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An End-User’s Perspective on Valve Selection and Risk

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New Test Stamp and More Updates on Pressure Vessel Codes

New Test Stamp and More Updates on Pressure Vessel Codes

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The Role of Valves in HAZOP Studies

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Lee Howard Named President of Rotork Controls

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Lee Howard Named President of Rotork Controls

Lee Howard has been named president of Rotork Controls , overseeing both the U.S. and Canada. He replaces the recently retired Bob Arnold, a former VMA chairman, who served as president of Rotork Controls since 1988.

Lee was born in Wales and is a native of the UK. He previously served as managing dire...

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Val-Matic Names Mark Troyanowski VP of Sales & Marketing

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Val-Matic Names Mark Troyanowski VP of Sales & Marketing

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. has appointed Mark T. Troyanowski as vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Troyanowski joined Val-Matic earlier this year and previously worked in various sales management roles at other manufacturing companies.

Over his career, he has participated in seve...

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Chemical Activity Barometer Suggests Accelerated Business Activity

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The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 0.4% in August following an upward revision for July. This marks the barometer’s sixth consecutive monthly gain. Accounting for adjustments, the CAB is up 3.2% over this time last year, the strongest year over year growth since January 2015. All d...

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Innovation Could Lead to Significant Cuts in Chemical Manufacturing Energy Use

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Scientists from ExxonMobil and Georgia Tech have developed a new technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. If brought to industrial scale, this breakthrough could reduce industry’s global annual carbon dioxide emissions ...

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Manufacturing Output Up, Firms Signal Softer Expansion in New Work

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U.S. goods producers saw a further upturn in overall business conditions during August, though the rate of improvement was softer than seen in July. While output continued to rise markedly, total new work rose at a slower pace and employment expanded at the weakest rate in four months. Meanwhile, co...

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Leading Economic Indicators Gained Ground in July

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4% in July to 124.3, following a 0.3% increase in June, and a 0.2% decline in May.

“The U.S. LEI picked up again in July, suggesting moderate economic growth should continue through the end of 2016,” said Ataman Ozyi...

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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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