Valve User Issue 17 Articles

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Interesting Times

‘May you live in interesting times’ is purported to be an ancient Chinese curse, or perhaps a proverb, depending upon who’s theories you subscribe to. Either way it generally means...

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

Princes of Wales are highly topical at the moment, so here Rob Bartlett is pictured wearing a BVAA hat at the castle where investitures take place – but do you know where it is? Th...

BVAA at Valve World 2012: The proposed Group Stand at Valve World.

Plans are at an advanced stage for a BVAA Group Stand at Valve World 2012. Working closely with Dusseldorf Messe, Platform Europe and Show Carriage, BVAA will take a small number o...

Like a Free Users’ Manual?

Just sign up for a BVAA Training Course! From May 2011 onwards, BVAA will be issuing every BVAA course attendee with a free copy of the latest, 6th Edition Valve & Actuator Users’ ...

Actuator Co-operation at BVAA

On 8th March, BVAA hosted a joint meeting of the BVAA and BSI Actuators WGs at BVAA HQ, Banbury (UK). Important changes are being proposed to the mounting interface standards ISO 5...

Marketing at BVAA HQ: BVAA’s Marketing Committee

On 5th April 2010 BVAA hosted another meeting of the association’s Marketing Committee at our Banbury offices. The marketing function of the BVAA has grown massively in recent year...

Executive and Yorkshire Regional Meeting

On 14/15 March, the BVAA Yorkshire Regional Meeting took place in conjunction with a regular meeting of the BVAA Executive Committee. Always popular, these dinners are a welcome so...

More New Members!

Other new members include: Sipos Aktorik Robert Cort Ltd CPI Systems Flowstream International Mogas San Precision Engineering Ltd 3B Controls Ltd ...

Adanac Midlands Opens Its Doors

Adanac have recently marked the opening of Midlands Sales office. After continued growth and investment, it was seen as a necessary step for Adanac to have a Midlands base from whi...

ASCO Numatics New Catalogue

ASCO Numatics new catalogue covers pilot valves and systems for the process industry. World leader ASCO Numatics had announced a major new catalogue covering its comprehensive r...

Industry welcomes Office for Nuclear Regulation: The UK Nuclear Industry has warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement of the creation of an independent Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Keith Parker, chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association commented: “We believe it is vital if the UK is to deal effectively with the new challenges resulting from the ...

AUMA Production Manager Celebrates 25 Years Service

Production Manager for AUMA’s UK subsidiary, Jim Mills, has celebrated 25 years working for the manufacturer of modular electric actuators. Company growth over the last quarter cen...

PPE’s Taste and Taint Free Elastomer Seal

Taste and taint free, the new sealing material for potable water from Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a unit of IDEX Corp., meets the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) ...

Updated Cee Vee!

Cee Vee Ltd recently joined the BVAA, and already has some exciting news regarding one of their major suppliers. Cee Vee is the UK distributor for Finnish valve manufacturer Hög...

Rotork’s Automation Project: Valve automation delivers centralised monitoring and control to pipeline network

A programme of valve motorisation is a central feature of an extensive automation project that will obtain, store and process data in real time from a network of liquid hydrocarbon...

Flowserve ValveSight available for Limitorque actuators

Flowserve have recently announced the release of Flowserve ValveSight™ for the Limitorque MX/QX family of smart electric actuators. ValveSight for Limitorque provides enhanced diag...

Emerson enhances Fisher® GX Control Valve Range

Emerson enhances Fisher® GX Control valve range, making it suitable for wider range of applications Severe service trim capabilities, cryogenic construction and a PSA version ad...

KKI signs Brazil agreement

Brighouse-based KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) has signed a five-year agency agreement with Brazilian firm RTS Valvulas that will help KKI to increase its presence in Brazil. The deal will...

SIPOS’ subterranean solution

Latest underground conduction systems are being supported by SIPOS Aktorik’s actuators. A new design uses concrete rings as an alternative to shafts and tunnels. Requiring no maint...

Shipham Launch New Composite Valve Range

Shipham Valves acquisition of the AVT product range in 2008 displayed the company’s commitment and determination to remain at the forefront of materials technologies for valves for...

Severe Punishments for Counterfeiting

The Weir Group announces an historic Chinese court decision against counterfeiters In May 2011, a Chinese Court handed down criminal sentences and monetary fines of unpreceden...

Rotork CVA Selected For Demanding Control Valve Duty

A power station in New Hampshire which burns both natural gas and low sulphur fuel oil has installed a Rotork CVA electric control valve actuator to help reduce maintenance costs a...

Robert Cort joins the Flow Group

Robert Cort, the Reading-based manufacturer of pipeline ball and gate valves, has been acquired by the Yorkshire-based Flow Group Ltd, suppliers of specialist valve solutions to th...

New Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve: New Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve Helps Control Noise and Cavitation

Flowserve Corporation recently introduced the new Flowserve Valbart Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve (TMCBV), which is designed to reduce noise, control cavitation and provide i...

Rotork’s latest electro-hydraulic valve actuators

The Rotork Skilmatic self-contained electro-hydraulic valve actuator range combines the simplicity of electrical operation with the precision of hydraulic actuation and the reliabi...

New Non-Executive Director for Hardide Coatings : Former oil industry entrepreneur Bruce Robinson appointed

Hardide Coatings, the advanced metal surface coatings company, has appointed Bruce Robinson as a non-executive Director. Mr Robinson brings extensive experience of the internati...

Heap & Partners - And the winner is…

Miss Debby Soetan, a Biofuels research engineer at Heap & Partners has won a national engineering award and the prize is a trip around the World!! Every year the Institute of En...

The Fastest Ever Valve Manufacture?

John Mills Valves, the Newcastle-based non-ferrous valve manufacturer with its own foundry, is renowned for being able to make valves on short leadtimes, and recently they achieved...

Rotork Expands Training Facilities

Rotork’s comprehensive valve actuation training activities have expanded with the opening of purpose-built facilities at Rotork Singapore in response to the continuous growth of Ro...

Pressure Tech... alongside Haskel at OTC

There’s a major breakthrough for innovative UK regulator manufacturers Pressure Tech as they have been invited to exhibit alongside giant US corporation Haskel at OTC in Houston on...

Midland-ACS launches Pressure Regulator

Midland-ACS launches a high-integrity pressure regulator for the pneumatic control systems that are widely used for valve actuation in the oil, gas and other processing industries....

AUMA Expands Training Services

Supporting AUMA’s expansion of its training services for actuation, a dedicated facility has been established at AUMA’s new UK premises. Additionally, Steve Farrow, who first joine...

PPE Presses Ahead to Meet Global Customer Demand: Increased Production Capacity Will Serve Customers Better

High performance seals manufacturer, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a Unit of IDEX Corp., has invested in new production equipment to meet growing demand for Endura seals by ...

John Mills Valves appoint New Sales Manager

John Mills Valves, the non-ferrous valve manufacturer for offshore, marine and industrial valve solutions, has appointed Brett Armer as Sales Manager to extend the range of custome...

Enhanced Actuator Services Offered by AUMA UK

Relocation to new premises by AUMA UK has given the company an opportunity to introduce defined manufacturing cells, a new paint spray booth and expanded packing / despatch areas. ...

Hardide Captures Chemical Process with ATEX Certified Digital Camera

Hardide Coatings, global developer of patented metal coatings, is using a new anti-hazard digital camera from CorDEX Instruments to capture chemical processes that have never bee...

The World’s Largest Gate Valve in Nickel Aluminium Bronze?

Commissioned in 2010 by global EPC contractor Technip, based in Abu Dhabi, Shipham Valves have successfully manufactured a number of large diameter (28" up to 46" Class 150) gate v...

Weir Celebrates 140 Years of Innovative Engineering

2011 marks the 140th anniversary of FTSE 100 engineering company, The Weir Group PLC It was in 1871 that brothers George and James Weir set up the engineering firm of G & J Weir...

Emerson expands cryogenic valve testing: Emerson expands cryogenic valve testing to meet growing demand for LNG applications

Emerson Process Management has expanded the test facilities at its control valve manufacturing plant at Cernay, France to include tests at cryogenic temperatures. The tests are sui...

Control Valve Actuators: Their Impact on Control and Variability

By Chris Warnett, Rotork Process Controls In a process plant, the general function of a control valve is to restrict the opening of the valve so it affects the flow or pressure...

Apprentices Join KOSO Kent Introl

Yorkshire-based engineering firm, KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), has taken on four new apprentice engineers, offering them the opportunity to develop specialist engineering skills, whilst...

Gometrics Appoints Pressure Tech

Leading Spanish distributor GoMetrics has appointed UK regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech to supply the important Spanish market. This is a significant move by the Barcelona-...

Rotork’s Compact Automatic Filter Enables Final Effluent Recycling

A compact Rotork actuated automatic backwashing filter is providing reliable, efficient and economical filtration of final effluent for drum thickener washing duty at a sewage trea...

Leeds Valve appoint new Sales Manager

Leeds Valve, world leaders in the manufacture and supply of butterfly valves for niche applications, has appointed David Cartlidge as Sales Manager to develop global markets. Da...

Crane’s New XOMOX® XLB Lined Ball Valve: Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Launches New XOMOX® XLB Lined Ball Valve

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, XOMOX® recently announced that is has started shipping its new XLB Lined Ball Valve. The patented design of this new global lined ball valve (GLBV...

Adanac - 25 years and still going strong!: Adanac co-founder Michael Ball reflects on the last 25 years. From humble beginnings to global supply

Adanac commenced trading nearly 25 years ago on Dec 1st 1986, formed by Michael and Susan Ball following their return from Canada, with some initial assistance from Susan’s father,...

Shipham Valves gains UL/FM listings for Ni Aluminium Bronze Gate Valves

Shipham Valves have successfully gained UL/FM listing for a range of Ni Aluminium Bronze Gate Valves (2" to 16" port diameter Class 150/300) that formed part of a multi-million dol...

K Controls New Valve Position Monitor

K Controls announce an important addition to their range of valve position monitors for use in hazardous atmospheres and hostile environments The 007-100 Exd IIC Position Monito...

Emerson Expands Fieldvue™ Digital Valve Controllers

Emerson expands Fieldvue™ digital valve controllers to include FDT/DTM system interface. Easily integrated with all process control host systems Emerson’s Fisher® FIELDVUE digit...

A Model of British Manufacturing: Koso Kent Introl

Recently, much has been made of the fact that manufacturing is leading the way in Britain’s fragile economic recovery, and that this sector is embracing the need to invest, in or...

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™: Executive Elected to BVAA Executive Committee

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ is pleased to announce that David Jones, Vice President and General Manager of its Saunders brand, has been elected to stand on the British Valve &...

Tyco’s New Literature for Oil and Gas Industry

Tyco Valves & Controls has released new literature for its specialist range of subsea valves & actuators used in the oil and gas industry. Two new brochures, Tyco Subsea Valve Solu...

Leeds Valve help Jersey Go Green

Leeds Valve is assisting the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) and the States of Jersey in a major £105 million Energy from Waste project that will provide clean, green energy to th...

Rotork RC200 valve actuators: Croatian water treatment plant selects Rotork RC200 valve actuators

Rotork RC200 series pneumatic actuators have been installed for valve control and operation in a new water treatment plant at the Sisak Power Plant, south of Zagreb in Croatia. ...

Pressure Tech is Going Places

Derbyshire-based regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech is on the move, in more ways than one. First, the rapidly-growing company has outgrown its existing headquarters and is moving...

Zoedale Expand Valve Range: Zoedale Plc is pleased to announce the expansion of the highly successful Magnatrol Solenoid Valve range

Since it was established in 1976, Zoedale Plc has been recognised in the UK solenoid valve market place for their extremely successful cryogenic solenoid valves for liquid oxygen (...

Rotork Profibus DTM Receives Certification

The Rotork Device Type Manager (DTM), providing enhanced commissioning and asset management benefits for Profibus-enabled Rotork valve actuators, has received Certification fro...

Emerson Appoints Excel as Approved Repairer of Fisher® Valves

Excel to provide factory-specified, workshop-based repairs using genuine Fisher parts Emerson Process Management has recently appointed Excel Engineering Services as an approved...

Expanding CVS’ Sales Manager Under The Spotlight

Control Valve Solutions’ 5 year growth plan is on target following another set of exceptional year end results. The company continues to expand with more staff for its ISO 9001:200...

Hardide Coatings appoints Projects Manager to assist diversification and growth plans

Hardide Coatings has appointed Phil Lund as projects manager to accelerate the conversion of development projects across a range of industry sectors into commercial sales. Mr Lu...

Economical High Temperature Control Valves

Leeds Valve has established an area where their low cost high temperature valves meet a distinct market need. There are certain applications where the fully rated shut off capabili...

Arc Energy Resources Company Profile

Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding services. This provides the ideal solution against corrosion and wear for the protection of val...

Whose Terminology?

A clearly defined and understood language is an essential requirement within any industry so that all participants including manufacturers, engineering consultants, purchasers, dis...

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Valve User Magazine Issue 17
Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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