Valve User Issue 52 Articles

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Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett: ‘The More Things Change…

…the more things stay the same’ is how the old French proverb goes.* It used to be trotted out regularly by a former Father of the Association at BVAA Board meetings, and I alw...

5 Minutes with a BVAA Board Member

Q1: What do you do for your own company? My current role is ‘Global Product Manager – Service & Aftermarkets.’ Within this role I am responsible for owning the future vision of...

BVAA's 80th AGM - Celebrating in style

When one considers that our Association started its journey in September 1939 immediately at the outbreak of Word War 2, with all the uncertainties and pressures that brought, it i...

Future Leaders Cohort 4 - Progress

The current cohort (4) of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme (FLP) have met several times in recent months and continue to progress through the many challenges that the FLP presents...

Welcome to the BVAA...

'Premier Powder Coating provides expert and proficient powder coating services to quickly and professionally cover any metal surface. Available in all RAL colours, benefits include...

New members:

'Established in 1988 Wolstenholmes Valves Limited brought together a combined experience of over 50 years in the design and manufacture of valves and associated products. Their...

Pressure Tech team raise £5K: £5,444 raised!

Sarah Knowles from Pressure Tech and team undertook the arduous and aptly named ‘Hell Valley Experience’ in the Lake District to raise money for Kidneys for Life in honour of Lisa ...

Severn Glocon receives multi-million pound investment from Blue Water Energy: Oil and gas valve engineering specialist announces ambitious 5-year plan for growth and new CEO.

Severn Glocon Group has received a multi-million pound investment from energy investor Blue Water Energy. The investment deal, which is subject to certain conditions precedent, see...

Bernard Controls - Weatherproof quarter-turn AQ range now up to 10,000Nm

'BERNARD CONTROLS, electric actuator specialist, have extended their product range of weatherproof quarter-turn actuators. The AQ range, specifically designed for the power, water ...

Laser Ltd - sixty years since the revolution

In 1964, when Auric Goldfinger was tormenting James Bond, “No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!” it was only 4 years since the very first practical laser had been invented – and only ...

Langley Alloys for super duplex

Langley Alloys are the original inventor of super duplex stainless steels and have specialised in these attractive, highperformance alloys ever since. We invented the very first su...

EnerMech appoint Chris Brown as Chief Executive Officer

Global integrated mechanical and electrical services company EnerMech has announced the appointment of industry heavyweight Christian Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer. A...

Coax Valves - Green Energy Saving Valve: Fully automatic energy reduction of up to 80%'

Muller Coax have developed a patented energy saving valve which can offer up to 80% power saving on similar sized valves. The new green line series has been specially developed...

BS EN 12516-2:2014 prA1 Industrial valves - Shell design strength - Part 2:Calculation method for steel valve shells - Draft amendment issued for public comment

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the method for the strength calculation of the shell with respect to internal pressure of the valve. Why is it important?: The amen...

Trillium Flow Technologies - new name, years of experience

Trillium Flow Technologies may be a new name in the valve, pump and service markets, but its global portfolio of brands has a long, esteemed heritage that goes back nearly 200 year...

Another year at QK: ‛2020 isn’t only a new year and a new decade it is also QK’s 15th Anniversary.’

In 2019 we thought it would be a great time to have a catch up with customers (see Valve Magazine Issue #51) and show as many customers as possible all the advancements and additio...

ISO/FDIS 22153 Electric actuators for industrial valves — General requirements

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for electric valve actuators, used for on-off and control valves. It includes guidelines for classification, design, enclosur...

Oxford Flow puts boots on the ground in U.S. with VP hire

Houston, TX, US, 5th February 2020 – Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, water and industrial process industries, today announces the appointment of An...

Festo - 15 years without any failures

In 2002, Bayer invested around €110 million in the construction of a multi-purpose system at its site in Dormagen, Germany. This houses everything under a single roof, from the dev...

GEMÜ - Sterile Valve Application

Application In the production of eye ointment, it is vitally important to ensure that the components are mixed correctly and, above all, that they are sterile. For this purpose, t...

Corrosion resistant alloys from Langley Alloys

Langley Alloys stocks a range of alloys that all generally provide excellent corrosion resistance and high strength. As such they are widely used in an array of industrial processe...

KSB is your complete manufacture and service partner: 'Butterfly to Gate to Globe to Diaphragm to Control Valves to Pumps to Service.'

We have supplied generations of customers worldwide with valves, pumps, automation products and services. A company with that kind of experience knows that success is a process bas...

Premier Powder Coating - get your colour on!

We added Premier Powder Coating (PPC) to the QK Group to square the circle – that additional service that would save our customers time, create another option when specifying manuf...

Laser Ltd - cut out for your next job: 'If you can dream it - we 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 custom made parts – we are happy to consult on any new or innovative request - or turn around work from your DXF /...

Oliver Valves Limited - World Leaders in the supply of Instrument Valves and Double Block & Bleed Valves

Starting in a one car garage in 1979, this privately owned business, founded by Dr Michael R Oliver OBE DL, has grown into a world leading valve supplier, by being “the best, not t...

Exciting changes at Maher

Due to the impending retirement of some of Maher’s longest serving colleagues, the Sheffield based stockholder has made some exciting new appointments in recent months. Greg Ma...

AVA expands range of actuators with new models and features for 2020

Following another successful year in 2019, AV Actuators continue to develop and grow their market share in the electric actuator market, both here in the UK and globally. Throughou...

JBP expand Valve offering: 'Over 40 years experience - 2020 will see JBP increase current stock levels.'

With over 40 years experience, Inverurie based JBP are an established and respected supplier to the domestic and export Oil & Gas sector. In addition to this other sectors serviced...

HSP Valves strengthen their management team

HSP Valves recently made senior management changes to support the continued growth and international development of its Eastern Hemisphere valve and automation business. Richar...

Webtec supports next generation of young engineers with National Scholarship Award

This year’s recipient of the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship is Ethan Green. This award was named after Webtec’s founder, a passionate engineer and entrepreneur who passed away in 2013 an...

ASL - If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it - improve it

'Ongoing innovation is the key to success for the UK’s leading provider of quarter turn, electric actuators. Paul Slaughter, Director, Actuated Solutions Ltd, explains why...' I...

About BVAA: ANNUAL REVIEW | SPRING 2020

What we do The BVAA is a ‘not for profit’ trade association established in 1939 offering services and advice to all members within the Valve & Actuator market, worth £3 billion a...

Chairman’s Statement

Last year I focussed on the services we provide and the core messages that BVAA needed to have fully understood by both its members and those with whom we interact. We’ve been usin...

Director’s Statement

I have mentioned here previously that not-for-profit trade association CEOs face some unique challenges, and inevitably our fiscal-status is always in our minds. There’s therefore ...

Actuator Working Group

The BVAA Actuator WG meets concurrently with BSI’s PSE/18/5 panel (Actuators) but has not met in 2019. Members have however been busy preparing/attending CEN, ISO and API standards...

Valve Working Group

Our first meeting of the year was held at Goodwin International, Stoke-on-Trent on March 7th 2019 and followed on from the now well-established social event the evening before. The...

Technical Report

Industrial valves give life to every industrial process in our modern society. They are items of pressure equipment and the industry’s collective goal must be to ensure that they a...

Training Report

We have always needed a certain amount of agility and flexibility in the delivery of our Training courses, and last year was no exception. There was a significant shift from ou...

Future Leaders Report

Following three successful Future Leaders Programmes the fourth cohort has now been selected. A significant change in the programme means it is now professionally recognised and en...

Activities Report: ‘Engagement is key’

Here at the BVAA we believe networking is imperative to business success. The BVAA delivers services designed to put the Association’s members at the forefront, to meet their b...

Business Development

Business Development The business development group has been devised to help steer BVAA’s development and marketing endeavours to not only strengthen the association but to also ...

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...

Corrosion Resistant Materials - award winners

'The Business Growth award recognises an organisation that has achieved significant and sustained growth.' CRM Ltd are delighted to announce that they were the successful winner...

ISO/FDIS 22153 Electric actuators for industrial valves - General requirements

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for electric valve actuators, used for on-off and control valves. It includes guidelines for classification, design, enclosur...

Allvalves expansion and year-on-year growth continues: 'Allvalves Online continued its trend of year-on-year growth as the company achieved record sales in 2019.'

Following its launch in 2012, Allvalves have never stood still, taking more and more opportunities both home and overseas. 2019 was no different with a new growth and expansion str...

Benefits from using cold drawn F55 / UNS S32760 material

Broder Metals Group Ltd is a steel and copper alloy distributor carrying a wide range of cobalt alloy, nickel alloy, aluminium bronze and copper alloys, and stainless steels for th...

IMI Maxseal - high integrity direct acting Hydraulic Solenoid Valve

The requirements for hydraulically actuated well heads, ESD valves or HIPPS systems are such that valves can remain in a fixed position for months or even years at a time. This...

Youthful enthusiasm meets decades of experience in latest Bonomi recruits: 'Two new recruits expand the Bonomi team bringing a winning combination of youth and industry experience.'

Two new recruits are bringing a winning combination of youth and experience to the expanding team at leading valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) Ltd. James Derrick has been...

Quickits - a world of constant upgrades

Through 15 years of growth and development, the QK Group has taken its lead from our customers – customers that most definitely know what they want. What we were determined to ...

Advanced Valve Solutions - energy from waste plant project

Design Recently AVS started working with the main contractor for the build of this brand-new Waste From Energy plant supplying a major European city. Included in the scope of sup...

AJT - Butterfly Valve Actuators

AJT were contracted to carry out the complete engineering design to install two Rotork Actuators on 2no 6ft Dia Butterfly Valves. These Butterfly Valves are used as the main point ...

Webtec sees rise in number of projects for custom products

Webtec reports that a growing number of design engineers are taking advantage of its custom products service. Over the past 12 months, the company has assisted dozens of customers ...

ARI Armaturen - ZEDOX® – The new high performance Valve

ARI-Armaturen is delighted to present for the first time a doubleoffset, metallic sealing high performance valve – ZEDOX®. A durable, energy efficient valve with perfect handling, ...

Variable speed actuation opens up new application opportunities

Variable Speed actuation, for many applications, offers a number of significant advantages. Water hammer can be mitigated or supressed, and the low inrush current as the actuator s...

How to translate innovation from water to oil and gas

A typical offshore oil and gas platform has some 20,000 valves, with each valve being anything from four inches to forty-four inches in diameter and worth $20,000 to $500,000. T...

Seetru Ltd - celebrating 70 years: We’ve been serving industry since 1949 through our commitment to design and engineering excellence

Innovation from the very beginning Seetru was founded in 1949 by Otto Varga and Leonard Taylor. The aim of their early collaboration was to solve a common problem within the oil in...

Bonomi's API 608 Floating Ball Valve boasts coveted Norsok approval and UK stocks: Offering a superior level of reliability for the rigorous requirements of the petrochemical, power, oil & gas and water treatment markets.

Bonomi’s Valpres API 608 Floating Ball Valve range has achieved the high standard demanded by NORSOK; the Norwegian petroleum industry’s benchmark endorsement for superior safety a...

Advanced Valve Solutions - onsite support

AVS UK Ltd is an established supplier of valves to the UK power generation industry. Our expertise extends beyond that, to include process studies for the life time of your plant. ...

Best practices for Ball, Gate and Plug Valve, life cycle maintenance

In many plants around the world, valves are installed, commissioned and expected to perform throughout their lifetime without any maintenance. Unfortunately this is typical of ...

Albion Valves - Leading UK Valve supplier

'Having these management systems in place and holding the relevant accreditations shows Albion’s commitment to quality, health and safety and the environment.' Albion Valves (UK...

Hydravalve introduces a new range of economy WRAS approved and EN331 gas approved Ball Valves

Hydravalve have recently introduced a new economy range of brass ball valves to its already extensive product range. The new female/female brass ball valves are available WRAS appr...

ISO/DIS 15761 Steel gate, globe and check valves for sizes DN 100 and smaller, for the petroleum and natural gas industries - Draft for Public Comment

What is it?: This document specifies the requirements for a series of compact steel gate, globe, and check valves for petroleum and natural gas industry applications. It is applica...

Pepperl + Fuchs - Box Thin Client

The industrial box thin clients from Pepperl+Fuchs are a reliable and rugged generation of computers for visualizing process information. They have been specially developed for use...

Score (Europe) Limited expands support for South of England

Following on from last year’s opening of a workshop in Humberside, Score (Europe) Limited have recently announced the opening of a new support facility for customers in the south o...

WRAS approval renewed for Swing Check Valves

T-T Flow are proud to announce that they have been awarded renewal of accreditation from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Ltd (WRAS) for their range of Swing Check Valves (DN3...

ISO/DIS 10434 Bolted bonnet steel gate valves for the petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries - Draft for Public Comment

What is it?: This document specifies the requirements for a heavy-duty series of bolted bonnet steel gate valves for petroleum refinery and related applications where corrosion, er...

WSG Provalve's new Head of Sales

WSG Provalve are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Woodward as their new Head of Sales. Andy brings with him over 25 years of Control Valve and Industry knowledge to the ...

FprEN 16767 Industrial valves - Metallic check valves – Final Vote and Approval to Publish

What is it?: This document specifies the general requirements for metallic check valves, which are forged, cast or fabricated in straight, angle or oblique pattern (see EN 736-2) ...

Valve-Kits for Switchboxes: Valve-Kits Group Limited are the UK’s largest stockist of Soldo Switchboxes and products in the UK.

Weatherproof and intrinsically safe range Soldo SP Series The Soldo SP series limit switch box provides a compact design and the most economical solution for both visual and ...

Premier Powder Coating - Colour coded

As you know, Powder Coating can be applied to any shape or size of material that will conduct a static charge. It is fairly common knowledge that the process itself gives a hard we...

Emerson has bought and completed acquisition of general electric’s intelligent platforms business

Acquisition increases Emerson’s capabilities and grows Emerson’s presence as complete automation solutions provider for process, hybrid and discrete end markets Emerson (NYSE: ...

BVAA New Appointment: Peter Dix Additional Technical Consultant

Active on the technical and standards scene for many years, Peter has recently been appointed as an additional BVAA Technical Consultant. This is in response to a growing technica...

Pepperl + Fuchs - Internet of Things for fill-level monitoring and Mobile container positioning

Pepperl+Fuchs presents an IoT sensor with integrated ultrasonic measurement for determining fill levels. The data is recorded at regular intervals and uploaded to the internet alon...

Emerson’s new pulse valve delivers higher peak pressure

Emerson is introducing its newly redesigned ASCO™ Series 353 Pulse Valve, designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users achieve a more effective, efficient...

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Valve User Magazine Issue 52
Spring 2020 // Issue 52
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