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Chesterton Expands Environmental Consulting Expertise

A.W. Chesterton Company is expanding its global environmental solutions expertise with the addition of two highly experienced industrial emissions specialists, Bronson Pate and Beau Stander. Both will be joining FluidEfficiency, a Chesterton business group. Pate and Stander will serve in the role of global environmental consulting managers, effective April 10, 2017. The duo has extensive experience in low emission and Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) technology.


VMA Members Take Home 2016 Plant Engineering Awards

Plant Engineering celebrated its 29th anniversary of the Product of the Year award program this year. The winners were honored at the annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on April 3, 2017, in Chicago, hosted by CFE Media.

Emerson Automation Solutions took home a Bronze Award in the Asset Management category. A.W. Chesterton also won Bronze, in Fluid Handling. Siemens took home awards in three different categories. 

MSS Publishes Revised Standards for Instrument Valves, Sealing of Rising Stem Valves

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

  • MSS SP-99-2016a, Instrument Valves (replaces 2016 edition)
  • MSS SP-105-2016a, Instrument Valves for Code Applications (replaces 2016 edition)
  • MSS SP-120-2017, Flexible Graphite Packing Sealing for Rising Stem Valves

The original SP-99-2016 AND SP-105-2016 (published November 2016) have been replaced by this revised 2016a edition. Contact MSS or your distributor if you purchased the original 2016 edition, for a discounted replacement. 

Emerson Signs Collaboration Agreement with Saudi Aramco

Emerson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco during the recently held Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum in Riyadh. Emerson was one of several companies chosen by Saudi Aramco to promote bilateral trade and investment between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

As part of the agreement, Emerson will continue investing in the Kingdom by training Saudi Aramco engineers and technicians through Emerson’s educational facility and creating more jobs for Saudi locals. Emerson will also provide Saudi Aramco with its Operational Certainty offerings which are designed to increase the reliability of existing facilities and get more value out of existing assets.

Emerson’s continued support for Saudi Aramco is reflected in the development of its own facility in Dhahran Techno Valley that is currently under construction. The facility is scheduled for completion in January 2018. 

MRC Global Renews Global PVF Contract with Chevron

MRC Global Inc. has extended its worldwide master contract with Chevron Corporation for seven more years. The contract allows them to provide pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) products and services to Chevron Corporation's global operations and project work.

"Our relationship with Chevron has grown significantly over time, and we are grateful that they continue to allow us to be part of their long-term, supply chain planning for PVF," president & CEO, Andrew R. Lane, said. "Chevron has been our largest customer since 2010 and we are extremely proud to expand our business with them in scope, geography and product lines." 

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