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Massive thank you to Emerson

We were bestowed with another fantastic donation from Emerson at our recent desktop exhibition at Fluor. They donated their new TopWorx™ HART 7. T...
Valve User Issue 51

Fabulous donation from Rotork

Thank you to the team at Rotork for donating three fantastic gearboxes comprising a modular two stage planetary gearbox, a bevel gearbox (HOB3) and a ...
Valve User Issue 51

Offshore Europe 2019

SPE Offshore Europe was held from 3rd – 6th September in the brand-new P&J Live events facility which offered 48.000sqm of exhibition space. The event...
Valve User Issue 51

Are we there yet?: Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett

For anyone who has had kids, this phrase will usually trigger adrenaline and quicken your pulse just a tad. It’s a perpetual question, uttered fro...
Valve User Issue 51

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 ...
Valve User Issue 50

Same Old Chestnut!

BVAA recently organised a dinner at the Houses of Parliament, with the express intent of getting a serious conversation going on the British Valve ind...
Valve User Issue 49

‘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 ...
Valve User Issue 48

Comment By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett: Recognition!

I have the best job in the World! Why? Simple really. Aside from the incredible diversity of our work here at the BVAA, I also get to meet such a w...
Valve User Issue 47

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...
Valve User Issue 46

By BVAA Director Rob Bartlett: Making a Contribution?

We all know the type. ‘First out the taxi, last in the pub.’ The person who manages to reap all the benefits of our friendship group, but makes a rare...
Valve User Issue 45

Chairman’s Report: Proud of our Past, Developing our Future

As I drew toward the end of my three-year tour as the BVAA Chairman, I was very surprised to learn that I had also been on the BVAA’s Board for 15 yea...
Valve User Issue 44

Lessons in Life!: Or alternatively - have faith!

The draughty and crumbling 300 year old farmhouse where I grew up owed its continued existence to a tie-rod – essentially a humongous nut, washer and ...
Valve User Issue 44

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...
Valve User Issue 43

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...
Valve User Issue 42

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 ...
Valve User Issue 42

Another Round Anyone?: 'Comment' by BVAA Director, Rob Bartlett

Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt is a name unknown to most people. He was however the step-father (or, depending on whose books you read, father) of the famous ...
Valve User Issue 41

Decisions, Decisions

To those receiving this valve industry magazine for the first time – welcome. We very much hope you enjoy it, and also our Annual Review of BV...
Valve User Issue 40

Myth Busters: BVAA Membership: Another in our occasional series of myth-busting pieces about the BVAA…

One myth which still persists – even surprisingly among some of our own membership – is that BVAA is a body for ‘valve manufacturers-only.’ This has n...
Valve User Issue 39

‘Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.’

So said Wilson Mizner. Research him and you’ll find cheery anecdotes, but I rather suspect Mizner was more crooked than the flow path in a low-noise t...
Valve User Issue 39

Brexit - Risk v Opportunity

Irrespective of political affiliation or personal viewpoint, I think it’s fair to say that few Brits woke up on 24th June 2016 genuinely expecting to ...
Valve User Issue 38

Winter 2019 // Issue 51
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