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Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

The atmosphere at VMA’s 2018 Marke...

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

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Cybersecurity for Process Control

Cybersecurity for Process Control

Security for any process plant has alway...

Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

Thursday, 19 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per ...

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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Paradigm

3 DAYS AGO

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm will be joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar automation software. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulat...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

4 DAYS AGO

ValvTechnologies’ EcoPack technology has received ISO 15848-1:2015 certification from Odin Heavy Industries. To earn ISO 15848 certification, ValvTechnologies underwent a stringent evaluation process that included a series of 17 helium leak tests and eight thermal cycles on a fully assembled v...

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

2 DAYS AGO

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) from the first half of 2016, reaching a record high of 0.9 million b/d. Petroleum product exports also grew over the same period with propan...

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Energy Intensity in U.S. Manufacturing Decreased

2 DAYS AGO

Energy intensity in manufacturing in the U.S. decreased from 2010 to 2014. U.S. manufacturing overall fuel intensity decreased by 4.4% from 3.016 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per dollar of output in 2010 to 2.882 thousand Btu in 2014. According to the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (M...

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Fed Reports Economy Growth in September, Early October

2 DAYS AGO

Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. The Richmond, Atlanta, and Dallas Districts reported major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas a...

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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

3 DAYS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease of 0.1%, was 0.5% lower than previously reported, while the estimate for August, a decrease of 0.7%, was 0.2% higher than before. Manufacturing output...

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2001 Articles

FALL 2001
Advancements in Valve & Actuator Technologies
By Andi Mowrey

ISO Part-Turn Valve and Actuator Standards
By David L. Payne

Existing Process Sampling Methods
By Kevin Cook

The Roll of E-Commerce in the U.S. Valve Manufacturing Industry
By Will Garvin

Valve Repair in the 21st Century
By Greg Johnson

Predict Service Life of Actuator Diaphragms
By Paul Gassman and Ted Grabau


SUMMER 2001
The Challenge of Multi-Channel Distribution
By Dale Stepanek

Breaking the Valve Packing Paradigm
By Meredith Miller, Floyd Jury, & Stan Koloboff

Rapid Prototyping: What the Future Holds for Metal Casters and Casting Buyers
By Ronald Benson


SPRING 2001
Energy Conservation Through Increased Valve Performance & Efficiencies
By David Stinchcomb

ASTM A990: A New and Better Way to Buy High Nickel Alloy Valve Castings
By James L. Gossett

Plastic Valves Meet Niche Market Needs
By Rick Bolger

Beware of Consultants Selling Cures
By Jim Teegarden

Let's Keep it Simple: Pilot Operated Regulators
By Tom Popeck


WINTER 2001
An Intro to the 9CR-1 Mo-V Alloys
By Donald R. Bush

How to Comply with OSHA's Ergonomics Program
By Marc Pasternak

Foundry Quality Systems for Pressure Vessels in the 21st Century
By Michael Porfilio

The 'R' Word: The State of the Economy
By David Wyss

Making Traffic Flow II: Implementing the "soft" side of Lean
By Ken Branco

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