Valve User Issue 12 Articles

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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...

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...

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