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Oliver Hydcovalves Are Hydrogen Ready

Oliver Hydcovalves manufactures valves for hydrogen and carbon capture applications that support the Net Zero Emissions Targets of industrial users. Innovation and manufacturing of high precision quality valves has earned Oliver a global ...

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BVAA October Training Courses

The BVAA offers a range of quality technical training courses suitable for everyone in the industry, from graduates and those starting out in the world of work to experienced engineers looking for specialist and in-depth training. Studies ...

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IOGP JIP33 S-611 Gate Valve Specification Re-Launched for Review

What is it? The IOGP JIP33 specification S-611 for gate valves was first issued in May 2019. It is now undergoing a review and is being made available for a second round of user feedback review with a closing date of 16-09-2022. The ...

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Comment by BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett

On my recent return from a few weeks’ annual leave in France, our ’30-minute team catch-up meeting’ to fill me in on progress during my absence, turned into a two-hour epic.  There’s just so much going on! I ...

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Summer Updates with BVAA Members

It’s been a busy summer at the BVAA, and we were fortunate to catch up with some of our valued members and find out about their news! We have visited new facilities, welcomed new members and celebrated the success of long-standing ...

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BVAA – Meet the Trainer

About Paul Reeve Paul Reeve is a Chartered Engineer and a registered functional safety engineer (with the Institute of Measurement & Control). He has over 20 years’ experience of delivering training, consultancy and independent ...

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BVAA Technical Activity - July 2022

Each month, the BVAA Principal Technical Consultant, Peter Dix, writes a Technical Consultant Report, summarising the previous month’s activity of BSi/EN/ISO. Here are the highlights from the July report:

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  • The BVAA prepares for Valve World Expo 2022!

    Valve World Expo 2022 takes place between 29 Nov – 1 December and is one of the world's most important trade fairs for industrial valves, actuators and fittings. Following the cancellation of this event in 2020, the BVAA is eagerly ...

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    First Valve Star Award at VALVE WORLD EXPO 2022 in Düsseldorf

    Industry is in the starting blocks  In less than three months it will finally be time again for VALVE WORLD EXPO, the leading international trade fair for industrial valves and fittings, to be held from 29 November to 1 December 2022 ...

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    MCE Group Opens New 19,000 sq/ft Facilities

    MCE GROUP recently opened their new 19,000 sq/ft valve maintenance facility at Grenadier House, Stockton on Tees. To celebrate this move, they held an open day on the 27 July, giving visitors an opportunity to meet the team and learn about ...

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    New BVAA Training Course!

    Safe, Effective Hydrostatic Testing of Valves In the UK valve industry, the need to test new product variations or introduce new test equipment regularly arises. This course is designed to supplement practical experience with a deeper ...

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    BVAA New Member – Monarch Gaskets

    Founded in 2017 and based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Monarch is an independent manufacturer of gaskets and seals supplying OEM and MROs across all industry sectors. Monarch can convert any material from gasket paper to exotic metals ...

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    Well Services Group acquires Australia’s Eftech International

    Expansion in Asia Pacific region on the horizon for process and pipeline specialist.  Process, pipeline and industrial services specialist, WSG, has signalled a new phase of expansion with the acquisition of Australian ...

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    Parker receives ISO 15848-1 Class C low emissions certification for industrial ball and needle valves

    Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is unveiling a series of valves tested to ISO 15848-1 Class C, a standard that sets out the measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions from ...

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    Oxford Flow’s ES valve wins prestigious ASME engineering award

    Oxford Flow is the first company to win the Albert Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement award since 2019. Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article


    James Walker addresses lack of industry standardisation for hydrogen compatibility testing

    The lack of industry standardisation places a significant burden on equipment manufacturers to confirm that products are appropriate and safe for use in hydrogen service. Interest and investment in hydrogen is growing at a phenomenal rate ...

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    Flawless Design! The Next Generation of GEMÜ Rubber Lined Butterfly Valves

    To suit an extensive range of applications, GEMÜ offers newly redesigned butterfly valves, R480 Victoria series. The new R480 is a direct replacement for the previous 480 series offering multiple enhanced product features. Thanks to ...

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    Flowserve’s Limitorque® MX Series B Smart Electric Actuator

    Electric actuators have to perform reliably in severe environments and harsh conditions. Actuator failure can compromise valve performance, plant productivity and employee safety. The Limitorque MXa electric actuator has been the industry ...

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    3t EnerMech brings OPITO approved training to Guyana’s oil and gas industry for first time

    Local joint venture company ODITC supports offshore workforce safety training to globally recognised OPITO standard. ODITC, a joint venture (JV) between Guyana’s Orinduik Development Incorporated, Windsor Technologies and 3t ...

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    Anglian Water extends AUMA Actuators’ Service Level Agreement to 2028

    AUMA Actuators Limited (AUMA UK), a world leader in electric valve actuation technology, has successfully extended its Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Anglian Water until 2028. AUMA UK and Anglian Water worked in partnership to develop ...

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    Hydrogen Valves go into production at Oliver Hydcovalves

    Orders have started to roll off the production line for Oliver’s NEW Hydrogen double block & bleed and ball valves. After months of Research & Development and meticulous testing at our purpose-built R&D facilities in the ...

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    Hydrogen Valve Collaboration - Only Oliver’s Could Do

    Oliver Twinsafe have been working with their sister companies: Oliver Hydcovalves, and Oliver R&D, to prepare their 2” Metal Seated Trunnion ball valve ready for hydrogen applications. Rigorous testing using helium which is the ...

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    Position the Future – Westlock Controls’ Positioners

    Providing modulating valve position control, the range of Westlock valve positioners offers electro-pneumatic and digital units to deliver reliable and effective control for both rotary and linear action valves. The K20 ...

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    Meet the Member - Actuated Solutions Ltd. (ASL)

    Since it was founded in 2003, Actuated Solutions Ltd (ASL) has been driven by a clear commitment to provide customers with quality products, exceptional value-for-money and, most important of all, outstanding service.  Exclusive ...

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    Meet the Member – Koso Kent Introl

    CONTROL AND CHOKE VALVE MANUFACTURER SINCE 1967 Here at Koso Kent Introl we engineer and supply high-quality valves to perform in some of the most severe service conditions throughout the world. As experienced valve manufacturers, ...

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    Hot Spot New API Task Group- Hydrogen Valves

    What is it? API have started work on a new document API 6Z Standard for Valves in Hydrogen Gas (H2) Service at Normal Temperature. The BVAA will be involved in the task group who are writing the standard, this will allow us to keep ...

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    Hot Spot Proposed revision of BS 7350: 1990: Specification for Double regulating globe valves and flow measurement devices for heating and chilled water systems

    What is it? Following completion of the 5 year review process, BSI are proposing to revise BS7350:1990 Specification for Double regulating globe valves and flow measurement devices for heating and chilled water systems. It is proposed ...

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    Hot Spot Publication of ISO 28921-1 Isolating Valves for Low-temperature Applications- Design Manufacture and Production Testing

    What is it? ISO 28921-1:2022 Isolating valves for low-temperature applications — Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing has now been published by BSI as BS EN ISO 28921-1:2022 and is available to purchase. This ...

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    DRB Group continued investment

    Building on our continued growth, DRB Group are pleased to announce the next stage in investment. To enhance our expanding business, meet the challenges faced by our customers, and the growing complexities of the projects we are involved ...

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    Meet the Member – Gresswell Valves

    Gresswell Valves, our safety valve division, can supply valves suitable up to 258 bar in bronze and stainless steel in sizes from ½” to 4”, plus our Empire Engineering division is happy to quote for bespoke safety valve ...

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