BVAA and Industry - Still Busy

By BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Hello and welcome to this our tenth issue of Valve User magazine!

Despite the continuing doom and gloom in the financial sector, and the knock on effects this has elsewhere, I am delighted to report that the British Valve and Actuator industry is still phenomenally busy. Most BVAA members are still reporting very high activity levels and strong order books. It’s a sign I believe of the inherent strength of the UK industry, which already operates on a lean footing, but has the added advantages of modern manufacturing techniques and supplying only the highest quality products.

As far as BVAA itself is concerned, we too are immensely busy on all fronts. We held the first meeting of our new Seals working group recently, which immediately tackled the highly controversial subject of fugitive emissions. We also held more meetings of our new Repair working group, which is making good progress in debating the issues surrounding this equally emotive topic! BVAA certainly could not be accused of avoiding the difficult subjects, and we are happy to assist industry in finding solutions to the challenges members face.

I am also pleased to report that BVAA membership levels continue to rise to record highs - another sign perhaps of the robustness of the UK sector.

Finally, as a committed supporter of continued professional development, I am delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative in this issue of Valve User - that of ‘Master Classes.’ In future we plan to bring you the very best training articles from the industry’s leading experts.

I hope you find this issue of Valve User interesting and informative, and remember we always welcome your input.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 10


Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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