Valve User Issue 50 Articles

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Determining Value

A short while ago myself and some senior members of the BVAA had an exploratory chat with a very large company on the potential for them to consider joining the Association. ...

Future Leaders Programme - Cohort 4

On 10th / 11th June, BVAA hosted the Induction Day and first personal development (PD) session for the latest group of valve industry professionals to undertake the BVAA Future Lea...

BVAA Spring Conference 2019

If you weren’t there, you missed arguably the best BVAA Spring Conference line up we’ve had in some years! Papers delivered covered topics as diverse as the Apprenticeship Levy...

BVAA golf day never disappoints

It wouldn’t be a BVAA Conference without the obligatory golf day, and our conference venue Formby Hall really does have the most fabulous course. Blessed with the usual brillia...

6,384 interactions in one week

In the 7 days from 30th May 2019, BVAA held THREE Desktop Exhibition events at SNC-Lavalin in Epsom, Wood in Aberdeen and finally SNC-Lavalin in Bristol, with 36, 82 and 50+ attend...

New member: Broder Metals Group

‘Broder Metals Group provides a diverse mix of metals and metal products with world-class customer service to our core markets: valve, pump and fastener manufacturing, oil & gas in...

New member: Roota Engineering

‘For over 20 years, we have been globally recognised for our specialist precision engineering and problem solving capabilities. From new product development to highly complex a...

New member: Qualtec

‘Qualtec Control Limited specialise in the overhaul, repair and refurbishment of Industrial Valves and related ancillary equipment, serving a range of industries including power ge...

New member: SFC Europe

‘A market leading stockholder and manufacturer of petrochemical grade bolting supplied competitively and on-time. SFC also manufacture high integrity machined components in acco...

New member: Flexitallic

‘Flexitallic is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of static sealing solutions, delivering high quality industrial gaskets on a global scale. Committed to our mission ...

New member: Buxton Special Alloys

‘Buxton Special Alloys is a UK Stockholder and Machinist of Stainless Steel, Duplex, Super Duplex and Nickel Alloys. We have more than 25 years of experience across numerous ma...

Welcome back returning members: Eriks

‘Backed by an extensive partner supplier network, our multi-brand approach coupled with unrivalled product knowledge and rapid delivery services, ensures that when you work with ER...

Welcome back returning members: Cameron

‘Cameron Flow Control Technology (UK) Limited supports the powered and manual automation demands of valves servicing the energy and industrial markets. With a portfolio of prov...

BVAA at IVS

Rob Bartlett writes, ‘This was our first visit to IVS, and what a welcome surprise it turned out to be! The show had a fantastic atmosphere and attendance, with nearly 11,000 visit...

International Steam Trap Standards – Proposal to revise

What is it?: The following International Standards have completed their 5 year review. The UK voted to confirm except ISO 6554 where the vote was abstain due to lack of national ex...

Butterfly valves for food applications

At the beginning of May 2019, KSB SAS, a member of the KSB Group, launched a new type of liner for its ISORIA butterfly valve type series. It is manufactured from hydrogenated ...

Precision Flow Control

Flow of both oil and gas requires precise actuation of valves under extreme conditions – very high, very low temperatures, in arid or high rainfall environments, in remote situatio...

ISO/FDIS 5209 General purpose industrial valves – Marking Document for Final Vote and Approval to Publish

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, ...

Clamp Seals provide secure, hygienic tube connections

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has unveiled a series of newly developed clamp seals that ensure rapid and extremely secure tube connections in food and beverage production machin...

HSP Valves – Number One for IMI Maxseal

HSP Valves has become a world-leading supplier of valves to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries since its formation in 1978. The company’s success is based on its independenc...

AVS - Drain Valve applications

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 operate in a reliabl...

The Latty Group introduces a new range of radiation-resistant Elastomer Seals

The LATTY E48Z11LY1700 elastomer seals are intended to be used in semi-dynamic or static applications such as nuclear power plants, pumps, industrial valves, compressors, motors, a...

prEN 15714-5:2019 Industrial Valves - Actuators Part 5: Pneumatic linear actuators for industrial valves - Basic requirements - Draft for Public Comment

What is it?: This document provides basic requirements for piston type pneumatic linear actuators for industrial valves, both double acting and single acting, used for on-off and m...

Verification or Calibration?

In general usage, the term “verification” is often mixed up with “calibration”. In contrast to calibration, where the deviation of a measured value is determined and certified ...

Easier automation with standards

Blood plasma is an essential resource in the production of life-saving medicines and are in high demand on the global markets. To make more efficient use of this valuable commodity...

Corrosion Resistant Materials – A ‘one stop shop’ for all your material needs

Corrosion Resistant Materials is proud to support the British Valve Industry and its supply chain with a wide range of Nickel, Stainless, Low Alloy, Duplex, Super Duplex, Titanium ...

Smart just got smaller and simpler!: SmartAct® launch the small energy efficient Smart Electric Actuator

Almost ready for shipping and filling back orders is the Small Smart Actuator from The Smart Actuator Company. The first model in this small range will operate between 0 to 30Nm an...

Rick Faircloth recieves Citation of Appreciation award from API

On June 26th Rick Faircloth was awarded a Citation of Appreciation award from API. This award is API’s version of a lifetime achievement award. Presenting the award was Mr. Erik Mi...

Albion Valves expand their horizons

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of valves to the industrial and building services markets in the UK have opened a sister company, Albion Valves (International) Ltd. ...

Severn eliminates corrosion risk in firesafe valves for offshore oil & gas: Ground-breaking innovation ensures graphite parts don’t meet line media

Severn Glocon Group is extending its range of triple offset butterfly valves with a new solution that avoids galvanic corrosion in saline applications, without compromising firesaf...

Australian sewage treatment plant using Rotork intelligent actuators to automate penstock gates

Rotork intelligent electric actuators are controlling penstock gates at a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Australia. Third generational IQ multi-turn electric actuators have be...

BS EN ISO 4126-2:2019 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 2: Bursting disc safety devices” - revised standard issued

What is it?: This document specifies the requirements for bursting disc safety devices. It includes the requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, testing, certification...

HSP Valves to expand and strengthen its capabilities: HSP Valves is set to expand its position as a major valve supplier

Over the last 40 years, HSP has become one of the UK’s largest valve distributors to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The company has announced plans to expand its ca...

Broder Metals Group: global reach, personal touch

Broder Metals Group Ltd is a specialist steel distributor, based in Sheffield. Our stock range includes Alloys 400, 625, 660, 718, and 825, as well as cold drawn grades (316 and F5...

Webtec’s new UK sales engineer

Webtec has appointed Matthew Woodhead as UK Sales Engineer to cover the South East and West, West Midlands, Wales and parts of the North West. Matthew has worked in the hydraulics ...

Actuation Valve release fi rst in series range of AV Actuators® brand with the AV-LITE™

Actuation Valve release basic on/off range of AV-LITE™ quarter turn electric valve actuators as part of a wider development of the AV Actuators® brand with further products set to ...

Global reach with a local touch

AIV-Europe, a master distributor of valves and actuators to the Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Water, Waste Water and Pulp & Paper industries, has recently increased its stock positi...

The new J4CS by J+J - Available from stock at Hydravalve

The new J4CS series of electric actuators from the innovative European manufacturer J+J is now available from stock at Hydravalve, who are the only official UK and Ireland distribu...

Seals deliver long life in chemical processing applications

Based on a proprietary and patented crosslinking system that has been developed specifically for the chemical processing industry, DuPont™ Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7275 seals exhibit mini...

Albion expands range of hydronic balancing valves

The Yorkshire-based company, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, has extended its range of hydronic balancing valves with the introduction of a fixed orifice double regulating valve (FODRV). ...

Score encourages future talent at annual engineering competition

For decades Score Group plc’s apprentice valve technicians have competed in the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition and the company has now sponsored the prestigious event for o...

Practical weight and cost savings

Corrosion resistant polymer liners for metal valves have been successfully used by the oil and gas industries for many years. The main reasons for the success of these options ...

Webtec (Europe) GmbH created to strengthen focus on Europe: Webtec Opens German Office to Develop New Business Opportunities Inside Europe

Webtec, a specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products has announced the formation of Webtec (Europe) GmbH, a new company located in Leverkusen, near Düsse...

Coax - designers and manufacturers of Coaxial Valves

Muller Coax are the original designers and manufacturers of coaxial valves having established the company and product in 1960, and are established in many industry sectors supplyin...

AVA - the quality supplier

For nearly 45 years AVA has established itself as a leading stockiest for the supply of Industrial Valves according to the latest DIN and ASME standards within Europe. As a lon...

BS EN ISO 4126-1:2013 + A2:2019 “Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 1: Safety valves” - amended standard issued

What is it?: This part of ISO 4126 specifies general requirements for safety valves irrespective of the fluid for which they are designed. It is applicable to safety valves hav...

Environmental and Health & Safety accreditation for Valve specialist Orseal

Demonstrating their proactive approach to environmental performance and to staff health and safety, Orseal are now accredited to both ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. Following the company...

ValvTechnologies continues global expansion with new UK representation

ValvTechnologies, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacturing of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, is pleased to announce it has signed a represent...

EnerMech apprentices to the ‘four’: Opportunities to work internationally

EnerMech are looking to recruit up to four apprentice engineers into their UK business who will have opportunities to work internationally as they progress up the career ladder. ...

Do you recognise the implications of this symbol with regards to valves?

This innocuous looking logo denotes approval to EC Directive 1935/2004 or MOCA for materials in contact with food. Any valves that carry foodstuffs or convey air or gas into fo...

New things are coming to Leengate Valves

Over the past decade Leengate Valves have seen spectacular growth as the UK’s leading valve wholesaler - this growth has promoted impressive expansion across all departments; inclu...

Quarter turn & multi turn gearboxes for the valve industry

Valve-Gears are a stockist and supplier of gearboxes, to the international valve and actuator industry. There is uncompromising reliability in the products Valve-Gears (part of...

Emerson smart NEW INNOVATION: To improve safety, reduce operational costs, and improve production

Emerson Automation Solutions launched multiple NEW products at this year’s Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, from Ju...

ParCoat® Coatings from Parker Prädifa for smooth and reliable installation of seals: The seal, materials and coating specialist delivers important value-added with powerful coatings specifically developed for elastomeric products

The Engineered Materials Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, as part of its extensive portfolio of materials and products of...

The best metal butterfly valve lining for demanding media?

Lining a metal butterfly valve with a thermoplastic material, typically a fluorocarbon, means that media does not come into contact with any metal parts. This is particularly usefu...

Oxford Flow’s SGN field trial to improve performance and reduce costs for gas sector

Oxford Flow, the pressure regulation equipment specialist for the gas, water and industrial process industries, announces the success of its gas pressure regulator field trials wit...

Brooksbank Valves attend Valve World Houston

Yorkshire based valve manufacturer Brooksbank Valves Ltd, recently made the journey across the Atlantic to take part in Valve World, Houston; attending the two-day conference and e...

Langley Alloys are #notjustsuperduplex

Langley Alloys prides itself as being #thehomeofsuperduplex on account of our invention of the original super duplex stainless steel, Ferralium 255. However, the breadth and depth ...

Parker announces connectivity enhancements to its valve portfolio: Easy to configure Industrial Ethernet node expands connectivity options

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 network connectivity option...

Hobbs Double Block and Bleed Valve installation – UK brewery

Hobbs Valve recently supplied a number of large double block and bleed valves to a UK brewery. After the valves were installed, the brewery issued the following report highlighting...

ValvTechnologies Passes American Petroleum Institute 641 Test

ValvTechnologies, Inc. the global leader in the design and manufacturing of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, announced today that it has met the requirements ...

Combating obsolescence to maintain critical equipment commonality

Equipment manufacturer commonality is a key feature at any operating oil & gas asset for all types of mechanical equipment, whether it be pumps, turbines, valves or actuation. Manu...

Flexitallic maintains commitment to innovation with latest sealing solution developments

Flexitallic has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 100 years and is dedicated to understanding and overcoming sealing challenges faced in the field by providing solu...

Alco Valves Group introduces in-house fire testing facilities

Alco Valves Group Ltd, part of the international engineering firm Graco, have enhanced its testing capabilities with the official opening of their valve fire testing facility. The ...

VALVE WORLD EXPO 2020: Exhibitor registration now open – new exhibition hall 1 to be used for the first time

Exhibitor invitations have been sent out and interested companies can now register as exhibitors at the international No. 1 exhibition for industrial valves and fittings, VALVE WOR...

IVS 2019: Record-breaking numbers for the third edition of the Industrial Valve Summit

The third edition of Industrial Valve Summit (IVS), the most important international Exhibition and Conference on valve and flow control technologies, promoted by Confindustria Ber...

Chase The Sun 2019 charity bike ride

Preparations are well under way for Advanced Valve Solutions, who are taking part in a bicycle ride, from Sheerness in Kent to Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, just south of Weston-Supe...

Introducing TrevitestX - the newest model of TEAM’s premiere in-line test system for safety and pressure relief valves

A critical component in maintaining a facility’s productivity, safety and profitability is to ensure that every valve is operating at peak efficiency while meeting relevant safety ...

Arup and EnerMech join forces to revolutionise Oil and Gas asset inspection: Digitised inspection system can cut costs by 30%

The inspection of oil and gas assets could be revolutionised following the signing of a three year agreement with global engineering consultancy Arup and EnerMech’s specialist insp...

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Valve User Magazine Issue 50
Autumn 2019 // Issue 50
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