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Valve Basics Training Helps Fill Industry Skills Gap

Valve Basics Training Helps Fill Industry Skills Gap

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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:
Onsite valve training

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...


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