How a Refinery Significantly Reduced Fugitive Emissions
Since BP executed an EPA consent decree in 2012 for its refinery in Whiting, IN, the company has been working on improvements around leak detection and repair (LDAR) and reducing emissions for its 80,000 valves. MORE
Cameron Selects AUMA as Strategic Partner for Valve Actuation MORE
GE Oil & Gas to Open New Jacksonville, FL Facility MORE
Western Valve Becomes 20th New VMA Member in 2014 MORE
Metso Updating Ship Automation for Royal Caribbean MORE
Chalmers and Kubeck Expands into Western Pennsylvania MORE
API: 2014 Tank, Valves and Piping Conference & Expo. This API conference will give attendees a way to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, and to hear about emerging trends from industry experts. MORE
API Publishes Industry Standard for Shipments of Crude by Rail MORE
Oil & Gas Sector Acquiring Houston Valve Companies MORE
Petrochemical Boom at Risk as U.S. Ethane Heads Abroad MORE
North Carolina Passes First of its Kind Coal Ash Law MORE
Water & Wastewater Upgrades Generating Half a Trillion in Revenue MORE
MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY
Factory Construction, Expansion Boosts Second Quarter GDP MORE
Manufacturing Employment Growth Hits 2½ Year High MORE
Transportation Sinks Durable Goods Orders in August MORE
MAPI Predicts 3.4% Manufacturing Growth in 2014 MORE
NAM Study Reveals Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Spending MORE
From the Summer Issue…
Smarter Pump Operation
If a control valve is presenting problems, it may be a sign of a greater systemic issue. Collectively and individually, one of the biggest sources of plant-wide maintenance and electrical energy savings in industrial processes can be found at the heart of the facility—the centrifugal pumps. MORE
Private Wastewater Plants Run Lean and Mean
Privately owned and operated residential wastewater treatment plants make it possible for developers to build higher density housing in areas where municipalities do not provide wastewater treatment. These private systems, like the one operating at Ballantrae in Ontario, Canada, can and must run lean and mean. MORE
Fall Issue Preview…
Focus on VMA’s New Distributor Members
Since the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) opened its doors to distributor/channel partners of member companies, 10 such companies have joined the association. VALVE Magazine offers snapshots of each company to give readers a glimpse at the distributors that make up this important part of the valve chain.
VMA Annual Meeting: Read All About It!
Board officers and members were elected, ouststanding members were recognized and a new program to foster an interest in working for valve manufacturers was approved at VMA’s 76th Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ.
Association members also heard from several experts on topics ranging from the state of the economy—pretty good but watch out for 2019—to the “ridiculous” state of U.S. politics, and from how boomers can best work with millennials to why trust is an essential ingredient in a company’s success. Find out what happened at VMA's annual meeting on VALVEmagazine.com.