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Gaskets Are Not Created Equal

Gaskets Are Not Created Equal

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Your Valves May Be Weaponized

Your Valves May Be Weaponized

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Fracturing Technology in the New Age

Fracturing Technology in the New Age

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A-T Controls Names Andy Cheney Southwest Regional Manager

2 DAYS AGO

A-T Controls recently announced the addition of Andy Cheney as the company’s new southwest regional manager, effective immediately.

Cheney’s new role will cover California, South Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. He has over twenty years in the valve and automation business and is very famil...

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Forum Energy Technologies Contracted for Submarine Vehicles

3 DAYS AGO

Forum Energy Technologies has received an order from Submarine Manufacturing and Products, Ltd. (SMP) to supply a submarine rescue vehicle (SRV), a work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and associated launch and recovery systems. The ROV and SRV will be delivered in 2019 and 2020, respectively, a...

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Permian Oil Production to More than Double, Exceed Expectations

3 DAYS AGO

Oil production in the Permian Basin, already a major force in global supply growth, will rise nearly 3 million barrels a day (mbd) by 2023—a level of growth exceeding most recent estimates, says IHS Markit . What the report describes as a “stunning” level of growth will comprise more...

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Positive Outlook Projected for U.S. Chemical Industry

5 DAYS AGO

Following a mixed year in 2017, the foundation is set for better performance by the U.S. chemical industry in 2018, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Mid-Year 2018 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook . Strong global growth prospects, rising exports, an upswing in manufactur...

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Mid-Year 2018 GDP Outlook Strengthens

4 DAYS AGO

SIFMA unveiled the results of its twice annual survey of chief U.S. economists. They predict that the U.S. economy will strengthen to 2.9% for the remainder of 2018, up from 2.5% in the previous forecast. The median mid-year forecast calls for 2018 GDP to grow by 2.9% on both a year-over-year basis an...

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Small Business Optimism Now Second-Highest Ever

4 DAYS AGO

The Small Business Optimism Index increased in May to the second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history. The index rose to 107.8 , a three-point gain, with small businesses reporting high numbers in several key areas including compensation, profits and sales trends.

A net 19% of small busi...

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Assured Automation's FireChek® Thermal Activated Emergency Shutoff

hart-product-photo-fall12-1When FireChek® senses excessive heat from a nearby fire, it immediately vents the pneumatic actuator and closes the actuator air supply line.

FireChek® triggers quickly, securing pneumatically operated process line valves. Because FireChek® responds to heat, not flame, it offers dramatically improved protection compared with conventional plastic tubing burn-through. FireChek® Features:

  • Rapidly responds to temperature rise, NOT flames
  • Vents actuator air pressure
  • Closes actuator air supply line
  • Needs no power source, self-activates
  • Compatible with ALL pneumatic actuators
  • No contact with process fluids
  • Easy to test and reset
  • Reliable, intrinsic triggering
  • Easily retrofit, installs in minutes
  • Manual resets for routine testing
  • FireChek® is made in the USA
  • FM Approved

For more information visit assuredautomation.com, or call 800 899-0553.

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