Valve User Issue 41 Articles

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Another Round Anyone?: 'Comment' by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt is a name unknown to most people. He was however the step-father (or, depending on whose books you read, father) of the famous 20th century British actor, Da...

Training support for Torness

BVAA recently provided their Valves – Advanced Level training course to a group of System Health and Reliability Engineers at Torness Nuclear Power Station. The BVAA expertise i...

BVAA New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: The Great British Valve Group H & S Tool Walter Frank CV Oxford Flow Hobbs Precision E...

Valve & Actuator ‘Zone’ at Fluid Power & Systems

Following the success of the BVAA’s inaugural outing at the Fluid Power & Systems exhibition in 2016, the Association has signed-up for next year’s show, which will again be staged...

Regional Dinner & Supplier Day: Tuesday, February 21st 2017 saw the start of our very successful Regional Dinner and Supplier Day.

Regional Dinner The Brighouse venue - being at the heart of so-called ‘Valvehalla’ – is a popular choice with members and there was an excellent attendance of 70+ at the Dinner....

Providing In-situ Valve Testing Since 2001: Dismounting safety valves from their operational location can be time-consuming and expensive.

The Seetru Tru-Test® provides the capability to test safety and relief valves in-situ, eliminating the need to remove the valve from the system or shut the system down. In-situ...

Total Lifecycle Approach to HIPPS Provides Reliable Pressure Protection for Downstream Systems: HIPPS lifecycle management ensures optimal functionality in an emergency

From oil and gas production facilities through to refineries, overpressure events can cause lost production and also severe damage to the environment, infrastructure, and personnel...

Independent Valve Testing Seminar and Tour: Thursday 12th October 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

BHR Group exclusively invites Valve User Magazine readers to a free seminar on independent valve testing. The event, delivered in partnership with the BVAA, will be held at our ...

World’s Largest Gate Valve (DN2800 dia) Made for Texas: When the world’s most impressive pipeline scheme asks for 100-year asset life valves, you listen.

Blackhall Engineering Limited the UK Valve Design and Manufacturer has a proven track record of making 100-year asset life valves, and has recently designed and manufactured the Wo...

Crystal Ball Valves?

Back in 1998 when Red Dragon Limited started trading, computers weren’t on every desk and very few companies were using the internet which gave a much different valve marketplace t...

Double export award nomination for Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering (Schoolhill), a family-owned firm with a 67-year history in Aberdeen, attended the Scottish Export Awards 2017 after being nominated in two categor...

Diaphragm Valves for Control Applications

Introduction An important regulating element of any control loop within a processing plant, the control valve works with other parts of the loop to ensure the programmed paramet...

Advanced Valve Solutions has Moved!

Advanced Valve Solutions UK Ltd has moved offices and is now settling in nicely. We have remained within the Crewe Business Park as the location is close to the M6 and central to t...

SMC Recognised for Environmental Achievements

Automation experts and world leaders in pneumatics, SMC, have scooped an accolade at the Milton Keynes Business Achievements for a second consecutive year – this time, for excellen...

Rotork Actuators Support Portugal’s Plan for Advanced Wastewater Treatment: The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology.

The highly automated treatment facility, serving a population of 90,000, was recently inaugurated by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and is named as a national ...

Actuated Solutions Launches Next Generation Electric Quarter Turn Actuator

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has announced the launch of its hotly-anticipated HQ-005 electric quarter turn actuator. ...

Parker Secures ‘Fit for Nuclear’

Instrumentation Products Division, Europe of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has joined a select group of companies that have successfully ac...

J+J Partner with Power Genex

J+J Automation, a leader in valve actuation solutions in the UK for over 20 years, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Power Genex - the quality South Korean man...

ATI Announces Regional Partnership with Hekaph Koda Pte Ltd.

Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) announces the partnership with Hekaph Koda Pte Ltd as its representative and valve automation solutions provider for Malaysia, Singapore, and Thail...

Allvalves Online Ltd: Continued Growth and Expansion: Following another successful exhibition in Germany with the BVAA, Allvalves Online Ltd are benefiting from contacts made at the show.

Having worked closely with the BVAA since the company’s launch in 2012, it seems fitting that they use the Valve User Magazine to share and update on the latest news at Allvalves H...

Ultravalve Boosts its RPZ Test Team: Midlands-based valve supplier Ultravalve has increased its number of accredited RPZ test engineers in the wake of increased demand for the service.

The company; which was acquired last year by leading process valve and actuator specialist Bonomi (UK) Ltd, has recently recruited a further engineer, bringing its dedicated RPZ te...

Pentair Valves & Controls Offers Effective Approach

Pentair Valves & Controls has designed an effective approach for chemical and petrochemical plant owners and operators with the potential to deliver significant, measureable improv...

Rotork SPI Delivers Smart Position Indication for Manually Operated Valves

Designed for manually operated valves, the Rotork SPI Smart Position Indicator mechanically displays the position of the valve and electronically signals it’s open and closed posit...

An Even More Extensive Catalogue of Products from Leengate Valves: Leengate Valves are pleased to announce even further extensions to their ZETKAMA range with the addition of electronic control globe valves.

Available in ½˝ to 6˝, flanged & rated PN16 & PN40 options; these cast & ductile iron control valves are suitable for a range of applications including Steam, Industrial ...

The UK’s Most Trusted and Capable Test Facilities

Founded in 1987, JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre has been a dominant provider of hyperbaric and pressure testing services to a variety of industries for 30 years, and still mainta...

EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist in Largest Deal to Date

Engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS Group in Australia and the Ameri...

10% Savings: Water Supply Company Makes Use of Pneumatics

For the construction of a new ground water filtration system, water supply company Landeswasserversorgung turned to pneumatic automation technology from Festo, for the multi-media ...

Next Generation Subsea Rotary Actuator – Product Range Extended

Small bore subsea valve specialist LB Bentley Ltd, part of the Severn Glocon Group Plc, has continued the development of its advanced rotary actuator, OPTItork™, by the introductio...

High Performance Seals Extend Process Equipment Operating Times by 100%

DuPont™ Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375 perfluoroelastomer O-ring seals have been chosen by a major European manufacturer in the AgroSciences marketplace to replace PTFE sealing products pr...

Harriett Baldwin, MP. Celebrates British Engineering: One of the fastest growing Engineering Manufacturing companies in the Midlands, The Smart Actuator Company (SmartAct) is a real success story.

On Friday 27th January, the company were delighted to welcome Harriett Baldwin MP, Under Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, to officially open their factory at Advantage B...

RFID Chips on Valves and Actuators?

The increasing requirements for identification, documentation and control of maintenance processes also place increased focus on the individual components within a plant. GEMÜ r...

High-Precision AUMA Actuators for Heating / Cooling and Metering Applications

AUMA’s compact electric actuator ranges offer fixed and variable speed options for precise, robust and reliable flow control for chemical, food, and other industries. Applicatio...

Broady: Expanding Global Presence

Broady Flow Control Limited, part of the global valve manufacturing group Valvitalia SpA, is now expanding its global presence by having in country stock to cover the North America...

Bonomi (UK) Ltd Aids Customer Design with 3D Drawing Solution

Process valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) Ltd is helping its customers achieve more accurate and faster system design solutions through the provision of 3D drawings. The c...

Springtech: Product Performance and Reliability

Spring design can sometimes be a low priority when developing a new valve or actuator but as Springtech explain, working with their specialist engineers early in a project can reap...

Moontown Enters 5th Year of UK Manufacturing

The Nottingham based company was established 21 years ago (1996), operating as a distributor for PTFE spring energised seals, hydraulic seals and other high performance associated ...

Seetru: Over 65 Years of Quality, Innovation & Service

Seetru have decades of experience as a manufacturer of safety relief and other special purpose ancillary valves for a wide range of industrial applications. As a company we are alw...

Full Range of Brandoni Valves Available from Leengate Valves

Following significant expansions to Leengate Valves over the last 12 months, including extended hours and the opening of their new distribution hub, Leengate have now expanded seve...

The Always Reliable DeZurik Plug Valve

For decades, the DeZurik Plug Valve has been a proven performer – a long standing, reliable, workhouse in everything from water to chemical service, clear liquids to mining slurrie...

Saunders Smart Sensing Valve Technology Incorporates Intelligence: Diaphragm valves are regarded as the “valve of choice” for many applications due to the entrapment-free design and self-draining characteristics.

Being an integral part of the process system design, diaphragm valves play a critical role in controlling the flow of high value process media and optimising cleaning protocols. On...

Failsafe and Modulating Electric Actuators from Stock

Back in 2007, J+J Automation- the market leading European innovator in electric actuator design and manufacture, introduced plug and play function conversion kits that when install...

Webtec Welcomes New Manager of Custom Hydraulic Products: Webtec recognises that, for many customers, standard hydraulic products will only go so far in meeting their needs for their hydraulic application.

As many companies seek to innovate and modify machinery for niche applications, Webtec comments that only a custom hydraulic solution will do. To meet this growing demand, Webt...

Innovative Application-Specific Compact Actuator Series Unveiled

Two compact actuator solutions, the HS series helical spline drive and the CP series helical slot drive actuators, recently emerged from the Centre of Excellence for Actuation in V...

Engineering Asset Manager Appointed: Advanced Valve Solutions UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Jackson as Engineering Asset Manager.

Alex is an experienced engineer who is available to advise and support engineers in gas, coal and biomass power stations, across the United Kingdom, on solutions to many common val...

Webtec Leads the Way with Custom Solutions and 7-Day Lead-Times: Webtec showcased its latest range of hydraulic components and hydraulic test equipment at Hannover Messe on 24-28 April 2017.

Visitors were given the opportunity to discuss their hydraulic custom solution requirements and the recently introduced 7-day service on single piece directional control valve orde...

SGS Valve Engineering Services in Great Yarmouth: SGS has held a presence in Great Yarmouth for over 20 years delivering analytical and laboratory services to the Oil and Gas markets.

Through a significant investment in the area in a larger facility SGS now expands a local service portfolio to include the Inspection, Overhaul and Testing of Valves and access to ...

Introducing: Pegler & Louden

Pegler & Louden have been in business as a valve distributor for over 100 years, now a specialist division within BSS Industrial they are dedicated to the supply of valves, actuato...

Curtiss-Wright New Appointment

Curtiss-Wright’s Ohio Industrial Division, is pleased to announce that Andrew Masullo has been appointed to the position of General Manager of Farris Engineering. Andrew’s appointm...

AV Actuators Launch New Product and Officially Launch in USA

Following a successful 2016 launching in the UK, and huge interest in the product at Valve World in Dusseldorf, AV Actuators brings new products to the market and officially launch...

EnerMech Builds on Caspian Pedigree with £40 Million of Contracts Wins

Mechanical services group EnerMech has strengthened its market positon in the Caspian region by securing contracts with major operators valued at more than £40 million. The cont...

Cause for Celebration for SmartAct®

The Smart Actuator Company (SmartAct®) team members who attended the BVAA Supplier Day at Brighouse in February, were fresh from a double celebration with the full team of 16 peopl...

ValvTechnologies Europe Celebrates Five-Year Safety Milestone

ValvTechnologies Europe, the leading service provider for control, safety relief, parallel slide gate and manual valves across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, announced today t...

Albion Valves: Promoting a Healthy Work Environment: Sick days cost UK businesses up to £4.53 billion every year, with one quarter of all sick days credited to the common cold.

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry, is urging businesses to get their housekeeping in place to help support ...

ATI Completes FAT on Record Setting Valve Actuator

Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) has successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on the first of its five hydraulicallyoperated linear actuators for the Integrated Pip...

ERIKS to Launch Industry 4.0 Whitepaper

With this year’s Maintec focussing on industry 4.0, leading industrial service partner, ERIKS, will be exhibiting and launching its white paper investigating the current understand...

Intelligent Rotork Solution Introduces Improved Torque Control at Hydroelectric Facility: Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility in Canada recently installed Rotork IQ multi-turn electric actuators for improved torque control.

The Forrest Kerr Facility consists of a diversion weir, intake structure, de-sanding facility, power tunnel, underground powerhouse, tailrace tunnel and an associated electrical su...

Pentair Valves & Controls Addresses Limitations

Despite rigorous risk assessments and SIL analyses in accordance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) I61508 and IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented System standards, Eme...

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