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Introduction to Pressure Relief Devices - Part 1

Introduction to Pressure Relief Devices - Part 1

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ITT Reports 2015 Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

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On a GAAP basis, ITT delivered revenue of $2.5 billion in 2015, reflecting a 6% decline, primarily due to the impact of unfavorable foreign exchange of $194 million. GAAP operating income increased 43%.

Organic revenue in the Industrial Process segment decreased 6%, reflecting strength in short-cyc...

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MRC Global Signs Agreement to Sell OCTG Business

2 DAYS AGO

MRC Global Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) business to Sooner Pipe, LLC, a subsidiary of Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America, Inc., for $48 million, subject to certain adjustments.

MRC Global's U.S. OCTG sales were approximately $305 milli...

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EPA Halts Implementation of Clean Power Plan

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Earlier this week, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an industry motion to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan while the lower courts determine its legality. Last fall a lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than two dozen states, utilities and industry groups.

“States did not...

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IHS: North American Drillers Need Billions More in Cuts

3 DAYS AGO

The depressed oil price environment is painting a gloomy outlook for North American exploration and production (E&Ps) companies, and further, significant CAPEX cuts are needed in order for the group to demonstrate real financial discipline and align spending more closely with cash flow, accordin...

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U.S. Job Openings Climb to Second-Highest Level on Record

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The number of job openings increased to 5.6 million in December, the second highest number ever recorded, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.4 million and 5.1 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was 2.1%, and the l...

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Machine Tool Orders Rose in December, Down in 2015

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The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4% compared to the prior month, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). For all of 2015, the year’s total orders were down 17.4% compared to 2014.

While the month-to-mon...

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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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