Valve Working Group at BEL Valves

BVAA Valve WG pictured with some of BEL Valves’ Shah Deniz range

To business – getting to grips with the nitty-gritty of
technical and standards work.
The Valve WG’s autumn meeting was held on 4th October 2017 at the hugely impressive BEL Valves facility in Newcastle, and covered topics as diverse as testing, standards, directives, etc.

For those unfamiliar with its work, the BVAA Valve Working Group has, for nearly all our 80 years, been the forum for steering and developing technical work in the association, and indeed the industry. It is responsible for inputting in to BSI, ISO, CEN, API and other standards, creating and managing Technical Expert Groups, legislation – indeed essentially for any other technical matters affecting the industry.

With hundreds of years’ of collective experience, the WG is also an extremely useful forum for knowledge transfer – and we were delighted to welcome some new faces to the group on this occasion. Being able to mix and network with such phenomenally experienced engineers can only help them with their careers.

This was the working group’s first visit to BEL in 13 years, and the transformation in the business and the site was quite staggering. Highlight of the day for all however was the tour of the newly established BEL Engineering business – a truly world class facility.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 43

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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