Valve User Issue 51 Articles

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Are we there yet?: Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

For anyone who has had kids, this phrase will usually trigger adrenaline and quicken your pulse just a tad. It’s a perpetual question, uttered from the back seat on family car ...

Len Bates

One of the actuator industry’s most respected engineers sadly passed away on 24th August 2019 having been involved in a road traffic accident the day before whilst enjoying one of ...

Adrian ‘AJ’ Jefferies

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adrian ‘AJ’ Jefferies of James Walker. He had a brain the size of a planet, there wasn’t any subject he couldn’t explain...

1939 and implications for Climate Change

At first sight the inaugural meeting of the Iron and Steel Valve Manufacturer’s Association in September 1939 does not have a lot of relevance to the worldwide demonstrations that ...

Offshore Europe 2019

SPE Offshore Europe was held from 3rd – 6th September in the brand-new P&J Live events facility which offered 48.000sqm of exhibition space. The event is recognised as one of Europ...

Wood desktop a record breaker

The BVAA hosted a highly successful desktop exhibition at Wood in Reading. The event quickly turned out to be a record breaker with 168 attendees visiting 19 exhibitors from BVA...

New Member: Balmoral Subsea Test Centre: Long term hyperbaric testing to 700bar (7000msw)

‘This all-new test facility serves the global oil and gas, renewables, defence and oceanographic sectors with a range of hyperbaric test vessels, submersion tanks and mechanical te...

New Member: TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading technical service providers of testing, product certification, auditing, systems certification, training and knowledge services. Powered by ov...

New Member: Oliver Valves

‘Operating under three companies for over 40-years, Oliver Valves, Oliver Valvetek and Oliver Twinsafe have grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Instrumentat...

Fabulous donation from Rotork

Thank you to the team at Rotork for donating three fantastic gearboxes comprising a modular two stage planetary gearbox, a bevel gearbox (HOB3) and a worm gearbox (IW3). Not onl...

Massive thank you to Emerson

We were bestowed with another fantastic donation from Emerson at our recent desktop exhibition at Fluor. They donated their new TopWorx™ HART 7. This item allows the user to ga...

Mad Hatters - WIKA marathon

On Saturday the 20th July WIKA UK sent a team of keen runners to participate in the WIKA Staff Marathon, held at the companies head office in Klingenberg, Germany. Since 2006, ...

BS ISO 5209: 2019 General purpose industrial valves – Marking. Revised standard published

What is it?: This document specifies the requirements for the mandatory and optional markings of general purpose industrial valves. It defines the method of applying the markings, ...

Supporting guide dogs for the blind this October

Emma Newcombe, Commercial Director at Steam Plant Engineering and her husband have been dedicating their time to board and train guide dogs in conjunction with the Guide Dogs Birmi...

WIKA Instruments exhibition vehicle

WIKA Instruments Ltd, launch their new exhibition, training and educational vehicle (EV), showcasing their capabilities in the measurement of pressure, temperature, level, force an...

Sealand Valves: supplying bespoke valves for sea and land

The launch of a new website, www.sealandvalves.co.uk, and a relocation to a new purpose built factory and investment in machinery, staff and training mean Sealand Valves is now rea...

Emerson expands asset management coverage for faster integration in projects and operations

Emerson has expanded AMS Device Manager with HART-IP™ support, making it easier to connect with devices and control systems and potentially eliminate hundreds of thousands of dolla...

Pressure Tech expands sales team

Pioneering manufacturer of pressure regulators, Pressure Tech continue to strengthen their sales coverage with the addition of a new Sales Manager and a new Business Development Ma...

DIN stainless steel Gate and Globe Valves

AVA has been the leading wholesale supplier of industrial valves in accordance to DIN and ASME standards in Europe for 45 years. As an exclusive partner of manufacturers around...

Langley Alloys for duplex stainless steel

Duplex stainless steel (22% Cr / 2205 / 1.4462 / F51, F60) is a commonly used alloy in the manufacture of valves, providing the next step up in performance over Alloy 316L. Smaller...

James Walker unveils newest addition to development and testing portfolio

As part of their ongoing commitment to advancement in technology and their long-term relationship with the valve industry, the sealing solutions experts at James Walker have recent...

Orseal extend their FPSO portfolio with major contract gains in Brazil

Floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) systems are showing sustained global growth with more than 30 FPSO projects set to pass final investment decisions during 2019 – ...

Office expansion for Oxford Flow on heels of growth

Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the oil and gas, water and industrial process industries, has expanded its office space at its premises in Oxford followi...

Optimising control of Butterfly Valves

For industries that use actuated valves, having a complete picture of how the valve is functioning at any time and being able to control the valve remotely in order to respond to t...

Oxford Flow launches gas regulator valve to increase reliability

Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the oil and gas, water and industrial process industries, today launches its revolutionary IM gas regulator valve to incr...

Offshore compression project benefits from Severn’s valve innovation

Extreme technical demands associated with a critical safety system on an offshore gas compression platform are being addressed with a new valve technology from Severn Glocon Group....

Valve position monitoring with the F31K2

F31K2 - the robust, impermeable, and durable sensor solution for valve position monitoring is now available with intrinsically safe Ex i approval for Zone 0/ Zone 20 gas and dust a...

Albion’s range of Press-Fit Valves continues to impress

Enhanced joint performance, time-efficient, clean installation and improved finish are all benefits that have contributed to the growth in popularity of press fittings across the c...

Corrosion Resistant Materials have been nominated

Corrosion Resistant Materials Ltd are exceptionally proud to announce that they have been shortlisted in the category of ‘Business Growth’ at the upcoming Barnsley and Rotherham Bu...

New appointment at M Seals

M Seals UK are excited to welcome Ian Lowe to the team. Ian brings thirty years of sealing and industry knowledge to the business, and as Technical Manager, Ian will support the co...

Modular automation from Festo makes bulk handling more efficient

Machine builders and operators for bulk handling know all too well that bulk handling processes are anything but trivial – excellent bulk handling requires professionalism. Profess...

Lloyd’s approved Bronze Foundry - one of many capabilities for DMI Young & Cunningham: DMI Young and Cunningham Limited, a business with a 93-year history located in Tyne and Wear offers the complete package

DMI Young and Cunningham manufacture, stock and distribute Valves and fluid control systems, in a wide range of orientations and materials. With our many years’ experience we can o...

Brooksbank Valves invest in the future

The valve industry is changing rapidly, modern commerce demands visibility and engagement through the digital world and Brooksbank Valves Ltd. are delighted to be engaging in this ...

Parker supports life science OEMs

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, demonstrated its latest products and system solutions for OEMs to improve devices for surgery, patient monito...

Introducing TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has been at the forefront of flow measurement technology for over 60 years. A world-leading authority on flow measurement, on behalf of ...

BS EN ISO 16136:2006+A1:2019 Industrial valves - Butterfly valves of thermoplastics materials. Amended standard published

What is it?: This International Standard specifies requirements for the design, functional characteristics and manufacture of butterfly valves made of thermoplastics materials inte...

Emerson’s new easy-to-deploy Monitoring Accelerates Asset Digitalisation: AMS Asset Monitor increases visibility and adds predictive analytics to essential assets

Emerson has introduced the AMS Asset Monitor edge analytics device, which digitalises essential asset data and analytics for better operations performance and improved decision-mak...

The QK Group - Time for a catch up

You may know them for their famously robust Valve Mounting Kits, maybe their specially manufactured custom brackets – but did you know this… Rob Smith had already risen to Oper...

Extensive applications for PFA lined Butterfly Valves

moulded PFA or TFMTM body liners. These linings are achieved using the latest plastic injection moulding machines to form a precise lining locked to the valve body. This is par...

Bonomi UK investment pays dividends

The investment made by Bonomi (UK) Ltd 18 months ago in a new purpose-designed 360m2 storage and actuation facility is thriving, with the company experiencing a significant increas...

Webtec launches new app which calculates hydraulic oil viscosity at different operating pressures

Webtec has launched a new on-line hydraulic oil viscosity calculator app which calculates the viscosity of hydraulic oil at different pressures. Hydraulic fluid suppliers provi...

Optimising check valve design through independent flow testing at UK National Flow Measurement Facilities

Challenge Check valves, or non-return valves, are a vital component of most process industries around the world. For any valve manufacturer, it is important that they can eff...

BS EN ISO 16135:2006+A1:2019 Industrial valves — Ball valves of thermoplastics materials. Amended standard published

What is it?: This International Standard specifies requirements for the design, functional characteristics and manufacture of ball valves made of thermoplastics materials intended ...

Score welcomes growing valve industry apprentice numbers

A Modern Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to earn and gain work experience at the same time as progressing through formal qualifications – building a so...

Making public health a priority

Keeping up with the flow of regulations that occur in the water industry is challenging and keeping abreast of amendments and legal revisions can be a full time job. Increased ...

New independent testing confirms Hardide-A coating improves fatigue life

New independent testing has proven that Hardide-A tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coating improves the fatigue life of metal components by 4.5% when compared to un...

Webtec Announces STAUFF Australia as a New Authorised Service Centre

To strengthen its’ technical service to customers in the Australasian region, Webtec has appointed fluid power specialist STAUFF Australia as a Webtec Authorised Service centre. ...

ROSS CONTROLS® announces acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited

ROSS CONTROLS® is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited (Pneumatrol) as of July 31, 2019. Jeff Hand, ROSS’ President and Chief Executive Officer commen...

BS EN ISO 16137:2006+A1:2019 Industrial valves — Check valves of thermoplastics materials. Amended standard published

What is it?: This International Standard specifies requirements for the design, functional characteristics and manufacture of check valves made of thermoplastics materials intended...

Bespoke regulators for gas turbines

As a business we always strive to respond to customers needs in a flexible manner and there are times when standard ‘off-theshelf’ solutions do not fit the bill. Flexibility in...

What is Valve Performance Management?

Valve performance management is the practice of ensuring that all valves are at optimal performance. Today, valves and positioners can tell you exactly what is happening, and w...

Adam’s Triple Offset Butterfly Valves, Germany

ISIS Oil and Gas a division of ISIS Fluid Control Ltd. are pleased to announce a key partnership with Adam’s Triple Offset Butterfly Valves, Germany. As the inventor of the tri...

Testing on-site with Nitrogen or water

The CALDER TURN-AROUND-TESTER™ can efficiently perform a wide variety of pressure tests and can be easily transported for use on job sites. Valve repair shops and technicians are n...

Success at Offshore Europe for Maher

In September Maher exhibited at SPE Offshore Europe for a 6th consecutive time. The exhibition was a great success and a fantastic opportunity for Aberdeen to showcase its brand-ne...

Intelligent actuators improve wireless functionality at UK crude storage hub

Rotork intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to increase the number of wirelessly controlled actuators at a liquid storage provider in the UK. Rotork IQ3 multi-turn a...

SVS awarded ISO 45001: 2018 accreditation and focus on proactivity

On the 13th June 2019, Bureau Veritas Awarded its ISO 45001:2018 accreditation to SVS for our Health & Safety Management System. This supersedes OHSAS 18001:2007 and places SVS...

BS EN ISO 16138: 2006+A1:2019 Industrial valves - Diaphragm valves of thermoplastics materials. Amended standard published

What is it?: This International Standard specifies requirements for the design, functional characteristics and manufacture of diaphragm valves made of thermoplastics materials inte...

CK Atronik increases integral control versatility of modular electric valve actuators

Rotork has increased the versatility of the CK range of modular electric valve actuators with the introduction of the CK Atronik, an intermediate level integral control option, pro...

YPS Langley Valves - Manufacturer for over 45 years

For over 45 years, YPS Langley Valves has been a manufacturer of Nickel Alloy, Duplex and Stainless steel, gate, globe and check valves. We are also a major International Distribut...

UK Regional Sales Manager appointed

Advanced Valve Solutions is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Eyres as Regional Sales Manager. Dave is an experienced Sales Manager who is available to advise and suppo...

prEN 12569:2019 Industrial valves - Valves for chemical and petrochemical process industry - Requirements and tests – Draft for public comment

What is it?: This document applies to valves of DN 15 and larger, made of metallic materials for chemical and petrochemical plants. It contains additional requirements to those con...

AUMA UK launches brand new website

It is designed to showcase the work of the UK company, and to act as a secure information and resource portal for accredited technicians, channel partners and framework users. ...

ValvTechnologies’ IsoTech® Parallel Slide Gate (PSG) - proven success in single isolation

A coal fired power plant situated near the town of Selby, England, is the largest, cleanest and most efficient coal burning power station in the United Kingdom. Its generating capa...

GPEC Ltd is the UK representative for Quadax GmbH

GPEC Ltd are proud to announce they are now the exclusive UK representative for müller Quadax GmbH, part of the familyowned müller co-ax group who has established itself in its ove...

Mark of quality for food sector sealing materials

Now available from Dichtomatik Ltd, the authorised UK distributor of food and beverage related products manufactured by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, come two sealing materials...

Hygienic Butterfly Valve Actuation just got easy!

For many years the task of Automating a Stainless Steel Hygienic Butterfly Valve has been somewhat onerous with very little flexibility being made available in the market place, pa...

KT Hydraulics, Complex hydraulic systems for critical applications

Operating globally, KT Hydraulics provides world class bespoke solutions in the engineering of hydraulic systems, from initial design, manufacturing and testing through to installa...

Weetman plays an integral part in the delivery of Steamplant’s valve proposition

test centre in Halesowen, West Midlands goes from strength to strength and has continued to experience significant growth in the last 12 months. Much of this continued success ...

DMR Seals acquired by Diploma PLC

DMR Seals has been acquired by Diploma PLC, a FTSE 250 international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services. DMR Seals, based in Sheffield, p...

Seetru Engineeing Services in partnership with RINA

Pressure relief valves are listed as key safety-critical items of pressure equipment under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSRs). Seetru and RINA safety valve training co...

The music is playing in China

Europe remains reticent about nuclear technology, whilst in Asia numerous new nuclear reactors are being built. The bottom line is that the nuclear reactor business remains lucrati...

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Valve User Magazine Issue 51
Winter 2019 // Issue 51
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