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Valve Basics Online Training Program Set to Launch

online-learning-fingerAlthough VMA’s entry-level basics seminars have been extremely popular since introduced to the industry in 2009, the association has worked for a long time toward a broader way to reach people hungry for knowledge. That goal has been accomplished in the form of VMA’s Valve Basics Online Program (VBOT).

VMA Participates in Successful Valve World Americas Event

VWA Basics SeminarThe Valve Manufacturers Association had an active role in this week’s Valve World Americas Expo and Conference in Houston, where a large contingent of VMA members exhibited. Members reported the increased size and new location at the George R. Brown Convention Center was a positive move for the exposition. One member described the first day of the exhibition as having non-stop traffic at his booth, and others also expressed enthusiasm at the high level of traffic—and high-quality leads.

Valve Industry Growth to Continue in 2013

valves ready for shippingAccording to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) as part of its annual market forecast, the U.S. industrial valve industry is expected to grow by 3% in 2013 with total shipments nearly $4.3 billion. In its fourth consecutive year of growth following the recession, the industry will surpass its previous 10 year peak set back in 2008.

2013 Technical Seminar Highlights Power Industry Changes and Challenges

powerplant techseminar2013While technological advances, like those developed for the fracing industry, have made possible many processes previously thought near impossible, there is still much work to be done by valve, actuator and control manufacturers and their suppliers to meet the continually changing needs of the power industry.

Many of these technical challenges and developments were covered during VMA’s March 2013 Technical Seminar, as were comprehensive analyses of the trends, technologies and influences affecting America’s power industry. One repeating theme from the presentations was that, while coal will not disappear as fuel to generate electricity, the potential for new coal plants in the U.S. is virtually non-existent. Additionally, because developed nations have basically reached the pinnacle of power requirements due to efficiency in production and use, developing nations will provide huge opportunities for the valve industry.

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