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Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

The atmosphere at VMA’s 2018 Marke...

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

Is it Time to Toss Those Commissions?

It’s tough to pinpoint exactly wha...

Cybersecurity for Process Control

Cybersecurity for Process Control

Security for any process plant has alway...

Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

Young Valve Professionals: Megan Johnston

In 2014, VMA's leadership created the Val...

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

Thursday, 19 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per ...

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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Paradigm

3 DAYS AGO

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm will be joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar automation software. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulat...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

4 DAYS AGO

ValvTechnologies’ EcoPack technology has received ISO 15848-1:2015 certification from Odin Heavy Industries. To earn ISO 15848 certification, ValvTechnologies underwent a stringent evaluation process that included a series of 17 helium leak tests and eight thermal cycles on a fully assembled v...

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

2 DAYS AGO

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) from the first half of 2016, reaching a record high of 0.9 million b/d. Petroleum product exports also grew over the same period with propan...

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Energy Intensity in U.S. Manufacturing Decreased

2 DAYS AGO

Energy intensity in manufacturing in the U.S. decreased from 2010 to 2014. U.S. manufacturing overall fuel intensity decreased by 4.4% from 3.016 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per dollar of output in 2010 to 2.882 thousand Btu in 2014. According to the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (M...

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Fed Reports Economy Growth in September, Early October

2 DAYS AGO

Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. The Richmond, Atlanta, and Dallas Districts reported major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas a...

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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

3 DAYS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease of 0.1%, was 0.5% lower than previously reported, while the estimate for August, a decrease of 0.7%, was 0.2% higher than before. Manufacturing output...

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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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