Valve User Issue 32 Articles

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Comment by BVAA Director,Rob Bartlett: Greatest Briton?

50 years ago today the UK buried its Greatest Briton, Winston Churchill. I may be biased in that opinion due to a combination of the fact that I was born so close to his passing, I...

BVAA AGM 2014

The BVAA 75th Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinner Dance was held at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington in December. The event was a huge success with over 40 members attending the daytime...

Valve World Conference and Expo, Dusseldorf

665 exhibitors from 40 countries came together at the summit of the industrial valves and fittings industry at the Exhibition Centre Düsseldorf from 2 to 4 December 2014 This, t...

Gold Plating:: Are End Users' extra requirements to international standards justified or not?

By Barrie Kirkman, BSc. CEng MIMechE, barriekirkman@ntlworld.com If the industry is faced with sustained Global low oil prices of $50 then the potential knock on will be extensi...

CEN/TC69 Systematic Review of Standards 2015

Below is a list of Standards being systematically reviewed in 2015. We believe that many of these will impact upon BVAA members, and most are expected to be revised. The list in...

Certification of Valves for the ‘Customs Union’ (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus)

There are significant changes afoot with ‘Gost’ type certification for Russia and certain associated states… The procedure for the Certification of Valves is now governed by CU ...

View from the other side

How we arrived at smart actuators and what should be next? This article, the third of our ‘View from the other side’ feature columns from our colleagues in the USA, is provided ...

European Recession to Continue

Europe’s economy will generally see recession in 2015, less severe in Eastern Europe but times will still be rough ahead. Weak consumer activity in the region and fears of deflatio...

Wentworth Valve Components Joins BVAA

Wentworth Valve Components Ltd, the Huddersfield based Subcontract Machinist, has demonstrated its commitment to the valve industry by joining the British Valve and Actuator Associ...

HAVI Instrumentation Valves to be Distributed in the UK by Zoedale plc

Zoedale plc, the international flow control equipment supplier, has announced it has been appointed as the exclusive UK Distributor for HAVI Instrumentation Valves. HAVI products i...

Are You Facing Corrosion Problems With Your Control Valves?

GEPC can now supply the descote control globe valve specifically designed to handle chlorine, A-HF, A-Cl and their derivatives Control valves are a critical part of the control ...

K Controls introduces a new visual indicator on sub-sea valve position monitors.

Positioning, monitoring and control specialist K Controls has introduced a new optional visual indicator on its range of submersible valve position monitors. These products can be ...

Gas blending process adopts Rotork CVA for improved accuracy, economy and environmental performance

Rotork’s innovative CVA electric control valve actuator technology has successfully delivered an improvement in performance with reduced operating costs for the vital gas blending ...

Practicality at the Heart of New Acuflux Range

Aquaflow, a division of T-T Pumps Ltd, introduces its range of new liquid turbine flow meters. Acuflux is designed with reliability, durability and practicality in mind to incorpor...

Fugitive Emissions Standards near Completion

prEN ISO/FDIS 15848 ‘Industrial valves – test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions…’ Both parts of this standard were issued for ‘FDIS’ vote – essentially a final...

Continued Success for Quickits at Valve World Expo 2014

Quickits, the International manufacturer and supplier for valve mounting kits and other related ancillary products for the valve and actuator industry, has exhibited for the first ...

New hyperbaric test facility announced to strengthen the UK’s subsea industry

The new ‘Neptune’ technology centre development announced this month will deliver a long needed centre of excellence for hyperbaric testing in the UK. Situated on the North bank...

Final inspection success for SIPOS at Atucha II

Over the last forty years, just under 1,200 SIPOS Aktorik actuators have been supplied to Atucha nuclear power plants (NPP) in Buenos Aires. Over 400 SIPOS SIWI actuators were i...

Assuring valve components are authentic with Positive Material Identification

Recent years have seen a proliferation of inferior low quality, low cost imitation components flooding onto markets as diverse as the automotive and food industries. More often ...

SMART-LOC™ delivers the modular solution for pneumatic actuator control

Rotork Midland introduces SMART-LOC, a new high integrity modular concept for pneumatic actuator control assemblies. Constructed in 316L stainless steel, the SMART-LOC system is pa...

DeZURIK Valves Available in the UK via Flow Technology Services Ltd

Flow Technology Services, the County Antrim based distributor of valves and actuators, has been appointed the sole UK sales agent for DeZurik Valve range Sales Director Gerard A...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Expands Pacific® Valves Wedgeplug Line

Characterized by simplicity of design, low energy usage and the innovative Wedgetorque® operator, Pacific Wedgeplug valves from Crane are specifically engineered to address the cha...

Review of Thermoplastic Valves Standards

BSI have announced a routine ‘periodic review’ of six industrial Thermoplastic valves standards:- ISO 21787 Globe type ISO 16135 Ball ISO 16136 Butterfly ISO 16137 Che...

AllValves Online to Stock New Range of Sun Yeh Actuators

Sun Yeh, the Taiwanese Actuator Specialist, has launched a new range of Stainless Steel electric actuators and additional housing options. The complete range will be available in t...

Stainless steel actuator solutions from Rotork Schischek

Customer demand to use the Max electric quarterturn actuator from Rotork Schischek in more and more challenging environments has led to the development of a new range of stainless ...

Wärtsilä Shipham expands its valve range

Wärtsilä’s Shipham Valves has extended its full range of duplex and super duplex stainless steel valves to cover higher pressure ratings. This portfolio expansion means that Wärtsi...

Are blocked tapping points giving you a headache?

BVAA members GPEC Ltd, based in Wigan, Lancashire, are extremely proud to have extended their portfolio as the exclusive UK sales agents of OEM’s, by agreeing the sales representat...

New models added to Valvekits’ gearbox menu

The scope for valve gearboxes available from valve adaption specialist Valvekits has been increased with the addition of a new model and the enlargement of an existing range. Both ...

New Range of Pressure Reducing Valves from Aquaflow

Aquaflow, the specialist valve division of Cheshire based T-T Pumps Ltd., is pleased to announce the introduction of a range of stainless steel pressure reducing valves (PRV). The ...

A Complete One-Site- Solution for Forged and Machined Components in UK

Forging specialist W H Tildesley Ltd (WHT) continues to produce a wide range of components for the oil & gas, petrochemical and process industries. Current products range in siz...

Pressure Tech Completes Large Expansion

Pressure Tech is delighted to announce its recent expansion, involving both an exciting move into larger premises and major investment in new state-ofthe- art equipment. The com...

The Smart Actuator Company at Valve World 2014

The Smart Actuator Company (SACO) exhibited the 2014 Valve World exhibition in Dusseldorf as part of the centrally located BVAA Group Stand. The SACO team looked forward to introdu...

New Control Valve for Corrosive or Abrasive Applications

Heap and Partners Limited was approached to develop a solution to a range of problematic corrosive and abrasive applications. The solution Heap's developed was a combined Saunde...

Third generation Skilmatic delivers smarter failsafe actuation

The Rotork Skilmatic SI self-contained electro-hydraulic valve actuator combines all-electric simplicity with the precision of hydraulic actuation and the reliability of mechanical...

New catalogue dedicated to Check and Shuttle valve products

The humble check valve, so simple that it is often taken for granted, yet it is a critical component in nearly every hydraulic or pneumatic control system. At BiS Valves, stainless...

Emerson introduces electro-hydraulic operator for remote valve emergency shutdown applications

Bettis™ EHO actuator provides users with a complete, proven solution for critical situations where fail-safe response in remote areas must be instantaneous and dependable Emerso...

AUMA ACE Scheme Drives up the Standard

AUMA UK Ltd is introducing the ACE (AUMA Certified Engineering) Technician Certification Scheme to drive up the standards of actuator installation and maintenance within the contro...

Lock-up Your Doubters at -55°C

Doubt about the operational safety of a control valve, or the plant it operates in, is increasingly being managed out by means of risk analysis and complex failure modes to cover a...

Schischek launches controller for decentralised control structures in industrial and hazardous areas

More and more applications in the industrial and hazardous area building automation sector require high performance and easy to use control systems. The local control of variable a...

Bestobell Marine Secures Major Chinese Contract

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group, is celebrating after securing a major new contract with Hudong Zhongua shipyard in Shanghai. The new contract is to su...

MPs view workforce enrichment initiatives at SMC

Both of the Members of Parliament for Milton Keynes – Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart – visited SMC Pneumatics in November to find out first-hand how the company is working to expa...

Pentair Launches Biffi Website To Support Effective Actuator Specification

Pentair has launched a new website under its Biffi brand, part of its Actuation & Controls solutions. Designed to provide a useful resource to plant engineers across a range of sec...

Interlocking in Harsh Environments is Easy with Smith Flow Control’s New Ellis

Key Smith Flow Control (SFC), specialist in mechanical valve interlocking equipment, has re-designed the key for its well-known Ellis interlocking range. Recognised worldwide, Elli...

Pneumatrol received Excellence Award from Manufacturers Alliance

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashirebased specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, was awarded Member of the Ye...

BS EN 12516 Shell Design Strength

Three updated parts of the ‘Industrial Valves - Shell Design Strength…’ standard were recently updated and published. These include:- • Part 1: Tabulation method for steel valve...

Celebrating a Decade of ‘Quality & Service’

Quickits Ltd the UK’S largest independent manufacturer and supplier of valve & actuator mounting kits & associated products, sees in 2015 celebrating an anniversary providing 10 ye...

New Sales Team at IPL Oversee Growth in Enquiries

Valve and process technology business International Procurement Ltd is targeting a growth in sales, following a move to new premises earlier this year. Celebrating its first 10 ...

The product launch process:: an insight into the introduction of a new electric actuator range

In this masterclass report for Valve User, insight is given by SIPOS Aktorik into the processes, considerations and development steps involved in bringing a new actuator range to m...

Valve Solutions ‘In the Pink’

Valve Solutions of Shipley, West Yorkshire have recently completed two orders for the Murchison Platform with the supply of two control valves and 2 pressure regulators for the CNR...

Closed Die Drop Forgings Deliver Numerous Advantages: – W H Tildesley Ltd

Closed die drop forging - sometimes referred to as “near-net-shape” or “impression die” forging - offers numerous technical advantages, saves on material usage, and carries an upfr...

Emerson Introduces Intelligent Electric Valve Actuator With Compact Profile And Simplified Digital Controls

Lightweight and space-saving Bettis™ model 500 electric actuator couples proven valve automation technology with enhanced electronics for reliable operations decision-making Eme...

West Special Fasteners:: Boosts quality experience, by recruiting a Quality Consultant.

West Special Fasteners, the Dronfield based manufacturer of high integrity fastening products to the oil and gas industry, pumps and valve industries has been gaining approvals dur...

SIPOS SEVEN Information Services

A comprehensive range of information sources have been produced to support the launch of SIPOS SEVEN, a new electric valve actuator range. Resources produced by SIPOS Aktorik to en...

YPS Launches New Nozzle Check Valve

YPS Valves, a leading designer and manufacturer of valves for the hydrocarbon processing, chemical, nuclear and off-shore industries worldwide has developed a Nozzle Check Valve, 0...

K Controls enables AS-interface® or DeviceNet™ to be taken into hazardous areas

ISO 9001 accredited valve control specialist K Controls has now obtained a variation to their Exd ATEX and IECEx certificates to enable AS-interface® or DeviceNet™ to be taken into...

Saudi Aramco validates Severn Leeds’ emergency butterfly valve sealant

An emergency butterfly valve sealant system developed by Severn Glocon Group company Severn Leeds has been validated by Saudi Aramco. The Sealant Pressure Injection Reserve Endu...

BS EN 60079-1: 2014 published

BS EN 60079-1: 2014 ‘Explosive Atmospheres – Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosure “d”’ was recently published by BSI. Scope This part of IEC 60079 contains sp...

Functional safety - SIL workshop hosted by AUMA

Functional safety, a key current topic in the process automation industry, will be addressed on 29 April 2015 at a workshop hosted by AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG at the company’s Mu...

Hardide Coatings installs third large reactor in UK in response to growing demand

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility - increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50% ...

Partnership takes on the future of engineering

Yorkshire-based hydraulic engineering firm, Advanced Actuators has partnered with the University of Bradford to take part in one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment schemes. ...

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