Valve User Issue 42 Articles

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Lest We Forget: 'Comment' by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

OK let’s put this into perspective. 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the battle – or bloodbath if you prefer – of Passchendale. Or, depending on your politics, the arguably even mo...

World Class Independent Valve & Actuator Training: One-day training courses from leading industry professionals. Independent courses. No sales pitch, just quality, technical training.

Casting Design and Valves - Wednesday 20th September 2017 Held at Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Rotherham. £330 plus VAT Introduction to Valves - Monday, 2nd ...

Another Great BVAA Conference!

The BVAA Conference & Golf event was held this year on 17th / 18th May 2017 at Celtic Manor and generated some of the best feedback BVAA has ever received! The day opened up wit...

Severn Glocon Group partners with Amar Foundation

After 5 years of successfully building infrastructure and a long term contracted position in the Oilfields of Southern Iraq, Severn Glocon is now established as a local company, wi...

BVAA New Members: The following companies have joined BVAA since the last issue of Valve User Magazine:

Ashcroft AC Valve Alliance AJT Engineering Elring Klinger GC Supplies ITT Thermal Energy International Westlock Controls...

New Course - Casting Design for Valves

BVAA – in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - are delighted to announce a new one-day course on ‘Casting Design for Valves.’ Coverage The cou...

Future Leaders – Shaping the Valve Industry’s Future: ‘Possibly the most rewarding activity of my career’

This ringing endorsement – and there are many – comes not from the programme’s delegates on this occasion, but from the BVAA’s Director & CEO, Rob Bartlett. “The programme has h...

Value v Cost: BVAA’s Director & CEO Rob Bartlett comments on the ins and outs of trade association services and membership.

In a downturn, it is inevitable that all costs are examined - often forensically. Indeed, at BVAA we routinely do this ourselves with our suppliers to secure members the best deals...

Presentation Skills Programme

One of the most popular and transformational aspects of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme has been the Personal Development sessions, so much so, BVAA has decided to offer the ‘Pre...

Quickfire Aberdeen Desktops!: In June 2017 BVAA held a series of three valve and actuator Desktop Exhibitions in the Aberdeen area in little over a week!

On the 20th June, a number of BVAA members were invited to by Petrofac to exhibit at their Bridge View offices. A few days later on the 27th BVAA hosted a similar event at AmecFW’s...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation: Recognises the introduction of industry disrupting energy efficient and smart technology to the valve and actuator market.

Revolutionising the usually hidden world of industrial valves and actuation may not spring to mind when discussing innovation, but The Smart Actuator Company Ltd (SmartAct) of Malv...

Mad Hatters

Pictured in this issue are our friends at ARC Energy. This heroic bunch trekked through the night – and over 40 miles along the Cotswold Way – with the goal of raising £1500 for Ac...

Celebrating 50 years of KOSO Kent Introl

This year marks the 50th anniversary of KOSO Kent Introl. As we approach this milestone, our product range spans control, choke, subsea and severe service valves. All of these are ...

Crane’s New Single Seat Metal Seated Ball Valve

Crane ChemPharma & Energy, a Crane Co. business and leading manufacturer of fluid handling products, announced the introduction of its new Krombach® KFO 9136 Metal Seated Ball Valv...

Webtec’s J1939 sensors measure hydraulic flow, temperature & pressure: Product innovation to support Mobile and Industrial users requiring real-time hydraulic system monitoring 24-7

Webtec has introduced a series of new SAE J1939 CAN hydraulic sensors for OEM mobile and industrial applications where customers require real-time monitoring of hydraulic flow, pre...

Actuated Solutions - built on experience & a commitment to unparalleled service: Actuated Solutions was started in 2003 as a joint venture between two friends and colleagues, Paul Slaughter and Chris Hickey.

The pair previously held senior sales positions for one of the largest multinational providers of valve automation products. When the firm closed its UK office, Paul and Chris deci...

Final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press: In June 2017 SSF saw the final commissioning of a 600 Tonne Weingarten mechanical screw press modernised by specialist press provider FPM Italy.

The press designed for hot forging of bolts, nuts and other components is used by SSF for the production of difficult materials such as Super Duplex, Titanium and Inconel grades wi...

Colson X-Cel Ltd awarded BP order: Colson X-Cel Ltd has recently been awarded a further order for 22 of our DPX series DP flow measurement systems for another BP global project.

Differential Flow metering has been around for over 100 years and over that time installations have been fraught with problems including: • Impulse Line damage. • Plugging, F...

Westlock Controls Launches New Product: Also presents itself as a Crane ChemPharma & Energy business for the first time at 2017 Valve World Americas Expo.

Westlock Controls, a leading manufacturer of valve monitoring and networking equipment, presented its products and services at the 2017 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June...

Klaw Launches New Marine Breakway Coupling

The Marine2 launched by KLAW is 32% shorter and 25% lighter than alternative Marine Breakaway Couplings on the market and is designed to reduce stress on hoses used on offshore hos...

Top Award for PDL’s Elizabeth Waterman

BVAA ‘Future Leaders Programme’ alumna Elizabeth Waterman of PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd was recently selected as being one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering.’ This initiative ...

Rotork extends established range of manual bevel valve gearboxes

The Rotork Gears Hand Operated Bevel HOB3 gearbox is a new addition to the well-established HOB/MPR range of bevel gearboxes, designed to offer robust, reliable and cost effective ...

KOSO Kent Introl to be exclusive supplier for Johan Castberg

Specialist valve manufacturer KOSO Kent Introl has secured an exclusive contract to supply choke and control valves to the Statoil Johan Castberg project in Norway. The company is ...

Vermilion Three gains first Shell TAT approval

Hot on the heels of its launch as part of James Walker’s new generation line-up of high performance elastomer materials for the oil and gas industry, Vermilion® Three has become th...

North East England’s new hub for hyperbaric research, test and certification

71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water with an average water depth of around 3,600m, which means that a significant amount of the Earth’s natural resources lie deep underwa...

DuPont™ Kalrez® portfolio optimises life sciences sector production

The LS222 perfluoroelastomer product recently launched in the DuPont™ Kalrez® range of high performance sealing products is available in the UK from Dichtomatik Ltd, an official li...

Fast Growing Oxford Engineering Business Recruits Oil and Gas Industry Leader

Fast growing engineering innovation business Oxford Flow has appointed oil and gas industry veteran Neil Poxon to develop the company’s focus on oil and gas markets. The Oxford ...

Rotork awarded Doha Metro ventilation actuation contract: Rotork has won the contract to supply 2,500 ROM electric valve actuators for tunnel ventilation dampers on the new Doha Metro.

Rotork ROM actuators are robustly constructed to provide quiet and reliable operation for dampers and louvres, as well as all kinds of small ball and butterfly valves. Standard fea...

Retrofit – when prevention is better than cure for ageing HVAC systems: HVAC equipment coming to the end of its service life can mean expense and unplanned system down time.

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry, believes that facilities managers can preempt potential issues with ageing HV...

Maher Ltd at Offshore Europe 2017

Maher Ltd will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe for a 5th consecutive show this year. Everyone at Maher is very excited and proud to be part of this fantastic event once again. ...

Flanged NACE Regulator For Sour Gas Analysis

The LF311 is a single-stage regulator with a solid disk seat design to allow various seating options, such as PCTFE and PEEK™, for aggressive and high temperature applications. ...

Bonomi UK expansion heralds Valpres drive into European oil & gas marketplace

Strength in depth The internationally recognised Bonomi Group specialises in the production of valves and actuators. The group comprises three separate companies: Rubinetterie ...

Simple ways to save costs when selecting process valves for your application

How do you choose the best valve control solution for your process automation application? Kai Feller of industrial automation and control manufacturers Festo asks the right questi...

EnerMech Launch JV With Iraq’s Khudairi Group: Oil, Gas and Infrastructure Projects Will Yield $20m Turnover

EnerMech has launched a joint venture with the Khudairi Group in Iraq to target both the re-emerging oil and gas and large infrastructure sectors. The JV, with one of the country’s...

Benefits of Axial Flow Control Valve Now Include WRAS Approval

Conventional diaphragm type pilot operated globe valves often used for pressure control, force the media to keep changing direction while passing through the valve, contributing to...

Two Well-Known Brands Unite

Two well-known brands in the UK valve industry have recently been brought together as subsidiaries of a newly formed parent company, The Great British Valve Group (GBVG). The cu...

After 150 years Heap & Partners Become Carbon Neutral

For those of you with an exceptional memory, you will recall back in the summer of 2012 in Issue 21 of Value User we published (on page 54 incase you’d forgotten) an article titled...

Hardide Coatings Gains Nadcap Accreditation

Hardide Coatings Ltd, the provider of advanced surface coating technology, has gained Nadcap accreditation for Coatings. Nadcap is the world’s leading independent certification pro...

Supreme Corrosion Protection For Actuators

A new TÜV certificate confirms that AUMA’s electric actuators have passed the most demanding corrosion protection tests and meet the requirements of EN ISO 12944-6 for corrosivity ...

Metso signs distribution agreement with PCE: Metso has signed a distribution agreement for its valve products with Process Control Equipment, PCE, to cover UK, Benelux and Spain.

Under the non-exclusive agreement, PCE will add to its current portfolio of Metso's Neles and Jamesbury product families for all process industries in all countries. PCE has been d...

KSB expands its control valve range BOA-CVE/CVP H by launching a cast steel variant: The new valves are primarily used in industrial, process and plant engineering applications, i.e. applications requiring the control of liquid flows.

The new type series is available in cast steel (GP 240 GH), from DN 15 to DN 200 and for nominal pressure class PN 40. The maximum permissible temperature is 450°C. The valves ...

Pneumatrol Limited & Flowserve Agree Global Supply Agreement

Lancashire-based Pneumatrol Limited, manufacturers of pneumatic solenoid valves and instrumentation products for the Industrial, Process Automation and Energy Sector markets, and F...

The World's Best Line-Up of Advanced Valve Testing Equipment!

With vastly superior quality, safety, durability, flexibility, performance and support owning a CALDER Advanced Valve Testing System is by far the most flexible and cost-effective ...

NORSOK Qualified Forged Compression Fittings: W H Tildesley Ltd has received NORSOK approval for its forged compression fittings.

QTRs were signed off by Aker Solutions. The M650 Edition 4 QTRs run Tildesley’s qualification until mid-2020. Materials covered are austenitic stainless steel ASTM A182 F44 or “6Mo...

Independent Valve Testing Seminar and Tour: Thursday 12th October 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

BHR Group exclusively invites Valve User Magazine Readers to a free seminar on independent valve testing. The event, delivered in partnership with the BVAA, will be held at the...

British Valves manufactured by experts at North Shields in a Lloyds Approved Bronze Foundry: DMI Young and Cunningham Limited, a business with a 93-year history located in Tyne and Wear in the bustling North East of England.

DMI Young & Cunningham can trace its history back to 1924. Our other stalwart brand, Dobbie Mc Innes has an even longer history starting as a compass maker and later diversifying i...

Engineer-to-engineer collaboration conquers extreme FPSO valve issues: An FPSO off the African coast was experiencing valve-related performance issues that interrupted production, resulting in significant financial loss.

Extreme environmental conditions went far beyond what its flow control valves (FVs) were originally specified for, causing damage and compromising performance. Insights obtained du...

Gall Thomson launches neutral buoyancy float for marine breakaway couplings: Gall Thomson, world leader in the application, design & supply of Marine Breakaway Couplings (MBCs) has introduced a neutral buoyancy float for MBCs.

UltraFloat has been specifically designed to fit around the external profile of the MBC. When two are fitted to an MBC they provide neutral buoyancy, eliminating any reduction in b...

Qualification and Innovation driving the subsea valve business

Small bore subsea valve specialist LB Bentley Ltd, part of the Severn Glocon Group Plc, continues to invest in new development and achieving full qualification, even with the chall...

News from Leengate Valves

Leengate Valves’ sustained growth over the last few years has seen previous BVAA articles covering the opening of their new distribution hub; Intended to further expand their capab...

J+J Partner with Power Genex - Correction: In issue 41 the temperature range for J & J's SIL3 rated heavy duty ATEX approved volume boosters was incorrectly stated due to a design error.

This should of course have read -40 Degrees C to +120 Degrees C. Our Apologies for this error. For further product details contact J&J Automation....

Going the extra mile for a pharmaceutical company: At Stewart-Buchanan Gauges, we work with customers from many industry sectors, all with unique needs and requirements

We have recently completed a large, prestigious project for a company with very specific industrial needs. The scale of the project meant that it included the manufacture and suppl...

Heavy-Duty Valves Undergo Safety, Seat Enhancements: WKM 370D6 trunnion-mounted ball valve sports safety, design, and test upgrades

By Cameron, a Schlumberger company Engineered for heavy-duty, reduced-maintenance performance and manufactured in a variety of body and seal materials, the D Series WKM* valves ...

High Flow Volume/Filter Booster – 500% Highest Flow Reduces Costs

Bifold's patented unique volume and filter booster range in 316L stainless steel provides up to 500% higher flow than the market equivalents. By removing all elements from the m...

Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) Relocates U.K. Office: Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) has announced a relocation and expansion of its office in the United Kingdom.

The expansion follows an 8th consecutive year of continued growth for ATI and will provide a larger and more efficient workspace for current and future staff. It further underscore...

Curtiss Wright join forces with Heap & Partners for the UK Market: Heap & Partners are very pleased to announce they have signed as UK distributor for the Curtiss- Wright valves group.

The agreement recently signed covers Farris pressure relief valves, Solent & Pratt triple offset valves, plus the German valve ranges from Phonix, Strack and Daume all fitting perf...

Industry expert spearheads Bonomi push into oil & gas sector

Bonomi is anticipating rapid sales growth in the oil & gas marketplace, thanks to the appointment of a sector specialist with over thirty years experience. Ian Bass will head up...

Valve efficiency upgrades at SSE Great Island CCGT Power Station

Introduction SSE plc’s Great Island Power Station in County Wexford is a 464 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant which was first commissioned in 2014. Acknowledged as one...

Expect 50 Years from Emerson: Emerson’s FCT Valve and Actuation Package Proven to Last Up To 50 years in Offshore Applications

Typical isolation valves installed in deep sea offshore platforms are expected to last about 30 years, with pigging occurring a few times per year. Now, with innovative engineering...

Valve User Magazine Issue 42
Autumn 2017 // Issue 42
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