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AUMA Actuators Pass Corrosion Certification

A new TÜV certificate confirms that AUMA’s electric actuators have passed the most demanding corrosion protection tests and meet the requirements of EN ISO 12944-6 for corrosivity categories C5-M long (marine, coastal and offshore areas) and C5-I long (industrial areas with high humidity and aggressive atmospheres).

To achieve this C5-M certification, the products had to undergo a salt mist test (EN ISO 9227:2012) for 1,500 hours and a constant humidity test with condensation (EN ISO 6270-2:2005) for 720 hours. For C5-I certification, the devices had to additionally withstand 30 cycles of a condensation alternating climate test containing sulfur dioxide (EN ISO 3231). 

ATI Provides Actuators for Semgas, L.P.

ATI recently completed an installation of its gas motor actuator at a gathering station for Semgas, L.P. in Oklahoma. As a result of the successful installation and operation, Semgas has ordered 28 additional ATI gas motor actuators for its pig launching applications.

Semgas opted for the gas motor actuator as a possible solution after discussing the application with MRC Tulsa and ATI. The installation also used a local auto-manual control module based on dual poppet valve control. 

Welch Named Director of Global Systems for Flowserve

Flowserve Corp. has named Mark William Welch director of global systems, effective June 5. Welch will be responsible for leading and driving the total system business growth globally across the company’s traditional mechanical seal piping plans, lube oil systems and additional varied system markets. He will have global financial and operational accountability for the systems business across all regions.

Welch has been with Flowserve for 24 years and has served as the general manager of the AMSS North America Seal P&L since 2013. 

Richard Industries Receiving Honor from Top Shops Conference

The inaugural Top Shops Conference, presented by Modern Machine Shop, will take place September 5-7 in Indianapolis. The conference will enable attendees to learn about practical ways to improve their machining business.

As part of the event, a survey included submissions from shop principals (owners, executives, managers) who provided metrics and detailed insight for the Top Shops program’s four main categories: machining technology, shopfloor practices, business strategies and human resources. Four participating shops in the benchmarking group were named 2017 Honors Program winners for the primary survey categories, including Richards Industries. 

ITT Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Total revenue and organic revenue in ITT’s Industrial Process segment decreased 10% to $192 million, reflecting project declines, primarily due to lower oil and gas projects in North America, Asia and Latin America, as well as short-cycle declines in baseline oil and gas pumps and chemical valves.

GAAP operating income in the segment increased 135% to $15 million, and adjusted segment operating income decreased 38% to $15 million. Both measures primarily reflect lower volumes, negative impacts from pump projects with a high degree of engineering and manufacturing complexity and higher incentive compensation costs, which were partially offset by incremental restructuring benefits. 

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