Valve User Issue 24 Articles

71 articles found in this issue

British Valves Continually Improving: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

It’s no coincidence that my Comment in this issue reflects the front cover photo, and the subsequent story on page 72. Indeed, there’s so much continual improvement in the British ...

Best Valve World Yet!

In late November 2012, BVAA had without doubt its most successful Valve World Expo yet. We took the unprecedented step of taking a Group Stand, with several members taking booths a...

Aberdeen Clients Visit

As part of our Business Development Partnership with NOF Energy, BVAA members formed a key part of a small group who undertook visits to four major oil and gas clients in the Aberd...

KBR Desktop Exhibition

On 21st November 2012, BVAA held another very successful Desktop Exhibition event at KBR, Leatherhead. Fifteen BVAA members exhibited, receiving over 50 guests from the company’s v...

BVAA AGM Success

As well as being an opportunity to officially endorse and organise the Association’s past, present and future business, the BVAA AGM meeting cluster also gives members an opportuni...

Knowledge is potential power

The untapped power within our young people must be addressed. Speak to almost any employer and they will voice their frustrations that our educational system is not delivering new ...

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

BVAA hats continue to travel the world! This time however only to the north of England. Regular ‘Hatter’ and train fan Graham Lomax is photographed… well where? If you can identify...

More New Members!

BVAA Membership continues to grow. Our latest recruits include…...

Managing Commercial Risk: “Delegate feedback was exceptionally good”

Commercial Risks are inherent in both day-to-day-business and formal contracts, and managing these risks effectively will reduce liabilities, and improve margins. For a quick asses...

Emerson Extends The Fieldvue™ Digital Valve Controller Line

Emerson has extended the Fisher® FIELDVUE™ digital valve controller family with the addition of the FIELDVUE DVC6200p PROFIBUS PA digital positioner. The Fisher FIELDVUE DVC620...

ASCO Numatics introduces stainless steel pulse valve for dust collector systems

ATEX certified series 353 pulse valve is ideally suited to challenging environments in the agricultural, grain, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, wood, plastics and cement industries...

SILs One Day Course: “Clearly conveyed, providing useful information on an often misunderstood subject.” - A previous delegate's feedback

The BVAA one-day SILs course takes the attendee from the basis of IEC61508, through SIL determination (where do SILs come from and how are they established?) to SIL Assessment incl...

Hot Spot Revisions to FprEN 13547 and FprEN 1983

FprEN 13547 “Industrial valves - Copper alloy ball valves” FprEN 1983 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves Following revisions to both Preliminary Standards approval asses...

Crane Fluid Systems New DPCV Range Reduces Energy Consumption

Leading valve manufacturer Crane Fluid Systems has launched a new range of modern and compact differential pressure control valves (DPCVs) with unique features that give cost-savin...

ABB extends high pressure range with 1000 & 600 bar transmitters

ABB has launched 1000 bar gauge (266HSH) and 600 bar differential (266DSH) pressure transmitters, as additions to its widely used 266 range of transmitters. Designed to meet gr...

International recognition for CVS

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) Ltd has proven its commitment to environmental responsibilities and accountability by certifying to the internationally recognised ISO14001 standard. ...

EnerMech Invests In Second Norwegian Base

Mechanical engineering company, EnerMech, is to open a second Norwegian base as part of a £3 million (NOK 27.7 million) investment to grow its Scandinavian business. The new ba...

Hot Spot FprEN 1591- 4: 2012: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

FprEN 1591-4: 2012 “Flanges and their joints — Part 4: Qualification of personnel competency in the assembly of the bolted connections of critical service pressurized systems” ...

Working in the energy industry?: Talk to NOF Energy

Last year BVAA formed a Business Development Partnership with NOF Energy. Joanne Leng MBE gives an overview of the organisation’s services and how to make best use of them… NOF...

Hot Spot common approach to proof testing of pressure equipment: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

A draft technical report on a common approach to proof testing, prCEN/TR 764-8 “Pressure equipment and assemblies – Part 8: Proof test” has been prepared by CEN/TC 54. “Unfired pre...

Rotork declutch gearboxes deliver swift support for retrofit power plant upgrade

Rotork Gears has supplied specialised declutch manual override gearboxes on swift delivery for a damper drive retrofit upgrade project at a large municipal power plant. Twelve ...

AUMA UK’s SIPOS and Siemens Service Specialism

AUMA UK, supplier of modular electric actuators, is raising the profile of its service capabilities for valve control devices. Comprehensive support is provided by the UK organisat...

New Inventory at Cameron Rapid Response Centre

Cameron’s European Rapid Response Centre (located at International House, Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom) has new Cameron inventory, immediately available, including WKM® 370 T...

Sophisticated SIPOS actuation supports Moscow heating scheme

With temperatures dropping as low as -40°C, thousands of multi-flat dwellings in Moscow need heating for a large part of the year. A modernisation programme incorporating SIPOS Akt...

Easy Mounting IML Lock eases Maintenance of Valves and Actuators

Smith Flow Control (SFC) has introduced its ISOpattern IML intermediate lock with universal mounting. The IML lock uses an operating key to lock the actuator in an open or closed p...

Steam training with Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco has launched its 2013 training brochure, enabling organisations to acquire new skills to reduce energy costs and improve the safety and efficiency of steam plant opera...

CVS smash £5m turnover in Q2 of Year 4

Control Valve Solutions (CVS) Ltd’s turnover has just exceeded £5million in the second quarter of year four. This has been made possible by the recent move to a much larger facilit...

Performance Enhancements For Mass Flow Controllers

Digital Mass Flow Controllers (MFC’s), as typically used in the semiconductor, chemical processing, food and pharmaceutical industries, are designed to both measure and control the...

Duxvalves opens Aberdeen office and welcomes Bruce Logan

Duxvalves, leading original equipment manufacturer of severe application production choke and control valves, has appointed Bruce Logan to join the team in delivering a world class...

Hot Spot EN 1626 Cryogenic Vessels – Valves for cryogenic service: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The 2013 systematic review has been launched on the following European standard of CEN/TC 268 “Cryogenic vessels”: EN 1626:2008 “Cryogenic vessels - Valves for cryogenic servic...

New FieldQ Flameproof Valve Actuator & Control Module

The ATEX 137 directive sets workplace requirements within the EU for the safety and health protection of workers in potentially explosive environments. According to ATEX, approxima...

Counterfeiting - The hidden threat to safety

Behind each and every successful product lie thousands of hours and probably millions of pounds in research and development. Not surprising then that there is often a queue of unsc...

Hot Spot ISO/CD 4126-11: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ISO 4126-11 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 11: Performance testing” ISO/TC 185 launched the CD enquiry on this draft standard which is registe...

Emerson Digital Valve Controller Helps Chinese Chemical Plant Save $40,000

After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners in the Shanghai Ethylene Cracker Complex (SECCO) with Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200f digital valve controllers, the...

The Use of Brushless DCV Motors in Electronic Valve Actuators: Prepared by: Earnest Carey, Jr. and Scott Wilkerson

Since 1929, electric valve actuators have been used for valve actuation, using both AC and DC volt motors. Motor technology remained virtually unchanged for years until the 1960s, ...

Time served!: Valves running continuously for 75 years!

When Heap & Partners London office received a call for some spare diaphragms it seemed like a normal and fairly unremarkable sales call. However following the usual questions regar...

Beware Of Substandard Counterfeit Thermoplastic Materials

Following reports of a number of catastrophic failures in service it has come to our attention that sub-standard copies of James Walker Devlon® V-API thermoplastic material are bei...

ASCO Numatics - new solenoid valve manual operator removable under pressure

ASCO Numatics introduces a solenoid valve manual operator that is removable under pressure, enabling faster, easier commissioning and start-up while preventing inadvertent valve mo...

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions® Launches New DEPA® Diaphragm for Chemical Applications

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions®, a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, has announced the introduction of its new DEPA Nopped ...

Duxvalves – Company Profile

BVAA new-member Duxvalves is an internationally renowned leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of sophisticated severe application production choke and control valves suppo...

Improving Process Efficiency With Wireless Valve Automation: By Kurtis Jensen

The economics and simplicity of wireless field instruments has allowed many industrial plants to expand the benefits of automation well beyond traditional “wired” control. Wirel...

Edgen Murray Expands Valve and Actuation Offering with acquisition of HSP Group

Acquisition complements Edgen Murray’s current service to global oil and gas customers by adding valve brands and actuation services with a focus on upstream, refining, petrochemic...

EDF Energy selects Hardide coating for nuclear plant valve application

Advanced surface coating company Hardide Coatings has secured EDF Energy as a new customer and has been specified as a cost-effective, high-performance solution to extend the life ...

Valve Tech Acquisition Boosts EnerMech’s Australian Valves Division

EnerMech has completed the first of five acquisitions it has planned for the next six months with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Valve Tech Engineering in a multimillion pound ...

New ABB app highlights potential compressed air energy savings

Users of pneumatic valve positioners can now assess the energy efficiency of their valve installations with ABB’s new compressed air calculator app for the Apple iPhone and iPad. ...

Hot Spot 2013 systematic review: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

CEN have announced the 2013 systematic review of the following CEN/TC69 standards. EN 558:2008+A1:2011 “Industrial valves - Faceto- face and centre-to-face dimensions of metal ...

All-electric Rotork valve control package selected for offshore wind farm

Rotork is supplying an all-electric valve actuation package encompassing isolating, regulating and modulating actuators with two-wire digital control for the DanTysk offshore wind ...

New £2 million machining centre at KKI set to revolutionise valve manufacturing

Koso Kent Introl (KKI), one of Yorkshire’s leading engineering firms, has officially opened its new, hitech machining centre at one of its Brighouse factories, representing over £2...

Rotork actuators on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers

Hundreds of Rotork electric actuators are being installed on the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, both of which will be 920ft l...

Growth Continues At 146 Year Old Business

Heap & Partners are continuing with their ambitious growth plans. Managing Director David Millar commented that three quarters of the way through their year, they are 15% up on las...

Continuous Improvement at KKI: driving long-term benefits for customers and staff

Choke and control valve manufacturer Koso Kent Introl has come a long way since it was first founded back in 1967 by Ed Singleton. Ed has long since retired, but the philosophy for...

Metso’s valves selected for several pulp and paper projects in Asia-Pacific region

During recent months, Metso has received various orders for automated process valves from several customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The automated valves of Metso have been sele...

Hot Spot 2013 Systematic review of steam traps Standards: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The 2013 systematic review has been launched on the following European standards of CEN/TC 69 “Industrial valves” EN 26553:1991 “Automatic steam traps – Marking” (exactly ident...

Shipham launches new range of wafer check valves

Shipham Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has completed the development programme for a new range of composite single plate wafer check valves, which were introduced to the market ...

EasiDrive Provides Safe, Economical Valve Operation: Valve actuation ideal for use in oil, gas and chemical processing industries

Smith Flow Control has ushered in an affordable way for companies to safely manage valve operations. The EasiDrive portable valve actuator securely and effectively operates valves ...

Valveforce win the balloon race

Valves from steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce are playing a key part in the success of a new balloon dipping plant supplied to China by Greenbrook Automations. ...

Metso’s reliable valve and field instrument solutions to sustain performance of renewable gas production in GoBiGas, Sweden

High efficiency of the production and operational reliability are the key performance indicators for an innovative plant that will be equipped with Metso’s valve and field instrume...

SIPOS actuators’ pioneering approach to presentation

The time delay between introducing a new product series and updating documentation has been addressed at SIPOS Aktorik. Parts inevitably have to be produced before they can be phot...

Parker’s ‘Mill’ cylinders deliver high performance under harsh conditions

Parker Hannifin’s 160 bar and 250 bar hydraulic ‘mill’ cylinders are an established global favourite in hostile environments and arduous applications. Originally designed for use i...

Type K passes the speed test for power plant damper operation

The swift performance capability of the Rotork Type K vane type damper drive has provided the successful retrofit solution to a critical application involving the safe and efficien...

Tyco Valves & Controls Adopts New Pentair Name

Tyco Valves & Controls, the leading global manufacturer of valves, actuators and controls announces that it is now called Pentair Valves & Controls. Now part of Pentair Ltd., P...

SMCI to Join Metaltek International

MetalTek International, a manufacturer and integrator of quality high alloy components with operations in Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and the UK, recently ...

New Recruits Support AUMA UK’s Service Remit

AUMA growth in the UK has been supported with the recruitment of Kerry Harris to the new post of Manager for the Southern Region and Head of Internal Sales. The appointment support...

Hot Spot ISO/FDIS 10631: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

ISO 10631 “Metallic butterfly valves for general purposes” This International Standard has been modified according to the accepted DIS comments and has been submitted to ISO fo...

Roel Van Doren Appointed President, Emerson Process Management, Europe

Emerson Process Management announces the appointment of Roel Van Doren as President, Europe. In his new role, Van Doren will be responsible for leading all European sales and marke...

Valves switch up to 4 times faster: Pneumatic volume booster for set point signal from positioner to actuator

Pneumatic positioners match the particular current valve setting with the set point signal as a control value. The control air, as the input quantity, generally corresponds to a un...

Smart Valve Monitoring delivers networked solution for increased partial stroke test functionality

The Rotork SVM (Smart Valve Monitoring) system has been selected to provide a networked solution for digital valve monitoring and partial stroke testing on a large scale oilfield i...

TT Electronics - High Performance Technology for Valve Position Sensing

Few would doubt that the global automotive industry is one of the most demanding markets for components. High standards of performance and reliability are expected in extremes of h...

Spirax Sarco helps Northumbrian Water halve its steam raising energy

Spirax Sarco has helped Northumbrian Water to halve the energy it uses to raise steam at its Bran Sands anaerobic digestion plant. The work has been so successful that the utility ...

Pentair Valves & Controls launches new pilot-operated pressure relief valve for high temperature environments

Pentair Valves & Controls has launched the new Anderson Greenwood 5200 pilot-operated pressure relief valve to offer overpressure protection for challenging economizer applications...

Free tech advice from new Valvegeek

Meet Valvegeek, created by steam system and flow control specialists Valveforce as a free, quick and easy-to-use question and answer email service on all things valves. Followi...

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