Valve User Issue 45 Articles

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By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett: Making a Contribution?

We all know the type. ‘First out the taxi, last in the pub.’ The person who manages to reap all the benefits of our friendship group, but makes a rare and negligible contribution. ...

A Series of Fortunate Events: BVAA’s been busy attending industry events up & down the country

DPRTE 2018 The BVAA exhibited at the Defence and Procurement, Research and Technology, Exportability Event - one of the UK’s leading defence procurement and supply chain events in...

Desktop Season!: The BVAA desktop exhibition scene moved into top gear again this spring, with FIVE events being held over a period of just FIVE weeks!

Particularly pleasing was that Rob Boycott and his BVAA support team were able to include some new venues in the mix. First up on 13th March was a visit to new host Apache, Abe...

Member's Testimonial: Rodney Rice, Business Development Director at Langley Alloys attended BVAA's Suppliers Day back in February.

“As a first-time attendee at the recent Supplier Day I would wholeheartedly recommend it to other prospective members. The ability to hold multiple 1-2-1 sessions in quick successi...

Future Leaders - Cohort 3

BVAA's Future Leaders Programme continues into its third, barn-storming season and already the latest Cohort have three sessions well and truly under their belts After an induct...

Valve Training - Delivering Where You Need It!

The spring period is always a busy time for the BVAA Training arm, but the first three months of 2018 has seen one of the busiest and most far-reaching UK programmes to date! Gi...

Mad Hatters - Ross Okines - Going The Extra Mile!: Sporting our BVAA hat in this issue, we have Ross Okines, from Flowserve.

On the 15th of April Flowserve Flow Control’s, Ross Okines, ran the Brighton Marathon to raise money for Seaford Down Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group (D.S.S.N.S.G) in reco...

Introducing the Next Generation of Double Block & Bleed Valve Technology: The Alco Valves XC Range

Alco Valves Group Ltd, part of the international engineering firm Graco, have enhanced its double block and bleed (DBB) valve offering with the release of the XC valve range. The n...

Back by Popular Demand - Casting Design for Valves

BVAA - in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - are delighted to announce the return of training course, ‘Casting Design for Valves.’ Coverage Th...

J+J Stock Power Genex Products

J+J Automation, a leader in valve actuation solutions in the UK for over 20 years now has stock in Matlock of Power Genex products, the quality South Korean manufacturer of pneumat...

Blackhall Engineering Refurbish & Re-manufacture 140-Year-Old Valve: Blackhall Engineering Ltd save critical valve from failure, in one of Yorkshire Water’s oldest reservoirs

Fewston Reservoir, originally built in the period between 1876 and 1879 is located in Washburn valley to the west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England. The capacity of the reservoir ...

Branded Label Printing Service Now Available at Hydravalve (UK): New to April 2018, Hydravalve (UK) can now offer branded labels on all stocked actuators where the customer’s logo and information can be placed

Due to the continuing expansion of the company, Hydravalve (UK) have Invested in thermal technology, allowing the company to create vibrant, robust, UV stable, chemical resistant a...

Managing Commercial Risk

The BVAA is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, they are bringing back their ‘Introduction to Managing Commercial Risk, Contracts & Agreements’ training course Th...

2018 - The Year of the Investor: In times of market uncertainty, the first thought on all companies’ minds is consolidation & reduction

This was evident when the price of Brent Crude Oil collapsed in 2014, organisations all across the Oil & Gas industry initiated cost reduction strategies and re-organisations which...

Kent Introl undertake Major Shutdown on Leading UK Refinery: Kent Introl recently completed a major shutdown project of approximately 140 valves for a leading UK refinery

Having successfully undertaken 3 previous shutdowns for this client, Kent Introl was the first port of call and went on to fulfil requirements within a four week turnaround period....

Masterclass: Using Valves or Actuators in SIL Applications

Part 3: Modelling the reliability of the final element in the safety instrumented system An overview of what needs to be determined for the final element To know what SIL capab...

Langley Alloys - Competitive & Convenient

Langley Alloys’ objective is to provide our customers with a competitive and convenient service. By combining processing with the supply of our materials, we can save time and cost...

Bonomi Extends Valpres Wafer Pattern Ball Valve Range

Bonomi has extended its Valpres Wafer Pattern Ball Valve range with the introduction of new models with carbon or stainless steel bodies, available in a variety of pressure ratings...

Drop Forged 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 size...

LK Valves & Controls Introduce A New Addition To Their Range Of Winel Tank Vent Check Valves

LK Valves & Controls Limited, the Liverpool based stockist & distributor, are proud to announce a new addition to their wide range of marine and general industrial valves, the Wine...

WSG Provalve - Valve Ball and Seat Refurbishment: Size Matters. WSG expand on their extensive CNC capabilities and expertise to grind ball valves between 2” and 46” diameters

A valve ball relies on the roundness and quality of surface finish of its ball and the condition of its seats to create an effective pressure seal. Debris or particulate can be...

Auma Launches Explosion-Proof Variable Speed Actuators: Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA has launched explosion-proof variable speed valve actuators for use in potentially hazardous environment

The new SAVEx actuators for open-close duty and SARVEx multi-turn actuators for modulating duty, combined with intelligent ACVEx actuator controls, provide full control of the moto...

Proud History of Ashdale Engineering & Lifting Services

Formed in 1996, Ashdale Lifting Services have a proud history of providing mechanical, fabrication and engineering solutions to the hydrocarbon and utilities industries Based in...

J3C-S Series J+J Electric Actuators - Flexibility Offers Unrivalled Delivery Times: In many cases these days, orders seem to be being placed nearer to the ‘required on site date,' despite quotations confirming delivery times

This typically results in suppliers having to exert pressure on manufacturing colleagues to pull ‘rabbits out of hats’ to get the products delivered on time, and runs the real risk...

New Kalrez® 7375 Range Of FFKM Sealing Products Offer Outstanding Properties & Performance: The new DuPont™ Kalrez® 7375 innovative FFKM sealing products provide high temperature as well as broad chemical and water/steam resistance properties

Sealing performance, reliability and safety are ensured for applications in the most demanding industrial, chemical and general industrial fields of operation. These high perfo...

Leengate Valves distribute Bronze & Aluminium-bronze Shut-Off Ball Valves by Brandoni

Strong partners for more than a decade, Leengate Valves provide a large range of Brandoni product from stock, part of this product profile focuses on the bronze and full aluminium ...

Pneumatic Systems as a Genuine Alternative: The importance of considering service life costs in water technology

When planning municipal water management systems, it is worthwhile to consider the service life costs. In addition to the purchase price, the follow-up costs such as operation, ene...

Albion Valves UK - The Growing Population Paradox

Paul Wightman, Technical Specifications Manager at Albion Valves UK Ltd talks about the paradox of a growing population; an increasingly sprawling built environment and ever decrea...

How Versatile is the M65 Valve?: Offshore or underwater, it works just the same

The M65 range of pilot operated valves is manufactured by Nadi Srl in Italy to provide the functionality of conventional solenoid valves but without the electrical control. The val...

Rotork CK Actuators at Mexican WWT Plant Following Upgrade

A gate valve upgrade project at the Los Horcones waste water treatment plant in Sinaloa, Mexico has enabled the operator to install Rotork CK modular electric valve actuators Th...

Bifold’s Circuit Designer – Modular Solutions with Drag & Drop System

The Bifold Circuit Designer allows you to design a bespoke modular solution or tubed valve circuit comprising a series of valves in any order or orientation (where applicable) usin...

Rotork Valve Actuation Robust & Accurate: Robust and accurate Rotork valve actuation at the centre of advanced oil tanker VOC emission control system

Minimising the emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from oil tankers during the fluctuating ambient conditions experienced during sea voyages is vitally important from bo...

Finding Hidden Cost Savings in Control Valve Selection

Power plant operators are facing the need to maintain strong business results with shareholders demanding better return for their investment, in the search for cost savings, contro...

Festo's VTEM Motion Terminal - Revolution in AutomationFesto's VTEM Motion Terminal - Revolution in Automation

Revolution in automation: Festo’s new VTEM Motion Terminal enables the activation of new functions via apps, so machine developers can create a basic machine type and equip it with...

7 Steps to Help Achieve Functional Safety

Automated safety systems are increasingly being integrated around the world and across diverse industries – including process, household and commercial products, medical, nuclear, ...

Enermech's Minteg Make inroads in Australian LNG and Oil & Gas Sectors

Aberdeen-headquartered maintenance, inspection & integrity specialist, MInteg, have opened their first international base as it targets growth in new geographic markets The faci...

136 Years of Experience Behind Latest Packing Innovations: James Walker is a name synonymous with sealing technology in the valve industry

In fact, the business has been around since 1882 so it’s fair to say it is somewhat an area of expertise. Worldwide, today the company has over 2,000 experts focused on solving cus...

Retrofit, the Key to Supporting the UK’s Manufacturing Revival?: Les Littlewood, Sales Director at Albion Valves UK Ltd asks, "Is retrofit the key to supporting the UK’s manufacturing revival?”

According to the EEF, The Manufacturer’s Organisation, British manufacturers are planning for improved trading conditions in the year ahead, with export a particularly encouraging ...

Safety-First Approach for New APL7 Switchbox: Actuated Solutions is announcing the launch of the new APL7 switchbox to the UK market

Designed with safety in mind, the product boasts an ATEX approved aluminium body (for use in hazardous environments) and, unusually for this type of product, an integral single coi...

Saunders Diaphragm Valves

For the most part engineers have a good understanding of metallurgy used in aseptic processing. However, the critical importance of non-metallic components, such as the diaphragm, ...

Hobbs 44″ Double Block & Bleed - 'Houston we have a solution'

Double block & bleed valves are something of a speciality for Hobbs Valve. Hobbs Valve pride ourselves on our ability to design bespoke solutions to your specific needs. Our...

Solving the Threefold Challenge of Fugitive Emissions in Chemical Processing with Valves

Since the days of the industrial revolution, the chemical industry has been encumbered by fugitive emissions challenges, with global emissions trends on the rise and world powers i...

Precision, High-Quality, & Simple to Use – That’s What You Expect From CLIMAX | CALDER: The CLIMAX | CALDER valve repair machines are powerful, rigid, high-performance machines designed for easy handling and installation

You can quickly change grinding disks and adjust the grind-pressure during operation. Solid construction, sealed lubrication, and pre-loaded bearings ensure long life and low maint...

Special Quality Alloys Ltd wears NORSOK Seal of Approval

Back in 2014, Sheffield based Special Quality Alloys Ltd, were successfully certified a NORSOK M650 approved manufacturer for open-die forgings & rolled rings in F51 Duplex and F55...

Hydravalve (UK) Now Stock WRAS Approved Bronze Ball Valves

Hydravalve’s Process Valves & Actuation catalogue was released on the 8th January and since then are pleased to announce the positive feedback and support from customers’ Follow...

The Challenges of Meeting International Oil & Gas Valve Sealing Requirements

NORSOK M710, NACE TM0297, ISO 10423 (API 6A) and similar testing standards provide general methods for qualifying manufacturers of elastomeric valve seals – as well as their sealin...

Parker Completes Range of Double Block & Bleed Valves for Oil & Gas

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion & control technologies, now has a complete range of valves that conform to the API 6A specification for Christmas tree and wellhead app...

BVAA’s Technical Hot Spot: EN 736-1 :2018 Valves - Terminology - Part 1: Definition of types of valves. Updated standard issued

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the denominations of valves to provide a uniform and systematic terminology for all types of valves. Why Is it Important?: The ma...

HH Valves Ltd Complete Supply of Forged Pressure Seal Check Valves into South Africa

HH Valves recently completed the supply of two 16" block forged 1690# pressure seal check valves into South Africa, as part of a project consisting of various high pressure forged ...

AIV acquires Zenith Supply

AIV, LP, a Houston-based global wholesale distributor of valves and actuators for the oil & gas, power generation, chemical, petrochemical, refining, pulp and paper and water treat...

Ultravalve Cements Mondeo Relationship

Ultravalve has celebrated 25 years as an exclusive distributor for Italian valve specialist Mondeo, by being awarded an extension to its sole supplier territory The Midlands-bas...

Webtec - Industry Standard-Bearer: Nigel Moore, Engineering Director at hydraulics expert Webtec shares his thoughts on the latest ISO 9001 quality management system

Many think that certification to the ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) is a fairly routine exercise, but in reality there is no shortage of effort involved. Here at Webtec, ...

Leengate Distribute Ghibson Butterfly & Check Valves

With a strong reputation spanning over 35 years, Ghibson export products all over the world and work closely with Leengate Valves in the UK to develop & distribute butterfly valves...

The Seetru Screw Jack: A simple and effective hydraulic tester for safety valves – now available to customers!

Overview: The Seetru Screw Jack is a simple yet effective device which was initially designed to allow technicians from our Engineering Services division to quickly and accurately...

New SmartAct® Small Electric Actuator Launch

Fresh from receiving the Queens Award and National Family Business Championship in 2017, The Smart Actuator Company team has worked hard to bring the new Small (0-40 Nm) electric a...

Great British Valve Group Hat Trick

The Great British Valve Group are pleased to announce that Hobbs Precision Engineering join both Cambrian Valves Limited & Hobbs Valve Limited in certification to ISO:9001. Foll...

25 Years Working in the Valve Position Monitoring Industry

The realisation that 2018 represented the 25th anniversary of my starting full time employment in the Valve Position Monitoring Industry arrived with an element of shock a few week...

Bonomi UK Showcases Hydraulic Components Portfolio: Bonomi UK release hydraulic components brochure, displaying a wide range of products available to their customers

Bonomi (UK) Ltd has published a hydraulic components brochure, showcasing the comprehensive selection of products available to customers from its network of specialist European man...

Oxford Flow Raises Over £6m to Fuel Global Growth & Sector Expansion

Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for water and gas distribution, oil and gas and industrial process applications, has raised £6.1m in a funding round to suppo...

Saunders® IDV Saving Cost & Delivering Environmental Benefits

Saunders® Industrial Diaphragm Valves (IDV) plastic-lined valves coated in a new corrosion-resistant powder are saving cost and delivering environmental benefits The Saunders® I...

Gee Graphite Provide Gasket & Sealing Products

Founded in 1989 and based in Dewsbury, England, Gee Graphite provide a range of industrial gasket & sealing products through adaptable, high quality, innovative solutions via the c...

Electro-Hydraulic Quifer KEH Failsafe Series launches in the UK

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has announced the exclusive availability of the KEH series quarter turn actuators from Quife...

All Complete for the Clients: Combination of pressure measuring instruments with instrumentation valves and accessories as a complete solution

Critical situations in the process are often looked after with pressure gauges and process transmitters in combination with valves and protective devices. Plant operators can insta...

DMI Young & Cunningham Ltd acquire International Procurement Ltd (IPL)

The IPL business found itself in some financial difficulties during the early part of 2018 and had called in business advisors and subsequent liquidators FRP The business was pu...

BS EN 12266-1:2012, BS EN 12516-3:2002, BS EN 15081:2007

BS EN 12266-1:2012 "Industrial valves - Testing of metallic valves - Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria - Mandatory requirements" BS EN 12516-3:20...

Using Position Transmitters on Automated Valves for Enhanced Plant Operational Efficiency & Safety

Over the past 30 years, globalisation, pressures on costs and the desire for greater efficiencies have led to a significant reduction in manpower and an explosion in the automati...

A Heart of Steel

Founded in 1932, Maher Limited is a Sheffield based stockholder and processor of high strength, high performance alloys including nickel alloys (718, 625, 400 and 500), copper allo...

Valve User Magazine Issue 45
Summer 2018 // Issue 45
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