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Velan Supplying ITER Nuclear Fusion Reactor

In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, ITER, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our sun and stars.

The ITER Tokamak and plant auxiliary systems will produce an average of 500 MW of heat during a typical plasma pulse cycle, with a peak of more than 1100 MW during the plasma burn phase; all of this heat needs to be dissipated to the environment.

Velan will be providing over 2,000 valves for this project including ball, butterfly check and globe. These valves are scheduled for delivery between 2021 and 2023.

Conval Names New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Hyltin photoConval has appointed Carl Hyltin as southwestern regional sales manager, covering the southwestern U.S. plus Mexico. Hyltin brings 27 years of valve sales experience in the power generation, petrochemical and pulp & paper industries throughout the south. He has extensive product knowledge of control valves, turbine bypass, desuperheating and gas turbine valve technology.

Hyltin resides in metro Houston and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the University of North Texas.  

Flowserve Engineer Honored by Hydraulic Institute

Michael Mueller, manager – global engineering standards at Flowserve, recently received the 2018 Member of the Year award from the Hydraulic Institute (HI). The award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg, FL by John Kahren, chairman of HI and president of SyncroFlo.

A principal engineer on Flowserve’s Engineering Standardization team, Michael has been with Flowserve since 1991, joining as a reliability engineer. During his career, he has held various roles in quality, order engineering and engineering standardization and has served as a subject matter expert.

Curtiss-Wright EST Group Names New Business Development Manager

Günther Pergher joins Curtiss-Wright EST Group as business development manager for new build projects in North America, focusing on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms. While based in the North American headquarters in Pennsylvania, Pergher will support growing new build efforts in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America as well.

Prior to joining EST Group, Pergher held several high-profile positions, including director and regional vice president business development at COOEC Subsea. He has also served as general manager business development at Samsung Engineering for more than seven years.

Lance Valves Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomed its seventh new member of 2019, Lance Valves of Lancaster, NY.

Established in 1972, Lance Valves manufactures many of their own products at their Buffalo, NY area facility where they are machined, assembled and tested.

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