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Improved Electric Actuator Reliability in Severe Service

In 2009, Suncor was experiencing challenges with its electric actuators that operate the drain valves in their base site’s upgrading complex. A new “high-heat, high-vibration” model was created that not only solved reliability issues but has also set the stage for record plant utilization.  MORE

VMA MEMBERS

QTRCO Announces Executive Promotions

QTRCO, Inc., Tomball, TX, has made some changes at the top. Shawn Hughes, formerly COO, has been promoted to CEO. Chairman Ed Holtgraver now serves as both Chairman and Chief Technical Officer.  MORE

Emerson Modernizing Europe's Largest Thermal Power Plant   MORE

A.W. Chesterton Expands Distribution Territory with Valve Automation & Controls   MORE

Watson Grinding & Mfg Opening New Valve Manufacture & Repair Facility   MORE

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END-USER INDUSTRIES

EPA Announces Plan to Reduce Renewable Fuel Mandate

The EPA will wait until early next year to issue a new quota on renewable fuel standards, but says it will be in the 15-billion to 15.52-billion-gallon range. Previously, an 18.15-billion-gallon figure had been laid out in 2007 legislation.  MORE

Report Highlights Ample Energy Supply in Canada   MORE

Shale Production Reinvigorating Midstream Growth   MORE

Demand for Oilfield Equipment on the Rise  MORE

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

Economic Recovery Will Bolster Demand for Industrial Construction

An increase in multiple manufacturing sectors as well as favorable lending rates will contribute to industrial building construction growth over the next five years, according to a new report from IBISWorld.  MORE

U.S. Worker Productivity Rises at Modest Pace  MORE

Survey: Manufacturers Cautiously Optimistic About the Next Year MORE

One-Third of U.S. Metro Economies Will Decline or Stagnate in 2013 MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

All Valve Service Shops are not Created Equal

In the recent past it was common for companies in the chemical, power and refining industries to have personnel on staff to handle many valve maintenance and service activities. But today, as skilled personnel retire and companies face pressure to contain costs, more firms are turning to outside vendors to help care for their valves. Choosing the right provider requires time and effort, but it will be time well spent.  MORE

Coming in the winter issue of VALVE Magazine…

Creating a Valve Standard Pays Off

While creating a control valve sizing standard at Cargill Grain and Oilseeds was a very people-intensive exercise, the benefits have shown to be worth the effort. Once the standard was fully implemented, the company has been able to lower capital costs by reducing engineering time for each project and by leveraging standardization to obtain better rates on new valves.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smartphones and Tablets Increasingly Used to Visit VMA's websites

It wasn't that long ago that visitors to VALVEmagazine.com viewed the site exclusively from their desktop and laptop computers. But website analytics over the last couple of years show increasingly larger numbers are visiting VALVEmagazine on their smartphones and tablet computers. For instance, during the past six months, compared to the previous six months, visitors using mobile devices have increased 108%; and up 67% for tablets. Similar trends have been observed on VMA's website, VMA.org. And which devices are most often used? As you might expect, Apple's iPhone and iPad are far ahead of the rest of the pack.

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