Valve User Issue 31 Articles

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Comment by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett: Triumph & Tragedy

It has been an extraordinary few months for the British Valve & Actuator Association in the short period between this and the autumn issue of Valve User magazine, incorporating a w...

Peter Churm: Obituary - by BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

Peter Richard Churm was born in December 1940, the eldest of 5 children. In his youth, Peter had been a superb athlete, holding for several years a youth record for the long jump. ...

BVAA's New HQ

The BVAA has recently moved to new headquarters. Still in Banbury (UK), the new facility is twice the size of the previous unit at 3000 sq. ft. BVAA’s Rob Bartlett commented, ‘T...

New BVAA Staff Member

We said a fond farewell to our ‘gappie’ Ellie Davies in the summer, who has now gone off to study Event Management at Gloucester University. A new recruit to the BVAA Secretaria...

Actuator Flurry

There’s been a recent flurry of activity in Actuator standardisation, resulting in two meetings of the BVAA Actuator Working Group, which holds combined meetings with BSI counterpa...

BVAA Training Shifts Gear

October was a busy time for BVAA’s Training strand, offering more courses than ever before at the newly-titled ‘Peter Churm Technical Centre.’ It was standing-room only at the sold...

Valve WG Takes High Road

On 23rd September the BVAA Valve WG experts assembled for a convivial dinner, prior to holding their autumn meeting the next day at Score Europe’s Glenrothes facility. The full age...

The European Economy is not a Level Playing Field

The economic climate is not uniform across Europe, and allocating resources toward areas of growth will help you outperform the general economy. Annual Industrial Production for Eu...

BVAA @ ONS Stavanger

BVAA took a booth as part of the UK pavilion at ONS Stavanger Exhibition in Norway in August. The oil and gas exhibition was attended by over 80,000 people across four days. This w...

Valve Solutions Win BVAA Aberdeen Golf Day

The BVAA Scottish Golf Day is a fantastic chance for members to entertain their customers in the Aberdeen area. September’s event was no exception, as a range of members attended t...

NOF Networking Lunch with BP

BVAA attended a very interesting NOF Energy Networking Lunch at Wynyard Hall, Co. Durham in September. The key note speech was delivered by Andrew Ledbetter, who is the supply chai...

View from the other side

This issue we have two submissions to our regular opinion section provided from the ‘other’ side of the Atlantic. Karen Mackey was secretary of ISO/TC 131, the technical committee ...

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

Competition John Hancill of BVAA Members Emerson Process Management certainly looks the part here; but where is he? If you are the first to identify the venue at which John is p...

Charity Hatters

If you are planning an event for charity, take a picture in a BVAA hat and we’ll donate £50 to the cause. BVAA hats available free of charge on request. Below are a selection of th...

NOF Energy National Conference & Exhibition to move to the Sage Gateshead

NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear, offshore renewables sectors, has announced its 2015 national conference, ‘Energy: A Balanced Future’, will ...

Drop Forging Specialist Shows its Commitment to the Valve Industry

W H Tildesley Ltd, a specialist drop forging manufacturer, has joined BVAA. For over 130 years the company has manufactured forgings on its site in the West Midlands. The company s...

MCE Group plc: a profile: MCE is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service & Repair Centre

MCE Group plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc., and provides a complete range of valve services and supply to the Power Generation, Process, Chemical and Refi...

Alco Valves Group announces acquisition by Graco Inc

Yorkshire based Valve Manufacturer is pleased to begin work with Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment. The Company will maintain its manufacturing and engineer...

Denholm Valvecare Ltd in new European Partnership

Agreement with Ringo Valvulas will see the high quality, European manufactured valve range gain greater market traction in the UK. Denholm Valvecare Ltd (DVL), the Aberdeen, Lin...

SIPOS SEVEN actuator to be launched at Valve World Expo

A new electric actuator range will be launched by SIPOS Aktorik at the Valve World Expo. The SIPOS SEVEN series features a number of breakthrough innovations to enhance the flex...

KKI ambassadors support ‘Females in Factories’ campaign

Lynn Mowbray and Angela Bailey, directors of engineering firm, Koso Kent Introl - www.kentintrol.com - have been appointed ambassadors for the ‘Females in Factories’ campaign. Run ...

Persta Stop Check Valve Protects Pulrose Power Station From £1m Repair

Two Shift Working at Pulrose Power Station on the Isle of Man gains through AVS Expertise The problem In common with many power stations built in the early 2000s, Pulrose CC...

Open Day celebrates official opening of new Rotork manufacturing facility in Leeds

An Open Day for customers and suppliers on 19th September celebrated the opening of the new 7,450 m² manufacturing and operation centre for Rotork UK in Leeds. The new £8 million f...

New elastomer tested to simulated 40-year life in nuclear environment

Shieldseal® 663 is the latest elastomer developed by James Walker for long-term applications in ionising radiation — as experienced in nuclear power plants, and nuclear waste trans...

Continued Success for Heap & Partners PHASE Ball Valves

API 6D Trunnion mounted ball valves proving popular for oil and gas and nuclear applications Heap & Partners Ltd launched its PHASE brand of API 6D Trunnion mounted ball valves...

Pneumatrol offers 4-week lead time on Namur valves

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, has recently announced an i...

RECAST PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE 2014/68/EU

The recast PED was published on 27 June 2014 to replace 97/23/EC. Member States have until 28 February 2015 to implement Article 13 (Classification of equipment – alignment with...

Valve Materials: Do you know all of your options?

Advances in thermoplastic technology may mean that a plastic valve is a better solution than the traditionally considered metal, lined metal & alloy option. Over the last 50 yea...

Pressure Tech shortlisted for prestigious supply chain award

Pressure Tech is extremely pleased and proud to have been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. The company is one of just seven to have been selected as a finalist for the...

DRAFT BS EN ISO 4126-11

Draft BS EN ISO 4126-11 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure Part 11: Performance testing” has been issued for public comment. This draft is issued to allow...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Advances Fugitive Emissions Technology with the New Xomox®FK Ball Valve

Delivering superior fugitive emissions protection and a unique dual-material body gasket, the new Xomox®FK Ball Valve from Crane ChemPharma & Energy combines all of the critical sa...

A Global Company with a ‘Glocal’ approach

Bray may be a global company but they have recognised the importance of modifying their valves to fulfil European market requirements. As one of the world leaders in butterfly valv...

High Performance Sealing Solutions in the Valve Industry

Visit PPE at stand A63 in Hall 03 at Valve World Expo, in Dusseldorf, Germany 2-4 December 2014 to find out more Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) is a leading designer, devel...

Smith Flow Control Exhibiting at Valve World 2014

Smith Flow Control (SFC), global leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical interlocks and valve management systems, is exhibiting at Valve World Expo, taking place in Düss...

40% growth and team expansion for Advanced Actuators

Hydraulic actuator engineering firm Advanced Actuators is set to achieve 40% growth this financial year and has recruited a new general manager in the Middle East to manage its gro...

Metso’s automation technology chosen for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility in Buckinghamshire: Automation plays a key role in making waste management sustainable

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has chosen Metso’s automation technology for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility under construction in Calvert, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshi...

Bestobell Marine Secures First Major High Pressure Gas Fuel Valve Contract

Bestobell Marine has recently secured its first order to supply its brand new range of cryogenic high pressure Globe valves to DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd...

Severn Glocon manufactures ‘biggest ever’ control valves

Severn Glocon recently designed and manufactured the largest control valves in its 53 year history, at 42˝ bore and 21 tonnes in weight Over the next six months four valves...

Emerson introduces Rotary Actuators for internal valves in LP-Gas Services

Fisher® P700 series rotary actuators for Fisher C series valves help to deliver full valve capacity and reduce maintenance in LP-gas applications Emerson Process Management has ...

Steam Plant Engineering – one number to call

Any business that relies on steam for processing – whether it’s a chemical plant, a recycling company, a laundry, a food manufacturer or a hospital – needs its boiler system to ope...

Valve Condition Monitoring Enters a New Era: Score Group’s Innovative V-MAP® G3 Successfully Launched at ONS 2014

In issue 30 of Valve User Magazine, we mentioned that Score Diagnostics limited was launching a new valve condition and performance monitoring system for critical process valves : ...

Pentair Hosts Training Sessions To Better Serve Asia-Pacific Customers

Pentair has conducted focused educational seminars for the company’s partners of its Westlock Controls brand, part of the Actuation & Controls (A&C) platform, in the Asia-Pacific r...

Sunday Times award spotlights Severn Glocon’s manufacturing excellence

Valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group received special recognition for manufacturing excellence at the 2014 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 awards ceremony. ...

Denholm Valvecare Designs Unique Alternative to Bursting Disks

The Buckle Pin pressure relief valve offers a number of benefits over the alternatives when selecting a valve for over-pressure protection. The fast acting, safe and easy to replac...

Zoedale Introduce EZ Logic from Bernard Controls

Zoedale Plc is the UK Partner of Bernard Controls who is well known for manufacturing high end electric actuators for oil and gas, water and power applications. In order to expand ...

The art of the ball valve

Understated and discreet, the humble ball valve is one of the vital cogs in the machinery that drives the modern world. There are few utility systems in our homes, offices, schools...

No, more Namur!

Commonly used on pneumatically actuated ball and butterfly valves, the Namur mount solenoid valve has long been accepted as a cost effective solution in a competitive actuation mar...

MD of British industrial manufacturer appointed to Japanese Corporation’s Board

Steve Bangs, Managing Director of SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd, has been appointed a Director on the main Board of the Japanese multi-national, SMC Corporation with responsibility for t...

Albion Strikes The Right Balance This Winter

As temperatures start to plummet and central heating systems kick in, the winter months often prove the most challenging time of year for heating engineers to maintain a comfortabl...

Rotork Midland increases Rotork’s instrumentation product range

Established brands including Midland-ACS, Alcon and Landon Kingsway have been added to Rotork Instruments’ product offering with the formation of Rotork Midland. The ISO9001 cer...

Pera Technology wins Horizon 2020 EU Grant Funding for The Smart Actuator Company (SACO): Meeting at the BVAA Spring Conference leads to successful funding bid

One very successful outcome from the BVAA Spring Conference at Celtic Manor in May was the coming together of the leap® team at Pera Technology and The Smart Actuator Company ltd (...

Quickits launch new website

Quickits Limited, one of Europe’s leading suppliers to the valve and actuator industry, is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting website Timed to coincide with th...

Emerson Introduces PROFIBUS-PA Remote-Mount Digital Valve Controller For Hostile Environment Installations

Separation of the Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200p series travel sensing and controller segments helps meet extreme temperature and vibration valve demands while maintaining performance ...

Rotork adds rack and pinion actuators to its product range

The acquisition of the GTA Group, comprising of GT Attuatori Srl, GT Attuatori Europe GmbH and Max Process GmbH, has added an established range of rugged rack and pinion pneumatic ...

Metso’s control valves prove cost effective at a major chemical installation

Metso has successfully delivered more than 70 Neles® globe valves for Phase II of the Longyu Coal project in Henan for the production of 400,000 tons of acetic acid/year and 200,00...

New sales structure supports business growth at KKI

Engineering firm, Koso Kent Introl - www.kentintrol.com - has adopted a new sales structure that will support the future global development of the business and focus on customers’ ...

HART interface advancement for AUMA actuators

Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA announces that a HART interface option can be ordered with immediate effect for the company’s AC .2 and ACExC .2 controls. The adoption of the p...

What is the difference between T class and T ambient?

Does the “T” class of hazardous area equipment (e.g. T4, T5, T6 for gas hazards or T135°C, T100°C, T85°C for dust hazards) define the maximum temperature of the surrounding environ...

Zoedale expand Aberdeen Market Share

Zoedale Plc are value added resellers for a number of flow control products including valves and actuators for many industries including oil and gas, biogas, brewing and water. The...

Marchwood CCGT Power Station saves circa £200,000 per year

Two Shift Operation Power Stations can benefit from Advanced Valve Solutions Expertise Power stations that were originally designed for base load applications are now increasing...

CFP Contract Coup for SIPOS Aktorik Actuators

SIPOS Aktorik has secured a prestigious power industry contract for around 1,000 electric actuators to be commissioned at a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in ...

VALVE ACTUATOR FAMILY OF STANDARDS EN 15714 -1,-2,-3 AND -4

Following the completion of the 2014 Systematic Review of the following standards decisions have been taken as shown below: • EN 15714-1:2009 “Industrial valves - Actuators - Part...

Bestobell Targets Growth at HHP Summit

Bestobell Valves, has linked up with its distribution partner W&O, based in Florida, to exhibit at HHP Summit, North America’s largest showcase of natural gas fueling and technolog...

Combining Mechanical Interlocks with Process Safety Sensors: SmartTrap+ ensures process vessels and pipework are safe to open

In the process industry, mechanical interlocks guarantee strict adherence to procedures and help avoid human error. They are particularly useful for highly dangerous operations suc...

KSB Group supplies 6,580 valves for new power station in India

The KSB Group has supplied 2 million Euros worth of valves to a new steam power plant currently being built in Barh, in the Indian State of Bihar. The order was awarded to the ...

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