Valve User Issue 43 Articles

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Shock Tactics Work!

A few months ago, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a reunion of my Mechanical Engineering Class – a terrific night’s reminiscing, plus a drink or two taken. Certainly an ev...

BVAA at Offshore Europe: Held September 5th~8th at AECC Aberdeen (UK), the SPE Offshore Europe show still attracts more BVAA members than almost any other trade show.

The Association was well represented as usual, taking our usual stand 2D05 for the last time before the show moves to AECC’s new Bucksburn / airport location in 2019. Anecdotal...

Autumn Desktops – Another 2700 Interactions!

With the valuable assistance of the BVAA Business Development Consultant, Rob Boycott, the BVAA has generated another flurry of ‘Desktop Exhibitions’ over the autumn, this time foc...

Future Leaders Gaining Recognition: In the last issue, we highlighted to readers our unique initiative to develop our industry’s own talent – the BVAA ‘Future Leaders Programme’ (FLP).

That article was mainly focussed on Cohort 1, but over the spring and summer, Cohort 2 of the FLP have been participating in regular sessions. Indeed, by the time this issue of the...

Valve Working Group at BEL Valves

The Valve WG’s autumn meeting was held on 4th October 2017 at the hugely impressive BEL Valves facility in Newcastle, and covered topics as diverse as testing, standards, directive...

Mad Hatters - Chris’s Epic Cycle Challenge Across The Alps: Chris Allan, PPE’s oil & gas product manager has long been a keen cyclist.

Having completed a number of local challenges for charity such as ‘The Way of the Roses’ and ‘Leeds-Liverpool Canal’, Chris decided to take part in the ultimate challenge; 580 mile...

Valve Training - Home & Away

The BVAA’s campaign to re-skill, up-skill and multi-skill the valve and actuator industry continued over the summer and autumn periods, with a wide range of courses being delivered...

Score Group Founder; A Tribute

One of the North-East of Scotland’s most inspirational businessmen and leading employer of apprentices, sadly passed away after a short illness on Wednesday 28th June. Charles ...

Albion Introduces New Gas Solenoid Line

Albion, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and industrial sectors, has introduced a new line of gas solenoid valves to their product portfolio. The new range is c...

Approvals of sealing solutions on industrial valves

By virtue of a policy of constant innovation, Groupe Latty, via its Research & Development department, is able to satisfy new requirements and keep pace with changing standards & d...

Pepperl+Fuchs go mobile…

Pepperl+Fuchs are taking to the road to showcase their latest innovations. From November 2017 their team of sales engineers will be travelling throughout the UK and Ireland to brin...

New appointment at PPE: Stefano Arrigoni, NEW Head of Research & Development, IDEX Sealing Solutions

Precision Polymer Engineering is pleased to announce that Stefano Arrigoni has joined IDEX Sealing Solutions as the platform’s new Head of R&D. Stefano gained his degree in Che...

The Great British Stand!

As Hobbs Valve now sit within the newly formed Great British Valve Group (GBVG), the Group’s Chairman Alun Hobbs decided to make a real splash at the Offshore Europe exhibition in ...

Bonomi Extends Valpres Range: Bonomi has expanded its Valpres ball valve range with the introduction of API 608 Floating Ball Valves

API 608 is a standard which adds requirements to the standard set by ASME B16.34, thereby offering a product that meets the requirements of the petrochemical, power, oil and gas an...

Elringklinger - Giving Cold Flow the Cold Shoulder: PTFE is a popular material for use in valves & fittings applications due largely to its universal chemical resistance.

Under pressure however, in applications subjected to high loads such as valve seat rings for example, the material tends to creep. ElringKlinger has now managed to control the issu...

Introducing Ashcroft...

When Edward Ashcroft founded our company in 1852, his mission was to protect the steam-powered industry and its workers by building more sophisticated and reliable instruments. Tim...

Groupe Latty delivers comprehensive sealing solutions

Groupe Latty delivers comprehensive sealing solutions for industrial valves and fittings, including the supply of standard and tailored parts as well as qualification and training....

Albion to develop export business

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services industry, is investing in its export business with specific focus on the Middle East. Albion is creating ...

Actuated Solutions announces ATEX approval of HQ006 Actuator

Just months after the launch of the HQ005 actuator, the UK’s leading provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, is announcing ATEX approval of its HQ006 electric qu...

Plants based on the Lego principle: modular automation is the answer to volatile markets in process industries

Shorter production runs and increasingly varied requirements from the same plant: these are the market demands which more and more process plant manufacturers and operators must ad...

The Puzzle Solved

The AC Valve Alliance Group is made up of six privately owned, individual companies, each of which is an expert in their own field and built together as jigsaw pieces to form the c...

WSG Acquire Provalve: WSG UK Ltd, announce that earlier this year they acquired a majority share of Provalve Ltd.

WSG UK Ltd, a well-established service provider within the worldwide Oil and Gas market, are delighted to announce that on the 27th February 2017 we acquired a majority share of Pr...

Success of LB Bentley’s Through Conduit Gate Valve

Back in the mid 80’s LB Bentley designed and patented the very first small bore subsea Gate Valves for chemical injection applications on Christmas Trees (XMT’s) and manifolds. ...

Thank you! Karl Jenkins: Goodwin International Ltd would like to thank Karl Jenkins for 34 years of loyal and committed service.

Karl Jenkins retired from his position as Sales Director for Check Valve sales on 26th May 2017. Karl joined Goodwin International in 1983 as Sales Manager and became Sales Directo...

Webtec Recieves Investors In People Award: Webtec recognised as a quality employer and recieves Investors In People Award

Webtec, the Cambridgeshire based specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products has been accredited as an Investors In People at the Standard award level. Th...

Ultravalve Play Key Role In London Heat Project: Bonomi-owned process valve and RPZ valve specialist Ultravalve have supplied valves for a ground-breaking district heat project in Greenwich, London.

Midlands-based Ultravalve Ltd is the exclusive UK partner for Vexve; a Finnish Valve manufacturer specialising in District Heating & Cooling Valves. Ultravalve supplied the Vexve F...

New appointment at PPE: Lindsey Smithson, New Operations Manager, Precision Polymer Engineering

Precision Polymer Engineering is delighted to confirm the appointment of Lindsey Smithson as the new Operations Manager at Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE). Lindsey is an ex...

Mokveld First To Receive FSM Certificate

Mokveld Valves BV, expert in engineered valve systems for the worldwide oil & gas markets is the first valve manufacturer in the world to have implemented a Functional Safety Manag...

Efficient Motorized Actuator For Globe & Diaphragm Valves: The new GEMÜ eSyDrive motorized actuator sets new standards in the areas of compact design, speed and accuracy.

Pneumatically operated valves are increasingly being replaced with electric versions and GEMÜ has designed this new actuator as an answer to increasing requirements for motorized v...

Saunders® Improves Glass Lined Valve Deliveries

Since P.K. Saunders invented the original diaphragm valve in 1928, Saunders®, today part of Crane ChemPharma & Energy (a business of Crane Co.), has led the way in providing soluti...

Using valves or actuators in SIL applications

This edition of Valve User Magazine sees the first in a series of short articles about using valves or actuators in SIL applications. The articles are written by Paul Reeve who is ...

KOSO Kent Introl celebrates 50th anniversary: Having started in 1967 as Introl Ltd, KOSO Kent Introl recently celebrated their 50th anniversary of the company.

KOSO Kent introl have reached this landmark with a distinguished range of products and services leaving them well-placed for continued growth in the coming years. Although they...

A New Revolution In Portable Is Here!

Over 50 years ago, CLIMAX pioneered the portable machine tool industry, with state-of-the-art tools that solve the world’s toughest machining challenges. In 2013, CLIMAX acquire...

Induchem UK Celebrates F4N Status

Induchem Group is a specialist supplier of process equipment, services and engineered solutions to the nuclear industry along with pharmaceutical, oil & gas, biotechnology and chem...

HP pneumatic actuator range remains best buy

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has hailed the HP Pneumatic actuator range a ‘best buy’ for the general process market, than...

SMC’s ZH Series - Smaller & Offers Greater Functionality

SMC has refreshed its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved maximum suction flow rate, improving its...

Why Is Compressed Air A Poor Choice? And Not Just For Valve Actuation…

When end users need to decide between pneumatic or electric valve actuation there are many important factors such as cost, speed of operation or physical size to consider. Total Co...

Advanced Valve Solutions (UK) Ltd Announce HP and IP Workshop/Seminar

At their new training facility in Cheshire, AVS has provided Valve Workshops that concentrate on concerns within the power industry, drawing on the expertise of their engineers as ...

Industry is about to catch up with tomorrow…: If you are used to buying online at home (or not) but you’re not buying online for your company or project needs - WHY NOT?

“For the last 10 years we’ve been talking about how technology and the “digital age” have changed everything. But now it’s going to get very real. Right now the business world (is ...

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Highlight Fugitive Emissions Focused Solutions

Crane ChemPharma & Energy, a Crane Co. business, participated in the 2017 Valve World Expo & Conference Asia, September 20-21. Highlighting its dedication to reducing fugitive emis...

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics add to their range of conforming materials

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics have been at the forefront of PTFE fluorpolymer technology and other high performance plastics such as PEEK, PFA & PCTFE for over 50 years and dur...

HH Valves Supply AMEC FW Forged Parallel Slide Valves: HH Valves Ltd implement new manufacturing technology to supply large bore high pressure forged Parallel Slide Valves globally.

HH Valves Ltd has recently completed the supply of a significant contract for AMEC Foster Wheeler for our one-piece forged high pressure parallel slide gate valves. AMEC FW app...

J+J EasyFit Mounting Kits

The J+J electric actuator has been associated with most of the world’s biggest plastic valve brands over the years as the actuator’s plastic housing makes it a perfect partner as i...

BVAA’s Technical Hot Spot: Industry valves - Steel and cast iron check valves - proposal by France to extend the scope to include copper alloy BS EN 16767:2016

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the requirements for cast iron or steel check valves, which are forged, cast or fabricated in straight, angle or oblique pattern with...

Full Range Of Brandoni Valves Available From Leengate Valves

Following on from Leengate Valves’ Brandoni feature back in issue 41 of Valve User magazine, Leengate Valves have continued to increase their stock levels of Brandoni ball and butt...

New Pneumatic Actuator For Diaphragm Valves Used In Sterile Applications: September 2017 saw KSB’s Luxembourg subsidiary SISTO Armaturen S.A. launch a new double-acting or single-acting pneumatic actuator.

It is designed for diaphragm valves used for sterile applications in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. A special technical feature of the new MD30-MD202 actuato...

Techseal Valves Are Gas & Fire Approved For All Internal & External UK Applications

Orseal’s Techseal valves, developed to take on low-cost imports from the Far East by combining premium quality with competitive prices, are BS EN 331:2015 certified. Orseal were...

Leengate Valves Latest Catalogue and New Products: Following the release of their latest product catalogue, Leengate Valves confirm an overwhelmingly positive response from its customers & suppliers.

Leengate Valves’ issue 16 catalogue was officially released on the 4th of September and, following an exhaustive effort by all involved, was shipped out to distributors across the ...

Major Indian Steel Plant Contracts For Orseal’s Oxygen Service Valves: UK valve supplier Orseal are further extending their reach into the Indian steel market, with two high-profile oxygen service valve contracts.

Orseal are currently delivering oxygen service valves to Nagarnar - one of India’s largest steel plants. They are also fulfilling a contract for one of the largest EPC contractors ...

Pressure Tech Appoint Arcamo Controls As Authorised Reseller: Pressure Tech were delighted to confirm the appointment of Acramo Controls as their Authorised Reseller for Spain this month.

The agreement was officially confirmed at the recent Expoquimia 2017 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, where Pressure Tech’s regulators were on display in Arcamo’s impressive booth. ...

Multiple Orders For Rotork Actuators At Grassroots Middle East Refinery: Rotork fluid power valve actuators have been ordered for multiple applications at a new grassroots refinery under construction in the Middle East.

With a capacity of up to 400,000 barrels a day, the refinery will process crude oils to manufacture petrol, ultra-low-sulphur diesel and fuel oil for export and to satisfy local de...

BS EN ISO 5210:2017 Industrial valves - Multi-turn valve actuator attachments - updated standard issued

What is it?: This European/ International Standard specifies the requirements for the attachment of multiturn actuators and/ or gear boxes to valves. It specifies mating dimensi...

Oil Field Contract Generates Innovative Rotork Actuator Solution: Rotork has received an order for 220 pneumatic actuators for the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE.

The aim of the project is to increase the field’s oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (BPD) from the existing capacity of 22,000 BPD. Awarded by Hyundai Heavy Ind...

Seetru Liquid Level Gauges: Seetru Liquid Level Gauges are widely recognised for their accuracy, quality, reliability, low cost, low life-cycle cost & durability.

Seetru liquid level gauges are primarily of two types, sight gauges and magnetic float by-pass gauges. Many of the gauges are direct reading though most have optional electronic re...

Industrial valves - Isolating valves for low-temperature applications Part 2: Type Testing - new standard issued

What is it?: This part of BS EN ISO 28921 specifies requirements for the type testing of isolating valves for lowtemperature applications to verify the performance of valves at ...

Take The Stress Out Of Valve Spring Design & Sourcing

Springtech regularly receive enquiries from valve manufacturers and their maintenance networks requesting an engineering review of springs which are prematurely failing once expose...

Rotork’s RHS Solves Valve Access Issue At Water Treatment Plant

Recent rehabilitation at the drinking Water Treatment Plant #2 in Olathe, Kansas, USA, has included the installation of Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric valve actuators to replace e...

New Rotork Gears ABAW Worm Gear Operators Meet AWWA Specifications

The latest Rotork Gears ABAW AWWA worm gear operators are designed in accordance with AWWA (American Water Works Association) specifications C504 and C517, which are the AWWA desig...

EN ISO 5211:2017 Industrial valves - part turn actuator attachments - update standard issued

What is it?: This European/ International Standard specifies the requirements for the attachment of part turn actuators and/ or gearboxes to valves. It specifies mating dimensio...

Versa Extend their Direct Acting Solenoid Valve Range

Last year Versa introduced the D-316 direct acting side ported solenoid valve. This is a range of high flow 3-way valves (3/2), and is a multi-purpose/ universal flow valve that is...

Drop Forging Specialist Launches Latest Website: UK drop forging company W H Tildesley Ltd is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website.

We have made a substantial investment to develop and transfer over to a fully responsive design, supporting mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. We have taken this opportunity to ...

ValvTechnologies, Inc. Names Cliff Horsburgh Regional Director of Asia Pacific

ValvTechnologies, Inc., manufacturer of zeroleakage severe service isolation valve solutions, has announced that Cliff Horsburgh has been appointed Regional Director, Asia Pacific,...

Total Flexibility In An Electric Actuator From J+J UK, From Stock

In today’s fast paced life, more and more emphasis is placed on delivery times and the demand for the availability of a wide range of products from stock is constantly increasing. ...

SAFI - No Application Challenge Too Severe!: ‘Even in the most challenging applications, Safi Valves can be called upon to provide solutions that other valve-types simply cannot manage.’

So says Safi Ltd’s MD Steven Cook. Looking at this particular application’s details, you can understand why! The application in question relates to phosphoric acid plants - whic...

Aberdeen Hub Expands Customer Service Processes, Programmes

Since its opening in 2016, the valves and measurement hub operated by Cameron, a Schlumberger company, continues to deliver exemplary OEM-level service to customers The hub offe...

Extending the Life of Attemperators during Increased Load Swings in Combined Cycle Power Plants: Increased dependency on sources of renewable energy such as wind, solar & geothermal power has placed significant strains on local power grid demands.

These new, higher demands on natural gas combined cycle power plants are significantly contributing to load swings that alter the dispatch curve of the entire population of generat...

Steam Plant Engineering – Service Matters

It’s fair to say most people would associate Steam Plant Engineering (SPE) with boiler installation, service and repair, but are less likely to associate them with the supply and o...

Customer Service Developments at AUMA UK

To mark 40 years of UK operations, AUMA UK, the electric valve actuator specialist, have made a number of significant developments to develop facilities and enhance customer suppor...

The Seetru Quicktester™ Safety Valve Test Rig: Accurate, reliable and safe checking of set-pressure and leak tightness

This compact, light weight and portable design is very robust and able to meet the demands of a busy maintenance workshop or mobile operation. The Seertu Quicktester™ can be used w...

Industry valves - Face-to-face and centre-to-face dimensions of metal valves for use in flanged pipe systems - PN and Class designated valves - updated standard issued

BS EN 558:2017 What is it?: This European Standard specifies the “face-to-face” (FTF) and “centre-to-face” (CTF) dimensions for PN and Class designated metal valves used in...

Emerson Ball Valve Solutions Meet Stringent Fugitive Emissions Requirements: Over the past 20 years, more countries worldwide are increasing regulations related to controlling and reducing emissions.

In the United States alone, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to increase enforcement of regulations through negotiation of enhanced Leak Detection and Repair (LD...

Bonomi UK Boosts Its Marketing Team: Continuing expansion by process valve and actuator specialist Bonomi, has resulted in the appointment of a new Marketing Assistant.

Will Bradley, 21; who this year graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Media & Communications degree, will help publicise Rubinetterie Bresciane, Valbia and Valpres; the...

An Approach to Maximizing Gas Distributor Operations with Smart Grid Management Systems

For years, electric utility companies, process plants and gas transmission companies have been experiencing the benefits of new technologies designed to improve decision making, sy...

F31K2– Valve Position Sensing with a Global View: Traditionally, limit switch boxes with mechanical, magnetic or inductive contacts are used to detect the position of the valve in valve actuators.

However, open solutions are also gaining in popularity on the market due to their compact design and easy installation. The F31K2 dual inductive sensor with “outdoor” functionality...

Industry valves - Measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions - Part 1: Classification system and qualification procedures for type testing of valves AMENDMENT 1 - amendment to the standard issues BS EN ISO 15848-1:2015 Amd

What is it?: This part of ISO 15848 specifies testing procedures for evaluation of external leakage of valve stem seals (or shaft) and body joints of isolating valves and contr...

Parker Completes Range Of Valves: Parker completes range of double block and bleed valves for oil and gas, providing extended choice to customers

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

Industry valves - Lined metal quarter turn and check valves for chemical process and related industries - new standard issued

BS ISO 19240:2017 What is it?: This standard specifies requirements for design, dimensions, material, fabrication and production testing of lined metal quarter turn valves (...

ATI Introduces Electro-Hydraulic Control System: Direct mount system for use with linear and quarter-turn hydraulic actuators

Automation Technology (ATI) has introduced an electro-hydraulic control system, adding to its broad range of valve actuators and controls. The product can be directly mounted to a ...

Industry valves - Isolating valves for low-temperature applications Part 1: Design, Manufacturing & Productions Testing - new standard issued BS EN ISO 28921-1:2017

What is it?: This part of BS EN ISO 28921 specifies requirements for the design, dimensions, material, fabrication and production testing of isolated valves for low temperature ...

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