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Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One

Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One

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Improving Valve Sealing Performance and Reliability

Improving Valve Sealing Performance and Reliability

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A Primer on Fugitive Emissions

A Primer on Fugitive Emissions

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Powell Valve Approves Flotech as Authorized Repair Facility

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The Wm. Powell Company recently approved Flotech as an authorized modification and repair facility for Powell Valves.

“Flotech has been manufacturing and repairing valves for over 40 years. Adding another high quality valve manufacturer to the list of valve companies Flotech represents speaks vol...

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CIRCOR Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

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CIRCOR International, Inc. reports revenue of $158 million, GAAP EPS of ($0.12) and adjusted EPS of $0.48 in the fourth quarter of 2016 . CIRCOR had an operating cash flow of $20 million and free cash flow of $17 million for the quarter. Cost control and restructuring actions continued to drive bottom...

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Southern California Updating Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will upgrade or replace 50 to 60 pipeline valves in 2017 to further enhance the safety of its system. The effort is part of SoCalGas' Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a multi-billion-dollar program that tests and updates the natural gas pipeline infra...

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How New U.S. Policies Will Affect the Chemical Industry

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“In 2017, barring a recession in the U.S. and Europe or a slowdown in China, Moody’s Investor Service expects EBITDA in the chemicals industry to slip by 1 or 2% year-over-year.”

A new report from PwC predicts that the Trump administration “is likely to embrace policies that are...

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Empire State Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate Since 2014

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Business activity expanded at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index rose twelve points to 18.7, its highest level in more than two years. The new orders index climbed to 13.5,...

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Philly Fed Manufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February

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The index for current manufacturing activity in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month and has remained positive for seven consecutive months. The share of firms reporting growth continues to increase: More than 48% of the ...

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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


SUMMER 1996
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


SPRING 1996
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


WINTER 1996
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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