New Valve Maintenance & Repair Compendium Available from VMA
As part of its Valve Ed program, VMA is now offering a compendium of 21 articles from past issues of VALVE Magazine. Included are repair basics, different applications, what to look for when choosing a repair and service facility, and much more. Order it from The VMA Store in one of two formats: a 48-page spiral-bound book ($79; $69 for VMA/VRC members) or as a PDF ($69; $59 members).
It's Not Too Late to Register for Valve Basics in Houston, Oct. 3-5
Space is available for both attendees and exhibitors at the upcoming event, featuring Valves, Actuators & Controls 101. Join us at the Houston Safety Council - Pasadena, Oct. 3-5, for the most comprehensive "valve experience" of your career. End users, AEC/EPC personnel, distributors, valve manufacturers and engineering students make up a diverse crowd of attendees. Included are 15 lessons, multiple hands-on learning sessions and tabletop exhibits, plus a manual and USB drive as well as a certificate of completion for 18 PDHs. REGISTER TODAY!
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POWER-GEN International covers the power generation trending topics such as: Energy Storage, Gas-Fired Power Plants, Emissions Control, Gas Turbine Technologies, the Digital Power Plant, Power Project Financing and more! LEARN MORE!
Machine Learning: A Brave New World
Billions of pieces of data are generated daily from process control systems, but much of that is not utilized. Could end users of valves use machine learning to make that data more useful? It should be possible, but is it enough to look at rear-facing data? MORE
Can Valves Mitigate Flooding from Severe Weather Events?
Valves and control systems can play an increasingly important part in determining reliability of supply of gasoline, water and other essentials during and after hurricanes and other unexpected weather events. As repairs of older systems and installation of replacements take place, manufacturers and end users can design and build ever-stronger systems that can withstand new challenges. MORE
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Here’s what’s coming in fall
Materials Q&A: Pickling and Passivation
Many valve professionals deal with one or the other of these two treatments for stainless-steel equipment. Fall’s issue addresses the differences and when each is appropriate.
Did you see this in the summer issue?
Electric Actuators on Linear Valves
Summer’s issue covers what considerations go into sizing electric actuators designed for use on linear valves. The article addresses what linear valves must do and how those tasks are affected by the electric actuator. MORE
MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY
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Texas Manufacturing Activity Expanded in August MORE
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U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs in August MORE