We’ll See You at the Valve World Americas Event in Houston, June 20-21!
If you’re attending the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center, be sure to stop by booth #750. The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) and VALVE Magazine staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about the association, its programs and VALVE Magazine. Also exhibiting at the expo are dozens of VMA members—look for the VMA Member placard on display at these booths. We'll see you in Houston! MORE
VMA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Val-Matic Names Terry Massey Vice President of Sales MORE
Bernard Controls Supplies Honda Plant in Indiana MORE
Setpoint Integrated Solutions Partners with Continental Disc Corporation MORE
GE Oil & Gas, Alpha Petroleum to Partner on Cheviot Oil Field MORE
Spirax-Sarco Acquires Chromalox for $415M MORE
Rotork Actuators Supplying Grassroots Middle East Refinery MORE
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How Valve Selection Can Impact SIS in Refining Applications
When considering valve applications for SIS, ensure the valve is appropriate for all the application requirements—not just SIL capability. Also, how are you testing the valves? Is a visual exam alone telling you what you need to know? If you are using a smart positioner, be sure to fully leverage its diagnostic capabilities. MORE
Magnetic Particle Examination: Not the Only Way to Test for Flaws
While magnetic particle examination is a valuable method of testing for flaws, the complexities of material composition require a variety of non-destructive methods. Eddy current inspection and surface examination also have unique capabilities. MORE
Saudi Aramco to Invest $18B in Americas MORE
U.S. Gulf Region Largely Responsible for Falling Gasoline Demand MORE
Feds Propose Seismic Surveys for Atlantic Drilling MORE
Oil Companies Boost Well Production Using Carbon Dioxide MORE
USGS Study: Gas Extraction Not Affecting Drinking Water MORE
2018 U.S. Oil Output Could Hit Highest Level Since 1970 MORE
Coming in the summer issue…
Sizing Electric Actuators for Linear Valves
What should you consider when sizing electric actuators for linear valves? Thrust, operating speeds, stroke length, power supply, plant control interface and more. When the end user conveys this information accurately to the actuator maker, selecting the right actuator is simple.
Be sure to read this article from spring…
Are Your Proof Tests Effective?
Many critical safety calculations depend on getting a realistic proof test. The latest issue of VALVE outlines some of the factors that go into how effective a test can be. MORE
MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY
Factory Orders Drop for First Time in Five Months MORE
Global Manufacturing Growth Slips to Six-Month Low MORE
World Bank: Trade, Manufacturing to Boost 2017 Global Growth MORE
U.S. Adds 138,000 Jobs in May, Unemployment Rate Down to 4.3% MORE
ISM: Manufacturing Expanded Modestly in May MORE
Fed Beige Book Reports Less Optimism in Some Regions MORE