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ITT Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

Thursday, 16 February 2017  |  Chris Guy

On a GAAP basis, ITT Corporation delivered revenue of $588 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, reflecting a 12% decline that included a 2% negative...

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ITT Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

2 DAYS AGO

On a GAAP basis, ITT Corporation delivered revenue of $588 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, reflecting a 12% decline that included a 2% negative impact from foreign exchange. GAAP segment operating income decreased 12% .

In the Industrial Process segment, total revenue decreased 29% to $212 milli...

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Delta Centrifugal Rejoins VMA

3 DAYS AGO

This week VMA welcomed back associate member Delta Centrifugal Corporation of Temple, TX after a one year absence from the association.

Delta produces custom-made castings. Delta’s operations include Texas Stainless, Inc. Texas Stainless is a metals distributor and sells castings produced by Delt...

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How New U.S. Policies Will Affect the Chemical Industry

4 DAYS AGO

“In 2017, barring a recession in the U.S. and Europe or a slowdown in China, Moody’s Investor Service expects EBITDA in the chemicals industry to slip by 1 or 2% year-over-year.”

A new report from PwC predicts that the Trump administration “is likely to embrace policies that are...

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$2.2 Billion Investment Approved for Mad Dog Phase 2 Project

5 DAYS AGO

BHP Billiton has approved expenditure of $2.2 billion for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico. During the fourth quarter of 2016, BP, which holds a 60.5% participating interest, sanctioned the Mad Dog Phase 2 project.

Mad Dog Phase 2, located in the Green...

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Philly Fed Manufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February

3 DAYS AGO

The index for current manufacturing activity in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month and has remained positive for seven consecutive months. The share of firms reporting growth continues to increase: More than 48% of the ...

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Industrial Production Down 0.3% in January

4 DAYS AGO

Industrial production decreased 0.3% in January following a 0.6% increase in December. In January, manufacturing output moved up 0.2%, and mining output jumped 2.8%. The index for utilities fell 5.7%, largely because unseasonably warm weather reduced the demand for heating. At 104.6% of its 2012 avera...

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2007 Articles

WINTER


Unlocking the Truth About Alternative Energy Sources
Patrick A. Toensmeier, freelance writer
Are coal gasification and nuclear power the real keys to reducing reliance on fossil fuels?

BACK TO BASICS: The All-Encompassing Ball Valve
Brian Hood, Flowserve Corporation
Compact, simple to use, easy to repair and capable of performing in a wide range of applications, the ball valve is a dominant player in modern industrial applications.

Valve Position Monitoring and Smart Discrete Controls
Jack Durance, Jr., Westlock Controls
Digital position transmitters can handle virtually every control, monitoring and remote application in the plant. Here’s how they evolved.

Remanufactured Control Valves: Do They Still Meet Code?
Bob Baker, Emerson Process Management
Don’t be fooled by a shiny new coat of paint. That “remanufactured” valve may not have been re-certified to its original pressure class.

Gearbox Selection for Manual Valve Actuation
Clay Hightower, Rotork Gears Americas
There is no “one-size-fits-all” formula when it comes to selecting the proper gearbox for a manual valve application.

Analog Controllers for Motor-Operated Valves: Obsolete or Evolving?
C. Earl Daniel, Chalmers & Kubeck Co.
New generation analog valve actuator controllers not only provide the functionality of legacy products—they also address past problems.


SPRING


Testing, Testing: Today’s Valve Standards
Greg Johnson, United Valve
Myriad standards affect our industry. Here’s a review of some of the most common testing standards in use.

Valve Specifying for Beginners
Patrick Toensmeier, freelance writer
To broaden their knowledge and gain valuable engineering expertise, novice specifiers can rely on valve manufacturers and distributors.

PRV Management Tools Help Optimize Turnarounds
Bart Collins, Scott Smith and David Melcher, Precision Services Inc. Precision Pump & Valve Services, Dresser Consolidated
A key component of the successful turnaround is learning how to maintain a plant’s network of pressure relief valves.

Actuation Under the Sea
Bill LeBlanc, Emerson Process Management
Learn what manufacturers do to ensure actuation is reliable in challenging—and ever deeper—subsea environments.

Are You Happy With Your HRH Bypass Control?
Geoffrey Hynes, Koso America
Improve the controllability of the hot reheat (HRH) bypass valve in a cascading bypass system to save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, along with numerous other benefits.

For O&M Solutions, Think Digital
Eric Fillion, Metso Automation
It seems like operating and maintenance costs are always being trimmed. New technology can help make up for reduced staff budgets.



SUMMER


BACK TO BASICS: The Industrious Control Valve
Jim Casey, Flowserve Corporation
Everything you ever wanted to know about the control valve, from its beginnings as a device used to control steam in engines to its various applications in today’s industries.

The Role of Valves in Niche Industries
Brooke Stoddard, freelance writer
Mining, pharmaceutical and marine applications are all addressed by valve makers serving these diverse—and challenging—markets.

Challenges and Opportunities in the Water & Wastewater Market
Jim Barker, DeZURIK Water Controls
Huge demand, dwindling supply, aging infrastructures, stricter regulations—they all mean a strong water/wastewater market for many years to come.

A Primer on ‘Pigs’
Patrick Toensmeier, freelance writer
We take a look at pigging devices and how they help move oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products safely and efficiently through pipelines.

How to Implement a Safety Life-Cycle
Riyaz Ali, Emerson Process Management
A safer plant, decreased costs and increased uptime are all achievable when safety life-cycle is properly executed.


FALL


2008 Market Outlook: Another Good Year…
Genilee Parente, freelance writer, and Judy Tibbs, Valve Magazine
Industry experts caution that a downturn in the economy—yes, the “R” word—may be on the horizon. Read what our prognosticators had to say about the domestic and international economies as well as the many end-user industries served by valve manufacturers.

BACK TO BASICS: The Dependable Diaphragm Valve
Dan Ellis, ITT Engineered Valves
Both the diaphragm and pinch valves are positive displacement valves, yet each has its own characteristics and suitability for particular applications.

The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of Nuclear Power
Don Hudson and Jim Leachman, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Nuclear
It’s been a long and winding road, but the nuclear power industry is on the verge of regaining a major foothold in today’s energy industry as the world searches for alternatives to fossil fuels.

How to Achieve Optimal Control Performance
Shawn Anderson and Neal Rinehart, Emerson Process Management
If you want to increase efficiency and ­profitability in your plant, address the performance of your control valves.

CPI Safety Needs Drive Valve Design
Patrick Toensmeier, freelance writer
North American valve makers have been hard at work making sure the products they produce meet the safety needs of CPI plants around the globe.

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