Valve Magazine, the official publication of the Valve Manufacturers Association, kicks off another year of publication with the scheduled mid-January 2009 release of its Winter 2009 issue. With the economy on everyone's mind, we'll be presenting an article on "Money-Saving Tips for Tough Times," sure to be of help to valve buyers and users, as well as other plant personnel who strive to make their plants run at peak efficiency. In addition, the upcoming issue will include another in the magazine's popular Back to Basics series on "The Globe Valve," one of our industry's oldest and most essential valves.
We also offer a preview of one of the topics to be covered at VMA's Technical Seminar on Valve Design and Material Considerations for Product Globalization, to be held March 6-7, 2009, in Charleston, SC. Read this article to learn the answer to the question, "Are Your Castings of the Highest Quality?" Also slated to appear in the winter issue: "Diagnostic Software for Control Valves" and an article for beginners on "Steam: The Energy Fluid."