Valve User Issue 5 Articles

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BVAA an ‘Exceptional Example of Good Practice’

Welcome to Issue 5 of BVAA’s Valve User magazine! It is my great pleasure to announce that BVAA has recently been selected for inclusion in the Institute of Association Management’...

Filling the UK Energy Gap: BVAA an ‘Exceptional Example of Good Practice’

Welcome to Issue 5 of BVAA’s Valve User magazine! It is my great pleasure to announce that BVAA has recently been selected for inclusion in the Institute of Association Management’...

Dinner Dance Success!

The November AGM at Wood Hall, Wetherby, also heralded the best attended BVAA Dinner Dance for many years, with a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the industry present. The event was compl...

BVAA at Ratcliffe Power Station

The BVAA Marketing Committee recently met at Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station. The day included discussions on BVAA marketing initiatives and a very impressive facility tour, which ...

Has Industry Forgotten How to Cooperate in Technological Developments?

The British Hydromechanics Research Association was set up in 1947 to continue the "white heat" of technology of the war years. Steered by its members, the work was always industri...

BVAA‘Mad Hatters’

How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat? Quite a long way it would seem! Readers are stilling sending in photos of themselves wearing the free BVAA cap that is available to anyone...

Who’s getting high on hydrogen?

IChemE Chem Envoy Prof. Keith Guy looks at one of the alternatives to fossil fuels and whether the hydrogen economy can ever become a reality An increasing global population, ri...

“Valves for hydrogen service will have to be reliable, intrinsically safe and ‘idiot proof’.”: New ultra-hard coating reduces valve actuation force

Design engineers working to optimise the performance of their products are using their ingenuity to extend existing material properties by trialing and using a new ultra-hard mater...

CLEAN COAL - Dr Mike Farley, Director of Technology Policy Liaison, Doosan Babcock

Rather than being phased out, today coal is being used in increasing quantities for power generation, particularly in parts of the world including the USA, China, India and Europe,...

Musings of an ATEX Auditor - By Roger Stillman, arcSIL Consulting

Meeting the requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC is mandatory for anyone placing on the market in Europe a product intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ...

The Importance of Reliable Valve Torque Measurement for Predictive Maintenance

by Rotork Controls Rotork IQ intelligent electric valve actuators are designed with the benefit of fifty years’ worldwide operating experience in industries including oil, gas, ...

New Managing Director for Rotork Fluid Systems

Alex Busby has been appointed Managing Director of Rotork Fluid Systems, the specialist designer and manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and associated heavy duty pipeline and pro...

David Dunbar named as European President for Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of David Dunbar as their European President. Dunbar will lead the European sales and marketing activities for Emerson Proc...

New MD for Hardide Coatings USA

Hardide Coatings, Inc. has appointed Ken Siddall as Managing Director of its tungsten carbide-based coatings manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. Mr Siddall joins from Cerb...

European Directives Confusion: By BVAA Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Compliance with the Essential Safety Requirements of both the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC has been a mandatory requirement for industrial v...

NORTHVALE KORTING & WATER WIZARD

Leicester company awarded manufacturing and distribution rights to Water Wizard by American heat exchanger giant Northvale Korting is a respected manufacturer and distributor of...

Shipham Valves make significant investment to machining and pressure test facilities

As a further commitment to their customers and markets, during the course of 2007 Shipham Valves have made further exciting and significant investments in their manufacturing facil...

Rotork actuated discharge valves are Blackhall’s largest to-date

Rotork electric actuators have been specified within the terms of the company’s framework agreement with Thames Water to operate two very large and highly specialised sleeve valves...

Neil Kirkbride new Chairman of NOF Energy

We are delighted to report that Neil Kirkbride, CEO of BEL Valves has recently been appointed Chairman of NOF Energy (formerly known as the Northern Offshore Federation). Neil als...

Blackhall Engineer Wins Award

Post graduate design engineer, Richard Saul, who works for specialist valve design firm Blackhall Engineering based in Brighouse, W. Yorks, has recently won a top national award fr...

Comid Valve Services - A New Look...A New Logo...A New Era…

The name COMID has been synonymous with Valves and Valve Repair for almost 30 years. In the late seventies Comid had offices and workshops the length of the country from Manchester...

Dual 3-Ported, 2-Position Valve Provides ‘Two Valves in One’ for a Compact and Cost Effective Solution

ASCO NUMATICS has introduced the Numatics 2005 Series dual 3-ported, 2-position valve. The new valve comprises two air pilot actuated valves in a common body, providing versatility...

Rotork IQPro electric valve actuators with the SIL (Safety Integrity Level) option

"If something is to do an important job, it needs to be reliable, and the more important the job, the more reliable it should be." Reliability has always been the overriding pri...

KEYSTONE VALVES OFFER A COOL SOLUTION AT CHILL FACTORe

The recent opening of Chill Factore in Manchester, UK marks the successful completion of Tyco Flow Control’s third project with refrigeration specialists, Cryotech. A range of Keys...

Intelligent reliability with Life Cycle Services

Metso Automation recently celebrated the opening of new service centres in Brazil and Russia, and another is currently being established in China. New service managers and service ...

KKI to tap into velocity control market in 2008

With a bulging order book 70 per cent ahead of budget for 2007/08, severe service valve design and manufacturing company Koso Kent Introl Ltd is going from strength to strength and...

Faster Refuelling of Compressed Natural Gas

By Dave Graham, Fluid Control Product Specialist, ASCO NUMATICS Generating fewer exhaust and greenhouse gas emissions than petrol or diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is beco...

Hydraulic actuators for South Atlantic floating production vessel

Photographed during installation at the Maua Jurong Shipyard in Rio de Janiero, this Rotork GH range heavy duty hydraulic failsafe actuator will operate a Tomoe Tritec 24inch doubl...

Rotork acquires Remote Control Sweden

Valve actuation specialist Rotork has announced the acquisition of Remote Control Sweden. Remote Control Sweden has been trading since 1961 and, under the ownership of Per Lars...

New BVAA Chairman

BVAA has a new Chairman. We bid a fond farewell at the BVAA AGM in November 2007 to our outgoing Chairman, Mr David Caines. David has been deeply involved in the association for ov...

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