Valve User Issue 47 Articles

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Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett: Recognition!

I have the best job in the World! Why? Simple really. Aside from the incredible diversity of our work here at the BVAA, I also get to meet such a wide variety of people. One...

Stronger Together: BVAA Drives Enhanced Industry Awareness

For nearly 80 years, the BVAA has been advancing the interests of the British valve and actuator industry. We’ve taken this to new heights in recent years through active involve...

BVAA Golf Day Porthlethen

Meet the Teams... The BVAA Golf Day took place on Thursday the 6th September at the beautiful Porthlethen Golf Club, Aberdeen. The day teed off with bacon rolls and coffee befor...

Topping up Training: Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale

Training and development can be initiated for a variety of reasons and depend on the needs of the individual. Reasons for implementing training can include:- - To “benchmark” t...

Influx of BVAA Desktops: BVAA desktop exhibitions still prove popular, with THREE events being held over a period of just FIVE weeks

These desktop events not only increase networking opportunities, but also strengthen and maintain industry related knowledge over a lunchtime period causing minimal disruption to t...

Major Attendance at BVAA Desktop at Wood in Reading: Unprecedented numbers at the Wood Desktop

The BVAA hosted another well received desktop at Wood which took place on the 27th September. The event was visited by an extraordinary 90 employees. Our 14 BVAA members who at...

Riding Dapper for a Cause!: Michael Kenny takes part in ‘The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride’

On Sunday September 30th, over 120,000 people over 650 cities worldwide put on their finest clothes and hopped on their vintage and classic motorcycles for the Distinguished Gentle...

We want to hear from you!: Are you raising money for BBC Children in Need? Or have another worthy cause? Contact us today!

Climbing a mountain? Running a marathon? Sitting in a bathtub full of beans? If you have a charitable cause and you’re raising money send an image of your endeavours wearing ou...

Future Leaders Team Build: Cohort 2 of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme tackling the Yorkshire Dales

Pictured are members of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme (Cohort 2) on their recent team-building exercise in the Yorkshire Dales (UK). An assortment of wrist-wear and gadgets...

Host Day and Stanlow Visit

On 12th September 2018, the members of the current cohort of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme (FLP) were treated to a tour of Essar Oil’s Stanlow Refinery Organised by FLP dele...

Future Leaders Programme: The Benefits of Personal Development Courses

As part of the Future Leaders Programme the BVAA provides a variety of Personal Development days which offer to strengthen the skillset of the individuals on the course. The be...

New Valve & Actuator Oil & Gas Market Tracker Proves Popular: The Valve and Actuator Market Tracker in Oil & Gas proves a success with BVAA members

The oil & gas market is BIG. According to Forbes the natural gas distribution pipelines in the US alone could stretch from Earth to the Moon 7-8 times. But just how big is the ...

New Members...

Membership of the Association is open to companies registered in the UK who will subscribe to the BVAA Memorandum and Articles of Association, and who manufacture, distribute and/o...

Getting up to Speed with our Services: The BVAA offer a number of services tailored to meet the needs of our members

The British Valve & Actuator Association is the UK trade body for manufacturers, distributors and repairers of valves, actuators and related products. Our mission statement is to p...

Valve Maintenance: Lubricants, seals and correct cleaning materials for industrial valves

The majority of mechanical valves requires adequate lubrication to maintain the valve. It is important to identify the correct lubricant for the specific valve and function. ...

Westwood Insight: UK Exploration momentum is building, but can it be sustained?

Westwood has looked back on the last ten years of exploration drilling in the UK and examines future prospects for the offshore sector in its latest report, UK Offshore Exploration...

Thank you!

We would like to thank the generous member companies who have donated valves to our organisation over the years. Most recently Colson Valves for donating two fantastic valves. T...

BS EN 16668:2016+A1:2018 Industrial valves — Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories - amended standard issued

What is it?: This European standard applies to metallic valves as pressure accessories for industrial applications with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0,5 bar in a...

ISO/NP 23632 Industrial valves — Type testing of valves - committee draft issued

What is it?: This International standard specifies requirements and acceptance criteria for type testing of butterfly and ball valves used for isolating services for general app...

ISO/CD 5752 Metal valves for use in flanged pipe systems — Face to face and centre to face dimensions - committee draft issued

What is it?: This document specifies the basic series of face-to-face (FTF) and centre-to-face (CTF) dimensions for two-way metal valves used in flanged pipe systems. Each basi...

BS EN ISO 10497_2010 Testing of valves - Fire type-testing requirements (ISO10497:2010)

What is it?: This International Standard specifies fire type-testing requirements and a fire type-test method for confirming the pressure-containing capability of a valve under...

Early SmartAct® Medium Actuator sets record for 23 Million Operations

Since it was first introduced at the 2014 Celtic Manor Conference, The Smart Actuator Company has supplied thousands of its’ Medium 40-100 Nm SmartAct® electric actuators to distri...

Introducing Alco’s Quick Connect Fitting for rapid testing solutions

Alco Valves Group Ltd, part of the international engineering firm Graco, have enhanced its fitting range with the release of the Quick Connect Fitting (QCF). The QCF is designe...

Validating the hype about HIPPS: From cost-reduction and safety-enhancement to environmental responsibility, HIPPS has got all bases covered

In recent years, HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems) have emerged as an alternative to pressure relief systems for oil, gas and LNG industry applications. Situated b...

Allvalves - Continued Growth for a 6th Consecutive Year

Allvalves Online Ltd continue to grow year on year with its 6th year coming to a close, the company that started only in 2012 as experienced great growth once again. Allvalves cont...

AVActuators secures major partner for smart, compact electric actuators for USA, Canada & South America: AVA will exhibit as part of the Allvalves and BVAA joint group stand at Valve World at the end of November 2018.

2018 AVActuators will be joining BVAA member Allvalves Online, for this year’s Valve World show in Dusseldorf. AVA has been working with Allvalves since 2016 and through its range ...

Testing Fugitive Emissions Standards - which ones and why

Of the various methods and standards used for testing of valves for low fugitive emission application, which are most appropriate for your valves? Is the decision based on the valv...

Strength in numbers at QK Group HQ: The team at The QK Group go from strength to strength since the formation of Laser Limited

As the only valve / actuator mounting kit manufacturer in the UK to have their own laser cutting and fabrication company within the group, Quickits can offer cost effective and eff...

Global Electric Actuation Specialist: Bernard Controls Ltd now registered in the UK

Bernard Controls Ltd was registered as a UK legal entity at the beginning of 2018. This creates an opportunity for the company to have a greater UK presence, employ local personnel...

All tanked up at Laser Limited

To keep up with the ever-increasing production requirements Laser Limited have recently invested in the installation of twin liquid nitrogen tanks This latest investment will se...

Hydravalve (UK) are Exhibiting at Valve World: Hydravalve look to showcase their evergrowing product range to a wordwide market

With the recent 2018 success of the first ever Process Valves & Actuation priced catalogue, Hydravalve look to showcase their evergrowing product range to a worldwide market. T...

Optimised for control cabinet installation

Complete customer solutions from Festo provide machine builders with a supply partner who can provide a modular, subsystem approach reducing bottle necks, build and delivery times....

A Valve Operating System for a New Age – Emerson Bettis™ VOS-PAC: Fully engineered and tested, the Bettis VOS-PAC integrates the digital tagging of parts, creating on-demand documentation

Engineering a valve automation system that will provide reliable execution under extreme conditions in the most remote locations is no simple task. Today, automating valves require...

Severn Subsea Technologies has changed to Severn Glocon Technologies Ltd

Severn Subsea Technologies are delighted to announce a recent change of name, as from the 1st September 2018 we have become Severn Glocon Technologies Ltd. As part of the Sever...

Brooksbank Ball Valves pass ISO:10497

Brooksbank Valves will be showcasing their new range of Nickel- Aluminium Bronze and Super Duplex Triple Offset Butterfly valves at Valveworld this November Brooksbank Valves ar...

Bigger is not always better

Long time users of PRV hardware often think that a bigger orifice is better. Not only is this PRV myth untrue but it can lead to serious PRV performance issues including Body Bowl ...

Hardide Coatings awarded two major UK aerospace funding grants

Advanced surface coating technology company Hardide Coatings has been awarded funding from a UK-wide aerospace initiative, to further the application of the company’s innovative co...

Stainless Steel WRAS Valves in 2 Weeks from Measure Monitor Control

Getting the right valve specified and delivered on time is crucial and Measure Monitor Control recently delivered exactly that for an ongoing project. A client needed help with...

New BVAA member Valvesource: Providing a comprehensive valve stock range with fast and efficient service

Valvesource is pleased to be accepted as a new member of the BVAA joining a long list of household names in the British Valve and Actuation Industry. The company formed in 2009 by ...

BS EN 1349 Industrial process control valves - 5 Year Systematic Review

What is it?: This European Standard applies to all industrial process control valves (hereafter referred to as control valves). This European Standard specifies the design and p...

Rollstud’s Complete Bolting Solution: BVAA membership is becoming attractive to many companies supporting the valve industry.

One of those latest recruits is Rollstud of Aberdeen. Here the company’s Business Development Manager, Craig Williamson, explains their rationale… ‘Rollstud has joined the ...

prEN xxxxx Industrial valves - Functional safety of safety-related valves and actuators - Preliminary Work Item Proposal has been approved by TC69 for development of a new standard

What is it?: This standard will define procedures and methods with which all relevant components of automated industrial valve packages can be evaluated according to the rules o...

Hobbs’ Double Offset Range

The new Double Offset range will enhance Hobbs Valve’s presence as the global valve manufacturer of choice whilst continuing to deliver the same core efficiencies delivered by the ...

Delivering Reliability: Stainless Steel Solenoids with Worldwide Certifications

The World Solenoid is a Versa designed family of electrical operators created specifically to meet the requirements of world certification agencies: ATEX, IEC, INMETRO (Brazil), PE...

New BVAA Member A&D

A&D is a distributor of DUYAR valves and fire sprinklers products in Britain, selling through its distribution channels only. Established in 2017 as a resource for HVAC and fir...

Leengate Valves attend Ghibson Open Day & Introduce New Products: Leengate Valves network in Bolgna at Ghibson’s Conference

Taking place in early September, a select number of Leengate Valves’ management team had the pleasure of attending Ghibson’s Open Day event in Bologna, Italy. Boasting the oldes...

Goodwin International Limited, the market leading manufacturer of Dual Plate and Non-Slam Check Axial Valves: Goodwin launched its brand new range of Actuated Axial Isolation and Actuated Axial Control Valves

Goodwin International Limited is the market leading manufacturer of Dual Plate and Non-Slam Check Axial Valves for use in the worlds’ hydrocarbon, energy and process industries. Ou...

New Model 7CP6160CS Plunger Pump: Designed for the most demanding high-pressure applications

Cat Pumps has recently introduced the new 7CP6160CS Plunger Pump. Cat Pumps engineers have optimised every detail to produce a dependable pump with excellent service life. Conc...

Pressure Tech Developed a 200 Gram Pressure Regulator

In the past 12 months, Pressure Tech have developed a 200 gram pressure regulator for use on H2 fuel cell UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) drones, and a 200 kilogram flanged back pres...

Electro-Hydraulic Quifer KEH Failsafe Series launches in the UK

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has announced the exclusive availability of the KEH series quarter turn actuators from Quife...

Specialist Welding Company Extends its Capability with Hardfacing Options: The name, Arc Energy Resources, has been synonymous with the provision of a top class weld overlay cladding service for over 24 years

During this time an extensive range of valves has been clad to provide heavy-duty, metallurgically-bonded corrosion protection. The bores and seals of valves ranging from 1" NB to ...

Langley Alloys to develop UK market for stainless steel hollow bar in partnership with Sandvik

The latest investment, in a busy 12 month period for our business, sees the addition of a comprehensive stock of hollow bar to our new racking. Hollow bars or bored bars allow ...

Celebrating 20 Years at Specialist Valve Services (SVS)

Specialist Valve Services was formed in 1998 by Messrs G. Henry & D. Kealey, specialising in the supply of valves, actuators and ancillary equipment in the oil & gas and petrochemi...

Brass Union Ended Ball Valves Now Available in Larger Sizes: Bonomi has expanded its brass union ended ball valve range to incorporate a number of larger sizes.

The Rubinetterie Bresciane manufactured Series 4504 range now comes in larger 1-1/4", 1-1/2" and 2" variants – all of which are WRAS approved. The valves are suitable for domest...

Rotary Selector Valve: Whatever configuration you need, we can meet the challenge with our multi-talented rotary selector valve

The Drallim Rotary Selector Valve is a rotary selector or distributor for use in small bore piping systems at pressures up to 10bar. It is a relatively simple and therefore extreme...

HH Valves Ltd appoint Ilker Enerji as exclusive Turkish agent: HH are in the process of appointing agents in Canada & Israel

İlker Enerji has been serving the Turkish energy market for the last two decades. They have supplied projects, spare parts and technical assistance, including turn key project...

Emerson Agrees to Buy Aventics: Acquisition complements and strengthens Emerson’s global presence in delivering fluid automation solutions

ST. LOUIS, May 17, 2018 – Emerson today announced it has agreed on terms to acquire Aventics from Triton for a cash purchase price of €527 million. Aventics is among the global lea...

Webtec’s new CV120 hydraulic combination valve offers complete motor control for mobile machinery: Variable priority flow divider combined with directional control valve in a single body

Webtec, a specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products, is unveiling its new CV120 series combination valve that provides a complete solution to hydraulic ...

Albion Working Towards Greater Water Supply Safety: Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier has added a range of WRAS approved double check valves to their portfolio to ensure distributors are specifying superior, fit-for-pur...

NeoNickel Ltd is a specialist metal supplier for raw or semi-finished materials used in the manufacture of valves and valve components

NeoNickel Ltd has extensive experience in supplying highperformance alloys to the valve industry. We understand each application has its unique requirements, from corrosion and wea...

ISO/DIS 22153 Electric actuators for industrial valves — General requirements - draft issued for Public Comment

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for electric valve actuators, used for on-off and control valves. It includes guidelines for classification, design, encl...

Temperature and Media Stability with Latest Freudenberg EPDM Sealing Materials from Dichtomatik

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a leading global specialist in sealing products and their application, has announced the release of its latest generation of EPDM sealing material...

Fragmented valve repair service offerings may increase risk: Valves are a key component in the efficient operation of most industrial processes

Maintaining each one is essential to a facility’s safety, performance, reliability and profitability. Total valve replacement can be expensive, time consuming and generally disrupt...

WRAS Approval Renewed for Aquavault: ‘..now fully WRAS approved Aquavault Valves offer unique and lightweight epoxy coated ductile iron bodies’

T-T Flow is delighted to announce that they have been awarded renewal of accreditation from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Ltd (WRAS) for their range of Aquavault valves. Th...

Northvale Korting - based in UK’s manufacturing heartland - is a market leader in flow control systems

The company manufactures:- Process control valves in cast iron, cast steel, bronze and stainless steel up to 150mm diameter and up to PN40/ANSI 300 pressure and temperature rat...

Valve User Magazine Issue 47
Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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