Last updateThu, 21 Jun 2018 1pm



Valve Packing & Gasket Research and Development Devices

teadit gasketsThe continuous improvement of valve packing technology has created a new baseline for the industry to achieve emission levels that previously were possible only with the use of bellows seals. To develop low emission valve packing and bonnet gaskets, it is necessary to have testing devices that simulate the actual service conditions while the critical parameters are monitored. This article summarizes several testing devices available to the help valve manufacturers engineer products that reduce emissions and meet new standards set by EPA consent decrees.

Understanding Functional Safety Standards

Understanding Functional Safety StandardsWhile many people might recognize the term “functional safety” and assume they know what it means, for the purposes of standards, the term itself needs explanation. Finding an understanding and complying with functional safety standards play a vital role in everyone’s safety. Breaking down what it is and why it matters are the first steps to full comprehension of functional safety and, ultimately, a safer world.

Improve Ethylene Conversion: Critical Control Valves for Cracked Gas Processing

Improve Ethylene Conversion

Maximum ethylene production requires several conditions: a highly saturated feedstock, high coil outlet temperature, low hydrocarbon partial pressure, short residence time in the radiant coil, and rapid quenching of the cracked gases. Out of these, cracked gas quenching is the only condition occurring downstream of the furnace, and is one of several steps that must occur before hydrocarbon fractionation occurs.

Emissions’ Standards, Innovation and Safety Highlight Technical Seminar

The theme of VMA’s 2014 Technical Seminar and Exhibition event was “Valve Emissions for Compliance, Standards and Technology” and the presenters covered the subject from every angle. Keynote speaker Ken Garing is with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – NEIC – and opened the event with a comprehensive report on why it is so important to monitor and reduce fugitive emissions.

Valve Automation Solution for Unconventional Shale Gas Challenge

gas pipelineWith the rapid development of unconventional shale plays throughout the U.S. has come the challenge of transporting product to refiners and markets. The large number of wells and the high volume of natural gas being produced has led to an increase in the size and number of gathering and other midstream pipelines.



• Print magazine
Digital magazine
• VALVE eNews
Read the latest issue

*to qualified valve professionals in the U.S./Canada


Looking for a career in the Valve Industry?

ValveCareers Horiz

To learn more, watch the videos below or visit ValveCareers.com a special initiative of the Valve Manufacturers Association

  • Latest Post

  • Popular

  • Links

  • Events

New Products