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The original SP-99-2016 AND SP-105-2016 (published November 2016) have been replaced by this revised 2016a edition.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

Weir Acquires KOP Surface Products

Weir Oil & Gas has entered into an agreement to acquire KOP Surface Products, a provider of advanced pressure control wellhead technologies, systems and services. The acquisition is for an equivalent enterprise value of $114 million and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.

KOP employs 450 people and is a provider of wellheads, surface trees, valves, actuators and aftermarket services for the oil and gas industry. The business is headquartered in Singapore and has a manufacturing facility in Batam, Indonesia, in addition to a network of sales and service offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and India. KOP's current management team will continue to lead the business, reporting into Weir’s Oil & Gas division. 

MRC Global Opens California Regional Distribution Center

MRC Global (US) Inc., has opened a new Regional Distribution Center in Shafter, CA, just outside of Bakersfield. The new facility will hold approximately $15 million in inventory to support MRC Global’s operations on the West Coast and Alaska.

The facility includes approximately 80,000 square feet of warehouse space, which includes a 5,000 square foot valve and engineering center, a 15 acre pipeyard, which includes a pipe cutting facility, and a two story, 11,000 square foot office building. The location will employ approximately 36 people and support 19 MRC Global branches throughout the U.S. West Coast and Alaska. 

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