Valve User Issue 34 Articles

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Inspired by an Engineer!

A few months ago, as I listened to the radio on one of my many long car journeys, I became entranced by one of the most thought-provoking interviews I’ve ever heard. The intervi...

Aberdeen Valve Training

The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA), the valve industry’s voice, trade body and leading provider of valve and actuator training, is bringing two of its most popular t...

View from the other side: The balance between Cost, Credibility and Confidence

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 ...

Forthcoming BVAA Events

Aberdeen Golf Day BVAA's popular Scottish Customer Golf Day is back for its 4th edition. The event will be held at Inverurie Golf Club, on Thursday 24th September 2015. The ev...

New Members

The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine: Alpine Metal Tech Whitford WH Partnership...

PED AMENDMENT SI 2015 No. 399 NOW EFFECTIVE

SI 2015/399 (The Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations) 2015 is in force from 1st June 2015. These Regulations amend the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (S.I.1999/ 2001...

BVAA's New Technical Expert Groups (TEGs)

‘BVAA has recently undertaken a radical overhaul of its management of technical work, both inside and outside of the Association,’ writes BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett. ‘It is cruci...

THE NEW ATEX DIRECTIVE 2014/34/EU

There is a new ATEX Directive: 94/9/EC has been aligned to the New Legislative Framework (NLF). The new number is 2014 /34/EU. There is no change to the scope and the Essential...

Flowstar joins BVAA

Flowstar Ltd, one of the world’s largest stockists of safety, relief and reducing valves, has joined BVAA. The company, which has a strong tradition of supplying industrial valves ...

ARC Energy Take On ‘The Cotswold Plod’

For the second year running an Arc Energy team entered this gruelling 39.8 mile walk along the Cotswold way to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children. Our team we...

Advanced Valve Solutions is the Primary Channel for Hora and Persta Valves and Spares for the UK and Ireland

With many years of engineering experience on Hora and Persta valves in critical power generation applications Advanced Valves Solutions (AVS) offers more than just products. In...

AUMA UK achieves Wessex Water approved supplier status

AUMA UK, which has been an established supplier of electric actuators to Wessex Water for over a decade, has achieved approved supplier status from the utility. As part of the ...

WRAS Approval Opens up New Markets for Albion

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier, has secured approval from the UK's Water Regulations Approval Scheme (WRAS), on their range of solenoid valves, ...

SIPOS Develops Data Sources

An extensive application data sheet resource has been developed by SIPOS Aktorik. Designed to provide at-a-glance summaries of installations and technologies for the company’s e...

Center Line® 200 Resilient Seated Butterfly Valves Approved for Lead-free Service

Center Line® 200 Resilient Seated Butterfly Valves from Crane ChemPharma & Energy are now NSF-61 & NSF-372 certified for potable water and lead-free service. Certification to N...

How do you Maintain Site Safety and Efficiency?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has contacted two of our customers in the past week, requesting evidence of their site’s preventative maintenance and management of ageing pla...

Engineering the Next Generation of ‘Valve Doctors’

Over the past 50 years, IMI Critical and IMI CCI has been serving customers throughout the world, solving a variety of valve-related problems. Our product is the combination of sup...

EnerMech Shaping Next Generation of Engineers

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to mentor the next generation of chartered and incorporated engineer...

Rotork launches 3rd generation IQT intelligent part-turn valve actuator

The introduction of the new Rotork IQT electric valve actuator brings the advanced functionality and asset management capabilities of Rotork’s 3rd generation intelligent technology...

Colson X-Cel Appoint Malaysian Agent: Turcomp Engineering Services Snd Bhd and Colson X-Cel make partnership official.

Following an initial meeting at OSEA 2015 with key personel from Turcomp and 6 months of strong business between Colson X-Cel and Turcomp the two parties have now officially sealed...

Zoedale appointed Sole UK distributor for Guth Valves

Zoedale has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for the high quality German made Guth Hygienic Valves. The team at Zoedale will be selling these valves into the UK brewing se...

KKI wins offshore contract to supply valves to Johan Sverdrup offshore field

Engineering firm, KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), has today announced that it has successfully won a contract to supply all control and choke valves to Statoil/Aker Solutions for one of th...

Cost Reductions Achieved by Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring: Part One: Score Diagnostics Limited’s Portable MIDAS Meter®

In any market where the returns on capital invested are diminishing, the first reaction of the stakeholders inside many organisations in that market is to immediately focus on redu...

AUMA introduces fail safe actuator innovation

For applications with significant hazard potential in the oil & gas sector and other industrial markets, fail safe actuators are required. These specialist devices automaticall...

Ichthys LNG Project Uses Smith Flow Control Interlocks for Safe Pipeline Processes

The Ichthys LNG Project, one of the most significant oil and gas projects in the world, is using Smith Flow Control’s safety interlocks and valve actuators throughout its facility ...

Red Dragon to Exhibit Sitecna® range at Offshore Europe: Showing Offshore

The Italian manufactured Sitecna® range of ATEX certified air preparation and flow control will be displayed on the Red Dragon stand 1A29, for the first time at SPE Offshore Europe...

VALVE TERMINOLOGY - COMPONENTS prEN736-2

What is it?: BS EN736-2 is the middle part of a three part series of standards defining Terminology used in BS EN valve product standards. This part deals with those items that are...

New NORSOK Qualifications for W H Tildesley Forgings: W H Tildesley Ltd has just received its latest set of NORSOK qualifications

New M650 Edition 4 QTRs extend Tildesley’s qualification until mid-2020. Materials covered are super duplex stainless steels F51 (UNS S31803), F55 (UNS S32760) and austenitic stain...

‘Plugging’ the issues; an alternative to Ball Valves

There is nothing “new” in the World may be a slightly overstated cliché given the plethora of technologies, techniques and triumphs that we read about on a weekly basis – but it is...

Alpha Controls to Showcase Key Product Ranges at Offshore Europe

Alpha Controls will be exhibiting some key product ranges, from the extensive variety they supply to the Oil and Gas market, at Offshore Europe 2015. Visitors to the show can find ...

Advanced Valve Solutions is your subsea PLR equipment partner

Advanced Valve Solutions (AVS) has recently undertaken a number of large projects where we supplied all the valves and hot stabs for temporary subsea pig launch and receive station...

Bestobell Reaches 200th Vessel Milestone

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has reached a significant milestone in the company’s history, after receiving the 200th order for its cryogenic va...

Pentair Launches New LNG Pressure Relief Valve for Increased Flow Efficiency

Pentair Valves & Controls is expanding its Anderson Greenwood pressure relief product range with the launch of an improved design of its pilot-operated pressure relief valve (POPRV...

Tube Connection Breakthrough from Parker

Flared cone design prevents tube ejection and incorporates redundant second seal for enhanced reliability. Very short make-up time: up to 5 times faster than traditional cone and t...

Into the Deep: Heaps Delivers on First Subsea Project

Heap & Partners has recently delivered valves for a subsea application for the first time in its history. The 3˝ ASME 1500 RTJ flanged valves, are part of Heaps' Phase range o...

Cost Reductions Achieved by Valve Condition and Performance Monitoring: Part Two: V-MAP® G3 and MIDAS® Sensor

In any market where the returns on capital invested are diminishing, the first reaction of the stakeholders inside many organisations in that market is to immediately focus on redu...

YPS Valves – Special Purpose Valves, Made in the UK

YPS Valves is a major UK manufacturer of special purpose valves for service within the oil, petrochemical, offshore, nuclear and other industries which require a high quality valve...

James Walker and Teadit awarded Shell global supply contract for sealing products

Sealing product engineering specialists James Walker and Teadit have signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to supply the gasket re...

Pioneering new 10˝ LNG Transfer Systems delivered to Excelerate Energy

KLAW LNG has delivered two new LNG Transfer Systems to Excelerate Energy. This ground-breaking technology is the first LNG Hose Transfer System that combines the advantages of KLAW...

Cutting tool training pays dividends at Pneumatrol

Established over 50 years ago Lancashire-based Pneumatrol has become a leading manufacturer and solution provider of pneumatic and electromagnetic valves, with customers across the...

Exciting New Aberdeen Appointment for Pressure Tech: It is exciting times for Pressure Tech as they welcome Andy Carruthers to their expanding team.

Andy has recently joined Pressure Tech as a Sales Engineer and will be responsible for providing Scotland and the Nordic countries with his technical expertise and knowledge. Press...

Hydravalve – Lean Efficiency Reaps Rewards

Hydravalve of Willenhall, West Midlands have recently installed three Kardex Remstar Shuttles’. The purpose of the shuttles’ is to optimise utilisation of storage space in a compac...

Switch to Rotork restores reliability on River Thames weir

Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames. Hambleden ...

Open Day a Huge Success

ValvTechnologies Europe, UK-based distributor of ValvTechnologies products and part of MCE Group’s valve shutdown and repair service centre, recently hosted customers, prospects em...

SMC UK Announces New Managing Director

SMC Pneumatics (UK) Limited announces that after seventeen years leading the company, Steve Bangs has stepped down from his position as Managing Director. He is succeeded by the co...

Mokveld Opens New Head Office: Mokveld Valves BV, expert in engineered valve systems for the worldwide oil & gas markets, has opened its new head office in Gouda, The Netherlands.

To support the continuing growth of Mokveld, a brand new state-ofthe- art 3000 square meter head office opened this January. In addition, the factory was expanded with a new 500 m2...

Is Static batch sampling a thing of the past?

Incorporating Process Analytical Technology (PAT) into a reactor bottom outlet valve, using the MultiProbe® - SchuF PAT Solution allows analysis, and control to be carried out by t...

K Controls Valve Position Monitors certified for USA & Canada: 007-100 and 007-120 AExd and Explosion Proof Valve Position Monitors now carry the following certification:

USA: Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups B, C and D. Class II, Groups E, F and G. Class III. T4/T6; Type 4, 4X, 6 and 6P. Class I, Zone 1, AEx d IIC T4/T5/T6. Zone 21, AEx tb/tD....

Major SIPOS actuator order for San Diego water authority

The advanced capabilities of SIPOS Aktorik’s electric actuators have enabled the company to secure a major order from San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) in California. Th...

New guides announce ABB’s service offerings for flow calibration and valve testing: ABB’s flow and valve services explained by new publications

ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has released two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from abb.service@ gb.abb.com...

Leengate Valves Sponsor Spireites

Leengate Valves have agreed to sponsor the club's warm-up kit for the next two seasons. The agreement extends the company's long association with the club. Leengate Valves spon...

Orseal Launches New Made in Europe Range

Orseal’s new TechSeal valves take on low cost imports by combining premium quality with exceptionally competitive prices A high proportion of European companies still turn to t...

Emerson’s New Butterfly Valve Combines Cost Savings With High-Performance

Fisher® 8590 high-performance butterfly valve features a highly optioned, single design platform that reduces engineering, installation, operational and maintenance costs Emers...

Hobbs Valve to Celebrate 10 Years of Successful Trading: Innovative British Manufacturer to hold open day on 2nd October 2015

Hobbs Valve, industry leaders in the design and manufacture of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves (TOBV), celebrate 10 Years in business in October 2015. UK based Hobbs Valve is at the...

Improving measurement and process performance using smart instruments and asset management systems: Developments in smart instrumentation and asset management systems are offering a raft of new opportunities for today’s process operators.

Providing real-time access to an expanded array of information, these developments can help to dramatically improve process performance. Jo Kirkbride, Product Manager UK & Ireland,...

Valve User Magazine Issue 34
Autumn 2015 // Issue 34
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