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Emerson Expanding Mississippi Facility

4 DAYS AGO

Emerson plans on delivering $500,000 in new equipment to its facility in Sherman, MS. Because of this investment , and its promise of new jobs for the region, the Sherman Economic Development Corp. has approved $150,000 in grants for Emerson.

"We have a relatively new Fisher product that will be reloca...

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REXA and CCC Form Joint Initiative

4 DAYS AGO

REXA and Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC) have formed a joint initiative to modernize steam turbine controls for enhanced performance based upon each company’s core competency.

There are more than 10,000 turbomachinery trains worldwide powered by CCC. By upgrading mechanical and hydraulic go...

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LNG Exports Expected to Drive Growth in U.S. Natural Gas Trade

9 HOURS AGO

The U.S. is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas on an average annual basis by 2018, according to the recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017). The transition to net exporter is driven by declining pipeline imports, growing pipeline exports, and increasing exports of liquefie...

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Energy Transfer Partners Building New NGL Fractionation Facility

12 HOURS AGO

Energy Transfer Partners’ subsidiary, Lone Star NGL LLC, will construct a fifth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu, TX. The construction of Fractionator V is a result of the tremendous production growth in the Delaware and Permian Basins.

Fractionator V, including NG...

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Kansas City Fed Survey Shows Regional Manufacturing Jump

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According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Kansas City Fed, the district’s February Manufacturing Survey revealed that manufacturing activity expanded further with continued strong expectations . The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City serves the tenth Federal Reserve Distr...

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U.S. Private Sector Growth Slows from January’s 14-Month Peak

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At 54.3 in February, the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index dropped from 55.8 in January but remained above the 50.0 no-change value for the twelfth consecutive month. The latest reading signaled that private sector output growth moderated from the 14-month high recorded ...

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Texas to require fracking disclosure; Chinese co. guilty of making fake valves

 

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INDUSTRY HEADLINES

Crane Co. Appoints Max Mitchell Chief Operating Officer

Texas Becomes First to Require Fracking Disclosure

Survey: Manufacturers’ Pessimism is on the Rise

Emerson Selected for Europe’s Largest Carbon Capture Demonstration Project

Chinese Companies Found Guilty of Making Fake Valves

Dresser Helps MOL Danube Plant Earn Plant of the Year Award

China May Increase Oil Refining Capacity 33% by 2016, IEA Says

Machine Tool Consumption Slows, But Continues to Dwarf 2010

ITT Names Key Global Water Business Leaders Prior to Planned Spinoff

Natural Gas Gives Edge to U.S. Manufacturers

Rotork Acquires Valco Valves and Automation AS

Texas’ Economy Takes a Big Leap

Mueller Co. Signs Agreement with Advanced Valve Technologies

Obama Backs NAM-Endorsed Skills Certification System

# CHECK VALVEMAGAZINE.COM regularly for frequently updated links to articles on valve manufacturing, end-user industries, manufacturing and the economy.


ASSOCIATION NEWS: 'Valve Petting Zoo' Receives Top Ratings at Basics Seminar in Calgary

More than 60 end-users, distributors, valve manufacturers and mechanical engineering students gathered on the campus of the University of Calgary June 6 and 7 for VMA’s Valves & Actuators 101 course as well as to view tabletop exhibits of valves, actuators and related products. VMA held its first "valve petting zoo," an event that encouraged attendees to examine a variety of valves and actuators. Each group that visited the zoo spent 15 minutes with each of seven presenters knowledgeable about particular product types such as multi-turn valves; check valves; quarter-turn valves; pressure relief valves; actuators—pneumatic and hydraulic; actuators—electric; and control valves and systems. One young engineer, a year out of school, joked: "You mean a valve isn’t just the bow-tie shape found on P&IDs? Who knew?"

Among attendees were 13 advanced-level mechanical engineering students from the University of Calgary, who were an enthusiastic addition to the mix. Their registration fees were funded under a scholarship program from VMA’s educational foundation, the Friends of the Crawford Library, Inc.

# REGISTRATION FOR THE NEXT VALVE BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITS, Oct. 26-27 at the Embassy Suites Chicago-O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will open on VMA.org by July 1. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


VALVE MAGAZINE PREVIEW: Extreme Testing

Gone forever are the days when testing valves meant filling them up with water, adding pressure and looking for leaks. Valves and actuators face increasing challenges in the field from higher pressures and temperatures to extreme cold and special service applications. That means that the people responsible for specifying and choosing the products are demanding more rigorous, diversified ways to test. The summer issue of Valve Magazine addresses “Extreme Valve Testing.”

The issue also offers a Back to Basics article on solenoid valves. Often considered as accessories, these valves are critical in the applications where they are used. And watch for articles on hydraulic actuators as well as some of the technology tools that valve and actuator companies use to draw people to their websites.

# DON’T MISS AN ISSUE OF VALVE MAGAZINE! Subscribe here.


WEBSITE ONLY: The Canadian Oil Sands Industry

We look north to one of the most lucrative sources of crude oil today: the Canadian Oil Sands industry. A special Web-only article on ValveMagazine.com assesses the general situation for the oil and gas industry in Canada and explains why oil sands are so important, what limits there are in getting to the oil sands crude, and what this source means to both the U.S. and Canada.

# WE REGULARLY POST NEW ARTICLES on Valve Magazine.com. Find out what you've missed by highlighting the Web-only link in the navigation bar, then select Web Exclusive from the drop-down menu, or click here for a list of articles.

June 22, 2011

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Mueller Systems: Remote Disconnect Meter for Water

Mueller Systems’ 420 Remote Disconnect Meter is the water industry’s fully integrated remote disconnect meter that municipalities can use to remotely connect and disconnect water services through advanced metering infrastructure. More...


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Stop by The VMA Store to order our NEW article compilation: Actuators & Controls, a full-color, spiral bound book with 24 articles. Also available: the Back to Basics compilation, 17 articles on all the major valve types. More...


BASICS IN A BOX:
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bibcardboardbox-small VMA’s BASICS IN A BOX™ training program —suitable for end-users, manufacturers, distributors and others working in and around the valve industry—is designed to help companies conduct a one-day Valves & Actuators 101 course at their plants or facilities. The program contains a tabbed manual with 8 lessons and includes copies of 400+ slides, instructor notes, student handouts, review questions and more—plus a CD! More...


To promote your products and services to thousands of Valve Magazine readers, contact VMA Ad Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (540.374.9100). The next issue of eVMnews will be published in August 2011. Also, ask Sue about packages that combine print and online advertising for maximum effectiveness.

 


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