Valve User Issue 37 Articles

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‘When Oil Comes Back…’

This is the frequently quoted prelude I hear to yet another theory about how things will be in the valve industry once ‘things return to normal’ in the oil and gas sector. I’m b...

Realising global opportunities: Every day, in countries around the world, there are business opportunities for BVAA member companies.

The government is working with commercial partners to bring these opportunities to you, and to clearly signpost the support available to help you realise them. Visit www.exportingi...

Record Breaking Order Thanks to BVAA Membership

Heap & Partners have secured the biggest order in their 150- year history thanks to their BVAA membership. Back in 2013 Heap & Partners spotted a potential enquiry published to all...

View from the Other Side

Chris Warnett CEng MIMechE, is president of CPLloyd Consulting Inc. (www.cplloydconsulting.com.), providing marketing and applications expertise for the valve automation industry a...

Enhanced Training at the BVAA!: The BVAA Training Suite has just gone through a major upgrade, to further enhance our valve training experience.

March 2106 saw the introduction of a new range of training equipment at the ‘Peter Churm Technical Centre,’ (PCTC) an important part of the BVAA’s facility in Banbury, UK. We asked...

BVAA Activities: Spring is traditionally a time for the BVAA Working Groups to meet again and 2016 is no exception.

Valve WG The Valve Working Group met on 10th March, at the kind invitation of KT Hydraulics in Elland. As well as the usual agenda, TEG (Technical Expert Group) and BSI Reports, t...

Auma’s Generous Donation

As part of the recent upgrading of BVAA’s training facility, and in connection with their supply of specially adapted training actuators, Auma UK kindly made a significant donation...

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

Competition Here’s keen cyclist Mike Day using his BVAA hat for some welcome shade, whilst others take advantage of a more opportune solution; but what is the delta-winged jet? Th...

Charity Hatters

Reading Half Marathon Susan Sanders, Russell Adamson, Colin Brown and Matt Harris of HSP Valves all competed in the half marathon together with Isobel Davies (not pictured) and th...

BVAA New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: Balluff Ltd LK Valves & Controls Ltd PrimoTek Associates Gemü Valves Ltd Latty Internat...

LK Valves & Controls Joins The BVAA: LK Valves & Controls Ltd, the Liverpool based stockist and distributor, has joined the British Valve and Actuator Association.

The company’s main focus is on the stocking and distribution of a wide range of valves, actuators and ancillary pipeline equipment for both the industrial and marine markets. Forme...

Ian Sully, former Managing Director, AUMA Actuators Ltd

It is with deep regret that the AUMA Group announces the death of Ian Sully, a former Managing Director of its UK subsidiary, AUMA Actuators Ltd. Ian passed away on 15th April ...

ATEX DIRECTIVE 2014/34/EU

What is it? This Directive applies to the following products: (a) equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres; (b) safety devices, con...

WSG - The Three Bests: That’s the philosophy of the newest player in the valve repair and refurbishment market.

“Employ the best people, have the best equipment in the industry, and provide the best possible service to our customers,” explained WSG Managing Director Gareth Turner. Speaki...

Assentech Limited: Wins Outstanding Performance Award

Assentech Limited are a UK based leading supplier of equipment, services and technical expertise in the fields of Tank Storage and Process Safety. Assentech have successfully been ...

Flowstar Stock API Safety Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has increased its stock of the Broady 3500 API / ASME Safety Valve in Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel ...

New Product: Activalve

Hydravalve UK Ltd, the West Midlands based stockist of valves, actuators, pneumatics and hydraulics, have added the new Activalve product to its extensive range. Every year man...

Reducing Friction by More Than 30%, The Stem Slides Rather than Rubs

The new packing LATTYflon 3265LM contains a corrosion inhibitor (exclusive LATTY process) that durably protects all the parts of the fitting. This packing consists of a braided...

Orseal Valves in Unique Offshore Project

A major offshore development in the UAE, the Upper Zakum oil field project has an estimated value of US$3.7billion and Orseal were delighted to be selected by the Phase 2 consortiu...

New High Pressure Valves Released for Marine Sector

Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has developed a range of high pressure cryogenic valves that are fully appr...

That’s Not What It Was Designed For!

Ten years or so ago, Nadi srl in Italy took their solenoid valve technology and applied it to a customer requirement for pressure vessel integrity testing. The result was the V...

Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Strengthens Management

Hydraulic solutions provider Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering has strengthened its management team with a series of key appointments to support the company’s growth in the UK and o...

New ABB App Highlights Potential Compressed Air Energy Savings: New ABB app points the way to compressed air savings in valve control applications.

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. ...

SIBA BeerX 2016 – A Review

With 2015 seeing a huge decline in business from the UK Oil and Gas industry, Valve and Actuator reseller Zoedale Ltd decided it was time to target another industry. For the la...

Quickits’ Wheels Keep on Turning

Despite the significant reduction of project orders within the valve and actuator industry, mainly due to the low oil price, Quickits continue to invest with the launch of the new ...

Absolute Feedback Systems for Efficient Drives

The BML series from Balluff offers rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurement systems, which are ideal for installation or direct integration into drive and ...

Flowstar Stock European Steam Safety Valves

Flowstar Ltd, the Hull based stockist of safety, relief and reducing valves, has increased its stock of the Besa Steam Safety Valves. Besa valves are fully manufactured within Euro...

New Hydraulic Gear Flow Meters Can Take the Pressure

Webtec, the hydraulic measurement and control company, based in Cambridgeshire, UK has announced the launch of a brand new range of high-pressure, precision gear flow meters rated ...

Optimising Safety Measures in High Pressure Systems

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier, is advising distributors to ensure they check for type test approvals and certification of the EU's Pressure Equ...

Keep It Clean… Reduce Emissions from Aged Plant

In a time where industries are driven to improve safety, reduce emissions and to maximise on key assets, we are constantly surprised to learn that preventative maintenance isn’t al...

Getting to Grips with HIPPS

Robert Walker, Director at Severn Glocon Group, urges a closer look at High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems Oil and gas production facilities and processing plants are fac...

Introducing Primotek Associates Limited

As the latest member of the “BVAA family” a North West based valve consultancy offers a different set of skills to the valve industry and to the Association Membership in particula...

Smith Flow Control Custom Builds Operating Panel to Enhance Valve Safety and Efficiency

Oil & gas company Eni Norge approached valve safety expert Smith Flow Control to help simplify its valve processes on the Goliat Field oilfield. Smith Flow Control provided a s...

Three Decades of Problem Solving for Process Industries

DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) were developed some three decades ago and have delivered outstanding sealing reliability throughout, even in the most aggressive pro...

ERIKS UK’s Top 10 Tips: Selecting the Right Gasket

Gaskets can often be overlooked in manufacturing and process operations, despite providing a vital seal between mating surfaces. It is only when they start to fail that their impor...

Emerson Introduces Wirelessly-Monitored Storage Tank Safety Valves

New Enardo 850/950 Series with Smart Wireless technology provides immediate information to help prevent safety and emissions problems. Emerson Process Management has introduced...

Rotork Valve Actuators at Hub of Automated Flood Alleviation Scheme

An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in We...

Remote Valve Operator Eases Water and Wastewater Processes

The FlexiDrive from Smith Flow Control helps workers in the water and wastewater industry remotely operate valves in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations. The FlexiDrive’s line...

Comprehensive Sealing Solutions

Groupe LATTY delivers comprehensive sealing solutions for industrial valves and fittings, including the supply of standard and tailored parts as well as qualification and training....

Orseal Valves at Filanovskogo – One of the Largest Crude Oil Finds in Decades

The Filanovskogo (Filanovsky) field, 50k offshore in the Northern Caspian Sea, was discovered in 2005. With reserves of 153.1 million tonnes of oil and 32.2 billion cubic metres of...

New IQ Valve Actuator Has Optimised Stem Acceptance and Torque Output

Rotork has introduced a new model in its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output ...

Valveforce Appointed Exclusive UK Distributor for All Clorius Controls A/S Products

BVAA Member Valveforce has announced they are the new exclusive UK distributor for Clorius Controls who recognise them as the control valves specialists that provides outstanding t...

Balluff's Magnetostrictive Linear Position Measuring Systems with IO-Link

Position measuring systems from Balluff stand for the precise detection of measurement paths in large parts of the manufacturing and assembly industry. With the Micropulse BTL6 Pro...

How Smart Positioners Can Save You Money

Maybe you think that your existing conventional valve positioners provide the accuracy you need. However, Jo Kirkbride, for ABB Measurement & Analytics UK, argues that there are to...

NABIC – Offers a Comprehensive Range of Safety & Control Valves

NABIC has long been recognised as the industry standard for commercial and industrial hot water applications. In fact, NABIC valves, available in gunmetal and stainless steel, are ...

Manufacturing Accolade for SMC Pneumatics

Milton Keynes company SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning the trophy for Manufacturing at the Business Achievement Awards 2016. At the biggest annual gathering of lo...

ACTUATED VALVES AND CONFORMITY TO THE ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE 2006/42/EC

What is it? This European Directive specifies the essential Health and Safety Requirements applicable to machinery. The BVAA Guidelines supported by CEIR takes the view that most ...

EnerMech Records Group Profits of £26 Million

UK Revenues Grow to £140 Million and £4.5 Million Profit. Company Well Positioned for Oil Industry’s Call for Greater Co-operation. Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, grew...

Innovative Hydraulic Tester Shortlisted for Industry Award

A new generation in portable hydraulic testers that talks wirelessly to your mobile phone designed by Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control manufacture...

METAL BALL VALVES FOR PETROLEUM, PETROCHEMICAL AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES BS EN ISO 17292

What is it? BS EN ISO 17292 The purpose of this International Standard is the establishment, in ISO format, of basic requirements and practices for flanged, butt-welding, socket w...

EnerMech Sign Up to Distribute Parker Hannifin Technologies

EnerMech Australia has signed a distribution agreement with Parker Hannifin, the world’s largest motion and control technologies company. The agreement will see mechanical engi...

Parker Bestobell Secures Contract to Supply Valves for Canadian Tankers

Parker Bestobell Marine part of the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has received its first order to sup...

T-T Flow: The Number One Choice

T-T Flow, specialists in bespoke valve solutions, have recently secured a number of custom jobs which has made them the number one choice when it comes to out of the ordinary commi...

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...

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