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Rotork Supplying Chinese Refinery

Rotork has received major contracts to supply electric and pneumatic valve actuators and valve gearboxes to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co. Ltd. for flow control in its new refinery and petrochemicals complex, one of the largest in China, at Changxing Island in Dalian City.

The latest contract involves approximately 2,000 explosionproof electric actuators to operate gate valves and ball valves in tank farms. 

Weir Valves & Controls USA Hosts MSIV Training

Weir Valves & Controls USA recently hosted a training event on MSIVs (Main Steam Isolation Valves) for Duke Energy key customers and service crews. There was one day of presentations and one day of hands-on training – where attendees took part in disassembling and assembling a valve at the Weir factory in Ipswich, MA.

To date, Weir Valves & Controls USA has an installed base of over 270 Atwood & Morrill MSIVs at 38 nuclear plants worldwide. 

Puffer-Sweiven Joins Valve Repair Council

This week Puffer-Sweiven became the newest member of VMA’s Valve Repair Council (VRC). This is the third new VRC member of 2018.

Puffer-Sweiven helps process-intensive facilities run more efficiently and safely by delivering products, technical support and staff to customers throughout the Central and Gulf Coast regions of Texas.

The VRC was formed in 1989 for all qualified repairers and rebuilders of flow-control equipment who are repairing to OEM specification. 

Spirax Sarco Names New Head of Steam Business

Neil Daws, executive director and divisional director currently responsible for Spirax Sarco Steam Specialties operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will be promoted to the position of managing director steam specialties business, effective September 1, 2018. Daws will be responsible for all the steam specialties business worldwide, including Gestra.

As a result, Sean Clay will join the company and take over the position of divisional director Spirax Sarco EMEA. Clay comes from the Honeywell Group, where, over the last 14 years, he has held a number of roles. 

Emerson Global Users Exchange to be Held in San Antonio

Emerson Global Users Exchange – Americas will host its signature customer event from October 1–5, 2018 in San Antonio. This year’s theme is: Spurring Innovation. The conference includes presentations that address solutions to current technology challenges in the industry; one-on-one meetings with Emerson subject matter experts to discuss specific challenges; complimentary certified training courses to earn CEU credits; and much more.

The event also features a keynote presentation by Robert B. Tucker, president of The Innovation Resource, and an address by Mike Train, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. There’s also a Casino Night networking event at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 4.

The Early Bird rate is available until August 15. Click here to register. 

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