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Baker Hughes Supplying Valves for BAPCO Modernization Project

Baker Hughes will supply the severe service, control and safety relief valve contracts for the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) modernization project. This expansion project to modernize BAPCO’s refinery will increase production, while in parallel increasing yield and efficiency by utilizing bottom of the barrel residual products from their process using current day technology enhancements.

Product will be supplied from Baker Hughes valve manufacturing sites in Coimbatore, India; Conde, France; and Jacksonville, Florida – with raw components sourced from various suppliers to comply with a “no-China” enforced material specification.

Curtiss-Wright Signs Exclusive Agreement with APS

Curtiss-Wright has signed an exclusive agreement with Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to commercialize APS’s equipment anomaly detection (EAD) technology.

APS’s EAD technology uses machine learning to detect anomalies in plant equipment and systems, allowing operators to improve performance and prevent failures. "The value of this technology is that it identifies potential issues in important components so they can be addressed before a problem arises. It cuts costs, increases efficiency and brings value to any operation that depends on sophisticated technology,” said Jack Cadogan, APS Senior Vice President, Site Operations for the Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest nuclear power plant.

Curtiss-Wright will add the EAD technology to its suite of thermal plant performance and condition monitoring platforms.

VMA Members Highlight Control Global 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Control Global magazine recently came out with its annual list of winners for their Readers’ Choice Awards. Over a thousand respondents weighed in with their choices. Emerson Automation Solutions was the big winner by far, finishing in the top 5 in countless categories. Other VMA members included on the list of winners were Metso, Flowserve and AUMA Actuators.

Curtiss-Wright Names New Segment Presidents

Curtiss-Wright has promoted Lynn M. Bamford and Kevin M. Rayment to the newly created position of segment president, effective January 1, 2020. Bamford has been named president of the defense and power segments, while Rayment has been named president of the commercial / industrial segment. Each will report directly to chairman and CEO David Adams.

Most recently, Rayment was senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Industrial division. He has more than 30 years of experience across the commercial, general industrial, aerospace, nuclear and defense industries.


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