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Pentair Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

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Pentair plc announced second quarter 2016 sales of $1.7B. Sales were up 4% compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding the unfavorable impact of currency translation and the positive contribution from acquisitions, core sales declined 3% in the second quarter . Second quarter 2016 earni...

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ValvTechnologies Names Bryant Holt Industry Director, Fossil Power

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ValvTechnologies Names Bryant Holt Industry Director, Fossil Power

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Bryant Holt as industry director for the company’s fossil power division. Holt will succeed George Stover, who has served in this role since 2014.

Based in Houston, Holt will have global management responsibility for ValvTechnologies’ fossil power group ...

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ExxonMobil Expanding Beaumont, TX Facility

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ExxonMobil has plans to increase production of ultra-low sulfur fuels at its Beaumont, TX refinery by approximately 40,000 barrels per day, representing an investment of approximately $450 million.

Construction is scheduled during the second half of 2016 to install a selective cat naphtha hydrofining u...

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LNG’s Surge from Decade-Low Seen Fizzling as Supply Ramps Up

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“LNG’s surge is running out of gas. Liquefied natural gas in Asia, which was in such over-supply that prices in Japan fell to a decade-low in April, has risen by almost half in the past three months as production outages stifled supply, demand rose in places like China and India and a co...

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Second Quarter GDP Grew Only 1.2% in Second Quarter

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Real GDP in the U.S. increased at an annual rate of 1.2% in the second quarter of 2016, according to the advance estimate released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.8%.

The increase in real GDP in the second quarter reflected positive contributions from cons...

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Down 4% in June

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New orders for manufactured durable goods in June decreased $9.3 billion or 4.0% to $219.8 billion, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced. This decrease , down two consecutive months, followed a 2.8% May decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.5%. Excluding defense, new orders d...

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Conval SaVD Safe Vent and Drains Provide Simple, Dual Sealing System

conval savd safe vent drainConval now offers an easy to retrofit, single-weld, OSHA-compliant safe vent drain for its Clampseal Y-pattern forged globe valves. The SaVD Safe Vent Drain enhances leak-free valve performance

and allows for fast, safe, environmentally-friendly venting and draining of piping systems. Safe depressurization is achieved in just one drip of fluid.

The SaVD Safe Vent Drain is available in ½” through 2” sizes, through ASME 2500 pressure class with NPT, butt weld or socket weld ends. Standard materials include Stainless Steel SA182-F316, A105 and F22. The SaVD features a HILTAP metal-to-metal wedge safety connector with two dynamic sealing surfaces, compact profile, ultra-safe residual pressure venting, and quick connectability to a gravity drain hose. The coupling locks under line pressure. Locking threads are located outside wetted volumes. Valve-mounted couplings may be steam cleaned and pressure-purged. Hooking up the SaVD with a matching HILTAP drainage pipe minimizes downtime, labor and environmental cleanup expense. The SaVD replaces low pressure bull plugs and screwed caps. The safe drain vent is manufactured to ISO 9001-2000 with full material traceability. CRN registration is available.

www.conval.com

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