Valve User Issue 13 Articles

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Cautiously Optimistic!

For time immemorial, spring has always been the catalyst for new activity – whether that be ‘spring cleaning’ the house, tidying up the garden, or as in my case, to fire up the hib...

Valveuser.com welcome Bertie Fly!

Our thanks to everyone who entered the competition to name BVAA’s tap-dancing valve character, from the Valveuser.com website. Special congratulations to Noel Taylor of GPS UK, who...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include: Andy Hunt of Total Carbide receives his plaque from BVAA Director, Rob ...

Mad Hatters: How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?

Our other photograph features David Rouse, BVAA Technical Committee stalwart for many years and recently retired from Velan. David and Hat are pictured at Neist Point Lighthouse on...

BVAA Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

On Friday 27th November, BVAA celebrated its 70th Anniversary in style! Nearly 150 members and guests attended a specially themed AGM Dinner Dance at Oulton Hall, Leeds, and were r...

Extra, Extra! Read all about...: ...BVAA’s extra valve training days!

Such was the demand for the BVAA’s ‘Introduction to Valves’ training course last autumn, we had to organise – for the second time in succession – an additional day of training for ...

More Regional Meetings

This Winter has seen another round of the BVAA Regional supper meetings hosted by BVAA Chairman Bill Whiteley. Introduced last year, these informal gatherings are intended to allow...

More Repair Meetings

The BVAA Repair WG has held a number of meetings recently, hosted by Dresser, Tyco/Hindle, Rotork Gears and also at the BVAA Headquarters. A programme of monthly meetings has been ...

Is it a Belleville Washer or a Precision Disc Spring?

When Julian Belleville patented his conical spring disc in 1861 it is unlikely he had any idea that it would have such wide-ranging applications. Unlike the conventional helica...

Pressure regulators developed for subsea use Pressure Tech

Pressure Tech has worked in partnership with a client based in Milan, Italy, over the past 12 months to develop a combination pressure regulator to operate at depths of 300 metres....

AUMA UK set to expand

AUMA Actuators Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the AUMA group, is set to expand to new 12,000 sq metre premises. Land close to the company’s existing buildings near Bristol has be...

Total Carbide Launches Apprenticeship Scheme and Graduate Training Programme

Total Carbide, the leading European manufacturer of Tungsten Carbide wear parts, has recruited its first two engineering technical apprentices through its newly launched Engineerin...

Emerson’s New WirelessHART™ Fisher® position monitor

Emerson announces New WirelessHART™ Fisher® position monitor to extend safety and performance gains from Smart Wireless solutions Wireless and linkage-less monitor delivers prev...

Asian gas plant contract continues Rotork’s success with Gasco

In one of the latest contract successes with Australian based Gasco Pty Ltd, Rotork Fluid Systems has completed a valve actuation project involving fuel gas valve trains and contro...

Rotork’s Sub-sea actuator is largest so far for Lucca

Rotork Fluid Systems has supplied the largest sub-sea rack and pinion actuator ever built at the Lucca factory. Measuring over two metres high and five metres in length, the single...

Heap & Partners – Consolidated!

BVAA’s Rob Bartlett recently met with Heap & Partners’ Managing Director David Millar, at the new Heaps facility in Birkenhead... Rob Bartlett: ‘David, the first thing I noticed...

Investing In The Future: Safety Systems UK Ltd Recruits Apprentices

There have been many business improvements at Safety Systems UK Ltd in recent years. A strong commitment to the people agenda has been key to the success story, which has also incl...

Total Carbide joins BVAA and has samples on test with leading valve manufacturers

Total Carbide, a leading manufacturer of Tungsten Carbide wear parts, has joined the BVAA to further develop and promote its range of bespoke Tungsten Carbide products to valve man...

New Linatex Valve Line

Combining custom-engineered systems with superior abrasion resistance Building upon our 80-year history in the process equipment and abrasion resistance industries, and with o...

Compact Design Comes Out On Top

Schubert & Salzer Control Systems 8049 positioner is a digital unit for positioning pneumatically controlled actuators. The positioner can be top-mounted to any commercially availa...

Rotork - Intelligent valve actuation at Severn Trent Water’s “Beacon Project”

Severn Trent Water’s Minworth sewage treatment works, which serves around 1.75 million of Birmingham’s population, is undergoing a major modernisation project that will improve the...

Rotork actuators specified for critical valve duties on Royal Navy frigates

Royal Navy warships are being equipped with the latest Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators for rapid reaction fire protection duties. The Rotork IQTPro actuators have be...

Safety Systems UK Wins Major Manufacturing Award

Safety Systems UK Ltd has been named among the country’s top performers in the first ever EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, by winning one of the five North West UK region company a...

Leengate Valves: The right valve for your requirements from stock

Comprehensive stocks from leading valve manufacturers and next day delivery to mainland UK and Ireland, combined with competitive pricing – that’s what Leengate Valves offer as sta...

Schuck Group – Asia Gas Pipeline Contract

The Schuck Group has recently completed the design, manufacture, supply and commissioning contract for 150 42" ball valves for the Asia Gas Pipeline Project Timur Lenk Head of...

BEL Valves & Actuators for High Temperature/High Pressure (HP/HT) Applications

There are regions across the globe containing hydrocarbons at great depth, high pressure and temperature. The North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, China & Caspian Sea all have hyd...

Rotork wins maintenance and repair framework with Scottish Water

Rotork Site Services has been awarded a framework agreement by Scottish Water for the mechanical and electrical inspection, maintenance and repair of installed valve actuators. ...

Eurostop Butterfly valves: not just a valve but an opportunity to “torque” less and achieve more

Used typically as isolation devices on pipelines, waterworks and hydroelectric plants, Eurostop butterfly valves offer significant cost-saving benefits over traditional gate valves...

Bray and Heap & Partners join forces

Bray Controls has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with Heap & Partners for the distribution of Bray products in Northern and North-West England. The agreement features Bray...

Shipham Valves granted API 6D Monogram License

In September 2009 Shipham Valves were granted the right to use the Official API Monogram® on products manufactured at its works in Hull, East Yorkshire. This API license covers...

Truflo Marine attends launch of Anti - Air Warfare destroyer Defender

BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited host naming and launch ceremony at Govan for the 5th Type 45 Daring Class Anti – Air Warfare Destroyer, Defender The event was attended by two ...

But why didn’t we know that?: By Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive Oil & Gas UK

It had been an enjoyable supper with new acquaintances. The question came at coffee: “So, Malcolm, what do you do for a living?” “Well”, I replied, “I work for the UK oil and gas i...

Valve manufacturer increases supply efficiency

Truflo Marine Limited, a high integrity valve manufacturer for Seawater Solutions, has experienced the benefits of investing in a dedicated quality team. The team have been assigne...

Saint-Gobain PAM UK hydrants release value through design

A new range of market-leading ductile iron below-ground hydrants is now exclusively available from cast iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK Kitemarked to BS750 and BS...

Smith Flow Control Easi-Drive Provides Emergency Portable Valve Operation : Wastewater treatment plant can operate valves in event of power outage

The Easi-Drive portable valve actuator from Smith Flow Control provides wastewater treatment plants with emergency operation of valves in the event of a power failure. Easi-Drive c...

Rotork’s CVA electric actuator : A ‘fit and forget’ solution for power station’s sticky valve problem

The Rotork CVA electric control valve actuator has proved to be a ‘fit and forget’ solution for a challenging application in the harsh environment of a UK coal-fired power station....

ValveUser.com

Officially launched in November 2009, Valveuser.com is the new, online presentation of the entire back catalogue of Valve User magazine. The website is keyword sensitive, enabling ...

New Flowserve Heavy-Duty Actuator Extends Cycle Life and Reduces Maintenance

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently unveiled the new Flowserve Automax RG Series Heavy-D...

ASCO Numatics introduces new valve

Low power Ex d pilot valve with IEC Ex Approval Low wattage coil (0.5W) reduces battery drain and heat rise, minimises wiring costs and provides energy savings ASCO Numati...

Bifold’s New High Flow Model VBP Series Volume Booster Delivers System Stability

Bifold announces the introduction of the model VBP series high flow volume booster for pneumatic and gas service. This patent pending unique product, manufactured from 316 stainles...

AUMA actuators provide robust solution for Shell: Explosion proof versions of AUMA actuators are installed at Shell Sarawak Miri

The latest Shell installation to be supplied with AUMA actuators is Sarawak Miri on the North Coast of Borneo where extracted gas is liquefied for transportation. AUMA products hav...

Flowserve McCANNA Introduces New Coatings: Improving valve performance and reducing costs

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recently announced the availability of new valve coating tech...

Leeds Valve Supplies £1m order ahead of schedule

Leeds Valve, the British Butterfly Valve manufacturer, has recently delivered a major order of bespoke High Performance Butterfly Valves two weeks ahead of schedule to the Emirates...

LG Valves re-launch

LG Ball Valves Limited is proud to announce its company brand re-launch “LG Valves” in the BVAA’s Valve User Magazine. As some will know LG Ball Valves Ltd was purchased by the AVS...

Emerson adds stainless steel transmitter housing to its Vortex flowmeter family

Stainless steel housing increases reliability and longevity of the Rosemount® 8800D Series in corrosive environments Emerson Process Management announces the expansion of its Ro...

Hardide Coatings Secures AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification

Hardide Coatings, which develops and applies tungsten carbide-based hard coatings, has secured AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification for its UK manufacturing facility in ...

Bestobell Valves Launch New Fire Safe LNG/LPG Globe Valves

Bestobell Valves, leading manufacturer of cryogenic valves, has extended its product range to include a new LNG/LPG globe valve, fire tested and certified to EN ISO 10497:2004 and ...

ASCO Numatics extends Valve Range : Series 067 Rocker Isolation Valve range with higher pressure ratings and larger nominal diameter

ASCO Numatics has expanded its Series 067 range of Rocker Isolation Valves with the introduction of higher pressure ratings and larger nominal diameters. The new solenoid valves ha...

Econosto don’t Gamble with Project Success

The Project team at Econosto UK is headed up by Jamie Gamble who, after several years in project sales, last year took on the challenge of running the busy Projects office. Jamie h...

The Alco Valves Group™ opens new Valve and Technical Centre

Alco Valves group’s new Instrumentation Valve, Double Block & Bleed and piping interface solutions Sales and Technical Center in Houston, Texas. Alco Valves Group, a global lead...

New Eurocheck non-return valve range provides reduced cost and eases installation : Cast iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK has developed an exclusive new range of versatile, modular non-return valves

The Eurocheck range will significantly reduce customers’ stock holding without compromising the flexibility to quickly respond to design changes, while also reducing the total cost...

BEL Valves recruits new talent

BEL Valves are continuing their trend in recruiting new talent in support of business growth Alison Ennis joins an already strong Sales and Marketing team as Marketing Manag...

Hi Flow Valves Ltd appoints David Cartlidge as Business Development Manager

Hi Flow Valves Ltd, a stockist and distributor of industrial control valves is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cartlidge as Business Development Manager for their Mild...

Truflo Marine appoint of new Sales & Marketing Manager

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to announce that it has appointed Simon Hingley as Sales & Marketing Manager Prior to joining Truflo Marine Simon was Head of Business Developme...

ETEC Comany Profile

eTec Engineering Services Ltd (eTec) was formed by ex Boving valve design engineers in 2006 as a Design and Project Management company, to provide valve engineering services to the...

Planned maintenance saves costs

Hertel Valve and Rotating Services’ experience in maintaining and servicing valves and rotating equipment has been built from working in some of the most demanding environments ...

AUMA Launches Generation .2

The new Generation .2 multi-turn actuator range SA 07.2 – 16.2 and new actuator controls AC 01.2 have been launched by AUMA: the products will be ready for order and delivery from ...

MCE Group plc

Through the recent expansion of our valve services department, we can now offer relief valve testing supported by trained technicians to undertake your RV testing ‘In Situ’ - Our e...

Emerson introduces new Fisher® Regulator Series

Emerson introduces new Fisher® Regulator Series and trim options that maximise uptime and reduce noise output EZHSO Series Regulator and Whisper Trim technology ensure gas deliv...

Preventive Maintenance of Valves with Wachs Exercising Equipment

E.H. Wachs has been manufacturing valve turning equipment for over 40 years; this experience has proved pivotal to producing the equipment that is available today. From the portabl...

AUMA supports Scottish Water scheme

Two years since AUMA completed a site survey at Scottish Water’s Castle Moffat water treatment works (WTW), the actuator supplier reports on how its modular actuation technology ha...

Scheduled and emergency valve maintenance: How high quality aftercare is all part of the service at Koso Kent Introl

It’s highly likely that at some stage in its life, a control, choke or rotary valve will need to be either repaired or replaced. Although this might be during a scheduled shutdown,...

New Explosive Decompression Perfluoroelastomer for Oil and Gas Valves

High performance seals specialist, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) has announced a new explosive decompression resistant perfluoroelastomer for seals used in ultra-aggressive, ...

Flowserve Cartridge Valves used in Thorp Nuclear Project

Flowserve Flow Control has supplied sixteen Worcester F911 cartridge valves for a new Medium Active Salt Free Evaporator (MASFE) installation at the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plan...

Emerson expands dirty service control valve solutions: Expanded Fisher® line offers cavitation control for a broad range of severe service applications

Emerson Process Management has expanded the line of Fisher® dirty service control valve solutions to include the NotchFlo™ DST valve and Fisher DST control valve trim. With the exp...

Steam Today and Steam Tomorrow

Brian Johnston from Spirax Sarco discusses in this 3rd and final article in the series, how the flexibility and versatility of steam is demonstrated by looking at some of its pot...

Control Valve Solutions lift off with great success : By Mick Beavers – Managing Director

2009 was a year to remember for Control Valve Solutions. The company started trading on 25th March and within 10 months we had achieved what seemed impossible at the outset. We fin...

Rotork – High-Tech Upgrade : Rotork valve actuators assist high-tech upgrade at sewage membrane treatment plant

The Wessex Water sewage treatment works at Swanage utilises state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor technology to produce high quality effluent that exceeds EU standards and is cleane...

A company profile by Actuated Solutions Ltd

The Company Actuated Solutions is the UK’s leading independent supplier of valve automation products. Founded in 2003 and ISO 9001 certified, the company has a sales and design t...

ASCO Numatics expands range of miniature solenoid valves

New G¼" version joins the existing G1/8" range of 256/356 series valves with brass or stainless steel bodies, for installations that demand fast operation and frequent use. ASCO...

Stewarts - Swivemas® Close Couple System

Stewarts unique integral ‘Swivemas’® joint allows close coupling of virtually any of our range of valves and pressure gauges and accessories. Stewarts Swivemas® Close Couple ...

Rotork Acquire Ralph A. Hiller Company Inc.

Rotork plc, the world leading actuator manufacturer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ralph A. Hiller Company Inc. (Hiller) a designer and manufacturer of nuclear actuator...

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