Valve User Issue 36 Articles

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Time for a Huddle?: by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Growing up on a farm, as I did, one became quickly attuned to the subtle signs and signals from Mother Nature that trouble was afoot. Our dairy herd huddling together for example w...

Supplier Day Success

Late October saw our first ‘cluster event’ in Brighouse, which proved far more popular than we ever hoped! Northern Regional Dinner On Tuesday 20th, we kicked off with a Nort...

View from the Other Side

This article, the fifth 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 of ...

2015 AGM – Another Belter!

November 27th saw the Annual gather of members and their partners for the 76th BVAA Annual General Meeting incorporating - of course - the Annual Dinner & Ball. The venue for 2...

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

Competition Here’s Bob Peters of Zoedale using his BVAA hat to keep the sun out of his eyes in this exotic location. Can you tell where Bob is? The first correct answer to rob@bva...

Albion Introduces New Range of MCVs

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier has announced the addition of Motorised Control Valves (MCV's) to its ever-expanding product range. With a cho...

No Leakage in 10 Years with Kalrez® Perfluoroelastomer Seals

Dramatic increases in instrument performance and reliability have been achieved where original PTFE gasket seals have been replaced with Kalrez® custom gaskets from the DuPont™ Per...

AllValves Gains Extension of Exclusivity on Sun Yeh Electric Actuators

Following a very successful initial 2 year period, Allvalves Online have secured a two year exclusivity extension with the global electric actuator manufacturer Sun Yeh. Having...

UK’s First Open-access Downhole Test Facility Launched by BHR Group: New facility gives subsea equipment providers fast, onshore access to real-world testing.

BHR Group, the experts in fluid engineering, have launched a commercially available, openaccess downhole test facility, based in Cranfield, UK. The onshore facility is the first of...

Have a Drink on Duvalco

Now offering fully WRAS approved butterfly and gate valves for drinking water duty. In addition to our existing material approvals, we are pleased to announce that we now hold ...

A New, Compact, Heavy Duty Multi-turn Actuator You’ll Want to Phone Home About!

Zoedale Ltd is the sole UK distributor for Bernard Controls Electric Actuators who have recently launched their new ET range in response to customer demand. The ET range is pri...

Automation Scheme Holds Back the Tide to Improve Flood Protection

A new Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric actuator will improve flood protection in a vulnerable area of a coastal town in west Wales. The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it ...

New Year Success for Denholm Valvecare

International valve service supplier Denholm Valvecare continues to fight against falling energy prices and a tough trading climate, with high hopes for 2016. The Aberdeen-base...

AUMA Extends SIL Solutions

TÜV certification achieved by AUMA confirms that the company’s SQ .2 part-turn actuators, SA . 2 multi-turn actuators and AC .2 actuator controls in SIL version comply with the hig...

Advanced Valve Solutions Announce Order from RWE Generation UK: HP Bypass Valves to be installed at the Didcot B CCGT power station

Didcot B Power Station Didcot B is one of a new generation of highly efficient, gas-burning power stations, which has been in commercial operation since 1997. The station is powe...

Flow Technology Services: The DeZurik Rotary Control Valve

The DeZurik RCV Rotary Control Valve has been specially engineered for extremely precise throttling control in severe-service applications in the pulp and paper, chemical, power, p...

BVAA to Exhibit at Fluid Power & Systems 2016

The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) have signed-up to exhibit at Fluid Power & Systems 2016, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham from 12th to14th April 2016. Associatio...

Score Training’s New Specialist Training Facility Officially Open

On Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Score Group plc officially opened their new specialist training facility in Peterhead The facility will be the new headquarters of Score Training a...

Flowstar's New Seawater and Stainless Steel Reducing Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has added a new Berluto product to its extensive range from the German manufacturer. Flowstar has b...

Hardide Coatings Opens New US Production Facility in Virginia

MARTINSVILLE, Va - Hardide Coatings, Inc., the United Kingdom-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, announced the opening of its new Virginia production facility. ...

SMC Meets Market Demand with Long Life Angle Seat Valve

The VXB Series is an angle seat valve for air, steam and heated water which has been created to meet market demand for valves that deliver an extended operating life, low levels of...

Statoil Visits W H Tildesley Ltd Forging: Drop forging specialist W H Tildesley Ltd welcomed Statoil to its manufacturing site in the West Midlands.

Statoil’s Engineers were on site to review the recent NORSOK qualification by Aker Solutions. As a result, W H Tildesley is now included on Statoil’s in-house M-650 list for NO...

Chairman’s Statement

Our March 2015 year-end confirmed that the BVAA had had its best year ever again, with record turnover and activity levels. We have however been acutely conscious of the rapid ...

Director’s Report: ‘Our best year yet, but…’

Regular readers will know that a report of significant growth at BVAA – on several measures - has generally been the norm for the last decade. Indeed so it was in 2015, fiscally ou...

Technical Report

BVAA Technical Service I was deeply honoured to be asked to take over as Technical Consultant at BVAA, an organisation with which my family have been continually associated since...

Training Report: It’s been a year of yet more new and interesting developments in the Training strand.

The first was the introduction of our new ‘Advanced Valves’ course developed by Martin Greenhalgh – sold out and well received at the two deliveries to date. Spread over two days, ...

Valve Working Group

Meetings The Valve Working Group has continued with its regular programme of two meetings per year. The March 2015 meeting involved a very informative visit to the Hardide coatin...

Actuator Working Group

Here at BVAA we’ve been quite busy preparing for revisions of some of our most important standards. As ever we do this by meeting regularly in conjunction with the BSI PSE/18/5 gro...

Marketing Focus

Business Development It’s been a time of considerable change for the BVAA’s Marketing function - the last few months particularly. Our former Marketing & Comms Manager left a...

Activities Report

BVAA AGM A lively and well-attended 2015 AGM at Crewe Hall saw a continuation of the miniconference theme, with four speakers on topics as diverse as Export Finance, Biogas, Nucle...

Inside Rotork UK at Leeds: A sales subsidiary adding value to the experience provided to customers.

Introduction The BVAA recently visited the headquarters of Rotork UK in Leeds. As a Rotork subsidiary, Rotork UK incorporates the UK sales and customer support operations for Roto...

Adding Value to the Motor Operated Valve: Part 2

The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom. In the second of four Masterclass articles we...

Small Yet Mighty, Johnson Valves Launches a New Range of Electric Actuators

Johnson Valves have celebrated their 60th Anniversary by investing in a new in-house actuation department. This third generation family company has formed partnerships with a n...

Parker Bestobell Marine Launches New Compact Valve for Marine Sector

Parker Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has launched a new compact version of its innovative Float Isolation Valve (FLIV). The compact ...

Saint-Gobain Seals Designs and Manufactures Extraordinary Cryogenic Seal for NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Project: Supporting Efforts to Propel Human Beings Deeper into Space

Saint-Gobain Seals reaches a highperformance mark by producing a cryogenic seal of exceptional size (more than six feet wide) for NASA’s “Space Launch System (SLS)” project, which ...

Roto Hammer Chainwheels on the Rotork Valvekits Menu

The acquisition of Roto Hammer adds a market leading and comprehensive range of valve chainwheels to the range of valve mounting kit and associated services provided by Rotork Valv...

AV Actuators Introduce Compact Smart Electric Actuators

New to the European market, the AVA electric valve actuator brings a wealth of features, including a 1 second working time, in a housing the size of a drinks can. The new AVA r...

Orseal Valves Utilised in BP’s £3bn Quad 204 Offshore Project

Quad 204 is the £3bn redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, located 175 km west of Shetland in Blocks 204 and 205 of the UK Continental Shelf, at water depths of 300m ...

Flow Technology for Fish Ladder: 1600mm DeZurik Eccentric Plug Valve Accurately Controls Flow For Fish Ladder Attraction Pool

A USA West Coast engineering firm has designing a fish ladder as part of a water supply project for a public utility district. A fish ladder, constructed beside a dam, allows m...

SMC Releases Easy to Wire Pressure Sensor with M12 Connector for General Fluids

SMC has launched the PSE570 Series to meet increasing demand for a general fluid pressure sensor that is easy to connect and robust enough to withstand high proof pressure and with...

SIPOS’ USB Interface Initiative

A USB interface for the new SIPOS SEVEN actuator offers a number of advantages for electric actuation processes. Benefits reported by SIPOS Aktorik include enhanced data collection...

Russian Refinery Adopts New AUMA Actuation Technology

The JSC TANECO Oil Refining and Petrochemical complex located in Nizhnekamsk, Russia has purchased AUMA’s new actuation solution for lift plug valves. The established supplier ...

Flowstar Now Carry £500k of Nabic with Online Visibility of Stock

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves. Has increased its stock holding of Nabic Safety, Relief and Plant Room Valves. Flowstar have increa...

Saunders®IDV Presents an Updated Image

Saunders®, part of Crane ChemPharma & Energy and an international leader in the design, development and manufacture of diaphragm valves, has embarked on a number of initiatives ove...

IMI SSF Celebrates 50 Years of Fastener Manufacturing Excellence

In 2015 IMI SSF (Stainless Steel Fasteners Ltd) celebrated a great accomplishment, reaching its 50 year anniversary. A huge milestone, this achievement shows what can be done when ...

Leengate Valves Further Cement Ties with Valbia, Italy

Leengate Valves, the UK’s leading valve wholesaler, are proud to bring to the market the brand new Valbia electric actuator with aluminium polyester powder coated housing. Desig...

New Product: New Flange Isolation Standards

A new Shell TAT approved product from James Walker is set to bring new standards of flange isolation to critical applications in the oil, gas and other processing industries. N...

Pneumatrol Unveils New Website

Pneumatrol Limited, the Lancashire-based specialist manufacturer of pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, is pleased to announce the ...

ISIS Oil and Gas Buck the Trend in 2015

ISIS Fluid Control is well known for its experience in several different industries; Hydraulic, Process, Steam and Oil and Gas. In 2015 Isis Oil and Gas bucked the trend and sa...

Allvalves Become an SMC Systems Integrator to Provide Complete Valve Actuation Packages

Following an exploratory meeting at the Allvalves BVAA sponsored stand at Valve World in 2014 and a year of behind the scenes discussions, a partnership has been reached between th...

Smith Flow Control Names New Managing Director, Tracey Goldsmith

Safety interlock and valve management systems expert Smith Flow Control has appointed Tracey Goldsmith as its new managing director. In her new role, Goldsmith is responsible for t...

Don’t Judge a Valve by its Cv

Cv (or Kv) flow factors are published by valve manufacturers to enable flow or pressure drop calculations to be performed without having to analyse the individual design from first...

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division Expands Network in the UK

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division today announced that its Farris Engineering business has entered into an agreement with Furmanite in the UK. Furmanite will represent the Fa...

The Alco Valves Group, which now Forms Part of GRACO Inc’s Oil and Natural Gas Division Announces the Opening of its’ New Office in Dubai

The Alco Valves Group, a global leader in designing and manufacturing Instrumentation Manifolds, Double Block & Bleed valves and piping interface solutions expands global operation...

Flowserve Introduces Valtek® DiamondBack Cavitation Elimination Technology: DiamondBack Is the Control Valve Industry's Most Advanced Design for Cavitating Applications

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced that the introduction of the Valtek DiamondBack...

Emerson Introduces Actuator Asset Control and Monitoring Software to Manage Electric Actuator Assets in the Field

DCMlink enhances plant productivity by unifying all electric actuators on a common platform while allowing plant operators to gain deep insights into asset status and performance. ...

Scottish Water Selects Rotork for New Valve Actuation Framework Contract

Following a formal tender process, Scottish Water has awarded the framework agreement for new valve actuators to Rotork UK. The agreement appoints Rotork as the sole supplier of ne...

ISOLATING VALVES FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS PART 2: TYPE TESTING NEW STANDARD BS ISO 28921-2:2015

What is it? This part of ISO 28921 specifies requirements for the type testing of isolating valves for low-temperature applications to verify the performance of valves at a low te...

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