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Halliburton and Baker Hughes Abandon Proposed Merger Agreement

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Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced that the companies have terminated the merger agreement they entered into in November 2014, effective April 30, 2...

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Garlock Acquires Rubber Fab Technologies

6 HOURS AGO

Garlock has acquired the business and assets of Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding Inc. through its parent company EnPro Industries.

Rubber Fab, headquartered in Sparta, NJ, is a recognized supplier of high performance sanitary gaskets, hoses and fittings for hygienic process industries such as pharmace...

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MRC Global Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

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MRC Global Inc. today announced first quarter 2016 results. The company's sales were $783 million for the first quarter of 2016, which were 39% lower than the first quarter of 2015 and 19% lower than the fourth quarter of 2015. As compared to last year, reduced customer activity across all segments ...

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Halliburton and Baker Hughes Abandon Proposed Merger Agreement

6 HOURS AGO

Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced that the companies have terminated the merger agreement they entered into in November 2014, effective April 30, 2016.

“This was an extremely complex, global transaction and, ultimately, a solution could not be found to satisfy the antitrust concerns of regul...

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Energy Sector Weighs on Construction Starts

5 DAYS AGO

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $660.5 billion, new construction starts in March receded 1% from February’s pace, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Total construction starts had jumped 13% in February, led by a huge gain for the electric utility and gas plant category. The dolla...

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U.S. Economy Grew 0.5% in First Quarter

11 HOURS AGO

U.S. GDP increased at an annual rate of 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 1.4%.

The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected positive contributions from personal consumpt...

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ISM: Manufacturing Activity Increased in April

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Manufacturing expanded in April as the PMI registered 50.8%, a decrease of 1% from the March reading of 51.8%, indicating growth in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, following five consecutive months of contraction in manufacturing.

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) reports that 15...

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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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