Valve User Issue 22 Articles

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Invest in the Future!

Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine! In a time of continued doom and gloom in the general economy, it is very refreshing indeed to see the majority of BVAA memb...

BVAA & NOF Energy launch Business Development Partnership

The BVAA and NOF Energy - the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors - have formed a new Business Development Partnership. The aim ...

Marketing Focus

On 17th May 2012, a small, combined group of the BVAA Board and Marketing Committee met to refocus the Association’s Marketing activities. Core subjects included the roll out of th...

Actuator WG Discusses ‘Repair’

On 23rd May 2012, several manufacturers drawn from the BVAA’s Actuator Working Group met at Flowserve Limitorque’s Newbury facility to discuss the actuation aspects of BVAA’s draft...

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

Our itinerant BVAA hats continue their travels, these days nobly helping readers complete some significant challenges, all in aid of good causes. Pictured below right is Katie ...

Achema 2012

As it comes around only every three years, expectations were high for this June’s international exhibition and congress for the chemical engineering, environmental protection and b...

BVAA AGM Announced

BVAA’s AGM, Mini-Conference and Dinner Dance has just been announced will be held this year at the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland, on Friday 7th December 2012. Bookin...

BVAA Golf Day

Following on from the hugely successful BVAA Golf Day at Celtic Manor in the autumn, BVAA were delighted to host another ‘society’ day at The Belfry on the 29th May. This time fort...

BVAA Conference: BVAA re-launches Spring Conference

On 30th May 2012, after an extended break of several years, BVAA relaunched its Spring Conference. Previously an exclusively technical event, the new format saw an eclectic mix...

Adanac – Sustainable Efficiency East (SEE)

A free energy audit carried out by West Suffolk College under the SEE (Sustainable Efficiency East) project has led to worthwhile changes for Adanac Valve Specialities Ltd, based i...

Koso Kent Introl further strengthens Brazil presence

For the past decade, KKI has exported its products to the rapidly-developing oil and gas industry in Brazil. To show their commitment to the region, in 2010, the company appointed ...

Approval of Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1

Draft ISO/DIS 28921-1 Industrial valves - Isolating valves for low temperatures application Part 1: Design, manufacturing and production testing The result of the DIS enquiry o...

Actuators’ Role in Asset Management

In this Master Class for Valve User, Ian Sully, Sales and Product Specialist for AUMA UK provides a definition of asset management. The growing importance of the science in process...

EnerMech wins Talisman Contract

Mechanical engineering group EnerMech has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to manage the UK North Sea offshore crane assets of Talisman Energy (UK) Limited. The five...

Control Valve Solutions Appointed as an Offshore Specialist Distributor for ASCO Numatics: Control Valve Solutions (CVS) to offer added value services related to ASCO Numatics pilot valves and solutions

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, has recently appointed Control Valve Solutions (CVS) as an Offshore Specialist Distributor. The agreement will see ASCO Numatics providing valve...

Flowserve Announces SIL 3 Certification for Limitorque MXa Actuator

Flowserve Corporation recently announced the availability of the Limitorque MXa electric actuator with up to a SIL 3 safety rating. The SIL 3 capable rating was obtained from Exida...

AUMA gearboxes support world’s largest hydraulic scheme

AUMA gearboxes have been selected to support the world’s largest hydraulic project. By mid 2012, one million people in the metropolitan region of Caracas in Venezuela will benefit ...

Dichtomatik authorised distributor for Dupont Kalrez seals

Dichtomatik Ltd, specialist supplier of sealing products, has been appointed as authorised UK distributors for the Kalrez range of perfluoroelastomer reliable, long-term sealing pr...

United Utilities returns to Rotork for new actuation framework agreement

Flow control engineering group Rotork is pleased to announce the award of the new framework agreement for the supply of valve actuators to United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed...

Control Valve Solutions - Official Opening of New Flagship Premises

Control Valve Solutions Limited (CVS) has relocated to new flagship premises on the Badentoy Business Park in Portlethen just 6 miles from Aberdeen City Centre where it was previou...

EnerMech Opens in India

Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, is to open its first office in India as a first step in developing a presence in the country’s fast expanding oil and gas sector. Th...

Metallic butterfly valves: ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

ISO/DIS 10631 was approved for acceptance, with 13 out of 14 P - Member countries voting in favour of the DIS. However many technical comments have been received from USA who vo...

ASCO Numatics – Custom Engineered Solution: Self-draining aseptic diaphragm valves with ATEX approval and special flanges are delivered in just six weeks

ASCO Numatics has supplied custom engineered aseptic diaphragm valves to filling machinery manufacturer Sneyders Machineconstructie in Belgium. The special valves will be used in t...

Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC): Enquiry into national regulations for Construction Products

During its last plenary meeting in June 2011, CEN/TC 69 discussed whether industrial valves must be considered as Construction Products. CEN/TC 69 launched an enquiry within CEN/T...

AUMA is approved actuator contractor for Mochovce NPP

AUMA’s ability to supply products to meet the requirements of inside and outside containment was key to the company achieving approved actuator contractor status for Mochovce NPP i...

Steel Check Valves

EN 14341:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel check valves” was submitted to the CEN systematic review in 2011. Following the results of the review, CEN/TC 69 requested its secretari...

HSE cost recovery scheme confirmed to start in October 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval....

Zoedale Plc add a new quarter-turn gearbox range to their actuator combinations

Zoedale is pleased to introduce the SBWG gearbox to their product portfolio, a new series of gearboxes especially designed for quarter-turn actuators. Not only is this new gearb...

Second Generation 007C Control Monitors from K Controls

During the last decade the number of companies specifying integrated “Control Monitors” for on/off pneumatically actuated valves has been increasing. The interest came initially fr...

Essential requirement: Procuring actuated valves

H.S. Pipequipment, a leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, has decades of experience in navigating the international supply chain. He...

KKI employs 18 new people

Yorkshire-based KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) has made 18 new appointments over the last few months, as the specialist control valves manufacturer and supplier continues to grow in Yorksh...

Provalve Continues its Growth initiative

In line with the company’s growth initiative the Yorkshire based Specialist Valve Repair Company Provalve has recently with an investment in excess of One million Pounds more than ...

Pressure Tech Expands Team With Senior Sales Appointment

Hadfield-based manufacturer of pressure regulators to the oil and gas industry, Pressure Tech, has appointed Russell Robinson as Sales Manager for the UK and Europe, to support the...

Installation of new machining centre gets underway at Kent Introl

In the last 12 months, Brighouse-based Koso Kent Introl has made significant investment in facilities, equipment and people to support its ambitious growth plans. For a start, its ...

Industrial Diaphragm Valves MasterClass

BVAA is delighted to announce a NEW one-day Industrial Diaphragm Valves MasterClass Training course, brought to you in conjunction with Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions (Saunders Va...

Rotork’s big valve gearboxes assist the supply of fresh water to Shanghai

Valve gearboxes manufactured by Rotork Gears have been supplied for the operation of giant butterfly valves in a 17 billion Renminbi (RMB) project designed to increase, improve and...

Single market for goods New Legislative Framework: ATEX Directive: 94/9/EC

The ATEX Directive will be updated as part of the new legislative framework alignment. This is intended to bring together the different New Approach Directives so that they use com...

Keep maintenance costs low with in-line repair

To minimise shutdown periods and improve power plant efficiency, Tyco Valves & Controls offers an in-line repairable high pressure globe valve. The Yarway Welbond valve is suitable...

SIPOS commission confirmed for RWE coal plant

SIPOS Aktorik has received confirmation of the commissioning and DCS integration of more than 2,000 SIPOS Aktorik electric actuators at RWE Eemshaven in the Netherlands. Manufactur...

Drax Power Station extends valve actuation framework agreement with Exeeco APS

Exeeco APS (Actuation, Projects and Services) has been providing actuators and services to Drax Power Station since 1973 and as part of the Rotork flow control group is proud to an...

Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC

In 2011 the European Commission announced that the PED is to be aligned to the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for the internal market for goods and Classification, Labelling and P...

Rotork flow control technologies specified for major petroleum storage expansion project in the UAE

Rotork electric and electro-hydraulic valve actuation and control technologies have been specified for a major petroleum storage tank farm expansion project at Fujairah in the Unit...

Colorado water station adopts SIPOS actuators

A new high service water delivery pump station at the East Cherry Creek Valley (ECCV) Water and Sanitation district in Colorado incorporates pump and surge anticipation / relief va...

Revision of EN 331: Revision of EN 331:1998 "Manually operated ball valves and closed bottom taper plug valves for gas installations for buildings"

CEN/TC 236 "Non industrial manually operated shut-off valves for gas and particular combinations valves-other products" has been revising the following standard in its WG 1. This n...

New generation treatment plant selects Rotork for electric control valve actuation

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuation technology has been selected for a demanding duty involving continuous modulation at what is described as a “new generation...

Zoedale offer VIP: “The Actuated Valve with Staying Power”

For many companies and indeed individuals, their Green credentials are becoming an important factor not only in their daily lives, but also in the way they function at a corporate ...

Unprecedented demand for boiler operator training

Spirax Sarco is adding more training courses to its schedule to meet record demand for boiler operator training. The number of delegates taking the Spirax Sarco Boiler Operation Ac...

Gas Filling achieves new highs for productivity and filling accuracy

For over 10 years Tungum Ltd has been the UK agent for CPV Manufacturing of Philadelphia, USA, promoting and selling their unique range of leading edge valves and fittings. More re...

ISO/DIS 10631: Results of the DIS enquiry on ISO/DIS 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes”

The ISO DIS enquiry opened 21 December 2011 and closed 23 May 2012 The ISO/DIS 10631 was approved by 93% of P-Members voting with comments and only 1 negative vote. The com...

K-TORK achieves long term success in vital power plant application

The unrivalled performance of the Rotork K-TORK vane type valve actuator has solved a difficult flow control application found in many coal-fired power plants – high-pressure botto...

Exciting times as Adanac expands

The Global economic climate of recent years has had a negative affect on a number of businesses in the UK. Whether this be staff redundancies or in some cases closure of the compa...

Northvale Korting introduces New Products & Announces New Contract Win

Respected manufacturer of valves, eductors and ejectors, Northvale Korting, has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of modulating angle valves in response to customer requ...

Spirax Sarco’s Quick-Fit steam trapping station

More energy efficient steam systems are the promise of the new STS17.2 steam trapping station launched by Spirax Sarco in an expansion of its Quick-Fit steam trap range. The STS17....

Automatic Steam Traps: BS ISO 6552:1980 Automatic steam traps — Definition of technical terms

This British standard will be published on 31 May 2012 and is the UK implementation of ISO 6552:1980, incorporating corrigendum July 2009. It supersedes BS 6023:1981 (dual numbered...

Flowserve Automax RG-Series Pneumatic Actuators Featured at ACHEMA

Flowserve Corporation recently featured the Automax RG-Series Heavy-Duty Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuators at ACHEMA 2012, Germany. Released in 2011, the highly successful Automax...

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