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MSS Revises 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

ADVISORY: The original SP-99-2016 AND SP-105-2016 (published November 2016) have been replaced by this revised 2016a edition.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.

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.

 


Spirax Sarco Celebrates 4 Years Without a Lost-Time Accident

Spirax Sarco recently reached a safety milestone – 2.4 million man-hours, or 4 years without a lost-time accident, which means 288 employees did not miss work due to an injury suffered on the job. This significant accomplishment was celebrated on August 10th with a fun lunch.

When asked why Spirax Sarco celebrated this event, safety and environmental supervisor Kris Brown replied, “Each one of our employees has a role to play when it comes to safety. If something happens, not only does their family suffer but our customers do as well. Spirax Sarco wanted to take a moment to thank our employees because it takes a team effort to be where we are today – 1,460 days without a lost time accident.” 

Flowserve Names David Wilson President, Industrial Products Division

Flowserve Corporation has appointed David Wilson as president, Industrial Products Division (IPD). Wilson succeeds Tom Pajonas, executive vice president, Global Operations, and interim president, IPD, who announced his year-end retirement plans earlier in the year.

Wilson is a veteran of the flow control industry, most recently serving as president of the industrial segment for SPX FLOW, Inc. His leadership experience spans more than 20 years and includes a broad range of business responsibilities, including in-country leadership in both Asia and Europe. 

MRC Global Renews Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell

MRC Global (US) Inc. has renewed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Under this agreement, MRC Global will stock and distribute mechanical valves to Shell for its operated upstream, midstream and downstream assets for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) and projects. MRC Global will also continue to provide pipe, fittings and flanges to Shell's operations in the U.S. and Canada. 

Weir Oil and Gas Building New Facility in Midland, TX

“The Midland Development Corp. has worked with Weir to consolidate its Midland and Odessa operations into a new 92,000-square-foot customer support center slated to cost nearly $30 million on a portion of the MDC’s to-be-developed David Mims Business Park,” according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

“Weir will purchase part of the property through its subsidiary SPM Flow Control, and the entire deal includes Weir subsidiary Seaboard International.” 

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