Valve User Issue 11 Articles

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BVAA at 70 - Stronger than ever!: Hello and welcome to the eleventh issue of Valve User magazine!

Is it really autumn already? Time is certainly marching on this year, but 2009 is also a celebratory year for the BVAA, as it marks our 70th anniversary. The association was borne ...

Mad Hatters

In this issue, Abi Collins and friends – plus the hat – have travelled to the Caribbean. In this photo, the girls are pictured with a unique ‘Co Co’ taxi, but where was it taken? T...

‘Barmy’ ‘Brollies’

Neil Kirkbride (BEL Valves) is photographed sporting a BVAA brolly at the Le Mans 24 hour race. There’s a similar prize if you’re the first to identify this year’s winning Le Mans ...

Yet More New Members!

The membership of the BVAA continues to grow at an impressive rate... this month’s new recruits include:- EBRO Valves Schischek Ltd Zettlex Printed Technologies Ltd Shuck Val...

Achema Success!: BVAA’s impressive new stand

BVAA had a very successful exhibition at Achema in May, where we took the opportunity to ‘debut’ our brand new exhibition stand. Most members seem to have had a very busy show we h...

BVAA welcomes -Sam Ingarfield

BVAA are delighted to welcome Samantha Ingarfield as the newest member of the team. Sam recently completed a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing Management at Oxford Brookes University. ...

Desktop Exhibition at Snamprogetti

On 21st April 2009, BVAA members were delighted to accept an invitation to exhibit once again at Snamprogetti in Basingstoke. A total of thirty companies exhibited, including on th...

Best Ever Training

BVAA are delighted to report our most successful ‘Training Week’ yet, held recently at the BVAA’s HQ in Banbury, England. Nearly ninety students signed up for the courses in late A...

Still Mystified by SILs?

For several years now BVAA has been providing a one day introductory course to the subject, delivered by Bob Smith and Roger Stillman. The next course is on Friday, 9th October at ...

BVAA at AMRC

BVAA held its most recent Executive Committee meeting at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, in Rotherham, UK. The facility also hosts the ‘Rolls Royce Factory ...

sc@nuclear

Thanks to our friends at the Nuclear Industries Association, twenty-four BVAA members attended the recent sc@nuclear supply chain events held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Atten...

MICK BURKE

It is our very sad duty to report the recent passing of Mick Burke, Valve Actuation Sales Manager for Davis Pneumatic Systems. Mick was one of the most cheerful people one could...

Seals WG Continues

23rd June 2009 saw the second meeting of the BVAA’s new Seals Working Group at the Association’s Banbury HQ. The working group continues to try and resolve the many problems as...

RFID Tagging is Here to Stay: By Barrie Kirkman

During the recent Achema exhibition, while visiting the BVAA stand, I became involved in an impromptu discussion on the merits of RFID tagging of valves and associated equipment. T...

Technical Groups visit RAL & ISIS

On 21st May, the combined Valve and Actuator WGs visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Didcot, Oxon), at the kind invitation of former BVAA Chairman Mr John Vandore. After a ...

Appointments - UK manufacturer Midland-ACS continues to invest in its people

Sticking with their ideology to that continuing to invent, innovate and invest is the best way forward and produce the best results in the future, UK based manufacturer Midland-ACS...

Safety Engineering Company Smith Flow Control has promoted Mike Fynes to Sales and Marketing Director

Mike joined SFC in 2002 as Sales and Marketing Manager and has been instrumental in driving the company’s strong sales performance, particularly in China and USA. Mike is also resp...

Blackhall uses Armoloy

Valve specialists Blackhall Engineering are now using Armoloy surface coating on their recently developed range of large bore “anti-seize” diverter valves (350mm to 600mm) that are...

Adanac’s 1000th low temperature test

Adanac have recently completed their 1000th low temperature test since they officially began offering cryogenic testing as an in house service in 2003. Formed in 1987, Adanac hav...

New Norgren Herion Ventilation Protector

In outdoor installations, pilot air may not be directed into the environment without a protective system for the control units. Aggressive ambient air or moisture, which can lead t...

ASCO’s New Compact Stopper Cylinders

ASCO Numatics has introduced a range of pneumatic stopper cylinders designed for light and medium work holding and conveyor applications in the packaging, logistics and automotive ...

Truflo Marine retain IIP Accreditation

Following our recent post recognition review, Truflo Marine is pleased to announce that it has for the third time met the standard required to retain recognition as an ‘Investor in...

AUMA secures major water project

AUMA actuators have supported a major refurbishment of Boughton Water Treatment Works in Chester. The scheme illustrates AUMA’s comprehensive product portfolio, the benefits of its...

PPE ExpandsPPE Completes Research, Manufacturing and Training Facilities Expansion

£5m factory expansion completed ahead of time. High performance elastomer seals specialist, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) has completed the three year, £5m, expansion of its ...

New Technology for Non-Contact Position Sensing

Cambridge based Zettlex is a new BVAA member. They have developed a new technology for position measurement - already used by several other BVAA members for controlling valves, act...

AUMA become BVAA Members

AUMA have become members of the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA). As part of the association, AUMA supports the BVAA’s objectives to provide collective representation ...

AUMA Actuators Ltd: Leading modular actuation technology for over 40 years

Over forty years in flow control AUMA, the manufacturer and global distributor of electric actuator solutions, has established a niche in modular actuation technology. Since prod...

Rotork Intelligent valve actuation for solar power plants

The Andasol 1 plant in the Spanish province of Granada is Europe’s first parabolic trough power plant and the world’s largest solar power plant. The plant’s 510,000m2 collector sur...

AUMA - British Energy extends actuator agreement

Having successfully fulfilled a three year framework agreement supplying actuators to British-Energy (now part of EDF Energy) AUMA’s contract has been extended by a further three y...

AUMA achieves second United Utilities award

The UK division of AUMA actuators has achieved the ‘best supplier’ award from United Utilities for a second time. The presentation to AUMA was given for best supplier in the utilit...

Anglian Water adoptspioneering AUMA training programme

Designed to reduce down-time and improve efficiency, the courses give engineers the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to assess on-site maintenance requirements. As a resu...

Single Source HIPPS from BEL Valves and Hima-Sella

BEL Valves manufactures high integrity valves for the Oil and Gas Industry. It is part of the British Engines Group and has a reputation for investing heavily in the latest capital...

Ron Hague - Valve & Actuator Specialists: A company overview from new BVAA member Ron Hague Ltd

The Company From our foundation in 1984, we have prided ourselves on our policy of commitment to positive customer care, professionalism, attention to detail and aiming for total ...

Developing standards

How standards benefit businesses Standards are a powerful tool for use by organizations of all sizes and can potentially support innovation and increase productivity. Standardizat...

Rotork aids Regeneration: Rotork actuators at the centre of successful UK environmental regeneration

To the casual observer, it looks like a set of modern sea locks and outfall penstocks such as can be seen all around the coast of the UK. But, as part of one of the country’s most ...

Rotork successfully defends intellectual property rights in China: Autork guilty of copying and unfair competition

In landmark rulings in the Shanghai People’s Court of China, Rotork has successfully defended its internationally recognised trademark and copyright to its intellectual property fo...

Russian production of valves and accessories in 2008 -Figures and facts, analytical review

The evaluation of the current situation in the market of pipeline valves and accessories has been carried out by executive direction of Scientific Industrial Valve Manufacturers As...

Customers give Saint-Gobain PAM UK the seal of approval

Customers of iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK have given the company a glowing accolade in its latest independently commissioned customer survey. Customers from acros...

Econosto UK exhibit at Seawork 2009

Seawork International is Europe’s largest port-based Marine and Commercial Workboat Exhibition and Conference, and has been established for over a decade. For three days each June ...

Using butterfly valves for control

All control valve manufacturers will tell you that it is important to carefully size and select any valve that you wish to use in a control application. This is to ensure that the ...

Hobbs Secure MOD

Hobbs Valve are once again delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious UK contract to deliver Triple Offset Butterfly Valves to what will be the second largest aircraft carri...

Flowserve Delivers Valve Solutions: Complete controls assembly for Imerys tube presses

A major operational re-structure at Imerys Pigments for Paper has seen a large part of the company’s Cornwall production facilities re-focused on the production of high-volume pape...

Hardide at NACE: Hardide Coatings selected to present at NACE CORROSION 2010

Hardide Coatings has been selected to present a paper at the world’s largest corrosion conference CORROSION 2010 Conference and Expo, March 14-18, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. ...

Emerson Successfully Completes First Point Assessment (FPAL)

Independent audit validates structure and working practices around Health, Safety and Environmental controls Emerson Process Management has announced that it has completed the F...

Emerson Wins Contract with Golar LNG

Emerson’s technical prowess and expertise key to contract in new market - Automates Floating Storage and Regasification Unit Emerson Process Management announces that it has w...

Bifold Innovate!

Bifold was established over a century ago, manufacturing a range of steam valves and equipment for the coal mining industry. The Bifold Group has re-developed its range of ball...

Truflo Marine attends Laying Ceremony for 4th Astute Class Submarine

The traditional keel laying ceremony for the fourth Astute Class nuclear powered submarine Audacious took place at the Barrow in Furness shipyard on March 24th. The keel is a l...

Schuck Group awarded Holford contract

The Schuck Group are pleased to announce that a substantial order has been secured for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of valves and actuators for the Holford Ga...

Steam Today and Steam Tomorrow

A series of three articles covering steam’s widespread use today, how steam system efficiency is being improved and how use will evolve and change in the future By Brian Johnsto...

Leeds Valve helps boost Jersey electricity supply

Leeds Valve is assisting the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) in a major programme of upgrades at its single oil-fired power station to further enhance the reliability of electrici...

Safety Systems Looks to Asia

Following a highly successful 2008, which has continued into 2009, Safety Systems UK Ltd is now looking to develop its growing Asian market. Key agents from Asia were invited to th...

Award Winning IPL

IPL, leading UK distributor for Houston based Valve Technologies, manufacturer of Severe and Critical Service Ball and Parallel Slide valves, are proud winners of the “Tees Valley ...

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