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Exchanging Ideas at Emerson Users Event

Emerson Users Exchange 2013This year’s Emerson Global Users Exchange was held at the beautiful Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX, outside of Dallas. Representatives of companies from 50 countries and six continents joined the gathering, which featured more than 350 workshops, industry and technology forums and short courses covering a huge variety of topics.


Best Practices in Pressure-Relief Valve Maintenance and Repair

Front slide photoIn their presentation at the Valve Repair Council Repair Meeting & Exhibition, Nov. 1 and 2, 2012, in Houston, Bob Donalson and Kevin Simmons of Pentair Valves & Controls shared valuable information about maintenance and repair programs for pressure-relief valves. After covering the various types and functions of PRVs and defining their physical characteristics, Donalson and Simmons discussed the codes and standards covering PRVs.

Size Matters: Control Valve Sizing 101

monsen headshotWhen control valve professionals talk about "control valve sizing," they really mean the entire process of selecting the valve that will do the best job of controlling the process. Selecting the right size valve is an important part of the process, but there are other equally important considerations as well.

 

Valve Industry Education: Are You Prepared for the Great Brain Drain?

velan_trainingIf you’re a part of the valve industry, you likely are aware of the huge need for valve education and training.

While baby-boomers may have put off retirement for a few more years – thanks to the recent great recession – our industry is on the verge of losing its most valuable players, those experienced and knowledgeable professionals who have spent decades working in our industry. To replace this great brain drain, educating newcomers to the industry must be a top priority for companies that make, use and specify valves, actuators and controls.

Valve World Americas: PST Workshop Raises More Questions than Answers

A number of interesting and informative sessions took place at the recent Valve World Americas, held June 21-22 in The Woodlands, TX. We begin an online series highlighting some of the sessions attended by Valve Magazine.

Henk Hinssen, of iHandl Engineering in Belgium, moderated a workshop on “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Partial Stroking.” The purpose was to provide a forum for better understanding of the history, purpose and limitations of partial stroke testing (PST). Hinssen was joined by these panelists:

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