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Offshore Production Nearly 30% of Global Crude Oil Output

Wednesday, 26 October 2016  |  Chris Guy

Global offshore oil production (including lease condensate and hydrocarbon gas liquids) in 2015 was at the highest level since 2010, and accounted for...



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Honeywell and Flowserve Collaborate on IIoT Solutions


Honeywell and Flowserve will collaborate to provide Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for industrial customers. The collaboration will be part of the Honeywell INspire program, Honeywell's joint customer development program for its IIoT ecosystem.

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Train Named Executive President of Emerson Automation Solutions


Emerson recently named new senior leadership appointments to its Office of the Chief Executive who now report directly to chairman and CEO David N. Farr, and help develop and guide the company’s global strategies.

Michael H. Train’s new title is executive president of Emerson Automation Sol...


Offshore Production Nearly 30% of Global Crude Oil Output


Global offshore oil production (including lease condensate and hydrocarbon gas liquids) in 2015 was at the highest level since 2010, and accounted for nearly 30% of total global oil production. Offshore oil production increased in both 2014 and 2015, reversing consecutive annual declines from 2010 t...


New 2017 Construction Starts Increasing 5% to $713 Billion


The 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2017 will advance 5% to $713 billion, following gains of 11% in 2015 and an estimated 1% in 2016.

Manufacturing plant construction will increase 6%, beginning to recover after steep declines in 2015 and 2016 that refle...


Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Rises But Remains Sluggish


Manufacturing activity fifth district (MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC) remained sluggish in October, according to the most recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. New orders and backlogs decreased this month, while shipments flattened. Hiring activity strengthened mildly across firms and wage i...


Consumer Confidence Retreated in October


The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in September, declined in October. The index now stands at 98.6, down from 103.5 in September. The present situation index decreased from 127.9 to 120.6, while the expectations index declined from 87.2 last month to 83.9.



FLOWSERVE Multi-Z Valves Now Available in New Cast Globe Body

flowserve multi-z valves now available in new cast globe bodyFlowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced the availability of Flowserve Multi-Z anti-cavitation control valves in a new cast globe body. The Multi-Z will be sold under both the Flowserve Kämmer and Flowserve Valtek valve brands.

“With the availability of the new cast body design we are able to provide shorter delivery times for customers with dirty service applications in the oil and gas, chemical and power industries,” said Jeff Parish, senior product manager, Flowserve Flow Control Division. “The Multi-Z virtually eliminates cavitation, which helps minimize maintenance costs and improves reliability.”

Cavitation occurs when the pressure of the process fluid drops below the vapor pressure, which allows small bubbles to form in the fluid that can then collapse on the valve’s surfaces and impart significant energy that can damage the valve trim. To achieve zero cavitation, the Multi-Z is designed to divide the pressure drop into three to six stages to gradually reduce pressure and minimize velocity spikes. Additionally, in dirty service applications with particles in the process fluid, this staged pressure reduction serves to lessen erosion, extending the life of the valve, decreasing maintenance and minimizing downtime.

Multi-Z valves facilitate quick and easy maintenance with a top-entry design that enables the valve body to stay in line while the trim is replaced or repaired.

For more information: www.flowserve.com

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