Ball Valve Repair 101
Valve repair is a lengthy process, so you want to make sure it's the right solution as users will not consider repair unless it’s an economical option. The first step is defining objectives and defining what success means when considering the technical aspects of the valve’s design. MORE
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From the Spring Issue…
Waterworks: Tapping into Wastewater Heat
Anyone who plans, builds or operates water distribution systems attachs great importance to efficiency as well as the reliability of system components. What isn’t so efficient about the system is that valuable heat energy exits along with the used water. MORE
Standards: New API Standards for Globe Valves
The first API standard for globe valves came out in 2013. API 623, Steel Globe Valves – Flanged and Buttwelding Ends, Bolted Bonnets covers the size range from 2 to 24 inches and ANSI classes 150 through 2500. MORE
Summer Issue Preview…
Advances in Machining
As control processes evolve and present new challenges for valves, new equipment has been developed to machine those valves. They can accomplish a number of tasks quickly and efficiently without the need for stopping between each process.
Solutions to Quarter-turn Valves That Pop Open
There are several solutions to prevent a quarter-turn valve from jumping or popping open when a pneumatic actuator applies an opening torque. One such solution includes adding a spring to the actuator.
Now Open for Registration: Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, Oct. 30-31
Those interested in attending the next Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits can now register. The two-day event will be held at Planet Hollywood in LasVegas, Oct. 30-31. As part of the Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course, presenters and other industry product experts will guide attendees through the popular Valve Petting Zoo, which allows for all to have “up close and personal” encounters with the products presented during the seminar portion of the program. In addition, the event includes a tabletop show featuring a variety of valves and related flow control products; it will take place on the afternoon of Oct. 30.
An early-bird registration fee (for both attendees and exhibitors) is in place through Aug. 25. To learn more—and to register—go to VMA.org > Meetings > Basis Seminar & Exhibits.