Introducing Innovative Technology to Valve and Actuator Industries
In deeply conservative industries, the introduction of new products or technology is subject to a particular circular logic. Users only want new products that have had significant use in real-life situations, but this experience can’t be obtained until users procure and install the new product. This conundrum can be overcome by careful marketing communication of the procedures used to validate the technology and the advantages to be gained by its deployment. MORE
Rotork Acquires UK-Based Valve Business MORE
Precision Fitting & Gauge and Pioneer Industrial Join Valve Repair Council MORE
GE Oil & Gas Supplying New Wells in Gulf of Mexico MORE
Emerson Process Management Opens New Flow Loop Facility MORE
MRC Global Adds Norwegian Offshore Equipment Provider MORE
Crane ChemPharma & Energy announces the launch of the new Pacific Forged range of gate, globe and check valves for use in Power, Oil & Gas and Chemical markets. Developed specifically for high thermal-cycling applications, the new valves prove that not all forgings are equal. MORE
Higher Oil, Gas Prices Prompt Surge in Canadian Drilling Activity MORE
U.S. Crude Oil Refining Capacity Grew 100,000 bpd in 2013 MORE
Damaged Valve Spills 7,500 Gallons of Oil into Colorado River MORE
ExxonMobil Begins Huge Expansion Project in Texas MORE
U.S. Eases Oil Export Restrictions for Two Companies MORE
MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY
U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs in June, Beating Expectations MORE
First Quarter GDP Revised Downward MORE
U.S. Manufacturers Import as Many Jobs as they Export MORE
Manufacturing Expanded at Slightly Slower Pace in June MORE
Senate Passes Five Manufacturing-Related Bills MORE
From the Spring Issue…
Smaller Electric Actuators Fulfill Expanded Needs
The conventional perception of a motorized valve is one of a large isolating valve with a heavy-duty actuator. However, many processes require smaller valves, and those valves need smaller actuators for isolating and modulating applications. MORE
The Case for Magnetostrictive
Today’s petrochemical and process industries require feedback not only for valve position monitoring but also for automated control of actuators. Among the new technologies employed to manage this now are magnetostrictive linear displacement transducers. MORE
Summer Issue Preview…
Improve Valve Life and Plant Efficiency Through Smarter Pump Operation
The notion that oversized pumps are an investment in the future productivity of the facility has led to the installation of many oversized pumps. According to recent studies, the average pump efficiency is less than 40%. This is largely due to valve throttling and over-sizing.
Best Polymers for Seals and Seats in API Valves for LNG applications
The valve industry faces a host of challenges today ranging from extreme temperatures and aggressive media to fire safety and fugitive emissions. High-performance thermoplastic materials provide a solution for many of these issues.
VMA Hits the Road This Fall
What do WEFTEC, Power-Gen and Valve World have in common? Their upcoming shows will include exhibits by the Valve Manufacturers Association. VMA President Bill Sandler will be on hand to answer questions about the association and its programs, such as Valve Ed and the Valve Repair Council, and to distribute VALVE Magazine.
- WEFTEC 14 takes place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in New Orleans. We’ll be located in booth 1137.
- At the Valve World Expo & Conference, Dec. 2 – 4 in Dusseldorf, Germany, VMA will share Stand 04C21 with the British Valve & Actuators Association, along with members from both VMA and BVAA.
- Power-Gen International returns to Orlando Dec. 9 – 11. Find us at Booth 207.