Last updateTue, 25 Feb 2020 5pm

Curtiss-Wright, Clarke Valve First to Meet New DoD Specification

On July 25, 2019, the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) published Detail Specification MIL-DTL-32632, establishing the criteria for the design, materials and functional capabilities of all "dilating disk" valves for flow control of Naval shipboard water, oil, and gas service. The specification was developed to explicitly classify low-torque, hysteresis-free control valve designs consisting of three or more rotationally closing plate segments.

While the specification is brand-agnostic, per Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines, Clarke Valve’s Shutter Valve, which has been licensed to Curtiss-Wright Corporation, is the only valve on the market that can currently meet this combination of key attributes for the U.S. Navy's goals to reduce weight and increase efficiency as part of their fleet modernization program. All valve products delivered to the U.S. Navy appear under the Curtiss-Wright brand name through its Target Rock business unit, located in East Farmingdale, NY.

DistributionNOW Adds New Fabrication Facility

DistributionNOW recently added an additional 140,000 square foot of fabrication capacity in the Houston area to complement its existing fabrication capacity in Casper, WY. DistributionNOW will distribute tank battery products, including wellhead production equipment, vessel fabrication, and process equipment.

Emerson Facility Receives Environmental Stewardship Recognition

Emerson’s fluid control & pneumatics facility in Florham Park, NJ was recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for its leadership in Environmental Stewardship. The facility was highlighted for voluntary and proactive measures taken to improve the environment and foster sustainability.

The recognition follows an inspection of the Emerson facility in Florham Park, where the company has taken significant steps to ensure a sustainable future. This includes management of wetlands, diversified arboreal investments and meadows development. The facility is designed to meet LEED Silver standards, using less water and energy, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continued implementation of new micro-practices has brought innovations, like biodegradable containers, and increased usage of dispensers to further reduce the environmental footprint.

Baker Hughes and Ocean Installer Awarded Subsea Contract

Baker Hughes Company and Ocean Installer AS have been awarded a subsea contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of subsea systems and associated services for the Balder X project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Under the contract, Baker Hughes and Ocean Installer will engineer, procure, construct and install 16 new subsea production systems (SPS), umbilicals, risers and flowlines to the Jotun A floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. Baker Hughes and Ocean Installer will also carry out decommissioning work in the field.

Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund Announces Distribution Plan

The Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund Steering Committee for the Aurora/Pratt Survivors' Fund has approved a distribution plan for the families of those killed, and employees injured and directly present during the February 15th shooting at the Henry Pratt Facility. A total of $559,604.24 has been donated to the victims and their families.


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