Valve User Issue 46 Articles

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Inspirational!: Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

The bonds and friendships made in early years are often the strongest. So too can be the influences we have in those formative times. I, like many other young engineering stude...

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

Autumn | 2018 (Prices start from £290 + VAT) Introduction to Valves | Monday, 3rd September* To be held at Emerson, Aberdeen Valves Advanced Level | Tuesday, 4th September* ...

Spring Conference… and Golf: The 2018 BVAA Spring Conference and Golf days proved a huge hit with members and guests

With early-bird members and speakers arriving the night before for a relaxed convivial supper together, on 16th May scores more members assembled for the BVAA Spring Conference, th...

Auf Wiedersehen Achema!

On 11th to 15th June 2018, BVAA exhibited at the Achema event in Frankfurt - thanks in part to the efforts of BVAA members Rotork, who allocated BVAA some of their space in the cov...

BVAA Desktop exhibition at Nuvia, Risley: On 20th June BVAA organised another very successful desktop exhibition - the 12th in the last 12 months - at Nuvia UK’s Risley facility at Warrington

Nuvia’s heritage dates back to the very beginning of the UK nuclear industry, and valves and actuators form an important part of their solutions for some of the most challenging en...

Mad Hatters - Bendigedig!: Thermal Energy International’s Edward Gray tackles the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

On June 16th, Edd took part in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge; braving Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South. The total walking distance ...

Night Walkers spotted in the Cotswolds: Arc Energy participate in night walk challenge covering 40 miles of the Cotswold Way

Arc Energy have raised a total of £2,122 for children’s charity Action Medical Research, dedicated to improving the health of babies and children. At midnight on the 9th June, ...

Raising their: Special Quality Alloys Ltd raise £888 for Prostate Cancer UK, all in a days work!

Special Quality Alloys Ltd with the help of their sister company Special Machined Products Ltd, kicked off their charity day by encouraging colleagues to wear their favourite sport...

Future Leaders: Cohort 3 of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme have continued their studies, holding two further sessions in the spring/early summer

Cohort 3 of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme have continued their studies, holding two further sessions in the spring/early summer...

New Valve & Actuator Market Tracker Launched!

In partnership with BVAA, Westwood Global Energy has launched the first edition of a new valve & actuator market tracker to support members’ business planning activities Now two...

New Members...

BVAA welcome the following companies to our membership: Drallim Alms Valve Agency Ceetalk Bernard Controls Co-ax Valves Ltd Thermal Designs Laser Sheet Metal Fabrication ...

“Stronger Together” - Working Via the BVAA Results in Record Orders

A few issues ago, we covered a story involving our members Heap & Partners, Hobbs Valve and PDL, who, through extensive co-operation and a consortium bid, benefitted from a huge or...

Stanlow Exhibition: BVAA’s Business Development Consultant exhibits at ‘Engineering & Technology Solutions’, Essar Oil UK, Stanlow Refinery

On 24th May 2018, BVAA’s Business Development Consultant Rob Boycott attended the ‘Engineering & Technology Solutions’ exhibition at Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow Refinery at Ellesmere Po...

Managing Commercial Risk

The BVAA is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, they are bringing back their ‘Introduction to Managing Commercial Risk, Contracts & Agreements’ training course Th...

Leyton - R & D Tax Credits: In ever-evolving business such as the valve and actuator sector R&D is the key to competitive advantage and maintaining a strong market position

Creating a culture of innovation amongst the workforce and developing new innovative solutions will enable you to be step ahead of other companies and able to adapt to your clients...

Back by Popular Demand - Casting Design for Valves

BVAA - in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - are delighted to announce the return of training course, ‘Casting Design for Valves.’ Coverage Th...

Optimising Asset Integrity & Service Life – Qatari Case Study: Valve reliability is a fundamental factor in any operator’s strategy to achieve optimal operating of life of its assets in oil & gas production

Over the past 3 months SVS has been working closely with one of its international clients in Qatar to conduct a regimented GAP Analysis across their valve standards and maintenance...

Rotork Completes Automation Contract to Assist Decarbonisation at Lynemouth Power Station

Rotork has completed a contract to supply fully automated pneumatic control systems on high capacity biomass rail freight wagons supporting the decarbonisation project at Lynemouth...

Langley Alloys 80th Anniversary

As ‘The Home of Super Duplex’ reaches our 80th anniversary, Langley Alloys has completed a comprehensive upgrade of our UK site, optimising the stocking and processing capability, ...

Air Preparation: an Alternative to the Obvious Choice?

In addition to the popular Sitecna stainless steel air preparation & flow control valves, Measure Monitor Control also offer aluminium versions of filter regulators, filters, press...

Maceplast UK - Your Choice For Fluorobased Products: Maceplast UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Guarniflon Spa®, world leaders in the manufacture of PTFE finished and semifinished products

We have continually supplied our UK customers with customised machined PTFE components for twenty years and manufacture in excess of 40 million machined pieces every single month. ...

PED Approval for raw material suppliers, Special Quality Alloys Ltd: Special Quality Alloys Ltd have successfully been granted the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU approval

The approval applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of stationary pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar. The Pressure ...

Oxford Flow announces trial successes in Mexico

Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the water, oil and gas and industrial process industries, has achieved qualification for its water pressure regulating va...

Bernard Controls Launch New Quarter Turn Actuators: As the UK Agent for Bernard Controls, Zoedale Ltd is pleased to offer this exciting new development in the world of electric actuation

The Bernard Controls AQ range of affordable electric actuators with an optimised design are IP68 / NEMA 4X weatherproof with a torque output of 15Nm to 500Nm with multi-frequencies...

Slam Shut Cabinets - Drallim

In 2009 National Grid Gas awarded Drallim Industries the contract for the manufacture of Slamshut Cabinets for their countrywide replacement program. The duration of the contract w...

Get a Free Safety Cable Kit With all QK Chain Wheels

Due to the significant interest and subsequent sales volume of QK chain wheels Quickits have taken the decision to supply FREE safety cable kits with all chain wheels supplied Q...

Easing the pressure: Veolia tackles water regulation with Oxford Flow: Water services provider tackles the weighty challenge of pressure regulation

Providers of water management services strive to help businesses reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their water and wastewater infrastructures. However, their success depen...

How SmartAct Plans to Save the World: Electric Motors consume around 48% of all the world’s electricity

They are all around us in a myriad of applications and devices. When electricity was cheap (and when copper was cheap) this did not really matter too much. The Smart Actuator C...

WRAS Approval Renewed for Swing Check Valves

T-T Flow is delighted to announce that they have been awarded accreditation from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Ltd for their full range of Swing Gate Valves WRAS contrib...

SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirem...

IMI CCI to Exhibit at ONS 2018

Even in the earliest days of the industry, oil and gas production has tested human ingenuity to the limits, thanks mainly to the often remote or inhospitable environments where res...

Economies of Space, Time & Cost in Fan Coil Units

Albion UK (Ltd), a leading UK valves supplier, is urging building services engineers to consider specifying a combination of PICVs and Monolink units in air conditioning systems to...

BionicFinWave: An underwater robot with a unique fin drive: Navigating autonomously through a system of water-filled tubes

Nature impressively teaches us what the ideal propulsion systems for certain types of movement in water look like. For the latest concept from the Festo Bionic Learning Network, th...

Critical Applications - Oxygen service: Oxygen – essential for life yet so dangerous, poses huge potential risk when utilised in industrial processes

Minimising the risks To ensure the safety of plant and personnel, extreme caution is required to ensure that all systems used for handling oxygen are correctly specified, designed...

Severn advances as uncertainty abates

Valve companies with interests in the oil and gas sector have had a rocky ride since the 2014 oil price crash. But with stability returning and operators feeling cautiously optimis...

Emerson discrete valve controllers improve plant reliability

Emerson’s TopWorx™ D-Series uses HART® 7 communication protocol to provide advanced diagnostics and monitoring capability that lowers total cost of ownership and prevents unplanned...

Pressure Tech - Off to a Strong Start

At Pressure Tech, we have never been afraid to make big investments in our facilities, resources & equipment and the past few months have been no different as we look to push on fr...

ValvTechnologies, Inc. Names Ron Anselmo, Vice Presidents, Key Accounts

ValvTechnologies, Inc., manufacturer of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, today announced the appointment of Ron Anselmo as Vice President, Key Accounts Bas...

Understanding Causes for RV Chatter

High inlet pressure drop is one of several causes of pressure relief valve chatter. Left unresolved, chattering can cause premature component wear and eventually valve failure. Far...

HH Valves Supply Bespoke Solution to South African Power

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 consistently increasing...

J+J & Electric Plastic Valves – Perfect Partners

Regarded by many as one of the leaders in electric actuator innovation over the last 20 years, the EU designed and manufactured J+J electric actuator can justifiably claim its curr...

Bonomi’s Colour Coded Solutions Helps Eliminate Connection Errors

Hydraulic couplings from Bonomi (UK) Ltd can now be fitted with Colour Safe connectors designed to enable easy identification and prevent potentially dangerous errors in hydraulic ...

Leengate Valves Committed to Offshore & Marine Markets with New Products: Leengate Valves show commitment to offshore and marine markets with new products and highly reliable supply chain

Leengate Valves’ capabilities to supply the offshore and marine market have seen a keen rise over the past few years. As a result of exclusivity to distribute selected brands, thei...

How to revolutionise your work place in 5 simple steps

With the new approach being adopted across the business LB Bentley are looking forward to a brighter future by introducing the 5S ethos that will enhance our current working practi...

Another New Valve Product “Lined” up in Stock!!: G.C.Supplies UK is pleased to announce the launch of the new KV PFA Lined Ball Valve range in to the UK market

Availability, Affordability, Innovation and Performance have always been the key criteria in G.C.Supplies product range, so when the opportunity presented itself to add further val...

Flow Control Precision Assured With Bonomi’s V-Notch Ball Valves

Bonomi (UK) Ltd has introduced a V-Notch option called ‘Vball’ to the best-selling ball valves in its range, enabling users to achieve even greater stability & accuracy in terms of...

Actuated Solutions adds new APL 9 Switchbox to Growing Product Portfolio: Actuated Solutions Ltd (ASL), one of the UK’s leading providers of valve automation products, introduces a new switchbox to its very popular APL range

The new APL 9 features all the benefits of its best-selling APL 2 – including IP67 enclosure, beacon indicator, stainless steel shaft and mounting bracket but, uniquely for a produ...

New features launched by ARI-Armaturen including bellows sealed globe valve for medium pressure!

ARI-Armaturen once again made a strong appearance at the world’s leading show for the process industries, ACHEMA, this year which took place 11-15 June in Frankfurt Exhibiting a...

Kent Introl’s OEM Valve Diagnostics Service Benefits Major European Oil Refinery: Kent Introl recently completed a full control valve diagnostics and upgrade project for a leading European oil refinery

This poor performing valve had long term operational issues following overhauls by a third party service provider; within three months of the valve being returned to service, probl...

JB Valves - Minimise Risk, Maximise Uptime & Driving Efficiency: JB Valves is an OEM valve manufacturer focused on minimising risk, maximising uptime and driving efficient solution deployment

JB Valves predominantly operates in the subsea space with a range of subsea needle valves, ball valves, check valves, shuttle valves, relief valves, couplers, and electrical connec...

Les Littlewood, Sales Director of Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, discusses how choosing the right kit can boost safety in industrial workplaces…

New guidelines introduced by the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) have once again brought the issue of health and safety in industrial environment to the fore, shining a light ...

New by-pass constructed using Drallim Rotary Selector Valve (RSV)

In some processing plants, liquid chemicals are stored in large vessels where the fluid flow into and out of each vessel is controlled by in-line valves Pneumatic control of the...

Advanced Valve Solutions, Start-Stop Operation Summary: The AVS Attemperator Solution

Introduction The worldwide introduction of wind, solar power and other renewables create an increasingly flexible demand on gas fired power stations to balance the grid. To...

When is a butterfly valve the right choice?: Adrian Croft, Product X-Pert, Weir Valves & Controls UK takes an in-depth look at the key considerations of butterfly

Selecting the right valve for a process application is always quite tricky, as ever cost is one of the most significant driving factors, but there are many other factors that shoul...

Hardide Coatings invests for further growth in North America

Advanced surface coating technology company Hardide Coatings has appointed Mark Hanania as Business Development Engineer based in Houston, Texas to help drive growth in the oil, ga...

Even your old valves can be X-Stream

Adrain Croft, Product X-Pert, Weir Valves & Controls UK) - The X-Stream ™ is a multi-stage trim for severe service applications and is proven to solve problem applications such as ...

Chinese pipeline selects Rotork ELB for increased line break safety: The Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) is a robust, selfcontained system that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control

It continuously monitors upstream and downstream pipeline pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and initiate automatic valve actuator movement to a pre-se...

Webtec set to expand portfolio with VFD120E

Webtec, a specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement & control products, is introducing its new VFD120E electric-operated variable-priority flow divider Designed particula...

Introducing Laser Ltd

Laser Limited, the Nottinghamshire based laser cutting and sheet metal fabrication company announce plans to increase their production capacity due to the on-going demand and ever ...

Digital pneumatics: breakthrough in fingerboard control, safety, reliability: The advent of digital pneumatics promises to change how machines and processes are designed and managed throughout the industrial world

It’s a technological disrupter with exciting potential applications in oil and gas exploration and production. For example, Festo has used digital pneumatics to control and monitor...

EnerMech Get £21 Million Cranes Contract Lift

EnerMech has secured a new cranes and lifting services contract with an international Operator in the North Sea and extended terms on a number of existing contracts which are worth...

Maher Ltd requalifies for the Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS): Maher Ltd has recently requalified for the Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS) for suppliers to the oil industry in Norway and Denmark

The Sheffield based stockholder has been supplying high performance alloys to the Norwegian market for years and by requalifying for JQS, shows its continuous commitment to this ma...

Irish Water chooses Rotork for penstock upgrade

As part of a major modernisation programme at the Kilkit Water Treatment Plant in County Monaghan, Irish Water has installed Rotork’s intelligent CKc range of modular electric actu...

OEM Group and EnerMech Sign Global Cooperation Agreement

OEM Group and integrated engineering services specialist EnerMech have signed a three-year worldwide collaboration agreement to identify opportunities to deliver engine support ser...

The Secondary Engineer® ‘Fluid Power Challenge’ To Be Extended to Cambridgeshire Schools

The successful national programme, The Secondary Engineer® Fluid Power Challenge, which aims to attract secondary school pupils into engineering is being launched into schools in C...

Curtiss-Wright’s Farris 3800L Series Pressure Relief Valve Receives ASME Approval

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has announced that its Farris Engineering business unit has received ASME Code Section VIII certification for the 3800L Series pilot operated p...

Valve User Magazine Issue 46
Autumn 2018 // Issue 46
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