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VMA Announces Date and Location for Next Valve Basics Event

The Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits is set for Oct. 3-5, 2017 at the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, TX. By conducting our educational event at a state-of-the-art training facility, we’ll be able to expand our hands-on training—the popular Valve Petting Zoo. The format for this event is being finalized; more details will be available in the next month or two. In the meantime, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.


Mueller Water Products Names Hall President & CEO, Hyland Becomes Chairman  MORE

Mueller Water Products Announces Sale of Anvil International  MORE

Forum Energy Technologies Acquires Cooper Valves, Innovative Valve Components  MORE

David Paradis Named President of Weir Flow Control Division  MORE

GE Oil & Gas, Transocean Sign Performance-Based Service Agreement  MORE

Conval Appoints Michael Glavin Vice President of Engineering  MORE


Pennsylvania Town Approves $6B Shell Petrochemical Plant  MORE

New Upstream Oil & Gas Industry Projects to Double in 2017  MORE

$4.17B Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Approved  MORE

Oil & Gas Companies Boosting E&P Spending in 2017  MORE

Chemical Industry Growth to Pick Up in Coming Years  MORE

Dallas Fed: Oil and Gas Activity Increases; Outlook Improves  MORE


Misconceptions About Control and Isolation Valve Standards

Not all on/off isolation valve standards are created equal and cannot be applied unilaterally to all valves. When reviewing application specification sheets, look for instances where your isolation or on/off valve is calling for ISO 15848 certified packing or your control valve calls for API 598 shutoff testing and take a moment to evaluate your true process requirements.  MORE

The 2017 Energy Outlook: Demand for Valves

The EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2017 provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050. While energy use is expected to rise only marginally, LNG export facilities will provide increased markets for natural gas production facilities and attendant pipelines.   MORE


IMF Raises U.S. Economic Growth Forecast   MORE

Texas Economy Poised to Shift into ‘Second Gear’ in 2017  MORE

World Bank: U.S. Could Boost Global Economy in 2017 MORE

Leadership Styles Must Change in New Era of “Always On” Transformation  MORE

Implementing Factory of the Future Reduces Conversion Costs 40% MORE

U.S. Factory Activity Hit Two-Year High in December  MORE


Look for these in the winter issue:

The New NACE MR0103/ISO 17945

Our materials experts examine the issue of how a new version of NACE MR0103 issued by the International Organization for Standards differs from the 2012 MR0103, including changes to formatting and to several important appendices.

Video Game Technology Changing Offshore Training

A newer method of educating—augmented 3D training—provides a slew of benefits to the offshore oil industry including the ability to teach staff how to avoid dangers and know their way around a rig before they arrive on site.

Don’t miss this article from the last issue:

The Digital Age of Maintenance & Repair

From smart digital controllers to plant distributed control systems to diagnostic testing, today’s industrial world is tied together with digital thread. That thread can provide valuable information to professionals responsible for maintenance and repair. MORE




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March 1-3, 2017
2017 VMA Technical Seminar, Exhibits & Tour
Nashville, TN

Oct. 3-5, 2017
VMA Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits
Pasadena, TX



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