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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contracts for U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

Curtiss-Wright announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division to support ship construction and spare parts procurement.

Contracts include FY16 orders for two ship sets of submarine propulsion plant valves, a FY16 order for aircraft carrier propulsion plant valves, and the balance of the funding for the Virginia-class submarine Block IV Ship Service Ball valve contract awarded in 2014. Curtiss-Wright is performing the work at its facility in East Farmingdale, NY. 

DeZURIK Adds Dedicated Clean Room to Sartell Plant

In order to ensure proper cleaning procedures are performed on valves intended for oxygen, ozone, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, isocyanate and other applications, DeZURIK has constructed a new dedicated clean room within its Sartell, MN manufacturing plant.

Operated by trained cleaning technicians, DeZURIK's clean room is constructed with positive pressure ventilation to limit environmental contamination and airborne particles. The facility maintains all separate tools, benches and equipment to reduce the potential for cross contamination. Cleaning procedures include mechanical, ultrasonic and/or solvent cleaning methods, with each part inspected under both white light and UV Black Light to identify any contaminants. 

GE Oil & Gas to Explore Digital Solutions for New LNG Projects

GE Oil & Gas and Technip have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint project to explore areas to co-develop digital solutions for the LNG industry, with a particular focus on the design and build phase of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.

The two companies will work together to evaluate the application of digital solutions to the engineering, construction, commissioning, startup and operation of LNG facilities. All solutions under consideration would encompass Technip and GE Oil & Gas expertise in digital tools. 

Emerson Wins Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Emerson Process Management has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Growth Excellence Leadership Award for its portfolio of best practice technologies and services through its Project Certainty initiative. Frost & Sullivan recognized Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) with CHARMs technology, a key element of Project Certainty.

Frost & Sullivan presents the Growth Excellence Leadership Award to a company that achieves growth through customer focus and creatively delivering value. Candidates are evaluated based on overall growth performance and customer impact, using Frost & Sullivan’s 360-degree research methodology. 

Barry Abel Joins CIRCOR Energy

Barry Abel CIRCORBarry Abel has joined CIRCOR Energy as North American Midstream Manager.

Barry will be responsible for Trunnion Mounted Valve (KF Valves Welded Body & P3) and Engineered Valve (Pibiviesse) sales into North American Transmission and Midstream accounts.

Barry has more than 40 years of experience in the valve and midstream industry. 



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