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Richards Industrials Wins NAM Manufacturing Leadership Award

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) named Richards Industrials a winner of its 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award. Richards Industrials has been recognized as the Manufacturing Leadership Council Editor’s Choice Award winner for its shop floor innovations.

The awards are given to companies who have demonstrated excellence in digitizing their factories, connecting their organizations, and transforming their business cultures to one that is future ready in the era of Manufacturing 4.0.


MSS Publishes Revised SP-94-2020 Standards

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) of the Valve and Fittings Industry announces that SP-94-2020, Quality Standard for Steel Castings and Forgings for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components – Ultrasonic Examination Method, has been revised and published by MSS.

Standard Practice (SP)-94 has served as an industry norm for over 37 years; providing methods and acceptance standards for ultrasonic examination of austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic steel castings and forgings for valves, flanges, fittings, and other piping components. This Standard Practice is applicable to the initial examination of castings and forgings and towards the examination of repairs. SP-94 continues to be maintained under the consensus of MSS Technical Committee 304, Quality Standards.

The revised Standard Practice, MSS SP-94-2020, is now available from authorized U.S. and global distributors. It has been published in an electronic version (PDF) and in book format.

Emerson Announces Collaboration with MHPS

Emerson and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) are joining forces again to develop digital technologies, software and services to help utility customers in North America. The companies will collaborate on digital solutions, enable predictive and AI-driven maintenance strategies, and automate operational decision-making. The collaboration will focus on power plants operating with MHPS gas or steam turbines.

One of the companies’ collaborations is to build and deploy total plant simulation for the Intermountain Power Plant Renewal project.

Trillium Flow Technologies Partnering with East Coast Valve Services

Trillium Flow Technologies has named East Coast Valve Services as an authorized assembler and distributor effective immediately. East Coast will represent the SARASIN-RSBD safety relief valve brand for both new valve and repair business, leveraging their facility in Groton, CT. Repair services for any manufacturer’s brand of safety relief valves will be provided by East Coast in their territories which include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the five Boroughs of New York City, and parts of Maryland, covering all markets except for nuclear power.

Mueller Water Products Acquires Pratt Industrial

Mueller Water Products has acquired Pratt Industrial of Emporia, KS. Pratt Industrial specializes in the design, engineering, and worldwide distribution of technologically advanced, industrial-use valves and actuators. Pratt has over 35,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, including a full-service machine shop for custom assemblies. Pratt Industrial has an existing relationship with Henry Pratt Company, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products.

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