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CIRCOR Announces Availability of Historical Segment Information

11 HOURS AGO

CIRCOR International announced the availability of certain historical segment information reflecting its previously announced organizational realignment beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The new “Energy” segment, including the recent acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions, will prima...

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Curtiss-Wright, Clarke Industrial Engineering Sign Licensing Agreement

11 HOURS AGO

Clarke Industrial Engineering has entered into a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereby Clarke’s patented and proprietary Shutter Valve technology will be exclusively available to Curtiss-Wright for the worldwide naval defense market, the U.S. maritime homeland security mar...

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New Investments Spur Permian Oil Production Increase

16 HOURS AGO

The Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday that oil production in the Permian Basin could increase by 53,000 bpd by next month. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), that is the largest monthly increase in the region in a year.

“The EIA’s first shale oil forecast o...

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Why is Oil & Gas Slow to Adopt Cloud Technology?

1 DAY AGO

“There are endless benefits to implementing a cloud-based system, many of which center around less waste and less hassle, but due to operational characteristics, oil & gas companies stand to benefit more than most.”

“Yet, while being among the sectors that stand to gain most fro...

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Industrial Production Sees Largest Rise in More Than Two Years

16 HOURS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.8% in December, the largest increase since November 2014, after falling 0.7% the previous month. For the fourth quarter as a whole, the index slipped 0.6% at an annual rate.

Manufacturing output moved up 0.2% in December, as an increase in durable manufacturing outweighed d...

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IMF Raises U.S. Economic Growth Forecast

1 DAY AGO

After a lackluster outturn in 2016, economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging market and developing economies. However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted in its new World Economic Outlook, there is a wide dispersion of possible outcomes around ...

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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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