Last updateFri, 15 Dec 2017 3pm


Emerson Acquires GeoFields, Inc.

Emerson has acquired GeoFields, Inc., a global supplier of software and implementation services for pipeline integrity data collection, management and risk analysis for the oil and gas industry. GeoFields software enables pipeline operators to collect critical integrity data, perform risk modeling and high consequence area (HCA) risk analysis and prioritize pipeline integrity-related maintenance and asset management activities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

Rotork Supplying Thomson MRT Line in Singapore

Following the successful completion of a severe fire test, 1,300 Rotork actuators have been ordered for tunnel ventilation damper control in the latest stage of the Thomson Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore.

The order from a local damper manufacturer is for RC200 high temperature pneumatic actuators for installation on the fully underground sixth section of the MRT line. In addition to ventilation, the dampers are designed to provide vital safety related duties in the event of a fire. 

Metso Signs Four New Distribution Agreements in Brazil

Metso has signed four new distribution agreements for its valve products in Brazil. The new distributors - Loopserv, ERC, MLDA and S.S. Negócios Mercantis - reinforce Metso's presence in Brazil's important process industry hubs, covering the northeast and south of the country.

Together, the distributors cover several process industries, such as petrochemical, bioenergy, pulp and paper, refining, chemical, and grain processing. Each has a different focus in a specific industry in Brazil, reinforcing Metso's presence in areas with high demand for flow control solutions. The agreements were signed in 2017. 

ValvTechnologies Names Cliff Horsburgh Regional Director, Asia Pacific

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Cliff Horsburgh as regional director, Asia Pacific, effective immediately.

Based in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Horsburgh will have senior management responsibility for leading sales growth in the Asia Pacific region. With more than 30 years’ experience in the valve and pump industry, he brings extensive global business management and sales experience to the company.

A native of Scotland, Horsburgh spent most of his career with the Weir Group, most recently as general manager for South East Asia for Weir Power and Industrial, and held international sales and general management responsibilities for Africa, the Middle East and Europe in earlier roles at Weir. He also worked for SPP Pumps in Southeast Asia.

“Cliff’s expansive industry experience, together with his strong leadership skills and customer-focus, makes him an excellent fit,” said ValvTechnologies’ president Kevin Hunt. “We welcome him to our international management team and look forward to his sales leadership in this critically important growth region for our business.”

Total Valve Systems Expands Services, Sales into Western U.S.

Total Valve Systems recently announced the addition of a new location in Perryton, TX. This will enable the company to better serve its growing customer base in Western Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Southern Colorado and New Mexico.

The 8,000-square-foot shop will house Total Valve's product and service capabilities. The focus will be on ASME pressure relief devices, control & actuated valves and API pipeline valves. Total Valve distributes brands such as Farris, Ametek, Groth, CDC and others. 

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