Big issue – bigger issues!
And while on the subject of ‘issues’, as I write, the UK press is alive with rather alarming stories regarding the counterfeiting of drugs, and, bigger still, the massive recall of childrens’ toys which have been manufactured in the Far East. It is the sadly familiar tale of the discovery of the use of cheap, banned and very toxic lead paint, inclusion of highly dangerous magnets and - worryingly - forged test and compliance certification. The latter is a big concern in our industry too, and through VU and other journals I have urged Valve Users to be cautious, particularly when dealing with new or relatively unknown vendors of process flow equipment, which as we know are often used in critical applications. The introduction of potentially dangerous, and at best ‘unproven’ products, into already potentially hazardous environments, is one risk too many.
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 3
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