Valve User Issue 38 Articles

63 articles found in this issue

Brexit - Risk v Opportunity

Irrespective of political affiliation or personal viewpoint, I think it’s fair to say that few Brits woke up on 24th June 2016 genuinely expecting to hear the news the UK was exiti...

BVAA Hosts API Meetings: In mid-May, BVAA was delighted to host four days of American Petroleum Institute (API) meetings here at our UK headquarters.

BVAA has always been actively represented on the API ‘6DSS’ and ‘6DSSX’ sub sea valve and actuators TG standards meetings, which one might ordinarily expect to be held in the USA. ...

BVAA Conference Success!

On Tuesday 17th May, BVAA members made their now annual pilgrimage to Celtic Manor, South Wales, for the BVAA Spring Conference. Since its resurrection and re-tasking a few yea...

View from the Other Side

Chris Warnett CEng MIMechE, is president of CPLloyd Consulting Inc. (www.cplloydconsulting.com.), providing marketing and applications expertise for the valve automation industry a...

Joint Industry Project Proposal – Guidance on Ageing Valve Integrity and Life Management

Large bore valves used for isolation and control in the oil & gas industry are required to work reliably over long periods of time, often for over 30 years. Being an essential comp...

Procurement Issues?

Finding out what the market has to offer can be a tricky business. It takes time, that costs money, and often it adds complication and uncertainty. It ought to be a simpler process...

BVAA Future Leaders Programme

For the last year, BVAA has been running a pilot programme entitled ‘Future Leaders’ and – with a second call for participants now open - BVAA want to appraise members of this fant...

Help or Hindrance for Compliance with the PED

The new standard EN16668 Industrial valves — Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories has been published. By Martin Greenhalgh It has been developed...

Success for TEG: Butterfly Valve Draft Standard Reviewed

The Technical Expert Group format has scored a significant success. The Butterfly Valve TEG under the leadership of Richard Higgs was created with the task of providing the BVAA co...

INDUSTRIAL VALVES - SOCKET WELDING ENDS FOR STEEL VALVES – UPDATED STANDARD ISSUED - BS EN 12760:2016

What is it? This European Standard specifies the dimensions of socket welding ends of steel valves designed to be socket welded to standardised pipes in the size range DN 6 to DN ...

BVAA’s Mad Hatters: How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?

Competition Here’s Steve Sharp, MD of Dairy Pipe Lines Ltd, using his BVAA hat to keep sheltered from the rain! Can you guess where Steve is? The first correct answer to isobel@bv...

Charity Hatters

London Marathon Izabela Mayman, pictured in the white dress here, ran this year’s London Marathon to raise funds for the Outward Bound Trust; a charity organisation that uses the ...

Conformity Assessment for the Valve & Actuator Industry – IEC 61508, SIL and ‘Ex’ approvals Seminar

Conformity assessment for our industry can be a complex business, with various regulations, codes of practice and Directives to understand and comply with.With many ways to go abou...

New Developments at HH Valves

HH Valves are the only company manufacturing the ‘Genuine Hattersley Heaton design of Valves’ including Cast Steel Gate, Globe and Check Valves. Alongside our full range of low & h...

INDUSTRIAL VALVES - REQUIREMENTS AND TESTING FOR METALLIC VALVES AS PRESSURE ACCESSORIES - NEW STANDARD ISSUED - BS EN 16668:2016

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 acco...

Versa’s New Direct Acting Solenoid Valve is Now Available

Versa have launched a new solenoid valve. They have introduced the D-316, which is a range of high flow, direct acting solenoid valves. This is a departure from their well-known su...

Leengate Valves Welcomes New Products from ZETKAMA

Leengate Valves are continuing to strengthen ties with one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of cast iron, ductile iron and cast steel industrial valves.Now in its 70th year, ZETKA...

AUMA Extends Electric Actuator Portfolio for Process Applications

AUMA offers a comprehensive portfolio of compact electric actuators to control and automate valves with nominal diameters from DN 15 up to approximately DN 400 in a broad variety o...

Valvekits – Where Size Doesn’t Matter, Only Quality Counts

From the smallest valve mounting kit to the largest spool kit made to date, Rotork Valvekits designs and manufactures products in a full range of materials to meet customers’ speci...

Ball Check Valves for Challenging Wastewater Applications

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier, is advising specifiers sourcing valves for wastewater and storm water applications, to consider Ball Check valve...

Flowserve: New Forged Equiwedge Gate Valve

Flowserve, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, have announced the release of the new and much-anticipated forged Equiwed...

Ultravalve Acquisition Strengthens Bonomi’s UK Operation

Leading process valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) has announced the acquisition of one of its largest UK distributors, Ultravalve Ltd.Halesowen-based Ultravalve Ltd has been ...

40 Years of Butterfly Valve Performance

The evolution from an idea to a successful product family that can stand the test of time requires both dedication and persistence. It all starts with a challenge and innovative th...

LATTYpack OIL Packing Set for Low Emissions on Valve Stems and Fittings

A solution by LATTY for the Oil and Gas industries for a full compliance with both ISO 15848 class BH and API 624 fugitive emission standards.GROUPE LATTY provides the Oil and Gas ...

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Delivers Innovative Shuttle Valve Solution

Hydraulic solutions provider Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering has developed and delivered a new shuttle valve to assist a North Sea operator with the issue of leaking control modul...

Rotork Client Support Programme Delivers Smart Maintenance at VTTI Vasiliko (VTTV) Oil Terminal

VTTI B.V., the worldwide independent provider of energy storage, has awarded a Client Support Programme (CSP) contract to Rotork for the maintenance of critical valve actuation ass...

Packing Solutions for Fugitive Emissions

Reduction of fugitive emissions is a critical concern for chemical plant and refinery operators to comply with environmental regulations. Despite a 57% fall in total fugitive emiss...

Alco Valves Group: New Production and Technology Centre

It’s all go at the moment for the award winning Brighouse based valve manufacturer Alco Valves Group. Their latest investment into a new stateof- the-art Production and Technology ...

Multi-Million Pound Order Awarded

Hobbs Valve has been awarded a multi-million pound order of TOV (triple offset butterfly valves) to the major Culzean uHP/ HT (ultra high pressure / high temperature) gas field. Cu...

BP and Saudi Aramco Approval

MOEL wishes to thank the BVAA membership for their great support this past year. This support has enabled MOEL and Dafram to grow within the UK market place.The majority of compani...

AIV - Master Valve Distributors

‘How Big!?’ BVAA Director Rob Bartlett recently met with AIV’s Frank Jimenez, MD for Europe, Africa Asia and Australia, and also Lee Davies, Regional Outside Sales Manager, at th...

Kent Introl Unveils New Tensile/ Compression Testing Capability

Kent Introl has long conducted a wide range of valve testing techniques to ensure valves manufactured at their Yorkshire factories meet the requirements of the world's most demandi...

Only Genuine Viton™ Carries an Authorised Seal to Verify True Quality

Viton™ fluoroelastomer sealing products, available in the UK from Dichtomatik Ltd, have been the first choice of scientists and engineers since the product was introduced by DuPont...

Enhancing Offshore Safety Through Valve Technology

Jim Breeze, Product Manager, Instrumentation Connections and Process Valves at Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, looks at the impor...

Orseal Provide Over 300 Cases of Valves to Iraqi Oil Fields

When SCOP (State Company for Oil Projects) put out one tender for the Subba and Luhais oil fields in southern Iraq, Orseal - leading flow control solution providers - were delighte...

Darco Valves: Agency Agreement Signed with ISIS Fluid Control Ltd

After numerous projects successfully delivered in collaboration with Darco Valves, ISIS Fluid Control Ltd. have entered into an exclusive agency agreement for the UK, Netherlands a...

Utilising subsea expertise to take technology to the surface

Extensive product development and superior technical expertise has helped propel BEL Valves to become a world leading high integrity valve supplier.Maintaining this position requir...

Pentair First to Launch API 2000 Compliant Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valves for Reduced Emissions

Pentair Valves & Controls introduces the new Anderson Greenwood 4000 Series of pressure and vacuum relief valves, compliant with the latest API 2000 standard.Developed alongside th...

Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) Combines Pipeline Pressure Monitoring with Intelligent Valve Control

Designed for use in the oil and gas industries, the Rotork ELB is a robust, self-contained instrument that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. The...

Bonomi (UK) Ltd Strengthens Its Team

Leading process valves and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) Ltd, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Darryl Underwood.Darryl has a strong industry background, with...

Pressure Tech Invites Soclema for Product Assessment

Last month, Pressure Tech welcomed Soclema, a French customer specialising in gas and liquid sampling, to our Derbyshire Factory.The visit was arranged to deliver training on and t...

Focus: The Testing Market

In many sectors of industry, in particular Aircraft, Automotive and Mobile, it is becoming increasingly important for cleanliness specifications to be adhered to.The need to reduce...

John Clark Valves Increase Stock of DAFRAM Ball Valves

JCV have been associated with the DAFRAM ball valve since 1985, and since becoming the official UK stockist/distributor a number of years ago, have increased their stocking levels ...

LK Valves & Controls Add New Winel Tank Vent Check Valve to Their Product Range: LK Valves & Controls Ltd, the Liverpool based stockist and distributor, has added the new Winel product to its extensive range.

Winel’s latest development, the new aluminum type ‘CM’ tank vent check valve is made of a seawater resistant lightweight aluminum alloy ALMG4.5. Available in sizes DN40 to DN450 th...

Adding Value to the Motor Operated Valve: Part 3

The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom.In the third of four Masterclass articles we conti...

Mokveld Commissions Unique Test Bunkers

Mokveld Valves BV, located in Gouda commissions two new test bunkers for testing critical, high-quality valve systems.The reasons for building the bunkers are the increasingly stri...

Smith Flow Control Enters Nuclear Industry with FlexiDrive Remote Valve Operator

To improve the safety of workers in nuclear facilities, Smith Flow Control now offers the FlexiDrive remote valve operator.The system can easily be adapted to suit any handwheel- o...

Zoedale Ltd Expands Range of Hygienic Products

Zoedale Ltd is the appointed sole UK supplier & stockist for Guth Hygienic Valves, offering non return valves, drain valves and constant pressure valves, as well as modulating valv...

INDUSTRIAL VALVES — STEEL AND CAST IRON CHECK VALVES – NEW STANDARD ISSUED – BS EN 16767:2016

What is it? This European Standard specifies the requirements for cast iron or steel check valves, which are forged, cast or fabricated in straight, angle or oblique pattern with ...

Universal Electric Motor Actuator for Lifting Valves

Schubert & Salzer has developed its own lift drive for the sliding gate valves, seat valves and 3-way valves. With its actuating power of 800 N, this extremely compact 2032 electri...

COI TECH Make Special Design and Special Material Safety Valves

COI TECH Safety valves are fully European and can manufacture in AISI 316L, Carbon Steel, Brass, Aluminium Bronze, Monel, Duplex, Super Duplex, Inconel, Hastelloy, Titanium, PVC, P...

Mobile Hydrostatic Pressure Test Unit (HTU) for the Health & Safety Laboratory

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is one of the world's leading providers of health and safety solutions to industry, government and professional bodies.The main focus of HSL’...

STEEL BALL VALVES FOR GENERAL PURPOSE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS – UPDATED STANDARD ISSUED - BS ISO 7121:2016

What is it? BS ISO 7121 specifies the requirements for a series of steel ball valves suitable for general-purpose industrial applications. It covers valves of the nominal size...

SMC Enjoys Successful Showing at Fluid Power & Systems Expo

Fluid control and automation specialists SMC are beginning the work of following up hundreds of enquiries collected after Fluid Power & Systems Expo.The company had one of the larg...

Flowstar Stock TLV Steam Traps and TLV Steam Globe Valves

Flowstar, a leading supplier of Safety, Relief and Reducing Valves now also stocks TLV Steam traps and TLV Steam Globe Valves to complement their TLV Steam Reducing valves.TLV was ...

ATI Relocates!

Automation Technology was founded in 1995, they are a world leader in customised valve automation. ATI is a fully integrated US manufacturing company, starting with raw steel and f...

Valveforce Appointed UK Distributor Partner for Sart-von-Rohr Valves & Pipeline Products

BVAA Member Valveforce is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a UK distribution partnership for the whole range of Sart valves and components. Valveforce is one of th...

Leengate Valves Continues to Build Strong Business Relationship with Ghibson Italia

Leengate Valves have been working with Ghibson for many years now and further expansion has meant that the solid business relationships they have forged are now growing stronger an...

Hazardous Marine Environment? No Problem!

One of our clients was working on the design for deck mounted fuel handling equipment and asked if we could help them with the pneumatic requirements. Besides the corrosive environ...

KSB Mammouth Butterfly Valves for Drax Power Station

Beaudrey UK specialise in the manufacturing and installation of water screening and condenser protection equipment.They were subsequently tasked with developing and delivering to D...

Emerson Collaborates with Nanyang Technology University to Expand New Manufacturing Capabilities

Emerson Process Management and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have announced that they have entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement under which they will ...

MARKING OF METALLIC VALVES – UPDATED STANDARD ISSUED BS EN19:2016

What is it? BS EN 19 specifies the requirements for marking of industrial metallic valves. It defines the method of applying the markings, on the body, on a flange, on an identifi...

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