Valve User Issue 21 Articles

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Wet! Wet! Wet!: Welcome to the latest edition of Valve User magazine!

Six weeks ago a drought was formally declared across most of the UK. As this announcement came in April – traditionally the month of ‘April Showers’ – it came as no surprise to the...

Mad Hatters: How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?

The BVAA Hat continues its travels, this time in some truly ‘mad’ conditions! Pictured (shivering) are Rhys Jones, Simon James, Sian Elvis and Nathan Adams of Hobbs Valve on the ‘T...

BVAA Training breaks records - again!

BVAA’s valve and actuator Training Courses have once again broken records for attendances! The new, recently expanded and re-kitted training facility at our Banbury headquarters wa...

Seals WG

BVAA’s Seals working Group met on 6th March, under the chairmanship of Adrian Jefferies (James Walker) and completed important work on the revisions of the ISO 15848 Fugitive Em...

BVAA/BSI Actuator Working Group

A combined meeting of the BVAA and BSI Actuator working groups was held on 27th March at BVAA’s HQ in Banbury. Main agenda items were interface standards, actuators standards in de...

Valve Working Group at CTI

On 8th March BVAA’s Valve Working Group met at Castings Technology International at Rotherham. This was Peter Burnett’s (Heap & Partners) first meeting as the new Chair of the work...

BVAA Grand Prix

The close proximity of an indoor Go Kart track to the BVAA HQ is proving to be quite a draw and cause of much entertainment and dispute among members! BVAA’s Steering Group held a ...

More New Members!

BVAA membership continues to grow and grow. Our latest recruits include: -...

Hydrastore Ltd

Hydrastore are a company with a wealth of knowledge and experience who are dedicated to provide the customer with the solution to all their hydraulic requirements. Offering a compl...

Mokveld’s Considerations in Designing HIPPS

HIPPS is an abbreviation for High Integrity (Pressure) Protection System, which is a specific application of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) designed in accordance with IEC 6150...

Aquaflow Non-Slam Check Valve Success

Valve manufacturer Aquaflow Valves are delighted with their success of the new non-slam check valve. Having supplied a high number of the valves this month to projects at Severn Tr...

Tyco’s Expanded Testing Facility: Setting the standard in steam test capabilities

Tyco Valves & Controls has significantly expanded its state-of-the-art testing facility at its Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA location. Originally opened in 2010 following a $25m pr...

ASCO’s Intrinsically Safe Solenoid Operator: Low power, intrinsically safe solenoid operator for use with ASCO Numatics spool valves, is compatible with all intrinsic safety isolation barriers

ASCO Numatics has introduced an intrinsically safe (Ex ia) solenoid operated pilot that is suitable for all hazardous areas, regardless of the gas zone and temperature class. The L...

Emerson Appoints Heap and Partners

Emerson appoints Heap and Partners as Distributors for Fisher® Valves and Regulators Well established technical valve solutions provider expands its product portfolio to provide...

Customer survey proves value of Midas Meter®: Customer survey proves value of Midas Meter® Through Valve Loss / Leak Detector By Ronald Simpson and Dave Anderson, Score Group plc

Since its launch, the Midas Meter® has helped Score Group plc’s customers to correctly identify problematic valves quickly and easily, thus minimising the safety risks, potential e...

Tyco’s Largest Ever Pneumatic Actuator

Tyco Biffi has supplied its largest ever high torque pneumatic actuators, enabling high volume displacement with relatively quick closing times in low pressure applications. We...

United Utilities keeps Exeeco in charge of reliable valve actuation

United Utilities, operator of one of the largest water and sewage treatment networks in the UK, has reawarded the contract for the overhaul and maintenance of thousands of electric...

PVS Chemicals Relies on Precision from Schubert & Salzer

Among other things, PVS Chemicals produce extremely pure chemicals which are used in the semiconductor industry, for manufacturing printed circuit boards. One of the company’s outs...

Rotork launches IQ3: Rotork launches third generation IQ range of intelligent non-intrusive electric valve actuators

Global flow control engineering group Rotork has announced the introduction of the third generation of its flagship IQ range of intelligent non-intrusive heavy duty electric valve ...

Quickits Expand, Enhancing Quality and Service

Quickits Limited, market leaders specialising in the design and manufacture of products within the valve and actuator industry, are pleased to announce the completion of their new ...

CRANE Obtains 2 STAR Rating in Shell TAMAP Listing: CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Obtains 2 STAR Rating in Shell TAMAP Listing for Duo-Chek® Check Valve

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions®, a leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, recently announced that it has obtained Shell Supplier Tec...

Shell chooses Parker Hannifin as a Supplier of Instrumentation Products: Shell’s Enterprise Framework Agreement covers the supply of instrument tubing fittings, manifolds, valves, process-to-instrument valves and related pr

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has signed an Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Shell as a single source supplier for the...

CPI’s Nil-Cor Advanced Composite Ball Valve: Composite ball valve, corrosion–resistant, easy to operate, long lasting and safe

At the Union Camp Corporation’s Dover, Ohio, chemical manufacturing plant, producing organic acids, many of the maintenance and operating problems revolved around the valves in the...

Adanac hots up...

Adanac is predominantly known for its close connection to low temperature applications. Whilst this is still a major part of the business, Adanac are pleased to announce that they ...

SIPOS’ hot topic

SIPOS Aktorik has secured a contract to supply valve control technology to an innovative district heating network in Finland. Via the local partner, the manufacturer and global sup...

A quality philosophy at Kent Introl

Quality, Health & Safety and Environment (QHSE) are fundamental considerations at control and choke valve manufacturers Koso Kent Introl. Indeed, the company has a board director f...

A Call to Arms!

With youth unemployment now sitting at 22%, today’s school children need all the help they can get. Whilst Government has a major role to play, business must also step forward to h...

CVS Appointed as First ASCO Offshore Distributor: CVS first to be appointed as an ASCO Numatics Offshore Specialist Distributor

Last month, Ian Parkinson, Distributor Manager UK & Ireland and Steve Barford, (Senior Process Specialist of ASCO Numatics, part of Emerson Industrial Automation) visited Control V...

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The ‘Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) has issued a consultation document on: Implementation of the restrictions of hazardous substances in electrical and el...

Rotork provides electric solutions for automated flow control at the Botlek Tank Terminal

The recently opened Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) at Rotterdam relies on Rotork’s latest electric valve actuation technologies for automated flow control and vital safety related duti...

CVS Values & Beliefs HITS home

To mark the success of the end of another remarkable year for CVS the management team has launched its “HITS” campaign to underpin the founder’s values and beliefs in what has made...

Heap & Partners - “Doing Well By Doing Good”: Heap & Partners sets sights on the 3P’s

Heap & Partners have announced a major overhaul of their corporate responsibility with their 3P program. The 3Ps are People, Planet and Profit. This three pronged initiative covers...

EnerMech’s $65 Million Growth and Acquisition Plan

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has ring fenced more than $65 million (£40 million) to launch a major expansion in to the USA, as it seeks to replicate massive growth in Eu...

K Controls ATEX & IECEx Dual Certified Exi Switchbox

Is specifying “simple apparatus” as simple as it seems? Using micro switches in intrinsically safe circuits to monitor valve position is common practice. A micro switch is defi...

Midland-ACS Certified to Support SIL3: SIL3 Actuator Control Valves Provide Solutions for Safety Instrumented Systems Builders

Midland-ACS announces that a wide range of its actuator control valve products have undergone thirdparty assessment to the IEC 61508 functional safety standard, and are now certifi...

Bonut Engineering Ltd: A Company Profile

Bonut Engineering Ltd manufactures a range of safety and pressure reducing valves under the brand name “Dereve”. We have joined BVAA as part of the process of developing the Dereve...

Plastic Valves Come of Age

Plastic dual containment valves are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal valves. Lee Bellamy, national sales manager at Pegler & Louden, part of BSS In...

CEN/TS 13547:2006 “Industrial valves – Copper alloy ball valves”: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The conversion of CEN Technical Specification (TS) 13547:2006 “Industrial valves – Copper alloy ball valves” into a full EN has been registered in CEN/TC 69/WG 5 work programme at ...

EN 1983:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves”: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

EN 1983:2006 “Industrial valves - Steel ball valves” was submitted for a systematic review in 2011. CEN/ TC 69 requested its secretariat to launch a resolution by correspondence fo...

Spirax Sarco helps Courtaulds Eco-Factory

Spirax Sarco’s steam system expertise and longterm support have helped Courtaulds’ West Mill hosiery plant in Belper, Derbyshire become Marks & Spencer’s first UK supplier site to ...

CRANE Launches Chinese Website Module: CRANE Energy Flow Solutions® Launches Chinese Website Module

CRANE Energy Flow Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its Chinese website module. The translated pages will offer all of the new features available on the English CRANE ...

Managing Commercial Risk

In just one day, BVAA could help secure your Business. Our 1-day, interactive ‘Managing Commercial Risk Course’ is deliberately designed to do precisely that. Some basic stats:...

Manually energised solution for failsafe valve actuators

Flow control engineering group Rotork has introduced an innovative range of manually energised spring-return actuators to provide an economical solution for failsafe valves that ar...

ARC Energy Helps Severn Glocon Win Development Order

Weld overlay cladding and fabrication specialist ARC Energy Resources has completed a major contract to clad twenty-four highly specialised globe valves for Severn Glocon, a world ...

How the latest fieldbus-enabled valve islands speed installation and minimise costs

When compared with traditional hardwired solutions and conventional, stand-alone solenoid valves, the latest fieldbus enabled valve islands offer substantial improvements in the ar...

Fugitive Emissions Standards: Result of the NWIP ballot for the revision of ISO 15848-1 and ISO 15848-2 (2006)

Summary:- • Approval for the addition of ISO/NP 15848-1 to the ISO/ TC 153/SC 1 programme of work, but… • Disapproval of its submission direct to DIS vote without further comme...

Pressure Tech Selected for Innovation: TIS Hydraulics Selects Pressure Tech for Innovative System Enhancements

Pioneering manufacturer of pressure regulators to the oil and gas industry, Pressure Tech, has strengthened its 10-year relationship with Aberdeen-based TIS Hydraulics by supplying...

Emerson Fisher® Receives Lloyd’s Approval

Emerson Receives Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Type Approval for Fisher® Valves and Fieldvue™ Instruments Complete range of Fisher valves and digital valve controllers is certified ...

Adanac to the Rescue

At Adanac we pride ourselves on our short lead time deliveries of non standard product. From fabricating and fitting jackets for valves to Cryogenic modifications and testing, our ...

Steel valve casting NDE acceptance: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Steel valve pressure containing castings are specified with a range of quality acceptance tests and supporting documentation to ensure the integrity of the intended pressure vessel...

Innovative Spring To Centre Actuator From Kinetrol

Kinetrol’s spring to centre arrangement consists of a 90 degree vane type pneumatic actuator fitted with two opposing clock type springs and a mid-stop device. When controlled ...

CMA actuator increases the scope of Rotork’s advanced electric control valve technology

Rotork Process Controls has launched a new range of compact, robust and reliable electric actuators for control valves, regulators and other continuous modulating applications. The...

Zoedale Thermal Jacket Programme: Component Protection Material up to 1,000°C

Zoedale Plc is pleased to announce the expansion of their Thermal Jacket programme with the addition of available material covering temperatures of up to 1,000°C. The latest develo...

The Dangers of Industrial Gas Abuse: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has recently issued an excellent leaflet 07:2012 (Rev2) on the dangers of industrial gas abuse. What can seem like harmless fun can ...

K Controls announce two new valve position monitors: K Controls announce two new valve position monitors for use in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

The 007-100 and 007-120 Exd IIC Position Monitors are ATEX and IECEx certified for use in gas Zones 1 and 2 and dust Zones 21 and 22. The CE marked, IP67 enclosures are supplie...

Valvenco Limited: The Valve Engineering Company

New beginnings In October 2010, three Senior Dresser Masoneilan Engineers established Valvenco with the ambition to support for Masoneilan customers in the UK and provide project ...

Aquaflow Valves supply over 250 valves: Aquaflow supply over 250 valves to Crossness Sewage Treatment Works

Located on the southern bank of the River Thames, the treatment works is undergoing major investment to enable the site to treat 44% more sewage than it had previously - resulting ...

SIPOS selected for flood defence solution

SIPOS Aktorik’s electric actuators have been included in a dam enhancement scheme designed to protect the township of Captains Flat, 60km South East of Canberra in Australia. The a...

Systematic Review of Standards in 2012: By BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Peter Churm

Below are the results of a systematic review conducted in 2012 by CEN on the following EN standards:- EN 19:2002 “Industrial valves - Marking of metallic valves” EN 1503-4:200...

A Proactive and Innovative Approach to Hydrocarbon Release Reduction

Valves, piping systems and instrument connections are the source of 76% of Hydrocarbon Releases (HCR’s). This is a major risk to the health and safety of your personnel, plant, the...

Rotork DSIR gearbox speeds up manual valve operation

Rotork Gears has developed the innovative DSIR Dual Speed Input Reducer for speeding up the manual operation of valves and valve gearboxes by reducing the total number of input tur...

ARC Energy Weathers Recession Whilst Investing For Future

Leading weld overlay cladding and fabrication specialist ARC Energy Resources has recorded the second highest annual turnover in the company’s seventeen-year history, achieving a f...

New functionality and features for AUMA actuators

After extending its modular concept for electric actuation in 2010 with the introduction of the Generation .2 series of actuators and controls, AUMA has continued to evolve its pro...

Flowserve’s facility in Saudi Arabia: Flowserve Abahsain inaugurates valve manufacturing, service and training facility in Saudi Arabia

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, and S&A Abahsain Co. Ltd., one of the top 50 business entitie...

CRANE Launch Press-Fit Valve Range: Crane Fluid Systems launches cost-effective Press-Fit valve range

A core range of Press-Fit valves, featuring integrated Geberit Mapress adaptors, has been launched by leading valve manufacturer Crane Fluid Systems. Comprising a ball, balancing, ...

RWE npower awards framework agreement extension to Exeeco APS

Exeeco APS (Actuation, Projects and Services) has been awarded an extension to its three-year Framework Agreement with RWE npower for the supply of Rotork valve actuation products ...

KKI’s Subsea operation continues to grow

Subsea choke and control valves continue to be a growth area for Brighouse-based KKI in 2012. Since the start of the year, the company has made further investment in new roles with...

Rotork gearboxes provide 90 degree shaft direction change

Available from Rotork Valvekits, the W100 multiturn bevel gearbox has been introduced for applications where the input to a gearbox needs to change direction by 90 degrees to allow...

AUMA’s advanced tests confirm corrosion protection

Recognising that corrosion protection is a basic requirement for electric actuators, AUMA has made major investment in upgrading its procedures for coating components. New processe...

BS EN 12266-1:2012

BS EN 12266-1:2012 Industrial valves — Testing of metallic valves Part 1: Pressure tests, test procedures and acceptance criteria — Mandatory requirements This British Standard ...

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