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BVAA Technical Activity - June 2022

Each month, the BVAA Principal Technical Consultant, Peter Dix, provides members with a Technical Activity report for the previous month. Here are the highlights from the June report: Brexit PED / PE(S)R Update The UK Government ...

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BVAA Working Groups

The BVAA has two outstanding technical discussion bodies, exclusively open to BVAA Members. These are the Valve Working Group and Actuator Working Group. Valve Working Group What is it? The BVAA Valve WG (VWG) is the ...

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Comment by BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett

As a young greenhorn new to the trade association world, I once got drawn into a conversation where some members’ technical representatives were recounting tales of how personnel had met their ends at work. The tales got ever more ...

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BVAA Team Training Day

The BVAA are strong advocates of investing in staff, life-long learning and continuous professional development. Which is why, when the opportunity arises, we ensure our own team’s knowledge is increased and updated.  Like most ...

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Advanced Valve Solutions - HD2000/200LM Thermal Compensating Globe Valve

5 Benefits of the HD2000 /200LM Thermal compensating Globe Valve

  • "Tight is tight"Use of cup springs maintain a constant tight seal, between plug and seat during thermal fluctuations.
  • Forged not castPersta forge their valve ...

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  • Advanced Valve Solutions - Valves & More is back!

    Our successful Valves and More training seminar in Germany returned with our first in person gathering in May. The seminar continued online during Covid but AVS, Hora and Persta are glad to be back doing what they do enjoy, hosting a free ...

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    Gee Graphite’s FPS-GEE Energised - helping reduce costs and fugitive emissions

    The FPS-GEE Energised IQR System is a full range of products and services designed to eliminate costly plant leakage problems and help reduce your fugitive emissions footprint. Our system allows us to Identify, Quantify & Rectify your ...

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    KSB Group’s future-proof diaphragm valves for drinking water

    Valves installed in drinking water transport systems have to meet stringent demands, both in terms of design and materials employed. To satisfy these requirements the KSB Group's SISTO Armaturen S.A. in Luxembourg has ...

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    Hardide Coatings Ltd Achieves Nadcap® Gold Merit Status

    Oxfordshire-based Hardide Coatings Ltd has demonstrated its continued commitment to quality, achieving Nadcap® Gold Merit status after its recent audit, joining a select number of organisations to be awarded this highest ...

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    Oxford Flow grows workforce by 80% and eyes global expansion

    Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for energy, ...

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    INTOCO - 50 years old…and stronger than ever!

    July 14th 2022 marked Intoco Special Steels & Alloys fiftieth birthday! Over the last five decades the business has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of Europe’s largest independent stockholders of speciality stainless ...

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    Flowserve’s Valtek® FlowTop Control Valve for General Service

    Flowserve has improved the design of the Valtek FlowTop control valve to meet the global requirements for general service and moderately severe service applications. The new FlowTop General Service valve builds on the proven FlowTop GS ...

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    Flowserve RedRaven IOT Solutions Expands to Valves

    RedRaven advanced IoT condition monitoring helps plants monitor valve performance and proactively identify and address issues before they become failures. It works with existing digital positioners or additional sensors to alert you when ...

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    Oliver Valves’ New Slimline Monoflanges for Cold Service

    NEW PRODUCT Traditionally within LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) plants, there are ‘cold service’ applications and cryogenic. Cold service is typically between -29degreesC (-20degF) and -50degreesC (-58degF). Valving for cold ...

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    Inefficient actuators upgraded to Rotork intelligent electric actuation at a water adventure site

    IQ3 actuators from Rotork have improved and modernised the flow control system at a White Water centre in the north-east of England, UK. The Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is an activity and sports site. Visitors can go ...

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    Festo’s solution helps achieve a twenty-fold increase in production

    A twenty-fold increase in production was the goal of the Croatian car cosmetics company Alfa Car. To achieve this, the entire production cycle, housed in a new production plant, was automated. Festo supplied a complete solution for more ...

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    3t EnerMech to exclusively provide ECITB training in Angola and Guyana

    3t EnerMech has signed a four-year exclusivity agreement with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) to become the sole provider of its licenced training in Angola and Guyana. The strategic alliance between 3t Energy ...

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    EnerMech secures over $128 million in new contract wins in Africa, Middle East and Caspian

    Global integrated solutions specialist EnerMech has secured a number of OPEX and CAPEX contracts in core and new markets totalling $128 million across its Africa, Middle East and Caspian locations. This success follows a programme of ...

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    WIKA’s New Fitting Series for High-Pressure Instrumentation

    For the instrumentation of high-pressure applications, WIKA has provided a new series of fittings and accessories. The fittings, under the model designation HPFA, are designed for pressures from 15,000 to 60,000 psi (1,034 to 4,136 ...

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    Emerson’s New Valves for Hydrogen Fueling Stations

    15,000 pounds-per-square-inch double block bleed and hand valves offer redundant protection from high pressure and superior sealing technology to avoid leaks  Emerson has launched the Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article


    ARI-Armaturen UK Ltd – Servicing and Maintenance Contracts

    ARI-Armaturen is a German valve manufacturer with over 70 years of experience in the steam and heat transfer fluids industry. All ARI valves and steam traps are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO:9001 in our ...

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    BVAA New Member - Actuation Lab

    Actuation Lab is combining innovations in materials, manufacturing, and origami-inspired design to build a new breed of flow control technologies. Actuation Lab’s first product is the Callimorph® actuator, which takes the nuts ...

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    ASL’s Quarter-turn Electric Actuators now SIL Rated as Standard

    The HQ Series of quarter-turn electric actuators has been sold in the UK by Actuated Solutions Ltd (ASL), for nearly 20 years and remains one of the most popular electric actuators on the market today.  These compact, hard-wearing ...

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    Hot Spot EN 558:2022 Face-to-face and Centre-to-face Dimensions of Metal Valves for use in Flanged Pipe Systems - PN and Class Designated Valves Published

    What is it?The latest edition of EN 558 has now been published by CEN and is available to purchase. This standard specifies the face-to-face (FTF) and centre-to-face (CTF) dimensions for PN and Class designated metal valves used in flanged ...

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    BVAA - Meet the Trainer

    About Peter Dix Peter is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has over thirty years’ experience in the valve industry, working as a Technical Director and General Manager for some of the ...

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    Meet the Member – TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

    TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, a world-leading authority on flow measurement, has been at the forefront of flow measurement technology for over 60 years. It is also the UK’s Designated Institute for Flow ...

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    The CALDER QUICKSET™ Safety Relief Valve Tester from H&S Tool Holdings

    New SRV/PRV Valve Testing Unit – Launched 7 July 2022 40 years ago, CALDER began manufacturing Valve Testers because founder, John Emmitte, realized that companies were not testing valves properly. Even today, many pressure ...

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    Hot Spot UK Government Announces Measures to Ease the Introduction of UKCA Marking Requirements

    What is it? The UK Government have announced changes attempting to make it simpler for members to apply UKCA marking to valve and actuator products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales. These measures are aimed at easing ...

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    Comment by BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett

    Is it the glorious sunshine? Is it the newfound air of freedom we’re all feeling after two years of lockdown? Or is it perhaps the proverbial tender green shoots of a recovery? Whatever it is, there’s a definite whiff of ...

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    BVAA Future Leaders Programme

    A few months into the BVAA Future Leaders Programme and we are really getting into the meatier topics. The recent June sessions however were truly exceptional. Day 1 was hosted by BVAA members Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article


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