Valve User Issue 29 Articles

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Royal Recognition: Welcome to the latest issue of BVAA’s Valve User magazine!

In this issue we are delighted to announce not one, but TWO Queen’s Awards winners among the BVAA Membership! Recognition, if it were needed, of the tremendous contribution made...

Introducing innovative technology to the valve and actuator user industries: View from the other side

This article, the first of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided by Chris Warnett. Chris, a UK expatriate, is the President ...

UKCCSRC welcomes Government boost to advancing Carbon Capture and Storage

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced in February the award of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (C...

Amec, Bechtel & BP Benefit from BVAA ‘Desktop Exhibitions’

BVAA led delegations of valve and actuator companies from its membership in ‘valve and actuator desktop exhibitions’ at Amec, Bechtel and BP in April. The exhibitions, which give e...

British valve firm in second Queen’s Award win

Valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade for the second time in four years. The award recognises th...

Hot Spot – ATEX Stakeholder Report March 2014

Heads up advance information regarding the proposed possible inclusion of offshore oil and gas production equipment in the ATEX, Pressure Equipment and Machinery Directives In t...

Alco Valves Wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

Alco Valves Group, the West Yorkshire based valve manufacturer, is proud to announce it has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise. The Group has received the award in the In...

West Special Fasteners join BVAA

West Special Fasteners, the Derbyshire based manufacturers of stainless steel and nickel alloy special fasteners, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA). The ...

AUMA celebrates 50 years of electric actuation

The electric actuator manufacturer, AUMA, celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2014. Founded by Werner Riester and Rudolf Dinse in 1964 in Ostfildern, near Stuttgart, Germany, t...

Chancellor gives ‘vote of confidence’ to Yorkshire actuator manufacturer

Advanced Actuators was heralded as an example of the national recovery in manufacturing following a visit by the Chancellor George Osborne in February. Visiting the Yorkshire-ba...

HRH the Princess Royal Officially Opens Bray’s European Headquarters

Bray Controls (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of valves for the global flow control market, welcomed HRH The Princess Royal in February to officially open the recently completed £2.2 millio...

SMC launches a new chapter in innovation

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics, has unveiled its 2014 Innovations Catalogue listing the very latest in cutting-edge automation solutions. Recognised for the las...

SIPOS awarded prestigious Polish power contract

SIPOS Aktorik has won a contract to supply around 1,000 electric actuators to the Kozienice 11 coalfired power plant which will extend Poland’s power generation capability and prov...

Albion setting the standard with stainless steel fittings

Albion Valves, supplier of specialist products for the process, water and HVAC industries, is one of the first companies to introduce a range of stainless steel fittings which conf...

Rotork increases its valve instrumentation product range

Market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company Rotork plc has expanded its range of instrumentation products with the acquisition of Young Tech Co. Ltd. (YTC). YT...

Gaskets don’t leak: – bolted joint assemblies do!

When maintenance engineers encounter leaking process equipment, the simple gasket or seal all too often takes the blame. In the majority of cases however, traditional installation ...

Biffi provides customised electric actuator for Ichthys gas project

Biffi Italia, part of Pentair Actuation & Controls platform, has successfully shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil a...

Air actuated stainless steel ball valves combine quality with economy

Thorite has launched a new range of economy stainless steel, pneumatically actuated ball valves from leading Italian manufacturer Bonomi, each designed to offer rugged performance ...

Flowserve Limitorque Master Station III Improves Actuator Control and Communications

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, recentley announced the launch of the Flowserve Limitorque Ma...

New MD at BiS Valves Looks to Build on ‘Solid Foundation’

After 23 years at BiS Valves, David Kelly, MD and majority shareholder, has decided it is the right time to hand over the day to day leadership of the business. Nick Frost, prev...

Manual or Auto Drain Airsets – does it matter?

Producing and maintaining dry compressed air is a complex task and dependent on many variables. The practical upshot of wet air or entrained slugs of water is early failure of comp...

Perfect Solution:: Allvalves Online’s partnership with Sun Yeh reaping benefits for customers

Allvalves Online, the sole UK distributor for Sun Yeh, has successfully fulfilled first orders of the highly rated Actuators. Sun Yeh, which was founded in 1986, has a long history...

Flowserve UK Valve Plant Awarded ‘N’ Stamp Approval

Flowserve, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced that its UK ball valve manufacturing operation has been awa...

Hot Spot prEN 19

Information regarding the enquiry draft prEN 19, “Industrial valves — Marking of metallic valves” Following some unavoidable delays the above mentioned enquiry draft needs to b...

Pressure Surge Management Master Class: The role of VSAs

Water hammer is a very real problem for pump stations. As a result, pressure surge control is of prime importance for the valve control industry. In this report from actuator manuf...

ASCO Numatics tackles process automation skills shortage: Strategic project management whitepaper launched

ASCO Numatics has launched a new whitepaper that describes how OEM’s and end users can tackle their resource and skills shortages in the process automation area: ‘Outsource to thri...

The Biogas Revolution

Bedfordshire based Zoedale Plc has been involved in a number of Anaerobic Digestion projects and supplied ATEX approved Electric Actuators, Pneumatic Actuators, Ball Valves, Butter...

The Biogas Lifecycle

Bedfordshire based Zoedale Plc has been involved in a number of Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas projects and supplied ATEX approved Electric Actuators, Pneumatic Actuators, Ball Valve...

Local MP impressed with Lancashire based Pneumatic Controls engineering company

Graham Jones MP has taken the opportunity to visit Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and ...

Albion encourages customers to be energy wise

Energy efficiency is high on the green agenda, and with the UK’s leading energy companies’ recent price rises, there is now more of an incentive than ever to be energy efficient an...

Hot Spot ISO 17292

A revision to ISO 17292 – “Metal ball valves for petroleum, petrochemical and allied industries” is being submitted for DIS enquiry. The enquiry opens on 8 May 2014, and closes on ...

A Sensor Worth Its Salt

F31K2 valve position sensor enhances process reliability Salt is everywhere at Frisia Zout. ‘Zout’ is Dutch for salt and since that is precisely what Frisia produces, it is hard...

YPS Valves Celebrates 40th Anniversary

YPS Valves Ltd, one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of valves for the hydrocarbon processing, chemical, nuclear and off shore industries worldwide, is celebrating i...

Hot Spot ATEX directive 2014/.../EU

European Parliament approve the text of the new NLF-aligned ATEX Directive 2014/…/EU The European Parliament approved the text of the revised Directive on 5 February 2014 and fo...

J+J’s J3 Smart Red Box: Has Plug & Play Function Conversion Kits

In a modern ‘just in time’ world, it is a common demand on suppliers to hold stock of every item with every option available. In the electric valve actuator sector, this is normall...

Complete Assembly and Testing Service from Allvalves Online

Allvalves Online, the Worcester based distributor of valves, actuators and associated products, has been growing its reputation through providing a complete service to the valve pu...

Parker extends its highly compact SMB servo motor range, giving extra torque and flexibility

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced a new model to its highlydynamic, compact SMB Series brushless servo motor range. The SMB170 n...

Safety first: KKI attains OHSAS18001 and the coveted RoSPA silver award

Health and safety has always been an integral part of Kent Introl’s philosophy, and the company’s robust approach has recently been independently recognised, via the attainment of ...

Genuine Valves vs Inferior Counterfeits

As companies focus on cutting expenses and reward purchase savings, an unfortunate reality is that it has created a situation ripe for exploitation by unscrupulous and greedy indiv...

EasiDrive Portable Valve Actuators are Perfect for the Power Industry

Smith Flow Control’s EasiDrive portable valve actuator is an affordable tool that takes all the hard work out of operating valves in power plants. One user can easily operate multi...

Neste Oil chooses Metso’s automation and valve technology

The process unit under construction at Neste Oil’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, transforms gasoline fractions into more valuable and higher-quality gasoline components. Automation’...

Valvestock supplies key components for new Sembmarine North Sea accommodation platform

Valvestock, Pipe Center’s specialist valve and actuator business, has supplied high specification components for installation in a new 140-person accommodation module being built b...

Emerson introduces high flow capacity tank blanketing regulators: The Fisher® T200 Series is designed to meet the latest tank blanketing sizing guidelines and customer needs for greater flow capacity

Emerson Process Management has released the T200 Series small-size tank blanketing regulators. This new series of regulators consists of three models: the T205 pressure reducing ta...

Hot Spot EN 12334 and EN 14341

The following European Standards are currently under revision within CEN/TC 69/WG 6: EN 12334:2001, Industrial valves — Cast iron check valves; EN 14341:2006, Industrial valv...

Seven new recruits at Koso Kent Introl

Engineering company, Koso Kent Introl (KKI) has welcomed seven new recruits to join its growing teams across the company’s three sites in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. James Palmer...

Second SIPOS installation at Khoms Power Station

Following the successful installation of SIPOS 5 actuators as part of a modernisation programme at unit 4 of the Khoms Power Station in Libya in 2007, the company has received an o...

Supply vessel takes on board the benefits of Schischek actuation

Nearly 200 Schischek InMax actuators have been supplied to the automation specialist company Pecol SRL for installation on an offshore oil industry supply vessel under construction...

Exporting to Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan: Customs Union – GOST and TR Certificates

Russia was entered to WTO as well as the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. This has opened up opportunities for companies to do business in Russia. The econo...

Complete range of Soldo safe and hazardous area switchboxes now in stock at Valvekits

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, has completed its off-the-shelf offering Soldo switchboxes for quarter-turn actuators and v...

Fast-fit steam flow meter pinpoints energy savings at point of use

Spirax Sarco has launched its Target Fixed Area (TFA) steam flow meter for smaller, point-of-use applications to help operators accurately assess energy use, reduce consumption and...

Hardide Coatings secures major supply agreement with General Electric

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company In...

New steam resistant EPDM material expands PPE’s EnDura range of elastomer sealing solutions

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a leading provider of high-performance O-rings, T-seals, technical moldings and sealing solutions, has developed EnDura E90SR, a new EPDM elast...

Smith Flow Control Launches into the Power Industry with the FlexiDrive II Remote Valve Operator

To improve the safety of workers in nuclear facilities, Smith Flow Control now offers the FlexiDrive II remote valve operating system. This device can easily be attached to any han...

Keep the noise down: High noise can be a problem in even low and medium pressure steam applications.

When walking around processing facilities like oil refineries, one striking element is the loud noise generated within the processes and piping by the flow of fluids. The capabilit...

Not Just General Purpose Valves…

Beyond the conventional general purpose valve market where we’ve operated for years at Red Dragon, we regularly succeed in providing valves tailored to meet the demands of difficul...

Emerson’s latest digital valve controllers have logged more than 1 billion hours of reliable operation and diagnostic service: Innovative feedback technology and diagnostic capabilities of Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 instruments help improve process performance worldwide

Emerson’s FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 Series digital valve controller has racked up more than 1 billion hours of on-line use within the process and energy industries since its introduction i...

Severn Glocon selects Metso positioners for NGL valve project: Control valve specialist Severn Glocon is using Metso’s intelligent positioners to help meet demanding anti-surge valve requirements for an NGL projec

The two firms worked collaboratively to overcome technical challenges, such as ensuring the valves opened in less than one second following receipt of signal. Customization of Mets...

J+J’s J3 Smart Red Box Adds Unique Status LED: Indicator saves time and money by diagnosing the problem, often without the need for a site visit or inspection

Many suppliers of electric valve actuators receive calls from stressed site operators or engineers faced with an electric actuator that is not responding to the control signals bei...

Rotork provides a simplified flood defence solution

There are many good reasons for introducing a level of automation to manually operated river sluice gates. Sluice gates are vitally important for defending against flooding during ...

AUMA Support App Advances Data Downloads

A new AUMA Support App enables rapid download of actuator documentation. Designed to make life easier for on-site engineers, a Data Matrix code on each actuator can be scanned usin...

Spirax Sarco delivers energy-saving steam project for 340m new-build hospital

Spirax Sarco has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million, acute hospital for the Enniskill...

New universal sealing disc for sliding gate valves

At the heart of a Schubert & Salzer Control Systems’ sliding gate valve lie two slotted discs sliding against each other, and forming a seal. One sealing disc is permanently fixed ...

Hot Spot Draft BS EN 16722

Draft BS EN 16722 Industrial valves - End-to-end and centre-to-end dimensions for valves with screwed ends has been issued for Public Comment. This draft standard is based on Eu...

Pneumatrol gains NEPSI approvals

Adding to its already extensive range of approvals, Pneumatrol has recently gained NEPSI approvals for its hazardous area solenoids - Intrinsically Safe (EExia) and Flameproof (EEx...

How the right flowmeter can make you money

Choosing the best flowmeter for measuring the flow of a gas or liquid through an industrial process often presents a series of technical challenges, but it is often also a decision...

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