Valve User Issue 18 Articles

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Off to Offshore!: by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Welcome to this latest edition of Valve User magazine, which has been produced especially for Offshore Europe 2011. ‘OE’ - the bi-annual Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Abe...

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

We never ceased to be amazed at how well travelled the BVAA Hat has become! Here Dave Bowen, Business Development Manager for Shipham Valves, is photographed... well where? There’s...

Managing Commercial Risk

The BVAA is launching a new course entitled ‘An Introduction to Managing Commercial Risk, Contracts & Agreements.’ This one day training session is designed to raise awareness ...

Multi-Event at Celtic Manor!

On the 6/7th July, BVAA combined a regional meeting and dinner with the Association’s management meetings at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. The venue proved a real hit with members,...

Combined BVAA / BSI

On 12th July, BVAA hosted another combined meeting of the BVAA and BSI valve technical groups at BVAA HQ, Banbury. Following on from similar recent events, this meeting merged the ...

BVAA Expands!

Due to increased demand for the BVAA training courses, we have recently agreed to double the size of the BVAA HQ in Banbury. The existing offices will be converted into a large...

Valve World 2012, &

BVAA have already made plans for a BVAA Membersonly Group Stand at Valve Word Dusseldorf in 2012, but following on from the success of the VW Americas show, it is also our intentio...

More New Members!:

BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include: -...

Adanac completes 1000th Fugitive Emissions test

On 7th July 2011, Adanac carried out our 1000th Fugitive Emissions test. After completing our first test in May 2004, we have never looked back! ‘Fugitive emissions’ are emissio...

EPSG Ethernet POWERLINK Conference visits the UK

Free conference shows how a consistent and well integrated solution of robotics, machine vision, pneumatics and motion and control, could boost your automation performance To pr...

Emerson enhances control valve sizing & selection software: Fisher® Specification Manager software update adds flexibility and speed

Emerson Process Management has released an updated version of its Fisher® Specification Manager software, enhancing ease of use and adding flexibility to this widely-utilised valve...

Flowserve Announces Limitorque QXM Smart Valve Actuator: New Design Helps Lower Total Cost of Ownership for a Variety of Applications

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

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Relocates Headquarters

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® is pleased to announce the new location of its head office to 4526 Research Forest Drive, Suite 400, The Woodlands, TX 77381 (USA). The new 20,000 squa...

ARC Energy: Increasing the life expectancy of valves & actuators

Corrosion is the ultimate dirty word, leading to a waste of precious natural resources and creating problems for those entrusted with the processing and handling of aggressive liqu...

BEL Valves - Going in deep: by Chris Williamson, Director of Product Development

Oil and gas operators are increasingly seeking to explore and develop reserves in deeper waters, at higher pressures and temperatures and in more onerous conditions. But what are t...

CPI - Composite Valves Come of Age!

With 32 Years of continuous production and over 300,000 valves in use worldwide, CPI’s supplier Nil-Cor have built up a wealth of experience. Since making its first Composite Ba...

New Era for Econosto in the UK

A lot happens in two years. At the last Offshore Europe exhibition in 2009, no-one at Econosto UK could have predicted the deluge of new product opportunities that was to come. Dut...

CPI - Light Weight Valves for Hypochlorite Service

Nil-Cor 410 Advanced Composite was specially formulated to provide a valve material that would provide maximum corrosion resistance when handling Sodium Hypochlorite and difficult ...

Hardide coated ball valves pass ISO 10497 fire test

Hardide Coatings’ ultra-hard tungsten carbide CVD coating has passed BS EN ISO 10497 fire-testing on several sizes of metal-seated ball valves designed and manufactured by Aberdeen...

PPE - BioFuels Acidity Poses Storage Risk

The higher acidity of biofuels, compared with traditional oil-based fuels, will increase the risk of leaks in equipment used to store and handle the fuels, according to high perfor...

CPI - Composite Pneumatic Actuators Resist External Corrosion

In the past Epoxy Filled Composite Actuators have been used as an alternative to Epoxy Coated Aluminium Actuators in areas where external corrosion is a problem. CPI (Pneumatics) L...

Practical use of Detonation Flame Arresters

The use of detonation arresters as a means of explosion protection in industries handling flammable liquids, vapours and gases is widespread but is often widely misunderstood - a s...

Emerson Actuator Works Faultlessly After 20 Years

Emerson Actuator Works Faultlessly After 20 Years in Arduous Offshore DUTY - Installed on riser ESD valve, the actuator was the most powerful of its type at time of installation. ...

Testing times at KKI

Valve testing has come a long way since Koso Kent Introl built it first bespoke test facility in the yard of its Factory 2 site in Brighouse, back in the 1980s. The ‘giraffe ho...

K Controls - Sub-Sea Valve Actuator Position Monitors

K Controls manufactures an extensive range of subsea valve actuator position monitors for on/off or modulating applications. The maximum depth of submersion for different versions ...

Selecting Elastomers For High Pressure, Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) Applications

In applications where RGD is a possibility, valve OEMs and end-users require parts moulded from elastomers designed and proven to be resistant to this mode of failure. As a gen...

Addressing Explosion Protection for Offshore Actuation

With electric valve operation playing a key role in oilfield applications, AUMA has observed that the ability to perform in hazardous areas is essential to product design. In this ...

Valve World Americas 2011: A Review by Christian Borrmann, Valve World magazine

After years of requests from both valve companies and end-users, on 21 & 22 June 2011 the premiere staging of Valve World Conference & Expo Americas took place in Houston, Texas. T...

Tyco Flow Control Develops Custom- Designed Bled Steam Check Valves

Tyco Flow Control has developed an advanced Fasani bled steam check valve specifically for supercritical coal-fired power stations. The valve was customengineered for a major turbi...

Pressure Tech in clov-er in S.Korea

Rapidly expanding UK regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech has secured a further large order from the lucrative South Korean market. A major supplier of actuator control systems for...

Hobbs Fire Safe Nickel Aluminium Bronze Valves

Hobbs Valve are proud to announce that we been awarded the Lloyds Register Inspection Certificate for Fire Safe Nickel Aluminium Bronze Valves. As a result of this accreditatio...

Crane Take Part in Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition: Crane ChemPharma and Crane Energy Flow Solutions Take Part in Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ and Crane Energy Flow Solutions®, leading providers of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, are pleased to announc...

Emerson’s New Pinch Valve: New pinch valve from Emerson now allows automated control of low volume, clean and sterile liquids

Emerson Process Management introduces its Baumann™ 85000 sanitary pinch valve for low flow rate, low pressure control of sterile liquids within both the biotechnical and pharmaceut...

Crane Co. Acquires W.T. Armatur Gmbh & Co. KG

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, a Crane Co. business and a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, is pleased to announce its ac...

Review of RFID Technology For The Offshore Industry: In 2010 the RFID market growth was 14%. Interest in the Offshore Industry and associated Service Companies is gathering momentum.

In brief, RFID technology is proving to be successful and is definitely here to stay as it offers full traceability of assets such as drilling equipment, mechanical equipment, tool...

Koso Kent Introl, Opens Third Factory

Koso Kent Introl (KKI), is making a sevenfigure investment in its business that will increase manufacturing capacity, improve process efficiencies and maintain quality excellence, ...

Crane Launches New Lined Pipe System: Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ launches new lined pipe system for extreme temperatures - Resistoflex®ATL PTFE advanced technology liner

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, recently announced the introduction of its new Resistofl...

ASCO Numatics Introduces ATEX Certified Valve Islands: ASCO Numatics introduces ATEX certified valve islands for mounting in fieldbus remote I/O cabinets. Unique features enable easier installation, commis

ASCO Numatics introduces an ATEX certified solenoid valve manifold that is ideally suited to installation in cabinets containing fieldbus remote I/O. The valve island is ATEX Certi...

Nuclear Industry Welcomes “Clear” Government Energy Framework: The UK’s civil nuclear trade association has welcomed today’s publication of the Government’s finalised National Policy Statements (NPS) following ext

The NPS provide a “clear pathway” for the UK’s energy future, according to Keith Parker, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association. He welcomed their publication, whi...

Rotork CVA Electric Actuators Guards Against Oil Spillages: Failsafe duty for Rotork CVA electric actuators guards against accidental oil spillages

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuator is providing a critical failsafe function on packaged oil-water separator (dewatering) units supplied to a refinery in Antwe...

Emerson Supplies Over 1000 Control Valves: Emerson Supplies Over 1000 control valves to help extend life of one of the world’s largest natural gas fields

NAM maximises gas production and centralises control of production using Emerson’s Fisher® control valves and AMS ValveLink™ predictive maintenance software. Emerson Process Ma...

ASCO Numatics Announces ATEX Approval for Valve Islands With G3 Electronics

ASCO Numatics announces that its Series 2005 valve islands with G3 electronics are now certified to ATEX category 3 zone 2-22 for explosive atmospheres, enabling the benefits of th...

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

A brief review of Valve Casting Weld repairs by Barrie Kirkman, BSc CEng MIMech, Executive Consultant to the Offshore, Petrochemical and Chemical Industry A brief review of valv...

Acquisition of Long-Standing Agent Creates Rotork Norway

Rotork is pleased to announce the acquisition of Valco Valves and Automation AS, the group’s long-standing sales and service agent in Norway Valco Valves and Automation, which w...

Crane at First Valve World Americas Conference & Expo: Crane Flow Solutions showcases breadth of industry solutions at First Valve World Americas Conference & Expo

Featuring products from their extensive line of products for fluid handling applications in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, power and refining industries, Crane ChemPharma ...

Croatian Water Treatment Plant Chooses Rotork 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. ...

Flowserve Signs agreement With Brazilian Pulp Plant: Flowserve announces agreement to provide valves for brazilian pulp plant

Flowserve Corporation recently announced it has signed a purchase agreement with Eldorado Celulose e Papel, S.A., a Brazilian pulp company, to supply control and on-off valves for ...

Hobbs Valve Provide The Solution Yet Again

Hobbs Valve can now offer a product suitable for Fire Safe Certified Applications free of graphite eliminating the potential for Galvanic Corrosion between Duplex Valves and Graphi...

Alpha Controls’ Range of Accessories

To complement our range of Pneumatic Rack and Pinion Actuators take a look at of comprehensive range of Accessories. Switch boxes, Double Magnetic Sensors for Namur mount - Saf...

Colson – A Company Profile

A West Yorkshire based valve manufacturer is on the move again. Colson Industries Ltd who are one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of instrumentation and bespoke ...

Rotork Delivers Isolating And Control Valve Actuation: Rotork delivers all-electric isolating and control valve actuation for gas plants

Rotork actuators are fulfilling the all-electric specification for valve control on new gas dehydration units constructed at seven sites in the Transylvanian region of Romania. The...

Flowserve Certified By Saudi Aramco: Flowserve announces certification to supply control valves to Saudi Aramco

Flowserve Corporation recently announced that its manufacturing plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, operated by Flowserve Abahsain Flow Control Company Ltd. (FLS/ABA), has been certifie...

Alpha Controls Ltd

Alpha Controls Ltd is committed to excellent customer service and has established partnerships with many major companies throughout the engineering industry in our 40+ year history...

Total Carbide’s intraformTM Process Opens New Design Possibilities

BVAA member Total Carbide is launching a new process to produce tungsten carbide components with complex internal forms for use in harsh environments such as valves operating in hi...

Generic Review of Valve Issues Facing The End User Today

I am now in my 40th year in the industry and would like to share some generic data concerning issues facing the industry today. General valve issue data The data for issues exp...

Rotork Actuators in Waste Water Treatment Project: Rotork valve actuators in ‘landmark’ waste water treatment project

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric valve actuation technology will assist the operation of the largest and most advanced waste water treatment, water reuse and sludge treatment plan...

Induchem Partners With MOGAS to represent FlexStream® Technology in Scotland

Induchem (UK) Limited and MOGAS Industries, Ltd. have made a representation agreement enabling Induchem to represent MOGAS’ high performance FlexStream® severe service control valv...

New Metso valve selection software Nelprof 6: First on the market for safety valve optimisation

Complete selection tool for all intelligent automated process valves Metso has released Nelprof 6 valve sizing software. The new version extends earlier Nelprof™ versions with tw...

CVS Appointed Fisher Approved Service Provider

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) is now one of only four companies in the UK certified through Emerson as a Fisher Approved Service Provider (FASP) for its purpose built control valve...

May Breaks All Records at Pressure Tech

Forget the British weather. At Derbyshire-based regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech, May has broken all records – for orders! The eleven year old company’s previous best month ...

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