Valve User Issue 15 Articles

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BVAA News: Reasons To Be Cheerful!

As I write, the British Government are introducing some of the severest budget cuts in a generation, with an estimated £81 billion being slashed from public spending. We are als...

BVAA News: Stop Press!

New User Manual from the BVAA We are delighted to announce that the 5th Edition of the BVAA’s world famous Valve & Actuator Users’ Manual has just been published. A best-seller...

BVAA News: More New Members!

The BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. This month’s new recruits include:-...

Mad Hatters!

Mad Hatters How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat? How about the entire length of the country? These really Mad Hatters cycled all the way from Lands End to John O’Groats – ...

Two Decades of Auma Actuation at Chigwell

Over 100 AUMA actuators installed at Chigwell WTW, owned by Essex & Suffolk Water, have provided reliable service for over two decades. Modular product design is ensuring that upg...

BVAA News: Executive Committee at Mazak

On the 20th July 2010, BVAA’s Executive Committee met at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester. In addition to the usual BVAA business, members received a presentation from Alan Kennedy of ...

BVAA News: Editing Repair Code

The new BVAA Code of Practice for Repair is currently undergoing first-stage editing by the BVAA working group’s Chairman, Mr Peter Churm. Once this has been completed, the workin...

BVAA News: Desktop Exhibition at AMEC

The 1st of September saw the latest in the BVAA’s series of Desktop Exhibitions, on this occasion held at AMEC in London. A dozen BVAA exhibitors played host to over 40 AMEC visit...

BVAA News: Marketing at Heaps

On 15th July 2010, the BVAA Marketing Committee met again, this time at the impressive new Heap & Partners site in Birkenhead. As well as planning for a very intensive period of a...

BVAA News: Impressive Attendances at October Training

BVAA’s training programme goes from strength to strength and this Autumn has seen another impressive turnout. As well as the usual favourites, two new courses were launched on and...

Pepperl + Fuchs Height - Adjustable Mounting Sets for Manually-Operated Valves

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its accessories program with a sector-specific solution for position feedback of manually-operated valves according to ISO5211-DIN3337. The mounting set...

Inductive Sensors for Extreme Temperatures

Temperatures of +100°C and more are not uncommon in process plants in the chemical and petrochemical industries. To cater for such harsh ambient conditions, Pepperl+Fuchs have expa...

NAMUR sensors for SIL2 and SIL3 in accordance with IEC/EN 61508

For critical applications, Pepperl+Fuchs provides a range of sensors of various shapes and designs, which feature a high “Safe Failure Fraction” when connected to suitable control ...

Making Savings with Smart Technology

By Ismo Niemelä, Director, Neles Smart Products, Metso’s Automation business Making savings with smart technology Most companies in the process industry understand that the co...

Flowserve launches Heavy Duty Actuator

Flowserve announces European launch of New RG series Heavy Duty Actuator. Flowserve has launched the new Flowserve Automax RG-Series Heavy-Duty Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuator in...

Schubert & Salzer – Performance with control

Performance with control Schubert & Salzer Control Systems search for new approaches to potential reductions in the size of some bulky conventional valves combined with an increas...

HSP Appoints General Manager to Board

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), the leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derrick Mackenzie, ...

Truflo Supports Remarkable Young Fundraiser

Harry Moseley, 10 of Sheldon, Birmingham attends Blakenhale Junior School with the daughter of Truflo Marine Logistics Team Leader, Tracy McGurk. Harry who has an inoperable b...

Rotork’s latest intelligent electric valve actuation technology

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric valve actuators have been specified for a drinking water supply upgrade project for the benefit of two million consumers in the Harz Region of nor...

Emerson announces extended Fisher® Control-Disk™ Range

Emerson Process Management announces extended line sizes for the Fisher® Control-Disk™ valve. The Control-Disk valve offers excellent throttling performance and is ideal for appli...

Paladon Saves Power and Improves Reliability

Power Station Operators now have a greener alternative for Turbine Protection. Paladon’s proportional control system offers significant power savings and improved system reliabili...

Rotork pipeline actuators in project to provide improved energy for Brazil

Rotork pipeline valve actuators have been supplied for a new transportation network that has heralded a fundamental improvement in the use of energy products in the Amazonian regio...

New Valvecare Service Center opens in Gt. Yarmouth

September 2010 saw the opening of our latest branch in Gt. Yarmouth. Based in the ever popular Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, the new unit is ideally situated to deal with our loc...

Denholm Valvecare Expands Operations

Denholm Valvecare Limited has been far from idle over the last few months. They have been busy negotiating with new suppliers, OEM's and new clients. Long term plans for new se...

Hardide Coatings Sales Team Strengthened

Hardide Coatings, the advanced surface coatings company, has appointed Robin Gillham as business development manager for its global valve, pump and automotive business. Hardide de...

CRANE - A Company Profile: Crane produces high performance products for the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries

Founded on July 4, 1855 by Richard Teller (RT) Crane, Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products with a substantial presence in a numbe...

Tyco goes in deep with Subsea market

Tyco Valves and Controls have recently invested in its specialist testing facilities for ultra-deep water valves through its Flow Control Technologies (FCT) brand. Investment in t...

Midland-ACS Compact Filter Regulator

As part of their continual programme of assessment and response to market and customer need, UK based manufacturer Midland-ACS has developed and expanded their range of filter regu...

Record breaking ‘Long Jump’ flight for Rotork’s hot air balloon

Rotork’s distinctive bright red air balloon is a familiar sight in and around the company’s home city of Bath, where employees and their guests are able to take advantage of pleasu...

HSP makes the list: HSP wins place on list of British companies with fastest-growing international sales

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), has made the top twenty in a new list of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The inaugural Sunday Times HSBC Int...

Rotork’s CVA actuator facilitates improved control valve operation in the water treatment industries

Rotork has proven expertise in applying new technologies for the automation of valves, introducing enhanced performance and innovative features. This philosophy encompasses the CV...

ASCO Numatics introduces Preciflow-IPC

ASCO Numatics announces the launch of the Preciflow-IPC – Series 202 miniature proportional solenoid valves. These high performance valves are particularly suited to applications ...

Truflo Marine Go Green: Truflo Marine attain the Carbon Trust Standard

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to announce that they have officially been certified to the Carbon Trust Standard. Truflo have proven that real action has been undertaken on clim...

Truflo Marine’s new recruit

Truflo Marine Limited is pleased to welcome Beth Threlfall to the Sales & Projects Team where she will help to manage the aftermarket business. Beth has 14 years experience in t...

Truflo Marine exhibit at Festival of the Sea

On Saturday 19th June and Sunday 20th June, Truflo Marine Limited was proud to exhibit at the 4th Festival of the Sea Exhibition hosted by valued customer BAE Systems. With free e...

AUMA UK completes relocation to new premises

AUMA Actuators Ltd has successfully completed its relocation to new premises. The AUMA company, which is the UK representative of the group that manufactures and supplies modular ...

ASCO Numatics Ultra Low Power

Ultra Low Power pilots with flapper nozzle technology are ideal for use in explosive atmospheres or industries where harmful substances are present. ASCO Numatics introduces an ...

HSP Urges Asset Planning: Industry Supplier Urges Assets to Plan for Equipment Needs

H.S. Pipequipment Ltd (HSP), a leading supplier of world-class valves to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries is strongly advising oil and gas assets to consider essential eq...

Rotork Help Improve Welsh Water: Rotork assists Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s drinking water improvement programme

Welsh Water is investing £200 million to upgrade its water treatment works across Wales by 2015. This includes the water treatment plant at Cwellyn, where Rotork intelligent elect...

Crane Dominators Help Regenerate Manchester City Centre

More than 800 Dominators from Crane Fluid Systems (www.cranefs.com) – a leading brand of Crane Building Services & Utilities (www.cranebsu.com) – are being installed in the heating...

AUMA Actuators – Talking Your Language

Versatility in language visualisation enhances flexibility of AUMA’s Generation .2 actuators. Controls for AUMA’s new Generation .2 actuators are available in fifteen languages....

Flow Control Solutions : Winners of Flowserve Independent Distributor Award

Flow Control Solutions Ltd, the Cheshire-based specialist supplier of valves, actuators, controls and pipeline equipment produced by many of the world’s leading valve manufacturers...

Weir and Sluice Automation

A brochure providing over 30 pages of technical information confirms AUMA‘s expertise as a partner for developers of steel constructions for water systems, such as weirs and sluice...

Weir’s Engineering Excellence Recognised by Rolls Royce

From left to right: Edmond Nowicki, Weir Power & Industrial France, John Sulley, Rolls-Royce, Philippe Duribreu general manager, Weir Power & Industrial France and Phil Thompson, d...

Emerson launches Shafer™ SH Series

The Shafer SH Series is designed for high reliability with a long service life and is ideally suited to critical applications. Emerson Process Management introduces the Shafer™ ...

Total Carbide shortlisted for Award

Total Carbide and its project partners have been shortlisted in the Manufacturing and Process Innovation category of ‘The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards 2010’ for the Un...

Rotork valve actuators SIL2 certified: Rotork fluid power valve actuators for Bolivian gas plant are Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL2) certified

The La Vertiente gas plant in the tropical zone of Villamontes in Bolivia supplies natural gas and stabilised condensate to the country’s national hydrocarbon company YPFB. Bolivi...

MCE join forces with DREHMO

MCE Group plc are pleased to announce our partnership arrangement with DREHMO Actuators. Over the course of the last two financial years, MCE Group plc has re-invested a subst...

Emerson Solutions for Underground Gas

Bettis™ PressureGuard™ self-contained emergency shutdown systems installed at wellhead where external power sources are not available. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC...

Crane introduces Ultimate Diaphragm

Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Debuts New Saunders® Ultimate Diaphragm - Longer Life of Saunders® XA Equates to Cost Savings for Customers. CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, l...

SIL Level 3 for Valtek Mark

Flowserve Valtek Mark Series Valves and Actuators Certified to SIL Level 3. Flowserve Corporation recently announced the certification of the Flowserve Valtek Mark Series fami...

Barrie Kirkman on the Audit road

As many of you know I retired from BP in 2004 after 33 years of service where my responsibilities covered technical and procurement of valves. Since then I have remained active in...

Pepperl & Fuchs Valve Position detection

Inductive proximity switches are an inherent feature of sensor technology in many machines and systems, and have become virtually indispensible in automation technology. In 2008, ...

TCUK - Titanium Castings for Valves and Pumps

Titanium Castings (UK) Ltd, (TCUK) has developed new materials and techniques for manufacturing precision, high duty valve and pump castings for strategic manufacturing programmes....

KSB – A Company Profile

The KSB Group is one of the world’s leading producers of pumps, valves and related systems. Annual turnover is approximately 2 billion euro. KSB employ directly 14,249 employees ...

Huge Benefits of Flowserve Ball Valve

Flowserve Ball Valve Helps Oil Sands Customers Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Increase Plant Uptime. Flowserve Corporation, introduces the Flowserve Worcester Series 608 three-...

Apollo Valves introduce DIN range

With over 80 year’s experience, Apollo Valves has a well earned reputation within the Global valve industry for quality and innovation. Apollo Valves has state of the art found...

Partnership leads to pneumatic control innovation for Biomass transport

Midland-ACS helps create the most unique rail wagons manufactured to date, the Biomass wagon in partnership with GB Railfreight. Renewable forms of energy production along with ...

Tyco Launches Series 300

Tyco, the global leader in flow control, introduces the Series 300 range of Ultra-Seal ball valves. Designed and manufactured by Hindle Cockburns in Leeds, United Kingdom, the Ser...

Dewrance brings Steam Safety to Solar

Tyco’s specialist Dewrance valves are providing steam control for the new generation of commercial solar power plants in southern Europe and the USA. Solar power technology use...

Control Valve Solutions appointed ADC for TopWorx

With an office and specialist workshop and purpose built test facility in Aberdeen and offices in Liverpool, Control Valve Solutions (CVS) is now an approved Authorised Distributio...

I’m just a SIL whose intentions are good...Oh Lord! Please don’t let me be misunderstood. (With apologies to The Animals)

All right, maybe Eric Burden of The Animals sang ‘soul’, not ‘SIL’ but the underlying problem remains the same: the term ‘SIL’ can be grossly misunderstood. Safety engineering...

Maher’s Commitment to Quality

After almost 80 years of trading in high performance alloys, Maher has built a reputation around quality and technical expertise. In order to expand on this foundation, Maher is c...

James Walker sets Benchmark

James Walker sets advanced RGD benchmark with New Generation elastomer technology launch. The launch of the first of the James Walker New Generation elastomers at ONS 2010 has c...

Valvecare achieves MARC© and GTC status

Following a stringent audit on our technical, service and business practice standards Denholm Valvecare are proud to announce our recent appointment by Dresser as: • MARC© - Mas...

Paladon – A Company Profile

Paladon Systems was established in 1981 as a Valve Automation Centre. For the first 15 years of its history, it bought out all components for its systems; however, in 1996 Paladon...

Rotork Site Services assures reliable valve operation at vital fuel supply plants

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) is tasked with the naval defence of Japan. Its main duties are to maintain control of the nation’s sea lanes and patrol territorial w...

Rotork Site Services package secures vital actuation and control upgrade at BP tank farm

Rotork Site Services’ comprehensive extended scope abilities have enabled new valves with the latest IQ intelligent electric valve actuators and Pakscan 2-wire digital control to b...

KKI – still investing, still leading

With the news full of the events taking place in the Gulf of Mexico this year, even the lay person now has a good idea of the challenges facing engineers working on subsea projects...

New Rotork plant in India expands local and worldwide manufacturing capacity

The recent Open Day at the brand new Jigani factory in India heralded the commencement of operations at Rotork’s seventeenth worldwide manufacturing facility. The extensive, state...

K Controls IECEx certified Exi 007 : Switchboxes for valve position monitoring

ATEX and IECEx are both certification schemes for electrical equipment in hazardous areas but why are two systems needed? ATEX is accepted outside Europe to some degree but its ...

Maher’s Fab Fundraising

Since Maher adopted Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital Charity as its’ official cause, we have been busy! After launching our support with a raffle for an extra day’s holiday, we hav...

Emerson Fisher Goes Nuclear

Fisher valves used in critical nuclear island applications and in the passive residual heat removal system will help ensure effective reactor operation and a high level of plant sa...

New Managing Director for Rotork Controls Division

Grant Wood has been appointed Managing Director of Rotork Controls, the international electric valve actuation division of the Rotork Group of Companies. Rotork is the world’s lea...

Valve User Magazine Issue 15
Spring 2019 // Issue 48
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