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Valves in a Cement Slurry Line

Valves in a Cement Slurry Line

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Triple Offset Butterfly Valves

Triple Offset Butterfly Valves

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Digital Valve Control Leads to Increased Plant Availability

Digital Valve Control Leads to Increased Plant Availability

Surge is characterized by fast flow reve...

Cast vs. Forged: The Ongoing Debate Takes a New Direction

Cast vs. Forged: The Ongoing Debate Takes a New Direction

In the valve industry, the cast versus f...

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VMA Members Among Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Finalists


Several VMA members are among this year’s Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalists. Emerson has products nominated in four different categories, while Siemens has several products nominated in a total of three different categories. Chesterton and Hunt Valve have products up for awards the...


MSS Publishes Revised American National Standard for Steel Pipeline Flanges and Receives ANSI Approval


The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that the substantially revised Standard Practice, SP-44-2016, Steel Pipeline Flanges, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Revised American National Standard (ANS).

The first edition of MSS SP-44 was publish...


U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017


Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to enjoy optimism about future investment, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook . Much of this activity stems from the continued low cost of natural gas liquids (NGLs), a primary feedstock for building-block che...


Hydraulic Institute Celebrates Centennial with New Logo

Hydraulic Institute Celebrates Centennial with New Logo

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will celebrate its centennial in 2017 with a new logo as part of a larger initiative to position HI for the next 100 years of service to the pump industry. The new logo is a key element of HI’s overall brand refresh and redesign process.

The logo includes a hidden &ld...


U.S. Adds 178,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate at 4.6%


The unemployment rate declined 0.3% to 4.6% in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the Department of Labor reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.

Employment in construction continued on its recent upward trend...


Third Quarter GDP Revised Up to 3.2% Growth


Gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. increased at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2016, according to the second estimate released by the Department of Commerce. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.4%.

This new GDP estimate is based on more complete source data than were avail...


1996 Articles

FALL 1996
Valve Cleaning--Some Options to Consider
By Ed Rowe

Misunderstanding of European Union Directive Requirements Could Have a Significant Impact Upon Your Business
By R.T. "Bud" Weightman & Wendy Busktop

Making Steam Distribution Efficient
By Graham Leslie

Canadian Valve Council Second Annual Meeting
By Janet Kopenhaver

Valve Standards in the Petrochemical & Refining Industry

By Greg Johnson

Improved Packings & Gaskets: Solving A Host of Problems
By Brooke C. Stoddard

ASME Section I: Safety Valve I Requirements
By the VMA Pressure Relief Committee

The Status of the European Valve Industry
By Pierre Thevignot

Exxon's Mobile Bay Project Valve Procurement-An End User's Perspective
By Thomas D. Molzahn

The Internet: A Sourcing Tool for Engineers, Buyers, and Specifiers
By Lisa M. Cherubini

Stem Failures in Globe-Style Control Valves
By Don Bush

Patternmaking—A Future?
By Dr. Michael C. Ashton

From Economic Policy to Environmental Issues: The Canadian Valve Council Gets Involved
By Janet Kopenhaver

Evaluating the API-607, Fourth Edition Firetest
By Rudy MacDonald

Conventional Valve Stuffing Boxes Can Meet Fugitive Emissions Reduction Requirements
By Doug Clendenin & Richard D. Walsh, Jr.

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