. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Nov. 6-7

Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits

New Orleans

www.vma.org


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