Valve User Issue 48 Articles

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‘State of the Association’: Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

A few years ago, the BVAA closed down its old ‘Executive Committee,’ and in doing so also changed the format of our Annual meetings from our somewhat ‘traditional’ style. This was ...

‘Future Leader’ Co-opted to Valve Industry Board

The British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) has co-opted Dave Godfrey (34) from actuator specialist Rotork PLC to its board of directors. Godfrey will represent the ongoi...

Offshore Europe

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is currently being built and OE19 will take place at the new stateof- art venue. It will encompass 48,000 sqm of internal exhib...

BVAA’s 79th Annual General Meeting

The latest BVAA Annual General Meeting was held at the prestigious and stunning Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on the 15th and 16th November 2018. Thursday kicked off the proc...

Valve World 2018

It has been another bustling and fast paced Valve World, the 11th International Valve Trade Fair Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. The biennial event hosted a range of industr...

New Members...: The BVAA would like to warmly welcome our newest members into the fold!

Westlock Controls ‘Westlock Controls has a global reputation providing innovative solutions for networking, monitoring, and controlling process valves. Our focus on technology a...

Closing the Skills Gap

The Future Leaders Programme is a yearlong initiative set up by the BVAA that aims to take a number of young professionals - who were nominated by their employers - and equip them ...

‘Wear it Pink’ 2018

Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands took part in this event in t...

Future Leaders Cohort 1

Delegates from the BVAA’s very first ever Future Leaders Programme (Cohort 1) had a reunion in the Lake District. The programme not only develops excellent leadership and prese...

Thank you Goodwin!

We would like to say a big thank you to Goodwin International Ltd for their kind donation of valves to our training facility. This was received late last year and provides a ve...

BS EN 14141 Valves for natural gas transportation in pipelines – Performance requirements and tests - 5 Year Systematic Review

What is it?: This European Standard applies to all valves (plug, ball, gate and check valves) used in onshore transmission pipelines for transport of natural gas in accordance ...

Thank you to The Great British Valve Group

We like to say a big thank you to The Great British Valve Group for their kind donation of a fantastic butterfly valve to our in-house training facility. This recently received...

Thank you to Latty: It is the season for giving!

As well as the above kind donations we were also extremely grateful to receive two fantastic valve tops from Latty in January. Again, these will greatly serve our training acti...

About BVAA

What we do The BVAA is a ‘not for profit’ trade association established in 1939 offering services and advice to all members within the Valve & Actuator market, worth £3 billion a...

'Stronger Together'

‘Stronger Together’ The maxim ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ was first brandished across posters in 1939. It was the year WWII began and the year the BVAA was founded. Much has c...

Chairman’s Report

Reflecting on my first year as Chairman of the BVAA, I can’t over-emphasise the excellent work that is done, constantly and consistently, by the core team. They deliver training an...

Director’s Report

I was so excited by the opportunity to update members on the many developments at BVAA, my first draft of this report became so long, I had to make it a full-on article! However...

Actuator Working Group

While the WG – which meets concurrently with BSI’s PSE18/5 (actuators) - has not met in 2018, we have been busy at CEN, ISO and API standards meetings and development during the ye...

Valve Working Group

Going into my second year as year as chairman of the Valve Working Group, again we are seeing well supported working group meetings. With a lot of work on standards and Technical E...

Technical Report

BVAA’s Technical Service The key role is to make available to member companies, Government, end users and customers, the expert knowledge that we possess as an organisation. Indu...

Activites Report: BVAA Booms from another year of exciting events!

This past year has again exceeded expectations where events are concerned. It’s easy to see the extensive benefits to our members in terms of the networking opportunities on offer....

Business Development Group Report

Desktops Exhibitions Our Desktop exhibitions programme is, we believe, unique among associations – certainly among those in the fluid-controls sector of Engineering - and is clea...

Training Report: Training isn’t important … it’s vital!

We often see a flurry of training bookings at the beginning of each financial year as new budgets are announced, or at the end when remaining funds need to be utilised or lost. But...

Future Leaders

The culmination of FLP3’s year was once again the key note address to the massed ranks of BVAA members, at the November 2018 Annual General Meetings. At the beginning of the year i...

IVS 2019 - Industrial Valve Summit: The Italian valve industry confirms its leading role in the European Oil & Gas market

Everything is set for the third edition of the Industrial Valve Summit, the international exhibition and conference on valve and flow control technologies that will be held on May ...

Industrial valves - Metallic check valves – draft issued for Public Comment prEN 16767

What is it?: This document specifies the general requirements for metallic check valves, which are forged, cast or fabricated in straight, angle or oblique pattern (see EN 736-2) w...

When is a forged valve a better option than cast?: Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of the Atwood & Morrill® Forged Gate Valve

Not only is the newest addition to the Weir Flow Control product portfolio attracting customer interest, but they have already received orders. The WVC USA team recently manufa...

50 years of the original super duplex stainless steel, Ferralium 255

Long before 32750 (F53) and 32760 (F55) existed there was Ferralium 255. Developed by Langley Alloys in the mid-1960s, it was launched in 1969. Since then, it has been widely used ...

Freudenberg Simmerring now available in food-grade materials

sealing products and their application, has made its proven and successful Simmerring seals available in two new materials to suit food industry applications. Availability for the ...

James Walker invests in global gasket strategy

Following hot on the heels of successful introductions of new CNAF, PTFE materials and a range of high-specification isolation gaskets, James Walker is set to further strengthen it...

BS EN 12516-1:2014 + A1:2018 Industrial valves - Shell design strength - Part 1: Tabulation method for steel valve shells – amended standard issued

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the tabulation method for determining the wall thickness of valve bodies, bonnets and covers with essentially circular cross-section ...

How to choose control valves

Control valve requirements often differ depending on the process area, application and end user specifications. Process conditions and the range of parameters also vary widely,...

BS EN 12516-4:2014 + A1:2018 Industrial valves - Shell design strength - Part 4: Calculation method for valve shells manufactured in metallic materials other than steel - amended standard issued

What is it?: This European Standard specifies the calculation method for valve shells manufactured in metallic materials other than steel. The loadings to be accounted for are i...

Is P05 the alternative solution you need?

When considering the choice of automated isolation valves, flow rates, pressures, media compatibility and other factors are important but the crucial element is the method of contr...

Webtec Recognises Young Talented Engineer with Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

measurement and control company has announced George Crooks as this year’s winner of the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship. This award, is part of the wider UK Arkwright Engineering Sch...

SAFi have launched their new website

SAFi are a manufacturer of Thermoplastic Valves – with our global coverage of 40 countries, using our network of subsidiaries and distributors, we have been working for several mon...

Complete solution from one source: Bridging the gap between the piping and the instrumentation

Pressure gauges can be adapted to almost any process conditions with the help of valves and fittings, especially in critical application. The question, which follows next, is “Shou...

GEMÜ butterfly valves in swimming pool systems: Application in the water treatment plant of an outdoor swimming pool

‘Water treatment plays an important role in swimming pool systems in keeping the water clean – so that you can enjoy a clean bathing experience. Important process steps are require...

Corrosion Resistant Materials see increased growth in Overseas Sales

New member Corrosion Resistant Materials Ltd has seen increased growth in Global Sales over the past 3 months. The Rotherham based Steel Stockholder of Nickel, Stainless, Duple...

Webtec Launches Invaluable Industry Guide: ‘An Introduction to Practical Hydraulic System Maintenance’ by Steve Skinner and Martin Cuthbert – available now from Amazon

Webtec, a global specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products is launching ‘An Introduction to Practical Hydraulic System Maintenance’, a new guide for all...

Albion Introduces Range of Thermal Balancing Valves for Building Services

Albion Valves UK Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers is introducing a new range of Thermal Balancing Valves (TBV) to their building services product portfolio, to help saf...

Parker provides design and in-use enhancements to its H Series ISO valve portfolio

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, as part of its global focus on factory automation, has added an expanded range of features and capabilities t...

KSB BOA-Control Valve - New drinking water measurement valve using ultrasound

Two new valve series - BOA - Control EKB and BOA-Control IMS EKB – will be unveiled to interested specialists by KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Frankenthal, Germany, at this year’s ISH trade f...

Success for Hydravalve at Valve World Expo 2018

Hydravalve showcased their first ever priced Process Valves & Actuation catalogue to an international audience at the most renowned European valve and actuator show, Valve World Dü...

Oxford Flow awarded drinking water NSF/ANSI 61 and 372 accreditation

Houston, Texas, USA, 30th January 2019 – Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the municipal water, natural gas distribution and industrial process industries,...

Whitford Worldwide to be acquired by PPG

Whitford Worldwide today announced an agreement to be acquired by PPG Industries, a Fortune 500 company and global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials. With headqu...

Ultravalve wins prestigious supplier award

Ultravalve Ltd, the Process Valve and RPZ Valve specialist and part of the Bonomi Group, has been named ‘Best New Partner’ at valve manufacturer Vexve’s annual Distributor Conferen...

ValvTechnologies’ Delamination Guarantee for IsoTech® Parallel Slide Gate Valves

HOUSTON, TX. – ValvTechnologies, Inc., the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, is excited to introduce a Delamination Guarantee for its I...

EnerMech Completes Sale to The Carlyle Group and Announces Senior Board Appointments: Oil and Gas Veteran John Kennedy Appointed Chairman

EnerMech has confirmed the conclusion of its sale to The Carlyle Group and announced the formation of the group’s Board of Directors. John Kennedy has been appointed as the group’s...

Hobbs deliver huge cost saving to major North Sea end user

Last year Hobbs Valve, part of the Great British Valve Group, was able to offer a massive cost saving to a major North Sea company. Hobbs were approached to solve an age-long issue...

The “Sympathetic” Control of Valves and Valve Actuation: “To a man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” (Abraham Maslow, 1966)

One of the inevitable consequences of being one of the first countries in the world to introduce a comprehensive water and sewerage network is that the British water system is also...

EnerMech To Create 100 Jobs as it Targets Onshore Sector in South England: North Sea Experience is Platform for Expansion into New Markets

EnerMech will develop an onshore capability in to the South West of England which will create up to 100 jobs in the Bristol area over the next three years. The Aberdeen-based m...

Bonomi Introduce Valpres Direct Mount Wafer Ball Valve Range

Valve specialist Bonomi (UK) Ltd has extended its range of Valpres products with the introduction of new Stainless Steel (723100) and Carbon Steel (724100) 2-way flanged direct mou...

Control Valve Solutions makes Huge Investment towards Valve Market Leadership

In 2016, the Directors at Control Valve Solutions Ltd (CVS) made an announcement to the Senior Management Team that would take CVS to the next level of market leadership. We made t...

Rotork adds Plug and Socket Option to IQ Range

Rotork IQ intelligent electric valve actuators are recognised for being technically advanced, robust, reliable and user-friendly. These qualities have now been further enhanced wit...

Valve-Kits – the Original Kits Specialists

Valve-Kits - the specialist valve and actuator kits manufacturing company - has just opened its new 18,000 sq. ft manufacturing and warehousing facility in Nottinghamshire, UK. ...

Albion Actuated Valves

Actuation is set to play an increasing role in process industries globally, according to a recent report. Here, Les Littlewood - Sales & Marketing Director at Albion Valves (UK) Lt...

Malaysian refinery trusts Rotork Client Support Programme for tailored valve actuation management

The Rotork Client Support Programme (CSP) has been chosen by the Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad for the asset management of Rotork valve actuation equipment at its Port Dickson r...

Leengate Valves has seen further expansion in 2019: Leengate Valves has seen further expansion & revision in 2019. Continuing to maintain a strong chain of supply to the UK, despite uncertain times

Leengate Valves’ already vast storage space has seen the addition of around 160 pallet spaces; now taking their total to over 1000 pallet locations fully stocked with everything yo...

Commissioning underway for LNG safety system: HIPPS from Severn Glocon Technologies deployed on Floating Storage and Regasification Unit

Engineers from Severn Glocon Technologies have visited Korea to commission a High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) supplied to shipbuilder DSME for a Floating Storage a...

‘C-Cut’ Restricted Access Safe Cutting

BHR Group’s fluid engineering expertise, partnered with OMS’ unrivalled experience in precision manipulation, combines to deliver a new standard in decommissioning BHR Group is ...

Advanced Valve Solutions, Start-Stop Operation Summary

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 o...

The J4C Series by J+J Coming Soon to Hydravalve (UK): The Official Distributor for the J+J Electric Actuator in the UK and Ireland

As recently published on social media, Hydravalve (UK) are pleased to be appointed as the official distributors in the UK and Ireland for the J+J electric actuator. Furthermore, as...

Fast and reliable configuration of automated process valves

From manually operated to automated process valves, the new configurator for process valves from Festo makes selecting the optimum solution child’s play. Simply select a few parame...

Coating solution to extend weather windows for drilling operations

Hardide Coatings has provided a coating solution for a new tool that will save oil and gas operators millions of pounds per year by extending weather windows for drilling operation...

European Ball Valve Standards – Future Direction

What is it?: Currently there are three EN standards for ball valves 1. EN 1983:2013 Industrial valves - Steel ball valves 2. EN 13547:2013 Industrial valves – Copper alloy bal...

KOSO Kent Introl enter agreement with Broch International Limited

Broch International are a leading supplier of MRO equipment and services in Africa and beyond. KOSO Kent Introl will strengthen Broch International’s offering with our first-class ...

YPS Langley Valves manufacturers of Nickel Alloy, Duplex and stainless steel, gate, globe and check valves

For over 45 years, YPS Langley Valves has been a manufacturer of Nickel Alloy, Duplex and stainless steel, gate, globe and check valves. We are also a major International Distribut...

People Matter at Maher

Maher Limited is a stockholder and processor of high-strength, high-performance alloys. Maher holds a comprehensive range of nickel and copper-based alloys as well as special stain...

Advantages of Rotary to Linear transmission in SAMSON Ringo axial valves

In modern control processes, Globe valves are most commonly used either straight, step or angle. The main advantage of these valves is good control working with high pressure drops...

AVA open new UK Facility following a successful 2018

Following a very successful 2018, AV Actuators (AVA) are opening a new facility here in the UK to allow its next stage of development. AVA has spent the last 2 years working with n...

ISO/DIS 22109 Industrial valves — Gearbox for valves

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for gearboxes to operate industrial valves for manual and automated on/off and modulating duties, this includes manual overri...

ISO/DIS 5209 General purpose industrial valves - Marking - Draft for Public Comment

What is it?: This document specifies the requirements for the mandatory and optional markings of general purpose industrial valves. It defines the method of applying the markings,...

Severn applies valve intelligence to solve Leman Delta challenge: Overcoming technical issues in North Sea platform simplification

Severn Unival, the advanced engineering services division of Severn Glocon Group, has designed and manufactured three highly-engineered choke valves for Shell’s Leman Delta platfor...

Emerson’s Mobile App for Processing Plants Upgrades Access to Critical Data for Better Decision Support: New alert customisation and expanded OPC support in DeltaV™ Mobile bring improved notification and third-party system monitoring

Emerson has enhanced its DeltaV™ Mobile app to ensure plant personnel have faster access to process information and to help organisations tailor the notifications personnel receive...

Anti-Cavitation Valve Trim Helps Improve Plant Availability and Safety

Emerson’s Fisher™ Cavitrol Hex severe service valve trim reduces or eliminates cavitation to improve rotary valve performance and extend operating life. Emerson’s Fisher Vee-Ba...

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