Sharing Knowledge at 2017 Valve World Americas Conference
Sessions on technological changes, challenges and opportunities were among the most popular workshops at this year’s conference, June 20-21 in Houston, with one presenter noting that it was disruptive technologies that took us from steam engine to search engine. MORE
Ball Valve Repair 101
Ball valves are used in applications that demand critical isolation, high temperature, high pressure, corrosion, erosion/abrasion and solids. Since valve repair is cyclical, the same valve may be seen repeatedly, so repair decisions must be made using a long-term thought process. MORE
VMA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Setpoint Integrated Solutions Acquires GE’s Direct Channel Operations MORE
AUMA Opens New Sales & Service Center in Dubai MORE
Metso Signs Distribution Agreement with Process Control Equipment MORE
VMA Members Lead MDM Top Industrial PVF Distributors List MORE
ITT Announces New President of Industrial Process Business MORE
At POWER-GEN International nearly 300 industry experts will present new solutions and innovations for the future in nearly 70 conference sessions offering full conference attendees the ability to earn PDH credit hours. LEARN MORE!
Cheniere Energy Readying Next Round of LNG Projects MORE
New Permits Issued for Three U.S.-Mexico Pipelines MORE
Global Nuclear Construction Reaches 25-Year High MORE
U.S. Crude, Petroleum Exports Have More than Doubled Since 2010 MORE
Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets Environmental Approval MORE
Oil Companies Turn to Data for Better Drilling MORE
Delta Chemical Plant Planned for Houston Area MORE
Coming in the summer issue…
Christmas Trees and Wellheads
This summer look for a new column called "Know Your Valves." Our first such column addresses the difference between a Christmas tree assembly and a wellhead. The article clarifies what these pieces of equipment do to bring oil and gas to the surface and get it back out to the places where processing will occur.
Distributor Compensation: Time for a Change?
This issue's Distribution column challenges readers with the idea that it may be time to change the model of compensation from purely commission-based to a system using management by objective bonuses.
From the spring issue…
Materials Q&A: HVOF Coatings
VALVE Magazine addresses the advantages and disadvantages of using a high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) coating to bolster certain materials and give equipment the extra protection needed to face wear, corrosion and unique environmental circumstances. MORE
MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY
ISM: U.S. Manufacturing at Highest Level Since Aug. 2014 MORE
Mid-America Business Conditions Index Highest in Six Years MORE
First Quarter GDP in the U.S. Revised Up to 1.4% MORE
IMF Lowers Forecast for U.S. Growth to 2.1% MORE
U.S. Durable Goods Orders Fell the Most in 18 Months MORE
Texas Manufacturers See 12th Consecutive Month of Growth MORE