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The Adventures of Duke Waters

The Adventures of Duke Waters

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Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

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Managing Unconscious Bias

Managing Unconscious Bias

Many believe that if we hire people of d...

Shaft Pins for Quarter-Turn Valves

Shaft Pins for Quarter-Turn Valves

Many designs are employed to attach the ...

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Global Chemicals Production Starts Fourth Quarter on Slow Note

14 HOURS AGO  |  Chris Guy

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show global chemicals production improved slightly in October after stable activi...

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Looking Toward 2019 at Power Gen and Valve World

Looking Toward 2019 at Power Gen and Valve World

14 HOURS AGO  |  Kate Kunkel

Two recent events over the last month brought together valve manufacturers and end users, and VMA members and staff were there to learn all that&rsquo...

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Rotork Actuators Supplied to Chinese Oil Refinery

17 HOURS AGO

More than 2,500 Rotork actuators have been installed at a Chinese oil refinery and petrochemical complex. Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Company Ltd, which refines oil and manufactures chemical products, ordered the actuators for the refinery which is in construction on the island of Zhoushan, ne...

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Metso Signs New Valve Distributor in Denmark

18 HOURS AGO

Metso has signed a distributor agreement for its valve solutions with Grønbech & Sønner A/S in Denmark. The company will provide the entire breadth of Metso's valve products and related solutions, as well as support in services, to customers all over Denmark.

Prior to the agreement wi...

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Global Chemicals Production Starts Fourth Quarter on Slow Note

14 HOURS AGO

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show global chemicals production improved slightly in October after stable activity in September. During October, production declined in North America, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union (FSU), but rose in Europe, Africa and ...

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USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in TX & NM

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The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin province contain an estimated mean of 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion b...

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ISM Survey: Manufacturers Wary, Still Expect Growth in 2019

19 HOURS AGO

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2019, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in the December 2018 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the growth that began in mid-2009, as indicated in the monthly ISM Report On Business.

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Job Openings at U.S. Factories at All-Time High

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Job openings in the manufacturing “jumped to a new all-time high of 522,000 (this October data is up from 485,000 in September). Durable goods firms reported the most job postings in October (332,000) since January 2001, with openings for nondurable goods manufacturers (189,000) also higher fo...

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