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Safety Relief Valve FAQs

Safety Relief Valve FAQs

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An Update on U.S. Valve-Related Standards

An Update on U.S. Valve-Related Standards

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Safety Relief Valve FAQs

Safety Relief Valve FAQs

Monday, 14 August 2017  |  Lyndon Garrick

Companies that repair, test, maintain or supply valves routinely receive inquiries from end users about safety-relief valves. Here are a few questions...



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ValvTechnologies Names Teele Director of Global Quality Management


ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Michael Teele director of global quality management. Based in Houston, Teele will be responsible for setting and maintaining global quality standards, systems and processes, as well as serving as a leadership champion of continuous improvement. With a deep technic...


EGC Adds MC Sales Solutions as New Sales Representative Agency


EGC Enterprises, Inc. has appointed MC Sales Solutions as its sales representative organization for the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

MC Sales Solutions is headed by Bill Vardeman, who brings with him over 30 years of engineered sealing expertise, with a high level of experience c...


DuPont and Dow Chemical Set Closing Date for Merger


DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that all required regulatory approvals and clearances have been received, that all conditions to closing of their merger of equals have been satisfied, and that their merger of equals will close after the market closes on August 31, 2017.

“The compa...


U.S. to Become a Net Exporter of Natural Gas This Year


EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the U.S. will export more natural gas than it imports in 2017. The U.S. has been a net exporter for three of the past four months and is expected to continue to export more natural gas than it imports for the rest of 2017 and throughout 2018...


Empire State Manufacturing Index Highest in Nearly Years


Business activity grew strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the August 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed fifteen points to 25.2, its highest level since September 2014. The new orders index rose seven points to 20.6 a...


Expansion in U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Accelerating


June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5% over May, according to a report released by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report also shows a year-over-year increase of more than 10%, the fifth consecutive month posting a ...


MSS Publishes Eleven Revised Standards

The Manufactures Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following eleven revised standards:

Updated/Revised Publications

  • MSS SP-51-2012, Class 150LW Corrosion Resistant Flanges and Cast Flanged Fittings
  • MSS SP-60-2012, Connecting Flange Joints Between Tapping Sleeves and Tapping Valves
  • MSS SP-65-2012, High Pressure Chemical Industry Flanges and Threaded Stubs for Use with Lens Gaskets
  • MSS SP-97-2012, Integrally Reinforced Forged Branch Outlet Fittings - Socket Welding, Threaded, and Buttwelding Ends
  • MSS SP-109-2012, Weld-Fabricated Copper Solder-Joint Pressure Fittings
  • MSS SP-111-2012, Gray-Iron and Ductile-Iron Tapping Sleeves
  • MSS SP-113-2012, Connecting Joints Between Tapping Machines and Tapping Valves
  • MSS SP-122-2012, Plastic Industrial Ball Valves
  • MSS SP-124-2012, Fabricated Tapping Sleeves
  • MSS SP-128-2012, Ductile Iron Gate Valves
  • MSS SP-134-2012, Valves for Cryogenic Service; Including Requirements for Body/Bonnet Extensions

Note: SP-60, 109, 113, and 134 include minor title changes.

All Standard Practices are available from MSS and authorized distributors.

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