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BVAA and Industry - Still Busy

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 a...

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

In this issue, the BVAA Hat has made a trip north, but can you identify where? There’s £50 to the charity of your choice if you can identify this Scandinavian location. Answers - o...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include:- It is essential that Processing industries take a disciplined approach ...

What are key interlocks?

Mechanical key interlocks work by controlling the sequence of events in which valve process activities are conducted. Key interlocks are dual-keyed mechanical locking devices d...

Case Study - Malaysian LNG Facility

To prevent accidental product spillage while tankers are loading, Smith Flow Control supplied and installed a valve interlocking system for the Malaysia LNG installation at Bintulu...

Seals Meeting

On the 25th February, BVAA hosted the inaugural meeting of our new Seals working group. Representatives from the seal manufacturer and seal user communities came together with BSI,...

Repair Meeting

The valve and actuator repair industry is probably one of the hottest topics in the BVAA at the moment, and the association has formed a new dedicated working group to help develop...

BVAA’s Desktop Exhibition at MW Kellogg

The BVAA held another one of its highly successful ‘desktop exhibitions’ recently in the Atrium at MW Kellogg in Greenford, London. Twenty-four BVAA member companies exhibited and ...

Dave Martin Honoured

David Martin, co-director/owner of Valve Solutions Limited and BVAA’s Control Valves training course lecturer, became a ‘Fellow’ member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on ...

BEL Valves appoints new Sales & Marketing Director

BEL Valves has appointed Michael Ridley as its new Sales & Marketing Director. Michael’s remit it is to develop new global markets for BEL Valves, with an initial focus on BEL Valv...

Valley spring forward with new production machinery

Valley Spring Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of medium and large springs in the UK. As a result of considerable investment, Valley Spring offers a comprehensive range of c...

Precision Polymer Engineering: Introducing PPE

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) is a specialist elastomer seals manufacturer with over 30 years experience in the design and manufacture of valve seals. Based in Blackburn, Lan...

BVAA @ ACHEMA 2009!

BVAA will be exhibiting at Achema, May 11th to 15th 2009, Hall 9.0, stand D6 to D10 (co-exhibiting with Weir Power & Industrial) and we would be delighted to meet readers of Valve ...

Major Order for Fisher

Emerson Wins Major Order for Fisher® Digital Valves for Saudi Olefin Project including the largest ever DN 1050 (42-inch) Antisurge Valve Fisher Optimised Antisurge Valves sele...

Kent Introl Re-brand Unveiled

Koso Kent Introl (KKI) has unveiled a new corporate identity through the re-launch of its website, reflecting the company’s desire to stay at the leading edge of the market. KKI...

TYCO ACQUIRE KINGS: TYCO FLOW CONTROL STRENGTHENS ITS UK SERVICE CAPABILITY

On March 2nd, 2009, Tyco Flow Control announced that it had completed the acquisition of Kings Control Services, in a step to further expand its global service operations. Privatel...

New director will build on power station success story at Exeeco

Graham Rayner has been appointed Divisional Director for Actuation, Projects and Service at Exeeco, the UK’s leading specialist valve actuation company serving the power generation...

H.S. Pipequipment leads the way with Delivery Times

H.S.Pipequipment (HSP) is a market leading valve distributor to the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power Generation sector. The company offers the fastest response to enquires and can...

NEW COMPOSITE VALVE RANGE LAUNCHED BY TYCO FLOW CONTROL

In one of the most significant developments in the industrial valve market for decades, Tyco Flow Control has launched the Keystone CompoSeal® range of butterfly valves which featu...

Apollo Valves - Five Year Warranty

With over 80 years experience, Apollo valves have a well earned reputation within the Global valve industry for innovation and quality. Apollo valves have state of the art found...

Dual-Plate Wafer Check Valves

Hi-Flow Valves Limited is pleased to announce the launch of the new Saxon range of API 594 Dual-Plate Wafer Check Valves. Hi-Flow are stocking Low Temperature Carbon Steel (LCC)...

New Flowserve Publication Helps Customers Eliminate Control Valve Cavitation

Flowserve Corporation has released a new valve cavitation teaching and selection guide. Customers can now better understand cavitation prediction and control capabilities, and ther...

HSP + Maxseal = Success

H.S.Pipequipment Exclusive stockist in the UK for Maxseal Solenoid Valves H.S.Pipequipment (HSP), the market leading valve stockist and distributor to the Oil, Gas and Petrochem...

Adanac Aid Comic Relief

Staff at Adanac Valve Specialities recently raised a total of £200 for Comic Relief... by spending all day ‘dressing up’ in some form or another! Adanac’s Craig Richardson repo...

ASCO Numatics Introduces New Range of High Quality, High Performance Aseptic Diaphragm Valves: Unique design innovations enable reduced cleaning cycle times

ASCO Numatics introduces an extensive range of high quality, high performance aseptic diaphragm valves. The new valves have many applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and l...

Rotork appoints UK distributor for Remote Control valve actuators

Rotork Fluid Systems announces the appointment of Pegler & Louden as exclusive UK stockist and distributor for the Remote Control product range of pneumatic valve actuators and acc...

Econosto UK at Process Engineering Live

Econosto UK exhibited alongside their sister company ERIKS UK at this year’s Process Engineering Live in Manchester. Despite this being the first ever Process Engineering Live ...

Rotork introduces compact electric actuator solution for marine valve applications

The new Rotork ROMpak range of electric actuators has been introduced to offer the marine industry a lightweight, economical and compact solution for the operation of quarter-turn ...

South East Water awards valve actuation framework agreement to Rotork

Rotork’s position as the leading supplier of electric valve actuation products to the UK’s water industry has been further strengthened by the award of a framework agreement by Sou...

Emerson’s ‘QUICK SHIP’ Service: Emerson’s ‘QUICK SHIP’ Service Enables Short Lead Times on Rosemount® Pressure and Temperature Transmitters

Two day despatch now available on a range of standard Rosemount transmitters to meet urgent requirements Emerson Process Management has announced the introduction of the ‘QUICK ...

Valve Training Courses: Discount For BVAA Members

"Good and pitched at right level" - Shaw Valves "Very good with lots of experience and knowledge" - BP "Professionally done" - British Energy "Good - clear, concise ...

BOOKING FORM: BVAA Training Courses

Please complete the form and return to Sarah Edginton. All training courses are one day duration. The fees are: Members, £195.00 + VAT per person per course, non-members, £...

Flowserve Nuclear Success

Flowserve Receives Additional Valve Orders for Two Westinghouse AP1000™ Nuclear Power Plants in China Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and serv...

Definitive guide published for rotary sealing applications

A new publication is proving an essential time-saving tool for engineers working on rotary sealing issues. The new guide, from fluid sealing specialist James Walker, has been p...

Hardide Coatings develops new coating for titanium

Hardide Coatings has made a significant technological breakthrough by successfully developing a new Hardide coating process specifically for titanium. The tungsten carbide-based co...

New Flowserve Software Simplifies Actuator Configuration, Diagnostics: Flowserve Dashboard Allows Bluetooth® Connectivity with Limitorque MX and QX

Flowserve Corporation has announced the release of Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX dashboard software, a program that allows customers to communicate with Flowserve Limitorque MX and QX...

Engineering - The Way Back

"For the future, Britain needs an economy with less financial engineering and more real engineering." No, not an incisive comment from the humble Editor of this industry journa...

Spring Training Week

BVAA’s spring training sessions at our Banbury, UK Headquarters will commence on the 23rd April 2009 with PED/ATEX, and courses will follow on introductions to valves, actuators, c...

BVAA ‘Regional Meetings’

BVAA has held another successful regional ‘strategy’ meeting, this time for our members in the Midlands area at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry. Once again we had a wide diversity of m...

Still More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate...this month’s new recruits include:- Colin Wilson and Dave Speight of International Procurement Ltd receiving...

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

In this issue, Abi Collins is photographed with the hat way out east, with probably one of the world’s most picturesque backdrops. This group of islands are certainly stunning and ...

Score Peterhead Desktop Exhibition

BVAA held a very successful Desktop Exhibition on 18th November at Score Europe’s tremendous ‘STAMP’ facility in Peterhead, Scotland. Thirty-two BVAA-member companies exhibited, an...

APPOINTMENTS: BEL Valves expand into Australian Oil & Gas market

Bespoke valve manufacturer BEL Valves has signalled its intent to expand into the Australian Oil and Gas sector with the appointment of a new Area Sales Manager. Gordon Affleck too...

APPOINTMENTS: BEL Valves appoints a new Area Sales Manager for Scotland (Aberdeen)

BEL Valves is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Robertshaw to the position of Area Sales Manager for Scotland, taking over this important role from Gordon Affleck. Peter...

APPOINTMENTS: Surface engineering technology company, Hardide Coatings Limited, has appointed Nick King as business development manager for UK and Europe.

Nick King brings 30 years experience in the surface treatment market and joins from Praxair Surface Technologies Ltd where he most recently held the position of UK sales manager. H...

Repair Code of Practice

The aftermarket for valves and actuators would appear to be on everyone’s lips at the moment. Certainly it has featured in this magazine several times in the ‘Your VU’ column and w...

BVAA’s Marketing Committee at BEL Valves

The BVAA Marketing Committee continues with the development of a series of successful marketing initiatives for the BVAA and its members. The most recent meeting was hosted by BEL ...

Choke valves rise to the challenge

Severe service applications Choke valves are the first primary valve used to control flow and pressure when oil and gas exits the well. In this position the valve is exposed to ...

Bray Controls - Butterfly Valves and a whole lot more!

Bray Controls is a world renowned manufacturer of rugged and reliable butterfly valves, and the company’s red valve logo is one of the most instantly recognisable in the industry. ...

New Flowserve Application Guide Outlines Solutions for Noise Attenuation

Flowserve has released a comprehensive publication that provides solutions to resolve noise issues in gaseous equipment. Flowserve Gaseous Noise Control is a comprehensive guid...

ACHEMA 2009 - MEETING PLACE FOR GLOBAL PUMP AND VALVE USERS

Despite the global financial situation, we are told that exhibitor bookings for the three Pumps and Valves Halls at ACHEMA 2009 are running at record levels. Three months before th...

Emerson’s Smart Wireless Solution Reliably Monitors Critical Fuel and Feedstock Delivery at BP Bitumen

Monitoring by wireless instruments increases plant availability Emerson Process Management’s Smart Wireless technology has been successfully used to overcome a fuel supply outa...

Econosto UK - 25 Years sterling service, much more in the pipeline

In 2009 Econosto UK Ltd is celebrating 25 years in the valve supply business and it is shaping up to be a busy as well as challenging year. From the company’s inception in 1984 ...

Rotork pipeline valve actuators in Kurdistan economic improvement project

Rotork Fluid Systems has supplied heavy duty GO Range gas-over-oil valve actuators for a new strategic gas pipeline bringing economic benefits to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. T...

Improve maintenance safety with Spirax Sarco’s new single unit for safe double isolation

Steam and fluid systems can be upgraded quickly and easily to safer and more cost-effective maintenance procedures with the new space-saving Spirax SafeBloc™ Double Block and Bleed...

Emerson Enters into Supplier Services Agreement with Fluor Corporation to Provide Automation and Control Solutions and Services.

Emerson Process Management has been selected as a preferred supplier of automation and control instrumentation and services to Fluor Corporation. The two global industry leaders ha...

PPE LAUNCHES NEW GENERATION LEAD-FREE, STEAM RESISTANT SEALS

High performance elastomer seal expert, Precision Polymer Engineering, has launched a new range of lead-free FKM grades that comply with REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorizat...

Valve Solutions for Biofuels: by Jari Kirmanen, Product Manager Neles, Metso’s Automation Business Line

Introduction Biofuel production is growing very fast. The main drivers for growth are greenhouse gases and the need to reduce the use of conventional crude oil. In addition, the...

Rotork valve actuators specified for southwest China’s first major refinery

More than one thousand Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators have been ordered for the US $1.6 billion Qinzhou Refinery project in South China. The new refinery, which is own...

Norgren’s 48xx Series

New stainless steel solenoids of the 48xx series for the most extreme operating conditions in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Norgren has been a leader in the explos...

AEON CHOOSES THE KITEMARK® TO ENHANCE ITS VALVES

To confirm the quality and safety of its renowned double-seal gas and water valves and to further enhance their appeal in both UK and overseas markets, Aeon, one of the UK’s leadin...

Emerson Unveils New Smart Network Switch for the DeltaVTM Digital Automation System

New smart switches are pre-configured out-of-the box, ‘plug and play’ for use in DeltaV system network Emerson Process Management has unveiled a new line of smart network switc...

Xomox® XLD Lined Butterfly Valves

Resistant to permeation, Xomox® XLD offers safety and extended product life. Xomox®XLD process butterfly valves have robust liners: The wall thickness in the flow area is a mini...

Emerson’s AMS® Suite Enables Solvay to Increase Maintenance Productivity by up to 15 per cent

PlantWeb® digital plant architecture supports intelligent device commissioning and diagnostics for enhanced reliability Solvay’s plant in Tavaux, France has applied technology s...

Six figure contract for Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd.

Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd. part of the Weir Power & Industrial Division, is pleased to announce it has won a six figure repeat order for its Batley Butterfly Valves (BV) 22000 ...

Proximity switch turns 50: The inductive proximity switch - indispensable for modern automation

In 1958 - 50 years ago - the proximity switch was invented in a Mannheim laboratory owned by Pepperl+Fuchs. What was originally conceived as a customer-specific solution for an int...

Pakscan digital valve control goes wireless

Starting with site trials in 2009, market-leading valve actuation specialist Rotork is extending the capabilities of the globally acknowledged Pakscan digital control system with t...

Truflo Marine hosts 19th BAE Key Supplier Forum

On Tuesday 27th January, Birmingham based Truflo Marine were honoured to host the Key Supplier Forum for the first time on behalf of BAE Systems (Submarine Solutions). The event pr...

Flowserve Launches ValveSight

An Asset Manager for Control Valves, ValveSight Reduces Costs, Improves Uptime Through Predictive Diagnostics Flowserve has recently announced the launch of Flowserve ValveSight...

Interesting Times

Despite the ongoing mayhem in the stock markets, most members are fortunately still reporting a reassuringly buoyant market for UK valves and actuators at the moment. It seems inev...

BVAA ‘Business Shield’ Leaflet

BVAA has recently issued an explanatory leaflet to all BVAA members about the new Business Shield HR and Health & Safety service. The leaflet explains how practical advice and comp...

Still More New Members!: BVAA‘Mad Hatters’ - How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include:- In this issue BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett is photographed in front of...

BVAA‘Mad Hatters’ - How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?

In this issue BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett is photographed in front of one of the finest Chateaus in the Vendee region of France – but which one? It was built in 1555 in the reign ...

Score Peterhead

BVAA were delighted to be invited to hold a Desktop Exhibition on 18th November at Score Europe’s impressive facility at Wellbank, Peterhead. Thirty-two companies exhibited, and a ...

BVAA Regional Meetings: Technical Meetings at ASCO Numatics

BVAA was delighted to host two ‘regional’ meetings for its members in October, in the north of England. The events were primarily aimed at providing members with a forum to discuss...

Training Week Success

BVAA’s autumn training sessions at the Banbury HQ were once again a great success! Over 60 students attended the seven courses run over the week, and once again the lecturers recei...

Bigger & Better

With 100 years of heritage under its belt, Pegler and Louden (P & L) is no newcomer to the valve and actuation industry. After joining three other specialist brands under the BSS I...

ASCO NUMATICS Compact Actuator Control System Saves Panel Space and Reduces Installation Costs

ASCO NUMATICS introduces the 1/4” and 1/2” ASCO Actuator Control System (ACS), a compact range of standard, explosion proof systems for the control of actuators on process valves. ...

BEL Valves: ‘One Stop Shop’ suppliers take pain out of specifying and certifying HIPPS

As the global search for new oil and gas reserves intensifies, both surface and subsea, increasingly oil operators and installers are having to deal with High Temperature High Pres...

Weir Valves & Controls UKExpands sales and marketing team

Weir Valves & Controls UK Ltd., part of Weir Power & Industrial, has announced the appointment of two industry experts to its growing sales and marketing team.Andy Connell who has ...

No application too severe for KKI by David Lamb, Sales Director

UK-based Koso Kent Introl is taking its innovative valve solutions to new markets worldwide – rising to the challenges of the most demanding service applications in the energy indu...

Provalve Approved Repairer of Fisher Products: New three year agreement for UK valve service provider

Emerson Process Management has reappointed Provalve Ltd as an approved repairer of Fisher products for workshop-based repairs. Emerson Process Management has reappointed Provalv...

Rotork pipeline actuators facilitate solar powered solution for remote valve control

The Puesto Hernanadez-El Corcobo Norte Oil Pipeline traverses eighty kilometres of remote and virtually deserted wilderness in the Neuquen area of south-west Argentina, close to th...

Emerson Unveils New 3-way Valve to Improve Temperature Control

Fisher® GX 3-way valve is ideal for heat exchange applications The new GX 3-way has the ability to accurately control the temperature of water, oils, steam, and other industrial...

OEMs Have Important Role in Valve Repair

"As a committed valve repairer, I was delighted when my company, Provalve Ltd., recently joined the BVAA. Provalve employs a highly skilled workforce, supported by many Original Ma...

Flowserve Worcester Coated Valves Excel In Fishing Application

Flowserve Corporation, a leading global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, is playing a key role in the operation of one of the world’s most modern fish pr...

VIC THURSTON

Sales Manager - Solent & Pratt On the 9th March 2008 one of the leading figures in the design and manufacture of butterfly valves sadly passed away, at the age of 81. Vic Thu...

BLACK GOES GREEN

The specified date for compliance with the Solvent Emission Regulations 2004 was 31st October 2007 and in order to reduce and control emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

Hardide Coatings Enters Test Programme With Airbus

- confidence testing with seven more key aerospace manufacturers - Hardide Coatings Limited, which has developed a revolutionary tungsten carbide-based coating for chrome repla...

Emerson is First of Many to Begin Shipping Open Standard WirelessHART™ Automation Products

Company’s standard-enabled Smart Wireless offering will help customers easily adopt wireless and realise benefits in plant-wide use Acknowledging the importance of broad multi-v...

Rotork Profibus actuators control the flow at Wessex Water’s

Wessex Water is installing Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators throughout a £25 million project to improve the quality of water supplied to over 200,000 customers in centra...

Flowserve MaxFlo 3 and NR Diaphragm Actuator Granted SIL 3 Certification

- confidence testing with seven more key aerospace manufacturers - Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure ...

Adding Value: Manufacturers and Distributors - by HSP’s Peter Everett

As global manufacturers seek to expand their business, one of their biggest challenges is to decide how to market their products in different parts of the world. A key part of this...

Attention to Detail and Communication is the Key to Successful Valve Actuation: Peter Everett, CEO of H.S. Pipequipment comments on valve actuation

H.S. Pipequipment (HSP) is a leading supplier of valves and services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry has been operating for over 30 years from three offices in the UK. O...

Exeeco Awarded Valve Automation Framework Agreement for RWE npower Power Stations

RWE npower has awarded a framework agreement to Rotork Site Services for the supply of Rotork valve actuators and actuation maintenance services throughout all of its UK fossil-fue...

New Saunders® Exelon range of diaphragms for aggressive slurries

Leading valve manufacturer CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions, launched today the new Saunders® Exelon range of diaphragms for its Industrial Diaphragm Valves. The new diaphragms will...

Your Valve User

Welcome to Issue 7 of BVAA’s ‘award winning’ Valve User magazine! Right now we are in celebratory mood at BVAA HQ, as we have just recruited our 100th member - a significant milest...

Poor Repairs are Putting Plant & Lives at Risk

Having been in the Valve Repair business for almost 20 years, I have come across, and worked with, a very large number of valve repairers. Some were good, some were bad, and some I...

Still More New Members!

Membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate...this month’s new recruits include:-...

AMEC Aberdeen

BVAA were delighted to be invited to hold a Desktop Exhibition on 22nd May at AMEC Aberdeen. These hassle-free events are an excellent way for suppliers and users of valves and act...

Marketing at Heaps

The BVAA Marketing Committee held its June meeting at Heap & Partners, Hoylake. In addition to discussing the usual topics, the committee also received a presentation on an excitin...

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

Well the other side of the world apparently! Pictured is Mark Thomas of Delta Valve NZ, who was with Rotork UK until he recently emigrated. The hat, probably fed up with the abysma...

BVAA ‘Business Shield’ Service

As part of the recent BVAA Executive Committee meeting, Croners made a very informative presentation on the new Business Shield HR and Health & Safety service, available to BVAA me...

Problems with Valves?

There are many valve types and designs, and each has a particular suitability for certain industrial process applications. Correct valve selection for the process application is vi...

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Hardide plc, the provider of unique metal surface engineering technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Graham Hine to the Board of Hardide plc as Chief Executive O...

Emerson appoints Stuart Young

Emerson Process Management announces the appointment of Stuart Young as Sales Manager, Upstream Oil & Gas, based at Emerson’s recently opened offices in Dyce, Aberdeen. Young joins...

Go with the Flow

By Peter Everett, CEO of H.S. Pipequipment Valves play a critical role in the construction, control and safety of operations. Increased investment activity and changes in the lo...

Rotork’s new CVA, mounted to a Metso valve

Rotork has launched a revolutionary new electric actuator for the operation of process control valves. The Rotork CVA range provides continuous, repeatable modulating control with ...

Hobbs Valve - It’s All About Lead Time

With the decreasing availability of engineering professionals, coupled with global demand for increased production of energy, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry is creating un...

New and Enlarged UK Service Workshop for Rotork Valve Actuators

As a result of a 75% increase in UK service workshop activity over the last 18 months, Rotork has invested in a brand new and enlarged service workshop facility at the company’s ma...

ASCO NUMATICS 553

New 1/2” Stainless Steel Spool Valves from ASCO NUMATICS for Food, Chemical and Oil and Gas Applications ASCO NUMATICS has expanded its range of pilot valves for the process ind...

Pegler and Louden strides ahead

Pegler and Louden, the specialist valve and actuator brand within BSS Industrial, has announced its membership of the BVAA (British Valve and Actuator Association). The announc...

Mastergear - Driving Industry

What happens when a 100 year old company meets the challenges of a global market? Simple: you re-engineer the business with a new strategy, new product innovation, and global manuf...

New Appointments: 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...

New Appointments: 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 Appointments: NEW MD FOR HARDIDE COATINGS USA

Mr Siddall joins from Cerbide, Inc. in New York where he was president since 2004, leading its launch and development as a manufacturer of a patented polycrystalline tungsten carbi...

Aeon International Ltd have moved to:

Lion Court, Hanzard Drive Wynyard Business Park, Billingham TS22 5FD Tel: 01740 661236, Fax: 01740 661237...

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 ...

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...

TaylorShaw Valves Ltd.

New address details:-St. Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LJ (UK), Tel: 01484 651177, Fax: 01484 645854...

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 - Numatics 2005 Series

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 prio...

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 servic...

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 becoming a more popular vehicle fuel, leading to a growing demand for C...

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...

BVAA’s ‘award winning’ Valve User magazine!

We have a particularly interesting and wide range of articles and news items in this issue, plus of course all the latest updates on BVAA initiatives, services and activities. We a...

Do you have views on valve repair?

If so, BVAA would like to hear from you. BVAA launched a new Repair WG last month, and one of our aims is to try and establish the levels of satisfaction within users of both works...

BVAA Launch ‘Business Shield’ Service

On June 1st 2008 will launch a very important new service for BVAA members. Titled ‘BVAA Business Shield’, the new service is offered free of charge to all members of BVAA, and com...

BVAA Chairman Bill Whiteley leaves Rotork after twelve years as Chief Executive Officer

The BVAA’s new Chairman Bill Whiteley retired as the Chief Executive Officer of valve actuator manufacturer Rotork at the beginning of May. Bill’s retirement was marked by the pres...

Still More New Members!

Membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include:-...

BVAA ‘Mad Hatters’ - ‘How far can you go wearing a BVAA hat?’

Back in time now it would appear! This issue’s competition is one for car enthusiast. VU reader Jerry Hughes is photographed – with hat – on the cancer charity fundraiser, the ‘Reg...

‘Jobsworths’ are Putting Lives at Risk

That’s the view of Dr David Brown, Chief Executive at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He says that lives are being put at risk by ‘jobsworths and killjoys’ who hide...

Grangemouth strike highlights chemical engineering importance

The industrial dispute at Scotland’s only oil refinery has highlighted the crucial role played by chemical engineers in maintaining the ‘day-to-day normality of life’ according to ...

Rotork appoints new Sales Manager for Network Systems

Rotork’s Pakscan and open network systems activity has been strengthened by the appointment of Chartered Engineer Shelley Pike as Systems Sales Manager. Shelley is now responsible ...

Shipham Valves acquires the Advanced Valve Technologies composite valve product range

Flow Group Limited are pleased to announce the acquisition by their Shipham Valves division of the intellectual property, trading name, and assets of Advanced Valve Technologies fr...

ISO Standards

This latest meeting was also attended by experts from the USA, Canada, Netherlands, France, Italy and China. The results of 2007 Systematic Reviews of existing standards were discu...

Spirax Sarco can save you £10,000

A flash steam recovery system from Spirax Sarco is helping Leighton Hospital in Crewe, UK, reduce its carbon emissions by around 95 tonnes a year, cutting fuel bills by over £10,00...

TA-Luft tests for BP Gelsenkirchen give top rating to Supagraf® Premier valve packing

Gas emissions at 240°C would not fill a golf ball in a year! Supagraf® Premier, James Walker’s world-leading compression packing, has beaten TA-Luft VDI 2440 emission control r...

Bestobell LNG highly commended in major international award

UK-based cryogenic valve manufacturer Bestobell LNG was highly commended for its contribution to innovation in ship operations at the Seatrade Awards on Monday 21st April, during a...

Flowserve Expands Valtek ShearStream Family

Now Includes Both Standard and High-Performance Ball Control Valve Applications Flowserve Corporation, a leading global provider of fluid motion and control products and service...

NELES - THE VALUE OF SAFETY VALVES

Safety valves are used to protect processes, personnel and the environment against process disruption. Such valves are operated only in trip situations, but when they are required ...

Australia’s ‘Droughtbuster’ scheme chooses Rotork

Water is front page news in Australia as it has become obvious that drought, climate change, population and consumption growth have combined to make the country’s future water secu...

Cti Builds on Success

Castings Technology International (Cti) has announced plans for further expansion on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in South Yorkshire - two years after relocating its headq...

WG at BHR

BVAA’s Valve Working Group met recently at BHR Group’s facility in Cranfield. As well as the usual standards and Directives discussions, members received a presentation on the vari...

ASCO NUMATICS Announces Series 298-398: Process Valves for use in Aggressive Processes

ASCO NUMATICS introduces the Series 298-398 process valve, a new range of robust, piston operated valves for steam, superheated water, hot and cold liquids and inert gases. Availab...

HARDIDE PRESENTS

Hardide Coating to be Presented at 2008 International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials Hardide-T, the unique tungsten carbide-based component coating has bee...

Rotork completes major valve actuation upgrade at one of Severn Trent’s water treatment works

Rotork IQ and IQT range intelligent electric valve actuators have been installed as part of a multi-million pound upgrade and modernisation programme awarded to Interserve Project ...

Heap & Partners - More than just another distributor

Everyone knows the World valve market is a competitive place, and that goes doubly for UK distribution companies. Survival doesn’t just take excellent service and high quality it r...

Emerson First to Offer WirelessHART- Automation Products

Emerson is now taking orders for open, industry standards-based products in its Smart Wireless portfolio Emerson Process Management claim to be the first process automation supp...

Environmentally Friendly

In March 2008 international flow control equipment distributor, Transmark Fcx, successfully achieved accreditation to the ISO 14001 Environmental standard at the company’s head off...

BKW LAUNCH VALVE PERFORMANCE MONITORING & DIAGNOSTIC FLOW RIG

Mick Beavers, Valve Business Manager for BKW Instruments Ltd reports Over the years we have been asked to check the sizing of customers control valves. In most cases the process...

it’s all about uptime

Most people probably know Induchem best as a specialised distributor of Crane Group products - especially Xomox process valves and Resistoflex plastic lined pipe and fittings. ...

Econosto UK to Stock Latest ECON Products: Econosto UK Ltd, which started life as Ball Valves UK in 1984 continues to grow in more ways than one.

A policy of continual improvement, reliable service and steady expansion into strategic locations within the UK ensured Ball Valves quickly established itself as a major supplier i...

H.S. Pipequipment Relieves The Pressure

Increased capital and operational investment in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry is creating unique challenges for procurement specialists. The location and size of projects...

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...

BVAA’s New DVD!

Welcome to Issue 4 of BVAA’s Valve User magazine! The special treat in this issue is a free copy of the latest version of the BVAA DVD - possibly the world’s most comprehensive val...

BVAA Welcomes Greg Johnson

On 21st August, BVAA were delighted to welcome to their Banbury HQ Mr. Greg Johnson, President of United Valve of Texas, USA. Greg is a key member of the Valve Repair Council, whic...

Yet More New Members!

Membership of BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate, with five new members since our last issue....

BVAA ‘OnTour’

BVAA committees have continued to hold their meetings at various places of interest over the last few months. The Marketing Committee met at Flowserve’s Haywards Heath site in Sept...

Does your packing set really need end rings?

A large proportion of modern valves are packed with sets made from expanded graphite. This is a readily available material, and has good physical properties across a wide temperatu...

BiS Valves

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Matt Smith, Joint Managing Director of BiS Valves, who died in July this year at the age of 42, having battled cancer for sev...

Certification for Russia - Meeting the standards SGS UK Can Help

Russia is an important market that cannot be overlooked by UK manufacturers, but the certification requirements that allow goods to pass through customs and for equipment to be use...

ISO 14000 & FDA APPROVALS FOR HARDIDE

Surface engineering company, Hardide Coatings Limited, has been awarded ISO 14001 certification, the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) ...

NEW Keystone BREWSEAL SEAT FOR HYGIENIC VALVES

Tyco Flow Control has announced the addition of a new High Temperature seat for its popular Keystone Optiseal range of butterfly valves, which has been widely specified in the food...

Leeds Valve joins the Flow Group

Leeds Valve, the Leeds-based manufacturer of butterfly valves, has been acquired from its founding shareholders, Steven and Gordon Heap, by the Sheffield-based Flow Group Ltd, supp...

Supply, Service, Repair- On Demand, On Time, Every Time: Company Overview Valve disassembly area- Intelligent Partnerships

By Mick Beavers - BKW’s Valve Business Manager Over the past 70 years BKW have listened to our customers needs. That is the key to our success. We pride ourselves on supplying...

Flooding proves the watertight case for Rotork Actuators

There was extensive flooding in the UK this summer Rotork’s ‘double-sealed’ electric valve actuator enclosure design has proved its worth in the aftermath of the disastrous floo...

Visibility For Switching Applications With New Neles Switchguard

by Metso Automation Metso is proud to announce that we are broadening our Neles SmartSolution product offering with the addition of a new product - Neles SwitchGuard. SwitchGuar...

New Tyco 5100 Series Tyco Flow Control Introduces New Series 5100 Pilot-Operated Pressure Relief Valve

Tyco Flow Control has announced the launch of the Anderson Greenwood Series 5100 pilot-operated pressure relief valve. The new modulating-action, non-flowing, soft seat pilot-opera...

Emerson’s Valve Automation Division

by John Hancill, Marketing Director R&P Product A little more than 5 years ago, Emerson merged a group of companies to form what is now known as Emerson’s Valve Automation div...

New Hygienic Non-return Valve From Tyco

Tyco Valves and Controls has launched the new Keystone F264J Stainless steel non-return valve for reverse flow protection. The new design was developed by Tyco Flow Controls’ Hygie...

BEL Valves - No Emissions Here!

Following on from the ‘Warbler’ piece in the last issue, Neil Kirkbride of BEL Valves supplied this extraordinary photograph. In this era when fugitive emissions are such a hot top...

Big issue – bigger issues!

Welcome to Issue 3 of BVAA’s Valve User magazine, which we believe to be our industry’s fastest growing journal. We are providing our readers with a double publication this issue, ...

Fisher® Certifies ESI

Emerson Process Management has certified ESI Technologies as the approved repairer of Fisher products for workshop-based repairs in Ireland. ESI Technologies has its headquarters i...

Heaps supply Ball Valves to ASME III + Seismic Qualification

Heap & Partners, in partnership with fellow BVAA members LG Ball Valves, have recently completed a contract for the supply of 80 ball valves certified to ASME III Class 1 and 2. As...

Metso’s revolutionary new control valve

Metso Automation have launched the new Neles® RotaryGlobe control valve, which combines the best features of proven linear and rotary valve technologies in small-bore control valve...

Delivering more than just valves

The role of the stockholding distributor has changed significantly over the past three decades and has transformed from being a ‘buffer’ to compensate for manufacturers long lead t...

Rotork Gears - Sub Sea Order

Rotork Gears have supplied 4 off Sub Sea gearboxes to BEL Valves Ltd in the UK. The gearboxes are for use on BEL Valves Top entry ball valves, 10” diameter, at 5,000-PSI pressure. ...

Shafer Reliability ‘Proven’

This Schafer RPC nitrogen gas-over-oil control system was installed approximately twenty-six years ago and has proven so reliable - and has remained undisturbed for so long - that ...

Sizing safety valves for supercritical steam boilers

How do you size the safety valve for a supercritical steam boiler? Steam boilers are increasingly being designed to operate under supercritical conditions i.e. pressures above 220 ...

Flow Group Make waves

makes waves Leading valve manufacturers, the Sheffield-based Flow Group, is making waves with sponsorship of British and European Women’s Surf Kayak Champion, and world number two,...

ITT Corporation to Acquire International Motion Control

Acquisition to enhance ITT’s global motion and flow control capabilities ITT Corporation has announced it has executed an agreement to acquire privately held International Motion C...

Rotork’s Golden Celebration

Rotork celebrated fifty years of international valve actuation success with a spectacular birthday party, held in a vast marquee in the grounds of Longleat House, close to the city...

Unique New Ribbed Disc Design from Tomoe: - Improves Flow Rates of 700 series valves

Tomoe, a world leader in the development of butterfly valves and associated actuation and control systems, has launched its revolutionary new 316SS stainless steel disc, developed ...

Leeds Valve at OTC, Houston An overview by Leeds Valve MD Steven Heap.

Unique New Ribbed Disc Design from Tomoe - Improves Flow Rates of 700 series valves More than 67,000 people visited OTC in May 2007. This represented a twenty-five year high and an...

A COATING FOR OPTIMUM VALVE PERFORMANCE

Do you have problems with excessive wear, corrosion or galling in your valve applications? Are traditional coating methods not achieving the results you would like? Or are lead tim...

The Bestobell Cryogenic Gate Valve

Five years after its launch, the Bestobell cryogenic gate valve is now widely accepted as the first choice of the cryogenic trailer manufacturing industry. Its unique design - offe...

Tomoe Appoints Distributor in Sweden

Tomoe, a world-leading manufacturer of butterfly valves and actuators, has recently appointed Processteknik GH AB as its distributor in Sweden. Tomoe supplies an extensive range of...

Flowserve First Valve Manufacturer To Achieve Testing Laboratory Accreditation

Flowserve Flow Control UK has become the first valve company to achieve formal accreditation to ISO 17025 as a testing laboratory by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)...

Smart Wireless Communication

New Smart Wireless Communication capability in the ROC800-Series enables PlantWeb® to improve predictability of remote oil and gas assets. Emerson Process Management has expanded i...

HOBBS SUCCESS CONTINUES

It has long been argued that it is not easy to continually be at the forefront of innovation. It is even more difficult today, with commercial demand hugely outweighing global capa...

Training - Simply Not An Option

By BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett Welcome to Issue 2 of BVAA’s Valve User magazine. As I write, BVAA have just completed one of our most successful ‘training weeks’ yet, with out ...

Continued Growth at BVAA

BVAA are delighted to announce yet more new members, including Siemens Process Instruments, SGS UK, Belleville Springs, Stewart Buchanan, Valley Springs and Black Teknigas, bringin...

BVAA Visit AMEC Oil & Gas

BVAA held another very successful ‘desktop exhibition’ on 22nd May 2007, this time at AMEC Oil & Gas, London. Ten BVAA member companies exhibited a range of products and services, ...

HOW COMPETENT ARE YOU?

With such a bold statement, the start point has to be that of defining COMPETENCE. Competence relates to the application of knowledg and skills to carry out a particular task, to ...

Bestobell - World leaders in cryogenic valve design: Bestobell Cryogenic Emergency Shut Off Gate Valve

A pioneering range of Pneumatic Actuated Gate Valves, with the sealing performance of a globevalve but the flow characteristics of full bore specification, has been launched by Bes...

‘VALVE USERS’ - BEWARE IMITATION PRODUCTS!

In the last issue, we advised valve users of the perils of using bogus agents. This issue we have a similar theme, but this time regarding imitation products... Rotork has recen...

ASCO/JOUCOMATIC - Expanded Range of High Flow Pilot Valves for Critical Applications

ASCO/JOUCOMATIC has announced that it has expanded the scope of its Series 327 3/2-way pilot valves to include ¼" and ½" high flow (Kv 1.5) versions. The new valves meet the growin...

Norgren - Making customers more successful worldwide

Norgren’s passion is to ensure that its customers are successful. By exploiting the potential of motion and fluid control technologies, Norgren Engineers and Key Account Managers ...

Crane announces new market focused organization

Crane Co.’s Fluid Handling Group, comprised of the Crane Valve Group, Crane Supply and Crane Pumps & Systems, with sales of more than $1 billion globally, is well recognized as a l...

Ensure Critical Valves are Healthy - Neles SmartSolutionsTM will

Everyone appreciates how important Partial Stroke Testing is for Emergency Shut Down Valves (ESD) and Emergency Vent Valves (ESV) not only for Insurance purposes but mostly for the...

Geoff Newman - 40 Years Service

Valve User is delighted to report that industry stalwart, Geoff Newman, recently celebrated 40 years of continual service with Crosby / Tyco on 1st May 2007. To mark the occasion, ...

Emerson Process Management - Valve Automation 1 Force Driving All Valves...Everywhere!

The launch of Emerson’s latest FieldQ "fully integrated" actuator and control modules package continues to gather momentum, with orders placed by two of its European distribution c...

KKI - STATOIL Frame Agreements

New group-wide frame agreements worth over NOK 2 billion (£180M) in total will secure STATOIL’s valve requirements for the next five to seven years. STATOIL has signed a total of 1...

Valve reconditioning can save time and money

Like any other mechanical device, valves eventually need repair or replacement. The frequency of repair and/or replacement will depend upon the severity of operating conditions, t...

Historical Market Size and Growth

The UK valve market size averages around £1.1 billion per year, with parts and repair accounting for almost 19% of the total. Overall market growth is relatively slow and dependent...

New 11/2 inch Power Pulse Valve complements ASCO/ JOUCOMATIC NUMATICS Dust Collector System Range

ASCO/JOUCOMATIC NUMATICS has launched a 11/2 inch version of its highly successful type 353/800 Power Pulse valves. Specifically designed for the dust collector market, the valves ...

Major pipeline contract for Rotork heavy duty electro-hydraulic valve actuators

The recently commissioned four billion dollar BTC (Baku-Tibilisi Ceyhan) pipeline heralds a new era of crude oil supply by linking the oilfields of the Caspian Sea - the world’s th...

Tomoe Japan Secures Saudi Electric Company Shuaibah Contract in Partnership with Rotork

Tomoe Valve Limited, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of valves and process control systems, has won a significant contract with the Saudi Electric Company in partn...

Midland-ACS develops remote actuated valves to withstand the extreme environments of new BTC pipeline

Running over 1,700 kilometres from the Mediterranean Ceyhan terminal through three countries to the Caspian Sea, the new BTC (Baku-Tibilisi-Ceyhan) crude oil pipeline presented som...

Bifold AXIS Manifold System Revolutionizes Valve Actuator Control

Bifold Fluidpower, an Oil and Gas market leading manufacturer of stainless steel hydraulic and pneumatic directional control valves and pumps, has launched its patented system for...

Presenting the NAMUR Mount Hygienic Valve for EExme and EExd applications. What Wash Down Applications

With some of the problems incurred in washdown applications, SMC have now developed a valve that brings longer life to actuated assemblies who in the past have suffered down time d...

Emerson to Build Control Valve Industry’s Largest and Most Technologically-Advanced Research Laboratory Multi-million dollar renovation and expansion will create the Fisher® Technology Development Centre

Emerson Process Management has announced a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of its Fisher control valves research and development facilities in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA...

Technical Update - ASME and European Material Testing Requirements BVAA Technical Consultant Peter Churm reports...

A CEN Workshop on "EU - US Material Standards" was held on May 15th 2007 to discuss a report on the "Comparison between ASME Specifications and European Standards for Testing of St...

Midland-ACS products gain GOST approval

With the Russian Oil & Gas sector continuing to quickly grow at an unabated rate, there is a need to ensure that all components used have the relevant approvals. Midland-ACS - a le...

New Name, New Emphasis: Welcome by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all readers to ‘VALVE user’, the new name for BVAA’s flagship publication, BVAA News During its twelve years, BVAA’s quarterly newslette...

Yet Another New Member! Tomoe Valve Ltd, Newport, Wales

Tomoe’s UK operation was officially formed in 1992. Last year the company merged its two European operating divisions, Tomoe Valve and Tomoe Tritec, and the company is now one of t...

VALVE USERS - BEWARE BOGUS AGENTS!

One of BVAA’s manufacturer-members has recently had a very disturbing experience in the Far East, which should be of concern to all users of valves and actuators who buy from ‘auth...

An Introduction to Networks Control systems for valve actuators

By Rotork Controls Ltd Zhenhai oil tank farm at the port of Ningbo, eastern China. More than 200 Rotork IQ actuators, most with Pakscan 2-wire digital control are installed on t...

BVAA Return to KBR

BVAA held a very successful ‘Desktop Exhibition’ at KBR’s Energy & Chemicals headquarters in Leatherhead on 23rd January 2007. Twenty BVAA member companies exhibited, and were rewa...

Providing a Growing Industry...with a Comprehensive Solution

Large scale users of fine industrial gases face logistic problems. How do they safely and cost effectively store large, bulky volumes of gas? The answer is; with difficulty. Howeve...

DEREK OGDEN

ADANAC Directors Mike and Sue Ball recently announced the death of Sue’s father, Derek Ogden, at the age of 80 years. Derek was heavily involved with ‘BVMA’ during his time in t...

China builds its first LNG plant…

…and Weir Valves and Controls are chosen to supply Butterfly, Control and Cryogenic Valves China, the hungriest and thirstiest energy market in the world, required the import of...

The fuel of the future - Coal?

Coal, that ‘black dirty fuel of the past’, is potentially set to become a fuel of the future. Surprisingly though, not as we all recognise it. A major international oil company has...

ASCO Numatics Introduces Series 342 Stainless Steel Filter Regulator to Complement Solenoid Valve Range

Available in ¼" and ½" sizes, the fully stainless steel design meets the requirements of NACE MR 01.75 and is certified to ATEX II 2 G/D EEx c IIC X ASCO NUMATICS has introduced...

Weir Valves & Controls Blakeborough -X-Stream Varistage Trim at Keadby Power Station, UK

The X-Stream trim has been successfully applied to severe service applications to eliminate cavitation and flow erosion. Recent feedwater applications have been quite challenging d...

ASCO Numatics Introduces Series 342 Stainless Steel Filter Regulator to Complement Solenoid Valve Range

Available in ¼" and ½" sizes, the fully stainless steel design meets the requirements of NACE MR 01.75 and is certified to ATEX II 2 G/D EEx c IIC X ASCO NUMATICS has introduced...

Alcon ‘engineer in’ rapid response times and flexible operation to their new EExd Solenoid valve

The new high-flow / high-speed EExd NAMUR series solenoid valves from Alcon are designed for use in hazardous area / extreme environment applications. Offering universal 5/2 or 3/2...

Rail industry supplier Midland-ACS expands

UK manufacturer Midland-ACS is investing £2m in production and R&D resources to develop fluid control components business. Midland-ACS has an enviable reputation for supplying c...

Comid Announces Link Up with BLAC Inc.

Comid Engineering, the Greater Manchester based valve repair company, has recently announced its new agency arrangement with BLAC Inc. for their range of speciality electro-hydraul...

Gas Turbine Diverter Damper Skid

Emerson Acquires Damcos Holding A/S Acquisition further expands portfolio of valve automation and marine tank management solutions for global shipbuilding industry Emerson ha...

ASCO Solenoid Valve with Ex Rated Connector Enables Installation and Maintenance without a ‘Hot Work Permit’

New connection system allows the installation, servicing and repair of solenoid valves to be carried out easily, safely and economically in potentially explosive environments. A...

Koso Kent Introl - What’s in a Name?

Takashi "Ike" Ikegaya, founder, Chairman and President of the Koso Group of Companies and Ed Singleton, founder of Introl A History of the Company by Edward Singleton, founde...

BVAA at 70 - Stronger than ever!: Hello and welcome to the eleventh issue of Valve User magazine!

Is it really autumn already? Time is certainly marching on this year, but 2009 is also a celebratory year for the BVAA, as it marks our 70th anniversary. The association was borne ...

Mad Hatters

In this issue, Abi Collins and friends – plus the hat – have travelled to the Caribbean. In this photo, the girls are pictured with a unique ‘Co Co’ taxi, but where was it taken? T...

‘Barmy’ ‘Brollies’

Neil Kirkbride (BEL Valves) is photographed sporting a BVAA brolly at the Le Mans 24 hour race. There’s a similar prize if you’re the first to identify this year’s winning Le Mans ...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include:- EBRO Valves Schischek Ltd Zettlex Printed Technologies Ltd Shuck Val...

Achema Success!: BVAA’s impressive new stand

BVAA had a very successful exhibition at Achema in May, where we took the opportunity to ‘debut’ our brand new exhibition stand. Most members seem to have had a very busy show we h...

BVAA welcomes -Sam Ingarfield

BVAA are delighted to welcome Samantha Ingarfield as the newest member of the team. Sam recently completed a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing Management at Oxford Brookes University. ...

Desktop Exhibition at Snamprogetti

On 21st April 2009, BVAA members were delighted to accept an invitation to exhibit once again at Snamprogetti in Basingstoke. A total of thirty companies exhibited, including on th...

Best Ever Training

BVAA are delighted to report our most successful ‘Training Week’ yet, held recently at the BVAA’s HQ in Banbury, England. Nearly ninety students signed up for the courses in late A...

Still Mystified by SILs?

For several years now BVAA has been providing a one day introductory course to the subject, delivered by Bob Smith and Roger Stillman. The next course is on Friday, 9th October at ...

BVAA at AMRC

BVAA held its most recent Executive Committee meeting at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, in Rotherham, UK. The facility also hosts the ‘Rolls Royce Factory ...

sc@nuclear

Thanks to our friends at the Nuclear Industries Association, twenty-four BVAA members attended the recent sc@nuclear supply chain events held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Atten...

MICK BURKE

It is our very sad duty to report the recent passing of Mick Burke, Valve Actuation Sales Manager for Davis Pneumatic Systems. Mick was one of the most cheerful people one could...

Seals WG Continues

23rd June 2009 saw the second meeting of the BVAA’s new Seals Working Group at the Association’s Banbury HQ. The working group continues to try and resolve the many problems as...

RFID Tagging is Here to Stay: By Barrie Kirkman

During the recent Achema exhibition, while visiting the BVAA stand, I became involved in an impromptu discussion on the merits of RFID tagging of valves and associated equipment. T...

Technical Groups visit RAL & ISIS

On 21st May, the combined Valve and Actuator WGs visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Didcot, Oxon), at the kind invitation of former BVAA Chairman Mr John Vandore. After a ...

Appointments - UK manufacturer Midland-ACS continues to invest in its people

Sticking with their ideology to that continuing to invent, innovate and invest is the best way forward and produce the best results in the future, UK based manufacturer Midland-ACS...

Safety Engineering Company Smith Flow Control has promoted Mike Fynes to Sales and Marketing Director

Mike joined SFC in 2002 as Sales and Marketing Manager and has been instrumental in driving the company’s strong sales performance, particularly in China and USA. Mike is also resp...

Blackhall uses Armoloy

Valve specialists Blackhall Engineering are now using Armoloy surface coating on their recently developed range of large bore “anti-seize” diverter valves (350mm to 600mm) that are...

Adanac’s 1000th low temperature test

Adanac have recently completed their 1000th low temperature test since they officially began offering cryogenic testing as an in house service in 2003. Formed in 1987, Adanac hav...

New Norgren Herion Ventilation Protector

In outdoor installations, pilot air may not be directed into the environment without a protective system for the control units. Aggressive ambient air or moisture, which can lead t...

ASCO’s New Compact Stopper Cylinders

ASCO Numatics has introduced a range of pneumatic stopper cylinders designed for light and medium work holding and conveyor applications in the packaging, logistics and automotive ...

Truflo Marine retain IIP Accreditation

Following our recent post recognition review, Truflo Marine is pleased to announce that it has for the third time met the standard required to retain recognition as an ‘Investor in...

AUMA secures major water project

AUMA actuators have supported a major refurbishment of Boughton Water Treatment Works in Chester. The scheme illustrates AUMA’s comprehensive product portfolio, the benefits of its...

PPE ExpandsPPE Completes Research, Manufacturing and Training Facilities Expansion

£5m factory expansion completed ahead of time. High performance elastomer seals specialist, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) has completed the three year, £5m, expansion of its ...

New Technology for Non-Contact Position Sensing

Cambridge based Zettlex is a new BVAA member. They have developed a new technology for position measurement - already used by several other BVAA members for controlling valves, act...

AUMA become BVAA Members

AUMA have become members of the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA). As part of the association, AUMA supports the BVAA’s objectives to provide collective representation ...

AUMA Actuators Ltd: Leading modular actuation technology for over 40 years

Over forty years in flow control AUMA, the manufacturer and global distributor of electric actuator solutions, has established a niche in modular actuation technology. Since prod...

Rotork Intelligent valve actuation for solar power plants

The Andasol 1 plant in the Spanish province of Granada is Europe’s first parabolic trough power plant and the world’s largest solar power plant. The plant’s 510,000m2 collector sur...

AUMA - British Energy extends actuator agreement

Having successfully fulfilled a three year framework agreement supplying actuators to British-Energy (now part of EDF Energy) AUMA’s contract has been extended by a further three y...

AUMA achieves second United Utilities award

The UK division of AUMA actuators has achieved the ‘best supplier’ award from United Utilities for a second time. The presentation to AUMA was given for best supplier in the utilit...

Anglian Water adoptspioneering AUMA training programme

Designed to reduce down-time and improve efficiency, the courses give engineers the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to assess on-site maintenance requirements. As a resu...

Single Source HIPPS from BEL Valves and Hima-Sella

BEL Valves manufactures high integrity valves for the Oil and Gas Industry. It is part of the British Engines Group and has a reputation for investing heavily in the latest capital...

Ron Hague - Valve & Actuator Specialists: A company overview from new BVAA member Ron Hague Ltd

The Company From our foundation in 1984, we have prided ourselves on our policy of commitment to positive customer care, professionalism, attention to detail and aiming for total ...

Developing standards

How standards benefit businesses Standards are a powerful tool for use by organizations of all sizes and can potentially support innovation and increase productivity. Standardizat...

Rotork aids Regeneration: Rotork actuators at the centre of successful UK environmental regeneration

To the casual observer, it looks like a set of modern sea locks and outfall penstocks such as can be seen all around the coast of the UK. But, as part of one of the country’s most ...

Rotork successfully defends intellectual property rights in China: Autork guilty of copying and unfair competition

In landmark rulings in the Shanghai People’s Court of China, Rotork has successfully defended its internationally recognised trademark and copyright to its intellectual property fo...

Russian production of valves and accessories in 2008 -Figures and facts, analytical review

The evaluation of the current situation in the market of pipeline valves and accessories has been carried out by executive direction of Scientific Industrial Valve Manufacturers As...

Customers give Saint-Gobain PAM UK the seal of approval

Customers of iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK have given the company a glowing accolade in its latest independently commissioned customer survey. Customers from acros...

Econosto UK exhibit at Seawork 2009

Seawork International is Europe’s largest port-based Marine and Commercial Workboat Exhibition and Conference, and has been established for over a decade. For three days each June ...

Using butterfly valves for control

All control valve manufacturers will tell you that it is important to carefully size and select any valve that you wish to use in a control application. This is to ensure that the ...

Hobbs Secure MOD

Hobbs Valve are once again delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious UK contract to deliver Triple Offset Butterfly Valves to what will be the second largest aircraft carri...

Flowserve Delivers Valve Solutions: Complete controls assembly for Imerys tube presses

A major operational re-structure at Imerys Pigments for Paper has seen a large part of the company’s Cornwall production facilities re-focused on the production of high-volume pape...

Hardide at NACE: Hardide Coatings selected to present at NACE CORROSION 2010

Hardide Coatings has been selected to present a paper at the world’s largest corrosion conference CORROSION 2010 Conference and Expo, March 14-18, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. ...

Emerson Successfully Completes First Point Assessment (FPAL)

Independent audit validates structure and working practices around Health, Safety and Environmental controls Emerson Process Management has announced that it has completed the F...

Emerson Wins Contract with Golar LNG

Emerson’s technical prowess and expertise key to contract in new market - Automates Floating Storage and Regasification Unit Emerson Process Management announces that it has w...

Bifold Innovate!

Bifold was established over a century ago, manufacturing a range of steam valves and equipment for the coal mining industry. The Bifold Group has re-developed its range of ball...

Truflo Marine attends Laying Ceremony for 4th Astute Class Submarine

The traditional keel laying ceremony for the fourth Astute Class nuclear powered submarine Audacious took place at the Barrow in Furness shipyard on March 24th. The keel is a l...

Schuck Group awarded Holford contract

The Schuck Group are pleased to announce that a substantial order has been secured for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of valves and actuators for the Holford Ga...

Steam Today and Steam Tomorrow

A series of three articles covering steam’s widespread use today, how steam system efficiency is being improved and how use will evolve and change in the future By Brian Johnsto...

Leeds Valve helps boost Jersey electricity supply

Leeds Valve is assisting the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) in a major programme of upgrades at its single oil-fired power station to further enhance the reliability of electrici...

Safety Systems Looks to Asia

Following a highly successful 2008, which has continued into 2009, Safety Systems UK Ltd is now looking to develop its growing Asian market. Key agents from Asia were invited to th...

Award Winning IPL

IPL, leading UK distributor for Houston based Valve Technologies, manufacturer of Severe and Critical Service Ball and Parallel Slide valves, are proud winners of the “Tees Valley ...

How about £28,000 in potential energy savings?

Each Spirax Sarco steam trap survey is revealing potential annual energy savings of £28,400 on average. Even more remarkable, the average payback time on each survey, including the...

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...

Let’s Celebrate!

There are a number of reasons to celebrate this month! BVAA has completed 70 years of service to the British Valve and Actuator industry, and Valve User magazine also celebrates it...

Who’s This?

Well frankly we don’t know what to call him, but you might! This cheeky chappie tap dances his way across the home page of valveuser.com, but has yet to be named. There’s a small p...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include: Actuated Solutions Ltd Flow Control Solutions eTec Wachs Isis Fluid...

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

Right back to 1939 it seems, the year of BVAA’s birth. Photographed is International Procurement’s MD Colin Wilson, standing next to a wartime icon at RAF Cranwell. But what is i...

More Hats

The summer season has led to a large number of submissions of ‘hat photos’. Photographed below are a team of golfers from Aberdeen Valve Supplies / LG Ball Valves, ‘awash’ with BVA...

Dr Bill Whiteley

Our hearty congratulations to BVAA Chairman, Bill Whiteley, on having a Doctorate of Engineering conferred upon him by the University of Bath on the 30th June 2009, in recognition ...

Combined WG at Tyco

On 13th October, BVAA’s Combined WG met at Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution, at Market Harborough. Agenda items included the complete reorganization of the BSI technical committ...

International Group meet at BVAA HQ

In mid-September, BVAA were delighted to host an international group of experts developing a new pipeline actuators standard. ISO/TC67/SC2/WG18, which comprises experts from across...

Marketing Committee Meeting

On 29th September, the BVAA Marketing Committee came together at BVAA HQ to discuss the association’s marketing strategy, and to meet BVAA’s new marketeer Sam Ingarfield. A key suc...

Challenging application launches Rotork’s compact subsea gearbox solution

A compact new design of subsea valve gearbox from Rotork Gears has provided a timely and successful solution to a challenging problem on a North Sea pipeline project. The develop...

Offshore Europe

The Offshore Europe exhibition was held 8th to 11th September in Aberdeen, and saw the BVAA exhibit for the very first time. The association’s stand was awash with visitors all wee...

Schuck Flying to Success

The first two Schuck Type "U" Top Entry Ball Valves 24" and 36" Class 900 with electric actuators, weighing in total 28 tonnes were loaded directly into a B747-400F freight aircraf...

Saint-Gobain Pam UK launches new valves line-up

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK is introducing an exciting new range of PAM valves to the UK water and sewer market.The new range, specifically designed to take cost out...

Asco Numatics’ 50th anniversary of UK manufacturing BVAA’s Rob Bartlett meets ASCO’s Jean Christophe Serkumian

This year Asco Numatics are celebrating their 50th anniversary of UK Manufacturing. I have taken this as an opportunity to catch up with Jean Christophe Serkumian the Managing Dire...

Emerging trends in intelligent safety-valve control: By Juha Yli-Petäys, EHC Business Manager, Metso’s Automation business line

The reliability of safety valves is crucial to process control. Their design has changed little in recent years and partial stroke testing (PST) has been the accepted method of mon...

Total Valve Management Program: Cycle isolation eliminates energy losses attributable to poorly performing or leaking steam, water cycle isolation valves.

MCE’s parent company in Houston, Valvtechnologies (VTI), encourages end users to apply the principles of Asset Management to their installed valve population. The VTI Total Valve M...

Crane Fluid Handling Presents 2009 Edition of Technical Paper No. 410

...enhanced by its companion website application enabling users to derive application solutions based on their parameters in real time. Crane Fluid Handling, a leading provider...

Solar powered actuators for slurry pipeline in the Chilean desert

Rotork Skilmatic EH electro-hydraulic valve actuators have provided a successful solution for the provision of reliable emergency valve operation on a slurry pipeline in one of the...

Mike Ball Retires

After much deliberation Mike Ball has decided to retire from active duties at Adanac with effect from 30th November this year. Mike and his partner Susan Ball started Adanac 23 ...

Alco Valves Ltd

World leading valve manufacturer, Alco Valves, is expanding its operations further into the USA and has recently opened a new sales, marketing, distribution office, and warehouse i...

Hobbs Valve at University

With a view to further understanding project requirements; Hobbs Valve is pleased to announce the enrolment of one of its employees at Cranfield University. Mr Ashley Ford, one of ...

Bel Valves Subsea Electric Actuation (SEATM)

The pace at which electricity is being adopted as a trusted solution to provide subsea actuation is increasing rapidly. From subsea trees to subsea processing and pumping, it will ...

Offshore Vietnam actuation contract includes High Integrity Pressure Protection System

Rotork Fluid Systems has been awarded a contract to supply pneumatic valve actuators and packaged controls for a new offshore oil production platform located in the South China Sea...

New Norgren Herion Ventilation Protector: Norgren Herion Protect Valves and Systems with their New Ventilation Protector

In outdoor installations, pilot air may not be directed into the environment without a protective system for the control units. Aggressive ambient air or moisture, which can lead t...

Rotork Actuators with thrust compensators: Assuring reliable operation of high temperature chemical valves

A new production plant ordered by one of Japan’s leading chemical companies has been equipped with Rotork IQPro intelligent electric actuators that are specially designed to assure...

Apollo Valves reappoint Adanac Valves as cryogenic modification specialists: Adanac receive their Approval Certificate from Apollo Valves

Apollo Valves have signed a new agreement with Adanac Valve Specialists making them Apollo’s ONLY approved modification facility in the UK and Europe. The agreement will see Adanac...

Emerson’s Fisher® Control Valve: Diagnostics Enable Operational Cost and Maintenance Time Reduction at Sweden’s Iggesund Paperboard

Emerson Process Management’s Fisher® control valve diagnostic technologies are being used for predictive maintenance to realise operational savings at Iggesund Paperboard, a busine...

Emerson releases Fisher® 8580 rotary valve

Emerson Process Management announces the release of the Fisher® 8580 rotary valve that delivers rugged reliability and high cycle life, increasing plant availability Extensive l...

Design to get the best results from your fluid seals

Following the introduction of the Seals Working Group within the BVAA, here are a few ‘food for thought’ comments from the James Walker staff to help you get the best out of your v...

AUMA achieves innovation nomination

AUMA’s innovation was recognised by Morgan Est at its second Supply Chain Conference and Awards. Morgan Est, a leading UK provider of infrastructure services across the public and ...

Make your manual valve fail-safe

The reliable clock-type springs may be set to deliver precise torques and ensure complete seating of valves in open or closed positions. This facility can prevent or limit hazardou...

Koso Kent Introl combats corrosion with first ever titanium choke valve

KKI supplies its first-ever titanium choke valve and titanium HFL trim to a new mobile oil production facility on the redeveloped Yme oilfield off the coast of Norway Koso Kent ...

Hobbs Valve Celebration

BVAA were delighted to attend Hobbs Valve’s celebratory event on the 2nd of October 2009 at their premises in Caerphilly. Hobbs held the event to commemorate their fourth anniversa...

Heap & Partners’ office of the future?

Heap & Partners’ new Head Office is a model for how the working environment has to provide more for staff than just a place to work. As Managing Director David Millar said "Compani...

Leeds Valve achieves latest ISO standard

UK based Butterfly Valve manufacturer Leeds Valve, has recently been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to ISO 9001:2008. The Quality Management System is applicable to...

Hardide Coatings secures approval from Flowserve: A new line of coated metal ball and seats

Hardide Coatings’ unique tungsten carbide-based coating has been approved for use on a new line of coated metal ball and seats, and has secured first orders from leading provider o...

Improve Maintenance Safety with Double Block and Bleed Valves

In today’s demanding oil and gas applications where the operating pressures and temperatures are increasing, the need for safety and the need for assured valve shut off providing a...

Flowserve Video for the Nuclear Power Industry: Showcasing Valve and Actuator Technology, Now Available for Download on Web Site

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced the availability of a valve and actuator techno...

Flowserve Names Mark A. Blinn Next President C.E.O Succeeding Retiring Lewis M. Kling: Lewis M. Kling Elected Vice Chairman of the Board

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced that its Board of Directors has named Mark...

Emerson appoints Sales & Marketing Director: Valves and Regulator Sales & Marketing Director for UK and Ireland

Emerson Process Management announces the appointment of Mark Perry as Sales and Marketing Director for Valves and Regulators in the UK and Ireland. Based at the Stockport facility,...

Goodwin International:Non-Slam Nozzle Check Valves

Goodwin International, world renowned for its design, manufacture and supply of high technology Dual Plate Check Valves to the world's hydrocarbon, energy and process industries, n...

Truflo Marine unveil new Flow & Test Cycle Rig - Going with the Flow

Truflo Marine is proud to announce that their new in house ‘Flow & Test Cycle Rig’ will be ready for commissioning at the end of September 2009. The Flow & Test Cycle Rig will ...

Pepperl+Fuchs New Literature for Valve Position Sensors

The new catalogue from Pepperl+Fuchs focuses on valve position sensors, interfaces and networking solutions for process applications. The selection table format enables a quick and...

Valve Position Detection in Modern Process Installations

In the process industry, valves and actuators are historically used for controlling and diverting fluid flows. Increasingly the plant engineers want a feedback signal of the curren...

Midland-ACS Partnership develops leading wellhead control technology: Gyda field re-development focuses on ease of maintenance and space saving

The Norwegian Gyda field, located between Ula and Ekofisk in the southern part of the North Sea, proven in 1980 started production in June 1990. Developed with a combined drilling,...

Schischek, A Company Profile

For over 30 years now Schischek has supplied electric Explosionproof products for building services to a wide range of industry sectors including Oil & Gas (onshore and offshore), ...

Shipham Valves pass Fire Tests: High performance aluminium bronze butterfly valves successfully pass fire tests

Shipham Valves have successfully completed the fire test qualification of their range of high performance, double offset, nickel aluminium bronze butterfly valves. Valves in 3" and...

Norgren - Unrivalled experience, superb technical solutions!: Norgren has an enviable reputation for excellent instrumentation solutions.

Norgren has had a significant presence in the oil and gas industry for over 70 years, stemming originally from its filtration expertise, later broadened with key additions such as ...

New compact & powerful ATEX linear valve actuators from Schischek

It doesn’t get much smaller in the 10kN category than the new ExRun from Schischek offering unrivalled functionality at the highest protection class Schischek has been manufactu...

Steam today and steam tomorrow

The second of a series of three articles, covering the features of a modern steam system and how it could and should maximise efficiency and reduce operating costs By Brian Johnst...

Flowserve Digital Positioner Introduces ValveSightTM DiagnosticsCapabilities to Intrinsically Safe Market

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced the release of the Flowserve Logix 520MD, ...

Velan Steam Traps: New and Improved

Velan, a global leader in valve manufacturing, was actually originally founded on steam traps. In 1950, A.K. Velan created a revolutionary bimetallic steam trap with unique feature...

Pressure Tech - Specialist Manufacturers of Pressure Regulators in 316SS

Since our formation in November 2000, Pressure Tech has developed an extensive range of high quality stainless steel pressure regulators - predominantly covering the oil and gas ma...

Actuated Solutions Ltd: A company profile

The Company Actuated Solutions are the UK’s leading independent supplier of valve automation products. Founded in 2003 and ISO 9001 certified, the company have a sales and design...

Cautiously Optimistic!

For time immemorial, spring has always been the catalyst for new activity – whether that be ‘spring cleaning’ the house, tidying up the garden, or as in my case, to fire up the hib...

Valveuser.com welcome Bertie Fly!

Our thanks to everyone who entered the competition to name BVAA’s tap-dancing valve character, from the Valveuser.com website. Special congratulations to Noel Taylor of GPS UK, who...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include: Andy Hunt of Total Carbide receives his plaque from BVAA Director, Rob ...

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

Our other photograph features David Rouse, BVAA Technical Committee stalwart for many years and recently retired from Velan. David and Hat are pictured at Neist Point Lighthouse on...

BVAA Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

On Friday 27th November, BVAA celebrated its 70th Anniversary in style! Nearly 150 members and guests attended a specially themed AGM Dinner Dance at Oulton Hall, Leeds, and were r...

Extra, Extra! Read all about...: ...BVAA’s extra valve training days!

Such was the demand for the BVAA’s ‘Introduction to Valves’ training course last autumn, we had to organise – for the second time in succession – an additional day of training for ...

More Regional Meetings

This Winter has seen another round of the BVAA Regional supper meetings hosted by BVAA Chairman Bill Whiteley. Introduced last year, these informal gatherings are intended to allow...

More Repair Meetings

The BVAA Repair WG has held a number of meetings recently, hosted by Dresser, Tyco/Hindle, Rotork Gears and also at the BVAA Headquarters. A programme of monthly meetings has been ...

Is it a Belleville Washer or a Precision Disc Spring?

When Julian Belleville patented his conical spring disc in 1861 it is unlikely he had any idea that it would have such wide-ranging applications. Unlike the conventional helica...

Pressure regulators developed for subsea use Pressure Tech

Pressure Tech has worked in partnership with a client based in Milan, Italy, over the past 12 months to develop a combination pressure regulator to operate at depths of 300 metres....

AUMA UK set to expand

AUMA Actuators Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the AUMA group, is set to expand to new 12,000 sq metre premises. Land close to the company’s existing buildings near Bristol has be...

Total Carbide Launches Apprenticeship Scheme and Graduate Training Programme

Total Carbide, the leading European manufacturer of Tungsten Carbide wear parts, has recruited its first two engineering technical apprentices through its newly launched Engineerin...

Emerson’s New WirelessHART™ Fisher® position monitor

Emerson announces New WirelessHART™ Fisher® position monitor to extend safety and performance gains from Smart Wireless solutions Wireless and linkage-less monitor delivers prev...

Asian gas plant contract continues Rotork’s success with Gasco

In one of the latest contract successes with Australian based Gasco Pty Ltd, Rotork Fluid Systems has completed a valve actuation project involving fuel gas valve trains and contro...

Rotork’s Sub-sea actuator is largest so far for Lucca

Rotork Fluid Systems has supplied the largest sub-sea rack and pinion actuator ever built at the Lucca factory. Measuring over two metres high and five metres in length, the single...

Heap & Partners – Consolidated!

BVAA’s Rob Bartlett recently met with Heap & Partners’ Managing Director David Millar, at the new Heaps facility in Birkenhead... Rob Bartlett: ‘David, the first thing I noticed...

Investing In The Future: Safety Systems UK Ltd Recruits Apprentices

There have been many business improvements at Safety Systems UK Ltd in recent years. A strong commitment to the people agenda has been key to the success story, which has also incl...

Total Carbide joins BVAA and has samples on test with leading valve manufacturers

Total Carbide, a leading manufacturer of Tungsten Carbide wear parts, has joined the BVAA to further develop and promote its range of bespoke Tungsten Carbide products to valve man...

New Linatex Valve Line

Combining custom-engineered systems with superior abrasion resistance Building upon our 80-year history in the process equipment and abrasion resistance industries, and with o...

Compact Design Comes Out On Top

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems 8049 positioner is a digital unit for positioning pneumatically controlled actuators. The positioner can be top-mounted to any commercially availa...

Rotork - Intelligent valve actuation at Severn Trent Water’s “Beacon Project”

Severn Trent Water’s Minworth sewage treatment works, which serves around 1.75 million of Birmingham’s population, is undergoing a major modernisation project that will improve the...

Rotork actuators specified for critical valve duties on Royal Navy frigates

Royal Navy warships are being equipped with the latest Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators for rapid reaction fire protection duties. The Rotork IQTPro actuators have be...

Safety Systems UK Wins Major Manufacturing Award

Safety Systems UK Ltd has been named among the country’s top performers in the first ever EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, by winning one of the five North West UK region company a...

Leengate Valves: The right valve for your requirements from stock

Comprehensive stocks from leading valve manufacturers and next day delivery to mainland UK and Ireland, combined with competitive pricing – that’s what Leengate Valves offer as sta...

Schuck Group – Asia Gas Pipeline Contract

The Schuck Group has recently completed the design, manufacture, supply and commissioning contract for 150 42" ball valves for the Asia Gas Pipeline Project Timur Lenk Head of...

BEL Valves & Actuators for High Temperature/High Pressure (HP/HT) Applications

There are regions across the globe containing hydrocarbons at great depth, high pressure and temperature. The North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, China & Caspian Sea all have hyd...

Rotork wins maintenance and repair framework with Scottish Water

Rotork Site Services has been awarded a framework agreement by Scottish Water for the mechanical and electrical inspection, maintenance and repair of installed valve actuators. ...

Eurostop Butterfly valves: not just a valve but an opportunity to “torque” less and achieve more

Used typically as isolation devices on pipelines, waterworks and hydroelectric plants, Eurostop butterfly valves offer significant cost-saving benefits over traditional gate valves...

Bray and Heap & Partners join forces

Bray Controls has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with Heap & Partners for the distribution of Bray products in Northern and North-West England. The agreement features Bray...

Shipham Valves granted API 6D Monogram License

In September 2009 Shipham Valves were granted the right to use the Official API Monogram® on products manufactured at its works in Hull, East Yorkshire. This API license covers...

Truflo Marine attends launch of Anti - Air Warfare destroyer Defender

BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited host naming and launch ceremony at Govan for the 5th Type 45 Daring Class Anti – Air Warfare Destroyer, Defender The event was attended by two ...

But why didn’t we know that?: By Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive Oil & Gas UK

It had been an enjoyable supper with new acquaintances. The question came at coffee: “So, Malcolm, what do you do for a living?” “Well”, I replied, “I work for the UK oil and gas i...

Valve manufacturer increases supply efficiency

Truflo Marine Limited, a high integrity valve manufacturer for Seawater Solutions, has experienced the benefits of investing in a dedicated quality team. The team have been assigne...

Saint-Gobain PAM UK hydrants release value through design

A new range of market-leading ductile iron below-ground hydrants is now exclusively available from cast iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK Kitemarked to BS750 and BS...

Smith Flow Control Easi-Drive Provides Emergency Portable Valve Operation : Wastewater treatment plant can operate valves in event of power outage

The Easi-Drive portable valve actuator from Smith Flow Control provides wastewater treatment plants with emergency operation of valves in the event of a power failure. Easi-Drive c...

Rotork’s CVA electric actuator : A ‘fit and forget’ solution for power station’s sticky valve problem

The Rotork CVA electric control valve actuator has proved to be a ‘fit and forget’ solution for a challenging application in the harsh environment of a UK coal-fired power station....

ValveUser.com

Officially launched in November 2009, Valveuser.com is the new, online presentation of the entire back catalogue of Valve User magazine. The website is keyword sensitive, enabling ...

New Flowserve Heavy-Duty Actuator Extends Cycle Life and Reduces Maintenance

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently unveiled the new Flowserve Automax RG Series Heavy-D...

ASCO Numatics introduces new valve

Low power Ex d pilot valve with IEC Ex Approval Low wattage coil (0.5W) reduces battery drain and heat rise, minimises wiring costs and provides energy savings ASCO Numati...

Bifold’s New High Flow Model VBP Series Volume Booster Delivers System Stability

Bifold announces the introduction of the model VBP series high flow volume booster for pneumatic and gas service. This patent pending unique product, manufactured from 316 stainles...

AUMA actuators provide robust solution for Shell: Explosion proof versions of AUMA actuators are installed at Shell Sarawak Miri

The latest Shell installation to be supplied with AUMA actuators is Sarawak Miri on the North Coast of Borneo where extracted gas is liquefied for transportation. AUMA products hav...

Flowserve McCANNA Introduces New Coatings: Improving valve performance and reducing costs

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced the availability of new valve coating tech...

Leeds Valve Supplies £1m order ahead of schedule

Leeds Valve, the British Butterfly Valve manufacturer, has recently delivered a major order of bespoke High Performance Butterfly Valves two weeks ahead of schedule to the Emirates...

LG Valves re-launch

LG Ball Valves Limited is proud to announce its company brand re-launch “LG Valves” in the BVAA’s Valve User Magazine. As some will know LG Ball Valves Ltd was purchased by the AVS...

Emerson adds stainless steel transmitter housing to its Vortex flowmeter family

Stainless steel housing increases reliability and longevity of the Rosemount® 8800D Series in corrosive environments Emerson Process Management announces the expansion of its Ro...

Hardide Coatings Secures AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification

Hardide Coatings, which develops and applies tungsten carbide-based hard coatings, has secured AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification for its UK manufacturing facility in ...

Bestobell Valves Launch New Fire Safe LNG/LPG Globe Valves

Bestobell Valves, leading manufacturer of cryogenic valves, has extended its product range to include a new LNG/LPG globe valve, fire tested and certified to EN ISO 10497:2004 and ...

ASCO Numatics extends Valve Range : Series 067 Rocker Isolation Valve range with higher pressure ratings and larger nominal diameter

ASCO Numatics has expanded its Series 067 range of Rocker Isolation Valves with the introduction of higher pressure ratings and larger nominal diameters. The new solenoid valves ha...

Econosto don’t Gamble with Project Success

The Project team at Econosto UK is headed up by Jamie Gamble who, after several years in project sales, last year took on the challenge of running the busy Projects office. Jamie h...

The Alco Valves Group™ opens new Valve and Technical Centre

Alco Valves group’s new Instrumentation Valve, Double Block & Bleed and piping interface solutions Sales and Technical Center in Houston, Texas. Alco Valves Group, a global lead...

New Eurocheck non-return valve range provides reduced cost and eases installation : Cast iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK has developed an exclusive new range of versatile, modular non-return valves

The Eurocheck range will significantly reduce customers’ stock holding without compromising the flexibility to quickly respond to design changes, while also reducing the total cost...

BEL Valves recruits new talent

BEL Valves are continuing their trend in recruiting new talent in support of business growth Alison Ennis joins an already strong Sales and Marketing team as Marketing Manag...

Hi Flow Valves Ltd appoints David Cartlidge as Business Development Manager

Hi Flow Valves Ltd, a stockist and distributor of industrial control valves is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cartlidge as Business Development Manager for their Mild...

Truflo Marine appoint of new Sales & Marketing Manager

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to announce that it has appointed Simon Hingley as Sales & Marketing Manager Prior to joining Truflo Marine Simon was Head of Business Developme...

ETEC Comany Profile

eTec Engineering Services Ltd (eTec) was formed by ex Boving valve design engineers in 2006 as a Design and Project Management company, to provide valve engineering services to the...

Planned maintenance saves costs

Hertel Valve and Rotating Services’ experience in maintaining and servicing valves and rotating equipment has been built from working in some of the most demanding environments ...

AUMA Launches Generation .2

The new Generation .2 multi-turn actuator range SA 07.2 – 16.2 and new actuator controls AC 01.2 have been launched by AUMA: the products will be ready for order and delivery from ...

MCE Group plc

Through the recent expansion of our valve services department, we can now offer relief valve testing supported by trained technicians to undertake your RV testing ‘In Situ’ - Our e...

Emerson introduces new Fisher® Regulator Series

Emerson introduces new Fisher® Regulator Series and trim options that maximise uptime and reduce noise output EZHSO Series Regulator and Whisper Trim technology ensure gas deliv...

Preventive Maintenance of Valves with Wachs Exercising Equipment

E.H. Wachs has been manufacturing valve turning equipment for over 40 years; this experience has proved pivotal to producing the equipment that is available today. From the portabl...

AUMA supports Scottish Water scheme

Two years since AUMA completed a site survey at Scottish Water’s Castle Moffat water treatment works (WTW), the actuator supplier reports on how its modular actuation technology ha...

Scheduled and emergency valve maintenance: How high quality aftercare is all part of the service at Koso Kent Introl

It’s highly likely that at some stage in its life, a control, choke or rotary valve will need to be either repaired or replaced. Although this might be during a scheduled shutdown,...

New Explosive Decompression Perfluoroelastomer for Oil and Gas Valves

High performance seals specialist, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) has announced a new explosive decompression resistant perfluoroelastomer for seals used in ultra-aggressive, ...

Flowserve Cartridge Valves used in Thorp Nuclear Project

Flowserve Flow Control has supplied sixteen Worcester F911 cartridge valves for a new Medium Active Salt Free Evaporator (MASFE) installation at the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plan...

Emerson expands dirty service control valve solutions: Expanded Fisher® line offers cavitation control for a broad range of severe service applications

Emerson Process Management has expanded the line of Fisher® dirty service control valve solutions to include the NotchFlo™ DST valve and Fisher DST control valve trim. With the exp...

Steam Today and Steam Tomorrow

Brian Johnston from Spirax Sarco discusses in this 3rd and final article in the series, how the flexibility and versatility of steam is demonstrated by looking at some of its pot...

Control Valve Solutions lift off with great success : By Mick Beavers – Managing Director

2009 was a year to remember for Control Valve Solutions. The company started trading on 25th March and within 10 months we had achieved what seemed impossible at the outset. We fin...

Rotork – High-Tech Upgrade : Rotork valve actuators assist high-tech upgrade at sewage membrane treatment plant

The Wessex Water sewage treatment works at Swanage utilises state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor technology to produce high quality effluent that exceeds EU standards and is cleane...

A company profile by Actuated Solutions Ltd

The Company Actuated Solutions is the UK’s leading independent supplier of valve automation products. Founded in 2003 and ISO 9001 certified, the company has a sales and design t...

ASCO Numatics expands range of miniature solenoid valves

New G¼" version joins the existing G1/8" range of 256/356 series valves with brass or stainless steel bodies, for installations that demand fast operation and frequent use. ASCO...

Stewarts - Swivemas® Close Couple System

Stewarts unique integral ‘Swivemas’® joint allows close coupling of virtually any of our range of valves and pressure gauges and accessories. Stewarts Swivemas® Close Couple ...

Rotork Acquire Ralph A. Hiller Company Inc.

Rotork plc, the world leading actuator manufacturer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ralph A. Hiller Company Inc. (Hiller) a designer and manufacturer of nuclear actuator...

Valves are Top Priority

Welcome to Valve User magazine, which you may notice has had a slight re-design. We hope you like the improvements! There is a particularly interesting article in this issue (s...

STOP PRESS!: New Seals Courses from BVAA

We are delighted to announce that the BVAA will be expanding its portfolio of courses this autumn, with two brand new courses on seals and sealing, covering packings, gaskets, elas...

More New Members!

The BVAA membership continues to grow at a very impressive rate. This month's new recruits include:-...

Mad Hatters

How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?...

Marketing Meeting at KKI

It’s certainly been a busy spring at BVAA! Our Marketing Committee met once again at Koso Kent Introl in Brighouse on 24th February 2010. On the agenda were the many marketing in...

Record Attendance at April Training!

The BVAA’s valve and actuator Training Courses continue to go from strength to strength. Having already added extra training days in recent times, this spring the Introduction to ...

Southern Regional Meeting

The Association has continued with its round of Regional Meetings, which present terrific opportunities for BVAA to meet with the wider membership and for members to network with o...

LNG & Nuclear Exhibitions

BVAA attended two exhibitions in London in early March – at the same time! Rob Bartlett and Peter Churm attended the Nuclear 2010 exhibition and conference at the QEII centre, whi...

Valve WG visit Seetru

BVAA’s Valve working group met in April at the Seetru facility in Bristol. This was the first meeting since the re-organisation of valve standardisation committees at BSI, in whic...

Ongoing Repairs

The BVAA Repair WG has continued with its regular meetings, this time at Dressers in February, and in June at Weir’s Engineering Services repair facility at Northwich. Steady prog...

ASCO Numatics introduces air operated valves

Ideally suited to wine processing plants and similar temperature critical processes, the new pneumatic valves are compact and quick and easy to install in both new and existing ins...

Bestobell LNG Supplies First of Five Skaugen Multigas Carriers

Bestobell LNG, manufacturer of cryogenic valves for the marine LNG industry has supplied a range of globe valves for the ‘Norgas Innovation’, the first ship in a new series of Mult...

Solar installation at AUMA UK site

Construction of AUMA Actuators Ltd’s new 12,000 square metre premises is on schedule for completion in quarter two, 2010. The facility will showcase some of the most advanced envi...

Flowserve NAF-ProCap Valve

The Flowserve NAF-ProCap capping valve offers tight shutoff and long cycle life for batch digester applications in the pulp industry. Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider o...

Flowserve Swing Check Valves

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently introduced the redesigned Flowserve Noble Alloy swin...

Rotork in storage project to secure Baltic gas supplies

Underground gas storage has provided one of the latest success stories for Rotork valve actuators in the Baltic country of Latvia. The unique geological conditions in the country ...

Metso - Just add intelligence...

The main drivers for control valve modernization projects have been: • To improve process stability and increase production efficiency • Increase process uptime by reducing fie...

DPL - Giving Something Back

Saffron Walden based Dairy Pipe Lines (DPL) has marked the beginning of the New Decade by planting a tree in nearby Cambridge woodland, symbolising the continued success of the com...

Rotork fluid power actuators in project to provide energy independence for Chile

Rotork fluid power valve actuators have been installed throughout a major new LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) importing and distribution project that is expected to meet 40% of the dem...

AUMA explosion proof variant for manual valves

AUMA, manufacturer of modular electric actuators, has introduced an explosion proof variant for its limit switching device for manual valves. The Ex rated version has been introdu...

Truflo Marine visit Acorns Children’s Hospice

The team from Truflo Marine Limited supporting Acorns Children's Hospice as its charity of the year has raised £4,400 last year, more than doubling their previous total for Acorns....

Emission Possible - Truflo Marine Invest in Positive Material Identification

Truflo Marine Limited have invested in an ‘Optical Emissions’ material recognition device, acknowledging the importance of Positive Material Identification (PMI). This provides th...

Emerson expands Smart Wireless Field Starter Kit

Flexible kit now features the Smart Wireless THUM™ Adapter and Wireless position monitors to deliver once-stranded process and diagnostics data from instruments and valves. Em...

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Expands Website : Enhanced Company-Site Launches on March 25th, 2010

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, designer and manufacturer of high performance fluid handling products, recently announced the launch of its new website module (www.cranechempharm...

Fisher Cavitation Control for Dirty Service

Emerson explains expanded line-up of dirty service control valve solutions for severe service applications in new brochure. Emerson Process Management has published a new brochu...

Flowserve Announces New DC Input Power Capability

Flowserve Corporation recently announced the availability of 24 - to 48 -volt DC-input power for all sizes of Flowserve Limitorque QX electronic valve actuators. While primaril...

Gee is for Graphite!: Company Profile

Founded in 1989, UK-based Gee Graphite Ltd specializes in the manufacture and supply of sealing and gasket products based on expanded graphite. Located in Dewsbury, West Yorkshi...

New Flowserve Digital Positioner Features Predictive Diagnostics

Flowserve Corporation a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced the release of the Flowserve Logix 3400MD, ...

Shipham High Performance Butterfly Valves now Stocked by RP Valves

Shipham Valves are pleased to announce that RP Valves, based in Mildenhall, now hold comprehensive stocks of the Shipham range of high performance, double offset butterfly valves i...

Truflo Marine builds on relationship with Greece

Elefsis Shipbuilding and Industrial Enterprises SA based in Elefsis Greece have confirmed that Truflo Marine Limited is to supply the valves for ships 6 & 7 of the Roussen (Super V...

Emerson introduces the Fisher® V150E Vee-Ball® valve

Fisher Vee-Ball valve features expanded outlet for control of medium consistency fibre slurries Emerson Process Management has extended its Fisher® Vee-Ball® family to include t...

ASCO Numatics introduces the G3 valve island

New G3 platform with increased intelligence and LCD for visual status and diagnostics, features a unique graphic display that supports plain-language messaging for diagnostics, sho...

MetalTek Continues Expansion : New European Sales Team

MetalTek International, one of the world’s leading metals experts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter O’Reilly as European Sales Director and Angela Taylor as Sales Ma...

Shipham Valves Launch China Sales Office

Shipham Valves, a member Flow Group Limited, are proud to announce the opening of their sales office in mainland China to bring real time focus to the growing opportunities that ex...

TWM – The verdict is unanimous

In a recent survey produced on behalf of TWM, the response to how customers described the company was pretty much unanimous. ‘Reliable’ was the word used in almost all cases. TW...

CTL – World Class Engineering: Company Profile

CTL Engineering Co. Ltd - one of BVAA’s newest members - has a world class reputation for valve engineering. Originally founded in 1955, Manchester-based CTL Engineering has bee...

Flow Group continues investment support

To support our growing business and increasing demand for the Shipham Valve high performance butterfly and dual plate check valve products, Flow Group have made a further investmen...

Comid - Saudi achieves VR stamp

Pan Gulf Valve Services (Valvserve) cross yet another mile stone in their quest to become one of Saudi Arabia’s top Valve Service and Repair Companies. Formed in 2006 as a JV op...

ASCO Numatics introduces Pilot Valve

Heavy duty, intrinsically safe, low power pilot with metal enclosure rated to IP 67, is ideally suited to severe environments. ASCO Numatics announces the new low power LI and W...

Maher – A Company Profile

Founded in 1932, Maher Limited is a steel stockholder and processor specialising in high-strength, high-performance alloys. After almost 80 years of trading, Maher remains family-...

Total Carbide’s Tungsten Carbide Crush Rolls

Extending life, reducing downtime and saving costs for IncoTest. Total Carbide, the leading European manufacturer of tungsten carbide wear parts, has proven that tungsten carbid...

Maher names Official Charity

Based in Sheffield’s Children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital Charity enhances the work of the hospital through contributing to medical research, specialist medical equipment a...

AUMA - Global growth for SBR system

An expanding international application base for ITT’s Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) incorporating AUMA actuator technology is reported. Latest installations include wastewater ...

INDUCHEM UK Appoint New Area Sales Manager

INDUCHEM UK Ltd, the exclusive distributor in the UK of XOMOX® plug valves, ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, has appointed Scott Kennedy as their Area Sales Manager ...

Oil Industry growth for AUMA India

The Indian arm of the AUMA actuator group reports growth of the company’s modular actuation solutions in the oil sector. The latest contract for AUMA’s valve control technology ha...

Control Valve Solutions represents ValvTechnologies

Control Valve Solutions Limited appointed to represent ValvTechnologies for their range of ZERO LEAKAGE metal-seated isolation valves. “We are very pleased to report that ValvTe...

Adanac - still cool after 10 years!

Adanac Valve Specialities Ltd are celebrating entering the 10th year of cryogenic testing at their Woolpit facility. Initially carrying out a basic pre-test on their products befo...

Future faces for Aberdeen

Econosto UK has recently undergone some radical changes resulting in the opportunity to create a new, dynamic team working out of our Aberdeen branch. Following the departure ...

Emerson introduces FIELDVUE™

Fieldvue™ DVC6200 digital valve controller with linkage-less, non-contact feedback technology. New Fisher® instrument is available in an explosion-proof package and with HART® or ...

Rotork’s Fast track performance

Rotork Fluid Systems has successfully completed the delivery of forty-four specially customised hydraulic valve actuators for sub-sea installations in only ten weeks from receipt o...

Emerson improves filter water flow control

High performance valve prevents filter media losses and reduces maintenance Emerson Process Management’s high performance Fisher® Control-Disk™ valve has improved backwash flow...

New Survey Shows Valves Still Top the Equipment Agenda

Peter Everett, Chief Executive of H.S. Pipequipment, discusses the results of a new industry survey which highlights the procurement challenges associated with valves as well as th...

MetalTek awarded for new website

The Business Marketing Association has awarded MetalTek and Top Floor Technologies, their website development partner, a prestigious Bell 2010 Excellence Award for the web design o...

Paladon Systems Ltd announces the launch of the Autonomous Shutdown Valve (ASV)

Designed for calm buoy or similar systems, the ASV automatically isolates pipeline risers on termination of pumping operations, or in the event of a linebreak condition. Histor...

Rotork’s valve actuation at the world's largest flow metering calibration facility.

EuroLoop Situated by the New Meuse River in Rotterdam, EuroLoop will be the world’s largest research and test site for the calibration, verification and type testing of industrial...

Spirax Sarco’s £25m investment: £25m investment highlights Spirax Sarco’s commitment to UK manufacturing

Spirax Sarco’s £25 million investment in manufacturing operations in Cheltenham is a real success story for British engineering. The company’s “Unity Project” is bringing together...

Rotork CVA provides electrically actuated solution

Rotork’s CVA control valve actuator has provided a successful all-electric solution for the automation of the biological treatment process at a municipal sewage works in Sweden. T...

BVAA News: Reasons To Be Cheerful!

As I write, the British Government are introducing some of the severest budget cuts in a generation, with an estimated £81 billion being slashed from public spending. We are als...

BVAA News: Stop Press!

New User Manual from the BVAA We are delighted to announce that the 5th Edition of the BVAA’s world famous Valve & Actuator Users’ Manual has just been published. A best-seller...

BVAA News: More New Members!

The BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. This month’s new recruits include:-...

Mad Hatters!

Mad Hatters How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat? How about the entire length of the country? These really Mad Hatters cycled all the way from Lands End to John O’Groats – ...

Two Decades of Auma Actuation at Chigwell

Over 100 AUMA actuators installed at Chigwell WTW, owned by Essex & Suffolk Water, have provided reliable service for over two decades. Modular product design is ensuring that upg...

BVAA News: Executive Committee at Mazak

On the 20th July 2010, BVAA’s Executive Committee met at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester. In addition to the usual BVAA business, members received a presentation from Alan Kennedy of ...

BVAA News: Editing Repair Code

The new BVAA Code of Practice for Repair is currently undergoing first-stage editing by the BVAA working group’s Chairman, Mr Peter Churm. Once this has been completed, the workin...

BVAA News: Desktop Exhibition at AMEC

The 1st of September saw the latest in the BVAA’s series of Desktop Exhibitions, on this occasion held at AMEC in London. A dozen BVAA exhibitors played host to over 40 AMEC visit...

BVAA News: Marketing at Heaps

On 15th July 2010, the BVAA Marketing Committee met again, this time at the impressive new Heap & Partners site in Birkenhead. As well as planning for a very intensive period of a...

BVAA News: Impressive Attendances at October Training

BVAA’s training programme goes from strength to strength and this Autumn has seen another impressive turnout. As well as the usual favourites, two new courses were launched on and...

Pepperl + Fuchs Height - Adjustable Mounting Sets for Manually-Operated Valves

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its accessories program with a sector-specific solution for position feedback of manually-operated valves according to ISO5211-DIN3337. The mounting set...

Inductive Sensors for Extreme Temperatures

Temperatures of +100°C and more are not uncommon in process plants in the chemical and petrochemical industries. To cater for such harsh ambient conditions, Pepperl+Fuchs have expa...

NAMUR sensors for SIL2 and SIL3 in accordance with IEC/EN 61508

For critical applications, Pepperl+Fuchs provides a range of sensors of various shapes and designs, which feature a high “Safe Failure Fraction” when connected to suitable control ...

Making Savings with Smart Technology

By Ismo Niemelä, Director, Neles Smart Products, Metso’s Automation business Making savings with smart technology Most companies in the process industry understand that the co...

Flowserve launches Heavy Duty Actuator

Flowserve announces European launch of New RG series Heavy Duty Actuator. Flowserve has launched the new Flowserve Automax RG-Series Heavy-Duty Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuator in...

Schubert & Salzer – Performance with control

Performance with control Schubert & Salzer Control Systems search for new approaches to potential reductions in the size of some bulky conventional valves combined with an increas...

HSP Appoints General Manager to Board

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), the leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derrick Mackenzie, ...

Truflo Supports Remarkable Young Fundraiser

Harry Moseley, 10 of Sheldon, Birmingham attends Blakenhale Junior School with the daughter of Truflo Marine Logistics Team Leader, Tracy McGurk. Harry who has an inoperable b...

Rotork’s latest intelligent electric valve actuation technology

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric valve actuators have been specified for a drinking water supply upgrade project for the benefit of two million consumers in the Harz Region of nor...

Emerson announces extended Fisher® Control-Disk™ Range

Emerson Process Management announces extended line sizes for the Fisher® Control-Disk™ valve. The Control-Disk valve offers excellent throttling performance and is ideal for appli...

Paladon Saves Power and Improves Reliability

Power Station Operators now have a greener alternative for Turbine Protection. Paladon’s proportional control system offers significant power savings and improved system reliabili...

Rotork pipeline actuators in project to provide improved energy for Brazil

Rotork pipeline valve actuators have been supplied for a new transportation network that has heralded a fundamental improvement in the use of energy products in the Amazonian regio...

New Valvecare Service Center opens in Gt. Yarmouth

September 2010 saw the opening of our latest branch in Gt. Yarmouth. Based in the ever popular Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, the new unit is ideally situated to deal with our loc...

Denholm Valvecare Expands Operations

Denholm Valvecare Limited has been far from idle over the last few months. They have been busy negotiating with new suppliers, OEM's and new clients. Long term plans for new se...

Hardide Coatings Sales Team Strengthened

Hardide Coatings, the advanced surface coatings company, has appointed Robin Gillham as business development manager for its global valve, pump and automotive business. Hardide de...

CRANE - A Company Profile: Crane produces high performance products for the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries

Founded on July 4, 1855 by Richard Teller (RT) Crane, Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products with a substantial presence in a numbe...

Tyco goes in deep with Subsea market

Tyco Valves and Controls have recently invested in its specialist testing facilities for ultra-deep water valves through its Flow Control Technologies (FCT) brand. Investment in t...

Midland-ACS Compact Filter Regulator

As part of their continual programme of assessment and response to market and customer need, UK based manufacturer Midland-ACS has developed and expanded their range of filter regu...

Record breaking ‘Long Jump’ flight for Rotork’s hot air balloon

Rotork’s distinctive bright red air balloon is a familiar sight in and around the company’s home city of Bath, where employees and their guests are able to take advantage of pleasu...

HSP makes the list: HSP wins place on list of British companies with fastest-growing international sales

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), has made the top twenty in a new list of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The inaugural Sunday Times HSBC Int...

Rotork’s CVA actuator facilitates improved control valve operation in the water treatment industries

Rotork has proven expertise in applying new technologies for the automation of valves, introducing enhanced performance and innovative features. This philosophy encompasses the CV...

ASCO Numatics introduces Preciflow-IPC

ASCO Numatics announces the launch of the Preciflow-IPC – Series 202 miniature proportional solenoid valves. These high performance valves are particularly suited to applications ...

Truflo Marine Go Green: Truflo Marine attain the Carbon Trust Standard

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to announce that they have officially been certified to the Carbon Trust Standard. Truflo have proven that real action has been undertaken on clim...

Truflo Marine’s new recruit

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to welcome Beth Threlfall to the Sales & Projects Team where she will help to manage the aftermarket business. Beth has 14 years experience in t...

Truflo Marine exhibit at Festival of the Sea

On Saturday 19th June and Sunday 20th June, Truflo Marine Limited was proud to exhibit at the 4th Festival of the Sea Exhibition hosted by valued customer BAE Systems. With free e...

AUMA UK completes relocation to new premises

AUMA Actuators Ltd has successfully completed its relocation to new premises. The AUMA company, which is the UK representative of the group that manufactures and supplies modular ...

ASCO Numatics Ultra Low Power

Ultra Low Power pilots with flapper nozzle technology are ideal for use in explosive atmospheres or industries where harmful substances are present. ASCO Numatics introduces an ...

HSP Urges Asset Planning: Industry Supplier Urges Assets to Plan for Equipment Needs

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), a leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries is strongly advising oil and gas assets to consider essential eq...

Rotork Help Improve Welsh Water: Rotork assists Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s drinking water improvement programme

Welsh Water is investing £200 million to upgrade its water treatment works across Wales by 2015. This includes the water treatment plant at Cwellyn, where Rotork intelligent elect...

Crane Dominators Help Regenerate Manchester City Centre

More than 800 Dominators from Crane Fluid Systems (www.cranefs.com) – a leading brand of Crane Building Services & Utilities (www.cranebsu.com) – are being installed in the heating...

AUMA Actuators – Talking Your Language

Versatility in language visualisation enhances flexibility of AUMA’s Generation .2 actuators. Controls for AUMA’s new Generation .2 actuators are available in fifteen languages....

Flow Control Solutions : Winners of Flowserve Independent Distributor Award

Flow Control Solutions Ltd, the Cheshire-based specialist supplier of valves, actuators, controls and pipeline equipment produced by many of the world’s leading valve manufacturers...

Weir and Sluice Automation

A brochure providing over 30 pages of technical information confirms AUMA‘s expertise as a partner for developers of steel constructions for water systems, such as weirs and sluice...

Weir’s Engineering Excellence Recognised by Rolls Royce

From left to right: Edmond Nowicki, Weir Power & Industrial France, John Sulley, Rolls-Royce, Philippe Duribreu general manager, Weir Power & Industrial France and Phil Thompson, d...

Emerson launches Shafer™ SH Series

The Shafer SH Series is designed for high reliability with a long service life and is ideally suited to critical applications. Emerson Process Management introduces the Shafer™ ...

Total Carbide shortlisted for Award

Total Carbide and its project partners have been shortlisted in the Manufacturing and Process Innovation category of ‘The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards 2010’ for the Un...

Rotork valve actuators SIL2 certified: Rotork fluid power valve actuators for Bolivian gas plant are Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL2) certified

The La Vertiente gas plant in the tropical zone of Villamontes in Bolivia supplies natural gas and stabilised condensate to the country’s national hydrocarbon company YPFB. Bolivi...

MCE join forces with DREHMO

MCE Group plc are pleased to announce our partnership arrangement with DREHMO Actuators. Over the course of the last two financial years, MCE Group plc has re-invested a subst...

Emerson Solutions for Underground Gas

Bettis™ PressureGuard™ self-contained emergency shutdown systems installed at wellhead where external power sources are not available. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC...

Crane introduces Ultimate Diaphragm

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Debuts New Saunders® Ultimate Diaphragm - Longer Life of Saunders® XA Equates to Cost Savings for Customers. CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, l...

SIL Level 3 for Valtek Mark

Flowserve Valtek Mark Series Valves and Actuators Certified to SIL Level 3. Flowserve Corporation recently announced the certification of the Flowserve Valtek Mark Series fami...

Barrie Kirkman on the Audit road

As many of you know I retired from BP in 2004 after 33 years of service where my responsibilities covered technical and procurement of valves. Since then I have remained active in...

Pepperl & Fuchs Valve Position detection

Inductive proximity switches are an inherent feature of sensor technology in many machines and systems, and have become virtually indispensible in automation technology. In 2008, ...

TCUK - Titanium Castings for Valves and Pumps

Titanium Castings (UK) Ltd, (TCUK) has developed new materials and techniques for manufacturing precision, high duty valve and pump castings for strategic manufacturing programmes....

KSB – A Company Profile

The KSB Group is one of the world’s leading producers of pumps, valves and related systems. Annual turnover is approximately 2 billion euro. KSB employ directly 14,249 employees ...

Huge Benefits of Flowserve Ball Valve

Flowserve Ball Valve Helps Oil Sands Customers Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Increase Plant Uptime. Flowserve Corporation, introduces the Flowserve Worcester Series 608 three-...

Apollo Valves introduce DIN range

With over 80 year’s experience, Apollo Valves has a well earned reputation within the Global valve industry for quality and innovation. Apollo Valves has state of the art found...

Partnership leads to pneumatic control innovation for Biomass transport

Midland-ACS helps create the most unique rail wagons manufactured to date, the Biomass wagon in partnership with GB Railfreight. Renewable forms of energy production along with ...

Tyco Launches Series 300

Tyco, the global leader in flow control, introduces the Series 300 range of Ultra-Seal ball valves. Designed and manufactured by Hindle Cockburns in Leeds, United Kingdom, the Ser...

Dewrance brings Steam Safety to Solar

Tyco’s specialist Dewrance valves are providing steam control for the new generation of commercial solar power plants in southern Europe and the USA. Solar power technology use...

Control Valve Solutions appointed ADC for TopWorx

With an office and specialist workshop and purpose built test facility in Aberdeen and offices in Liverpool, Control Valve Solutions (CVS) is now an approved Authorised Distributio...

I’m just a SIL whose intentions are good...Oh Lord! Please don’t let me be misunderstood. (With apologies to The Animals)

All right, maybe Eric Burden of The Animals sang ‘soul’, not ‘SIL’ but the underlying problem remains the same: the term ‘SIL’ can be grossly misunderstood. Safety engineering...

Maher’s Commitment to Quality

After almost 80 years of trading in high performance alloys, Maher has built a reputation around quality and technical expertise. In order to expand on this foundation, Maher is c...

James Walker sets Benchmark

James Walker sets advanced RGD benchmark with New Generation elastomer technology launch. The launch of the first of the James Walker New Generation elastomers at ONS 2010 has c...

Valvecare achieves MARC© and GTC status

Following a stringent audit on our technical, service and business practice standards Denholm Valvecare are proud to announce our recent appointment by Dresser as: • MARC© - Mas...

Paladon – A Company Profile

Paladon Systems was established in 1981 as a Valve Automation Centre. For the first 15 years of its history, it bought out all components for its systems; however, in 1996 Paladon...

Rotork Site Services assures reliable valve operation at vital fuel supply plants

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) is tasked with the naval defence of Japan. Its main duties are to maintain control of the nation’s sea lanes and patrol territorial w...

Rotork Site Services package secures vital actuation and control upgrade at BP tank farm

Rotork Site Services’ comprehensive extended scope abilities have enabled new valves with the latest IQ intelligent electric valve actuators and Pakscan 2-wire digital control to b...

KKI – still investing, still leading

With the news full of the events taking place in the Gulf of Mexico this year, even the lay person now has a good idea of the challenges facing engineers working on subsea projects...

New Rotork plant in India expands local and worldwide manufacturing capacity

The recent Open Day at the brand new Jigani factory in India heralded the commencement of operations at Rotork’s seventeenth worldwide manufacturing facility. The extensive, state...

K Controls IECEx certified Exi 007 : Switchboxes for valve position monitoring

ATEX and IECEx are both certification schemes for electrical equipment in hazardous areas but why are two systems needed? ATEX is accepted outside Europe to some degree but its ...

Maher’s Fab Fundraising

Since Maher adopted Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital Charity as its’ official cause, we have been busy! After launching our support with a raffle for an extra day’s holiday, we hav...

Emerson Fisher Goes Nuclear

Fisher valves used in critical nuclear island applications and in the passive residual heat removal system will help ensure effective reactor operation and a high level of plant sa...

New Managing Director for Rotork Controls Division

Grant Wood has been appointed Managing Director of Rotork Controls, the international electric valve actuation division of the Rotork Group of Companies. Rotork is the world’s lea...

Valve 2025: A Look Ahead!

David Dunbar, President, Valves & Controls at Tyco Flow Control delivered one of the keynote speeches this year at Valve World. BVAA’s Rob Bartlett asked David about his paper. ...

Marketing at Emerson

On 11th November, BVAA’s Marketing Committee met at Emerson Process Management’s Stockport facility. The BVAA marketing function is now well established and much of the meeting inv...

BVAA at Valve World

Immediately after the AGM, BVAA staff travelled to Dusseldorf to attend the first Valve World exhibition to be held at the show’s new home in Germany. Despite the blizzards, the sh...

AGM Dinner Dance

On 26th November, over 120 BVAA members and guests enjoyed another fantastic Dinner Dance at Oulton Hall, dancing the night away to The Bootleg Beatles (full report in the Annual ...

Mad Hatters: How far can you go wearing a BVAA hat?

And the Winner is... Congratulations to Mike Williams (Asco) for correctly identifying that Paul Rowbotham of Comid was photographed in front of the World Trade Centre building...

More new members

It has been a record year for new members. This month’s new recruits include:- Adrian Ducker of YPS Valves Ltd receives his BVAA Member plaque from Rob Bartlett Ian Elliott...

STOP PRESS - New User Manual Web Page

We are delighted to announce that the 6th Edition of BVAA’s world famous Valve & Actuator Users’ Manual now has its very own webpage. The industry ‘bible’ for nearly 50 years, thi...

Phew

What a year it’s been for BVAA! The last twelve months have just whistled by. We started the year wondering if the recession might affect us. Twelve months later - having had a ver...

Where have all the good valves gone?

The use of mechanical valves in SIL loops is still being handicapped by a crippling shortage of good, reliable failure rate data. This paper aims to explain what a SIL assessment c...

Paladon Systems Lloyds Certification for Cool Actuators!: Self-contained electro-hydraulic valve actuator packages for Gazprom's exceed -60°C requirement

Following extensive testing, Paladon Systems is pleased to announce that they have passed Gazprom’s extreme low temperature requirement, and have subsequently received the first or...

Smith Flow Control’s Key Interlocks for PIG Launchers and Receivers: Interlocks safeguard against improper process execution

The process of loading and unloading pipeline inspection gauge (PIG) launchers and receivers can have catastrophic consequences if performed incorrectly. A specific sequence of val...

Smith Flow Control Appoints New Country Manager for the Netherlands

Sander van den Bos has been appointed Country Manager at Smith Flow Control (SFC) in Holland, replacing Martin van den Heuval who spent 35 years with SFC. Sander has more than 1...

Zoedale introduce Next Generation Electric Actuators: The New Generation ER Premier + Plus Electric Actuator

Zoedale Plc is pleased to announce the introduction into the UK market place of the “Next Generation” Valpes Electric Actuators. The “Premier” and “Plus” Electric Actuators build o...

CRANE Energy/IVL Partnership: CRANE Energy Flow Solutions’® Partners with International Valves Ltd. to Provide Duo-Chek® Branded Valves

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions®, a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, recently announced that International Valves Ltd. (IVL) is...

Remote Canadian destination for Rotork pipeline valve actuators

The remote area of north eastern British Columbia in Canada, where ambient seasonal temperatures can fluctuate between +30˚C and -40˚C, is the destination for a major ord...

Popular valve range from Zoedale Plc goes 316 Stainless!

With the solenoid valve market place constantly involving into areas that have previously been no go areas for standard process solenoid valves, the research and development team a...

Flowserve to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities: Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow-control products and services, has

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow-control products and services, has recently announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Raleigh, N.C., to increase cap...

Truflo Marine invest in CFD

Critical naval valve designer, manufacturer & supplier Truflo Marine Limited have recently invested in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to further enhance their design capability...

Truflo Marine - Lean Efficiency Finalist : ‘Midlands Excellence Specialist Category Awards 2010/11’

Truflo Marine Limited is delighted to announce that they have been selected as a finalist in the ‘Lean Efficiency’ category of the Midlands Excellence Specialist Category Awards. ...

Titanium Castings for Valves and Pumps

Titanium Castings (UK) ltd, (TCUK) has developed new materials and techniques for manufacturing precision, high duty valve and pump castings for strategic manufacturing programmes....

Tyco’s Valve and Actuator for Subsea: Tyco Announces Integrated Valve and Actuator for Subsea Environment

Tyco Flow Control has announced an integrated slab gate valve and actuator for subsea application designed in unison for optimal performance. A Fasani slab gate valve and a Biffi h...

Cameron Launches Enhanced Nozzle Check Valve: Cameron Launches Enhanced ENTECH™ DRV-BN Non-Slam Nozzle Check Valve

Cameron's re-designed ENTECH DRV-BN Nozzle Check Valve introduces a modularity that allows for customized solutions, in-field reconfiguration and a consistent spring force mechanis...

50 Years of Value in Every Solent & Pratt Valve

A commitment to understanding our customers’ most critical needs and pioneering highly engineered solutions that deliver profound, transformational value is the standard at Solent ...

Rotork Valvekits service enhanced by new investment

Rotork Valvekits, manufacturer of a wide range of quality products and components associated with the valve and actuator package, has recently invested over £100,000 on new product...

Rotork delivers first orders for gearboxes built in India

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation refinery is the destination for the first major order for manual valve gearboxes to be built at the Rotork Gears factory at Jigani in Bangalore....

Shuttle Ball Diplomacy!: New innovation from Pressure Tech takes the pressure off the chattering classes

It may be annoying in the library. However, in water glycol and other hydraulic systems chattering - or unstable frequency resonance - can be seriously bad news. Now for the good n...

Rotork’s latest valve actuation and control technologies: Site Services upgrade at Europoort terminal introduces Rotork’s latest valve actuation and control technologies

The Maatschap Europoort Terminal (MET), one of Rotterdam’s busiest terminals, handles 18 million tonnes of crude oil each year. The oil is delivered, stored and blended in the tank...

Power station upgrade introduces Rotork CVA

Gothenburg Energy is western Sweden’s leading energy company, providing energy services, heating, cooling, natural gas, electricity and broadband. At one of its power stations the ...

Rotork’s ‘smart’ electro-hydraulic actuator: Rotork’s ‘smart’ electro-hydraulic actuator selected for Turkish pipeline valve upgrade

The 600 mile Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline in Turkey is Iraq’s largest crude oil export line, capable of carrying over 1.5 b/d from northern Iraq to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranea...

Precision seals for high containment ChargePoint valves

As API potency levels continue to rise so too is the degree of co-operation between containment equipment maker and seal manufacturer. For split butterfly valve maker, ChargePoint ...

Rotork actuators for metering pump sets

Rotork’s activities with metering pump sets continue to grow as manufacturers incorporate Rotork electric valve actuators within standard products and packaged plants. The meter...

Benefits of Rotork Actuation for Vital Refining Process: Test and development co-operation confirms the benefits of Rotork actuation for vital refining process

Expansion turbine – also known as ‘turbo expander’ - technology performs a critical function in the upstream processing of natural gas. Expansion turbines are generally used in low...

Leeds Valve Help Jersey Go Green

Leeds Valve is assisting the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) and the States of Jersey in a major £105 million Energy from Waste project that will provide clean, green energy to th...

Tyco Launches Series 300 Ultra-Seal Ball Valves

Tyco, the global leader in flow control, introduces the Series 300 range of Ultra-Seal ball valves. Designed and manufactured by Hindle Cockburns in Leeds, United Kingdom, the Seri...

British Energy Training Incorporates AUMA Actuation

A systematic approach to training at British Energy, part of EDF Energy, incorporates actuation education. Over 400 AUMA actuators are installed on the utility’s sites including Hi...

Solent & Pratt appoint new Business Manager Control and Automation

Ken Winpenny has been appointed to the role of Business Manager Control and Automation for Solent & Pratt, a business unit of Curtiss Wright Flow Control Company. Ken will manage t...

Zoedale Product Launch Success: First orders Delivered following Valve World Product launch

Zoedale Plc has just taken delivery of their first orders for the new Bernard Controls STX Intelligent Explosion Proof Electric Actuators following the successful launch of the pro...

Metso’s Service Network: New Service Centre in UK continues to strengthen Metso’s service network

Metso’s global service network is continuously growing, as more and more customers get to know the service offering Metso has for valve maintenance. Metso serves customers in many ...

Saunders XA Improved Lead Time: CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Proudly Announces Improved Lead Time for New SAUNDERS® XA Diaphragm

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, Saunders® is pleased to announce a significantly improved lead time of four weeks for its newly launched Saunders® XA Diaphragm. A leading provide...

Exeeco awarded ‘top marks’ : Exeeco awarded ‘top marks’ for boiler control valve upgrade at Glasgow University

“The team at Exeeco served our requirements very well from initial enquiry through to completion. They attended to queries satisfactorily both in writing and site visits.” These...

Rotork valve automation at solar power plants includes retrofit upgrade

With a generating capacity of 432 MW, Spain is now the world’s largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough techno...

Improved fire protection at the Royal Mint: Extended scope contract secures improved fire protection at the Royal Mint

The Rotork Site Services contract to install an automated shutdown system on the gas main has secured improved safety and fire protection for the Royal Mint, at Llantrisant in Sout...

The Trusted Brands of CRANE

With more than 40 locations around the world, CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions is one of the leading providers of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwid...

Maher Hosts BAE Forum

As a long established supplier of BAE Systems Marine, Maher Ltd was proud to play host to BAE’s most recent Submarine Supplier Forum. The forums are a key way in which BAE communic...

Economical High Temperature Control Valves

Leeds Valve have established an area where their low cost high temperature valves meet a distinct market need. There are certain applications where the fully rated shut off capa...

K Controls Company Profile: Since 1995 K Controls has specialised in the design and manufacture of networking, monitoring and control equipment for valves, actuators and dampers.

K Controls is celebrating 30 years in business. The company was established in 1981 by associate valve distributor Ivco Process Valves (IPV) following the acquisition of the indust...

Vortex Valves and IPL - Your Partners in Process: International Procurement Limited (IPL) is pleased to announce the agreement to become the UK agents for Vortex Valves.

The Vortex valve range includes Slide gates, Roller gates, Diverters, Iris valves and metering controls, and can be used on Powder and dusts, granules, pellets and abrasives You...

James Walker offers large-section RGD capability: The latest Norsok tests carried out on James Walker’s New Generation FR68/90 fluoroelastomer have returned a perfect ‘0000’ rating for a 10.00mm secti

No compromise The material was launched in August this year with a clear performance advantage over the best options currently available, the pre-launch test programme at that tim...

Hardide CVD Coating as Hard Chrome Plating Replacement: Paper presented at Valve World 2010

Dr Yuri Zhuk, technical director of Hardide Coatings presented a paper at Valve World 2010 on Wednesday 1 December on the development of Hardide-A CVD coating as a replacement to h...

Paladon Systems Release the PST Controller: Automatic partial stroke testing for hydraulically actuated valves

Paladon Systems is pleased to announce the release of their PST Controller. Designed for either quarter-turn or linear hydraulically actuated valve systems, the PST Controller all...

Hardide Captures Chemical Process with ATEX Certified Digital Camera

Hardide Coatings, global developer of patented metal coatings, is using a new anti-hazard digital camera from CorDEX Instruments to capture chemical processes that have never been ...

Emerson’s Fisher® Control-Disk™ Improves Efficiency : Emerson’s Fisher® Control-Disk™ valves improve throughput and reduce variability at INEOS Chlor plant

Enhanced butterfly valves help plant in Runcorn, United Kingdom, avoid six unplanned shutdowns and save an estimated 450,000 Euros INEOS Chlor, a major European producer of chlo...

New Sales Manager appointment at BEL Valves Ltd

BEL Valves is committed to building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with its customers and in recognition of this objective has recently appointed Nigel Pegram as Sale...

SFC Celebrates Twenty-Five Years

Smith Flow Control (SFC) celebrates twenty-five years of operation this month, providing engineered safety systems for hazardous valve operations in the Oil & Gas and chemical proc...

Explosion Proof Limit Switch Box

Kinetrol have recognised the increasing demand for limit switch boxes to provide a remote indication on the status of valves operating in extremely hazardous areas. To meet this de...

Flowserve Announces Valve Orders: Flowserve Announces Multimillion-Dollar Valve Orders from China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corp.

Flowserve Corporation has recently announced two multimillion-dollar orders from China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNPE) and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corp. (CNEIC) for...

Single phase solution from AUMA

AUMA has announced the development of single phase motors for explosion proof, multi-turn actuators. Supporting the AUMA SA Ex actuator range with output torques up to 1,000 Nm, th...

AUMA Helps Power Station Protect Opertators

An oil fired power station approached AUMA actuators to provide protection for operators of a public access footbridge. Spanning an inlet channel for tankers, the bridge is manu...

Flowserve increase Nuclear Manufacturing Capabilities: Springville Facility Certification Increases Flowserve’s Nuclear Manufacturing Capabilities

Flowserve Corporation recently announced it had received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) N and NPT nuclear approvals to construct Class 1, 2 and 3 valves at Flo...

Stored Energy and Corrosion – An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Control Valve Solutions’ (CVS) Managing Director, Mick Beavers, is an advocate of full life valve management and was alarmed by some of the findings of a recent study by the Health...

Bifold’s innovative Solenoid Valve Housing: Bifold Design a Free to Rotate Solenoid Housing for Easy Cable Layout and Ease of Wiring

A new highly distinctive design concept now allows Bifold’s Solenoid Valve Housing to Freely Rotate 360°, enabling easy cable layout and ease of connection wiring. The solenoid int...

AUMA Spearheads Block Stop Solution

AUMA has developed new block stop technology for its worm gearboxes. The actuator manufacturer invests heavily in ongoing R&D: as part of this process, an engineering initiative ha...

AUMA Establishes New Subsidiaries

AUMA, the manufacturer and supplier of modular electric actuators, has established new subsidiaries in the Middle East (Bahrain) and Brazil. With 19 subsidiary operations, the new ...

Crane Valves Save Energy for Domino’s Pizza

Commissioning valve units, strainers and associated products from Crane Fluid Systems (http://www.cranefs.com) have been installed at the commissary recently built for Domino’s Piz...

Truflo Marine attends the ‘Launch of Duncan’

In Autumn 2010, representatives from Truflo Marine Limited were most honoured to attend the launch of Duncan, the sixth-of-class Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer. The Type 45 Des...

Interesting Times

‘May you live in interesting times’ is purported to be an ancient Chinese curse, or perhaps a proverb, depending upon who’s theories you subscribe to. Either way it generally means...

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

Princes of Wales are highly topical at the moment, so here Rob Bartlett is pictured wearing a BVAA hat at the castle where investitures take place – but do you know where it is? Th...

BVAA at Valve World 2012: The proposed Group Stand at Valve World.

Plans are at an advanced stage for a BVAA Group Stand at Valve World 2012. Working closely with Dusseldorf Messe, Platform Europe and Show Carriage, BVAA will take a small number o...

Like a Free Users’ Manual?

Just sign up for a BVAA Training Course! From May 2011 onwards, BVAA will be issuing every BVAA course attendee with a free copy of the latest, 6th Edition Valve & Actuator Users’ ...

Actuator Co-operation at BVAA

On 8th March, BVAA hosted a joint meeting of the BVAA and BSI Actuators WGs at BVAA HQ, Banbury (UK). Important changes are being proposed to the mounting interface standards ISO 5...

Marketing at BVAA HQ: BVAA’s Marketing Committee

On 5th April 2010 BVAA hosted another meeting of the association’s Marketing Committee at our Banbury offices. The marketing function of the BVAA has grown massively in recent year...

Executive and Yorkshire Regional Meeting

On 14/15 March, the BVAA Yorkshire Regional Meeting took place in conjunction with a regular meeting of the BVAA Executive Committee. Always popular, these dinners are a welcome so...

More New Members!

Other new members include: Sipos Aktorik Robert Cort Ltd CPI Systems Flowstream International Mogas San Precision Engineering Ltd 3B Controls Ltd ...

Adanac Midlands Opens Its Doors

Adanac have recently marked the opening of Midlands Sales office. After continued growth and investment, it was seen as a necessary step for Adanac to have a Midlands base from whi...

ASCO Numatics New Catalogue

ASCO Numatics new catalogue covers pilot valves and systems for the process industry. World leader ASCO Numatics had announced a major new catalogue covering its comprehensive r...

Industry welcomes Office for Nuclear Regulation: The UK Nuclear Industry has warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement of the creation of an independent Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Keith Parker, chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association commented: “We believe it is vital if the UK is to deal effectively with the new challenges resulting from the ...

AUMA Production Manager Celebrates 25 Years Service

Production Manager for AUMA’s UK subsidiary, Jim Mills, has celebrated 25 years working for the manufacturer of modular electric actuators. Company growth over the last quarter cen...

PPE’s Taste and Taint Free Elastomer Seal

Taste and taint free, the new sealing material for potable water from Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a unit of IDEX Corp., meets the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) ...

Updated Cee Vee!

Cee Vee Ltd recently joined the BVAA, and already has some exciting news regarding one of their major suppliers. Cee Vee is the UK distributor for Finnish valve manufacturer Hög...

Rotork’s Automation Project: Valve automation delivers centralised monitoring and control to pipeline network

A programme of valve motorisation is a central feature of an extensive automation project that will obtain, store and process data in real time from a network of liquid hydrocarbon...

Flowserve ValveSight available for Limitorque actuators

Flowserve have recently announced the release of Flowserve ValveSight™ for the Limitorque MX/QX family of smart electric actuators. ValveSight for Limitorque provides enhanced diag...

Emerson enhances Fisher® GX Control Valve Range

Emerson enhances Fisher® GX Control valve range, making it suitable for wider range of applications Severe service trim capabilities, cryogenic construction and a PSA version ad...

KKI signs Brazil agreement

Brighouse-based KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) has signed a five-year agency agreement with Brazilian firm RTS Valvulas that will help KKI to increase its presence in Brazil. The deal will...

SIPOS’ subterranean solution

Latest underground conduction systems are being supported by SIPOS Aktorik’s actuators. A new design uses concrete rings as an alternative to shafts and tunnels. Requiring no maint...

Shipham Launch New Composite Valve Range

Shipham Valves acquisition of the AVT product range in 2008 displayed the company’s commitment and determination to remain at the forefront of materials technologies for valves for...

Severe Punishments for Counterfeiting

The Weir Group announces an historic Chinese court decision against counterfeiters In May 2011, a Chinese Court handed down criminal sentences and monetary fines of unpreceden...

Rotork CVA Selected For Demanding Control Valve Duty

A power station in New Hampshire which burns both natural gas and low sulphur fuel oil has installed a Rotork CVA electric control valve actuator to help reduce maintenance costs a...

Robert Cort joins the Flow Group

Robert Cort, the Reading-based manufacturer of pipeline ball and gate valves, has been acquired by the Yorkshire-based Flow Group Ltd, suppliers of specialist valve solutions to th...

New Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve: New Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve Helps Control Noise and Cavitation

Flowserve Corporation recently introduced the new Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve (TMCBV), which is designed to reduce noise, control cavitation and provide i...

Rotork’s latest electro-hydraulic valve actuators

The Rotork Skilmatic self-contained electro-hydraulic valve actuator range combines the simplicity of electrical operation with the precision of hydraulic actuation and the reliabi...

New Non-Executive Director for Hardide Coatings : Former oil industry entrepreneur Bruce Robinson appointed

Hardide Coatings, the advanced metal surface coatings company, has appointed Bruce Robinson as a non-executive Director. Mr Robinson brings extensive experience of the internati...

Heap & Partners - And the winner is…

Miss Debby Soetan, a Biofuels research engineer at Heap & Partners has won a national engineering award and the prize is a trip around the World!! Every year the Institute of En...

The Fastest Ever Valve Manufacture?

John Mills Valves, the Newcastle-based non-ferrous valve manufacturer with its own foundry, is renowned for being able to make valves on short leadtimes, and recently they achieved...

Rotork Expands Training Facilities

Rotork’s comprehensive valve actuation training activities have expanded with the opening of purpose-built facilities at Rotork Singapore in response to the continuous growth of Ro...

Pressure Tech... alongside Haskel at OTC

There’s a major breakthrough for innovative UK regulator manufacturers Pressure Tech as they have been invited to exhibit alongside giant US corporation Haskel at OTC in Houston on...

Midland-ACS launches Pressure Regulator

Midland-ACS launches a high-integrity pressure regulator for the pneumatic control systems that are widely used for valve actuation in the oil, gas and other processing industries....

AUMA Expands Training Services

Supporting AUMA’s expansion of its training services for actuation, a dedicated facility has been established at AUMA’s new UK premises. Additionally, Steve Farrow, who first joine...

PPE Presses Ahead to Meet Global Customer Demand: Increased Production Capacity Will Serve Customers Better

High performance seals manufacturer, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a Unit of IDEX Corp., has invested in new production equipment to meet growing demand for Endura seals by ...

John Mills Valves appoint New Sales Manager

John Mills Valves, the non-ferrous valve manufacturer for offshore, marine and industrial valve solutions, has appointed Brett Armer as Sales Manager to extend the range of custome...

Enhanced Actuator Services Offered by AUMA UK

Relocation to new premises by AUMA UK has given the company an opportunity to introduce defined manufacturing cells, a new paint spray booth and expanded packing / despatch areas. ...

Hardide Captures Chemical Process with ATEX Certified Digital Camera

Hardide Coatings, global developer of patented metal coatings, is using a new anti-hazard digital camera from CorDEX Instruments to capture chemical processes that have never bee...

The World’s Largest Gate Valve in Nickel Aluminium Bronze?

Commissioned in 2010 by global EPC contractor Technip, based in Abu Dhabi, Shipham Valves have successfully manufactured a number of large diameter (28" up to 46" Class 150) gate v...

Weir Celebrates 140 Years of Innovative Engineering

2011 marks the 140th anniversary of FTSE 100 engineering company, The Weir Group PLC It was in 1871 that brothers George and James Weir set up the engineering firm of G & J Weir...

Emerson expands cryogenic valve testing: Emerson expands cryogenic valve testing to meet growing demand for LNG applications

Emerson Process Management has expanded the test facilities at its control valve manufacturing plant at Cernay, France to include tests at cryogenic temperatures. The tests are sui...

Control Valve Actuators: Their Impact on Control and Variability

By Chris Warnett, Rotork Process Controls In a process plant, the general function of a control valve is to restrict the opening of the valve so it affects the flow or pressure...

Apprentices Join KOSO Kent Introl

Yorkshire-based engineering firm, KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), has taken on four new apprentice engineers, offering them the opportunity to develop specialist engineering skills, whilst...

Gometrics Appoints Pressure Tech

Leading Spanish distributor GoMetrics has appointed UK regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech to supply the important Spanish market. This is a significant move by the Barcelona-...

Rotork’s Compact Automatic Filter Enables Final Effluent Recycling

A compact Rotork actuated automatic backwashing filter is providing reliable, efficient and economical filtration of final effluent for drum thickener washing duty at a sewage trea...

Leeds Valve appoint new Sales Manager

Leeds Valve, world leaders in the manufacture and supply of butterfly valves for niche applications, has appointed David Cartlidge as Sales Manager to develop global markets. Da...

Crane’s New XOMOX® XLB Lined Ball Valve: Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Launches New XOMOX® XLB Lined Ball Valve

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, XOMOX® recently announced that is has started shipping its new XLB Lined Ball Valve. The patented design of this new global lined ball valve (GLBV...

Adanac - 25 years and still going strong!: Adanac co-founder Michael Ball reflects on the last 25 years. From humble beginnings to global supply

Adanac commenced trading nearly 25 years ago on Dec 1st 1986, formed by Michael and Susan Ball following their return from Canada, with some initial assistance from Susan’s father,...

Shipham Valves gains UL/FM listings for Ni Aluminium Bronze Gate Valves

Shipham Valves have successfully gained UL/FM listing for a range of Ni Aluminium Bronze Gate Valves (2" to 16" port diameter Class 150/300) that formed part of a multi-million dol...

K Controls New Valve Position Monitor

K Controls announce an important addition to their range of valve position monitors for use in hazardous atmospheres and hostile environments The 007-100 Exd IIC Position Monito...

Emerson Expands Fieldvue™ Digital Valve Controllers

Emerson expands Fieldvue™ digital valve controllers to include FDT/DTM system interface. Easily integrated with all process control host systems Emerson’s Fisher® FIELDVUE digit...

A Model of British Manufacturing: Koso Kent Introl

Recently, much has been made of the fact that manufacturing is leading the way in Britain’s fragile economic recovery, and that this sector is embracing the need to invest, in or...

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™: Executive Elected to BVAA Executive Committee

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ is pleased to announce that David Jones, Vice President and General Manager of its Saunders brand, has been elected to stand on the British Valve &...

Tyco’s New Literature for Oil and Gas Industry

Tyco Valves & Controls has released new literature for its specialist range of subsea valves & actuators used in the oil and gas industry. Two new brochures, Tyco Subsea Valve Solu...

Leeds Valve help Jersey Go Green

Leeds Valve is assisting the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) and the States of Jersey in a major £105 million Energy from Waste project that will provide clean, green energy to th...

Rotork RC200 valve actuators: Croatian water treatment plant selects Rotork RC200 valve actuators

Rotork RC200 series pneumatic actuators have been installed for valve control and operation in a new water treatment plant at the Sisak Power Plant, south of Zagreb in Croatia. ...

Pressure Tech is Going Places

Derbyshire-based regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech is on the move, in more ways than one. First, the rapidly-growing company has outgrown its existing headquarters and is moving...

Zoedale Expand Valve Range: Zoedale Plc is pleased to announce the expansion of the highly successful Magnatrol Solenoid Valve range

Since it was established in 1976, Zoedale Plc has been recognised in the UK solenoid valve market place for their extremely successful cryogenic solenoid valves for liquid oxygen (...

Rotork Profibus DTM Receives Certification

The Rotork Device Type Manager (DTM), providing enhanced commissioning and asset management benefits for Profibus-enabled Rotork valve actuators, has received Certification fro...

Emerson Appoints Excel as Approved Repairer of Fisher® Valves

Excel to provide factory-specified, workshop-based repairs using genuine Fisher parts Emerson Process Management has recently appointed Excel Engineering Services as an approved...

Expanding CVS’ Sales Manager Under The Spotlight

Control Valve Solutions’ 5 year growth plan is on target following another set of exceptional year end results. The company continues to expand with more staff for its ISO 9001:200...

Hardide Coatings appoints Projects Manager to assist diversification and growth plans

Hardide Coatings has appointed Phil Lund as projects manager to accelerate the conversion of development projects across a range of industry sectors into commercial sales. Mr Lu...

Economical High Temperature Control Valves

Leeds Valve has established an area where their low cost high temperature valves meet a distinct market need. There are certain applications where the fully rated shut off capabili...

Arc Energy Resources Company Profile

Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding services. This provides the ideal solution against corrosion and wear for the protection of val...

Whose Terminology?

A clearly defined and understood language is an essential requirement within any industry so that all participants including manufacturers, engineering consultants, purchasers, dis...

Off to Offshore!: by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Welcome to this latest edition of Valve User magazine, which has been produced especially for Offshore Europe 2011. ‘OE’ - the bi-annual Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Abe...

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

We never ceased to be amazed at how well travelled the BVAA Hat has become! Here Dave Bowen, Business Development Manager for Shipham Valves, is photographed... well where? There’s...

Managing Commercial Risk

The BVAA is launching a new course entitled ‘An Introduction to Managing Commercial Risk, Contracts & Agreements.’ This one day training session is designed to raise awareness ...

Multi-Event at Celtic Manor!

On the 6/7th July, BVAA combined a regional meeting and dinner with the Association’s management meetings at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. The venue proved a real hit with members,...

Combined BVAA / BSI

On 12th July, BVAA hosted another combined meeting of the BVAA and BSI valve technical groups at BVAA HQ, Banbury. Following on from similar recent events, this meeting merged the ...

BVAA Expands!

Due to increased demand for the BVAA training courses, we have recently agreed to double the size of the BVAA HQ in Banbury. The existing offices will be converted into a large...

Valve World 2012, &

BVAA have already made plans for a BVAA Membersonly Group Stand at Valve Word Dusseldorf in 2012, but following on from the success of the VW Americas show, it is also our intentio...

More New Members!:

BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include: -...

Adanac completes 1000th Fugitive Emissions test

On 7th July 2011, Adanac carried out our 1000th Fugitive Emissions test. After completing our first test in May 2004, we have never looked back! ‘Fugitive emissions’ are emissio...

EPSG Ethernet POWERLINK Conference visits the UK

Free conference shows how a consistent and well integrated solution of robotics, machine vision, pneumatics and motion and control, could boost your automation performance To pr...

Emerson enhances control valve sizing & selection software: Fisher® Specification Manager software update adds flexibility and speed

Emerson Process Management has released an updated version of its Fisher® Specification Manager software, enhancing ease of use and adding flexibility to this widely-utilised valve...

Flowserve Announces Limitorque QXM Smart Valve Actuator: New Design Helps Lower Total Cost of Ownership for a Variety of Applications

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced the availability of the Flowserve Limitorq...

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Relocates Headquarters

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® is pleased to announce the new location of its head office to 4526 Research Forest Drive, Suite 400, The Woodlands, TX 77381 (USA). The new 20,000 squa...

ARC Energy: Increasing the life expectancy of valves & actuators

Corrosion is the ultimate dirty word, leading to a waste of precious natural resources and creating problems for those entrusted with the processing and handling of aggressive liqu...

BEL Valves - Going in deep: by Chris Williamson, Director of Product Development

Oil and gas operators are increasingly seeking to explore and develop reserves in deeper waters, at higher pressures and temperatures and in more onerous conditions. But what are t...

CPI - Composite Valves Come of Age!

With 32 Years of continuous production and over 300,000 valves in use worldwide, CPI’s supplier Nil-Cor have built up a wealth of experience. Since making its first Composite Ba...

New Era for Econosto in the UK

A lot happens in two years. At the last Offshore Europe exhibition in 2009, no-one at Econosto UK could have predicted the deluge of new product opportunities that was to come. Dut...

CPI - Light Weight Valves for Hypochlorite Service

Nil-Cor 410 Advanced Composite was specially formulated to provide a valve material that would provide maximum corrosion resistance when handling Sodium Hypochlorite and difficult ...

Hardide coated ball valves pass ISO 10497 fire test

Hardide Coatings’ ultra-hard tungsten carbide CVD coating has passed BS EN ISO 10497 fire-testing on several sizes of metal-seated ball valves designed and manufactured by Aberdeen...

PPE - BioFuels Acidity Poses Storage Risk

The higher acidity of biofuels, compared with traditional oil-based fuels, will increase the risk of leaks in equipment used to store and handle the fuels, according to high perfor...

CPI - Composite Pneumatic Actuators Resist External Corrosion

In the past Epoxy Filled Composite Actuators have been used as an alternative to Epoxy Coated Aluminium Actuators in areas where external corrosion is a problem. CPI (Pneumatics) L...

Practical use of Detonation Flame Arresters

The use of detonation arresters as a means of explosion protection in industries handling flammable liquids, vapours and gases is widespread but is often widely misunderstood - a s...

Emerson Actuator Works Faultlessly After 20 Years

Emerson Actuator Works Faultlessly After 20 Years in Arduous Offshore DUTY - Installed on riser ESD valve, the actuator was the most powerful of its type at time of installation. ...

Testing times at KKI

Valve testing has come a long way since Koso Kent Introl built it first bespoke test facility in the yard of its Factory 2 site in Brighouse, back in the 1980s. The ‘giraffe ho...

K Controls - Sub-Sea Valve Actuator Position Monitors

K Controls manufactures an extensive range of subsea valve actuator position monitors for on/off or modulating applications. The maximum depth of submersion for different versions ...

Selecting Elastomers For High Pressure, Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) Applications

In applications where RGD is a possibility, valve OEMs and end-users require parts moulded from elastomers designed and proven to be resistant to this mode of failure. As a gen...

Addressing Explosion Protection for Offshore Actuation

With electric valve operation playing a key role in oilfield applications, AUMA has observed that the ability to perform in hazardous areas is essential to product design. In this ...

Valve World Americas 2011: A Review by Christian Borrmann, Valve World magazine

After years of requests from both valve companies and end-users, on 21 & 22 June 2011 the premiere staging of Valve World Conference & Expo Americas took place in Houston, Texas. T...

Tyco Flow Control Develops Custom- Designed Bled Steam Check Valves

Tyco Flow Control has developed an advanced Fasani bled steam check valve specifically for supercritical coal-fired power stations. The valve was customengineered for a major turbi...

Pressure Tech in clov-er in S.Korea

Rapidly expanding UK regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech has secured a further large order from the lucrative South Korean market. A major supplier of actuator control systems for...

Hobbs Fire Safe Nickel Aluminium Bronze Valves

Hobbs Valve are proud to announce that we been awarded the Lloyds Register Inspection Certificate for Fire Safe Nickel Aluminium Bronze Valves. As a result of this accreditatio...

Crane Take Part in Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition: Crane ChemPharma and Crane Energy Flow Solutions Take Part in Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ and Crane Energy Flow Solutions®, leading providers of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, are pleased to announc...

Emerson’s New Pinch Valve: New pinch valve from Emerson now allows automated control of low volume, clean and sterile liquids

Emerson Process Management introduces its Baumann™ 85000 sanitary pinch valve for low flow rate, low pressure control of sterile liquids within both the biotechnical and pharmaceut...

Crane Co. Acquires W.T. Armatur Gmbh & Co. KG

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, a Crane Co. business and a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, is pleased to announce its ac...

Review of RFID Technology For The Offshore Industry: In 2010 the RFID market growth was 14%. Interest in the Offshore Industry and associated Service Companies is gathering momentum.

In brief, RFID technology is proving to be successful and is definitely here to stay as it offers full traceability of assets such as drilling equipment, mechanical equipment, tool...

Koso Kent Introl, Opens Third Factory

Koso Kent Introl (KKI), is making a sevenfigure investment in its business that will increase manufacturing capacity, improve process efficiencies and maintain quality excellence, ...

Crane Launches New Lined Pipe System: Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ launches new lined pipe system for extreme temperatures - Resistoflex®ATL PTFE advanced technology liner

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, recently announced the introduction of its new Resistofl...

ASCO Numatics Introduces ATEX Certified Valve Islands: ASCO Numatics introduces ATEX certified valve islands for mounting in fieldbus remote I/O cabinets. Unique features enable easier installation, commis

ASCO Numatics introduces an ATEX certified solenoid valve manifold that is ideally suited to installation in cabinets containing fieldbus remote I/O. The valve island is ATEX Certi...

Nuclear Industry Welcomes “Clear” Government Energy Framework: The UK’s civil nuclear trade association has welcomed today’s publication of the Government’s finalised National Policy Statements (NPS) following ext

The NPS provide a “clear pathway” for the UK’s energy future, according to Keith Parker, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association. He welcomed their publication, whi...

Rotork CVA Electric Actuators Guards Against Oil Spillages: Failsafe duty for Rotork CVA electric actuators guards against accidental oil spillages

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuator is providing a critical failsafe function on packaged oil-water separator (dewatering) units supplied to a refinery in Antwe...

Emerson Supplies Over 1000 Control Valves: Emerson Supplies Over 1000 control valves to help extend life of one of the world’s largest natural gas fields

NAM maximises gas production and centralises control of production using Emerson’s Fisher® control valves and AMS ValveLink™ predictive maintenance software. Emerson Process Ma...

ASCO Numatics Announces ATEX Approval for Valve Islands With G3 Electronics

ASCO Numatics announces that its Series 2005 valve islands with G3 electronics are now certified to ATEX category 3 zone 2-22 for explosive atmospheres, enabling the benefits of th...

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

A brief review of Valve Casting Weld repairs by Barrie Kirkman, BSc CEng MIMech, Executive Consultant to the Offshore, Petrochemical and Chemical Industry A brief review of valv...

Acquisition of Long-Standing Agent Creates Rotork Norway

Rotork is pleased to announce the acquisition of Valco Valves and Automation AS, the group’s long-standing sales and service agent in Norway Valco Valves and Automation, which w...

Crane at First Valve World Americas Conference & Expo: Crane Flow Solutions showcases breadth of industry solutions at First Valve World Americas Conference & Expo

Featuring products from their extensive line of products for fluid handling applications in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, power and refining industries, Crane ChemPharma ...

Croatian Water Treatment Plant Chooses Rotork Valve Actuators

Rotork RC200 series pneumatic actuators have been installed for valve control and operation in a new water treatment plant at the Sisak Power Plant, south of Zagreb in Croatia. ...

Flowserve Signs agreement With Brazilian Pulp Plant: Flowserve announces agreement to provide valves for brazilian pulp plant

Flowserve Corporation recently announced it has signed a purchase agreement with Eldorado Celulose e Papel, S.A., a Brazilian pulp company, to supply control and on-off valves for ...

Hobbs Valve Provide The Solution Yet Again

Hobbs Valve can now offer a product suitable for Fire Safe Certified Applications free of graphite eliminating the potential for Galvanic Corrosion between Duplex Valves and Graphi...

Alpha Controls’ Range of Accessories

To complement our range of Pneumatic Rack and Pinion Actuators take a look at of comprehensive range of Accessories. Switch boxes, Double Magnetic Sensors for Namur mount - Saf...

Colson – A Company Profile

A West Yorkshire based valve manufacturer is on the move again. Colson Industries Ltd who are one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of instrumentation and bespoke ...

Rotork Delivers Isolating And Control Valve Actuation: Rotork delivers all-electric isolating and control valve actuation for gas plants

Rotork actuators are fulfilling the all-electric specification for valve control on new gas dehydration units constructed at seven sites in the Transylvanian region of Romania. The...

Flowserve Certified By Saudi Aramco: Flowserve announces certification to supply control valves to Saudi Aramco

Flowserve Corporation recently announced that its manufacturing plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, operated by Flowserve Abahsain Flow Control Company Ltd. (FLS/ABA), has been certifie...

Alpha Controls Ltd

Alpha Controls Ltd is committed to excellent customer service and has established partnerships with many major companies throughout the engineering industry in our 40+ year history...

Total Carbide’s intraformTM Process Opens New Design Possibilities

BVAA member Total Carbide is launching a new process to produce tungsten carbide components with complex internal forms for use in harsh environments such as valves operating in hi...

Generic Review of Valve Issues Facing The End User Today

I am now in my 40th year in the industry and would like to share some generic data concerning issues facing the industry today. General valve issue data The data for issues exp...

Rotork Actuators in Waste Water Treatment Project: Rotork valve actuators in ‘landmark’ waste water treatment project

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric valve actuation technology will assist the operation of the largest and most advanced waste water treatment, water reuse and sludge treatment plan...

Induchem Partners With MOGAS to represent FlexStream® Technology in Scotland

Induchem (UK) Limited and MOGAS Industries, Ltd. have made a representation agreement enabling Induchem to represent MOGAS’ high performance FlexStream® severe service control valv...

New Metso valve selection software Nelprof 6: First on the market for safety valve optimisation

Complete selection tool for all intelligent automated process valves Metso has released Nelprof 6 valve sizing software. The new version extends earlier Nelprof™ versions with tw...

CVS Appointed Fisher Approved Service Provider

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) is now one of only four companies in the UK certified through Emerson as a Fisher Approved Service Provider (FASP) for its purpose built control valve...

May Breaks All Records at Pressure Tech

Forget the British weather. At Derbyshire-based regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech, May has broken all records – for orders! The eleven year old company’s previous best month ...

All Change!: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

All around us the financial world seems in turmoil, with the Euro-zone in particular looking set for major remodelling it seems. In the real world however, where people still deman...

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

The BVAA Hat continues its travels around the world and making personal appearances at charitable events. Pictured here are the ladies from Heap & Partners resplendent in hats – we...

More New Members!

BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include: -...

Tim Bessex Joins as Sales Director for Rotork Controls Ltd: Rotork is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Sales Director, Tim Bessex.

Tim will be based at Rotork’s head office in Bath and will be responsible for global sales for Rotork Controls, the electric valve actuation division. He will be building on the su...

ASCO’s Valves Used in Patented Braking System

Modern trailers, caravans and horseboxes are designed to be stable and safe to tow, they feature a specially designed chassis with suspension and efficient brakes. Even so, as any ...

SIPOS Attracts GKM

SIPOS Aktorik announces its largest order to date for its encoder version, non intrusive (NI) actuator. The contract win for one thousand actuators was awarded by Siemens for block...

Adanac’s top entry ball valve

Adanac have been involved in cryogenics since 1986. Over this time period Adanac had developed an understanding of how materials behave and perform at such extreme temperatures and...

Emerson’s First Global Users Exchange in Europe: Three day event in Düsseldorf, Germany aims to help Emerson users improve efficiency and reduce costs with enhanced automation

Themed “Exchanging Ideas. Creating Solutions”, the three day event will run from 29-31 May 2012 at the Hotel Maritim, Düsseldorf, Germany. Tailored to meet the needs of users in Eu...

Zoedale Supplying Explosion Proof Solutions Worldwide

A great deal of research has gone into the new design of these quarter-turn and multi-turn electric actuators, in fact over a two year period, customer and end user requirement exp...

Cameron International Valves’ New Appointment

International Valves Ltd, part of the Cameron Distributed Valves division, are pleased to announce the appointment of Frankie McCarthy to the position of Account Manager, for North...

Actuation Upgrade Improves Power Station Combustion

Rotork electric modulating actuators have been installed in an upgrade at the RWE npower Fawley Power Station in southern England. Built in the late 1960s, the oil-fired station is...

AUMA Donates to Nuclear Power Academy

AUMA, the manufacturer of modular electric actuators, has donated actuation technology to support a training Academy for EDF Energy’s existing nuclear power plants (EDF Energy - Ex...

AUMA Achieves Award Nomination: AUMA Achieves European Business Award Nomination

AUMA is now being reviewed as part of an assessment procedure for short listed companies – measures include demonstration of exceptional innovation strategies, growth and market le...

Adanac Release Flexi-Jacket

Many industrial processes require the storage and transfer of fluids through piping, valves and equipment. Often these fluids such as liquids, gases and vapours have inherent tempe...

Rotork’s ‘One-Stop Actuation Shop’: Rotork is ‘one-stop actuation shop’ for storage tank expansion project

Introduction Rotork has demonstrated its ability to be a onestop shop for valve actuation products and services for an oil storage tank expansion project in Holland. Rotork’s acti...

Bray Awarded Major Contract

Shell and Bray executive teams have signed a fiveyear global Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) that identifies Bray International as a supplier of more than 2500 line items of B...

SIPOS’ Actuator Retrofit

SIPOS Aktorik has completed a comprehensive actuator retrofit for E.ON’s German power plant, Franken 1. In just four weeks, 80 pipeline valves were replaced, 120 original actuators...

Orange Instruments Ltd – a Company Profile

Orange Instruments has been involved in the industrial electrical/electronics industry since our formation in 1975. We design, manufacture and supply a range of industrial electric...

CeeVee’s Butterfly Valve: Unique performance from a double offset metal seated butterfly valve

CeeVee is proud to announce another first for their metal seated Hogfors butterfly valves; produced in an ultra modern facility in Finland the double offset design valve has achiev...

Offshore Europe in focus – Tyco Valves & Controls

With Oil & Gas exploration continuing to push the boundaries of valve and actuator engineering, Tyco Valves & Controls presented its latest solutions to meet the latest demands of ...

Fugitive Emissions – 2011 Market Activity: By Barrie Kirkman, BSc CEng MIMech, BVAA member Executive Consultant to the Offshore, Petrochemical and Chemical Industry

During 2011 there has been much activity in the following international codes: International Codes • ISO 15848 Industrial valves • Measurement, test and qualification procedur...

Schischek Explosion Proof Valve Actuators: Introducing Schischek’s unique range of Explosion Proof Electric Valve Actuators

For over 25 years Schischek have supplied electric explosion proof products worldwide for use in HVAC, Industrial and Offshore applications. The industry proven product range in...

CVS on Expansion Roll

Since March when Control Valve Solutions’ Sales Manager Mac Stevenson started, the company has expanded rapidly as it positions itself as a key player in valve service, repair and ...

Metso’s new Valve Technology Center: The new facility is in line with the company’s long-term strategy to invest in quality and delivery capabilities globally for Metso’s valve customers

Metso’s new Valve Technology Center in the Helsinki region, Finland, was officially opened on 22nd September, 2011. The office building and purposebuilt factory are home base to 80...

SIPOS Sponsors Lecture Series

SIPOS Aktorik has sponsored a series of lectures which form part of an educational programme entitled ‘from force to energy’ at the Nuremberg Education Centre in Germany. Presentat...

SIPOS Expands Service Team

SIPOS Aktorik has undergone a major expansion of its service team. In the last two years, seven new recruits have been appointed to the actuator supplier’s technical support depart...

The Koso Kent Introl Subsea Team: The specialist team helping to solve increasingly tough subsea challenges

Subsea Oil & Gas production is a specialist subject by anyone’s standards. So when operators are designing processes that push the boundaries of previous experience, exploring opti...

Process Line Pickle: Choosing the right Corrosion–Resistant Valve for a Pickling Operation

At a Pickling Operation comprising a series of tanks, through which a coil of steel is pushed, then pulled, the tanks contain varying concentrations of Hydrochloric acid at 88°C. W...

Tyco Supports Global Power Industry: Tyco Flow Control Supports Global Power Industry with Sempell Facility Extension

Tyco Flow Control has announced the completion of a new 2400m2 extension to its Sempell facility in Korschenbroich, Germany. This marks the culmination of more than $25 million inv...

Total Carbide’s New Intraform Process: Produces Complex Internal Forms in Tungsten Carbide Components

Total Carbide, a leading developer of Tungsten Carbide wear parts, introduces a new process that produces tungsten carbide components with complex internal forms for use in harsh e...

CRANE Launches New Interactive Module: CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Launches New Interactive BioPharm Applications Module

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ recently announced the launch of its new BioPharm application module, an addition to its existing www.cranechempharma.com website. The new interact...

Major AUMA order for Arab Emirates

An initiative by the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) to improve its sewerage infrastructure has resulted in an order for 300 modular AUMA electric actuators. A prog...

Rotork’s Actuators for ROSoV Duties: Electro-Hydraulic actuators for Remote Operated Shut-off Valve (ROSoV) duties

Introduction In the nearly six years since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in Hertfordshire much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident shou...

ASCO’s Stainless Steel Pilot Valves: ASCO Numatics introduces stainless steel pilot valves for offshore applications 361 series stainless steel pilot valves feature a unique design that e

ASCO Numatics introduces the 361 series of stainless steel pilot valves featuring a unique design that eliminates “sticking” problems in low cycle demand applications. These proble...

Tyco Pushes the Boundaries in Control Valve Design: Control valve innovation improves pressure regulation whilst reducing cavitation

Tyco Valves & Controls is pushing the boundaries in control valve design and engineering with its Sapag Monovar pressure control valve. With excellent cavitation characteristic...

Zoedale Supplies Actuators for Wastewater Works

Zoedale Plc has recently supplied a large quantity of Valpes VRX and VSX quarter-turn electric actuators together with stainless steel ball valves for operation at several Wastewat...

CPI - No Longer Singing the Blues: Composite valves incorporated into Blue Plains Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant outperform expectations while helping improve operations

The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by the District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (WASA), is the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment facil...

CRANE Presents at Chemical Exhibition: CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Presents Trusted Brands at Khimia 2011 Chemical Industry Exhibition

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ is pleased to announce its participation in the Khimia 2011 Chemical Industry and Sciences Exhibition (October 24- 27; Moscow, Russia, Pavilion 2, ...

Rotork Actuators at London Olympic Park: Rotork valve actuators at the London Olympic Park Energy Centre

Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators have been installed at the London Olympic Park Energy Centre, a combined cooling, heating and power plant incorporating a biomass boiler...

Pressure Tech Lead the Way

Thriving manufacturer of high-pressure regulators to the Oil & Gas industry, Pressure Tech is beating off international competition and lined up as an ambassador for UK manufacturi...

KKI Event Success

Offshore Europe proved to be a great success for Koso Kent Introl last month, according to Sales Director David Limb. The Yorkshire-based control and choke valve company took a...

Emerson Extends Quick Ship Programme: Emerson Extends Quick Ship Programme to Cover Fisher® Valves, Parts and Machined Assemblies

Emerson Process Management announces that its Quick Ship programme has now been extended to cover selected Fisher® valves, assemblies and parts. Quick Ship programme provides a red...

Quality & Integrity - a MOGAS Commitment: MOGAS Industries runs every aspect of the company the same way they design and build valves — with an unwavering commitment to quality and integrity

This has been the MOGAS approach since it was founded in Houston, Texas in 1973. The company has since grown to serve many industries, including power generation, mining, petrochem...

CRANE Celebrates 75th Anniversary: CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Celebrates 75th Anniversary of its Resistoflex® Brand of Lined Piping Products

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ celebrated the 75th anniversary of its Resistoflex® brand. Distributors, end users and employees gathered at the company’s Marion, NC site to parti...

Paul Hopkins Appointed MD for AUMA UK

AUMA, the manufacturer and global supplier of modular electric actuation solutions for valve control applications, has appointed a new Managing Director for its UK subsidiary. Paul...

MetalTek Energy Products Earns Nuclear Accreditations

MetalTek Energy Products (MEP) has been awarded the highest level of ASME accreditation allowing supply of components to the nuclear industry. Those certifications include: • N...

Exeeco APS wins contract for Yorkshire Water: Exeeco APS wins service and repair framework contract for Yorkshire Water’s valve actuators

Yorkshire Water has strengthened its relationship with Exeeco APS (Actuation, Projects & Service), the UK’s largest valve actuator service provider, with the award of a service and...

Orange Instruments Positioners

Orange Instruments’ range of actuator positioners, control ¼ turn and multi-turn electric actuators for continuous or stepping electro-hydraulic systems. The instruments have been ...

Moss Group Automation Selected as Supplier for E.ON

The installation of eighteen electromechanical actuators within the E.ON Power Station at Connah’s Quay is now complete, providing performance benefits and increased safety within ...

Tyco’s Triple Offset Valve

Designed for adaptable use to provide consistent performance and robust operations, Tyco Valves & Controls provides a large bore triple offset valve designed for a wide range of wa...

Saint-Gobain PAM Awarded for Health & Safety

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company Saint-Gobain, has scooped an award for ‘Partnership Initiative of the Year’ at Safety an...

Rotork’s Sub-Sea Safety Valve Installations: Rotork actuates sub-sea safety valve installations at Egyptian gas field

Rotork Fluid Systems has supplied the specialised hydraulic actuator package for a second sub-sea safety isolation valve (SSIV) installation on the same offshore gas gathering proj...

Trio of Appointments at Koso Kent Introl: KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) has made three new key appointments, at a time when the Brighouse

Bill McKelvie and Nick Reid have been appointed as Choke Valve Sales Engineers. They will work within the sales team and oversee the technical preparation of customer quotations fo...

The 'R' Word - Again! : Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

As I write the news is full of stark warnings about another UK Recession, occasionally even, for emphasis, ‘Double Dip Recession,’ should we somehow have forgotten it’s not that lo...

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

The BVAA Hat continues to travel, albeit closer to home this issue. Pictured is regular ‘Hat’ competition winner Graham Lomax of Polyflor Ltd, but where is he? There’s £50 to the c...

BVAA Grand Prix

The inaugural BVAA ‘Grand Prix’ took place on January 25th 2012, as a precursor to a BVAA Working Group Chairmens’ meeting at the association’s Banbury Headquarters. In a hugely en...

Innovation Showcases: In November 2011 BVAA held two more of its renowned ‘Innovation Showcases’ for major clients and customers of the valve and actuator industry

Amec London On 8th November, 14 BVAA members played host to over 60 Amec staff and guests at the company’s Old Street, London offices. This is the sixth such exhibition Amec hav...

More New Members!: BVAA membership continues to grow and grow.

Our latest recruits include:-

  • Jon Slim of Versatile Controls Ltd
  • Peter Hindley Director of TT Pumps
  • Sean Hammo...

Saint-Gobain PAM - New SBWWI Chairman

The Business Development Director of iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company Saint- Gobain, has been elected as the new chairman...

United Utilities Keeps Exeeco in Charge

United Utilities, operator of one of the largest water and sewage treatment networks in the UK, has re-awarded the contract for the overhaul and maintenance of thousands of electri...

Nil-Cor Composite Valves: CPI-supplied Nil-Cor composite valves cut costs in aqueous waste treatment system

A recently completed renovation and expansion of the aqueous waste treatment system at the SCA Chemical Services Facility in Model City, USA, permitted the closure of the receiving...

SIPOS Sophisticated Actuation Aids Pump Station

Erie Non-Potable Water Pumping Station The town of Erie, Colorado was in need of a new pump station to move treated water from its North Water Reclamation Facility storage reser...

Tungum - A Company Profile

Tungum Tubing & Tube Products Tungum Ltd has over 75 years’ experience in the supply of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. In addition to our unique Tungum Alloy Tubing we sourc...

Modular Actuation Aids Water Industry

In this report for Valve User, AUMA Actuators Ltd, an established member of the BVAA and a leading force in valve control, provides a definition of actuators and their role in wate...

Martin Hunt Appointed for Hydra-Valve: Top actuation expert relishes the challenge of his new role

Martin Hunt, a specialist in actuation valve control systems, has recently been appointed as the new Group General Manager for Hydra-Valve Ltd (HVL), a rapidly expanding valve and ...

Tyco Valves & Controls Launch New Check Valve: Protect Key Components and Increase Efficiency with High-dynamic Check Valve

Tyco Valves & Controls Launches new check valve with improved operational capability, extended lifecycle and reduced cost for end users. Using innovative design and engineering wit...

Saint-Gobain PAM supplies South West Water: Saint-Gobain PAM UK supplies South West Water with ductile pipes and fittings for new £2m pipeline serving Cranbrook New Town

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company, Saint-Gobain, is supplying South West Water with pipes and fittings for a new pipeline ...

AUMA – A Decade Supplying DEWA

Working in partnership with customers across the water, power and oil/gas industries, AUMA takes pride in the capabilities of its actuation solutions and the strength of support pr...

Composite materials in industrial valve applications: Rene van der Gaag, Product Manager for special service valves, Tyco Flow Control

Advances in technology have driven significant change in the pumps and valves industry. Composite materials now represent a major opportunity for the industrial market based on suc...

Crane Viking Johnson Flow Control Solutions: Keeping Anglian water customers connected

Anglian Water has undergone a successful 6 month trial, using the Viking Johnson Through-Bore Hydrant and WASK Hydrant Wizard, with the aim of reducing the number of customers affe...

Saint-Gobain PAM UK to Offer-One Stop Shop: New joint sets allow Saint-Gobain PAM UK to offer-one stop shop for CESWI-compliant pipe solutions

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company Saint Gobain, has launched an enhanced range of fixed flange joint sets which are compli...

Engineered Valve Solution from Aquaflow

A framework contractor working on behalf of United Utilities contacted T-T’s division Aquaflow to help them solve a problem of four persistently problematic valves, which had becom...

eTec’s Water Supply Butterfly Guard Valves

eTec were approached to assist with valve refurbishment work required on an overseas project. Prior to award of contract, eTec visited the site to discuss requirements with the sta...

Tyco Valves & Controls Pushes the Boundaries

Tyco Valves & Controls is pushing the boundaries in control valve design and engineering with its Sapag Monovar pressure control valve. With excellent cavitation characteristics...

Rotork Improves Efficiency at Water Treatment Plant

Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators have been installed to replace unreliable actuators in an efficiency upgrade project at a large water treatment works in The Netherlands...

Flowserve Announces Unified Operational Structure: Flowserve Announces Unified Operational Structure; Promotes Thomas L. Pajonas to Chief Operating Officer

Flowserve Corporation recently announced a new operational leadership structure, resulting in senior leadership changes, and certain 2011 financial data. Highlights include: • F...

Hydra-Valve – A Company Profile

The Hydra-Valve Advanced Valve and Pipeline Solutions Group [Hydra-Valve] may be a familiar name in the Utility world, but few people realise the extent of the group’s services. ...

Midland-ACS - Helping Students Become the ‘Next Big Thing’

A new educational support scheme for mechanical engineering students - Engineering Insight - has been launched with sponsorship help from PC World Business and McGraw Hill Publishi...

Leengate’s New Storage Warehouse

Due to their continued expansion, Leengate Valves are pleased to announce the completion of their bulk storage warehouse which has doubled the square footage of storage space avail...

K-Tork retrofit assists environmental recycling

Rotork’s recent acquisition, K-Tork International, Inc., has successfully completed a $1.9M retrofit contract for the supply and installation of valve actuators at the Las Vegas Wa...

BVAA Desktop at Score Leads to Full Membership

Score Europe Limited were pleased to host a British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) Desktop Exhibition in the VITAL Training & Conference Centre, Wellbank, Peterhead, on the ...

Communication Key to SIPOS Strategy

SIPOS’ latest newsletter has been distributed to the company’s customers around the world. Regular newsletters form a key part of a coordinated communication campaign for the manuf...

How to pick control valves with low life cycle costs

In light of economic instability, many organisations are redoubling their efforts to reduce operational costs and maintain profitability. Control valves may not at first seem a pri...

KOSO Kent Introl New Appointments

KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), has expanded its team through six new key appointments across the business, as the global specialist control valves manufacturer and supplier continues to d...

Rotork Specified for Flow Control Duty: Rotork CVA specified for flow control duty on gas turbine pre-heater plants

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric actuator has been specified for critical valve control duty on high temperature gas turbine preheater equipment supplied to the power generation in...

Belle Greve Pumping Station - T-T to the rescue!

Cheshire based Aquaflow, a division of T-T Pumps, are always prepared to leave their comfort zone to deliver solutions that exceed expectations! Belle Greve Pumping Station is u...

Heap & Partners Invest in Growth

Heap and Partners are investing in the future with new people and facilities to support their expanding product portfolio and customer base. Heap and Partners specialise in the ...

Major Expansion for Dynamic Ceramic

Dynamic-Ceramic Ltd is a specialist manufacturer of Engineering Components from Advanced Ceramic materials making parts and assemblies to their customers’ specifications and drawin...

CRANE Announces Launch of Saunders®S360

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ is pleased to announce the global introduction of its new Saunders®S360 range of actuators for Life Science applications. Featuring a modular ra...

HSP: Taking the Pressure in the Valve Industry

HS Pipequipment is a leading supplier of valves to the global Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power industries. The company provides a total service for the supply of manual and actuat...

A Welcome Boost to EnerMech

EnerMech has extended the capability of its Valves Care Division with a number of key appointments and investment in facilities and equipment totalling £3.5 million. The mechani...

Rotork Works Through the Night Assisting Repair of Fire Damage

The Singapore office and workshops of flow control specialist Rotork are working 24 hours-aday to assist Shell in its recovery efforts after a fire at its Pulau Bukom manufacturing...

AUMA - Support for Mission Critical Scheme

In one of AUMA’s most prestigious flood defence projects, and the largest order to date for its Generation .2 product series, almost a thousand modular electric actuators are being...

Pump Discharge Butterfly Valve

eTec have supplied and installed new Pump Discharge Valves, valves to interchange within existing locations, and also refurbished Pump Discharge Butterfly Valve for a UK Thermal Po...

Rotork Valvekits Acquires Pro-Kits Ltd

Rotork is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pro-Kits Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of valve adaptor kits and accessories for the valve industry, based in Mansfield, UK. Rot...

Kent Introl Prepares for Nuclear

Control and choke valve specialists KOSO Kent Introl are preparing to supply the nuclear sector, having recently successfully completed Nuclear AMRC’s Fit For Nuclear assessment. ...

K Controls Expands Range of Position Transmitters

Position Transmitters are used to monitor the position of modulating control valves or the opening and closing characteristics of critical isolating valves. The information from...

Versatile Controls Introduce VERSA C-316

Versa Products’ C-316 Series Modular Air Package(CMAP) consists of the most common pneumatic components and accessories utilized in the valve automation industry. A CMAP system ...

South American Power Scheme for SIPOS

An industrial fan installation for a major emissions reduction programme in Chile is supported by SIPOS 5 HiMod actuators. The extreme precision actuators have been selected for a ...

Schubert & Salzer Easy Retrofit

Feedback modules indicate the current position of a control valve. In doing so, they assist in optimising control precision. In the interest of process optimisation, therefore, Sch...

Score Europe Expand Support Services: Score Europe open Aberdeen facility expanding their control valve technical and Sales Support Services

In order to further compliment Score Europe’s Control Valve Support services in the Aberdeen area, their Senior Control Valve Engineer, Steve Abel has relocated from their Brighous...

CVS increasing Valve Life Expectancy

With a reputation as innovators, Control Valve Solutions Limited (CVS) has launched into 2012 with a comprehensive upgrade of its bespoke valve management software Valve Manager to...

Rotork CVA Actuators in Refinery Automation Project

An oil refinery in India has selected Rotork’s latest electric control valve actuation technology for the automation of metering pumps in Group 2C hazardous areas. Sixteen CVL500 l...

Double Celebration

CPI Pneumatics are having a double celebration with 20 years of trading and now appointed by Parker as the Authorised Distributor for the East Midlands. Managing Director Steve ...

Hardide in Field Use on BP’s Block 31 in Angola

A new low friction, nonporous, wear r e s i s t a n t tungsten carbide coating from Hardide Coatings has enabled UNITECH Offshore AS to design a unique ROV-operated subsea high-pre...

James Walker Publication for Valve Industry: James Walker - Definitive guide on improving valve sealing, performance and emissions control

Issue 2 of ‘Improving valve sealing performance and emissions control’, published by respected global sealing specialists James Walker, pulls together a comprehensive range of prod...

K Controls Announce Two New Valve Position Monitors: K Controls announce two new valve position monitors for use in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

The 007-100 and 007-120 Exd IIC Position Monitors are ATEX and IECEx certified for use in gas Zones 1 and 2 and dust Zones 21 and 22. The CE marked, IP67 enclosures are supplied ...

Provalve’s New Workshop Facility

Provalve Ltd have just completed its expansion programme which has involved the purchase and move to a new 15000sq ft workshop facility on one of West Yorkshire’s premier business ...

Wet! Wet! Wet!: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

Six weeks ago a drought was formally declared across most of the UK. As this announcement came in April – traditionally the month of ‘April Showers’ – it came as no surprise to the...

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

The BVAA Hat continues its travels, this time in some truly ‘mad’ conditions! Pictured (shivering) are Rhys Jones, Simon James, Sian Elvis and Nathan Adams of Hobbs Valve on the ‘T...

BVAA Training breaks records - again!

BVAA’s valve and actuator Training Courses have once again broken records for attendances! The new, recently expanded and re-kitted training facility at our Banbury headquarters wa...

Seals WG

BVAA’s Seals working Group met on 6th March, under the chairmanship of Adrian Jefferies (James Walker) and completed important work on the revisions of the ISO 15848 Fugitive Em...

BVAA/BSI Actuator Working Group

A combined meeting of the BVAA and BSI Actuator working groups was held on 27th March at BVAA’s HQ in Banbury. Main agenda items were interface standards, actuators standards in de...

Valve Working Group at CTI

On 8th March BVAA’s Valve Working Group met at Castings Technology International at Rotherham. This was Peter Burnett’s (Heap & Partners) first meeting as the new Chair of the work...

BVAA Grand Prix

The close proximity of an indoor Go Kart track to the BVAA HQ is proving to be quite a draw and cause of much entertainment and dispute among members! BVAA’s Steering Group held a ...

More New Members!

BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include: -...

Hydrastore Ltd

Hydrastore are a company with a wealth of knowledge and experience who are dedicated to provide the customer with the solution to all their hydraulic requirements. Offering a compl...

Mokveld’s Considerations in Designing HIPPS

HIPPS is an abbreviation for High Integrity (Pressure) Protection System, which is a specific application of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) designed in accordance with IEC 6150...

Aquaflow Non-Slam Check Valve Success

Valve manufacturer Aquaflow Valves are delighted with their success of the new non-slam check valve. Having supplied a high number of the valves this month to projects at Severn Tr...

Tyco’s Expanded Testing Facility: Setting the standard in steam test capabilities

Tyco Valves & Controls has significantly expanded its state-of-the-art testing facility at its Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA location. Originally opened in 2010 following a $25m pr...

ASCO’s Intrinsically Safe Solenoid Operator: Low power, intrinsically safe solenoid operator for use with ASCO Numatics spool valves, is compatible with all intrinsic safety isolation barriers

ASCO Numatics has introduced an intrinsically safe (Ex ia) solenoid operated pilot that is suitable for all hazardous areas, regardless of the gas zone and temperature class. The L...

Emerson Appoints Heap and Partners

Emerson appoints Heap and Partners as Distributors for Fisher® Valves and Regulators Well established technical valve solutions provider expands its product portfolio to provide...

Customer survey proves value of Midas Meter®: Customer survey proves value of Midas Meter® Through Valve Loss / Leak Detector By Ronald Simpson and Dave Anderson, Score Group plc

Since its launch, the Midas Meter® has helped Score Group plc’s customers to correctly identify problematic valves quickly and easily, thus minimising the safety risks, potential e...

Tyco’s Largest Ever Pneumatic Actuator

Tyco Biffi has supplied its largest ever high torque pneumatic actuators, enabling high volume displacement with relatively quick closing times in low pressure applications. We...

United Utilities keeps Exeeco in charge of reliable valve actuation

United Utilities, operator of one of the largest water and sewage treatment networks in the UK, has reawarded the contract for the overhaul and maintenance of thousands of electric...

PVS Chemicals Relies on Precision from Schubert & Salzer

Among other things, PVS Chemicals produce extremely pure chemicals which are used in the semiconductor industry, for manufacturing printed circuit boards. One of the company’s outs...

Rotork launches IQ3: Rotork launches third generation IQ range of intelligent non-intrusive electric valve actuators

Global flow control engineering group Rotork has announced the introduction of the third generation of its flagship IQ range of intelligent non-intrusive heavy duty electric valve ...

Quickits Expand, Enhancing Quality and Service

Quickits Limited, market leaders specialising in the design and manufacture of products within the valve and actuator industry, are pleased to announce the completion of their new ...

CRANE Obtains 2 STAR Rating in Shell TAMAP Listing: CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Obtains 2 STAR Rating in Shell TAMAP Listing for Duo-Chek® Check Valve

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions®, a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, recently announced that it has obtained Shell Supplier Tec...

Shell chooses Parker Hannifin as a Supplier of Instrumentation Products: Shell’s Enterprise Framework Agreement covers the supply of instrument tubing fittings, manifolds, valves, process-to-instrument valves and related pr

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Shell as a single source supplier for the...

CPI’s Nil-Cor Advanced Composite Ball Valve: Composite ball valve, corrosion–resistant, easy to operate, long lasting and safe

At the Union Camp Corporation’s Dover, Ohio, chemical manufacturing plant, producing organic acids, many of the maintenance and operating problems revolved around the valves in the...

Adanac hots up...

Adanac is predominantly known for its close connection to low temperature applications. Whilst this is still a major part of the business, Adanac are pleased to announce that they ...

SIPOS’ hot topic

SIPOS Aktorik has secured a contract to supply valve control technology to an innovative district heating network in Finland. Via the local partner, the manufacturer and global sup...

A quality philosophy at Kent Introl

Quality, Health & Safety and Environment (QHSE) are fundamental considerations at control and choke valve manufacturers Koso Kent Introl. Indeed, the company has a board director f...

A Call to Arms!

With youth unemployment now sitting at 22%, today’s school children need all the help they can get. Whilst Government has a major role to play, business must also step forward to h...

CVS Appointed as First ASCO Offshore Distributor: CVS first to be appointed as an ASCO Numatics Offshore Specialist Distributor

Last month, Ian Parkinson, Distributor Manager UK & Ireland and Steve Barford, (Senior Process Specialist of ASCO Numatics, part of Emerson Industrial Automation) visited Control V...

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The ‘Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) has issued a consultation document on: Implementation of the restrictions of hazardous substances in electrical and el...

Rotork provides electric solutions for automated flow control at the Botlek Tank Terminal

The recently opened Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) at Rotterdam relies on Rotork’s latest electric valve actuation technologies for automated flow control and vital safety related duti...

CVS Values & Beliefs HITS home

To mark the success of the end of another remarkable year for CVS the management team has launched its “HITS” campaign to underpin the founder’s values and beliefs in what has made...

Heap & Partners - “Doing Well By Doing Good”: Heap & Partners sets sights on the 3P’s

Heap & Partners have announced a major overhaul of their corporate responsibility with their 3P program. The 3Ps are People, Planet and Profit. This three pronged initiative covers...

EnerMech’s $65 Million Growth and Acquisition Plan

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has ring fenced more than $65 million (£40 million) to launch a major expansion in to the USA, as it seeks to replicate massive growth in Eu...

K Controls ATEX & IECEx Dual Certified Exi Switchbox

Is specifying “simple apparatus” as simple as it seems? Using micro switches in intrinsically safe circuits to monitor valve position is common practice. A micro switch is defi...

Midland-ACS Certified to Support SIL3: SIL3 Actuator Control Valves Provide Solutions for Safety Instrumented Systems Builders

Midland-ACS announces that a wide range of its actuator control valve products have undergone thirdparty assessment to the IEC 61508 functional safety standard, and are now certifi...

Bonut Engineering Ltd: A Company Profile

Bonut Engineering Ltd manufactures a range of safety and pressure reducing valves under the brand name “Dereve”. We have joined BVAA as part of the process of developing the Dereve...

Plastic Valves Come of Age

Plastic dual containment valves are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal valves. Lee Bellamy, national sales manager at Pegler & Louden, part of BSS In...

CEN/TS 13547:2006 “Industrial valves – Copper alloy ball valves”: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The conversion of CEN Technical Specification (TS) 13547:2006 “Industrial valves – Copper alloy ball valves” into a full EN has been registered in CEN/TC 69/WG 5 work programme at ...

EN 1983:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves”: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

EN 1983:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves” was submitted for a systematic review in 2011. CEN/ TC 69 requested its secretariat to launch a resolution by correspondence fo...

Spirax Sarco helps Courtaulds Eco-Factory

Spirax Sarco’s steam system expertise and longterm support have helped Courtaulds’ West Mill hosiery plant in Belper, Derbyshire become Marks & Spencer’s first UK supplier site to ...

CRANE Launches Chinese Website Module: CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Launches Chinese Website Module

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its Chinese website module. The translated pages will offer all of the new features available on the English CRANE ...

Managing Commercial Risk

In just one day, BVAA could help secure your Business. Our 1-day, interactive ‘Managing Commercial Risk Course’ is deliberately designed to do precisely that. Some basic stats:...

Manually energised solution for failsafe valve actuators

Flow control engineering group Rotork has introduced an innovative range of manually energised spring-return actuators to provide an economical solution for failsafe valves that ar...

ARC Energy Helps Severn Glocon Win Development Order

Weld overlay cladding and fabrication specialist ARC Energy Resources has completed a major contract to clad twenty-four highly specialised globe valves for Severn Glocon, a world ...

How the latest fieldbus-enabled valve islands speed installation and minimise costs

When compared with traditional hardwired solutions and conventional, stand-alone solenoid valves, the latest fieldbus enabled valve islands offer substantial improvements in the ar...

Fugitive Emissions Standards: Result of the NWIP ballot for the revision of ISO 15848-1 and ISO 15848-2 (2006)

Summary:- • Approval for the addition of ISO/NP 15848-1 to the ISO/ TC 153/SC 1 programme of work, but… • Disapproval of its submission direct to DIS vote without further comme...

Pressure Tech Selected for Innovation: TIS Hydraulics Selects Pressure Tech for Innovative System Enhancements

Pioneering manufacturer of pressure regulators to the oil and gas industry, Pressure Tech, has strengthened its 10-year relationship with Aberdeen-based TIS Hydraulics by supplying...

Emerson Fisher® Receives Lloyd’s Approval

Emerson Receives Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Type Approval for Fisher® Valves and Fieldvue™ Instruments Complete range of Fisher valves and digital valve controllers is certified ...

Adanac to the Rescue

At Adanac we pride ourselves on our short lead time deliveries of non standard product. From fabricating and fitting jackets for valves to Cryogenic modifications and testing, our ...

Steel valve casting NDE acceptance: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Steel valve pressure containing castings are specified with a range of quality acceptance tests and supporting documentation to ensure the integrity of the intended pressure vessel...

Innovative Spring To Centre Actuator From Kinetrol

Kinetrol’s spring to centre arrangement consists of a 90 degree vane type pneumatic actuator fitted with two opposing clock type springs and a mid-stop device. When controlled ...

CMA actuator increases the scope of Rotork’s advanced electric control valve technology

Rotork Process Controls has launched a new range of compact, robust and reliable electric actuators for control valves, regulators and other continuous modulating applications. The...

Zoedale Thermal Jacket Programme: Component Protection Material up to 1,000°C

Zoedale Plc is pleased to announce the expansion of their Thermal Jacket programme with the addition of available material covering temperatures of up to 1,000°C. The latest develo...

The Dangers of Industrial Gas Abuse: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has recently issued an excellent leaflet 07:2012 (Rev2) on the dangers of industrial gas abuse. What can seem like harmless fun can ...

K Controls announce two new valve position monitors: K Controls announce two new valve position monitors for use in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

The 007-100 and 007-120 Exd IIC Position Monitors are ATEX and IECEx certified for use in gas Zones 1 and 2 and dust Zones 21 and 22. The CE marked, IP67 enclosures are supplie...

Valvenco Limited: The Valve Engineering Company

New beginnings In October 2010, three Senior Dresser Masoneilan Engineers established Valvenco with the ambition to support for Masoneilan customers in the UK and provide project ...

Aquaflow Valves supply over 250 valves: Aquaflow supply over 250 valves to Crossness Sewage Treatment Works

Located on the southern bank of the River Thames, the treatment works is undergoing major investment to enable the site to treat 44% more sewage than it had previously - resulting ...

SIPOS selected for flood defence solution

SIPOS Aktorik’s electric actuators have been included in a dam enhancement scheme designed to protect the township of Captains Flat, 60km South East of Canberra in Australia. The a...

Systematic Review of Standards in 2012: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Below are the results of a systematic review conducted in 2012 by CEN on the following EN standards:- EN 19:2002 “Industrial valves - Marking of metallic valves” EN 1503-4:200...

A Proactive and Innovative Approach to Hydrocarbon Release Reduction

Valves, piping systems and instrument connections are the source of 76% of Hydrocarbon Releases (HCR’s). This is a major risk to the health and safety of your personnel, plant, the...

Rotork DSIR gearbox speeds up manual valve operation

Rotork Gears has developed the innovative DSIR Dual Speed Input Reducer for speeding up the manual operation of valves and valve gearboxes by reducing the total number of input tur...

ARC Energy Weathers Recession Whilst Investing For Future

Leading weld overlay cladding and fabrication specialist ARC Energy Resources has recorded the second highest annual turnover in the company’s seventeen-year history, achieving a f...

New functionality and features for AUMA actuators

After extending its modular concept for electric actuation in 2010 with the introduction of the Generation .2 series of actuators and controls, AUMA has continued to evolve its pro...

Flowserve’s facility in Saudi Arabia: Flowserve Abahsain inaugurates valve manufacturing, service and training facility in Saudi Arabia

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, and S&A Abahsain Co. Ltd., one of the top 50 business entitie...

CRANE Launch Press-Fit Valve Range: Crane Fluid Systems launches cost-effective Press-Fit valve range

A core range of Press-Fit valves, featuring integrated Geberit Mapress adaptors, has been launched by leading valve manufacturer Crane Fluid Systems. Comprising a ball, balancing, ...

RWE npower awards framework agreement extension to Exeeco APS

Exeeco APS (Actuation, Projects and Services) has been awarded an extension to its three-year Framework Agreement with RWE npower for the supply of Rotork valve actuation products ...

KKI’s Subsea operation continues to grow

Subsea choke and control valves continue to be a growth area for Brighouse-based KKI in 2012. Since the start of the year, the company has made further investment in new roles with...

Rotork gearboxes provide 90 degree shaft direction change

Available from Rotork Valvekits, the W100 multiturn bevel gearbox has been introduced for applications where the input to a gearbox needs to change direction by 90 degrees to allow...

AUMA’s advanced tests confirm corrosion protection

Recognising that corrosion protection is a basic requirement for electric actuators, AUMA has made major investment in upgrading its procedures for coating components. New processe...

BS EN 12266-1:2012

BS EN 12266-1:2012 Industrial valves — Testing of metallic valves Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria — Mandatory requirements This British Standard ...

Invest in the Future!

Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine! In a time of continued doom and gloom in the general economy, it is very refreshing indeed to see the majority of BVAA memb...

BVAA & NOF Energy launch Business Development Partnership

The BVAA and NOF Energy - the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors - have formed a new Business Development Partnership. The aim ...

Marketing Focus

On 17th May 2012, a small, combined group of the BVAA Board and Marketing Committee met to refocus the Association’s Marketing activities. Core subjects included the roll out of th...

Actuator WG Discusses ‘Repair’

On 23rd May 2012, several manufacturers drawn from the BVAA’s Actuator Working Group met at Flowserve Limitorque’s Newbury facility to discuss the actuation aspects of BVAA’s draft...

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

Our itinerant BVAA hats continue their travels, these days nobly helping readers complete some significant challenges, all in aid of good causes. Pictured below right is Katie ...

Achema 2012

As it comes around only every three years, expectations were high for this June’s international exhibition and congress for the chemical engineering, environmental protection and b...

BVAA AGM Announced

BVAA’s AGM, Mini-Conference and Dinner Dance has just been announced will be held this year at the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland, on Friday 7th December 2012. Bookin...

BVAA Golf Day

Following on from the hugely successful BVAA Golf Day at Celtic Manor in the autumn, BVAA were delighted to host another ‘society’ day at The Belfry on the 29th May. This time fort...

BVAA Conference: BVAA re-launches Spring Conference

On 30th May 2012, after an extended break of several years, BVAA relaunched its Spring Conference. Previously an exclusively technical event, the new format saw an eclectic mix...

Adanac – Sustainable Efficiency East (SEE)

A free energy audit carried out by West Suffolk College under the SEE (Sustainable Efficiency East) project has led to worthwhile changes for Adanac Valve Specialities Ltd, based i...

Koso Kent Introl further strengthens Brazil presence

For the past decade, KKI has exported its products to the rapidly-developing oil and gas industry in Brazil. To show their commitment to the region, in 2010, the company appointed ...

Approval of Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1

Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1 Industrial valves - Isolating valves for low temperatures application Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing The result of the DIS enquiry o...

Actuators’ Role in Asset Management

In this Master Class for Valve User, Ian Sully, Sales and Product Specialist for AUMA UK provides a definition of asset management. The growing importance of the science in process...

EnerMech wins Talisman Contract

Mechanical engineering group EnerMech has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to manage the UK North Sea offshore crane assets of Talisman Energy (UK) Limited. The five...

Control Valve Solutions Appointed as an Offshore Specialist Distributor for ASCO Numatics: Control Valve Solutions (CVS) to offer added value services related to ASCO Numatics pilot valves and solutions

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, has recently appointed Control Valve Solutions (CVS) as an Offshore Specialist Distributor. The agreement will see ASCO Numatics providing valve...

Flowserve Announces SIL 3 Certification for Limitorque MXa Actuator

Flowserve Corporation recently announced the availability of the Limitorque MXa electric actuator with up to a SIL 3 safety rating. The SIL 3 capable rating was obtained from Exida...

AUMA gearboxes support world’s largest hydraulic scheme

AUMA gearboxes have been selected to support the world’s largest hydraulic project. By mid 2012, one million people in the metropolitan region of Caracas in Venezuela will benefit ...

Dichtomatik authorised distributor for Dupont Kalrez seals

Dichtomatik Ltd, specialist supplier of sealing products, has been appointed as authorised UK distributors for the Kalrez range of perfluoroelastomer reliable, long-term sealing pr...

United Utilities returns to Rotork for new actuation framework agreement

Flow control engineering group Rotork is pleased to announce the award of the new framework agreement for the supply of valve actuators to United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed...

Control Valve Solutions - Official Opening of New Flagship Premises

Control Valve Solutions Limited (CVS) has relocated to new flagship premises on the Badentoy Business Park in Portlethen just 6 miles from Aberdeen City Centre where it was previou...

EnerMech Opens in India

Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, is to open its first office in India as a first step in developing a presence in the country’s fast expanding oil and gas sector. Th...

Metallic butterfly valves: ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

ISO/DIS 10631 was approved for acceptance, with 13 out of 14 P - Member countries voting in favour of the DIS. However many technical comments have been received from USA who vo...

ASCO Numatics – Custom Engineered Solution: Self-draining aseptic diaphragm valves with ATEX approval and special flanges are delivered in just six weeks

ASCO Numatics has supplied custom engineered aseptic diaphragm valves to filling machinery manufacturer Sneyders Machineconstructie in Belgium. The special valves will be used in t...

Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC): Enquiry into national regulations for Construction Products

During its last plenary meeting in June 2011, CEN/TC 69 discussed whether industrial valves must be considered as Construction Products. CEN/TC 69 launched an enquiry within CEN/T...

AUMA is approved actuator contractor for Mochovce NPP

AUMA’s ability to supply products to meet the requirements of inside and outside containment was key to the company achieving approved actuator contractor status for Mochovce NPP i...

Steel Check Valves

EN 14341:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel check valves” was submitted to the CEN systematic review in 2011. Following the results of the review, CEN/TC 69 requested its secretari...

HSE cost recovery scheme confirmed to start in October 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval....

Zoedale Plc add a new quarter-turn gearbox range to their actuator combinations

Zoedale is pleased to introduce the SBWG gearbox to their product portfolio, a new series of gearboxes especially designed for quarter-turn actuators. Not only is this new gearb...

Second Generation 007C Control Monitors from K Controls

During the last decade the number of companies specifying integrated “Control Monitors” for on/off pneumatically actuated valves has been increasing. The interest came initially fr...

Essential requirement: Procuring actuated valves

H.S. Pipequipment, a leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, has decades of experience in navigating the international supply chain. He...

KKI employs 18 new people

Yorkshire-based KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) has made 18 new appointments over the last few months, as the specialist control valves manufacturer and supplier continues to grow in Yorksh...

Provalve Continues its Growth initiative

In line with the company’s growth initiative the Yorkshire based Specialist Valve Repair Company Provalve has recently with an investment in excess of One million Pounds more than ...

Pressure Tech Expands Team With Senior Sales Appointment

Hadfield-based manufacturer of pressure regulators to the oil and gas industry, Pressure Tech, has appointed Russell Robinson as Sales Manager for the UK and Europe, to support the...

Installation of new machining centre gets underway at Kent Introl

In the last 12 months, Brighouse-based Koso Kent Introl has made significant investment in facilities, equipment and people to support its ambitious growth plans. For a start, its ...

Industrial Diaphragm Valves MasterClass

BVAA is delighted to announce a NEW one-day Industrial Diaphragm Valves MasterClass Training course, brought to you in conjunction with Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions (Saunders Va...

Rotork’s big valve gearboxes assist the supply of fresh water to Shanghai

Valve gearboxes manufactured by Rotork Gears have been supplied for the operation of giant butterfly valves in a 17 billion Renminbi (RMB) project designed to increase, improve and...

Single market for goods New Legislative Framework: ATEX Directive: 94/9/EC

The ATEX Directive will be updated as part of the new legislative framework alignment. This is intended to bring together the different New Approach Directives so that they use com...

Keep maintenance costs low with in-line repair

To minimise shutdown periods and improve power plant efficiency, Tyco Valves & Controls offers an in-line repairable high pressure globe valve. The Yarway Welbond valve is suitable...

SIPOS commission confirmed for RWE coal plant

SIPOS Aktorik has received confirmation of the commissioning and DCS integration of more than 2,000 SIPOS Aktorik electric actuators at RWE Eemshaven in the Netherlands. Manufactur...

Drax Power Station extends valve actuation framework agreement with Exeeco APS

Exeeco APS (Actuation, Projects and Services) has been providing actuators and services to Drax Power Station since 1973 and as part of the Rotork flow control group is proud to an...

Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC

In 2011 the European Commission announced that the PED is to be aligned to the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for the internal market for goods and Classification, Labelling and P...

Rotork flow control technologies specified for major petroleum storage expansion project in the UAE

Rotork electric and electro-hydraulic valve actuation and control technologies have been specified for a major petroleum storage tank farm expansion project at Fujairah in the Unit...

Colorado water station adopts SIPOS actuators

A new high service water delivery pump station at the East Cherry Creek Valley (ECCV) Water and Sanitation district in Colorado incorporates pump and surge anticipation / relief va...

Revision of EN 331: Revision of EN 331:1998 "Manually operated ball valves and closed bottom taper plug valves for gas installations for buildings"

CEN/TC 236 "Non industrial manually operated shut-off valves for gas and particular combinations valves-other products" has been revising the following standard in its WG 1. This n...

New generation treatment plant selects Rotork for electric control valve actuation

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuation technology has been selected for a demanding duty involving continuous modulation at what is described as a “new generation...

Zoedale offer VIP: “The Actuated Valve with Staying Power”

For many companies and indeed individuals, their Green credentials are becoming an important factor not only in their daily lives, but also in the way they function at a corporate ...

Unprecedented demand for boiler operator training

Spirax Sarco is adding more training courses to its schedule to meet record demand for boiler operator training. The number of delegates taking the Spirax Sarco Boiler Operation Ac...

Gas Filling achieves new highs for productivity and filling accuracy

For over 10 years Tungum Ltd has been the UK agent for CPV Manufacturing of Philadelphia, USA, promoting and selling their unique range of leading edge valves and fittings. More re...

ISO/DIS 10631: Results of the DIS enquiry on ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

The ISO DIS enquiry opened 21 December 2011 and closed 23 May 2012 The ISO/DIS 10631 was approved by 93% of P-Members voting with comments and only 1 negative vote. The com...

K-TORK achieves long term success in vital power plant application

The unrivalled performance of the Rotork K-TORK vane type valve actuator has solved a difficult flow control application found in many coal-fired power plants – high-pressure botto...

Exciting times as Adanac expands

The Global economic climate of recent years has had a negative affect on a number of businesses in the UK. Whether this be staff redundancies or in some cases closure of the compa...

Northvale Korting introduces New Products & Announces New Contract Win

Respected manufacturer of valves, eductors and ejectors, Northvale Korting, has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of modulating angle valves in response to customer requ...

Spirax Sarco’s Quick-Fit steam trapping station

More energy efficient steam systems are the promise of the new STS17.2 steam trapping station launched by Spirax Sarco in an expansion of its Quick-Fit steam trap range. The STS17....

Automatic Steam Traps: BS ISO 6552:1980 Automatic steam traps — Definition of technical terms

This British standard will be published on 31 May 2012 and is the UK implementation of ISO 6552:1980, incorporating corrigendum July 2009. It supersedes BS 6023:1981 (dual numbered...

Flowserve Automax RG-Series Pneumatic Actuators Featured at ACHEMA

Flowserve Corporation recently featured the Automax RG-Series Heavy-Duty Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuators at ACHEMA 2012, Germany. Released in 2011, the highly successful Automax...

Supply and Demand: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

In this issue, I’m delighted to bring to readers the first in a series of insightful articles from ITR Economics, recommending ‘invest in the future’ – the theme of my own ‘Comment...

BVAA & NOF Energy Business Development Partnership Gathers Pace

The BVAA and NOF Energy - the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors - announced a new Business Development Partnership in the summ...

New Look Valve Meetings

On 5th September 2012, Peter Burnett (Heap & Partners) officiated as Chairman at a new look Valve working group meeting. In addition to the usual Technical & Standards business, th...

BVAA AGM – Don’t Miss Out

BVAA’s AGM, Economic Forecast and Dinner Dance will be held this year at Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland, on Friday 7th December 2012. Places have been snapped up and, as the d...

Economic Forecast

This year, the AGM day will commence with an extended presentation by Alan Beaulieu of the world renowned Institute for Trend Research, entitled ‘The Economic Outlook & Beyond.’ Al...

Joint BVAA / BSI Actuator WG

On 4th October 2012, the BVAA Actuator WG met again at BVAA HQ under the Chairmanship of Peter Hirst (Rotork). By arrangement with British Standards Institution, the WG also met in...

BVAA Customer Golf Day

Here at BVAA we’ve been delighted with the response to our highly enjoyable golf days. Our autumn gathering was very special however, as it was our first dedicated ‘Customer Day’ f...

More New Members

BVAA Membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include:-...

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

BVAA hats continue to travel the world, sometimes in surprisingly large numbers! Pictured is a huge team from BEL Valves, bravely doing the Coast to Coast Cycle Ride (C2C – 138...

Approval of Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1

Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1 Industrial valves - Isolating valves for low temperatures application Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing. The result of the DIS enquiry o...

Valve World in Focus

As it comes around only every two years, expectations are high for this November’s Valve World Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany! Nearly 40 BVAA members will have a presence of some ...

Prepare to Act and Invest in Long-Term Growth: “As the euro makes additional gains into 2013, BVAA members should continue to pursue quality in products and services to differentiate against compet

BVAA Introduction BVAA recently engaged Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics and a regular speaker at VMA Annual Meetings, to speak at the Association’s AGM meetings on Decem...

Enquiry into national regulations for Construction Products

During its last plenary meeting in June 2011, CEN/TC 69 discussed whether industrial valves must be considered as Construction Products. CEN/TC 69 launched an enquiry within CEN/TC...

SIPOS’ rapid response to South American water shortage

Bottlenecks and shortages in water supply to the Colombian City of Valledupar, (870km north of Bogotá), required urgent attention. Within two weeks, SIPOS Aktorik responded with th...

Joint Integrity Masterclass

BVAA is working very closely with new member ‘The Academy of Joint Integrity’ to offer Valve User readers a Joint Integrity Masterclass, to be held at the Academy’s state-of-the-ar...

London 2012 Olympic Games

Adanac had a part to play in the London 2012 Olympic Games when Engineering Director, Neil West was offered a volunteer role. Neil spent time working alongside Omega in the Timing ...

Knowledge is not power: “Young people today just don’t have what it takes”, is the frustration voiced by so many employers.

In my opinion there is nothing wrong with our young people, it’s what we are doing to them that makes too many unemployable. We are perpetuating an already massive problem with hig...

Business Growth Workshop: A One Day Workshop by The Richard Denny Group in Association with BVAA

Objective Increase sales revenue, either by winning new customers or increasing the average transaction value while at the same time building long term relationships and getting r...

New range of compact leak-free high pressure regulators from Rotork Fairchild

Rotork Fairchild, a member of the Rotork group of flow control companies, has launched a new range of compact high pressure pneumatic regulators for instrument and industrial contr...

Valve Asset Management: Take Control of Your Valve Assets

Valve failure can represent far more than the capital cost of replacing the products. With many operators looking to maximize plant uptime and efficiency, regular monitoring and an...

James Walker expands UK research facilities

James Walker has expanded its research and development capabilities with the opening of a half-million pound, purposebuilt laboratory facility within the James Walker Elastomer Tec...

AUMA’s apprenticeship achievement

For over twenty years, AUMA has supported engineer development through apprenticeship schemes. Since 1989, the manufacturer and global supplier of electric actuators has trained ov...

prEN 14141 “Valves for natural gas transportation in pipelines - Performance requirements and tests”

This preliminary standard was submitted to the CEN enquiry closed on 11 January 2012. The comments received by CEN/TC 69/WG 9 were discussed and considered and prEN 14141 was mo...

Specialist actuation skills showcased by SIPOS

SIPOS Aktorik will present its range of actuation products and services at the Valve World Expo (booth 3D36). Capabilities in specialist solutions will be showcased including the c...

Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure

Assessment of CEN Consultant on PED on FprEN ISO 4126-1, - 4, - 5 Mr Ed Haynes, CEN Consultant on PED, has made an assessment on the following draft standards and has made comm...

Cryogenic Masterclass

The growth in the LNG and Industrial Gases market has seen increased interest in low temperature and Cryogenic testing. Adanac’s Technical Director Neil West and Business Developme...

Two month ISO14001 record for CVS

On 12th September, 58 days after moving into its new 2,500m2 Portlethen facility, bespoke valve supply, service and repair company, Control Valve Solutions Ltd (CVS) has been accre...

Standards & Directives Update

I recently delivered to the BVAA Valve Working Group a comprehensive Technical Update Report on all standards and European Directives relating to the Valve Industry, including an u...

Polymer manufacturing turns to Rotork for improved control valve performance

The introduction of Rotork CVA all-electric control valve actuation technology has improved the efficiency of the production process for a leading polymer manufacturing company in ...

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

The ‘Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) has issued a consultation document on: Implementation of the restrictions of hazardous substances in electrical and el...

Striking The Perfect Balance

Whilst system balancing is one of the more complicated tasks faced by commercial heating engineers, it needn’t be beyond most installers. Here, Les Littlewood, Sales & Marketing Di...

Pump-attuned valves improve energy efficiency: By Uwe Herberger-Rosin, KSB Aktiengesellschaft

In actual practice, roughly one out of three check valves installed in pump systems is causing major losses due to improper selection. Particularly in connection with system conver...

Happy ever aftermarket!

It’s been an exciting 18 months for the Koso Kent Introl aftermarket team, since they moved to their new premises in spring of 2011. Having previously been situated within the main...

ISE selects ASCO Numatics

International System EST (ISE) has selected Emerson Industrial Automation to supply control cabinets for a utilities upgrade project at SABIC’s Petrokemya Arabian Petrochemical sit...

Plant includes leviathan valves

Situated on the coast at Chixi Town, south of Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong Province, the Taishan Nuclear Power Station is expected to be one of the largest in the world. It is al...

AlphaRadin Smart Wireless Valves

The patented AlphaRadin Controller can be paired with any switch or gateway. It can be used for applications where the flow of liquid or gas needs to be stopped or resumed remotely...

Crossing the High Pressure, High Temperature ‘Chasm’

The oil and gas industry is often criticised for not being at the cutting edge of technological advancement. But with the demise of ‘easy oil’ Operators and vendors are now leading...

Quickits Launch Stainless Steel Gearbox Range

Nottinghamshire based manufacturing company Quickits Limited is renowned for providing excellent customer service and reliable lead times for a vast range of valve & actuator mount...

Weathering the Storm: F31K2 – Valve position sensing with a global view

Traditionally, limit switch boxes with mechanical, magnetic or inductive contacts are used to detect the position of the valve in valve actuators. However, open solutions are also ...

SFC Launches New Regulator Packs

EasiDrive is a valve operating system that actuates hard-to-operate valves in power plants, chemical processing facilities and oil refineries. It is ideal for use wherever there ar...

IB series bevel gearboxes manufactured by Rotork Gears: Two sites, four million cubic metres of oil, four hundred and sixty-nine Rotork actuators

These apparently random statistics are all connected with a giant oil storage project in Central China created as part of a key national energy programme to provide crude oil reser...

Results of the DIS enquiry on ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

The ISO DIS enquiry opened 21 December 2011 and closed 23 May 2012. The ISO/DIS 10631 was approved by 93% of P-Members voting with comments and only 1 negative vote. The commen...

Spirax Sarco’s insulation jackets

New Spirax Sarco insulation jackets save energy, cut costs, improve safety, are easy to order, instant to fit and have a long life – what’s not to like? Spirax Sarco is launchi...

Score Group plc launch new MIDAS® Sensor for Through Valve Loss / Leak Detection and Measurement

Score Group plc launched its latest innovative valve diagnostic product during ONS week in Stavanger. The MIDAS® Sensor (patent applied for), follows on from the successful launch ...

Latest revision of the DNV Offshore Standard for Submarine Pipeline Systems, DNV-OS-F101

The third revision of the DNV Offshore Standard for Submarine Pipeline Systems, DNV-OS-F101, is now available providing significant improvements based on solid feedback from the in...

Schubert & Salzer perfect for tyres: Production plants for tyres place extremely high demands on valves

Tyre curing presses work at high pressures of steam, water, and nitrogen, as well as at high temperatures. In addition, the very short processing cycles require extremely robust va...

Rotork announces the next generation of gas-over-oil pipeline valve actuators – the Rotork GO Range

The robust GO Range now provides a more compact and reliable solution for automating heavy duty valve applications found in the gathering, transmission, compression and storage of ...

Fugitive Emissions Test ISO 15848-1

The innovative Hobbs Valve TVT range of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves has successfully passed the Fugitive Emissions test requirements of International Standard ISO 15848-1:2006. ...

New Recruits Support AUMA UK’s Service Remit

AUMA growth in the UK has been supported with the recruitment of Kerry Harris to the new post of Manager for the Southern Region and Head of Internal Sales. The appointment support...

Big Business for Quickits Limited

Quickits Limited has long been established as the ‘Best in Class’ when it comes to the valve and actuator mounting kit manufacturing industry. With the recent, new additions to the...

Score Training Unveil Widely Anticipated Compression Packing Course

Score Training and Multimedia Productions Ltd. (part of Score Group plc.) will this month deliver training in Compression Packing to external clients for the first time as they lau...

Solving Sealing Problems For Flow Control Products

Ball valves, utilising a drilledthrough ball rotating in a retaining socket, are widely used for process line control operations within industry. Typical areas of application for t...

Extension To BlutopTM Product Range Meets Increasing Customer Demands

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading materials group Saint-Gobain, has extended its BlutopTM pipe system to accommodate growing customer needs. A smaller...

EN 14341:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel check valves"

was submitted to the CEN systematic review in 2011. Following the results of the review, CEN/ TC 69 requested its secretariat to launch a resolution for the revision of EN 14341:20...

The Case for Interlocking Pig Launchers and Receivers: By Mike Fynes, Sales and Marketing Director, Smith Flow Control

Pigging operations are inherently dangerous. Opening a pig trap closure while there is pressure in the barrel can shoot the pig out of the launcher at high speeds. Attempting to pa...

Steam systems efficiency optimised by control elements: Eichbaum Brewery replaces boiler room seat valves with Schubert & Salzer sliding gate valves

When traditional valves with a metal seat are used to shut off and restrict steam, they are highly susceptible to scoring. Inevitably this leads to costly and even dangerous leakag...

Spirax Sarco White Paper analyses cost benefits of condensate recovery in steam systems

A new White Paper from Spirax Sarco shows how steam users can save tens of thousands of pounds by improving their condensate recovery systems. Condensate, the hot, treated wate...

Valvekits launches new website

Under the slogan ‘Everything for the valve industry except valves and actuators’, the new website describes Valvekits’ abilities to supply a vast array of valve and actuator relate...

Full steam ahead for Valveforce’s High Pressure Valves at AD and biofuel plants

Steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce have launched a new range of High Pressure Two-Way Pneumatic and Electric Control Valves, designed to help maximise efficient o...

BS ISO 6552:1980 Automatic steam traps — Definition of technical terms

This British standard was published on 31 May 2012 and is the UK implementation of ISO 6552:1980, incorporating corrigendum July 2009. It supersedes BS 6023:1981 (dual numbered as ...

One-size-fits-all digital positioner from ABB: Adapts at the push of a button

The new PositionMaster EDP300 digital positioner from ABB offers a single control solution to suit any control valve with an air-driven actuator. The new unit features built-in int...

Fast Moving Year for Econosto UK Culminates in New Distributor Agreement

Econosto UK approaches the end of 2012 celebrating some significant achievements. Most recently the company has announced its appointment as the official UK and Ireland distrib...

Parts of BS EN 60079

Explosive atmospheres Part 0: Equipment — General requirements This British standard was published in September 2012. It is the UK implementation of EN 60079-0:2012 and is deri...

The ALV Range of flameproof solenoid valves

As part of our on-going Development and Expansion Programme of Alpha Controls product range we are pleased to announce the Alpha ALV Range of high quality Flameproof and ATEX appro...

Leengate - The Distributor’s Distributor

Leengate Valves, the UK’s market leading valve wholesaler, is pleased to announce our brand new priced catalogue – with over 140 new products and extended ranges. If you require a ...

Fugitive Emissions

Result of the NWIP ballot for the revision of ISO 15848-1:2006 and ISO 15848-2:2006. • Approval for the addition of ISO/NP 15848-1 and -2 to the ISO/TC 153/SC 1 programme of wo...

Becoming the next big thing in engineering: Brunel University students win this year’s Engineering Insight prize: Final year students get hands on with design brief from Midland ACS, a Xylem brand

Four final year B.Eng students at Brunel University took on a design brief from leading global water technology provider Xylem in a new initiative aimed at promoting closer links b...

Scottish Energy Minister puts CVS on the spot

In August, Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing (pictured right) visited Mick Beavers, Managing Director of Control Valve Solutions Ltd (CVS) at the c...

Advanced Planning and Scheduling in an ‘engineer to order’ business

With a developing business and significant market growth being displayed, BEL Valves recognised the need for new methods of planning and scheduling to manage its growing order book...

BS EN 12266-1:2012 Standard

Industrial valves — Testing of metallic valves Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria — Mandatory requirements This British Standard has now been publi...

High Performance Seals Extend DME Fuelled Transport Operations

Dimethyl ether (DME) burns much cleaner than diesel oils, and is also proving to be an economic and effective alternative fuel or fuel additive for use with gas turbines as well as...

New Era for Hobbs Valve

Another era is dawning for Hobbs Valve with an extensive investment in the expansion of their manufacturing operation based in South Wales. With an ever increasing internationa...

NAMTEC joins Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

The National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC) has joined the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to better promote innovation and competitivene...

Expansion for fast-growing Valveforce

Just four years on from its founding, steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce has made a threefold increase in its floor space by moving to new purpose-built premises ...

PD 5500: 2012 ‘Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels’

The latest revision of PD 5500 has been published. It outlines the latest amendments to the specification up to and including those published in September 2011. It is the start...

EnerMech Invest £5 Million in Saudi Arabian Joint Venture

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, will invest up to £5 million and create 40 jobs as part of an expansion programme in Saudi Arabia. The company has signed a joint ventur...

Parker PID-T actuator range: Extends operating life and reduces maintenance costs

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has recently introduced its P1D-T range of actuators available with bore sizes up to 320mm. This highly compe...

Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1

“Industrial valves - Isolating valves for low temperatures application Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing” The result of the DIS enquiry on ISO/DIS 28921-1 “I...

MetalTek International Reorganization Emphasizes Market Focus

MetalTek International, the manufacturer and integrator of quality high-alloy components, announced a reorganization recently designed to solidify its growth strategy as a metals t...

Heating The Debate!: ISIS Fluid Control Supply Isotherm Heat Exchanger Packages to the Houses of Parliament

With the well publicised multi million pound refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster under way, ISIS Fluid Control worked closely with MITIE Built Environment to supply several ...

ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

The results of the DIS enquiry on ISO 10631 have been published. ISO/DIS 10631 was approved for acceptance, with 13 out of 14 P - Member countries voting in favour of the DIS. ...

British Valves Continually Improving: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

It’s no coincidence that my Comment in this issue reflects the front cover photo, and the subsequent story on page 72. Indeed, there’s so much continual improvement in the British ...

Best Valve World Yet!

In late November 2012, BVAA had without doubt its most successful Valve World Expo yet. We took the unprecedented step of taking a Group Stand, with several members taking booths a...

Aberdeen Clients Visit

As part of our Business Development Partnership with NOF Energy, BVAA members formed a key part of a small group who undertook visits to four major oil and gas clients in the Aberd...

KBR Desktop Exhibition

On 21st November 2012, BVAA held another very successful Desktop Exhibition event at KBR, Leatherhead. Fifteen BVAA members exhibited, receiving over 50 guests from the company’s v...

BVAA AGM Success

As well as being an opportunity to officially endorse and organise the Association’s past, present and future business, the BVAA AGM meeting cluster also gives members an opportuni...

Knowledge is potential power

The untapped power within our young people must be addressed. Speak to almost any employer and they will voice their frustrations that our educational system is not delivering new ...

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

BVAA hats continue to travel the world! This time however only to the north of England. Regular ‘Hatter’ and train fan Graham Lomax is photographed… well where? If you can identify...

More New Members!

BVAA Membership continues to grow. Our latest recruits include…...

Managing Commercial Risk: “Delegate feedback was exceptionally good”

Commercial Risks are inherent in both day-to-day-business and formal contracts, and managing these risks effectively will reduce liabilities, and improve margins. For a quick asses...

Emerson Extends The Fieldvue™ Digital Valve Controller Line

Emerson has extended the Fisher® FIELDVUE™ digital valve controller family with the addition of the FIELDVUE DVC6200p PROFIBUS PA digital positioner. The Fisher FIELDVUE DVC620...

ASCO Numatics introduces stainless steel pulse valve for dust collector systems

ATEX certified series 353 pulse valve is ideally suited to challenging environments in the agricultural, grain, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, wood, plastics and cement industries...

SILs One Day Course: “Clearly conveyed, providing useful information on an often misunderstood subject.” - A previous delegate's feedback

The BVAA one-day SILs course takes the attendee from the basis of IEC61508, through SIL determination (where do SILs come from and how are they established?) to SIL Assessment incl...

Hot Spot Revisions to FprEN 13547 and FprEN 1983

FprEN 13547 “Industrial valves - Copper alloy ball valves” FprEN 1983 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves Following revisions to both Preliminary Standards approval asses...

Crane Fluid Systems New DPCV Range Reduces Energy Consumption

Leading valve manufacturer Crane Fluid Systems has launched a new range of modern and compact differential pressure control valves (DPCVs) with unique features that give cost-savin...

ABB extends high pressure range with 1000 & 600 bar transmitters

ABB has launched 1000 bar gauge (266HSH) and 600 bar differential (266DSH) pressure transmitters, as additions to its widely used 266 range of transmitters. Designed to meet gr...

International recognition for CVS

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) Ltd has proven its commitment to environmental responsibilities and accountability by certifying to the internationally recognised ISO14001 standard. ...

EnerMech Invests In Second Norwegian Base

Mechanical engineering company, EnerMech, is to open a second Norwegian base as part of a £3 million (NOK 27.7 million) investment to grow its Scandinavian business. The new ba...

Hot Spot FprEN 1591- 4: 2012: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

FprEN 1591-4: 2012 “Flanges and their joints — Part 4: Qualification of personnel competency in the assembly of the bolted connections of critical service pressurized systems” ...

Working in the energy industry?: Talk to NOF Energy

Last year BVAA formed a Business Development Partnership with NOF Energy. Joanne Leng MBE gives an overview of the organisation’s services and how to make best use of them… NOF...

Hot Spot common approach to proof testing of pressure equipment: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

A draft technical report on a common approach to proof testing, prCEN/TR 764-8 “Pressure equipment and assemblies – Part 8: Proof test” has been prepared by CEN/TC 54. “Unfired pre...

Rotork declutch gearboxes deliver swift support for retrofit power plant upgrade

Rotork Gears has supplied specialised declutch manual override gearboxes on swift delivery for a damper drive retrofit upgrade project at a large municipal power plant. Twelve ...

AUMA UK’s SIPOS and Siemens Service Specialism

AUMA UK, supplier of modular electric actuators, is raising the profile of its service capabilities for valve control devices. Comprehensive support is provided by the UK organisat...

New Inventory at Cameron Rapid Response Centre

Cameron’s European Rapid Response Centre (located at International House, Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom) has new Cameron inventory, immediately available, including WKM® 370 T...

Sophisticated SIPOS actuation supports Moscow heating scheme

With temperatures dropping as low as -40°C, thousands of multi-flat dwellings in Moscow need heating for a large part of the year. A modernisation programme incorporating SIPOS Akt...

Easy Mounting IML Lock eases Maintenance of Valves and Actuators

Smith Flow Control (SFC) has introduced its ISOpattern IML intermediate lock with universal mounting. The IML lock uses an operating key to lock the actuator in an open or closed p...

Steam training with Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco has launched its 2013 training brochure, enabling organisations to acquire new skills to reduce energy costs and improve the safety and efficiency of steam plant opera...

CVS smash £5m turnover in Q2 of Year 4

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) Ltd’s turnover has just exceeded £5million in the second quarter of year four. This has been made possible by the recent move to a much larger facilit...

Performance Enhancements For Mass Flow Controllers

Digital Mass Flow Controllers (MFC’s), as typically used in the semiconductor, chemical processing, food and pharmaceutical industries, are designed to both measure and control the...

Duxvalves opens Aberdeen office and welcomes Bruce Logan

Duxvalves, leading original equipment manufacturer of severe application production choke and control valves, has appointed Bruce Logan to join the team in delivering a world class...

Hot Spot EN 1626 Cryogenic Vessels – Valves for cryogenic service: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The 2013 systematic review has been launched on the following European standard of CEN/TC 268 “Cryogenic vessels”: EN 1626:2008 “Cryogenic vessels - Valves for cryogenic servic...

New FieldQ Flameproof Valve Actuator & Control Module

The ATEX 137 directive sets workplace requirements within the EU for the safety and health protection of workers in potentially explosive environments. According to ATEX, approxima...

Counterfeiting - The hidden threat to safety

Behind each and every successful product lie thousands of hours and probably millions of pounds in research and development. Not surprising then that there is often a queue of unsc...

Hot Spot ISO/CD 4126-11: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ISO 4126-11 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 11: Performance testing” ISO/TC 185 launched the CD enquiry on this draft standard which is registe...

Emerson Digital Valve Controller Helps Chinese Chemical Plant Save $40,000

After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners in the Shanghai Ethylene Cracker Complex (SECCO) with Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200f digital valve controllers, the...

The Use of Brushless DCV Motors in Electronic Valve Actuators: Prepared by: Earnest Carey, Jr. and Scott Wilkerson

Since 1929, electric valve actuators have been used for valve actuation, using both AC and DC volt motors. Motor technology remained virtually unchanged for years until the 1960s, ...

Time served!: Valves running continuously for 75 years!

When Heap & Partners London office received a call for some spare diaphragms it seemed like a normal and fairly unremarkable sales call. However following the usual questions regar...

Beware Of Substandard Counterfeit Thermoplastic Materials

Following reports of a number of catastrophic failures in service it has come to our attention that sub-standard copies of James Walker Devlon® V-API thermoplastic material are bei...

ASCO Numatics - new solenoid valve manual operator removable under pressure

ASCO Numatics introduces a solenoid valve manual operator that is removable under pressure, enabling faster, easier commissioning and start-up while preventing inadvertent valve mo...

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions® Launches New DEPA® Diaphragm for Chemical Applications

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions®, a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, has announced the introduction of its new DEPA Nopped ...

Duxvalves – Company Profile

BVAA new-member Duxvalves is an internationally renowned leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of sophisticated severe application production choke and control valves suppo...

Improving Process Efficiency With Wireless Valve Automation: By Kurtis Jensen

The economics and simplicity of wireless field instruments has allowed many industrial plants to expand the benefits of automation well beyond traditional “wired” control. Wirel...

Edgen Murray Expands Valve and Actuation Offering with acquisition of HSP Group

Acquisition complements Edgen Murray’s current service to global oil and gas customers by adding valve brands and actuation services with a focus on upstream, refining, petrochemic...

EDF Energy selects Hardide coating for nuclear plant valve application

Advanced surface coating company Hardide Coatings has secured EDF Energy as a new customer and has been specified as a cost-effective, high-performance solution to extend the life ...

Valve Tech Acquisition Boosts EnerMech’s Australian Valves Division

EnerMech has completed the first of five acquisitions it has planned for the next six months with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Valve Tech Engineering in a multimillion pound ...

New ABB app highlights potential compressed air energy savings

Users of pneumatic valve positioners can now assess the energy efficiency of their valve installations with ABB’s new compressed air calculator app for the Apple iPhone and iPad. ...

Hot Spot 2013 systematic review: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

CEN have announced the 2013 systematic review of the following CEN/TC69 standards. EN 558:2008+A1:2011 “Industrial valves - Faceto- face and centre-to-face dimensions of metal ...

All-electric Rotork valve control package selected for offshore wind farm

Rotork is supplying an all-electric valve actuation package encompassing isolating, regulating and modulating actuators with two-wire digital control for the DanTysk offshore wind ...

New £2 million machining centre at KKI set to revolutionise valve manufacturing

Koso Kent Introl (KKI), one of Yorkshire’s leading engineering firms, has officially opened its new, hitech machining centre at one of its Brighouse factories, representing over £2...

Rotork actuators on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers

Hundreds of Rotork electric actuators are being installed on the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, both of which will be 920ft l...

Growth Continues At 146 Year Old Business

Heap & Partners are continuing with their ambitious growth plans. Managing Director David Millar commented that three quarters of the way through their year, they are 15% up on las...

Continuous Improvement at KKI: driving long-term benefits for customers and staff

Choke and control valve manufacturer Koso Kent Introl has come a long way since it was first founded back in 1967 by Ed Singleton. Ed has long since retired, but the philosophy for...

Metso’s valves selected for several pulp and paper projects in Asia-Pacific region

During recent months, Metso has received various orders for automated process valves from several customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The automated valves of Metso have been sele...

Hot Spot 2013 Systematic review of steam traps Standards: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The 2013 systematic review has been launched on the following European standards of CEN/TC 69 “Industrial valves” EN 26553:1991 “Automatic steam traps – Marking” (exactly ident...

Shipham launches new range of wafer check valves

Shipham Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has completed the development programme for a new range of composite single plate wafer check valves, which were introduced to the market ...

EasiDrive Provides Safe, Economical Valve Operation: Valve actuation ideal for use in oil, gas and chemical processing industries

Smith Flow Control has ushered in an affordable way for companies to safely manage valve operations. The EasiDrive portable valve actuator securely and effectively operates valves ...

Valveforce win the balloon race

Valves from steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce are playing a key part in the success of a new balloon dipping plant supplied to China by Greenbrook Automations. ...

Metso’s reliable valve and field instrument solutions to sustain performance of renewable gas production in GoBiGas, Sweden

High efficiency of the production and operational reliability are the key performance indicators for an innovative plant that will be equipped with Metso’s valve and field instrume...

SIPOS actuators’ pioneering approach to presentation

The time delay between introducing a new product series and updating documentation has been addressed at SIPOS Aktorik. Parts inevitably have to be produced before they can be phot...

Parker’s ‘Mill’ cylinders deliver high performance under harsh conditions

Parker Hannifin’s 160 bar and 250 bar hydraulic ‘mill’ cylinders are an established global favourite in hostile environments and arduous applications. Originally designed for use i...

Type K passes the speed test for power plant damper operation

The swift performance capability of the Rotork Type K vane type damper drive has provided the successful retrofit solution to a critical application involving the safe and efficien...

Tyco Valves & Controls Adopts New Pentair Name

Tyco Valves & Controls, the leading global manufacturer of valves, actuators and controls announces that it is now called Pentair Valves & Controls. Now part of Pentair Ltd., P...

SMCI to Join Metaltek International

MetalTek International, a manufacturer and integrator of quality high alloy components with operations in Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and the UK, recently ...

New Recruits Support AUMA UK’s Service Remit

AUMA growth in the UK has been supported with the recruitment of Kerry Harris to the new post of Manager for the Southern Region and Head of Internal Sales. The appointment support...

Hot Spot ISO/FDIS 10631: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ISO 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes” This International Standard has been modified according to the accepted DIS comments and has been submitted to ISO fo...

Roel Van Doren Appointed President, Emerson Process Management, Europe

Emerson Process Management announces the appointment of Roel Van Doren as President, Europe. In his new role, Van Doren will be responsible for leading all European sales and marke...

Valves switch up to 4 times faster: Pneumatic volume booster for set point signal from positioner to actuator

Pneumatic positioners match the particular current valve setting with the set point signal as a control value. The control air, as the input quantity, generally corresponds to a un...

Smart Valve Monitoring delivers networked solution for increased partial stroke test functionality

The Rotork SVM (Smart Valve Monitoring) system has been selected to provide a networked solution for digital valve monitoring and partial stroke testing on a large scale oilfield i...

TT Electronics - High Performance Technology for Valve Position Sensing

Few would doubt that the global automotive industry is one of the most demanding markets for components. High standards of performance and reliability are expected in extremes of h...

Spirax Sarco helps Northumbrian Water halve its steam raising energy

Spirax Sarco has helped Northumbrian Water to halve the energy it uses to raise steam at its Bran Sands anaerobic digestion plant. The work has been so successful that the utility ...

Pentair Valves & Controls launches new pilot-operated pressure relief valve for high temperature environments

Pentair Valves & Controls has launched the new Anderson Greenwood 5200 pilot-operated pressure relief valve to offer overpressure protection for challenging economizer applications...

Free tech advice from new Valvegeek

Meet Valvegeek, created by steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce as a free, quick and easy-to-use question and answer email service on all things valves. Followi...

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."

This delightfully subtle quote is one of my favourites, and was uttered by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a US politician who came from humble beginnings, and rose to become the Senator ...

Hinkley Point C Approved

Planning consent to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset has recently been granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey M...

BVAA’s New Functional Safety Guideline

BVAA has recently announced a new Guideline on BS EN 61508 – the Functional Safety standard associated with Safety Integrity Levels (SILs). BVAA has been running a SILs course ...

Date and Venue Announced for BVAA AGM 2013

The Date and Venue of BVAA’s AGM, Mini- Conference and Dinner Dance has been announced. The traditionally popular event will be held at the spectacular Rockliffe Hall Hotel in Darl...

BVAA In-house Training

It’s been a busy winter for the BVAA Training department! Just before Christmas we entertained the HSE’s COMAH team once again, and we saw record attendances at the March 2013 Trai...

BVAA Introduces Jimmy Phillips

BVAA are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Marketing & Communications Manager, Jimmy Phillips. Jimmy has a BA (Hons) and a MBA and is already an experienced MarComms spe...

Networking that leads to real business

A reminder that BVAA has formed a Business Development Partnership with NOF Energy, a business development organisation with a network of members that supplies oil, gas, nuclear an...

BVAA at NOF Energy Conference: ‘Decades of Opportunity’ - Industry experts provide sector outlook and highlight some landmark future projects

Delegates who attended NOF’s national conference and exhibition were privy to insight provided by industry leaders on the future of the energy industry. The huge audience, which in...

STOP PRESS - PILOT Share Fair Date Announced

It has been announced that this year’s PILOT Share Fair will take place on Wednesday 6th November at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. PILOT Share Fair provides th...

Score Group Apprentice Lecture: ‘BVAA – The Voice of the British Valve Industry’

On 1st February Rob Bartlett, Director of the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA), gave an illustrated lecture in the VITAL Training and Conference Centre to Score engine...

BVAA Valve Working Group at ARC Energy

BVAA’s Valve Working Group - the Association’s body that looks after technical, legislation and standardisation issues - recently met at weld overlay cladding specialists, ARC Ener...

Network and get closer to the clients and their projects

NOF Energy Networking Lunches are designed to increase attendees’ knowledge of a specific key client from the energy sector. The guest speaker delivers a 45 minute presentation abo...

Worley Parsons Desktop

BVAA held one of its renowned Desktop events on 20th March at Worley Parsons, Brentford – one of the most successful yet! Thirteen BVAA members received over EIGHTY Worley Pars...

Dupont O-Rings Increase Sealing Performance for Processing Applications

Kalrez® Spectrum™ perfluoroelastomer O-rings from the Du- Pont™ Performance Elastomers range have been successfully used to minimise the risk of premature seals failure, increase M...

ASCO Numatics introduces intrinsically safe (Ex i) direct acting solenoid valves for use in harsh environments

ASCO Numatics introduces two intrinsically safe solenoid valves with Ex ia IIC T6 certification. The solenoid operators are designed for use on the 327 range of direct operated sol...

Anti-corrosion breakthrough for offshore application is provided by Parker

Oil and gas process design projects targeting extreme resistance to corrosion and extended service lifetimes have been boosted by a new metal processing technology. The advance com...

PPE Record Excellent Delivery Performance in the Elastomer Seals Industry

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals, has just announced its annual performance review for 2012...

Retrofit upgrade at Turkey’s largest refinery chooses Rotork valve automation

Rotork valve actuation and two-wire digital control technology has been chosen for a major upgrade and automation programme at the Tupras Izmit refinery in Turkey. Tupras is Tu...

KKI ambassador publishes: ‘A Specifier’s Guide to Control Valves’

Engineering ambassador, Edward Singleton, is sharing over six decades of control valve expertise with the engineering industry, through the publication of his new book, ‘A specifie...

Spirax Sarco systems help ReFood save over 10MWh per day at waste-to-energy plant

ReFood UK Limited is recovering more than 10MWh a day of energy and saving over £80,000 a year thanks to the use of heat recovery systems from Spirax Sarco at its new anaerobic dig...

Liquefied gas - The challenge for valves

Due to the existence of large reservoirs of natural gas, many national economies use natural gas as an alternative to crude oil. A large percentage of natural gas is transported in...

AUMA flow control supports major environmental scheme

Electric actuators manufactured by AUMA are assisting flow control processes at a major wastewater treatment works (WwTW) in Tullamore, Ireland which has been hailed as a landmark ...

Cameron Announces Joint Venture with CNPC

Cameron has announced an agreement with CNPC, China’s Largest Oil and Gas producer and supplier, to establish a joint venture for the manufacture of pipeline ball valves mainly for...

CVS finalists in Grampian Awards for Business Excellence

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) Ltd is a finalist in the Grampian Business Excellence Awards 2013 for the category of Business Success over 3 years. One of the north-east’s most pres...

Pentair Valves & Controls Extends Service Contract at Doel with Sabo and Sempell Teams

Pentair Valves & Controls has successfully completed a major shutdown of the Doel plant, further expanding its maintenance contract with the plant’s operator, Electrabel. Under its...

K Controls’ Monitors Enable Ground-Breaking Future Energy Source

K Controls subsea valve position monitors have been specified for use Aquamarine Power’s Oyster wave energy device. The innovative device captures energy in near shore waves and co...

First orders for Rotork’s robust and compact 242 Series manual gear operators

Rotork Gears reports that international markets have reacted positively to the introduction of its range of 242 Series manual gear operators and orders have been received. Signific...

Press-Fit Valves – the ideal solution for Europe’s largest waste site

When it comes to a site with almost 8000 metres of pipework, the installation process is a mammoth task - which is why the many benefits of Crane Hattersley’s (www.hattersley.com) ...

Emerson Introduces Digital Valve Controller for Safety Instrumented Systems: Intelligent automatic partial stroke valve testing provides improved safety and reliability.

Emerson’s new FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 SIS digital valve controller responds to safety demands, and features partial stroke and position monitoring capabilities for the final control elem...

Valvekits awarded international contract for over 250 mounting kits and spool pieces

In one of Valvekits latest international contracts, the company is supplying over 250 valve mounting kits and spool pieces for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility under construc...

Aquaflow Become Trusted Partner in the Prevention of Water Hammer

Cheshire based Aquaflow Valves’ innovative approach to preventing the damaging effects of water hammer has seen them win contracts from water authorities across the globe. Their no...

Optimum Flow Control Contributes Towards Reducing Manufacturing Costs

Oil and gas companies around the globe face the challenge of increasing production and delivering quality products while reducing resources and manufacturing costs. Process control...

Using Low Cost Seals Can be a Long Term False Economy

Production processes utilising hazardous chemicals such as acids and amines, very often at elevated temperatures of 150°C or more, occur in a wide range of manufacturing industries...

ASCO Numatics Stainless Steel Filter Regulators

ASCO Numatics introduces a new range of Series 342 Stainless Steel Filter Regulators to complement the existing range of air service equipment. Suitable for inlet pressures up to 1...

BSS Industrial Appoints National Sales Manager at Pegler & Louden

Pegler & Louden, the industrial valve division of leading distributor BSS Industrial, has appointed Andrew Fraser as its National Sales Manager. Andrew brings 27 years of exper...

Hot Spot ISO/CD 15848-1 and ISO/CD 15848-2: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ISO 15848-1 “Industrial valves - Measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions - Part 1: Classification system and qualification procedures for type testing...

CRANE to Showcase Saunders® Products at Interphex 2013

CRANE ChemPharma showcased its Saunders brand products at Interphex 2013 (April 23-25, Javits Center, New York City). Products on display included: Saunders® I-VUE, Saunders® EX, a...

How European Standards are developed to support European Directives

This article describes the overall process used for the preparation of European Standards, how papers are circulated between CEN itself, CEN Technical Committees and National Techn...

Reduce operating costs in high pressure applications

Pentair Valves & Controls offers a high capacity safety valve to help plant operators reduce life cycle costs and minimize shut-down periods. The Crosby HCI ISOFLEX® ensures co...

Flowserve Announces $9 Million Valve Order from Nickel Processing Plant

Flowserve to provide comprehensive plugand- ball valve offerings to meet customer needs for wide variety of mining applications. Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of fl...

Tell me something I don’t know

Did you know that Gee Graphite Limited is 25 years old at the end of this year and when it comes to the Valve industry has unrivalled knowledge about Graphite products, technical s...

Hardide Coatings secures significant grant for new drilling industry hardfacing coating

Advanced surface coating specialist Hardide Coatings has secured a grant of up to £250,000 under the Technology Strategy Board’s ‘Smart’ scheme to commercialise a novel coating tha...

Adanac’s Reshuffle

Friday 1st March 2013 saw a number of managerial changes at Adanac Valve Specialities. With consistent growth in recent years it was seen as a necessary step to undertake changes a...

New machinery investment keeps pace with demand for Valvekits products

The burgeoning demand for Valvekits valve mounting kits and associated products has enabled the company to introduce three new machines to increase the scope and scale of its manuf...

Hot Spot CEN TC69 2013 systematic review Steam Traps: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The results of 2013 systematic review on the following standards of CEN/TC 69 are now available: The UK registered votes to continue each of the standards for a further 5 years...

Growth continues at Re-branded CVS

As a fast growing business, Control Valve Solutions (CVS) has established a foothold within the Aberdeen oil and gas sector, with strong growth over the past 4 years. In 2012, Denv...

Leengate gain WRAS approval

Leengate Valves is pleased to announce that it now holds full WRAS approval for the LV9911 and LV9912 Butterfly valves, 40mm to 300mm, with EPDM liner and Stainless Steel Disc. ...

SIPOS Aktorik appoints Head of Purchasing

SIPOS Aktorik has expanded its management team with the appointment of a Head of Purchasing. Karl-Franz Müller is recruited to the position with responsibility for strategic purcha...

Hot Spot EN 14141 Result of Formal Vote: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

FprEN 14141 “Valves for natural gas transportation in pipelines - Performance requirements and test” This preliminary standard was submitted to Formal Vote which closed on 17 Ma...

Versatile Controls Introduce Low Power Hazardous Area Solenoid Operator

Versatile Controls Ltd - the UK distributor for Versa Products Company - offers their latest compact heavy duty solenoid operator with integral junction box for use with all of the...

Flow control repeat order for Valveforce from Algeria

Valveforce have won a significant repeat order from a major oil company in Algeria to supply a range of stainless steel industrial flow control products. The 42" highly durable...

Expanded fleet for AUMA engineers

The latest investment from Somerset based AUMA UK is an expanded fleet for its network of AUMA engineers to ensure they are able to provide proactive, preventative maintenance and ...

Schischek acquired by Rotork

Rotork p.l.c., the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of the operating companies of the Schisc...

Spirax Sarco wins praise for hands-on training of aspiring engineers

Spirax Sarco has won praise from local schools for giving engineering students the chance to train and gain hands-on experience using leading-edge industrial steam equipment. T...

ABB Smart positioners save money

Maybe you think that your existing conventional valve positioners provide the accuracy you need. However, Jo Kirkbride, Actuator & Positioning Product Manager for ABB, argues that ...

One Direction for Valveforce Check Valves

Valveforce, the flow control and steam system specialists have unveiled a new range of flat-disc check valves that can benefit pump designs by providing up to 300% less power consu...

Variable speed technology selected for Taiwan scheme

SIPOS Aktorik’s specialist variable speed actuators are supporting modernisation of the Hsinta power plant in Taiwan. Originally built in 1994, Taipower’s natural gas-fired combine...

K Controls extend their range of valve position monitors for use in hazardous atmospheres and hostile environments

K Controls, the UK based manufacturer of networking and monitoring equipment is proud to announce its extended range of valve position monitors for use in hazardous atmospheres and...

Hot Spot EN ISO 4126-7 FDIS Vote: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Result of the parallel Formal / FDIS Vote on FprEN ISO 4126-7 FprEN ISO 4126-7 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 7: Common data” was submitted to ...

Elastomer liner - the key to success for KSB

The heart of a centred disc butterfly valve is the elastomer liner. It ensures tight sealing at the flanged line connections, the seat/disc interface and the stem passages. On high...

Zoedale to Supply 319 Actuators to Prestigious Middle East Construction Project

Following on from the success of an initial order for 41 actuators to suit large 350mm and 600mm butterfly valves to a very prestigious development in Qatar, Zoedale have now suppl...

Subsea pressure regulator for depths to 3000m/10000ft

Pressure Tech have developed a range of subsea pressure regulators to operate at depths up to 3,000m/10,000ft. The regulators use the external seawater as a reference pressure and ...

Precision Polymer Engineering’s parent company IDEX Corporation, acquires FTL Seals Technology

IDEX Corporation announced today the acquisition of FTL Seals Technology Limited (‘FTL’), a leader in the design and application of high integrity rotary seals, specialty bearings,...

Hot Spot Parallel Enquiry prEN 4126-6:2013 Bursting Disc safety devices: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

DRAFT prEN ISO 4126-6:2013 Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure – Part 6: Application, selection and installation of bursting disc safety devices (ISO/DIS 4126-...

Using Mechanical Interlocks on Complex Pig Trap Procedures

Sometimes pig traps can involve complex procedures. Even in these cases, pig trap accidents can be prevented using mechanical key interlocks. Smith Flow Control offers some useful ...

Unique Signalling Unit Indicates more than Open or Closed

Seeing at a glance whether an important valve is open or closed can be crucial. Schubert & Salzer Control Systems has developed the 2040 digital position indicator to provide a tot...

Zoedale Growth Prompts I.T. and Process Overhaul

Due to rapid growth in 2012 Zoedale, UK distributors of high quality valves and actuators, has commenced a project to completely re vamp their IT and business management systems. ...

The art of interpreting specifications to ensure correct valve design

When a control or choke valve is specified, the data sheet – naturally – is prepared to reflect the running conditions that the valve will be required to cope with. If the valve is...

Hot Spot 2013 ASME BPVC: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ASME BPVC Code will be moving from a three year cycle to a two year publication cycle. 2013 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code will be published in July 2013. The BPVC es...

The Top Ten Considerations when Choosing a Pressure Control Valve

Within the oil and gas industry, reducing overall production costs is crucial to meeting business goals that contribute towards the challenges posed by the sector. 1. Design ...

Marubeni Power Development Australia trusts Metso’s professional service capabilities for automation system upgrade

Marubeni Power Development Australia Pty Ltd. has chosen Metso to upgrade the automation system at its Smithfield Energy Facility in Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia. The com...

Parker helps offshore industry meet pressure demands

Parker Autoclave Engineers’ subsea ball valves facilitate hydraulic control at water depths down to 3,800 metres As offshore oil production platforms move into deeper waters in...

Metso valves reduce emissions and improve safety at processing plants

Helsinki-2012 was a banner year at the Metso Flow Laboratory, where a corporate initiative to increase the numbers of valves certified to the most stringent environmental emissions...

CRANE Showcases its Trusted DEPA® and ELRO® Brands at 2013 European Coatings Show

CRANE ChemPharma and Energy showcased specialized solutions from its DEPA® and ELRO® brands for paint and ink, chemical, and chemical processing applications at the European Coatin...

Hot Spot 2013 BSI 5 year review of standards

BS 759-1 1984 - Valves, gauges and other safety fittings for application to boilers and to piping installations for and in connection with boilers - Specification for valves, mount...

9 out of 10 say ‘Oil & Gas’!

Welcome everyone to the latest issue of BVAA’s Valve User magazine! In this issue we have, thanks to the imminent Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen (September 3rd~6th), a major...

BVAA’s Latest ‘Graduates’

We recently extended our range of Training Courses here at BVAA with yet another new one-day workshop entitled ‘Selling to Win – Business Growth Skills.’ Led by Bob Wilson of R...

Presenting to Win - 13th November 2013

This is BVAA’s latest offering, a 1-day workshop for delegates where presentations and meetings are a part of their job. The course will take place at BVAA HQ on 13th November. ...

The Pre-Employment Conundrum: by BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

A ‘greying’ workforce, so typical in Engineering these days, ultimately needs replacing. But where do you find the bright new engineers, who can quickly and seamlessly pick up the ...

BVAA Conference Review

BVAA reconvened at Celtic Manor on Tuesday 14th May 2013 for the second in the latest reincarnation of the BVAA Spring Conference, which this year also featured a mini exhibition b...

John Millar 1926-2013

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the death of John Millar. John worked for Heap & Partners from 1952 till his retirement in 2008 aged 82. During that time he grew He...

Sensible Documentation Please!

BVAA recently received telephone call from a rather weary member – who will remain anonymous – complaining about the raft of paperwork that routinely accompanies each and every enq...

BVAA at Petrofac Innovation Day

On 22nd May 2013, a small selection of BVAA members were invited to participate in Petrofac’s internal Innovation Day. Taking part in the regular event at Petrofac’s Bridge View fa...

BVAA Golf Day

The BVAA Golf Society met again on 15th May 2013 at the superb Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. There was a deluge on the preceding (Conference) day, and then a full-on monsoon right ...

BVAA’s Latest New Members: BVAA Membership continues to grow at a very impressive rate...

Here are just a few of our latest recruits: BHR Group Smart Actuator Co Advanced Valve Solutions (UK) Ltd Bharat Forge RP Valves of Mildenhall Armology Maceplast SAFI Si...

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

Barry Williams of Alpha Controls took our challenge a little too seriously! Barry and friends are pictured here – replete with BVAA hats – on a Help for Heroes charity trek at the ...

New Valve Metallurgy Course!

BVAA, in conjunction with our partners at the renowned Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre, are launching a one-day course on ‘Valve Metallurgy - for non-...

Help Wanted: Young Talent Need Apply

Valve manufacturers are hiring! But our members are struggling to find enough talent to fill their growing needs. So what’s a trade association to do? Adapt… and help our members a...

Valve World Americas a Success for BVAA

BVAA was delighted to be able to secure a booth at the second staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas. Thanks to the cooperation of membe...

PILOT Share Fair: ‘A unique and rare opportunity’

Wednesday 6th November 2013, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre BVAA Director and Valve User Editor Rob Bartlett comments:- “I had the privilege of attending the 2012 PILO...

CVS helps raise over £50k for EnQuest Charity Golf Day

Control Valve Solutions Ltd (CVS) was just one of the sponsors of EnQuest’s annual charity golf day at the world-famous Fairmont St Andrew’s course where forty teams took part and ...

New ABB app highlights potential compressed air energy savings

New ABB app points the way to compressed air savings in valve control applications Users of pneumatic valve positioners can now assess the energy efficiency of their valve insta...

Schischek launches explosion-proof controller for decentralised HVAC control structures

With more and more applications in the building automation sector requiring high performance, cost effective and easy to use explosion-proof control systems, Schischek now provides...

ASCO’s Energy Efficient Valves: ASCO Numatics introduces range of energy efficient motorised valves with stainless steel bodies

ASCO Numatics introduces a range of compact and lightweight motorised valves for applications where electric actuation is required. The new valves are quiet in use and can be opera...

Saint-Gobain PAM UK delivers a durable and cost effective solution to water companies

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading materials group Saint-Gobain, has added a new through bore CE fire hydrant, DN80 PN16, to its range of market-leading du...

Hot Spot - API Specification 20A Clarification

Following detailed examination of the ‘API 20A - Steel, Stainless Steel, and Nickel Base Alloy Castings for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry’ standard, BVAA members ha...

Customer demands lead to much higher bar

As the industry we operate in gets more demanding and there is a greater need for improved productivity, HKS have been keen to react to customer demand and have taken the decision ...

Passing the Test: RPV Extends its Range of Testing Facilities

Suffolk based valve stockist, modifier and test house RPV, has made significant extensions to its testing facilities to include cryogenic testing to a temperature of -196°C. When a...

Stop check valves: In many applications the use of a combination of a stop valve and a check valve is used

This results in two pressure containing parts, two potential leak paths and the added issues of space and especially weight. Based on globe valves, stop-check valves have been ...

SACO Powers into UK Market with BVAA membership

SMART ACTUATOR manufacturer SACO has announced its membership of the British Valve and Actuator Association timed to unveil its ground-breaking technology into the UK market. T...

Hydravalve celebrate 25 years

Hydravalve (UK) Ltd was established in 1988 as a private limited company, started by partners Mr A Newham and Mr A Brown, and since Tony’s retirement Christmas 2008 the company is ...

708 tonnes of CO2 saved with Spirax Sarco steam trap management

A Spirax Sarco steam trap management contract is projected to save AB World Foods 236 tonnes of CO2 a year, for the next three years. Under the new contract the site’s steam tr...

Solutions Sales Added to AUMA’s Service

Mark Goodson has been appointed to the new position of Solutions Sales Engineer at AUMA UK, the manufacturer and supplier of electric actuators. Focussing on providing tailored act...

New globe valve line gives Metso’s customers more control performance options

About one year ago Metso announced a launch of a new line of Neles® globe control valves, targeted in the first phase to the Asia Pacific, Chinese and Indian petrochemical, refinin...

Emerson Extends Alarm Management and Actuator Capability: Emerson’s FieldQ diagnostics help simplify work practices and improve efficiency

Emerson Process Management has released costsaving new diagnostic capabilities in its FieldQ rack & pinion, fully integrated valve actuator and controls. The updated capabilities g...

Hobbs Valve: Founded on Innovation, built through service

Hobbs Valve was founded on an innovation. Just eight years ago when the company was formed in Caerphilly by six share holders, it was on the principle that the design for butterfly...

Malvern’s World Famous Braniacs Deliver World-Beating Actuator: ‘75 per cent energy savings on old-style products’

The historic and picturesque Malvern Hills were chosen by Winston Churchill to be the home of Britain’s boffins during the Second World War. The rolling Worcestershire hills have s...

Welsh First Minister Visits Hobbs Valve

Hobbs Valve, the South Wales based manufacturer of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves, welcomed the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM Welsh First Minister to its Caerphilly plant during July. ...

Right on Time: RPV joins BVAA

RPV, the Suffolk based valve stockist, modifier and test house, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA). Approaching its’ 20th year, the company has a strong r...

Double Celebrations and International Recognition for CVS

There were double celebrations at Control Valve Solutions Ltd (CVS) back in June as the company gained OHSAS18001 accreditation within four years of setting up and also attended th...

A guide to pressure transmitter materials selection

The risk of corrosion presents a serious threat to the long term operation and accuracy of pressure transmitters, particularly in critical measurement applications. One way of mini...

Flow Control Solutions Win Distributor Award

Cheshire based Valve and Actuator distributors Flow Control Solutions, has been awarded Flowserve’s ‘Independent Distributor of the Year’ award for 2012. The award was inaugurated ...

New Engineering Insight website from Xylem engages university students with real-life engineering challenges

Leading global water technology provider Xylem Inc., manufacturer of a global brand portfolio that includes Midland- ACS, Flojet, Rule, Jabsco, Alcon and PCI Membranes, has launche...

Valvekits to stock Pneumatrol solenoid valves

Rotork Valvekits, the specialist valve mounting kit company in the Rotork group of flow control businesses, is now the official stockist and distributor for the industry-leading Pn...

Hot Spot - EN 12516 Series of Shell Design Strength Standards

Several parts of the EN 12516 series of standards have recently under gone formal vote. These include:- • Part 1: Tabulation method for steel valve shells • Part 2: Calculati...

BHR Group proud to join BVAA

Demonstrating its commitment to all aspects of the valve and restrained fluid industry, BHR Group announced it has signed up to become a member of the British Valve and Actuator As...

Hot Spot - Harmonised standards for PED, SPV and ATEX

The Senior Directive Manager (Pressure Equipment and ATEX) Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has advised the following: The latest lists of harmonised standard...

Company Profile: Armoloy (UK) Ltd

The “Armoloy” process was originally developed in the United States over 50 years ago as a specialised protection for a wide range of tools and components and has been available in...

Cameron’s rapid response facility has the full package

Cameron has rebranded its former IVL Newmarket facility as a rapid response centre for Europe: one visit tells you that the new title is completely appropriate. By adding modificat...

Valve Condition Monitoring Made Easy

Valve Condition Monitoring is known to reduce risks, and maximise efficiency and reliability in all processes where it is deployed. It is increasingly being seen as the only safe w...

The Whole Solution: Advanced Valve Solutions joins BVAA

Advanced Valve Solutions was founded, in 1998, to provide the best possible technical solutions to flow control and isolation issues, within the power sector. The Dutch company wit...

Barakah Contract Win for Pentair Valves & Controls

Pentair Valves & Controls is pleased to announce the specification of Sempell pressurizer safety relief valve (PSRV) systems at the new Barakah nuclear plant in the United Arab Emi...

Valvekits is UK distributor for Centork positioners

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, has been appointed as the UK stockist and distributor for the well established Centork rang...

PPE Recruits Jamie Hill

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals, has appointed Jamie Hill as Regional OEM Sales Manager fo...

Flowserve’s New UEX Electronic Control Module: Flowserve Announces New State-of-the-Art UEX Electronic Control Module for L120 Electric Actuators

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the newly developed, Flowserve ...

HART interface initiative from SIPOS Aktorik

The HART communication protocol has been added to the SIPOS 5 range of electric actuators. Adoption of HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) technology extends SIPOS Aktorik...

Hot Spot CEN/DIS enquiry on prEN ISO 4126-6

Result of the parallel CEN / DIS Enquiry on prEN ISO 4126-6 prEN ISO 4126-6 “ Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure -- Part 6: Application, selection and inst...

Albion Expands & Adds New Range: Albion Introduces New Range Of Solenoid Valves

Albion Valves, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier based in Dodworth, Barnsley, has introduced a new range of solenoid valves to its extensive portfolio of products. Albion ...

Valvestock relocates and invests in ‘unmatched range of services, products and support’

Valvestock, the specialist valve and actuator arm of Pipe Center, has moved to new premises and significantly expanded its offering following a major investment. The new purpos...

New Faces at Hardide Coatings: Business development appointments to boost European and US growth

Advanced surface coatings technology company Hardide Coatings has appointed two senior business development managers to drive uptake of its tungsten carbide-based coatings as the c...

‘Severn builds Valves no-one else can!’

Spend a couple of hours with Severn Glocon’s Colin Findlay, as I did recently, and you soon realise this is a typically reflective and concise answer from this modest and unassumin...

Hot Spot - FprEN 1591-4: 2012 Final Vote and approval to publish

“Flanges and their joints — Part 4: Qualification of personnel competency in the assembly of the bolted connections of critical service pressurized systems” This document (FprE...

Safe Technology in Oil & Gas Flow Control

Signum Technology is a new group of established engineering businesses in the safety and critical service flow control sectors. Its buy and build strategy is both ambitious and exc...

Righton Launches New Range of Super Duplex Alloys

Righton Ultratech Alloys are a range of high performance metals including stainless steel, copper and nickel alloys specified for the exacting demands of safety critical industries...

Armoloy for the Valve & Actuator Industry

Armoloy (UK) Ltd is the UK licensee for the Armoloy NTDC (Nodular Thin Dense Chrome ) process. This process deposits a unique, nodular 99.9% pure Chromium coating that has been...

MSP Establishes New Oil & Gas Division

MSP, a leading supplier of springs and presswork, has created a new Oil and Gas division after experiencing a surge in business in the sector. Managing Director, Keith Gardner, sai...

ASCO’s High Flow Filter Regulators: ASCO Numatics high flow filter regulators enable Ascendant Technologies to offer more responsive valve solutions

Ascendant Technologies, a specialist valve automation company serving the UK oil and gas sector, has selected filter regulators from ASCO Numatics to help improve the response spee...

Econosto UK show Taylor Safety Relief Valves at Offshore Europe

Well-known US manufacturer Taylor Valves recently appointed Econosto UK as their UK and Europe agent for the full range of Taylor Valve products. The company is renowned for in...

Emerson Awarded $67 Million in Valve Technologies Contracts: Emerson valve technologies to help ensure efficient, safe flow control of natural gas

Emerson Process Management has been awarded contracts by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd which are valued at US $67 million (Euros 50 million) to provide control valves and valve actuato...

EnerMech in £10 Million Australian and UK Acquisitions

Oil and gas engineering company, EnerMech, has snapped up Australian industrial sector firm Vicon Services, and UK-based pump equipment specialist Total Reclaim Systems Ltd, in dea...

Flexachem & PBM for Oil & Gas: Flexachem UK Ltd Introduce PBM Valve solutions for the Oil & Gas Market

Flexachem UK Ltd along with their sister company Flexachem Manufacturing (Cork) are long established sole agents for the full range of PBM valves. Since the first PBM valve was...

Oil and Gas applications demand quality valves

Quality, standards and certifications are ever increasing in the Oil and Gas market place and only the best products are getting approved for use. Zoedale has seen an increase in d...

API 622 – Helping you to choose the best fugitive emissions packing

Valve fugitive emissions standards and legislation are not new ideas or concepts. Beginning in the USA in the 1960s, formalisation of criteria and test methods for the monitoring a...

K Controls 007-100 Valve Position Monitors specified for use in FPSO ballast tanks

K Controls has used its expertise in sub-sea ingress protection and hazardous area approvals to develop 007-100 Valve Position Monitors that will be used in a new floating, protect...

STATOIL framework extension contributes to KKI’s strong year-end results

Despite the ongoing challenging economic climate, KKI has reported a strong final quarter in their 2012/13 financial year, posting a record level of sales at year-end. The comp...

Metso’s intelligent valve controller withstands severe offshore conditions

Metso’s Neles (ND9300H) intelligent valve controller has received a marine certificate from Bureau Veritas indicating that the unit has passed that organization’s requirements for ...

Deep water drilling: extracting oil and gas from the Jasmine Field: By John Smallshaw

Discovered in 2006 by Conoco Philips, the Jasmine field in the Central North Sea was the largest oil and gas find for more than a decade, consisting of a 701 metre Triassic reservo...

FlexiDrive Provides Safe, Remote Valve Operation in Oil, Gas and Chemical Processing Industries

Smith Flow Control’s FlexiDrive valve actuator can be applied to any conventional wheel-operated device in oil, gas or chemical processing plants to make them constantly accessible...

Parker Delivers System-Level Gains for Wellhead OEMs: Block and bleed and double block and bleed assemblies provide compact, reliable process-to-instrument solutions

Wellhead equipment suppliers and operators can make major enhancements to their ‘Christmas tree’ and related equipment designs by using a new range of API-rated integrated valve as...

Live long and prosper

Although this phrase isn’t what you might expect to hear regarding valves, it does seem to be the way the oil/gas industry is looking at the future. Efficiency and safety are now t...

Quickits provide professional solution for major off-shore installation

Quickits Ltd has recently completed a project as part of a multi-million pound installation destined for the North Sea. The project consisted of 303 fully enclosed spool mounting k...

Hot Spot - Changes to ISO 9001 to ‘drive innovation’

In a press release issued on 27 June 2013 by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), proposed changes to ISO 9001, the global industry standard for Quality Mana...

Subsea Gas Compression with Mokveld Subsea Control Valves

Mokveld is proud to have been awarded the subsea anti-surge control valves for the Åsgard Subsea Gas Compression Project. Subsea gas compression is a technology approach that c...

Parker to Host ‘How To’ Seminars at Offshore Europe

An educational resource focused on raising the performance and reducing the risk of small-bore tubing systems will be on site at Offshore Europe 2013. The educational centre is...

PPE’s NORSOK M710 Sour Gas Tests

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance molded elastomer seals has just announced it has completed a series of successful ...

Is it safe to breathe?

Fugitive emissions testing have long been a requirement for process valves but pneumatic systems for compressed air have traditionally vented their exhausted air through an open po...

Pipe Center to offer Conbraco’s Apollo valves

Pipe Center has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with leading US manufacturer Conbraco to supply the company’s Apollo range of valves in the UK, which will be held a...

DMI Young & Cunningham add offshore industry to their reputation with firesafe “Quiclose” Valves

The name of Young & Cunningham (founded in 1924) is known worldwide as a Valve manufacturer and supplier of the highest quality to the marine and offshore industries. Y&C’s pat...

Schischek to exhibit at Offshore Europe 2013

Schischek will be present at the SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen this September, for the first time exhibiting with parent company Rotork. As an established manufact...

Severn Glocon secures significant LNG contract

Control valve specialist Severn Glocon has been awarded a landmark contract to supply 536 engineered control valves for the processing plant on the Ichthys Project onshore LNG faci...

Aquaflow supply air valves into Dubai

Air management within pipelines is essential for optimal operation. Air entrapment is associated with many negative issues such as water hammer, pipeline failure, flow rate reducti...

BVAA’s latest new member ‘Pneumatrol’ has some familiar faces and products!

Following a major restructure of the Parmeko Group, the assets and intellectual property rights of RGS Davis Ltd and its subsidiary company RGS Plus Ltd have been purchased by Pneu...

Hardide Coatings for AgustaWestland: Hard chrome replacement test a success

Hardide Coatings, the provider of advanced surface coating technology, has successfully completed the first of two test phases to approve the Hardide coating as a replacement for h...

Flowserve Obtains Full Ownership of Indian JV

Flowserve Strengthens Position in India by Obtaining Full Ownership of the Joint Venture’s Maraimalai Nagar Manufacturing Facility. Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of...

Quickits aspiration for continuous improvement leads to new appointment

Following on from the significant investment in the latest Solidworks CadCam software package Quickits have appointed Matt Price as Development Engineer. With a Master’s degree...

Rotork Gears introduces new valve gearbox with GOST Standard dimensions

Rotork Gears, the specialist valve gearbox manufacturer in the Rotork group of flow control companies, has introduced the NTBG series of bevel gearboxes, designed specifically to c...

HYD690 Series Hydraulic Pressure Regulator now available with ceramic seats as standard

Pressure Tech has upgraded the seating material on its HYD690 series for applications using hydraulic oil. The pressure regulator will now include ceramic seats which will provide ...

Saint-Gobain Pumps Up Global Presence

Building on its success in the construction and industrial pumps market in the US, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has launched its innovative NORGLIDE® composite bearings soluti...

Rotork upgrade after sixty years unbroken aerospace industry service!

Some of the very first valve actuators to carry the Rotork name are being replaced with the company’s latest intelligent IQ3 actuators after sixty years of unbroken service on a de...

Hot Spot - ISO/FDIS 10631

“Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes” ISO/FDIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes” was submitted to the FDIS Vote which closed on 8 June 2013. ...

Operating Panel Allows Safe and Efficient Control of Actuated Valves

Safety engineering company Smith Flow Control has manufactured a custom-built operating panel which enables a client to control a sequence of actuated valves. The operating panel c...

Flagship Position for SIPOS in Pipestone Portfolio

Colorado based Pipestone Equipment, an established supplier of municipal and industrial water products, reports the significant role played by SIPOS Aktorik‘s actuators in its porf...

PAS 1008 Specification for the manufacturing and testing of single-use flexitanks

PAS 1008 specifies requirements for materials (plastics), valves, performance and the provision of flexitank information. It also describes a method for testing the leak tightness ...

Aquaflow introduces Aquavault™ resilient seat wedge gate valve

Aquaflow, the specialist valve division of T-T Pumps, a global provider of pumping and electrical control equipment, is delighted to launch their new AQUAVAULT™ range of valves! ...

New Flow Isolating Valves from Valveforce

New to Valveforce’s extensive portfolio of steam system and flow control products is a range of Flow Isolating Valves for pipelines. Suitable for thermal oil, air, steam and va...

Prevention is better than cure

Preventative Maintenance is a hot topic as organisations look to maximise the lifespan of products and minimise down time. For those unfamiliar with this concept, Preventative Main...

£40,000 per year cost saving by recovering flash steam

A Spirax Sarco flash steam recovery system is saving Cambridgeshire-based Jardin Corrugated Cases nearly £40,000 per year and has reduced the company’s CO2 emissions by 282 tonnes ...

Versatile Controls Introduce the Versa V-316 Series Bypass Valve

Versatile Controls Ltd - the UK distributor for Versa Products Company - offers a new valve option for the testing of solenoid valve control circuits in applications where closing ...

Hot Spot - EN 1983 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves”

FprEN 1983 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves” was submitted to UAP Vote which closed on 24 June 2013. The draft was unanimously approved. The standard will now be ratified...

Score Europe completes a unique HPU project

During the May holiday weekend a lorry left the Score Europe workshops at Glenugie, Peterhead, bound for Teesside. On board was the largest hydraulic power unit (HPU) ever to have ...

ECA Investment Advantage from AUMA UK

The SIPOS 5, supplied and supported in the UK by AUMA, is the first electric actuator to be included on the Energy Technology List as part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) s...

Hot Spot – “Industrial valves — Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories”

WI 00069163 “Industrial valves - Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories” was prepared by CEN/TC 69/WG1. The draft standard has been finalized by C...

Albion Introduces New Range Of Radiator Valves

UK based valves supplier, Albion Valves, has introduced a new range of radiator valves to its extensive portfolio. The new range is for commercial applications, with all valves com...

Hot Spot - EN ISO 4126-2: 2003

CEN have received a proposal from NBN (Belgium Standardization Institute) to revise the following standard: EN ISO 4126-2: 2003 “Safety devices for protection against excessive...

Happy Anniversary!

Welcome everyone to the latest issue of BVAA’s Valve User magazine! I was reminded recently that I had just completed my 10th Anniversary with BVAA, which coincidently also mar...

ABB underlines safety credentials with new oil and gas accreditation

ABB’s Measurement Products business has achieved ISO 29001 accreditation for its Workington factory, underlining its commitment to meeting the stringent quality requirements of the...

People Buy from People: BVAA / NOF Networking Opportunities

Meet decision makers and catch up with existing contacts in the Oil & Gas Industry through BVAA partnership with networking specialists NOF Energy. Networking events are a fanta...

'Safety Valves': The prefix isn’t by accident, but these valves might just prevent one!

For many years BVAA has been ‘banging the drum’ when it comes to the correct selection and application of Safety and Relief Valves. But that is only half the story… To understand t...

Valves at Severn

The BVAA Valve (technical) working group met on 22nd October 2013 at the impressive new Severn Unival facility in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. A full agenda included a presentatio...

New Code of Practice for Repair

This document entitled ‘BVAA Code of Practice for the Repair of Industrial Valves & Actuators’ has been prepared by the BVAA Repair working group, comprising manufacturers, repaire...

Bringing the Valve Supply Chain to Amec, Aberdeen

BVAA led a delegation of ten members at a supply chain event held at Amec’s Aberdeen base; Seafield House. The Oil and Gas consultancy had handpicked and invited ten BVAA members t...

BVAA Scottish Golf Day a Huge Success

Records were shattered at BVAA’s annual Scottish Customer Golf Day at Westhill Golf Course in Aberdeen in September. The competition, as with previous BVAA Golf events, was played ...

SPE Offshore Europe 2013: UK’s biggest Oil & Gas Event as Successful as ever Large Valve & Actuator Delegation

SPE Offshore Europe 2013 in Aberdeen has celebrated its 40th birthday by staging its biggest and best conference and exhibition to date. This year’s theme was “The Next 50 Years”, ...

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

Competition BVAA Marketing and Communications Manager Jimmy Phillips is demonstrating his head for heights in this picture, but where is he? If you are the first to identify the...

Chrome - Don’t write the Obituary too soon

It is becoming increasingly fashionable, almost politically correct, to be seen to be calling time on a material that has served us well in the past, continues to serve us in the p...

The economical alternative to Pneumatically Actuated Ball Valves

Flow Control Experts Zoedale has reported a sharp increase in demand for their range of Co Axial VIP Valves for use in UK based Process Manufacturers. The VIP valve from quality It...

Company Profile: YPS Valves

YPS Valves Ltd is one of Europe’s leading designers, manufacturers, modifiers and stockists of stainless steel and nickel alloy gate, globe and check valves for hydrocarbon process...

The drain gang conquer Kilimanjaro in huge fundraising effort

Two employees from Saint-Gobain PAM UK and one from Saint-Gobain Weber, both part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, have successfully negotiated the climb of Mount K...

Significant Isolation & ESDV Business for CVS

Since Control Valve Solutions Limited (CVS) was established in 2009 the Technical Team has serviced and repaired a range of valves requiring a high degree of specialist technical s...

Modified Valves: can you afford to take the risk?

The modification of standard valves to suit alternative and often very specific use is nothing new. More and more contractors and end users are turning to modified valves to provid...

Strategic new appointment for Albion

Albion Valves, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has appointed a new Sales Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Gary Murray, brings twenty years industry experience ...

Advanced Valve Solutions’steam cooled attemporator: Innovative Solution to Thermal Shock Problems in Power Generation

Advanced Valve Solutions, the specialist Valve and Engineering Solutions Provider have developed an innovative solution to the problem of Thermal Shocking experienced by valves dur...

Sun Yeh appoint Allvalves as their official distributor

Allvalves Online have been awarded the official distribution agreement to represent Sun Yeh in the UK, Ireland and Germany. The agreement will see stock held in Pershore, UK and al...

The Need for Speed

Pneumatic actuators are frequently being asked to deliver reduced stroking times; whether for Emergency Shut Down (ESD) valve applications or on control valves that need instant re...

Alco’s new R&D and Production Facility: Expanding international valve manufacturer with innovation at its heart

Yorkshire based valve manufacturer Alco Valves Group has opened a new facility in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The 14,000sq ft new facility extends the company’s headquarters’ capaci...

Allvalves Online Report: on Two Years of Successful Trading

As its second year comes to an end, Allvalves Online can be pleased with its achievements as an embryonic company. Starting as an online web shop using the knowledge of its Managin...

Saint-Gobain Seals Group’s Custom OmniSeal® Spring-Energized Seals Installed in Environmentally-Friendly Industrial Dyeing Machines

Over the past few years, Saint-Gobain Seals Group has been working closely with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V. (based in the Netherlands), the world’s first supplier of industrial CO2...

CRANE Presents its Product Solutions at the 2013 Coking Conference in India

CRANE ChemPharma & Energy presented its product solutions at the Coking Conference & Exhibition on September 30-October 4, 2013, in New Delhi (India). During the conference, CRANE ...

Bray bucks trend with Inchinnan expansion

Bray Controls (UK) Ltd, has just completed a £2.2 million expansion programme at its European headquarters in Inchinnan. The works created a larger, more modern working environment...

4th Consecutive Open Day Success in OE13 Build-up

The 4th consecutive Annual Open Days held at the end of July at Control Valve Solutions Limited (CVS) were a resounding success and paved the way for the company strengthening its ...

Metso celebrates the 90th anniversary of its renowned Mapag® valves

On October 1, Metso celebrated 90 years of success for its Mapag product brand of valves at the Metso Valve Technology Center in Horgau, Germany. This range of butterfly valves has...

CRANE Sponsor Valve World Asia

CRANE ChemPharma & Energy and CRANE Nuclear, leading providers of highly-engineered products and solutions for fluid handling applications worldwide, provided title sponsorship of ...

Is your 3/2 solenoid valve redundant?

Of the vast number of 3/2 solenoid valves worldwide it is impossible to tell how many are piloting actuators that are part of ‘critical’ processes, i.e. processes that have an imme...

New National Sales Manager for Bray Controls

Bray Controls, a leading global supplier of Valves and Actuators is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Paul Tanner to National Sales Manager. Paul has worked with Bray for...

Hardide Coatings solves hard chrome plating problem

Hardide Coatings, innovator in advanced surface coating technology, has developed a revolutionary alternative to toxic hard-chrome plating (HCP) which they claim will soon be restr...

AUMA’s potable project success

AUMA’s success establishing long term collaboration with project consultants was a key factor in the company securing a contract to supply actuation technology for valve control pr...

Modular Process Instrument Mounting System - Single-Source Installation

An entirely new range of modular manifolds and mounting accessories for installing small-bore process instruments is now available from the Instrumentation Products Division of Par...

Picture Perfect: RPV Open Blasting and Coating Division

RPV the leading international valve stockist/ distributor has further extended its service portfolio by opening a ‘Blasting and Coating Division’ at its Suffolk Headquarters. The f...

SIPOS Supports Prunérov II Power Station Refurb

More than 100 SIPOS 5 HiMod electric actuators have recently been specified and ordered as part of the latest modernisation program for the Pruné ov Power Station, the largest coal...

The Best Things in Life are Free…

2013 has seen some big changes at Colson Industries, the West Yorkshire based Valve Manufacturer. One of the changes is the introduction of a free training service to help better i...

Management team expands at PPE: Customers will benefit from continual operational and quality improvements

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals has appointed Lawrence Aldridge as operational excellence ...

Emerson introduces digital valve controller

Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 stainless steel housing and sealed construction prevents corrosion damage to components Emerson Process Management’s Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 digital ...

MOGAS Industries Turns Forty: From Machine Shop to International Valve Exporter

Known worldwide as the leading manufacturer of severe service, metal-seated ball valves for the most extreme industrial applications in power, mining, process and specialty applica...

Spirax Sarco delivers steam solution for carbon capture project

Spirax Sarco has delivered a comprehensive steamdriven heat exchange solution for a ground-breaking carbon capture project at Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in Yorkshire. The...

Driving Customer Confidence through Innovation

‘James Walker was founded in the 1880s, but it is by continually looking forward that they inspire the confidence of their global customer base;’ says Global Marketing and Business...

KOSO Kent Introl enhances Brazil presence through CCRC registration

KOSO Kent Introl’s (KKI) Brazilian presence has been further enhanced with the Yorkshire engineering company successfully completing the prestigious CCRC registration with global e...

Acquisition expands Rotork’s valve adaptation business

The acquisition of Renfro Associates Inc. heralds the expansion of Rotork’s valve adaptation and accessories business, with manufacture in the USA adding to Rotork Valvekits well e...

Scandinavian appointment supports global expansion for SIPOS

A new agent in Norway supports global expansion for SIPOS Aktorik. The latest partner for the electric actuator supplier is J.S. Cock. Founded in 1897 and with headquarters in Oslo...

K Controls 007 K4-20 WirelessHART® Valve Position Monitor

There are many unmonitored manual and actuated isolating valves in industrial process plants, where a cable run from the control room is not available and would be too costly or di...

Extending valve life and productivity during shutdown refurbishment projects

The Aftermarket team at KKI is in full flow at the moment, once again supporting the annual shutdown at one of the UK’s largest refineries. The shutdown project follows many mon...

Valvestock launches Industrial Pumps offering

Valvestock, the specialist valve and actuator arm of Pipe Centre, has established an industrial pumps offering to target the specialist requirements of large-scale projects across ...

Severn Glocon acquires HPHT company Calidus Engineering

Control valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group has strengthened its presence in the subsea oil and gas market with the acquisition of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT...

KSB’s valves used in the salvage of the Costa Concordia

Over three hundred ISORIA pneumatically actuated butterfly valves have been supplied by the KSB Group for use in the salvaging of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which capsized of...

Major Win for Metso in China

Superior tightness in difficult applications resulted a major order for Metso valves from Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Limited in China Metso has been awarded a high-value contra...

Innovative Rotork valve actuation selected for Australia’s giant clean LNG projects

Rotork flow control products have been selected for applications throughout the giant Queensland coal seam gas-to-LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) projects in Australia. To date, Rotork...

AUMA produces new part-turn actuator

The new AUMA SQ .2 part-turn actuator has been successfully introduced to market. Designed for butterfly and ball valve automation, the SQ .2 replaces AUMA’s established SG .1 rang...

RPV Invests in PMI Niton Analyser

Suffolk based valve stockist and distributor RPV, has further expanded its range of testing capabilities. The company’s test house now includes a PMI Niton Analyser to aide with th...

Smart: How James O’Donnell Revolutionised Actuator Productivity

James O’Donnell, the man who devised the revolutionary ‘Smart Actuator’, the Actuator that delivers a 75% power saving on standard models, has always been an inventor. As a child h...

Rotork assists Wessex Water’s environmental improvement scheme for leisure beaches

Rotork flow control equipment has been installed throughout a major water industry AMP5 environmental improvement project at a sewage treatment works serving Somerset’s largest tou...

Self-powered standalone temperature transmitter from ABB opens up new installation possibilities

ABB has developed a standalone, self-powered temperature transmitter with WirelessHART™, offering a cost effective and maintenance-free alternative to wired or batterypowered devic...

Safety Interlocking Pressure Relief Valve Systems

Whether onshore or offshore, maintenance procedures to Safety Relief Systems on live plants is a cause for concern, particularly as an open path to relief must be maintained during...

Leif E. Darner named to Flowserve Board of Directors

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced that its board of directors has elected Leif E. Dar...

Westons Cider saves £42,000 annually with reverse osmosis from Spirax Sarco

Westons Cider is saving around £42,000 per year in fuel and water costs following the installation of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment unit from Spirax Sarco. The new RO s...

Emerson introduces high thrust piston actuators

Fisher® actuator provides accurate and reliable actuation of a broad range of sliding stem control valves, in challenging oil and gas applications Emerson Process Management has...

Disaster struck at The Forest of Dean…

45 fire fighters attended a catastrophic DN900 high-pressure pipeline failure at the Wyelands intake pumping station, leaving many households without drinking water… Over 70 yea...

Modular Distribution Manifolds are Configurable for Individual Applications

A choice of three styles of modular fluid distribution manifold, backed by a factory configuration service, has been announced by the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Ha...

Three Year Contract for Flexitallic

Flexitallic has secured a new three-year contract with Total Lindsey Oil Refinery for the supply and servicing of standard gaskets and exchangers at the refinery in North Lincolnsh...

Zoedale Sponsor Student Tech Event

Flow Control specialists Zoedale recently sponsored a Student Technology event in Dublin. 40 University Students gathered at the Dublin HQ of Global technology firm SAP for a 26 ho...

SFC’s Key Management System Ensures Safe Operation of Interlocks

To complement its key interlock system, industrial safety company Smith Flow Control (SFC) offers a high quality key management system. SFC has designed a range of horizontal ke...

Fugitive Emissions Standards

The two Fugitive Emission test standards EN ISO 15848-1 and EN ISO 15848-2 are being revised by ISO. At the recent ISO/TC153 /SC1 WG10 meeting the latest comments on the CD stan...

Impact of the revision of harmonised standards on the presumption of conformity

CEN/BSI has issued a document concerning the implications of revisions to Harmonised European Standards. ATEX standards are cited as an example of the information regarding the ...

API 6D Task Group meeting SC6 TG1(6D/6DS TSG on Revisions and Corrections)

As part of the planned meeting schedule to revise/correct API 6D/6DS a meeting of the API 6D Task Group was held on 4 – 5 September 2013 at Cameron –V&M Houston, Texas. BVAA mem...

BS EN ISO 4126-1:2013 Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 1: Safety valves

Attention is drawn to the implications that hydrostatic pressure testing may be waived for certain types of safety valves. This might result in manufacturers using this standard fa...

CEN/DIS enquiry on prEN ISO 4126-6

Result of the parallel CEN / DIS Enquiry on prEN ISO 4126-6 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure -- Part 6: Application, selection and installation of bursting...

Draft Umbrella valve test standard

Draft BS EN 16668 Industrial valves - Requirements and testing for metallic valves as pressure accessories This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry. BSI is delibe...

Shale Shilly Shally: Welcome to the latest issue of BVAA’s Valve User magazine!

I was deeply impressed by an eloquent and well informed radio interviewee the other day talking on the subject of shale gas. An eminent UK academic, he led a University consortium ...

AGM Fever

The 2013 BVAA AGM was held at Rockliffe Hall Hotel in Darlington. We are pleased to report that according to member’s feedback, BVAA staged an event fit for the luxury surroundings...

BVAA Mad Hatters

Last issue’s winner Congratulations to Martin Sandles of ARC Energy who correctly identified that Jimmy was on Lake Titcaca. Better still, Martin spotted that Jimmy was on one ...

Chris Warnett Retires

In December 2013 Rotork gave a farewell party for Chris Warnett, international sales director for the Process Controls Division. Starting with Rotork in the UK as a design engineer...

Valve World 2014: The 9th Biennial Valve World Conference and Exhibition will be held this December, in Dusseldorf,Germany,2-4 December 2014

At Valve World 2012 BVAA organised a very successful British Pavilion and Group Stand. At the time of Valve User Magazine going to press, negotiations with the event organisers are...

Fundamental Change Urgently Needed to Address UK Exploration Crisis Says Oil & Gas UK Chief

Commenting on Wood Mackenzie’s annual review of UK upstream oil and gas, which followed on the heels of data released by the Department of Energy (DECC) on drilling activity in the...

SMC - Forbes innovators top 100 company joins BVAA

SMC Pneumatics, the Milton Keynes based global manufacturer of fluid control instrumentation and pneumatics has announced it has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association. ...

New Member Profile: ESI Process UK: More than Equipment suppliers…..Solution providers. Engineering expertise means ESI add value to valve distribution services

ESI Process UK, valve distributor and engineering solutions provider, based in Wales & Middlesbrough, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association. Part of the ESI Technol...

Challenging Offshore North Sea Project will use Special Anti-Corrosion Instrumentation Made in Devon: Project could bring in over £10m of business for Barnstaple’s Parker Hannifin

An offshore oil and gas project that will site new offshore platforms in challenging conditions in the North Sea has selected highreliability valves and tube connection fittings fr...

New Member Profile: Associated Spring

Associated Spring is one of the leading Manufacturers and Distributors of Springs and Fasteners in the western hemisphere. The Worcestershire based company holds in stock a compreh...

New Member Profile: ThermaFlue Systems: A new range of products which provide solutions to common flow control problems

Doncaster based ThermaFlue Systems Ltd has announced that it has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association. ThermaFlue Systems manufactures a range of patented heat protect...

Saco Powers into South Africa with ‘Revolutionary’ Actuator

SMART ACTUATOR manufacturer SACO is now powering into markets across the globe with the unveiling of a world-beating energy efficient actuator The UK-based company already has a...

BiS Valves Report on Successful 2013

2013 has proven to be an exciting and challenging year for BiS, following unprecedented growth in 2012 which resulted in a 40% increase in turnover To meet a stated aim of incre...

CTL Launch Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Facility

CTL, the leading CNC machining procurement and assembly specialist, has recently commissioned a new Hydro Test Chamber at its facility in Stockport. CTL are trusted by clients from...

Hot Spot ISO 15848-1 and ISO 15848-2 DIS Enquiry

The two following draft standards were updated according to the discussions during the last meeting of ISO/TC 153/SC 1/WG 10 in September 2013: ISO 15848-1 “Industrial valves - ...

SmartKey+ Securely Manages Safety Interlock Keys in Real Time

SmartKey+ is an extension of Smith Flow Control’s Key Management Systems. Key cabinets provide a safe and visual way of storing interlock system ‘initiating’ keys. SmartKey+ has be...

Hardide aims high for prestigious Nadcap approval

Hardide Coatings’ plan to secure the aerospace industry’s prestigious Nadcap approval is taking off. The provider of advanced surface coating technology aims to reach new frontiers...

Spirax Sarco controls improve production efficiency

Effective condensate removal has reduced tablet drying times on steam-heated ovens at Piramal Healthcare’s pharmaceutical production site in Morpeth, Northumberland. Automatic pump...

Quickits propel inspection capabilities to next level: Quickits’ latest investment sees the procurement of the Faro Prime CMM (Co-ordinate Measuring Machine)

With increased demand from customers for detailed inspection reporting the latest £40,000 investment allows Quickits to provide electronic inspection reporting including 3D modelli...

Case Study: Providing Project Managed Services

Rotork is well known for supplying flow control equipment for new and upgraded industrial plants and processes on a global scale. In these contracts, often involving tens or hundre...

Unique Solution to Problem of ‘Spray-Out’ Leakages: ThermaFlue Spraysafe® Shield stops spray out and provides visual indication of a leak.

ThermaFlue Systems Ltd, the Doncaster based manufacturer of bespoke high temperature covers, has designed a uniquely effective solution to the problem of ‘spray-out’ leakages in hi...

Hot Spot Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

CEIR and BVAA have given diligent and careful consideration to the interpretation of the requirements of the Machinery directive relative to its application to industrial valves, v...

Flowserve Announces New Valtek GS and Logix 420 Control Valve System: Achieving exceptional balance between high performance and value while delivering high flow rates

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the introduction of two new products, the Val...

Compact actuators for LNG cryogenic valves

The use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a cheaper and less polluting alternative to diesel for generators providing the power to remote sites is becoming increasingly widespread....

Score Europe Awarded Large Employer of the Year by Skills Development Scotland

Each year the SDS (Skills Development Scotland) Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards are held to recognise the achievements and commitment of individuals and employers involved in...

Raising Joint Integrity Awareness

Engineers from across the UK came together in the North East to discuss new technology and legislation regarding Joint Integrity at an information and training session led by the A...

Hot Spot 2014 CEN/TC69 systematic review

The systematic review of the following standards of CEN/TC 69 is opened: EN 593:2009+A1:2011 “Industrial valves - Metallic butterfly valves” EN 1349:2009 “Industrial process ...

New appointments at YPS Valves

YPS Valves Ltd, whose headquarters are in Leeds, West Yorkshire, has appointed Nick Day to its inhouse technical design department. Nick, a qualified mechanical design engineer,...

Pneumatrol determined to grow internationally

As a key part of its business development strategy, Pneumatrol Limited, a North West based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and s...

Armoloy NTDC and the Oil & Gas sector

Armoloy (UK) Ltd has recently expanded its operations in response to an increasing demand from the offshore Oil & Gas sector for its unique surface assurance process. It has added ...

Improving measurement and process performance using smart instruments and asset management systems

Developments in smart instrumentation and asset management systems are offering a raft of new opportunities for today’s process operators. Providing real-time access to an expanded...

Clear cut material choice?

When considering which pressure regulators or filter regulators to fit on your valve actuators and given equal performance products, the material choice often fell into one of two ...

Investment in Manufacturing at BiS: Increased recognition of the cost, space and time saving advantages of bespoke manifold solutions has driven further investment in manufacturing capac

Last December saw the delivery of a new CNC machining centre at BiS Valves’ component manufacturing facility. The Doosan Mynx 5400 is a vertical machining centre with an integrated...

Hot Spot ISO/CD 28921-2: ISO CD 28921-2 Industrial valves – Isolating valves for low-temperature applications – Part 2: Type testing

During its last plenary meeting on 27 September 2013, ISO/TC 153/SC 1 adopted resolution to submit ISO 28921-2 to CD Enquiry – comments required by 6 February 2014 This Interna...

Adanac Jackets keep it flowing

The past 12 months has seen a noticeable turnaround in the valve industry in the UK, with the majority of companies seeing a significant increase in order intake. Adanac is no diff...

The UK Craft Beer Market and Zoedale’s Favourite Brews

Flow control specialists Zoedale Plc has been supplying the UK Brewing Industry for many years but 2013 saw a huge rise in demand from breweries of a different kind. The Craft Beer...

Maintaining a constant flow of beer: By Helmut Ambros and Uwe Daebel

Since 2010, leading festival tent operators have converted to central beer supply systems at the Munich Oktoberfest. The pressure conditions prevailing at the bars and taps should ...

Customised valve actuation: when standard products are not the answer

The overriding majority of valve actuation applications in today’s industries are fulfilled with standard products. In some cases an actuator may need to be modified to suit specif...

Les Littlewood, Sales Director, Albion Valves UK attributes twenty years in the industry to traditional values…

Commitment to their distributors has been at the heart of Albion’s business model since opening their doors in South Yorkshire twenty years ago. Today, maintaining excellent distri...

Advanced growth for West Yorkshire actuator supplier: Silsden-based Advanced Actuators Limited has reported a 40 per cent increase in turnover for 2013 and announced two key internal promotions

Managing Director Chris Woodhead has revealed significant expansion plans with over 50% of current business secured through export and says the changes in personnel will help susta...

SIPOS’ actuation solution for steel plant

SIPOS Aktorik has secured a prestigious contract to supply advanced actuation technology to the Dillinger Hütte steel plant in Germany. The company’s SIPOS 5 HiMod actuators have b...

Beating the Stock Market:: How RPV went from nothing to a leading international valve stockist in just 20 years

Suffolk based RPV has one of the largest inventories of any valve stockist in the World. Twenty years ago the company had only just formed, today it stocks over £60m worth of produ...

HKS Actuators Guarantee Water Management on a Drilling Rig in the Gulf of Mexico

HKS’s latest project is the successful implementation of the entire water management system on a DP3 Well Intervention Semisubmersible Unit for operation in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Kent Introl’s UK focus: there’s no place like home

In its four decades of trading, Brighousebased valve manufacturer Koso Kent Introl has worked with customers and on projects in virtually every corner of the globe. But as a Britis...

New explosion-proof electric actuator from AUMA

AUMA has announced that orders can be placed for its new explosion-proof version part-turn actuator. Designed for butterfly and ball valve automation, the SQEx .2 replaces AUMA’s e...

Valvekits to stock Soldo hazardous area switchboxes

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork actuator manufacturing and flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, is now the UK stockist for Soldo switchboxes. Soldo is a highly ...

Alternative Acquisition: Morgan O’Brien, of ESI Process UK, tells Valve User Magazine that being acquired does not necessarily mean being ‘swallowed up’

Acquisitions are a fact of business life. They take many forms and fulfil many purposes. For several small business owners, they can present a legitimate strategy for accelerating ...

Metso’s Neles® capping valves give an automated solution for batch cooking

Stora Enso Fine Paper’s Nymölla mill in Sweden selected Metso as the supplier of new capping valves for its batch digester line 1. In total, Metso will deliver 5 Neles PZ-series ca...

The sliding gate valve reins in costs for steam systems: Rapid control dynamics reduce steam consumption by up to 30%

The level of quality attainable in controlling a steam plant is heavily dependent on the dynamic characteristics of the total system comprising the control element, actuator and co...

New dual chamber orifice fittings help keep fiscal metering lines running

Disruption in fiscal metering applications caused by the removal and inspection of orifice plate flowmeters can now be eliminated using ABB’s new meter2di FPD220. The meter2di ...

SIPOS supports energy sector environmental initiative

SIPOS and the eels The advanced capabilities of SIPOS’ electric actuators are supporting an environmental initiative for an eel bypass system at Unkelmühle - a hydroelectric RWE...

New Pilot Valve Reduces Piping Costs and Complexity

Process valves with pneumatic actuation can use a variety of pneumatic and electro pneumatic (solenoid) valves and instruments to achieve valve operation and failsafe actions. Mult...

Rotork Schischek boosts biogas production: Rotork Schischek ExMax explosionproof actuators have been selected to assist the production of biogas for district heating systems in the German city

Biogas is produced during the effluent treatment process at the city’s largest waste water plant Klaerwerk Gut Grosslappen, situated close to the world famous Munich Allianz Arena,...

Saint-Gobain Pam UK the ‘Natural’ Choice for Wessex Water

Saint-Gobain PAM UK has been awarded a major contract to supply more than 70km of its EN545 approved Natural ductile iron pipe range for a flagship project for Wessex Water. The...

Smith Flow Control Introduces TorkDrive to Prevent Plant Shut-Down and Aid Site Maintenance

Smith Flow Control launches TorkDrive, a device that can be mounted to either the valve input handwheel or directly to the valve input shaft to safeguard the valve from excessive t...

Hardide Coatings strengthens technical team with new appointments: Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has made two key appointments to bolster its team focused on developing tungsten-ca

Ioan Jones takes up the post of laboratory manager and Oliver Jones has been brought in as pre-treatment specialist. The duo will complement the current team of 29 staff, bringing ...

AUMA Gains National Grid Approval

AUMA, supplier of modular electric actuators to the gas, petrochemical and process industries, has achieved National Grid T/SP/VA/2 approval for its range of Ex certified actuators...

Hot Spot prEN 764-1 “Pressure equipment - Part 1: Vocabulary”

prEN 764-1 “Pressure equipment - Part 1: Vocabulary” is currently under CEN Enquiry ending on 8 January 2014 It has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 54 “Unfired pressure...

Some cool uses for Solenoid Valves

Zoedale Plc has been selling Solenoid Valves since 1976 and has seen them used in some obscure and interesting applications. The valves have been used in everything from toilet flu...

Hot Spot API 6FA/6FD and API 607 review

API 6FA Specification for Fire Test for Valves API Spec 6FD Specification for Fire Test for Check Valves API Std 607 Fire Test for Quarter-turn Valves and Valves Equipped wit...

Utilities industries ripe for aftermarket growth

Control valve expert Severn Unival is unveiling ambitious plans to grow aftermarket activity in the power, industry and water sectors over the next three years. It has identified a...

Plan for 2014 training with Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco has launched a new training brochure for 2014, giving plant operators and managers more ways to save energy, increase productivity, improve product quality and reduce ...

Versa 316 Stainless Steel Regulators

Versatile Controls Ltd introduce the latest addition to their successful range of Versa 1/4" and 1/2" npt AR- 316 series hi-flow regulators, by completing it with 1" npt regulators...

Biffi and Power Mechanical Collaborate: Actuation Solution for Complex Plant Regeneration Project

Pentair’s Biffi is working in collaboration with its UK distributor Power Mechanical to deliver an innovative actuation solution for the Bacton Rejuvenation project in Norfolk, UK....

CVS Manager takes efficiency to new levels

Control Valve Solutions’ (CVS) Technical and Production Teams have recently made breakthroughs in the lead time for both the repair and supply of control, isolation and ESDVs throu...

Royal Recognition: Welcome to the latest issue of BVAA’s Valve User magazine!

In this issue we are delighted to announce not one, but TWO Queen’s Awards winners among the BVAA Membership! Recognition, if it were needed, of the tremendous contribution made...

Introducing innovative technology to the valve and actuator user industries: View from the other side

This article, the first of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President ...

UKCCSRC welcomes Government boost to advancing Carbon Capture and Storage

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced in February the award of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (C...

Amec, Bechtel & BP Benefit from BVAA ‘Desktop Exhibitions’

BVAA led delegations of valve and actuator companies from its membership in ‘valve and actuator desktop exhibitions’ at Amec, Bechtel and BP in April. The exhibitions, which give e...

British valve firm in second Queen’s Award win

Valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade for the second time in four years. The award recognises th...

Hot Spot – ATEX Stakeholder Report March 2014

Heads up advance information regarding the proposed possible inclusion of offshore oil and gas production equipment in the ATEX, Pressure Equipment and Machinery Directives In t...

Alco Valves Wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

Alco Valves Group, the West Yorkshire based valve manufacturer, is proud to announce it has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise. The Group has received the award in the In...

West Special Fasteners join BVAA

West Special Fasteners, the Derbyshire based manufacturers of stainless steel and nickel alloy special fasteners, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA). The ...

AUMA celebrates 50 years of electric actuation

The electric actuator manufacturer, AUMA, celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2014. Founded by Werner Riester and Rudolf Dinse in 1964 in Ostfildern, near Stuttgart, Germany, t...

Chancellor gives ‘vote of confidence’ to Yorkshire actuator manufacturer

Advanced Actuators was heralded as an example of the national recovery in manufacturing following a visit by the Chancellor George Osborne in February. Visiting the Yorkshire-ba...

HRH the Princess Royal Officially Opens Bray’s European Headquarters

Bray Controls (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of valves for the global flow control market, welcomed HRH The Princess Royal in February to officially open the recently completed £2.2 millio...

SMC launches a new chapter in innovation

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics, has unveiled its 2014 Innovations Catalogue listing the very latest in cutting-edge automation solutions. Recognised for the las...

SIPOS awarded prestigious Polish power contract

SIPOS Aktorik has won a contract to supply around 1,000 electric actuators to the Kozienice 11 coalfired power plant which will extend Poland’s power generation capability and prov...

Albion setting the standard with stainless steel fittings

Albion Valves, supplier of specialist products for the process, water and HVAC industries, is one of the first companies to introduce a range of stainless steel fittings which conf...

Rotork increases its valve instrumentation product range

Market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company Rotork plc has expanded its range of instrumentation products with the acquisition of Young Tech Co. Ltd. (YTC). YT...

Gaskets don’t leak: – bolted joint assemblies do!

When maintenance engineers encounter leaking process equipment, the simple gasket or seal all too often takes the blame. In the majority of cases however, traditional installation ...

Biffi provides customised electric actuator for Ichthys gas project

Biffi Italia, part of Pentair Actuation & Controls platform, has successfully shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil a...

Air actuated stainless steel ball valves combine quality with economy

Thorite has launched a new range of economy stainless steel, pneumatically actuated ball valves from leading Italian manufacturer Bonomi, each designed to offer rugged performance ...

Flowserve Limitorque Master Station III Improves Actuator Control and Communications

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recentley announced the launch of the Flowserve Limitorque Ma...

New MD at BiS Valves Looks to Build on ‘Solid Foundation’

After 23 years at BiS Valves, David Kelly, MD and majority shareholder, has decided it is the right time to hand over the day to day leadership of the business. Nick Frost, prev...

Manual or Auto Drain Airsets – does it matter?

Producing and maintaining dry compressed air is a complex task and dependent on many variables. The practical upshot of wet air or entrained slugs of water is early failure of comp...

Perfect Solution:: Allvalves Online’s partnership with Sun Yeh reaping benefits for customers

Allvalves Online, the sole UK distributor for Sun Yeh, has successfully fulfilled first orders of the highly rated Actuators. Sun Yeh, which was founded in 1986, has a long history...

Flowserve UK Valve Plant Awarded ‘N’ Stamp Approval

Flowserve, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced that its UK ball valve manufacturing operation has been awa...

Hot Spot prEN 19

Information regarding the enquiry draft prEN 19, “Industrial valves — Marking of metallic valves” Following some unavoidable delays the above mentioned enquiry draft needs to b...

Pressure Surge Management Master Class: The role of VSAs

Water hammer is a very real problem for pump stations. As a result, pressure surge control is of prime importance for the valve control industry. In this report from actuator manuf...

ASCO Numatics tackles process automation skills shortage: Strategic project management whitepaper launched

ASCO Numatics has launched a new whitepaper that describes how OEM’s and end users can tackle their resource and skills shortages in the process automation area: ‘Outsource to thri...

The Biogas Revolution

Bedfordshire based Zoedale Plc has been involved in a number of Anaerobic Digestion projects and supplied ATEX approved Electric Actuators, Pneumatic Actuators, Ball Valves, Butter...

The Biogas Lifecycle

Bedfordshire based Zoedale Plc has been involved in a number of Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas projects and supplied ATEX approved Electric Actuators, Pneumatic Actuators, Ball Valve...

Local MP impressed with Lancashire based Pneumatic Controls engineering company

Graham Jones MP has taken the opportunity to visit Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and ...

Albion encourages customers to be energy wise

Energy efficiency is high on the green agenda, and with the UK’s leading energy companies’ recent price rises, there is now more of an incentive than ever to be energy efficient an...

Hot Spot ISO 17292

A revision to ISO 17292 – “Metal ball valves for petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries” is being submitted for DIS enquiry. The enquiry opens on 8 May 2014, and closes on ...

A Sensor Worth Its Salt

F31K2 valve position sensor enhances process reliability Salt is everywhere at Frisia Zout. ‘Zout’ is Dutch for salt and since that is precisely what Frisia produces, it is hard...

YPS Valves Celebrates 40th Anniversary

YPS Valves Ltd, one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of valves for the hydrocarbon processing, chemical, nuclear and off shore industries worldwide, is celebrating i...

Hot Spot ATEX directive 2014/.../EU

European Parliament approve the text of the new NLF-aligned ATEX Directive 2014/…/EU The European Parliament approved the text of the revised Directive on 5 February 2014 and fo...

J+J’s J3 Smart Red Box: Has Plug & Play Function Conversion Kits

In a modern ‘just in time’ world, it is a common demand on suppliers to hold stock of every item with every option available. In the electric valve actuator sector, this is normall...

Complete Assembly and Testing Service from Allvalves Online

Allvalves Online, the Worcester based distributor of valves, actuators and associated products, has been growing its reputation through providing a complete service to the valve pu...

Parker extends its highly compact SMB servo motor range, giving extra torque and flexibility

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced a new model to its highlydynamic, compact SMB Series brushless servo motor range. The SMB170 n...

Safety first: KKI attains OHSAS18001 and the coveted RoSPA silver award

Health and safety has always been an integral part of Kent Introl’s philosophy, and the company’s robust approach has recently been independently recognised, via the attainment of ...

Genuine Valves vs Inferior Counterfeits

As companies focus on cutting expenses and reward purchase savings, an unfortunate reality is that it has created a situation ripe for exploitation by unscrupulous and greedy indiv...

EasiDrive Portable Valve Actuators are Perfect for the Power Industry

Smith Flow Control’s EasiDrive portable valve actuator is an affordable tool that takes all the hard work out of operating valves in power plants. One user can easily operate multi...

Neste Oil chooses Metso’s automation and valve technology

The process unit under construction at Neste Oil’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, transforms gasoline fractions into more valuable and higher-quality gasoline components. Automation’...

Valvestock supplies key components for new Sembmarine North Sea accommodation platform

Valvestock, Pipe Center’s specialist valve and actuator business, has supplied high specification components for installation in a new 140-person accommodation module being built b...

Emerson introduces high flow capacity tank blanketing regulators: The Fisher® T200 Series is designed to meet the latest tank blanketing sizing guidelines and customer needs for greater flow capacity

Emerson Process Management has released the T200 Series small-size tank blanketing regulators. This new series of regulators consists of three models: the T205 pressure reducing ta...

Hot Spot EN 12334 and EN 14341

The following European Standards are currently under revision within CEN/TC 69/WG 6: EN 12334:2001, Industrial valves — Cast iron check valves; EN 14341:2006, Industrial valv...

Seven new recruits at Koso Kent Introl

Engineering company, Koso Kent Introl (KKI) has welcomed seven new recruits to join its growing teams across the company’s three sites in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. James Palmer...

Second SIPOS installation at Khoms Power Station

Following the successful installation of SIPOS 5 actuators as part of a modernisation programme at unit 4 of the Khoms Power Station in Libya in 2007, the company has received an o...

Supply vessel takes on board the benefits of Schischek actuation

Nearly 200 Schischek InMax actuators have been supplied to the automation specialist company Pecol SRL for installation on an offshore oil industry supply vessel under construction...

Exporting to Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan: Customs Union – GOST and TR Certificates

Russia was entered to WTO as well as the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. This has opened up opportunities for companies to do business in Russia. The econo...

Complete range of Soldo safe and hazardous area switchboxes now in stock at Valvekits

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, has completed its off-the-shelf offering Soldo switchboxes for quarter-turn actuators and v...

Fast-fit steam flow meter pinpoints energy savings at point of use

Spirax Sarco has launched its Target Fixed Area (TFA) steam flow meter for smaller, point-of-use applications to help operators accurately assess energy use, reduce consumption and...

Hardide Coatings secures major supply agreement with General Electric

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company In...

New steam resistant EPDM material expands PPE’s EnDura range of elastomer sealing solutions

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a leading provider of high-performance O-rings, T-seals, technical moldings and sealing solutions, has developed EnDura E90SR, a new EPDM elast...

Smith Flow Control Launches into the Power Industry with the FlexiDrive II Remote Valve Operator

To improve the safety of workers in nuclear facilities, Smith Flow Control now offers the FlexiDrive II remote valve operating system. This device can easily be attached to any han...

Keep the noise down: High noise can be a problem in even low and medium pressure steam applications.

When walking around processing facilities like oil refineries, one striking element is the loud noise generated within the processes and piping by the flow of fluids. The capabilit...

Not Just General Purpose Valves…

Beyond the conventional general purpose valve market where we’ve operated for years at Red Dragon, we regularly succeed in providing valves tailored to meet the demands of difficul...

Emerson’s latest digital valve controllers have logged more than 1 billion hours of reliable operation and diagnostic service: Innovative feedback technology and diagnostic capabilities of Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 instruments help improve process performance worldwide

Emerson’s FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 Series digital valve controller has racked up more than 1 billion hours of on-line use within the process and energy industries since its introduction i...

Severn Glocon selects Metso positioners for NGL valve project: Control valve specialist Severn Glocon is using Metso’s intelligent positioners to help meet demanding anti-surge valve requirements for an NGL projec

The two firms worked collaboratively to overcome technical challenges, such as ensuring the valves opened in less than one second following receipt of signal. Customization of Mets...

J+J’s J3 Smart Red Box Adds Unique Status LED: Indicator saves time and money by diagnosing the problem, often without the need for a site visit or inspection

Many suppliers of electric valve actuators receive calls from stressed site operators or engineers faced with an electric actuator that is not responding to the control signals bei...

Rotork provides a simplified flood defence solution

There are many good reasons for introducing a level of automation to manually operated river sluice gates. Sluice gates are vitally important for defending against flooding during ...

AUMA Support App Advances Data Downloads

A new AUMA Support App enables rapid download of actuator documentation. Designed to make life easier for on-site engineers, a Data Matrix code on each actuator can be scanned usin...

Spirax Sarco delivers energy-saving steam project for 340m new-build hospital

Spirax Sarco has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million, acute hospital for the Enniskill...

New universal sealing disc for sliding gate valves

At the heart of a Schubert & Salzer Control Systems’ sliding gate valve lie two slotted discs sliding against each other, and forming a seal. One sealing disc is permanently fixed ...

Hot Spot Draft BS EN 16722

Draft BS EN 16722 Industrial valves - End-to-end and centre-to-end dimensions for valves with screwed ends has been issued for Public Comment. This draft standard is based on Eu...

Pneumatrol gains NEPSI approvals

Adding to its already extensive range of approvals, Pneumatrol has recently gained NEPSI approvals for its hazardous area solenoids - Intrinsically Safe (EExia) and Flameproof (EEx...

How the right flowmeter can make you money

Choosing the best flowmeter for measuring the flow of a gas or liquid through an industrial process often presents a series of technical challenges, but it is often also a decision...

Valve Academy

No, not the latest in the Police Academy film franchise, a genuine idea to boost our wonderful industry! I, like I suspect many readers, underwent a traditional Apprenticeship, ...

Efficient valve automation for remote sites

This article, the second of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President...

‘Opportunities there for those who reach for them’

BVAA members should be working aggressively on global sales, especially given the near-term outlook for Europe. There are lots of opportunities, but you will have to reach for them...

Shale Gas: Meet the ‘Frack Master’

BVAA’s CEO Rob Bartlett recently attended a screening of the film ‘Fracknation’ at the House of Commons. While there, Rob interviewed one of the highest profile advocates for ‘frac...

BVAA Spring Conference a big hit!

The BVAA Spring Conference and Golf held at the Celtic Manor in May was given rave reviews by those who attended. Attendees were treated to a varied selection of excellent prese...

Sun Shines on BVAA Golf Day: Valvestock pip James Walker to coveted trophy

The Celtic Manor course was bathed in sunshine all day and there was a fantastic atmosphere among the players at the 2014 BVAA golf championship. As has become tradition, delegates...

Oil & Gas UK welcomes Government’s official response to Wood Review

Oil & Gas UK welcomes the announcement today (July 16) by the Energy Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Edward Davey MP, of Government support for Sir Ian Wood’s UKCS Maximising Economic Reco...

PCE Scotland Ltd Joins BVAA

Process Control Equipment Scotland ltd (PCE Scotland), the West Lothian based stockist of high performance valves for the oil , gas and petrochem industry, has joined BVAA. The com...

GPEC joins BVAA

GPEC Ltd, the Wigan based valve representation and distribution specialist and provider of flow control advice, has joined BVAA. The company, founded in 2008 by Company Director Sc...

Engineering Excellence:: McAuley Engineering Joins BVAA

McAuley Engineering, the Ballymoney based Precision Machined Components specialist has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association. The successful Northern Irish Company has ...

ISO 9001:: 2015 Update Workshop

BVAA, in partnership with Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), are running an update workshop on the 2015 issue of the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance standard. The workshop, to...

Webtec Products Ltd Joins BVAA

Webtec Products Ltd, the Cambridgeshire based manufacturer of fluid power products for industrial machinery, has joined BVAA. Now in its 50th year, Webtec is a British manufacturer...

The Smart Actuator Company & Mars Valves announce Distribution Agreement

The Smart Actuator Company (SACO) and Mars Valves UK Ltd, part of the Severn Glocon group of companies, have signed a mutual distribution agreement; offering customers in the UK an...

Rotork electric valve control: contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises environmental improvements

Rotork CVA electric control valve actuation technology is helping Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) to increase efficiency and reduce energy costs at its Wakefield production plant. C...

Check Valves EN 12334 and EN 14341 Update

In March this year I issued a Hot Spot advising that the following European Standards are currently under revision within CEN/TC 69/WG 6: EN 12334:2001, Industrial valves — Cast...

Colson Industries bought by X-Cel Superturn: Move to see investment in the Elland based valve manufacturer

Colson Industries, the Elland based manufacturer of valve products for the chemical and oil and gas sectors, has been purchased by X-Cel Superturn in a deal worth £1.75 million. ...

Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Exclusivity Agreement between Crane and Heap & Partners

Heap & Partners Ltd is pleased to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the Saunders range of industrial diaphragm valves. The partnership o...

How much do your leaks cost?

The operation of valves and systems for the conveyance of fluids relies on efficient designs and correct installation for optimum running costs but the effects of wear, temperature...

Award Winning Valves from the Award Winning Valve Maker

The Alco Valves Group, with headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, is one of the largest privately owned valve manufacturers in the United Kingdom. Alco has been making high pr...

New butterfly valve with double-function

In July 2014, KSB Group will launch a new shut-off butterfly valve, which also functions as a check valve. It is manufactured in nominal sizes ranging from DN 500 to DN 1400 for pr...

Explosive Atmospheres IEC 60079-0

Revision of IEC 60079-0 Explosive atmospheres – Part 0 – Equipment – General Requirements The proposed draft revision of IEC 60079-0 Explosive atmospheres – Part 0: Equipment – ...

Record numbers get behind the scenes at CVS

For the 5th consecutive year CVS opened its doors with more people visiting in one day than previous years. All visitors had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at CVS’...

SMC and Power Panels sign national integrator agreement

Power Panels Electrical Systems, an acknowledged World leader in control and automation solutions, is delighted to announce the signing of a national agreement with SMC Pneumatics ...

Centrifugally Cast Ball Valves: MetalTek provide effective solution to problem of cost effective production of exotic alloy ball valves

MetalTek, the Stoke on Trent based casting suppliers and metals experts, has developed an effective method of casting ball valves in high integrity alloys. Ball Valve manufactur...

Emerson actuator offers increased reliability and performance in tough environments

EL-O-Matic F-Series pneumatic rack and pinion actuators offer long-term corrosion protection and 'fit and forget' performance in a broad range of applications Emerson Process Ma...

Bray broadens its horizons

Bray Controls has added the Series 98 Scotch Yoke Actuator to its already extensive offering of controls to the market. The primary focus of the current program of pneumatic / elec...

Crane Expands Saunders S360 Range

With compact streamlined 316 stainless steel housing, maintenance-free piston technology and easy change compressors, Saunders’ range of S360 actuators has been expanded to accommo...

Hot Spot Recast Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU

The recast PED was published on 27 June 2014 to replace 97/23/EC. Member States have until 28 February 2015 to implement Article 13 (Classification of equipment – alignment with...

SIPOS Aids Sewage Control at Sydney STP

An actuator and gearbox combination from SIPOS Aktorik is aiding sewage flow control at Brooklyn STP in Sydney, Australia. The order is the latest in a series of Sydney Water contr...

SMC gets into the flow with 2 port fluid valve range

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics, is proving to customers that it delivers a fluid, flexible and fast service with its universal 2 port fluid valve range. Recognisin...

ISO 9001 is being revised

After minor changes to ISO 9001 in 2008, ISO/TC176/SC2 is preparing a revision of ISO 9001 planned for release in 2015 and implementation in 2016. This will be a complete revision ...

Certification for Quickits

In order to secure substantial International contracts Quickits recently achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. Over the past few months Rob...

BEL Valves - Looking good at 50

To understand BEL Valves beginnings we need to go back to the 1950s. This was the era that colour TV and seat belts were introduced, the Queen’s Coronation, the 4 minute mile and t...

Rapid Gas Decompression in Extreme Environments: By Jean-Luc Matoux, Global Application Engineer for Energy & Materials Handling, DuPont

Increasing oil extraction pressures and temperatures, aggressive chemicals and rapid gas decompression (RGD) in new, more difficult drilling sites are creating operating environmen...

EnerMech Launches Upgraded Ball Valve with 12 Week Delivery Pledge

Plans to add 100 staff to Valves Division in next year Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has completed an upgrade and rationalisation of its Ball Valve range which will of...

Crane Launches Pacific®Forged Line of High-Pressure Gate, Globe and Check Valves

Crane ChemPharma & Energy is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pacific®Forged range of gate, globe and check valves for use in Power, Oil & Gas and Chemical markets. Dev...

Valve actuator family of standards EN 15714 -1,-2,-3 and -4

Following the completion of the 2014 Systematic Review of the following standards decisions have been taken as shown below::: • EN 15714-1:2009 “Industrial valves - Actuators - ...

Schoolhill Engineering find Intervention Tooling Solution

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering, the leading Aberdeen based providers of design, manufacture and testing services for hydraulic powered equipment, has developed special tooling fo...

Metso Celebrates Neles Globe Valve Technology Centre in South Korea: Strengthening the valve production foothold with the most comprehensive range of control valves

Metso announced on January 22, 2014 the decision to invest in a new greenfield Neles® globe valve technology center in South Korea. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant wa...

K Controls extends its range of sub-sea valve position monitors

K Controls, the Middlesex based designer and manufacturer of networking, monitoring and control products for actuated valves used in the process industries, has extended its range ...

AllValves Online Exhibit at UK Biogas Show

AllValves Online Ltd was pleased to hold its first UK exhibition at the AD BIOGAS show at the NEC, Birmingham on 2-3rd July 2014. The show brought together a variety of services an...

Hardide Coatings partners with Seatronics in first ROV application

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has completed its first application for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for Seatronics with exceptional test re...

RotaBolts Extending Life of Offshore Platforms

Extending the life of offshore oil and gas platforms beyond their original design philosophy has resulted in RotaBolt® measurement technology being adopted across a number of major...

Hardide coating advances Heap and Partners’ new ball valve technology

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has played a key role in the development of new ball valves manufactured by Heap & Partners. The valve manufac...

Preventing premature chemical dosing valve failure in subsea tiebacks

In the designing, operating and maintaining of a subsea tieback, an operator has multiple challenges to consider. The way they choose to overcome these challenges will determine th...

Gate Valves - BS EN 1171

Draft BS EN 1171 Industrial valves - Cast iron gate valves is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry. This document supersedes EN 1171:2002 where the following modifications wer...

Metso’s Neles Globe Valve Technology Selected for Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery

Metso will supply industry-leading Neles® globe valve technology to Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Company’s (TAKREER) chemical refining complex in in the United Arab Emirates. The deliver...

Innovative Operating Panel Allows Safe and Efficient Control of Actuated Valves

Smith Flow Control (SFC) has designed a specialist pigging panel to be installed on an FPSO built for the use in the Goliat oilfield, the first oilfield to be developed in the Bare...

Rotork Site Services contributes to improved efficiency for Thames Water

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water company, providing essential services for 15 million customers in London and the Thames Valley. The company invests heavily in new technologi...

Zoedale Hire Business Development Manager

Due to continued growth and the introduction of a number of new stock lines Zoedale has recruited a Business Development Manager. Chris Parry joined the team in May with a backgrou...

Water survey reinforces AUMA advantage for actuation

AUMA UK’s strength of customer relationships, responsiveness and product excellence has been verified by a UK water industry survey. To ensure the validity of the research, which w...

Pressure Tech Solution Saves Space, Time and Money

Pressure Tech is delighted to have been able to design and create a brandnew, exclusively tailored unit for a client, eradicating a host of engineering issues the company had previ...

Strategic New Appointment For Albion

Albion Valves Ltd, supplier of specialist products for the process, water and HVAC industries, has appointed Paul Wightman as Technical Specifications Manager. Paul brings a wealth...

Score’s Valve Automation Team – The Full Service

The design, manufacture and supply of actuator control systems is a key offering for any company involved in supply of actuated valve assemblies. It was with this in mind that Scor...

TorkDrive: A torque limiting device which prevents valve damage

Smith Flow Control’s TorkDrive is a unique device which prevents manual valves from being damaged due to excessive torque application during valve operation. It can be customised t...

Valvestock launches next-day service for plastic valve automation and actuation packages

Valvestock, the specialist valve and actuator arm of Pipe Center, has introduced a new rapid response service for plastic valves and actuator packages aimed at installers, skid bui...

Valve Condition Monitoring Enters a New Era - V-MAP® G3 from Score Group plc

The affordable, easier to install, complete diagnostic coverage valve condition monitoring equipment and system you have been asking for is now available from Score Diagnostics Lim...

SIPOS’ Creativity: Promoting CoreCompetencies

A new marketing campaign for SIPOS Aktorik highlights the range of specialist services provided by the electric actuator manufacturer. Taking a creative approach that reflects the ...

Pneumatrol launches new valve product catalogue

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashirebased specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, has launched a new product c...

New universal sealing disc for sliding gate valves

West Special Fasteners, the Dronfield based manufacturer of high integrity fastening products to the oil and gas industry, completed its first Subsea Chemical Injection Metering Va...

Taking to the road to give young people a better start

In a bid to raise in the region of £20,000 for local organisation First Point, Albion Valves Ltd Sales Director, Les Littlewood along with four other cyclists will be donning their...

SIL Approved Actuators from Zoedale

Zoedale is the UK value added reseller (VAR) of Bernard high quality electric actuators and can now announce that these actuators can be compliant in a SIL safety system. SIL st...

Engineering firm, KKI, scoops prestigious‘Business of the Year’ award

Engineering company, Koso Kent Introl (KKI) - www.kentintrol.com - has scooped the prestigious title of ‘Business of the Year’ at the Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2014. The award...

Bray goes the extra mile!

Denis Bell and Raymond Scott of Bray Controls, joined a team of cyclists to take on the challenge of cycling from John O ‘Groats to Land’s End in aid of the Gene Therapy Charity. T...

Parker Hannifin extends ETH electro cylinder range

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has again extended its popular ETH range of high force electro thrust cylinders. The new ETH125 combines the ...

Hardide Coatings invests in cutting edge technology

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has invested a six figure sum in new technologies that will strengthen its service and delivery capability; these...

New markets and applications anticipated for Schischek damper and valve actuators

For over 30 years Schischek has been supplying electric explosionproof products for building services and HVAC applications in many industries, including onshore and offshore oil a...

Update pressurized equipment certification to the new TR CU 032/2013 with SGS: Update pressurized equipment certification to the new TR CU 032/2013 with SGS

TR CU 032/2013 “on safety of pressure equipment” came into force on February 1, 2014. Last minute issues have been resolved and it is now possible for certified bodies to issue TR ...

AUMA reaches IOW Innovation Award Finals

AUMA Actuators achieved runner-up in the 2014 Scottish Institute of Water Innovation Award finals with a variable speed actuator supplied as part of its UK product portfolio. The S...

Why choose Coriolis?

Many industrial processes depend on the mass, rather than the volume, of the materials reacting together. Yet in the case of reacting liquids and gases, most flowmeters don’t measu...

Comment by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett: Triumph & Tragedy

It has been an extraordinary few months for the British Valve & Actuator Association in the short period between this and the autumn issue of Valve User magazine, incorporating a w...

Peter Churm: Obituary - by BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

Peter Richard Churm was born in December 1940, the eldest of 5 children. In his youth, Peter had been a superb athlete, holding for several years a youth record for the long jump. ...

BVAA's New HQ

The BVAA has recently moved to new headquarters. Still in Banbury (UK), the new facility is twice the size of the previous unit at 3000 sq. ft. BVAA’s Rob Bartlett commented, ‘T...

New BVAA Staff Member

We said a fond farewell to our ‘gappie’ Ellie Davies in the summer, who has now gone off to study Event Management at Gloucester University. A new recruit to the BVAA Secretaria...

Actuator Flurry

There’s been a recent flurry of activity in Actuator standardisation, resulting in two meetings of the BVAA Actuator Working Group, which holds combined meetings with BSI counterpa...

BVAA Training Shifts Gear

October was a busy time for BVAA’s Training strand, offering more courses than ever before at the newly-titled ‘Peter Churm Technical Centre.’ It was standing-room only at the sold...

Valve WG Takes High Road

On 23rd September the BVAA Valve WG experts assembled for a convivial dinner, prior to holding their autumn meeting the next day at Score Europe’s Glenrothes facility. The full age...

The European Economy is not a Level Playing Field

The economic climate is not uniform across Europe, and allocating resources toward areas of growth will help you outperform the general economy. Annual Industrial Production for Eu...

BVAA @ ONS Stavanger

BVAA took a booth as part of the UK pavilion at ONS Stavanger Exhibition in Norway in August. The oil and gas exhibition was attended by over 80,000 people across four days. This w...

Valve Solutions Win BVAA Aberdeen Golf Day

The BVAA Scottish Golf Day is a fantastic chance for members to entertain their customers in the Aberdeen area. September’s event was no exception, as a range of members attended t...

NOF Networking Lunch with BP

BVAA attended a very interesting NOF Energy Networking Lunch at Wynyard Hall, Co. Durham in September. The key note speech was delivered by Andrew Ledbetter, who is the supply chai...

View from the other side

This issue we have two submissions to our regular opinion section provided from the ‘other’ side of the Atlantic. Karen Mackey was secretary of ISO/TC 131, the technical committee ...

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

Competition John Hancill of BVAA Members Emerson Process Management certainly looks the part here; but where is he? If you are the first to identify the venue at which John is p...

Charity Hatters

If you are planning an event for charity, take a picture in a BVAA hat and we’ll donate £50 to the cause. BVAA hats available free of charge on request. Below are a selection of th...

NOF Energy National Conference & Exhibition to move to the Sage Gateshead

NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear, offshore renewables sectors, has announced its 2015 national conference, ‘Energy: A Balanced Future’, will ...

Drop Forging Specialist Shows its Commitment to the Valve Industry

W H Tildesley Ltd, a specialist drop forging manufacturer, has joined BVAA. For over 130 years the company has manufactured forgings on its site in the West Midlands. The company s...

MCE Group plc: a profile: MCE is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service & Repair Centre

MCE Group plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc., and provides a complete range of valve services and supply to the Power Generation, Process, Chemical and Refi...

Alco Valves Group announces acquisition by Graco Inc

Yorkshire based Valve Manufacturer is pleased to begin work with Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment. The Company will maintain its manufacturing and engineer...

Denholm Valvecare Ltd in new European Partnership

Agreement with Ringo Valvulas will see the high quality, European manufactured valve range gain greater market traction in the UK. Denholm Valvecare Ltd (DVL), the Aberdeen, Lin...

SIPOS SEVEN actuator to be launched at Valve World Expo

A new electric actuator range will be launched by SIPOS Aktorik at the Valve World Expo. The SIPOS SEVEN series features a number of breakthrough innovations to enhance the flex...

KKI ambassadors support ‘Females in Factories’ campaign

Lynn Mowbray and Angela Bailey, directors of engineering firm, Koso Kent Introl - www.kentintrol.com - have been appointed ambassadors for the ‘Females in Factories’ campaign. Run ...

Persta Stop Check Valve Protects Pulrose Power Station From £1m Repair

Two Shift Working at Pulrose Power Station on the Isle of Man gains through AVS Expertise The problem In common with many power stations built in the early 2000s, Pulrose CC...

Open Day celebrates official opening of new Rotork manufacturing facility in Leeds

An Open Day for customers and suppliers on 19th September celebrated the opening of the new 7,450 m² manufacturing and operation centre for Rotork UK in Leeds. The new £8 million f...

New elastomer tested to simulated 40-year life in nuclear environment

Shieldseal® 663 is the latest elastomer developed by James Walker for long-term applications in ionising radiation — as experienced in nuclear power plants, and nuclear waste trans...

Continued Success for Heap & Partners PHASE Ball Valves

API 6D Trunnion mounted ball valves proving popular for oil and gas and nuclear applications Heap & Partners Ltd launched its PHASE brand of API 6D Trunnion mounted ball valves...

Pneumatrol offers 4-week lead time on Namur valves

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, has recently announced an i...

RECAST PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE 2014/68/EU

The recast PED was published on 27 June 2014 to replace 97/23/EC. Member States have until 28 February 2015 to implement Article 13 (Classification of equipment – alignment with...

Valve Materials: Do you know all of your options?

Advances in thermoplastic technology may mean that a plastic valve is a better solution than the traditionally considered metal, lined metal & alloy option. Over the last 50 yea...

Pressure Tech shortlisted for prestigious supply chain award

Pressure Tech is extremely pleased and proud to have been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. The company is one of just seven to have been selected as a finalist for the...

DRAFT BS EN ISO 4126-11

Draft BS EN ISO 4126-11 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure Part 11: Performance testing” has been issued for public comment. This draft is issued to allow...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Advances Fugitive Emissions Technology with the New Xomox®FK Ball Valve

Delivering superior fugitive emissions protection and a unique dual-material body gasket, the new Xomox®FK Ball Valve from Crane ChemPharma & Energy combines all of the critical sa...

A Global Company with a ‘Glocal’ approach

Bray may be a global company but they have recognised the importance of modifying their valves to fulfil European market requirements. As one of the world leaders in butterfly valv...

High Performance Sealing Solutions in the Valve Industry

Visit PPE at stand A63 in Hall 03 at Valve World Expo, in Dusseldorf, Germany 2-4 December 2014 to find out more Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) is a leading designer, devel...

Smith Flow Control Exhibiting at Valve World 2014

Smith Flow Control (SFC), global leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical interlocks and valve management systems, is exhibiting at Valve World Expo, taking place in Düss...

40% growth and team expansion for Advanced Actuators

Hydraulic actuator engineering firm Advanced Actuators is set to achieve 40% growth this financial year and has recruited a new general manager in the Middle East to manage its gro...

Metso’s automation technology chosen for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility in Buckinghamshire: Automation plays a key role in making waste management sustainable

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has chosen Metso’s automation technology for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility under construction in Calvert, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshi...

Bestobell Marine Secures First Major High Pressure Gas Fuel Valve Contract

Bestobell Marine has recently secured its first order to supply its brand new range of cryogenic high pressure Globe valves to DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd...

Severn Glocon manufactures ‘biggest ever’ control valves

Severn Glocon recently designed and manufactured the largest control valves in its 53 year history, at 42˝ bore and 21 tonnes in weight Over the next six months four valves...

Emerson introduces Rotary Actuators for internal valves in LP-Gas Services

Fisher® P700 series rotary actuators for Fisher C series valves help to deliver full valve capacity and reduce maintenance in LP-gas applications Emerson Process Management has ...

Steam Plant Engineering – one number to call

Any business that relies on steam for processing – whether it’s a chemical plant, a recycling company, a laundry, a food manufacturer or a hospital – needs its boiler system to ope...

Valve Condition Monitoring Enters a New Era: Score Group’s Innovative V-MAP® G3 Successfully Launched at ONS 2014

In issue 30 of Valve User Magazine, we mentioned that Score Diagnostics limited was launching a new valve condition and performance monitoring system for critical process valves : ...

Pentair Hosts Training Sessions To Better Serve Asia-Pacific Customers

Pentair has conducted focused educational seminars for the company’s partners of its Westlock Controls brand, part of the Actuation & Controls (A&C) platform, in the Asia-Pacific r...

Sunday Times award spotlights Severn Glocon’s manufacturing excellence

Valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group received special recognition for manufacturing excellence at the 2014 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 awards ceremony. ...

Denholm Valvecare Designs Unique Alternative to Bursting Disks

The Buckle Pin pressure relief valve offers a number of benefits over the alternatives when selecting a valve for over-pressure protection. The fast acting, safe and easy to replac...

Zoedale Introduce EZ Logic from Bernard Controls

Zoedale Plc is the UK Partner of Bernard Controls who is well known for manufacturing high end electric actuators for oil and gas, water and power applications. In order to expand ...

The art of the ball valve

Understated and discreet, the humble ball valve is one of the vital cogs in the machinery that drives the modern world. There are few utility systems in our homes, offices, schools...

No, more Namur!

Commonly used on pneumatically actuated ball and butterfly valves, the Namur mount solenoid valve has long been accepted as a cost effective solution in a competitive actuation mar...

MD of British industrial manufacturer appointed to Japanese Corporation’s Board

Steve Bangs, Managing Director of SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd, has been appointed a Director on the main Board of the Japanese multi-national, SMC Corporation with responsibility for t...

Albion Strikes The Right Balance This Winter

As temperatures start to plummet and central heating systems kick in, the winter months often prove the most challenging time of year for heating engineers to maintain a comfortabl...

Rotork Midland increases Rotork’s instrumentation product range

Established brands including Midland-ACS, Alcon and Landon Kingsway have been added to Rotork Instruments’ product offering with the formation of Rotork Midland. The ISO9001 cer...

Pera Technology wins Horizon 2020 EU Grant Funding for The Smart Actuator Company (SACO): Meeting at the BVAA Spring Conference leads to successful funding bid

One very successful outcome from the BVAA Spring Conference at Celtic Manor in May was the coming together of the leap® team at Pera Technology and The Smart Actuator Company ltd (...

Quickits launch new website

Quickits Limited, one of Europe’s leading suppliers to the valve and actuator industry, is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting website Timed to coincide with th...

Emerson Introduces PROFIBUS-PA Remote-Mount Digital Valve Controller For Hostile Environment Installations

Separation of the Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200p series travel sensing and controller segments helps meet extreme temperature and vibration valve demands while maintaining performance ...

Rotork adds rack and pinion actuators to its product range

The acquisition of the GTA Group, comprising of GT Attuatori Srl, GT Attuatori Europe GmbH and Max Process GmbH, has added an established range of rugged rack and pinion pneumatic ...

Metso’s control valves prove cost effective at a major chemical installation

Metso has successfully delivered more than 70 Neles® globe valves for Phase II of the Longyu Coal project in Henan for the production of 400,000 tons of acetic acid/year and 200,00...

New sales structure supports business growth at KKI

Engineering firm, Koso Kent Introl - www.kentintrol.com - has adopted a new sales structure that will support the future global development of the business and focus on customers’ ...

HART interface advancement for AUMA actuators

Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA announces that a HART interface option can be ordered with immediate effect for the company’s AC .2 and ACExC .2 controls. The adoption of the p...

What is the difference between T class and T ambient?

Does the “T” class of hazardous area equipment (e.g. T4, T5, T6 for gas hazards or T135°C, T100°C, T85°C for dust hazards) define the maximum temperature of the surrounding environ...

Zoedale expand Aberdeen Market Share

Zoedale Plc are value added resellers for a number of flow control products including valves and actuators for many industries including oil and gas, biogas, brewing and water. The...

Marchwood CCGT Power Station saves circa £200,000 per year

Two Shift Operation Power Stations can benefit from Advanced Valve Solutions Expertise Power stations that were originally designed for base load applications are now increasing...

CFP Contract Coup for SIPOS Aktorik Actuators

SIPOS Aktorik has secured a prestigious power industry contract for around 1,000 electric actuators to be commissioned at a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in ...

VALVE ACTUATOR FAMILY OF STANDARDS EN 15714 -1,-2,-3 AND -4

Following the completion of the 2014 Systematic Review of the following standards decisions have been taken as shown below: • EN 15714-1:2009 “Industrial valves - Actuators - Part...

Bestobell Targets Growth at HHP Summit

Bestobell Valves, has linked up with its distribution partner W&O, based in Florida, to exhibit at HHP Summit, North America’s largest showcase of natural gas fueling and technolog...

Combining Mechanical Interlocks with Process Safety Sensors: SmartTrap+ ensures process vessels and pipework are safe to open

In the process industry, mechanical interlocks guarantee strict adherence to procedures and help avoid human error. They are particularly useful for highly dangerous operations suc...

KSB Group supplies 6,580 valves for new power station in India

The KSB Group has supplied 2 million Euros worth of valves to a new steam power plant currently being built in Barh, in the Indian State of Bihar. The order was awarded to the ...

Comment by BVAA Director,Rob Bartlett: Greatest Briton?

50 years ago today the UK buried its Greatest Briton, Winston Churchill. I may be biased in that opinion due to a combination of the fact that I was born so close to his passing, I...

BVAA AGM 2014

The BVAA 75th Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinner Dance was held at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington in December. The event was a huge success with over 40 members attending the daytime...

Valve World Conference and Expo, Dusseldorf

665 exhibitors from 40 countries came together at the summit of the industrial valves and fittings industry at the Exhibition Centre Düsseldorf from 2 to 4 December 2014 This, t...

Gold Plating:: Are End Users' extra requirements to international standards justified or not?

By Barrie Kirkman, BSc. CEng MIMechE, barriekirkman@ntlworld.com If the industry is faced with sustained Global low oil prices of $50 then the potential knock on will be extensi...

CEN/TC69 Systematic Review of Standards 2015

Below is a list of Standards being systematically reviewed in 2015. We believe that many of these will impact upon BVAA members, and most are expected to be revised. The list in...

Certification of Valves for the ‘Customs Union’ (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus)

There are significant changes afoot with ‘Gost’ type certification for Russia and certain associated states… The procedure for the Certification of Valves is now governed by CU ...

View from the other side

How we arrived at smart actuators and what should be next? This article, the third of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided ...

European Recession to Continue

Europe’s economy will generally see recession in 2015, less severe in Eastern Europe but times will still be rough ahead. Weak consumer activity in the region and fears of deflatio...

Wentworth Valve Components Joins BVAA

Wentworth Valve Components Ltd, the Huddersfield based Subcontract Machinist, has demonstrated its commitment to the valve industry by joining the British Valve and Actuator Associ...

HAVI Instrumentation Valves to be Distributed in the UK by Zoedale plc

Zoedale plc, the international flow control equipment supplier, has announced it has been appointed as the exclusive UK Distributor for HAVI Instrumentation Valves. HAVI products i...

Are You Facing Corrosion Problems With Your Control Valves?

GEPC can now supply the descote control globe valve specifically designed to handle chlorine, A-HF, A-Cl and their derivatives Control valves are a critical part of the control ...

K Controls introduces a new visual indicator on sub-sea valve position monitors.

Positioning, monitoring and control specialist K Controls has introduced a new optional visual indicator on its range of submersible valve position monitors. These products can be ...

Gas blending process adopts Rotork CVA for improved accuracy, economy and environmental performance

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuator technology has successfully delivered an improvement in performance with reduced operating costs for the vital gas blending ...

Practicality at the Heart of New Acuflux Range

Aquaflow, a division of T-T Pumps Ltd, introduces its range of new liquid turbine flow meters. Acuflux is designed with reliability, durability and practicality in mind to incorpor...

Fugitive Emissions Standards near Completion

prEN ISO/FDIS 15848 ‘Industrial valves – test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions…’ Both parts of this standard were issued for ‘FDIS’ vote – essentially a final...

Continued Success for Quickits at Valve World Expo 2014

Quickits, the International manufacturer and supplier for valve mounting kits and other related ancillary products for the valve and actuator industry, has exhibited for the first ...

New hyperbaric test facility announced to strengthen the UK’s subsea industry

The new ‘Neptune’ technology centre development announced this month will deliver a long needed centre of excellence for hyperbaric testing in the UK. Situated on the North bank...

Final inspection success for SIPOS at Atucha II

Over the last forty years, just under 1,200 SIPOS Aktorik actuators have been supplied to Atucha nuclear power plants (NPP) in Buenos Aires. Over 400 SIPOS SIWI actuators were i...

Assuring valve components are authentic with Positive Material Identification

Recent years have seen a proliferation of inferior low quality, low cost imitation components flooding onto markets as diverse as the automotive and food industries. More often ...

SMART-LOC™ delivers the modular solution for pneumatic actuator control

Rotork Midland introduces SMART-LOC, a new high integrity modular concept for pneumatic actuator control assemblies. Constructed in 316L stainless steel, the SMART-LOC system is pa...

DeZURIK Valves Available in the UK via Flow Technology Services Ltd

Flow Technology Services, the County Antrim based distributor of valves and actuators, has been appointed the sole UK sales agent for DeZurik Valve range Sales Director Gerard A...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Expands Pacific® Valves Wedgeplug Line

Characterized by simplicity of design, low energy usage and the innovative Wedgetorque® operator, Pacific Wedgeplug valves from Crane are specifically engineered to address the cha...

Review of Thermoplastic Valves Standards

BSI have announced a routine ‘periodic review’ of six industrial Thermoplastic valves standards:- ISO 21787 Globe type ISO 16135 Ball ISO 16136 Butterfly ISO 16137 Che...

AllValves Online to Stock New Range of Sun Yeh Actuators

Sun Yeh, the Taiwanese Actuator Specialist, has launched a new range of Stainless Steel electric actuators and additional housing options. The complete range will be available in t...

Stainless steel actuator solutions from Rotork Schischek

Customer demand to use the Max electric quarterturn actuator from Rotork Schischek in more and more challenging environments has led to the development of a new range of stainless ...

Wärtsilä Shipham expands its valve range

Wärtsilä’s Shipham Valves has extended its full range of duplex and super duplex stainless steel valves to cover higher pressure ratings. This portfolio expansion means that Wärtsi...

Are blocked tapping points giving you a headache?

BVAA members GPEC Ltd, based in Wigan, Lancashire, are extremely proud to have extended their portfolio as the exclusive UK sales agents of OEM’s, by agreeing the sales representat...

New models added to Valvekits’ gearbox menu

The scope for valve gearboxes available from valve adaption specialist Valvekits has been increased with the addition of a new model and the enlargement of an existing range. Both ...

New Range of Pressure Reducing Valves from Aquaflow

Aquaflow, the specialist valve division of Cheshire based T-T Pumps Ltd., is pleased to announce the introduction of a range of stainless steel pressure reducing valves (PRV). The ...

A Complete One-Site- Solution for Forged and Machined Components in UK

Forging specialist W H Tildesley Ltd (WHT) continues to produce a wide range of components for the oil & gas, petrochemical and process industries. Current products range in siz...

Pressure Tech Completes Large Expansion

Pressure Tech is delighted to announce its recent expansion, involving both an exciting move into larger premises and major investment in new state-ofthe- art equipment. The com...

The Smart Actuator Company at Valve World 2014

The Smart Actuator Company (SACO) exhibited the 2014 Valve World exhibition in Dusseldorf as part of the centrally located BVAA Group Stand. The SACO team looked forward to introdu...

New Control Valve for Corrosive or Abrasive Applications

Heap and Partners Limited was approached to develop a solution to a range of problematic corrosive and abrasive applications. The solution Heap's developed was a combined Saunde...

Third generation Skilmatic delivers smarter failsafe actuation

The Rotork Skilmatic SI self-contained electro-hydraulic valve actuator combines all-electric simplicity with the precision of hydraulic actuation and the reliability of mechanical...

New catalogue dedicated to Check and Shuttle valve products

The humble check valve, so simple that it is often taken for granted, yet it is a critical component in nearly every hydraulic or pneumatic control system. At BiS Valves, stainless...

Emerson introduces electro-hydraulic operator for remote valve emergency shutdown applications

Bettis™ EHO actuator provides users with a complete, proven solution for critical situations where fail-safe response in remote areas must be instantaneous and dependable Emerso...

AUMA ACE Scheme Drives up the Standard

AUMA UK Ltd is introducing the ACE (AUMA Certified Engineering) Technician Certification Scheme to drive up the standards of actuator installation and maintenance within the contro...

Lock-up Your Doubters at -55°C

Doubt about the operational safety of a control valve, or the plant it operates in, is increasingly being managed out by means of risk analysis and complex failure modes to cover a...

Schischek launches controller for decentralised control structures in industrial and hazardous areas

More and more applications in the industrial and hazardous area building automation sector require high performance and easy to use control systems. The local control of variable a...

Bestobell Marine Secures Major Chinese Contract

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group, is celebrating after securing a major new contract with Hudong Zhongua shipyard in Shanghai. The new contract is to su...

MPs view workforce enrichment initiatives at SMC

Both of the Members of Parliament for Milton Keynes – Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart – visited SMC Pneumatics in November to find out first-hand how the company is working to expa...

Pentair Launches Biffi Website To Support Effective Actuator Specification

Pentair has launched a new website under its Biffi brand, part of its Actuation & Controls solutions. Designed to provide a useful resource to plant engineers across a range of sec...

Interlocking in Harsh Environments is Easy with Smith Flow Control’s New Ellis

Key Smith Flow Control (SFC), specialist in mechanical valve interlocking equipment, has re-designed the key for its well-known Ellis interlocking range. Recognised worldwide, Elli...

Pneumatrol received Excellence Award from Manufacturers Alliance

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashirebased specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, was awarded Member of the Ye...

BS EN 12516 Shell Design Strength

Three updated parts of the ‘Industrial Valves - Shell Design Strength…’ standard were recently updated and published. These include:- • Part 1: Tabulation method for steel valve...

Celebrating a Decade of ‘Quality & Service’

Quickits Ltd the UK’S largest independent manufacturer and supplier of valve & actuator mounting kits & associated products, sees in 2015 celebrating an anniversary providing 10 ye...

New Sales Team at IPL Oversee Growth in Enquiries

Valve and process technology business International Procurement Ltd is targeting a growth in sales, following a move to new premises earlier this year. Celebrating its first 10 ...

The product launch process:: an insight into the introduction of a new electric actuator range

In this masterclass report for Valve User, insight is given by SIPOS Aktorik into the processes, considerations and development steps involved in bringing a new actuator range to m...

Valve Solutions ‘In the Pink’

Valve Solutions of Shipley, West Yorkshire have recently completed two orders for the Murchison Platform with the supply of two control valves and 2 pressure regulators for the CNR...

Closed Die Drop Forgings Deliver Numerous Advantages: – W H Tildesley Ltd

Closed die drop forging - sometimes referred to as “near-net-shape” or “impression die” forging - offers numerous technical advantages, saves on material usage, and carries an upfr...

Emerson Introduces Intelligent Electric Valve Actuator With Compact Profile And Simplified Digital Controls

Lightweight and space-saving Bettis™ model 500 electric actuator couples proven valve automation technology with enhanced electronics for reliable operations decision-making Eme...

West Special Fasteners:: Boosts quality experience, by recruiting a Quality Consultant.

West Special Fasteners, the Dronfield based manufacturer of high integrity fastening products to the oil and gas industry, pumps and valve industries has been gaining approvals dur...

SIPOS SEVEN Information Services

A comprehensive range of information sources have been produced to support the launch of SIPOS SEVEN, a new electric valve actuator range. Resources produced by SIPOS Aktorik to en...

YPS Launches New Nozzle Check Valve

YPS Valves, a leading designer and manufacturer of valves for the hydrocarbon processing, chemical, nuclear and off-shore industries worldwide has developed a Nozzle Check Valve, 0...

K Controls enables AS-interface® or DeviceNet™ to be taken into hazardous areas

ISO 9001 accredited valve control specialist K Controls has now obtained a variation to their Exd ATEX and IECEx certificates to enable AS-interface® or DeviceNet™ to be taken into...

Saudi Aramco validates Severn Leeds’ emergency butterfly valve sealant

An emergency butterfly valve sealant system developed by Severn Glocon Group company Severn Leeds has been validated by Saudi Aramco. The Sealant Pressure Injection Reserve Endu...

BS EN 60079-1: 2014 published

BS EN 60079-1: 2014 ‘Explosive Atmospheres – Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosure “d”’ was recently published by BSI. Scope This part of IEC 60079 contains sp...

Functional safety - SIL workshop hosted by AUMA

Functional safety, a key current topic in the process automation industry, will be addressed on 29 April 2015 at a workshop hosted by AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG at the company’s Mu...

Hardide Coatings installs third large reactor in UK in response to growing demand

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility - increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50% ...

Partnership takes on the future of engineering

Yorkshire-based hydraulic engineering firm, Advanced Actuators has partnered with the University of Bradford to take part in one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment schemes. ...

Comment by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett: Crystal Ball Time

As I write, a General Election looms and the future of our national Governance is far from clear. By the time this magazine hits doormats, there will be a new UK Government. Wha...

BVAA Training: April 2015 saw the latest ‘term’ of training sessions at the ‘Peter Churm Technical Centre’ at BVAA HQ

BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett writes, ‘We deliberately moved the training sessions back a couple of weeks this spring, to take advantage of the new financial year and, we hoped, rev...

BVAA Future Strategy

On 18th March 2015, BVAA’s Board met at the Belfry both separately and also with representatives from the Association’s newly-named ‘Business Development Group.’ Both sessions w...

View from the other side

This article, the fourth of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President of...

Valve Working Group: New 'TEGs'

The BVAA Valve Working Group – the Association’s forum for technical and standardisations issues – met on 11th March 2015.The event was jointly hosted by Hardide Coatings at Bicest...

New Training Course: Valves - Advanced Level

Course Date: Monday 29th June 2015 As BVAA continually strives to improve our training programme we have developed a brand new course, Advanced Valves. This course is entirely v...

ATI Europe Ltd. Joins BVAA

Based in central Manchester, ATI Europe Ltd shows its commitment to the expansion of its European and Middle Eastern business development by joining the British Valve & Actuator As...

Valve and Process Solutions Delighted to Join BVAA

Company Director Steve Pearson outlines his desire to build networks among BVAA’s technical community after successful decade Thank you for the warm welcome that VALVE and Proce...

Assentech: Making an Impact

Assentech is a rapidly growing provider of specialist products and services to the process industries A distributor of engineered products and services for the fluid process, tr...

TECHNICAL HOTSPOT: PED 2014/68/EU – TIMESCALE FOR INTRODUCTION

If members are asked for compliance to the new PED, they need to be aware of the critical dates. A summary is as follows: The full new directive is to be applicable from 19 July...

YPS Valves Completes Major Cryogenic Valve Order

Leeds based YPS Valves has completed a major order to supply cryogenic valves to ExxonMobil in Singapore. The valves have been designed in-house to exacting standards as leakage...

ExxonMobil approval for the Hot Forging of Super Duplex Fasteners

BVAA Member, West Special Fasteners has been awarded approval by oil giant Exxon West Special Fasteners the specialists in hot forging Super Duplex fasteners have been awarded a...

Enhanced functionality for Rotork CMA boosts electric process valve control

Rotork has announced an extensive advancement of CMA electric actuation technology for the operation of process control and choke valves, introducing new options to meet evolving c...

Valve System Allows Rocksavage Power Station to Meet Demand

‘Can we modify the existing installation from a base load unit into a flexible unit, capable of reacting quickly to on demand changes of the grid, including starting and stopping d...

New Solenoid Valve Design for Demanding Cryogenic Applications

The L89 cryogenic solenoid valve from Nadi Srl of Milan has been successfully employed in liquid gas installations around the world for many years, often to improve reliability on ...

ASCO Numatics process expertise at ACHEMA 2015

Leading process industry experts, Emerson Industrial Automation will showcase its comprehensive range of high performance ASCO Numatics solenoid and pressure operated valves and ac...

Largest Ever Production Choke Valves for Statoil

World-leading supplier of critical flow control solutions IMI Critical Engineering has been tasked by international energy company Statoil with designing and building some of the l...

New SIPOS SEVEN selected for Opole power scheme

The new SIPOS SEVEN electric actuator will be supplied to the ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant under construction in Opole, south-west Poland The order for aroun...

New Diamond Technology to Tackle Drilling Costs

Life of drilling tools extended up to ten-fold using new Hardide technology Hardfacing specialist Cutting & Wear today announced the development of a new TSP (thermally stable p...

ASCO Primed for New Explosion-Proof Product Certification

Emerson Industrial Automation announces its market-leading range of ASCO Numatics solenoid valves and fluid automation solutions has achieved Technical Regulation Custom Union (TR ...

Growth and development for NHC Testing Department

NHC has become the preferred choice for many companies wishing to perform equipment tests and trials. National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen is renowned for its involvement with...

Bestobell Marine Breaks into LNG Re-Liquefaction Market

Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic globe and check valves for ships, has secured two new high profile contracts for its cryogenic globe and check valves. Th...

Quickits Provide the Link

Operating as a key supplier within the valve & actuator industry Quickits Limited are renowned for their ability to design & manufacture mounting kits to suit any application; the ...

Armoloy Ace NADCAP Audit

Armoloy (UK) Ltd are pleased to confirm the results of their latest NADCAP audit. Once again this premium form of Quality recognition has been achieved On this occasion we are d...

Allvalves Online - More than an Online Valve Shop

Having the word online within the company name can be misleading as there is more than meets the eye with Allvalves Online Ltd. The fast growing valve and actuator specialist in...

Parker Hannifin set the standard for high load value

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has recently introduced a new integrated Basic Guide for rodless linear actuators. Ideal for deployment i...

Albion Introduces New Range of Compact PICVs

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has introduced a new range of Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICVs) to its extensive portfolio of products ...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Launches the New Pacific®CSV Line of Cast Steel Gate, Globe and Check Valves

Designed in accordance with the industry’s latest standards, the new Pacific®CSV line of cast steel gate, globe and check valves from Crane ChemPharma & Energy provide the highest ...

High Flow Insertion Regulator Offers Significant Weight Savings

Pressure Tech introduces a new patented high flow pressure regulator for use in 4˝ pipelines and above. Developed by one of the main UK universities, the unique flanged reg...

Advanced Valve Solutions Announce New Partnership with STI in the UK

AVS provides installation, commissioning and aftersales support for all STI products, services and diagnostics tools STI provides control solutions for actuation in severe servi...

W H Tildesley Apprenticeship Awards

Three young apprentices from a UK based forging manufacturer have received their stage 2 NVQ certificate. W H Tildesley, a drop forging specialist based in West Midlands, has run a...

Customers to benefit as Morin actuators integrate into Biffi range

Move will bring increased options and add greater geographical range to Pentair’s customer care teams Pentair Actuation and Controls has integrated two of its key actuator range...

A new approach for efficient valve instrumentation

Automated process valves actuated by pneumatic actuators always need pneumatic and/or electropneumatic instrumentation components to build up the specific functionalities required ...

A new approach for efficient valve instrumentation

Automated process valves actuated by pneumatic actuators always need pneumatic and/or electropneumatic instrumentation components to build up the specific functionalities required ...

Econosto UK – Back on Teesside!

Econosto UK is delighted to be opening a branch within the Eriks Teesside building to provide local support to our customer base. Adam Jobes has joined the business as Technical...

ATI Gains UK Presence

Your flow control needs are not generic. Why would your valve automation be? ATI, The global leader in customized valve automation, has opened a UK office. If you are in need of...

SQEP supported by AUMA UK’s ACE scheme

AUMA Actuators Ltd is supporting the adoption of SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person) designation for electric actuator maintenance and installation with its ACE (AUMA ...

West Special Fasteners Receive Export Boost

Export growth bolstered for UK based fastener manufacturer after recruiting a dedicated Export Sales Manager West Special Fasteners the Derbyshire based, hot forging and machini...

Combining Mechanical Interlocks with Process Safety Sensors

SmartTrap+ ensures process vessels and pipework are safe to open In the process industry, mechanical interlocks guarantee strict adherence to procedures and help avoid human err...

Managing Director appointed at SIPOS Aktorik

Dr. Thomas Suckut has been appointed Managing Director at electric actuator manufacturer, SIPOS Aktorik His executive profile lists a series of senior posts including his previo...

Armoloy NTDC Products Meet REACH Legislation

West Midlands based coating specialist has helped its customers ensure they stay on the right side of this European legislation through its use of specialist consultants Armoloy...

Pentair Supplies Specialist Support for Ball Valve Repair Project

Pentair Valves & Controls has successfully provided maintenance support under its specialist service brand, SABO, for a valve repair project at one of the largest gas storage facil...

Perfecting Partial Stroke Testing

The addition of an Intelligent Valve Position Transmitter as part of the Safety Instrumented System is a cost effective and efficient safety monitoring solution Background: S...

Customers Benefiting from Flexibility and Quality of UK Manufacturing

High spec forged fittings including forged tees, elbows and pipe fitting components required on short lead times? W H Tildesley provides the solution. Working closely with each...

‘Ultimate Flow Control’ at the Brew House

Flow control specialists Zoedale supply valves and actuators to several industries. Over the years the brewing industry has become one of their main areas of focus. The Bedfords...

Rotork Launch CQ Compact actuators

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators offer power and performance where space is limited The launch of the Rotork CQ Compact introduces a range of fully concentric, balanced design ...

Academy of Joint Integrity roll out Hose Management Course

Steve Clarkson, Flexitallic’s Hose Technical Support Specialist, has developed the hose management programme to help customers to build capability and competency, which is in line ...

Pneumatrol offers 3 week lead time on Namur and Remote mounted solenoid valves

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashirebased specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, is pleased to announce that ...

Smith Flow Control Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Valve interlocking firm has grown from three staff members to 78Valve safety interlocking specialist Smith Flow Control (SFC) has celebrated 30 years of protecting people and asset...

AUMA set for the future: Brand and organisational changes for the AUMA group have been initiated in 2015

During the last 50 years, the company has become a market leader in the field of electric actuators and valve gearboxes supported by individual group member brands: AUMA, DREHMO, G...

Jan Ward appointed to board of Hardide plc

Hardide plc, the parent company of advanced surface coatings technology innovator, Hardide Coatings has appointed Jan Ward CBE as a non-executive director. Ms. Ward is the CEO a...

SMC confirms return to PPMA Show

After weeks of negotiation and rumours circulating within the motion control industry, SMC – the world leader in compressed air automation technologies – can confirm its attendance...

New Texas Manufacturing Centre to Expand PPE’s Global Capabilities

New facility to increase production and distribution to clients in oil and gas, semiconductor and heavy equipment industries Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) one of the world...

New catalogue dedicated to Flow Control valve products

Our new range of 20,000 psi shutoff valves featuring industry standard medium pressure port configurations are the perfect solution when reliability is essential Some applicatio...

How selecting the right flowmeter can help you minimise your annual energy costs

The rate of fluid flow constitutes an important measurement in the processing industries. Selecting an appropriate technology for a flow measurement application can therefore be a ...

Inspired by an Engineer!

A few months ago, as I listened to the radio on one of my many long car journeys, I became entranced by one of the most thought-provoking interviews I’ve ever heard. The intervi...

Aberdeen Valve Training

The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA), the valve industry’s voice, trade body and leading provider of valve and actuator training, is bringing two of its most popular t...

View from the other side: The balance between Cost, Credibility and Confidence

This article, the fifth of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President of ...

Forthcoming BVAA Events

Aberdeen Golf Day BVAA's popular Scottish Customer Golf Day is back for its 4th edition. The event will be held at Inverurie Golf Club, on Thursday 24th September 2015. The ev...

New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: Alpine Metal Tech Whitford WH Partnership...

PED AMENDMENT SI 2015 No. 399 NOW EFFECTIVE

SI 2015/399 (The Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations) 2015 is in force from 1st June 2015. These Regulations amend the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (S.I.1999/ 2001...

BVAA's New Technical Expert Groups (TEGs)

‘BVAA has recently undertaken a radical overhaul of its management of technical work, both inside and outside of the Association,’ writes BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett. ‘It is cruci...

THE NEW ATEX DIRECTIVE 2014/34/EU

There is a new ATEX Directive: 94/9/EC has been aligned to the New Legislative Framework (NLF). The new number is 2014 /34/EU. There is no change to the scope and the Essential...

Flowstar joins BVAA

Flowstar Ltd, one of the world’s largest stockists of safety, relief and reducing valves, has joined BVAA. The company, which has a strong tradition of supplying industrial valves ...

ARC Energy Take On ‘The Cotswold Plod’

For the second year running an Arc Energy team entered this gruelling 39.8 mile walk along the Cotswold way to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children. Our team we...

Advanced Valve Solutions is the Primary Channel for Hora and Persta Valves and Spares for the UK and Ireland

With many years of engineering experience on Hora and Persta valves in critical power generation applications Advanced Valves Solutions (AVS) offers more than just products. In...

AUMA UK achieves Wessex Water approved supplier status

AUMA UK, which has been an established supplier of electric actuators to Wessex Water for over a decade, has achieved approved supplier status from the utility. As part of the ...

WRAS Approval Opens up New Markets for Albion

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier, has secured approval from the UK's Water Regulations Approval Scheme (WRAS), on their range of solenoid valves, ...

SIPOS Develops Data Sources

An extensive application data sheet resource has been developed by SIPOS Aktorik. Designed to provide at-a-glance summaries of installations and technologies for the company’s e...

Center Line® 200 Resilient Seated Butterfly Valves Approved for Lead-free Service

Center Line® 200 Resilient Seated Butterfly Valves from Crane ChemPharma & Energy are now NSF-61 & NSF-372 certified for potable water and lead-free service. Certification to N...

How do you Maintain Site Safety and Efficiency?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has contacted two of our customers in the past week, requesting evidence of their site’s preventative maintenance and management of ageing pla...

Engineering the Next Generation of ‘Valve Doctors’

Over the past 50 years, IMI Critical and IMI CCI has been serving customers throughout the world, solving a variety of valve-related problems. Our product is the combination of sup...

EnerMech Shaping Next Generation of Engineers

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to mentor the next generation of chartered and incorporated engineer...

Rotork launches 3rd generation IQT intelligent part-turn valve actuator

The introduction of the new Rotork IQT electric valve actuator brings the advanced functionality and asset management capabilities of Rotork’s 3rd generation intelligent technology...

Colson X-Cel Appoint Malaysian Agent: Turcomp Engineering Services Snd Bhd and Colson X-Cel make partnership official.

Following an initial meeting at OSEA 2015 with key personel from Turcomp and 6 months of strong business between Colson X-Cel and Turcomp the two parties have now officially sealed...

Zoedale appointed Sole UK distributor for Guth Valves

Zoedale has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for the high quality German made Guth Hygienic Valves. The team at Zoedale will be selling these valves into the UK brewing se...

KKI wins offshore contract to supply valves to Johan Sverdrup offshore field

Engineering firm, KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), has today announced that it has successfully won a contract to supply all control and choke valves to Statoil/Aker Solutions for one of th...

Cost Reductions Achieved by Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring: Part One: Score Diagnostics Limited’s Portable MIDAS Meter®

In any market where the returns on capital invested are diminishing, the first reaction of the stakeholders inside many organisations in that market is to immediately focus on redu...

AUMA introduces fail safe actuator innovation

For applications with significant hazard potential in the oil & gas sector and other industrial markets, fail safe actuators are required. These specialist devices automaticall...

Ichthys LNG Project Uses Smith Flow Control Interlocks for Safe Pipeline Processes

The Ichthys LNG Project, one of the most significant oil and gas projects in the world, is using Smith Flow Control’s safety interlocks and valve actuators throughout its facility ...

Red Dragon to Exhibit Sitecna® range at Offshore Europe: Showing Offshore

The Italian manufactured Sitecna® range of ATEX certified air preparation and flow control will be displayed on the Red Dragon stand 1A29, for the first time at SPE Offshore Europe...

VALVE TERMINOLOGY - COMPONENTS prEN736-2

What is it?: BS EN736-2 is the middle part of a three part series of standards defining Terminology used in BS EN valve product standards. This part deals with those items that are...

New NORSOK Qualifications for W H Tildesley Forgings: W H Tildesley Ltd has just received its latest set of NORSOK qualifications

New M650 Edition 4 QTRs extend Tildesley’s qualification until mid-2020. Materials covered are super duplex stainless steels F51 (UNS S31803), F55 (UNS S32760) and austenitic stain...

‘Plugging’ the issues; an alternative to Ball Valves

There is nothing “new” in the World may be a slightly overstated cliché given the plethora of technologies, techniques and triumphs that we read about on a weekly basis – but it is...

Alpha Controls to Showcase Key Product Ranges at Offshore Europe

Alpha Controls will be exhibiting some key product ranges, from the extensive variety they supply to the Oil and Gas market, at Offshore Europe 2015. Visitors to the show can find ...

Advanced Valve Solutions is your subsea PLR equipment partner

Advanced Valve Solutions (AVS) has recently undertaken a number of large projects where we supplied all the valves and hot stabs for temporary subsea pig launch and receive station...

Bestobell Reaches 200th Vessel Milestone

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has reached a significant milestone in the company’s history, after receiving the 200th order for its cryogenic va...

Pentair Launches New LNG Pressure Relief Valve for Increased Flow Efficiency

Pentair Valves & Controls is expanding its Anderson Greenwood pressure relief product range with the launch of an improved design of its pilot-operated pressure relief valve (POPRV...

Tube Connection Breakthrough from Parker

Flared cone design prevents tube ejection and incorporates redundant second seal for enhanced reliability. Very short make-up time: up to 5 times faster than traditional cone and t...

Into the Deep: Heaps Delivers on First Subsea Project

Heap & Partners has recently delivered valves for a subsea application for the first time in its history. The 3˝ ASME 1500 RTJ flanged valves, are part of Heaps' Phase range o...

Cost Reductions Achieved by Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring: Part Two: V-MAP® G3 and MIDAS® Sensor

In any market where the returns on capital invested are diminishing, the first reaction of the stakeholders inside many organisations in that market is to immediately focus on redu...

YPS Valves – Special Purpose Valves, Made in the UK

YPS Valves is a major UK manufacturer of special purpose valves for service within the oil, petrochemical, offshore, nuclear and other industries which require a high quality valve...

James Walker and Teadit awarded Shell global supply contract for sealing products

Sealing product engineering specialists James Walker and Teadit have signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to supply the gasket re...

Pioneering new 10˝ LNG Transfer Systems delivered to Excelerate Energy

KLAW LNG has delivered two new LNG Transfer Systems to Excelerate Energy. This ground-breaking technology is the first LNG Hose Transfer System that combines the advantages of KLAW...

Cutting tool training pays dividends at Pneumatrol

Established over 50 years ago Lancashire-based Pneumatrol has become a leading manufacturer and solution provider of pneumatic and electromagnetic valves, with customers across the...

Exciting New Aberdeen Appointment for Pressure Tech: It is exciting times for Pressure Tech as they welcome Andy Carruthers to their expanding team.

Andy has recently joined Pressure Tech as a Sales Engineer and will be responsible for providing Scotland and the Nordic countries with his technical expertise and knowledge. Press...

Hydravalve – Lean Efficiency Reaps Rewards

Hydravalve of Willenhall, West Midlands have recently installed three Kardex Remstar Shuttles’. The purpose of the shuttles’ is to optimise utilisation of storage space in a compac...

Switch to Rotork restores reliability on River Thames weir

Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames. Hambleden ...

Open Day a Huge Success

ValvTechnologies Europe, UK-based distributor of ValvTechnologies products and part of MCE Group’s valve shutdown and repair service centre, recently hosted customers, prospects em...

SMC UK Announces New Managing Director

SMC Pneumatics (UK) Limited announces that after seventeen years leading the company, Steve Bangs has stepped down from his position as Managing Director. He is succeeded by the co...

Mokveld Opens New Head Office: Mokveld Valves BV, expert in engineered valve systems for the worldwide oil & gas markets, has opened its new head office in Gouda, The Netherlands.

To support the continuing growth of Mokveld, a brand new state-ofthe- art 3000 square meter head office opened this January. In addition, the factory was expanded with a new 500 m2...

Is Static batch sampling a thing of the past?

Incorporating Process Analytical Technology (PAT) into a reactor bottom outlet valve, using the MultiProbe® - SchuF PAT Solution allows analysis, and control to be carried out by t...

K Controls Valve Position Monitors certified for USA & Canada: 007-100 and 007-120 AExd and Explosion Proof Valve Position Monitors now carry the following certification:

USA: Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups B, C and D. Class II, Groups E, F and G. Class III. T4/T6; Type 4, 4X, 6 and 6P. Class I, Zone 1, AEx d IIC T4/T5/T6. Zone 21, AEx tb/tD....

Major SIPOS actuator order for San Diego water authority

The advanced capabilities of SIPOS Aktorik’s electric actuators have enabled the company to secure a major order from San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) in California. Th...

New guides announce ABB’s service offerings for flow calibration and valve testing: ABB’s flow and valve services explained by new publications

ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has released two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from abb.service@ gb.abb.com...

Leengate Valves Sponsor Spireites

Leengate Valves have agreed to sponsor the club's warm-up kit for the next two seasons. The agreement extends the company's long association with the club. Leengate Valves spon...

Orseal Launches New Made in Europe Range

Orseal’s new TechSeal valves take on low cost imports by combining premium quality with exceptionally competitive prices A high proportion of European companies still turn to t...

Emerson’s New Butterfly Valve Combines Cost Savings With High-Performance

Fisher® 8590 high-performance butterfly valve features a highly optioned, single design platform that reduces engineering, installation, operational and maintenance costs Emers...

Hobbs Valve to Celebrate 10 Years of Successful Trading: Innovative British Manufacturer to hold open day on 2nd October 2015

Hobbs Valve, industry leaders in the design and manufacture of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves (TOBV), celebrate 10 Years in business in October 2015. UK based Hobbs Valve is at the...

Improving measurement and process performance using smart instruments and asset management systems: Developments in smart instrumentation and asset management systems are offering a raft of new opportunities for today’s process operators.

Providing real-time access to an expanded array of information, these developments can help to dramatically improve process performance. Jo Kirkbride, Product Manager UK & Ireland,...

Drop The Dodgy Suppliers!

There can be few in the industry not aware of the dire straits in which the oil and gas industry finds itself and most especially on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Thousands h...

BVAA And Members At Offshore Europe: BVAA Took Its Usual Stand At Offshore Europe 2015 (OE15), Which Was Held At The AECC, Aberdeen Last Week.

The show, long established as one of the most popular exhibitions within the Oil and Gas industry was anticipated with interest by many, not least to see how the recent challenges ...

A New Book On Valve Actuators - by Chris Warnett: An up to date and comprehensive introduction to the design, selection, sizing, and application of today’s valve and damper actuators.

This new book is intended as a guide for automated valve end users, engineers and valve industry professionals that need to understand valve actuators. It describes the various typ...

BVAA Technical Expert Group (TEG) On Sils Gets Underway: Members of the BVAA Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) met for the group’s inaugural meeting on 8th October 2015 in Banbur

We had six attendees from a variety of valve and actuator manufacturers. Due to the excellent contributions from all participants, we made rapid progress as we reviewed the Terms o...

HSP Win Scottish Golf Day

We are beginning to notice some trends following BVAA’s Fourth Annual Scottish Customer Golf Day, which was held at Inverurie Golf Club, Aberdeenshire on Thursday 24th September. W...

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

Competition 1 Here’s Terry Little of Kinetrol using his BVAA hat to keep the sun out of his eyes. Can you tell where Terry is? The first* correct answer to rob@bvaa.org.uk wins a ...

New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since our last issue: Flowstar Hartmann Valves & Wellheads Hawk Enviro Ducalco Dutch Valve Company Eurosource Giacomini...

Alpine Metal Tech Joins BVAA: Alpine Metal Tech UK, the Staffordshire based manufacturer of specialist industrial machinery heavy duty valves, has joined BVAA.

The company has taken the move following the growing popularity of the range of valves originally developed for use in the company’s own special purpose machinery for the metallurg...

Kent Introl Bids a Final Farewell to its Founder, Ed Singleton: Leading British valve engineer and founder of KOSO Kent Introl, Edward Singleton has died aged 90, after a short illness.

The news comes relatively soon after Ed announced his total retirement earlier in 2015 from the firm he had founded back in 1967, and which he had faithfully served for 47 years. ...

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Develops New Quick Exhaust Valve: Quick Exhaust Valve with High Flow Rate will be used in Oil and Gas high-integrity pressure protection systems.

Schoolhill Engineering, the Aberdeen based designer/manufacturer of hydraulic equipment, has developed an innovative new quick exhaust valve (QEV) for use within BP’s Shah Deniz fi...

149 Year Old Company Continues 5 Year Winning Streak!: Heap & Partners has just won its fifth award in as many years.

The company’s winning streak started in 2011 when it was made national champion by the Green Apple (green working environment) awards beating Sainsburys into second place for the s...

SACO Introduce Wiggle Feature To Help Reduce ‘Sticky’ Valves

The Smart Actuator Company (SACO), the innovative UK developer of the SmartAct® RIFT electric actuator range, has developed a solution to the longstanding problem of infrequently u...

New Catalogue For Leengate: Leengate Valves is pleased to announce the launch of its latest priced catalogue.

The issue 15 priced catalogue showcases over 250 new product ranges, plus full product ranges from manufacturing partners Ghibson, Zetkama, Brandoni, RIV, Valtec and Polix, among o...

William Eagles Launches Super Duplex Pressure Regulating Hydrant Range: It is an exciting time for William Eagles due to its recent relocation in Manchester and launch of the Super Duplex pressure regulating hydrants.

Wrekin Shell Group consists of Wrekin Shell Mouldings, Dynafluid, Gresswell Valves, and since February 2014, William Eagles. Since acquisition the parent company Wrekin Shell M...

Chancellor Opens Balluff Facility In Northwich: Balluff’s new, £1million customer support and training facility in Cheshire has been officially opened by Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt .Hon. Ge

The company, a leading global provider of sensors and systems for industrial automation, recently relocated to Cheshire Business Park from Cheadle. Mr Osborne was welcomed by M...

British Water Board Approves AUMA UK: Membership approval from the board of British Water has been awarded to AUMA Actuators Ltd.

Criteria used by British Water to assess AUMA included the company’s status and ability to enhance the standing of the British water industry in both the UK, and overseas. AUMA als...

Shorter Lead Times For Saunders Diaphragm Valves

Saunders®, part of Crane ChemPharma & Energy, has set up in its historical facility in Cwmbran South Wales, a new delivery system which is aiming to provide short lead times matchi...

Versatile Controls Introduce The Versa C-316 Series Modular Air Package

Versa Products’ C-316 Series Modular Air Package - CMAP - consists of the most common pneumatic components and accessories utilized in the valve automation industry. A CMAP sys...

Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs, Stop Over-Engineering

After exhibiting at Offshore Europe, Pressure Tech picked up on the industry feeling that there is need for dynamic change, with particular regards to the common practice of over-e...

Pentair’s New Vanessa Triple Offset Valve Offers Zero Leakage For Non-Critical Applications

Pentair Valves & Controls announces the expansion of its leading Vanessa Triple Offset Valves (TOVs) product line with the launch of the Series 30-RS. The new manual triple off...

PEGL Receives Queens Award For International Trade

President Engineering Group Ltd, which includes BVAA member Bestobell Valves, hosted a special event recently to mark the official presentation of the Queens Award for Internationa...

50 Year Durability From Duvalco

Choosing the correct valve for the service is key to ensuring the longest possible service life. At Duvalco we pride ourselves on the quality of our range and the years of technica...

PPE’s Perfluoroelastomer Seals Demonstrate Long Term Cost Savings For Subsea Applications: Perlast® G75LT and G90LT ensure airtight sealing for pressure-balanced disconnect failsafe system.

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals, has announced that SECC Oil & Gas, a global supplier of co...

Orseal Extends Its Techseal Range To Include Wafer- Bodied Ball Valves

Orseal has increased its Techseal range, launched recently as a made-in-Europe challenge to Far East manufacturing, to include wafer-bodied ball valves in stainless steel and carbo...

Keep Plants Safe And Profitable With Regular Maintenance: BVAA Members, and process safety experts Assentech Sales Ltd, discuss the importance of regular maintenance of plants, tanks and breather valves.

Well maintained facilities do not suffer unplanned outages or fines and the associated bad press by the Environment Agency or The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Furthermore the...

AUMA Completes Major Actuator Refurb In Record Time: AUMA UK has completed a major actuator refurbishment programme at Thames Water’s Ashford Common advanced water treatment works.

The upgrade project involved switching out 160 existing electric actuators, refurbishing 130 devices and installing 30 new units over a nine week period, whilst keeping the site fu...

World Class Engineering Training Facility Opens In Aberdeenshire

Work on a new oil, gas and engineering training centre of excellence in Aberdeenshire has recently reached completion and global engineering firm Score (Europe) Ltd have now opened...

New Facility Will Provide Local Service For Energy Sector

World-leading supplier of critical flow control solutions, IMI Critical Engineering, has celebrated the opening of its new IMI CCI service centre in Aberdeen in the UK. The new...

Pentair Achieves Sil 3 Certification For Westlock Position Monitors And Control Monitors

Pentair affirms its commitment to ensuring safe operations for its customers with successful Safety Integrated Level (SIL) 3 certification of its Westlock Controls AccuTrak Positio...

SIPOS Celebrates Five Years At Franken

SIPOS Aktorik marks five years since completing a comprehensive actuator retrofit for E.ON’s Franken 1 power plant in Germany that is fired by oil and gas. Illustrating key com...

Albion Introduces Exclusive New Plastics Range

Albion (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has invested in developing its plastics range to include Unistar and Onyx premium quality valves, fitting and pipes. ...

The Future’s Bright: The Future’s Flowing Through Valves

According to an article in the Guardian in 2012, despite applications to University being down in recent years, intake of students to Chemical Engineering courses were up that year...

Advanced Valve Solutions Celebrates 10 years

In September Advanced Valve Solutions (UK) Limited celebrated its 10th birthday by achieving a key milestone in terms of market penetration. Rik Barry, UK Director, is proud of the...

SIL 4 – Am I Safe now?: Author: Ville Kähkönen, Oil & Gas business manager, Metso Flow Control Inc.

ESD valve An emergency shutdown (ESD) valve is part of a safety instrumented system (SIS). It is a vital part of the safety system and often described as the final element. Norm...

Duplex And Super Duplex – Ensuring Your Fastener Is Correct

When purchasing anything, you always want to ensure you get exactly what you ordered. With fasteners, this is no different and is becoming more and more critical in the high end ma...

Adding Value To The Motor Operated Valve (MOV): In common with many industries, the valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products.

In a series of four Masterclass articles published in the next four issues of Valve User we look at how AUMA Actuators Ltd has addressed the challenges of valve actuation commoditi...

Total And Parker Set Instrumentation Manifold Standard For Projects And Upgrades In Europe

The decision follows several years’ extensive temperature, pressure and corrosion testing of products from different manufacturers – Parker is the first company to have secured a 1...

J+J Launch New Range Of Pneumatic Actuators

J+J Automation UK, the UK arm of the European electric actuator manufacturer J+J, has launched a new range of rack and pinion pneumatic actuators, their C Series. Accustomed to ...

Crane Celebrates 160 Years Of Innovation

Commemorating a heritage of leadership and innovation, Crane ChemPharma & Energy celebrated the 160-year anniversary of Crane Co. during the Valve World Americas Expo from July 15-...

Valvenco: Short Lead-Times & Long-Term Partnerships: Masoneilan Control Valves Available Next Day from Stock.

Valvenco, the Buckinghamshire based stockist, distributor and valve repair and service centre, can now offer Masoneilan Camflex control valves on next day delivery from stock. The ...

40th Breakaway Coupling For Major Oil Company

Assentech, experts in tank storage and process safety, has announced that it has successfully delivered and installed its 40th breakaway coupling for a major UK oil company. Th...

Flowstar To Stock Medenus Gas Pressure Regulators & Filters

Flowstar Ltd, the stockists of a comprehensive range of safety, relief and reducing valves, has become the UK and Ireland distributor of Medenus Gas pressure regulators and filters...

First SIPOS SEVEN Shipment: SIPOS Aktorik has celebrated the inaugural shipment of the company’s new generation electric actuator.

The first SIPOS SEVEN devices off the production line are being dispatched to an ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant under construction in Opole, south-west Poland. ...

THREADED END VALVES – END TO END AND CENTRE TO END DIMENSIONS – NEW STANDARD ISSUED BS EN16722:2015

What is it?: BS EN 16722 specifies the end-to-end and centreto- end dimensions for gate, globe, lift check and ball valves with threaded ends with connecting dimensions in complian...

Flowstar Add New Safety Valve To Niezgodka Range

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockists of safety, relief and reducing valves, has added new Niezgodka product to its extensive range from the German manufacturer. Flowstar has ...

BiS Valves Globally Qualified Supplier To FMC Technologies

FMC is a leading provider of technologies and services to the oil and gas industry and is the global market leader in subsea systems. It therefore makes us extremely proud to a...

GATE VALVES – CAST IRON - UPDATED STANDARD ISSUED BS EN1171:2015

What is it?: BS EN 1171 is the standard for Gate Valves made in all types of Cast Iron for general purpose applications. Why is it important?: In this new edition, the followin...

New Guides Announce ABB’s Service Offerings For Flow Calibration And Valve Testing: ABB’s flow and valve services explained by new publications

ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has released two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from abb.service@gb.abb.com,...

Quickits Spring Into Action And Fill A Gap In The Market

Quickits Limited (UK) is pleased to announce their appointment as UK stockist and distributor for the new stainless steel spring return handle (024SRHSS). The long awaited stain...

Albion Valves: Setting The Standard In Combustibles

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has secured ATEX approval across their range of stainless steel valves, in order to help take the headache of com...

Aquabrake® Surpasses The Traditional Limits Of Air Valves

Developing a product range to meet the standards of new technology is something that is inherently important for T-T Flow®, a valve manufacturer based in Cheshire. The already ...

Bajolock® Couplers from Smith Flow Control Protect Workers Operating Systems Under Pressure

To prevent accidents when opening couplings under pressure, Smith Flow Control has introduced Bajolock® patented couplers to its product portfolio. Bajolock® couplers are ideal...

Advanced Valve Solutions Enhance Their Knowledge Of MACOGA Expansion Joints And Bellows

Design and Sales Engineers from Advanced Valve Solutions have been to MOCOGA’s factory, in A Coruña, Spain, to receive training on their Expansion Joints and Bellows products. ...

Orseal Safety - Critical Oxygen Service Valves Specified For Indian Steel Plant Modernisation

Industrial valve specialist Orseal, who provide flow control solutions for all fluids and gases, have built up over the years considerable specialist experience of providing valves...

Pneumatrol Stands Out At Valve World Expo Asia

Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer Pneumatrol Limited has recently showcased its products at Valve World Expo Asia 2015, which was held on September 23 and 24 in the Suzhou I...

Pressure Tech Announces New Distribution Agreement With Sea And Land Technologies

Pressure Tech announces a strategic alliance and distribution agreement establishing Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd as the exclusive Asia Pacific distributor for Pressure Tech’s...

W H Tildesley Forges New Partnerships

Forging specialist W H Tildesley Ltd is using its attention to high quality and on-time delivery to forge strong partnerships with UK valve manufacturers and component producers. ...

New Appointment For Pneumatrol

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, is very pleased to announce...

The New ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – EU Guidance

The new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU is to become effective for items placed on the market from 20 April 2016. The following “Guidance Document on the ATEX Directive Transition fr...

Alpine Metal Tech Release New Range Of Industrial Valves

Alpine Metal Tech, the Staffordshire based manufacturer of specialist machinery and industrial valves, has released the details of its latest valve range. The range is designed...

New Jubail Repair Centre For IMI CCI

IMI CCI, in conjunction with local Saudian Arabian partner Al Najim Saudi International, has held an official ceremony to commemorate the opening of a new repair centre in Jubail, ...

Metals Expertise: W H Tildesley Strengthens Its Team

UK drop forging company W H Tildesley Ltd has moved to extend its metallurgical expertise by forming a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University Advanced For...

New Flameproof Ranges From Alpha Controls

Alpha Controls supply a wide range of products, including ALS Switch Box Range and ALV Solenoid Valve Range in anodised aluminum and SS316 to the offshore oil and gas sectors. ...

Webtec Answers Customers’ Calls With New CETOP3 Stainless Steel Hydraulic Valve Range For Marine And Offshore HPUs

Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control specialists have launched a brand new range of hydraulic high-pressure, zero-leak, CETOP3 / DIN3 compatible direc...

HH Valves Breathes Life Into Webpage

HH Valves, the manufacturer of genuine Hattersley Heaton design of valves, including cast steel gate, globe and check valves as well as a full HH Valves range of low & high pressur...

Successful Expansion Of Rotork Valvekits In The USA

Rotork Valvekits, the specialist valve mounting kit and valve accessory company in the Rotork flow control Group, reports a successful expansion of its operations in the USA. T...

Successful Expansion Of Rotork Valvekits In The USA

Rotork Valvekits, the specialist valve mounting kit and valve accessory company in the Rotork flow control Group, reports a successful expansion of its operations in the USA. T...

Problems With Your Air?

The team at Red Dragon Ltd discuss the problems of contaminated plant and instrument air, and how this can be addressed. Plant or instrument air is often viewed as a clean reso...

Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe ac...

Warren-Morrison Valves Ltd Announce New Valve sales Engineer!

Warren-Morrison are delighted to announce the appointment David Bray as our new Valves sales Engineer, specialising in hydrant, diaphragm and pinch valve manufacture. David is ...

Hydravalve Meets Global Customer Demands By Offering Worldwide Delivery Online

Hydravalve currently has a product range that is expanding constantly and aims to deliver significant savings to customers. The sales team has over 25 years of experience of pr...

New Range Of Spring-Diaphragm Rotary Actuators

Alpha Controls has a new range of spring-diaphragm rotary actuators designed and developed specifically for quarter turn ball and plug valves. The ALPHA ASD Spring-Diaphragm Rotary...

New gearbox for motorised quarter-turn applications

The latest addition to the market-leading range of gearboxes manufactured by Rotork Gears is a rugged, industrial grade product designed for use with motorised quarter-turn valves ...

Time for a Huddle?: by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Growing up on a farm, as I did, one became quickly attuned to the subtle signs and signals from Mother Nature that trouble was afoot. Our dairy herd huddling together for example w...

Supplier Day Success

Late October saw our first ‘cluster event’ in Brighouse, which proved far more popular than we ever hoped! Northern Regional Dinner On Tuesday 20th, we kicked off with a Nort...

View from the Other Side

This article, the fifth of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President of ...

2015 AGM – Another Belter!

November 27th saw the Annual gather of members and their partners for the 76th BVAA Annual General Meeting incorporating - of course - the Annual Dinner & Ball. The venue for 2...

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

Competition Here’s Bob Peters of Zoedale using his BVAA hat to keep the sun out of his eyes in this exotic location. Can you tell where Bob is? The first correct answer to rob@bva...

Albion Introduces New Range of MCVs

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has announced the addition of Motorised Control Valves (MCV's) to its ever-expanding product range. With a cho...

No Leakage in 10 Years with Kalrez® Perfluoroelastomer Seals

Dramatic increases in instrument performance and reliability have been achieved where original PTFE gasket seals have been replaced with Kalrez® custom gaskets from the DuPont™ Per...

AllValves Gains Extension of Exclusivity on Sun Yeh Electric Actuators

Following a very successful initial 2 year period, Allvalves Online have secured a two year exclusivity extension with the global electric actuator manufacturer Sun Yeh. Having...

UK’s First Open-access Downhole Test Facility Launched by BHR Group: New facility gives subsea equipment providers fast, onshore access to real-world testing.

BHR Group, the experts in fluid engineering, have launched a commercially available, openaccess downhole test facility, based in Cranfield, UK. The onshore facility is the first of...

Have a Drink on Duvalco

Now offering fully WRAS approved butterfly and gate valves for drinking water duty. In addition to our existing material approvals, we are pleased to announce that we now hold ...

A New, Compact, Heavy Duty Multi-turn Actuator You’ll Want to Phone Home About!

Zoedale Ltd is the sole UK distributor for Bernard Controls Electric Actuators who have recently launched their new ET range in response to customer demand. The ET range is pri...

Automation Scheme Holds Back the Tide to Improve Flood Protection

A new Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric actuator will improve flood protection in a vulnerable area of a coastal town in west Wales. The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it ...

New Year Success for Denholm Valvecare

International valve service supplier Denholm Valvecare continues to fight against falling energy prices and a tough trading climate, with high hopes for 2016. The Aberdeen-base...

AUMA Extends SIL Solutions

TÜV certification achieved by AUMA confirms that the company’s SQ .2 part-turn actuators, SA . 2 multi-turn actuators and AC .2 actuator controls in SIL version comply with the hig...

Advanced Valve Solutions Announce Order from RWE Generation UK: HP Bypass Valves to be installed at the Didcot B CCGT power station

Didcot B Power Station Didcot B is one of a new generation of highly efficient, gas-burning power stations, which has been in commercial operation since 1997. The station is powe...

Flow Technology Services: The DeZurik Rotary Control Valve

The DeZurik RCV Rotary Control Valve has been specially engineered for extremely precise throttling control in severe-service applications in the pulp and paper, chemical, power, p...

BVAA to Exhibit at Fluid Power & Systems 2016

The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) have signed-up to exhibit at Fluid Power & Systems 2016, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham from 12th to14th April 2016. Associatio...

Score Training’s New Specialist Training Facility Officially Open

On Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Score Group plc officially opened their new specialist training facility in Peterhead The facility will be the new headquarters of Score Training a...

Flowstar's New Seawater and Stainless Steel Reducing Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has added a new Berluto product to its extensive range from the German manufacturer. Flowstar has b...

Hardide Coatings Opens New US Production Facility in Virginia

MARTINSVILLE, Va - Hardide Coatings, Inc., the United Kingdom-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, announced the opening of its new Virginia production facility. ...

SMC Meets Market Demand with Long Life Angle Seat Valve

The VXB Series is an angle seat valve for air, steam and heated water which has been created to meet market demand for valves that deliver an extended operating life, low levels of...

Statoil Visits W H Tildesley Ltd Forging: Drop forging specialist W H Tildesley Ltd welcomed Statoil to its manufacturing site in the West Midlands.

Statoil’s Engineers were on site to review the recent NORSOK qualification by Aker Solutions. As a result, W H Tildesley is now included on Statoil’s in-house M-650 list for NO...

Chairman’s Statement

Our March 2015 year-end confirmed that the BVAA had had its best year ever again, with record turnover and activity levels. We have however been acutely conscious of the rapid ...

Director’s Report: ‘Our best year yet, but…’

Regular readers will know that a report of significant growth at BVAA – on several measures - has generally been the norm for the last decade. Indeed so it was in 2015, fiscally ou...

Technical Report

BVAA Technical Service I was deeply honoured to be asked to take over as Technical Consultant at BVAA, an organisation with which my family have been continually associated since...

Training Report: It’s been a year of yet more new and interesting developments in the Training strand.

The first was the introduction of our new ‘Advanced Valves’ course developed by Martin Greenhalgh – sold out and well received at the two deliveries to date. Spread over two days, ...

Valve Working Group

Meetings The Valve Working Group has continued with its regular programme of two meetings per year. The March 2015 meeting involved a very informative visit to the Hardide coatin...

Actuator Working Group

Here at BVAA we’ve been quite busy preparing for revisions of some of our most important standards. As ever we do this by meeting regularly in conjunction with the BSI PSE/18/5 gro...

Marketing Focus

Business Development It’s been a time of considerable change for the BVAA’s Marketing function - the last few months particularly. Our former Marketing & Comms Manager left a...

Activities Report

BVAA AGM A lively and well-attended 2015 AGM at Crewe Hall saw a continuation of the miniconference theme, with four speakers on topics as diverse as Export Finance, Biogas, Nucle...

Inside Rotork UK at Leeds: A sales subsidiary adding value to the experience provided to customers.

Introduction The BVAA recently visited the headquarters of Rotork UK in Leeds. As a Rotork subsidiary, Rotork UK incorporates the UK sales and customer support operations for Roto...

Adding Value to the Motor Operated Valve: Part 2

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

Small Yet Mighty, Johnson Valves Launches a New Range of Electric Actuators

Johnson Valves have celebrated their 60th Anniversary by investing in a new in-house actuation department. This third generation family company has formed partnerships with a n...

Parker Bestobell Marine Launches New Compact Valve for Marine Sector

Parker Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has launched a new compact version of its innovative Float Isolation Valve (FLIV). The compact ...

Saint-Gobain Seals Designs and Manufactures Extraordinary Cryogenic Seal for NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Project: Supporting Efforts to Propel Human Beings Deeper into Space

Saint-Gobain Seals reaches a highperformance mark by producing a cryogenic seal of exceptional size (more than six feet wide) for NASA’s “Space Launch System (SLS)” project, which ...

Roto Hammer Chainwheels on the Rotork Valvekits Menu

The acquisition of Roto Hammer adds a market leading and comprehensive range of valve chainwheels to the range of valve mounting kit and associated services provided by Rotork Valv...

AV Actuators Introduce Compact Smart Electric Actuators

New to the European market, the AVA electric valve actuator brings a wealth of features, including a 1 second working time, in a housing the size of a drinks can. The new AVA r...

Orseal Valves Utilised in BP’s £3bn Quad 204 Offshore Project

Quad 204 is the £3bn redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, located 175 km west of Shetland in Blocks 204 and 205 of the UK Continental Shelf, at water depths of 300m ...

Flow Technology for Fish Ladder: 1600mm DeZurik Eccentric Plug Valve Accurately Controls Flow For Fish Ladder Attraction Pool

A USA West Coast engineering firm has designing a fish ladder as part of a water supply project for a public utility district. A fish ladder, constructed beside a dam, allows m...

SMC Releases Easy to Wire Pressure Sensor with M12 Connector for General Fluids

SMC has launched the PSE570 Series to meet increasing demand for a general fluid pressure sensor that is easy to connect and robust enough to withstand high proof pressure and with...

SIPOS’ USB Interface Initiative

A USB interface for the new SIPOS SEVEN actuator offers a number of advantages for electric actuation processes. Benefits reported by SIPOS Aktorik include enhanced data collection...

Russian Refinery Adopts New AUMA Actuation Technology

The JSC TANECO Oil Refining and Petrochemical complex located in Nizhnekamsk, Russia has purchased AUMA’s new actuation solution for lift plug valves. The established supplier ...

Flowstar Now Carry £500k of Nabic with Online Visibility of Stock

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves. Has increased its stock holding of Nabic Safety, Relief and Plant Room Valves. Flowstar have increa...

Saunders®IDV Presents an Updated Image

Saunders®, part of Crane ChemPharma & Energy and an international leader in the design, development and manufacture of diaphragm valves, has embarked on a number of initiatives ove...

IMI SSF Celebrates 50 Years of Fastener Manufacturing Excellence

In 2015 IMI SSF (Stainless Steel Fasteners Ltd) celebrated a great accomplishment, reaching its 50 year anniversary. A huge milestone, this achievement shows what can be done when ...

Leengate Valves Further Cement Ties with Valbia, Italy

Leengate Valves, the UK’s leading valve wholesaler, are proud to bring to the market the brand new Valbia electric actuator with aluminium polyester powder coated housing. Desig...

New Product: New Flange Isolation Standards

A new Shell TAT approved product from James Walker is set to bring new standards of flange isolation to critical applications in the oil, gas and other processing industries. N...

Pneumatrol Unveils New Website

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, is pleased to announce the ...

ISIS Oil and Gas Buck the Trend in 2015

ISIS Fluid Control is well known for its experience in several different industries; Hydraulic, Process, Steam and Oil and Gas. In 2015 Isis Oil and Gas bucked the trend and sa...

Allvalves Become an SMC Systems Integrator to Provide Complete Valve Actuation Packages

Following an exploratory meeting at the Allvalves BVAA sponsored stand at Valve World in 2014 and a year of behind the scenes discussions, a partnership has been reached between th...

Smith Flow Control Names New Managing Director, Tracey Goldsmith

Safety interlock and valve management systems expert Smith Flow Control has appointed Tracey Goldsmith as its new managing director. In her new role, Goldsmith is responsible for t...

Don’t Judge a Valve by its Cv

Cv (or Kv) flow factors are published by valve manufacturers to enable flow or pressure drop calculations to be performed without having to analyse the individual design from first...

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division Expands Network in the UK

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division today announced that its Farris Engineering business has entered into an agreement with Furmanite in the UK. Furmanite will represent the Fa...

The Alco Valves Group, which now Forms Part of GRACO Inc’s Oil and Natural Gas Division Announces the Opening of its’ New Office in Dubai

The Alco Valves Group, a global leader in designing and manufacturing Instrumentation Manifolds, Double Block & Bleed valves and piping interface solutions expands global operation...

Flowserve Introduces Valtek® DiamondBack Cavitation Elimination Technology: DiamondBack Is the Control Valve Industry's Most Advanced Design for Cavitating Applications

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced that the introduction of the Valtek DiamondBack...

Emerson Introduces Actuator Asset Control and Monitoring Software to Manage Electric Actuator Assets in the Field

DCMlink enhances plant productivity by unifying all electric actuators on a common platform while allowing plant operators to gain deep insights into asset status and performance. ...

Scottish Water Selects Rotork for New Valve Actuation Framework Contract

Following a formal tender process, Scottish Water has awarded the framework agreement for new valve actuators to Rotork UK. The agreement appoints Rotork as the sole supplier of ne...

ISOLATING VALVES FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS PART 2: TYPE TESTING NEW STANDARD BS ISO 28921-2:2015

What is it? This part of ISO 28921 specifies requirements for the type testing of isolating valves for low-temperature applications to verify the performance of valves at a low te...

‘When Oil Comes Back…’

This is the frequently quoted prelude I hear to yet another theory about how things will be in the valve industry once ‘things return to normal’ in the oil and gas sector. I’m b...

Realising global opportunities: Every day, in countries around the world, there are business opportunities for BVAA member companies.

The government is working with commercial partners to bring these opportunities to you, and to clearly signpost the support available to help you realise them. Visit www.exportingi...

Record Breaking Order Thanks to BVAA Membership

Heap & Partners have secured the biggest order in their 150- year history thanks to their BVAA membership. Back in 2013 Heap & Partners spotted a potential enquiry published to all...

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...

Enhanced Training at the BVAA!: The BVAA Training Suite has just gone through a major upgrade, to further enhance our valve training experience.

March 2106 saw the introduction of a new range of training equipment at the ‘Peter Churm Technical Centre,’ (PCTC) an important part of the BVAA’s facility in Banbury, UK. We asked...

BVAA Activities: Spring is traditionally a time for the BVAA Working Groups to meet again and 2016 is no exception.

Valve WG The Valve Working Group met on 10th March, at the kind invitation of KT Hydraulics in Elland. As well as the usual agenda, TEG (Technical Expert Group) and BSI Reports, t...

Auma’s Generous Donation

As part of the recent upgrading of BVAA’s training facility, and in connection with their supply of specially adapted training actuators, Auma UK kindly made a significant donation...

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

Competition Here’s keen cyclist Mike Day using his BVAA hat for some welcome shade, whilst others take advantage of a more opportune solution; but what is the delta-winged jet? Th...

Charity Hatters

Reading Half Marathon Susan Sanders, Russell Adamson, Colin Brown and Matt Harris of HSP Valves all competed in the half marathon together with Isobel Davies (not pictured) and th...

BVAA New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: Balluff Ltd LK Valves & Controls Ltd PrimoTek Associates Gemü Valves Ltd Latty Internat...

LK Valves & Controls Joins The BVAA: LK Valves & Controls Ltd, the Liverpool based stockist and distributor, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association.

The company’s main focus is on the stocking and distribution of a wide range of valves, actuators and ancillary pipeline equipment for both the industrial and marine markets. Forme...

Ian Sully, former Managing Director, AUMA Actuators Ltd

It is with deep regret that the AUMA Group announces the death of Ian Sully, a former Managing Director of its UK subsidiary, AUMA Actuators Ltd. Ian passed away on 15th April ...

ATEX DIRECTIVE 2014/34/EU

What is it? This Directive applies to the following products: (a) equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres; (b) safety devices, con...

WSG - The Three Bests: That’s the philosophy of the newest player in the valve repair and refurbishment market.

“Employ the best people, have the best equipment in the industry, and provide the best possible service to our customers,” explained WSG Managing Director Gareth Turner. Speaki...

Assentech Limited: Wins Outstanding Performance Award

Assentech Limited are a UK based leading supplier of equipment, services and technical expertise in the fields of Tank Storage and Process Safety. Assentech have successfully been ...

Flowstar Stock API Safety Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has increased its stock of the Broady 3500 API / ASME Safety Valve in Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel ...

New Product: Activalve

Hydravalve UK Ltd, the West Midlands based stockist of valves, actuators, pneumatics and hydraulics, have added the new Activalve product to its extensive range. Every year man...

Reducing Friction by More Than 30%, The Stem Slides Rather than Rubs

The new packing LATTYflon 3265LM contains a corrosion inhibitor (exclusive LATTY process) that durably protects all the parts of the fitting. This packing consists of a braided...

Orseal Valves in Unique Offshore Project

A major offshore development in the UAE, the Upper Zakum oil field project has an estimated value of US$3.7billion and Orseal were delighted to be selected by the Phase 2 consortiu...

New High Pressure Valves Released for Marine Sector

Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has developed a range of high pressure cryogenic valves that are fully appr...

That’s Not What It Was Designed For!

Ten years or so ago, Nadi srl in Italy took their solenoid valve technology and applied it to a customer requirement for pressure vessel integrity testing. The result was the V...

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Strengthens Management

Hydraulic solutions provider Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering has strengthened its management team with a series of key appointments to support the company’s growth in the UK and o...

New ABB App Highlights Potential Compressed Air Energy Savings: New ABB app points the way to compressed air savings in valve control applications.

Users of pneumatic valve positioners can now assess the energy efficiency of their valve installations with ABB’s new compressed air calculator app for the Apple iPhone and iPad. ...

SIBA BeerX 2016 – A Review

With 2015 seeing a huge decline in business from the UK Oil and Gas industry, Valve and Actuator reseller Zoedale Ltd decided it was time to target another industry. For the la...

Quickits’ Wheels Keep on Turning

Despite the significant reduction of project orders within the valve and actuator industry, mainly due to the low oil price, Quickits continue to invest with the launch of the new ...

Absolute Feedback Systems for Efficient Drives

The BML series from Balluff offers rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurement systems, which are ideal for installation or direct integration into drive and ...

Flowstar Stock European Steam Safety Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has increased its stock of the Besa Steam Safety Valves. Besa valves are fully manufactured within Euro...

New Hydraulic Gear Flow Meters Can Take the Pressure

Webtec, the hydraulic measurement and control company, based in Cambridgeshire, UK has announced the launch of a brand new range of high-pressure, precision gear flow meters rated ...

Optimising Safety Measures in High Pressure Systems

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier, is advising distributors to ensure they check for type test approvals and certification of the EU's Pressure Equ...

Keep It Clean… Reduce Emissions from Aged Plant

In a time where industries are driven to improve safety, reduce emissions and to maximise on key assets, we are constantly surprised to learn that preventative maintenance isn’t al...

Getting to Grips with HIPPS

Robert Walker, Director at Severn Glocon Group, urges a closer look at High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems Oil and gas production facilities and processing plants are fac...

Introducing Primotek Associates Limited

As the latest member of the “BVAA family” a North West based valve consultancy offers a different set of skills to the valve industry and to the Association Membership in particula...

Smith Flow Control Custom Builds Operating Panel to Enhance Valve Safety and Efficiency

Oil & gas company Eni Norge approached valve safety expert Smith Flow Control to help simplify its valve processes on the Goliat Field oilfield. Smith Flow Control provided a s...

Three Decades of Problem Solving for Process Industries

DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) were developed some three decades ago and have delivered outstanding sealing reliability throughout, even in the most aggressive pro...

ERIKS UK’s Top 10 Tips: Selecting the Right Gasket

Gaskets can often be overlooked in manufacturing and process operations, despite providing a vital seal between mating surfaces. It is only when they start to fail that their impor...

Emerson Introduces Wirelessly-Monitored Storage Tank Safety Valves

New Enardo 850/950 Series with Smart Wireless technology provides immediate information to help prevent safety and emissions problems. Emerson Process Management has introduced...

Rotork Valve Actuators at Hub of Automated Flood Alleviation Scheme

An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in We...

Remote Valve Operator Eases Water and Wastewater Processes

The FlexiDrive from Smith Flow Control helps workers in the water and wastewater industry remotely operate valves in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations. The FlexiDrive’s line...

Comprehensive Sealing Solutions

Groupe LATTY delivers comprehensive sealing solutions for industrial valves and fittings, including the supply of standard and tailored parts as well as qualification and training....

Orseal Valves at Filanovskogo – One of the Largest Crude Oil Finds in Decades

The Filanovskogo (Filanovsky) field, 50k offshore in the Northern Caspian Sea, was discovered in 2005. With reserves of 153.1 million tonnes of oil and 32.2 billion cubic metres of...

New IQ Valve Actuator Has Optimised Stem Acceptance and Torque Output

Rotork has introduced a new model in its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output ...

Valveforce Appointed Exclusive UK Distributor for All Clorius Controls A/S Products

BVAA Member Valveforce has announced they are the new exclusive UK distributor for Clorius Controls who recognise them as the control valves specialists that provides outstanding t...

Balluff's Magnetostrictive Linear Position Measuring Systems with IO-Link

Position measuring systems from Balluff stand for the precise detection of measurement paths in large parts of the manufacturing and assembly industry. With the Micropulse BTL6 Pro...

How Smart Positioners Can Save You Money

Maybe you think that your existing conventional valve positioners provide the accuracy you need. However, Jo Kirkbride, for ABB Measurement & Analytics UK, argues that there are to...

NABIC – Offers a Comprehensive Range of Safety & Control Valves

NABIC has long been recognised as the industry standard for commercial and industrial hot water applications. In fact, NABIC valves, available in gunmetal and stainless steel, are ...

Manufacturing Accolade for SMC Pneumatics

Milton Keynes company SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning the trophy for Manufacturing at the Business Achievement Awards 2016. At the biggest annual gathering of lo...

ACTUATED VALVES AND CONFORMITY TO THE ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE 2006/42/EC

What is it? This European Directive specifies the essential Health and Safety Requirements applicable to machinery. The BVAA Guidelines supported by CEIR takes the view that most ...

EnerMech Records Group Profits of £26 Million

UK Revenues Grow to £140 Million and £4.5 Million Profit. Company Well Positioned for Oil Industry’s Call for Greater Co-operation. Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, grew...

Innovative Hydraulic Tester Shortlisted for Industry Award

A new generation in portable hydraulic testers that talks wirelessly to your mobile phone designed by Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control manufacture...

METAL BALL VALVES FOR PETROLEUM, PETROCHEMICAL AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES BS EN ISO 17292

What is it? BS EN ISO 17292 The purpose of this International Standard is the establishment, in ISO format, of basic requirements and practices for flanged, butt-welding, socket w...

EnerMech Sign Up to Distribute Parker Hannifin Technologies

EnerMech Australia has signed a distribution agreement with Parker Hannifin, the world’s largest motion and control technologies company. The agreement will see mechanical engi...

Parker Bestobell Secures Contract to Supply Valves for Canadian Tankers

Parker Bestobell Marine part of the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has received its first order to sup...

T-T Flow: The Number One Choice

T-T Flow, specialists in bespoke valve solutions, have recently secured a number of custom jobs which has made them the number one choice when it comes to out of the ordinary commi...

Roto Hammer Chainwheels On the Rotork Valvekits Menu

The acquisition of Roto Hammer adds a market leading and comprehensive range of valve chainwheels to the range of valve mounting kit and associated services provided by Rotork Valv...

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...

‘Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.’

So said Wilson Mizner. Research him and you’ll find cheery anecdotes, but I rather suspect Mizner was more crooked than the flow path in a low-noise trim. He was bang on re: gambli...

Aberdeen Golf Day: After a rainy warm up, the sun gods once again smiled on the BVAA’s Annual Customer Golf Day at the beautiful Banchory Golf Club near Aberdeen.

The September 2016 event was once again a fiercely fought competition, with the odd comedic moment. One of the Director’s collection of pitching tools, still it has to be said in m...

Future Leaders Programme: BVAA has, throughout 2016, been running a pilot programme to develop a small group of future leaders for the industry.

Identified by their employers as having the right qualities and potential to become leaders within their own organisations, this small group has been put through a number of activi...

International Valve Standards – Setting Priorities: By Martin Greenhalgh, CEng FIMechE, BVAA’s Technical Consultant

From 11th to 14th October 2016, ISO/TC153 ‘Valves’ held a series of meetings in Tokyo to continue its work on international standards for valves and actuators. Thirty-five delegate...

Myth Busters: BVAA Membership: Another in our occasional series of myth-busting pieces about the BVAA…

One myth which still persists – even surprisingly among some of our own membership – is that BVAA is a body for ‘valve manufacturers-only.’ This has not been the case officially si...

Valve Working Group meet at Severn Glocon

The September meeting of BVAA’s largest technical group was kindly hosted by Barry Wilder of Severn Glocon, at the company’s hugely impressive Gloucester facility. VWG members r...

Peter Burnett: Valve WG Chairman

The Valve Working Group at Severn Glocon was also the last chaired by Peter Burnett (Heap & Partners). Peter took over the group on Geoff Newman’s retirement in 2012 as a temporary...

BVAA New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine:...

Mike Anthony Porter, Internal Sales, Flowstar (UK) Ltd: It is with deep regret that Flowstar announces the death of Mike Anthony Porter, a key member of their internal sales team.

Mike passed away on Sunday 11th of September 2016 after having a fun weekend away with his family. His death was completely unexpected at only 45 years of age. Mike had wor...

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

Competition Here’s BVAA’s Director, Rob Bartlett, using his BVAA hat to keep sheltered from the sun. Can you guess which supersonic jet he is visiting? The first correct answer ...

Desktop Exhibition

On 7th September 2016, BVAA were kindly invited to hold one of our Desktop Exhibitions at ConocoPhillips offices at Rubislaw in Aberdeen. Nine BVAA member companies specialising...

Balluff: Open, Modern and Future Orientated

Founded in 1921 in Neuhausen a. d. F., Balluff employees 3,000 people worldwide and represents innovative technology, quality, and maximum customer orientation. As a leading provid...

Parker Secures Contract Extension and SIL Approval for Instrumentation Ball Valve Range

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has achieved an industry first by securing SIL 2 approval for its HiPro Ball Valves. Safety Integrity Leve...

BVAA’s Technical Hot Spot

INDUSTRIAL VALVES — MEASUREMENT, TEST AND QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR FUGITIVE EMISSIONS — PART 1: CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR TYPE TESTING OF VALVES AM...

ABB's Model Predictive Torque Control (MPTC) Protects Against Gas Supply Interruptions: The software uses Model Predictive Control to protect compressor operation during power supply disruptions, saving time and money.

ABB has released the first variablespeed drive (VSD) control software that uses Model Predictive Control* to regulate the drive’s torque. The MPTC software was initially developed ...

Reducing Emissions from 3 – 1

Some exciting developments have been underway at WIKA Instruments Ltd. We have combined instrument valve capability with our wealth of experience in manufacturing pressure gauges. ...

Flowstar Now Stocks Budenberg Gauges & Instrumentation Valves: Budenberg is a 100% British company that has been manufacturing in the UK since 1854.

Founded in 1850 by Arnold Budenberg and Ernst Schaffer, Budenberg is a name that requires little introduction. Instrumentation Engineers immediately recognise Budenberg as a symbol...

30 Years and Still Going Strong…: Adanac’s Danny Innes reflects on the last 30 years. From humble beginnings to global supply.

Adanac first started trading 30 years ago on December 1st 1986 after Michael and Susan Ball returned from living and working in Canada – hence the unusual name! The main focus of t...

YPS Valves: Extended Range

YPS Valves is a family owned company, established over 40 years ago for the manufacture of stainless steel and high nickel alloy valves. Our own Langley valves are designed and man...

150 Years of Heap & Partners Ltd

Liverpool Town Hall, a magnificent 18th century grade one listed building situated in the heart of the city, recently provided the backdrop for a spectacular Black Tie Gala Dinner ...

Closed Die Drop Forging Specialist Extends Its Metallurgical Expertise

UK drop forging company W H Tildesley Ltd continues to invest in metallurgical expertise by extending its Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University Advanced ...

Rotork Actuators Support the Environmental Improvement Programme at Aberthaw Power Station

RWE Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales is now one of the most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK, through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation. ...

Have Your Communications Been Hacked?

It is easy to accept information in emails as genuine but at Red Dragon we recently had an issue which caused us to question the safety of this medium for business use. We had rece...

Milestone for LK Valves & Controls and One of Their Main Principal Supply Partners

In November 2016 LK Valves & Controls celebrates a decade as an appointed UK stockist and distributor for Wouter Witzel Eurovalve butterfly valves and check valves. Coinciding w...

Latest Educational Guide on Manual Directional Control Valves

Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control manufacturer, has published a new white paper on ‘Selecting manual hydraulic directional control valves’; aimed a...

All Valves Actuators Ltd: Exhibiting at Valve World, Dusseldorf

All Valves Online Ltd are so proud to be writing for the Valve World edition of Valve User Magazine. Having started the company in 2012, Managing Director Adam Chapman attended the...

New Recruits to Support Growth at AUMA UK: Valve actuator manufacturer AUMA UK have recruited three fresh faces to expand and strengthen the UK team.

Heading the internal sales team will be Sara Thompson, who has a wealth of experience in the actuator market. Reporting to Kerry Harris, the UK Head of Sales, Sara will be a key pa...

Water Hydraulics Converts Simple Valves into Smart Control Valves

HYDRACT’ was a recent EU funded project with the aim of developing more energyefficient actuators for the sanitary valve industry. A significant side benefit of this work was the v...

Social Innovation with Omal

OMAL claims to be an 'Empowered Performance' provider of Valves and Actuators. Their products are known to be efficient and durable, confirming their reliabilty and technical quali...

Emerson Delivers an Intuitive, Rugged Device: AMS Trex™ Device Communicator is built to last through harsh environments, hard falls, and long shifts

Emerson Automation Solutions introduces the AMS Trex Device Communicator, a handheld communicator delivering an intuitive consumer-quality user experience and a brilliant modern di...

Goodwin Launches Flow Control Division: Goodwin International has built up an enviable reputation for the design, manufacture and supply of high quality dual plate and axial check valves.

Building upon this solid foundation, a completely new range of axial isolation and axial control valves has been designed and developed (see Figure 1) in order to introduce some mu...

Parker Releases New Air Driven Liquid Pump: Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released an innovative new air driven liquid pump, the AHL118.

A high volume, double-ended, double acting high pressure pump, the AHL118 is designed for use in oil and gas, chemical, industrial and research applications. The pump operates to a...

Improving Problem Components

No machine or implement design is ever perfect. As much as we’d like to think that no improvement can be made, there is always some area that could be bettered. This shortcoming...

Albion ‘Ups’ the Marketing Stakes

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has created a brand new role to boost sales and marketing across all areas of the business. The recent appoint...

New Online Tool Allows Accurate Specification of Severe Service Valves for the First Time

IMI Critical Engineering, the leading manufacturer of critical flow control solutions, has launched what is thought to be the world’s first truly intelligent specification tool for...

The Latest Generation of the Aquabrake

Over the years, T-T Flow have been committed to continual ongoing product development in order to satisfy the varying and demanding requirements of the UK water industry. Since ...

Rotork Japan Provides the Intelligent Actuation Solution for World’s First Seven-Way Control Valve

Rotork Japan has supplied IQ3 intelligent valve actuators for the automation of what is said to be the world’s first seven-way control valve. The innovative valve, manufactured in ...

HH Valves Increased Stock Level

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...

PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP TO REVIEW BS EN 13397 INDUSTRIAL VALVES-DIAPHRAGM VALVES MADE OF METALLIC MATERIALS

What is it?: A group of experts with a background of Diaphragm valve manufacture and supply. All European standards are subject to a regular 5 year review to ensure they are kept...

FFKM Seals Can Outperform Metal O-Rings at High Pressures & Temperatures

The deformation of metal O-ring seals can occur where process operating conditions reach temperatures up to 300°C, with liquid pressures also as high as 100 bar. This form of seal ...

Adding Value to the Motor: Operated Valve, Part 4: The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom.

In this, the last of our Masterclass articles we continue to look at how AUMA Actuators Ltd addresses the challenges of commoditisation in valve applications. The series shows how ...

Sheridan X-Cel joins the BVAA

Hereford seems an unlikely place to find a company specialising in the manufacture of balls. But as BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett, found out on a recent visit to Sheridan X-Cel they ...

Multi-Million Euro Manufacturing Plant Shows Bonomi’s Commitment to Global Expansion

Customers of process valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) are set to benefit from the opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the company’s Italian homeland. ...

AV Actuators Ltd: Established in the US

A lot has been happening behind the scenes since AV Actuators launched into the global valve and actuator market at the BVAA Spring Conference back in May. Travelling the world to ...

High Pressure, High Flow Rig Meets Challenging Valve Test Parameters

BHR Group has a history of conducting independent third party testing on a wide range of fluid related equipment, including valves and actuators. With both standard test facilities...

Bernard Controls Donate 3 Actuators to The BVAA

Zoedale Ltd is the UK Distributor for Bernard Controls Electric Actuators. When Zoedale heard that The BVAA Training Centre was equipped with Auma and Rotork Actuators they were qu...

Cti Provides Advanced Casting Expertise: Recent years have brought some of the most significant changes yet in the 93-year history of British Valve and Actuator Association member Cti.

The organisation traces its origins back to 1923, when the UK Government set up the British Cast Iron Research Association (BCIRA) as part of a drive to establish a series of resea...

Webtec Locks Range of Zero- Leak Directional Control Valves

Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control manufacturer, has extended its 180 series of zero-leak directional control valves used to control hydraulic actua...

PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP TO SPECIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF A UK QUALIFICATION SCHEME FOR SERVICE/REPAIR CENTRES OF SAFETY AND RELIEF VALVES MANUFACTURED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ISO 4126

What is it?: The TEG is a group of experts having a background of Safety Valve manufacturing, service and repair. It will meet to initially discuss the issues currently being fa...

AUMA’s Actuator Leakage Tester for Long-Term Peace of Mind: Every single AUMA electric valve actuator is fully pressure tested and guaranteed IP68 when delivered to site, as part of the bespoke assembly process

AUMA’s PV1691 portable leakage tester, available in the UK via AUMA’s in-house service team and many of their ACE service partners, helps users to check air and water-tightness of ...

Valfonta Manufactures Reducing Valves, Sustaining Valves, Control Valves & Ejectors: Valfonta have been manufacturing in Spain for over 40 years. They are big enough to manage large orders yet extremely accommodating and flexible.

Valfonta is one of those less well known brands that makes some really nice products. Flowstar started its relationship with them a few years ago by stocking their Type 44 reducing...

RGD-Resistant Elastomer Sealing

High performance sealing solutions are integral in a competitive oil and gas industry. In 2015, upstream oil and gas companies faced a 50 percent drop in revenues, making sealing s...

Emerson and Teledyne Test Services Introduce a New Valve Diagnostic System for Nuclear Utilities: The QUIKLOOK 3-FS system minimises the cost, time, and complexity of testing both airoperated and motor-operated control valves.

Emerson Process Management and Teledyne Test Services (TTS) jointly developed and introduced the QUIKLOOK 3-FS diagnostic system, a new platform for testing air-operated (AOV) and ...

SMC’s Energy-Saving Compact Valve That’s Big on Flexibility: the Updated Series VEX3

SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has launched an updated, compact version of its VEX3 valve series that offers customers even greater flexibility and efficiencies i...

VALVES - TERMINOLOGY - PART 1: DEFINITION OF TYPES OF VALVES. DRAFT STANDARD ISSUED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DRAFT BS EN 736-1 DPC: 16 / 30344095 DC

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the denominations of valves to provide a uniform and systematic terminology for all types of valves. Why is it important?: T...

Innovative Rotork Gearbox with SafeOperator Flexible Extension Enables Critical Subsea Valve Operation

The innovative combination of Rotork gearboxes and SafeOperator flexible extensions has successfully and economically enabled the manual operation of critical ballast valves on an ...

Celebrating Our 2-Year Anniversary as a Proud Member of Graco

The Alco Valves Group has come a very long way in the last few years, and this is in no small part to the support of their parent company, Graco Inc. This week Alco are celebrating...

Goodwin International Extends its Range of Non-Slam Axial Check Valves

Goodwin International, from their manufacturing base in Stoke-on-Trent, is an established global market leader in the design of Dual Plate and Non-Slam Axial Check Valves. Offering...

New Micropulse Linear Displacement Systems in Profile Housing

Balluff has enhanced its line of magnetostrictive Micropulse transducers with two new versions. With the BTL7-S5… and the BTL7-P511… the company is offering two new systems in the ...

Decisions, Decisions

To those receiving this valve industry magazine for the first time – welcome. We very much hope you enjoy it, and also our Annual Review of BVAA activities at its centre. To our...

World Class Independent Valve & Actuator Training: One-day training courses from leading industry professionals. Independent courses. No sales pitch, just quality, technical training.

Introduction to Valves - Monday 3rd April 2017 Members: £260.00 | Non Members: £390.00 Introduction to Actuators - Tuesday 4th April 2017 Members: £260.00 | Non Members: £390.00...

AGM 2016

Despite an anticipated reduction in attendees, due to the current economic climate, there was no drop in quality in either the venue or speakers at the BVAA AGM cluster of meetings...

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...

Valve World Dusseldorf 2016: 12,350 trade visitors from 88 countries

Late November also saw the biennial Valve World exhibition and conference in Dusseldorf – an event that goes from strength to strength. Certainly the show statistics bear that out;...

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

Competition Here’s Adam McNally of KOSO Kent Introl wearing his BVAA hat in front of the most stunning and picturesque view. Can you guess where he is? The first correct answer ...

Hard to Find SIL 3 Compliant Pneumatic Instrumentation? Not Any More!

When designing and implementing controls for pneumatic actuators in critical control applications, it is vital that all the component parts can have assured reliability so that the...

Cost Savings Amongst Many Advantages of Bonomi Split Body Direct Mount Ball Valves

Valve and actuator specialist Bonomi has launched a new line of European manufactured low torque ANSI 150 / PN16 flanged full bore ball valves, designed for direct mounting to any ...

Meeting the Economic Challenges

Making prototypes, developing existing designs and manufacturing low volumes of castings for the valve sector is a costly and challenging business. Traditionally, the process invol...

Two leading valve operation brands merge to form Sofis: Netherlocks and Smith Flow Control reveal new corporate identity.

Two of the valve operation industry’s leading brands have joined forces under a new name. Netherlocks and Smith Flow Control have combined to form Sofis, a bigger, stronger, ma...

Alco New Headquarters at Gooder Lane, Brighouse, UK: Last summer at Alco, we began work on our Headquarters at Gooder Lane. A year since, and we have completed moving into our new facility.

The project on the whole has most certainly been a journey for all of us at Alco, with each phase of the construction process posing different challenges. However, the end result h...

CSA Group Hosts Functional Safety Seminar with support from BVAA

Industry professionals from the BVAA membership came together at CSA Group UK (near Chester) for a seminar on conformity assessment for the valve and actuator industry. Presenta...

SMC raises the curtain on new, high precision digital pressure switch

SMC – the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics - has unveiled a new 3-screen display, high precision digital pressure switch to give more information, more quickly. • Designed...

Rotork Introduces Flexible Ultra-Fast Network Control for Valve Actuators

Rotork’s Pakscan two-wire digital control system has been improved with the introduction of a new P4 Master Station with the capability of running the new Pakscan Plus ultrafast co...

Smart Valve Gearbox Delivers Swift Detection of Fugitive Emissions

A significant percentage of the fugitive emissions generated in a process plant comes from the valves. Plant operators are incurring increasing capital and operating costs in tackl...

Chairman’s Report: An Uncertain Year, An Improving Outlook

‘Contraction, consolidation and a fair degree of uncertainty’ could perhaps succinctly summarise the last year in the British valve industry. The global picture was, understandably...

Director’s Report: Challenging Times, Reasons for Optimism

We continue to regularly recruit new and lapsed members, but despite this, it has been troubling to see hard-won recruits evaporate due to mergers, leading to an overall net drop i...

Technical Report

BVAA Technical Service The demand for Technical Service is wide ranging. The new initiative of Technical Expert Groups (TEGs) has helped to bring experts together to address spe...

Actuator Working Group

Here at BVAA we’ve been very active in revising of some of our most important standards, attending technical meetings and contributing to the drafting process. Our groundwork in 20...

Activities Report

Business as Usual, with Extra Drive Although 2016 was challenging, with attendances generally down, few if any BVAA events were cancelled and we even added some new ones to the ...

Valve Working Group

Meetings The Valve Working Group has continued with its regular programme of two meetings per year. The March 2016 gathering took place at KT Hydraulics’ facility in Gannex ...

Training Report: Adapting to Changing Needs

When it comes to education and training, BVAA has a varied and multi-faceted role to play, and one which seems to change constantly. In addition to taking care of the needs of ...

Business Development Group Report

Adding Value, Finding More Business 2016 was a busy year for the newly formed Business Development (BD) Group. The group’s raison d'être was changed from the historic “Marketing...

BVAA New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: Festo LTD SGS United Kingdom Ltd Valbruna UK Ltd...

Valbruna U.K. Ltd Joins the BVAA Membership: Acciaierie Valbruna is a private company with 2,500 employees and an annual output of 200,000 tonnes of speciality steels.

The company is a fully integrated producer of stainless steel, high nickel and titanium alloys ‘long products’ with mills in Vicenza and Bolzano in Italy, as well as Fort Wayne in ...

Powerful Performer: Robust, flexible, powerful – the heavyduty quarter turn actuator DFPD-HD is the latest addition to the quarter turn actuator range from Festo.

Designed in accordance with the scotch-yoke principle, the quarter turn actuator DFPD-HD is exceptionally reliable. With torque ratings of 9,000 to 32,000 Nm, it guarantees reliabl...

AUMA presents new actuator for underwater use

A new version of the AUMA SA multi-turn actuator is suitable for continuous underwater use, opening up new applications of electric actuators in water supply systems, hydropower pl...

Functional Safety – Demystifying Product Certificates

IEC 61508:2010 does not state that certification of products is necessary to claim compliance with the requirements of the standard. However, certification of products can be used ...

Flowstar now keeps large stocks of the Bailey G4 Pressure Reducing Valve

Flowstar offers same day despatch on this product. They keep the flanged valves undrilled and can drill the same day to match any flange type you require. Bailey has been tradin...

Parker Extends Distribution Manifold Range to Meet Requirements for Lower Pressure Applications

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has extended its range of distribution manifolds with a new low pressure version. Known as the Air Header ...

Aberdeen Operations Centre Poised to Deliver Exemplary Customer Value and Service

In alignment with the pursuit of excellence in customer service and technology, our operations centre for valves and measurement products now located in Aberdeen embarked on a year...

Goodwin International announces successful product launch

Goodwin International Ltd, world renowned as a manufacturer of check valves, is pleased to announce the highly successful launch of their new range of Axial Isolation and Axial Con...

Leengate Valves see in 2017 with the Launch of a New Website

Leengate Valves saw huge expansions in 2016 with the opening of their new dedicated distribution centre, adding a further 10,000 square feet to their already huge capacity for stoc...

Rotork Introduces a Revolutionary Wireless Valve Monitoring Concept: Complete valve adaption service provided by Rotork Valvekits.

Rotork RI Wireless is a revolutionary concept for wireless valve monitoring and diagnostics, offering end users significant cost benefits. The field proven solution delivers capita...

Hydravalve (UK) LTD Strengthen Its Sales Team

Hydravalve (UK) LTD whose specialism is process valves and actuation, has strengthened its sales team in 2016 with the recent recruits of Mark Brooks and Robin Goodfellow. Due t...

ABB Introduces Measurement Care Service Agreements for Process Plants: ABB creates new cost-effective set of instrumentation and analyser maintenance service agreements for process plants

ABB Measurement and Analytics has introduced a new set of service agreements aimed at helping process plant operators to maximise the performance of their installed instruments and...

EnerMech Strikes US Partnership with Hydratron: EnerMech has signed a distributorship agreement with Pressure Technologies Plc owned company Hydratron which covers North, South and Central America.

In addition to providing sales and technical support for Hydratron’s range of high pressure and flow control products, EnerMech will also act as a service and build-centre for the ...

LK Valves Improve the Design of Their Storm Valve Product Range

LK Valves have introduced a new and improved range of storm valves, the new valves are available in sizes DN50 to DN150, in straight or angled design and they feature several innov...

Raising Standards for Chlorine Service

Flowstream — Hunt & Mitton have become only the 5th valve company in the world to have their bellows sealed globe valves designs approved by Euro Chlor. BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlet...

PROFINET extension for AUMA actuators

A new interface for AC .2 actuator controls now allows AUMA actuators to be integrated into PROFINET networks, giving the actuator manufacturer a second Industrial Ethernet-based n...

Successful offshore installation of Mokveld’s Typhoon® System on Statoil’s Troll C installation: Mokveld’s low shear Typhoon System has once again demonstrated the robustness of the technology.

The system is installed on the Statoil operated Troll C platform controlling well fluids from the Fram Vest field. Operating at the most challenging conditions for which the unit i...

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...

Lest We Forget: 'Comment' by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

OK let’s put this into perspective. 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the battle – or bloodbath if you prefer – of Passchendale. Or, depending on your politics, the arguably even mo...

World Class Independent Valve & Actuator Training: One-day training courses from leading industry professionals. Independent courses. No sales pitch, just quality, technical training.

Casting Design and Valves - Wednesday 20th September 2017 Held at Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Rotherham. £330 plus VAT Introduction to Valves - Monday, 2nd ...

Another Great BVAA Conference!

The BVAA Conference & Golf event was held this year on 17th / 18th May 2017 at Celtic Manor and generated some of the best feedback BVAA has ever received! The day opened up wit...

Severn Glocon Group partners with Amar Foundation

After 5 years of successfully building infrastructure and a long term contracted position in the Oilfields of Southern Iraq, Severn Glocon is now established as a local company, wi...

BVAA New Members: The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine:

Ashcroft AC Valve Alliance AJT Engineering Elring Klinger GC Supplies ITT Thermal Energy International Westlock Controls...

New Course - Casting Design for Valves

BVAA – in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - are delighted to announce a new one-day course on ‘Casting Design for Valves.’ Coverage The cou...

Future Leaders – Shaping the Valve Industry’s Future: ‘Possibly the most rewarding activity of my career’

This ringing endorsement – and there are many – comes not from the programme’s delegates on this occasion, but from the BVAA’s Director & CEO, Rob Bartlett. “The programme has h...

Value v Cost: BVAA’s Director & CEO Rob Bartlett comments on the ins and outs of trade association services and membership.

In a downturn, it is inevitable that all costs are examined - often forensically. Indeed, at BVAA we routinely do this ourselves with our suppliers to secure members the best deals...

Presentation Skills Programme

One of the most popular and transformational aspects of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme has been the Personal Development sessions, so much so, BVAA has decided to offer the ‘Pre...

Quickfire Aberdeen Desktops!: In June 2017 BVAA held a series of three valve and actuator Desktop Exhibitions in the Aberdeen area in little over a week!

On the 20th June, a number of BVAA members were invited to by Petrofac to exhibit at their Bridge View offices. A few days later on the 27th BVAA hosted a similar event at AmecFW’s...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation: Recognises the introduction of industry disrupting energy efficient and smart technology to the valve and actuator market.

Revolutionising the usually hidden world of industrial valves and actuation may not spring to mind when discussing innovation, but The Smart Actuator Company Ltd (SmartAct) of Malv...

Mad Hatters

Pictured in this issue are our friends at ARC Energy. This heroic bunch trekked through the night – and over 40 miles along the Cotswold Way – with the goal of raising £1500 for Ac...

Celebrating 50 years of KOSO Kent Introl

This year marks the 50th anniversary of KOSO Kent Introl. As we approach this milestone, our product range spans control, choke, subsea and severe service valves. All of these are ...

Crane’s New Single Seat Metal Seated Ball Valve

Crane ChemPharma & Energy, a Crane Co. business and leading manufacturer of fluid handling products, announced the introduction of its new Krombach® KFO 9136 Metal Seated Ball Valv...

Webtec’s J1939 sensors measure hydraulic flow, temperature & pressure: Product innovation to support Mobile and Industrial users requiring real-time hydraulic system monitoring 24-7

Webtec has introduced a series of new SAE J1939 CAN hydraulic sensors for OEM mobile and industrial applications where customers require real-time monitoring of hydraulic flow, pre...

Actuated Solutions - built on experience & a commitment to unparalleled service: Actuated Solutions was started in 2003 as a joint venture between two friends and colleagues, Paul Slaughter and Chris Hickey.

The pair previously held senior sales positions for one of the largest multinational providers of valve automation products. When the firm closed its UK office, Paul and Chris deci...

Final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press: In June 2017 SSF saw the final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press modernised by specialist press provider FPM Italy.

The press designed for hot forging of bolts, nuts and other components is used by SSF for the production of difficult materials such as Super Duplex, Titanium and Inconel grades wi...

Colson X-Cel Ltd awarded BP order: Colson X-Cel Ltd has recently been awarded a further order for 22 of our DPX series DP flow measurement systems for another BP global project.

Differential Flow metering has been around for over 100 years and over that time installations have been fraught with problems including: • Impulse Line damage. • Plugging, F...

Westlock Controls Launches New Product: Also presents itself as a Crane ChemPharma & Energy business for the first time at 2017 Valve World Americas Expo.

Westlock Controls, a leading manufacturer of valve monitoring and networking equipment, presented its products and services at the 2017 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June...

Klaw Launches New Marine Breakway Coupling

The Marine2 launched by KLAW is 32% shorter and 25% lighter than alternative Marine Breakaway Couplings on the market and is designed to reduce stress on hoses used on offshore hos...

Top Award for PDL’s Elizabeth Waterman

BVAA ‘Future Leaders Programme’ alumna Elizabeth Waterman of PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd was recently selected as being one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering.’ This initiative ...

Rotork extends established range of manual bevel valve gearboxes

The Rotork Gears Hand Operated Bevel HOB3 gearbox is a new addition to the well-established HOB/MPR range of bevel gearboxes, designed to offer robust, reliable and cost effective ...

KOSO Kent Introl to be exclusive supplier for Johan Castberg

Specialist valve manufacturer KOSO Kent Introl has secured an exclusive contract to supply choke and control valves to the Statoil Johan Castberg project in Norway. The company is ...

Vermilion Three gains first Shell TAT approval

Hot on the heels of its launch as part of James Walker’s new generation line-up of high performance elastomer materials for the oil and gas industry, Vermilion® Three has become th...

North East England’s new hub for hyperbaric research, test and certification

71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water with an average water depth of around 3,600m, which means that a significant amount of the Earth’s natural resources lie deep underwa...

DuPont™ Kalrez® portfolio optimises life sciences sector production

The LS222 perfluoroelastomer product recently launched in the DuPont™ Kalrez® range of high performance sealing products is available in the UK from Dichtomatik Ltd, an official li...

Fast Growing Oxford Engineering Business Recruits Oil and Gas Industry Leader

Fast growing engineering innovation business Oxford Flow has appointed oil and gas industry veteran Neil Poxon to develop the company’s focus on oil and gas markets. The Oxford ...

Rotork awarded Doha Metro ventilation actuation contract: Rotork has won the contract to supply 2,500 ROM electric valve actuators for tunnel ventilation dampers on the new Doha Metro.

Rotork ROM actuators are robustly constructed to provide quiet and reliable operation for dampers and louvres, as well as all kinds of small ball and butterfly valves. Standard fea...

Retrofit – when prevention is better than cure for ageing HVAC systems: HVAC equipment coming to the end of its service life can mean expense and unplanned system down time.

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry, believes that facilities managers can preempt potential issues with ageing HV...

Maher Ltd at Offshore Europe 2017

Maher Ltd will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe for a 5th consecutive show this year. Everyone at Maher is very excited and proud to be part of this fantastic event once again. ...

Flanged NACE Regulator For Sour Gas Analysis

The LF311 is a single-stage regulator with a solid disk seat design to allow various seating options, such as PCTFE and PEEK™, for aggressive and high temperature applications. ...

Bonomi UK expansion heralds Valpres drive into European oil & gas marketplace

Strength in depth The internationally recognised Bonomi Group specialises in the production of valves and actuators. The group comprises three separate companies: Rubinetterie ...

Simple ways to save costs when selecting process valves for your application

How do you choose the best valve control solution for your process automation application? Kai Feller of industrial automation and control manufacturers Festo asks the right questi...

EnerMech Launch JV With Iraq’s Khudairi Group: Oil, Gas and Infrastructure Projects Will Yield $20m Turnover

EnerMech has launched a joint venture with the Khudairi Group in Iraq to target both the re-emerging oil and gas and large infrastructure sectors. The JV, with one of the country’s...

Benefits of Axial Flow Control Valve Now Include WRAS Approval

Conventional diaphragm type pilot operated globe valves often used for pressure control, force the media to keep changing direction while passing through the valve, contributing to...

Two Well-Known Brands Unite

Two well-known brands in the UK valve industry have recently been brought together as subsidiaries of a newly formed parent company, The Great British Valve Group (GBVG). The cu...

After 150 years Heap & Partners Become Carbon Neutral

For those of you with an exceptional memory, you will recall back in t