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Reaching Around the World

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To coincide with the release of the latest edition of the North American Catalog of Valves—first published in 1984—we spoke with several U.S. and Canadian companies about how globalization has changed the way they do business.


Testing High-Nickel Alloy Castings in Refineries

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Refiners today are increasingly dealing with more corrosive feedstocks that present new demands on valves in the process. However, maintenance personnel can detect problems before they become major issues by using different testing methods.

Triple Offset Valves in Upstream Applications

vmspr12_upstream_photo1Triple offset valves provide an efficient solution for critical and non-critical applications when positive isolation is required in upstream oil and gas operations. Their compact nature offers savings in weight and space and most importantly, cost.

The Quest for Unconventional Gas Sources

vmspr12_gas_shaleThe increasing focus on finding ways to depend less on foreign energy sources, coupled with the huge shale plays now available to U.S. and Canadian energy producers, is good news for the valve industry. However, with gas prices at near-record lows and lingering questions about the environmental impact of fracturing, challenges lie ahead.

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