Valve User Issue 53 Articles

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Lessons to be Learned: By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

By now, most of us are no more than a couple of degrees of separation from someone who has sadly died of a Covid-19 associated illness. I rejected ‘What doesn’t kill you makes ...

Meet the Team

Rob Bartlett - Director & CEO Rob has a life-long career in engineering/fluid controls and over 26 years in senior positions in trade associations - 17 as CEO of the Association i...

5 Minutes with a BVAA Board Member

Q1: What do you do for your own company? Good question. I’m new to the sealing industry, so I’m still very much in the early stages of understanding the specifics of why our custo...

Genesis of the Trade Association Manager

It was A God’s* workshop, Saturday, at ten to 5†, and The Arch Angel (Probationary) - let’s call him Gabriel - was about to tidy God’s bench. † Author’s note: Time’s a difficul...

Valve WG on Tour

Shortly before the national lockdown, the BVAA’s Valve Working Group undertook a tour of sites of special interest around Glasgow, Scotland. Mustering on April 2nd, the meetings ki...

ISO/DIS 10631:2020 Industrial Valves - Metallic butterfly valves – Draft International Standard for Public Comment

What is it?: This document specifies the general requirements for design, materials (e.g. steel, cast iron, ductile iron, copper alloy), pressure/temperature ratings and testing fo...

Welcome to the BVAA...: New Members

The Röchling Group has been shaping industry, worldwide, for nearly 200 years. We transform the lives of people every day with our customized plastics: they reduce the weight of...

Thank you Emerson

The BVAA would like to extend their sincere thanks to Emerson Topworx for donating Topworx Valve Controllers for use in our training facility. We are exceptionally appreciative ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF EN STANDARDS POST BREXIT

What is it?: Post Brexit BSi will continue to be a full participant in European Standards. CEN is separate from the EU. The UK is no longer a member of the EU but BSi is a member o...

Latty supporting the front line

Latty International UK Limited report their parent company in France, GROUPE LATTY and its employees, have been providing support to their local front line medical, nursing and sup...

ISO/DIS 5752 Metal valves for use in flanged pipe systems – Face-to-face and centre-to-face dimensions – Draft for public comment

What is it?: This document specifies the basic series of face-to-face (FTF) and centre-to-face (CTF) dimensions for two-way metal valves of the gate, globe, diaphragm, ball, plug, ...

James Walker protecting staff: ҅James Walker taking time to think about others in their local community҆

At the James Walker manufacturing plant at Cockermouth in Cumbria it was discovered that there was more than enough FFP3 compliant face masks to protect their own employees, so the...

Rotork supports the NHS

҅We are immensely proud of all Rotork employees who have already contributed time and resources towards supporting the NHS, the first delivery went to the Royal United Hospit...

ISO/DIS 23632 Industrial valves - Design Validation - testing of valves - Draft for public comment

What is it?: This document specifies requirements and acceptance criteria for type testing of metallic butterfly and ball valves used for isolating services for all industrial appl...

Chrysaor Desktop in Aberdeen

The BVAA hosted a successful desktop exhibition at Chrysaor in Aberdeen last year. This event saw some high quality attendees and offered an opportunity for networking with the rig...

ISO/DIS 10631:2020 Industrial Valves - Metallic butterfly valves – Draft International Standard for Public Comment

What is it?: This document specifies the general requirements for design, materials (e.g. steel, cast iron, ductile iron, copper alloy), pressure/temperature ratings and testing fo...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Imtex Controls

First established in 1990, Imtex Controls is a privately owned engineering and design manufacturing company, which was founded by Ian Turner and is now a family business, run by Ia...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Balmoral

The Balmoral Subsea Test Centre offers a wide range of procedures including hyperbaric, mechanical and laboratory trials providing a comprehensive resource for all types of extreme...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Emerson

TopWorx have 70 years working in the process industry, initially with the Go Switch, the hybrid switch for extreme & hazardous environments. Working in Sub-sea, -60 degrees to over...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Corrosion Resistant Materials

Corrosion Resistant Materials is a family run specialist, technical materials supplier. Whether you need a one-off bespoke product or a full supply package, we have designed our co...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Orseal

Orseal has over 50 years’ experience in the valve market, both as a manufacturer and as a distributor, working closely on a wide variety of specialist design and bespoke project so...

MEET THE MEMBERS - James Walker

James Walker offers a comprehensive range of sealing technology and proprietary components covering virtually every valve application. From our earliest products and throughout our...

Langley Alloys - the original and best

Ferralium 255 is the original super duplex stainless steel, invented by Langley Alloys in the late 1960’s. By combining the most favourable aspects of austenitic and ferritic stain...

How SVS Continue to Put Customers First During COVID-19

In many ways the Engineering and Oil & Gas industries provide a foundation for our modern society, ensuring that we deliver to all our customers during this worldwide difficult per...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Rollstud

Established for over 30 years, Rollstud Limited are a privately owned manufacturer of quality assured Bolting for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries, with manufacturing faci...

MEET THE MEMBERS - JBP

A complete solution for all your valve requirements – JBP’s stock range includes Gate, Globe and Check Valves, Rubber Lined and High Performance Butterfly Valves, Ball Valves, and ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Elite 04

Elite 04 ltd are new members who would love to develop long term relationships with anyone with the BVAA that requires services like blast cleaning, protective wet paint systems an...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Samson

SAMSON specialise in control engineering and offers products and systems to control all kinds of media. The SAMSON Group is comprised of SAMSON AG, global SAMSON sales subsidia...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Valve Kits

Valve-Kits is the leading privately owned valve mounting kit manufacturer in the UK. We supply a vast array of valve and actuator related products, including mounting kits, extensi...

MEET THE MEMBERS - 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 Instrumentati...

Steam Sterilization of Solids

Steam sterilizers in the pharmaceuticals sector are implemented to deactivate or remove unwanted micro organisms using a combined effect of steam and pressure. The advantages o...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Stewarts

Stewarts have been existence since 1870. Since 2011 we have been operating as an employee owned co-operative. Our focus remains meeting our customers' demands to the highest sta...

MEET THE MEMBERS - CSA Group

CSA Group is a leader in hazardous locations equipment certifications worldwide, so you can have the confidence of working with a certification team with unrivalled expertise and e...

MEET THE MEMBERS - KSB

What is it that makes KSB a world leading manufacturer and supplier of Valves, Pumps & Service? Could it be that KSB has been an independent company since it was established in...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Coax

Muller Coax are the original designers and manufacturers of coaxial valves having established the company and product range in 1960. The company is established in a range of indust...

MEET THE MEMBERS - AJT Engineering

The AJT engineering team have been working in the hydro generation industry and utilities sector for over three decades offering a wide range of services from design & project mana...

MEET THE MEMBERS - WIKA Instruments Ltd

WIKA Instruments Ltd, offers a diverse range of instrumentation valves for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Our portfolio includes, needles valves, manifolds, monoflan...

Langley Alloys - XM-19 for valve stems

XM-19 is most widely specified for the production of valve stems, but what is this grade and why is it used? Most commonly known by the trademarks Nitronic 50 (AK Steel Corp) o...

Georg Fischer invests in Oxford Flow to digitalise water distribution networks

Oxford, UK, March 10th 2020 – Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, water and industrial process industries, today announces that GF Piping Systems, a di...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Maher

Maher are a long-established stockist and machinist of highstrength, high-performance alloys for Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Naval & Marine, Defence, Power Generation and other special a...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Isis Fluid Controls

Isis Fluid Control is a leading valve & actuator expert working across several industry sectors. Distinct company divisions, each with their own dedicated staff, allow us to of...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Bernard Controls

BERNARD CONTROLS have been designing and manufacturing electric actuators and associated control systems for over 80 years. Today, the company ranks in the international Top 3 for ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Special Quality Alloys Ltd

Special Quality Alloys Ltd – supply forgings, rolled rings, bar and proof-machined components in nickel alloys, stainless, duplex, carbon and low alloys. With on-site open die ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Alpha Controls

We are a highly dedicated and experienced team ensuring an excellent customer service approach across a wide range of industries and applications. A service based on sound, objecti...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Parker Bestobell

Parker Bestobell have been designing and developing cryogenic valves and innovative solutions for over 150 years, serving major gas companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers (...

NEW Fibracon® Detectaflon PTFE – x-ray and metal detectable polymer

The detection of foreign bodies during the processing and packaging of food products plays a fundamental role in ensuring safety and quality. To help protect against foreign su...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Johnson Valves

Johnson Valves supply isolation valves, safety relief valves, pressure reducing valves, water meters, pipe fittings and related products throughout the UK and globally to a range o...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Bray

At Bray, our business is helping our customers with their flow control requirements. Our modular product line of butterfly valves, ball valves, actuators and accessories offer the ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Abacus Valves

Abacus Valves was established in 1988 to manufacture and supply wafer check valves to the process industry. Since then the company has grown consistently through our ability to und...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Pressuretech

Established in 2000 and located in the UK, Pressure Tech is recognised globally for manufacturing high-quality ISO-9001 accredited pressure regulators for oil and gas applications,...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Festo

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company has become the global market leader in its secto...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Flowserve

Whether it’s critical, lethal, toxic or aggressive, you’ll find Flowserve valves doing the job around the world. That’s because extended service life, safe operation and enviro...

Manual Flow control option available for Bonomi’s V-Notch Ball Valves

In addition to widely used electric or pneumatic actuation, Bonomi (UK) Ltd can now offer a manual flow control device for use in conjunction with much of its popular Valpres V-Not...

Rotork - Installation of CVL linear actuators at Didcot B Power Station

Rotork recently installed and commissioned CVL linear control valve actuators at Didcot B Power Station, which supplies electricity to the National Grid. Rotork’s CVL1500 and C...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Armoloy

Armoloy is a proprietary process that has been in the UK since 1989. Since that time Armoloy has been used and specified by some of the leading companies in their respective fields...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Duvalco

Duvalco UK Ltd is the UK sales office for Duvalco Valves & Fittings Pte Ltd. Established in 1956 in the Netherlands to provide valve engineering solutions and production, today we ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Metso

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and pr...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Latty Groupe

For 100 years, LATTY has been dedicating its R&D resources to improving sealing solutions that meet the requirements of the OEM & End User Valve industry:- - Products complying w...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Rift Actuators

The Smart Actuator Company has officially rebranded to RIFT Actuators. We cover torque ranges up to 400 Nm. We currently offer four unique Smart Electric Actuators: The RIFT Small,...

MEET THE MEMBERS - KT Hydraulics

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

LK Valves & Controls - providing unsurpassed service for 15 years.

The company set out to provide easy access to high quality industrial and marine valves and ancillary equipment and to provide unsurpassed service that together delivered premium v...

Les Littlewood retires from Albion after 26 years

After 26 years at Albion and even longer within the valve industry, Les Littlewood, Albion’s Sales and Marketing Director, will be retiring from his role. Les has had a very su...

MEET THE MEMBERS - AIV

AIV is a global master distributor of high-quality valves and actuators, selling through distribution only. Established in 1991 as a resource for hard-to-find, exotic alloy and...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Ultravalve

Established 1986, Ultravalve offers a wealth of experience supplying a broad range of industrial valves and process solutions. Ultravalve offers a full range of valves for district...

MEET THE MEMBERS - WSG

WSG Provalve have extensive experience in providing specialist valve solutions, with over 13 years of expertise in the field of valve repair and associated instrumentation. The com...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Bonomi

The Bonomi Group, with corporate headquarters in Italy and technical sales offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, North America and India, is a global specialist in the pr...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Alms Valve Agency

AVA-ALMS Valve Agency are supplier of Valves for both MRO and projects. For almost 40 years AVA-ALMS Valve Agency established itself as a leading stockiest of industrial valves acc...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Zoedale

Zoedale Ltd, now part of the OEM International Group, was founded in 1976 and is a specialist in solenoid valves and valve actuators. Zoedale has a strong focus on service and expe...

Albion introduces BIM for building services range

As technology is becoming more and more prominent within our everyday lives it is not surprising that the building services industry is looking to technology for ways to become mor...

Advanced Valve Solutions - Blue Light Scanning

Blue Light Scanning Advanced Valve solutions can offer (through our partners) advanced surface measuring through blue light scanning technology. This technology allows our cu...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Seetru

Seetru Limited is a Bristol-based company with over 70 years experience manufacturing safety relief valves and other specialist ancillary valves for a wide range of applications, i...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Advanced Valve Solutions

Advanced Valve Solutions B.V. (AVS) has since earned an unparalleled reputation for supplying specialist valves and equipment into some of the most demanding industrial application...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Buxton Special Alloys

Buxton Special Alloys is a UK Stockholder and Machinist of Stainless Steel, Duplex, Super Duplex and Nickel Alloys.Their main grades consist of 300 series, F51, F53, F55, F44, 17-4...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Adanac

Adanac provides a comprehensive and reliable source of specialist valves on short lead times. Adanac is a BSI 9001 registered company and Adanac also holds a PED Certificate of Con...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Gee Graphite

Gee Graphite Ltd is an independent specialist graphite gasket and seal manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience supplying High Quality Flexible Graphite based sealing solutions ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Moontown

Moontown Ltd have been manufacturing & distributing PTFE Spring Energised & Hydraulic Seals since 1996. The company has continued to grow and establish a superb reputation within i...

James Walker helping to pioneer a change in critical subsea applications

Throughout their history, the experts at James Walker have worked in partnership with industries around the world to remain at the forefront of technology and to help customers to ...

Premier Powder Coating - From mud to microbial - we have it covered

There are many contaminants that cannot be avoided; regardless of clean room procedures, equipment constantly going through sterilisation, protective clothing being cleaned and sto...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Arc Energy

Arc Energy’s weld overlay and weld inlay service offers a reliable and very high quality product for the Energy Sector around the world. The highly versatile weld overlay proce...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Severn Glocon

Severn Glocon Group: progressive valve engineering for the oil & gas sector. Severn’s control and choke valves have played an integral role maximising the safety and profitability ...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Webtec

Webtec is a hydraulic measurement and control company that designs, manufactures and distributes a world-class range of hydraulic components and hydraulic test equipment for the mo...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Broady

Founded in 1902 Broady Flow Control Limited has been a specialist valve manufacturer for over 100 years, servicing a range of industries from Power Generation, Oil and Gas to Nucle...

MEET THE MEMBERS - SVS

Specialist Valve Services (SVS) was formed in 1998 specialising in the supply of valves, actuators and ancillary equipment for clients in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Laser

If you can dream it – Laser Ltd can make it … …. as long as its made out of sheet metal up to 20mm thick. Control panel plates to prototyping, production run components to cust...

Kinetrol extends its product range with the addition of the Model 60

Kinetrol Limited, the UK manufacturer of quarter-turn pneumatic actuators, has further increased its product portfolio with the introduction of the Model 60. The new unit, whic...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Maceplast

Maceplast UK has been supplying PTFE seals and machined components since 1998. Having successfully attained continuous growth along with a leading market position thanks to our hig...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Premier Powder Coating

BVAA Member Premier Powder Coating is part of the QK Group - an additional service that saves customers time, creates another option when specifying manufactured or stock items fro...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Auma

AUMA is the world leader in electric valve actuators and gearboxes, supplying robust, reliable, single and variable speed modular actuators with sophisticated control and connectiv...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Rotork

Rotork is a market-leading global provider of mission-critical flow control and instrumentation solutions for applications in the oil and gas, water and wastewater, power, chemical...

MEET THE MEMBERS - QK Quickits

Quickits are a market leading manufacturing company specialising in the valve and actuator industry, widely known as manufacturers of the best valve mounting kits and fabricated br...

MEET THE MEMBERS - Westlock Controls

Westlock Controls has a global reputation in providing innovative solutions for networking, monitoring and controlling process valves since 1984. Our focus on technology and supply...

Flexitallic expands Aberdeen base for bolted joint integrity expertise

Flexitallic, the global leader and manufacturer of static sealing solutions, has expanded its operations in Aberdeen, moving into larger premises to provide increased support to it...

Laser Ltd - Dont talk about customer service

The first rule of Customer Service is - you don’t talk about Customer Service. We know that when we deliver what was ordered, to our high quality standards, then there’s nothing...

As cunning as a fox: AUMA’s new smart actuators

What do a fox and an electric valve actuator have in common? A lot, if the actuator in question is AUMA’s brand-new PROFOX. Like its namesake, PROFOX is not only cunning and adapta...

BS EN ISO 22109 Industrial valves — Gearbox for valves - New Standard published

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for gearboxes to operate industrial valves for manual and automated on/off and modulating duties, this includes manual overri...

Severn Unival meets complex LNG and gas terminal valve requirements

March 2020 saw people around the world preoccupied with the daily news and tightening restrictions surrounding Covid-19. However, the manufacturing and services teams at Severn Uni...

TUV SUD National Engineering Laboratory designing large test facility for the water industry

TUV SUD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) is currently in the process of designing a very large test facility for the water industry. As part of this project NEL are looking to...

New MD for Severn’s engineering and product supply businesses

Severn Glocon Group has a new Managing Director for its Severn Unival and Severn Glocon Aberdeen businesses, following the transition of former leader Colin Findlay to Group CEO. ...

Quickits - Kate is at the coal face of customer service: Surprisingly, Kate’s first love is not Quickits.

She sights QK as “the best job I’ve ever had”, but the glamour of the internal sales office would be given up in an instant, if she could spend all that time with Philomena - the n...

Westlock Controls - at the forefront of innovation

Westlock Controls has always been at the forefront of innovation in industrial valve monitoring business. With our recently released Digital EPIC D200, Westlock has achieved the im...

WSG Provalve Demonstrate the Power of Digitalisation

Utilising WSG Asset Integrity Management (AIM) software - WSG Provalve are going digital. Following successful roll out and development of AIM to add to WSG’s already extensive...

Oliver Valves win a record breaking £10 million order

2020 is already shaping up to be one of the most successful years for Oliver Valves in their 40-year history. In February, the globally successful valve manufacturing company b...

The Latty Group celebrates its 100th anniversary this year

Created in 1920, the family business managed by Mr Christian- Xavier Latty, grandson of the founder is now, a century later, the French market leader in industrial sealing. Latty's...

Forging Versus Castings, why we Forge our own valve bodies

Introduction The worldwide introduction of wind, solar power and other renewables create an increasingly flexible demand on gas fired power stations to balance the grid. To o...

Maher - Meet the Team – Ashley O’Loughlin

Ashley O’Loughlin is Maher’s new dedicated contact for the UK Valve industry. Ash has been with the company for just over 2 and a half years, up to now working with our clients...

Ultravalve - Industry first, Vexve XTM Valve with integrated Press Fit Now Available

Halesowen, 20 March 2020 - Valve specialist Ultravalve, is enjoying exclusive UK distribution rights for Vexve’s eagerly anticipated and newly launched Vexve X™ valve range. Th...

OEM International acquires UK’s Zoedale Ltd

OEM Automatic Ltd, part of the Swedish OEM International group, signed an agreement at the end of January 2020 to acquire the UK’s Zoedale Ltd. Bedford-based Zoedale was founde...

Successful project collaboration with Festo in the role of coordinator

With more than 80 products for professionals and amateurs, the successful car cosmetics company Alfa Car offers a large range of care products for cars. Alfa Car together with syst...

Maher - COVID-19 Response

Along with the rest of the UK manufacturing sector and its supply chain, Maher has had to adjust to the changes posed by the global Coronavirus pandemic. The business quickly forme...

Moontown Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of spring energised seals

Moontown Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of spring energised seals and associated components, in PTFE and other high performance plastics. The company has investe...

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Valve User Magazine Issue 53
Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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