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ATI Actuators Supplying New Electric Power Facilities

Automation Technology (ATI) recently provided linear valve actuators for two new natural gas-fired power generation facilities currently under construction. The plants, Middletown Energy Center in Ohio and the Kings Mountain Energy Center in North Carolina, are owned by NTE Energy. Both facilities are scheduled to be substantially completed in 2018. 

GE Oil & Gas Awarded Contract by Lucart

GE Oil & Gas has signed an agreement for the provision of two of its new NovaLT12 gas turbines for cogeneration applications (CHP) to two paper mills in Tuscany, Italy, owned by Lucart Group. The scope of supply also includes two fuel gas compressors, a Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) covering 140,000 firing hours for each train. Both units will be in operation by summer 2020.

As part of this effort to continuously improve operations capabilities, GE Oil & Gas is now running a NovaLT16 continuous operation on the electrical grid in a dedicated power gen station at its Florence facility. Certified by a third party, the targeted completion is 8,000 hours. 

ValvTechnologies Names Michelle Baker Chief Financial Officer

Michelle BakerValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Michelle Baker as chief financial officer (CFO). Based in Houston, Baker will have executive responsibility for the management of cash, assets, regulatory compliance, accounting, financial controls, business analysis and reporting. In addition to overseeing the financial health of the company, Baker will serve in a key leadership role helping shape strategy, drive continuous improvement, developing and supporting growth initiatives and enabling enduring customer satisfaction.

Most recently, Baker served as CFO at Leedo Manufacturing. Previously she served as CFO/vice president of finance at Brougher Inc., and director, group project risk management and director of finance for Cameron International Corporation. 

MSS Publishes Two Revised Standards for Butterfly Valves

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the publication of the following revised Standard Practices:

  • MSS SP-67-2017, Butterfly Valves
  • MSS SP-68-2017, High Pressure Butterfly Valves with Offset Design

All Standard Practices are available from MSS and through authorized distributers. A listing of official distributors is available at: http://msshq.org/Store/orderinfo.cfm.

Listing of all current MSS Standards: http://msshq.org/Store/PriceList.cfm

Weir Oil & Gas Names John Hrncir Vice President

Weir Oil & Gas has hired John Hrncir as vice president of sales and service, pressure control. Hrncir will be responsible for safety, sales and aftermarket services for Weir’s pressure control business. His role will oversee growth and market share gain for the company’s North America pressure control unit, which includes wellhead and surface control products and services.

Prior to joining Weir, Hrncir was director of global sales and marketing, surface wellhead for FMC Technologies. He also worked at Network International, Weatherford, Oil Dynamics and Cameron. 

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