New Readers: An Overview of VMA
The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) is a 77-year-old group based in Washington, DC, representing the interests of U.S. and Canadian valve, actuator and control manufacturers, as well as U.S. and Canadian suppliers and distributors. The association sponsors a number of meetings each year—some for members only, but others open to the entire industry: the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, Technical Seminar & Exhibits and Valve Repair Conference & Exhibits. Learn more at VMA’s website.
VMA also publishes VALVE Magazine quarterly, with editorial content designed to inform and educate those who specify, use, operate, maintain, procure, sell, distribute and manufacture valves, actuators, controls and related products. Find exclusive content and continually updated news items on VALVEmagazine.com; view past editions of the magazine at VALVEmagazine-digital.com.
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A Look at Cement Slurry Valves
While much of today’s cement manufacturing use the “dry” process, some plants throughout North America use the wet process in which the raw materials are ground with water, creating slurry, before being fed into a kiln. Valves play a huge part in this process, and all of them take a beating. MORE
Conval: Clampseal High-Performance Globe Valves. Conval offers over 12,000 configurations of Clampseal® Y, angle and T-pattern globe stop, check and stop check valves. These U.S.-made forged valves are available in ½“ through 4” sizes through ASME #4500 Class with socket weld, buttweld, threaded, clamp connector, flanged ends or a variety of specials. MORE
U.S. Chemistry Exports Linked to Shale Gas Could Double by 2030 MORE
Pennsylvania Nuclear Reactor Shut Down Following Valve Leak MORE
New Oil Flow Research May Mean Improved Reservoir Yields MORE
BLM Approves First Production from Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve MORE
From the Winter 2015 issue…
Generational Differences in the Workplace
Companies can begin meeting the challenge of finding and keeping skilled personnel by realizing the differences between generations of workers and how bridges can be constructed so they can work together smoothly. MORE
Coming in the Spring 2015 issue…
Start-up Services Turn Back the Tides of Super Storm Sandy
When Super Storm Sandy made landfall at New York on Oct. 29, 2012, critical plant infrastructure at Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Plant, including over 100 valves and associated instrumentation, was submersed under 13 feet of water. These critical valve assets had to be repaired or replaced in order to restart the facility to meet the energy needs of BNYCP’s customers.
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