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Skills Crisis in Piping Design

While plans to build billions of dollars worth of petrochemical plants, gathering and transportation pipelines are set for the next decade, there is concern that labor shortages in crafts, trades and design technicians could raise costs and delay commissioning of these important projects. Among those in short supply are valve engineers, piping engineers and designers. To alleviate this problem, William G. Beazley, executive director of the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers offers four mechanisms to help the industry head off what Beazley considers a potential skills crisis.  MORE


Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Acquires Gulf33

Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company (CWFC) has acquired the assets of Gulf33 VALVE PROS, LLC (Gulf33) for $4 million in cash. Gulf33 is a Louisiana limited liability company that provides valve repair and maintenance services to the offshore oil and gas market. MORE

Metso’s Board Approves Strategy, Organization and Financial Targets for the “New” Metso MORE

Bryan Burns Appointed President and CEO of DeZURIK, Inc.  MORE

Spirax Sarco Names Lorraine Wiseman President and General Manager  MORE

Siemens Industry Becomes Newest VMA Associate Member  MORE


Oil Demand Growth to Pick Up Next Year after Holding Steady in 2013

Global demand growth is expected to rise to 1.1 million barrels per day in 2014, says the IEA Oil Market Report for September. But its forecast for 2013 demand growth remains flat at 895,000 barrels per day, as stronger–than‐expected deliveries in July offset concerns about the demand impact of currency fluctuations in emerging-market economies.  MORE

TransCanada Study Reinforces Economic Benefits of Pipeline   MORE

Second Large NGCC Plant Wins Permits from Pennsylvania Regulators  MORE

Mexico Planning to Overhaul Oil & Gas Industry   MORE


Seminar: Mechanical Sealing Fundamentals—Oct. 23 - 24, 2013, Houston. Presented by renowned expert Roger Hill, this two-day technical seminar has been developed to provide engineers and other technical personnel techniques and strategies for the complexities of mechanical seal operation and design. MORE


MAPI: Second Half Poised for Increase in Manufacturing Production

Manufacturing industrial production declined at a 0.8% annual rate in the second quarter of 2013 and fell at a 1% annual rate in July. The decline in manufacturing activity was a correction for the exceptionally strong pace of production in the first quarter (5.2% annual rate) and not a precursor of a general slump.  MORE

Stagnant New Jobs Numbers Keep U.S. Unemployment Rate High in August  MORE

AMT: Manufacturing Technology Orders Off in July  MORE

U.S. Manufacturers Profits Down in Second Quarter  MORE


A Chilling Effect

During the chilly months, the surface of Lake Ontario cools to about 39°F (4°C), which means the water is denser and sinks to the lake’s bottom. In summertime, the surface water heats up, but that water remains on the surface because it is not dense enough to sink. To use the renewable energy of this cold water, Enwave Energy Corporation created Deep Lake Water Cooling, the world’s largest lake-source cooling system. Miles of pipes and literally hundreds of valves comprise this system, which provides a reliable, ecologically friendly alternative to electrically powered chillers.   MORE

Coming in the fall issue of VALVE Magazine…

Looking Ahead 25 Years

When VMA was formed 75 years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the technological advances that have so radically changed our world and the way business is done. While the valve industry has kept pace with and in fact led the way for some of these changes, we wondered what this business will look like when VMA celebrates its 100th anniversary. Will we be sharing experiences in person at valve seminars or will we no longer need face-to-face meetings, and just have everything downloaded into our brains? To gaze into the crystal ball, we approached VMA members, end users and consultants to see what they imagine for our industry—and our world—in the year 2038.


Valve Basics Online Training to Launch this Fall

Although VMA’s in-person basics seminars have been extremely popular—nearly 900 people will have participated by year-end 2013—the association has been working toward a broader way to reach people hungry for knowledge. And now, starting this fall, VMA's Valve Basics Online Training (VBOT) will be available to anyone in the industry who needs to learn the fundamentals of valves, actuators and controls.

The tentative release date for the VBOT progam is Nov. 1. Those interested in the program can pre-register by emailing Abby Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No pre-payment is required, but for a limited time advance registrants will be entitled to a 5% discount.  MORE

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