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An Overview of ASME B16.34-2017

The content of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standard B16.34 is essential to those who deal with flanged, threaded and welded-end valves. The standard covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, marking and other characteristics of cast, forged and fabricated valves.

Valve Standards: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Valve standards are both the laws of the land and the roadmaps to be followed on the road to quality, especially for the oil and gas industry. But where do these standards come from, and why do they say what they say? What’s more, what will they look like in 10-20 years?

The Latest from ISA, ASME, API and MSS

At the recent Valve Industry Knowledge Forum, Stan Hale, senior director of Supply Chain, MRC Global, reported on the status of International Society of Automation’s (ISA) TR96.05.01, and Carlos Davila, PE, product manager—Americas for Crane ChemPharma & Energy, gave updates on several standards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API) and Manufacturer Standardization Society (MSS). Here are condensed reports based on their presentations.

New Test Standards for Low-E Compliance

Creating practical, unified standards for qualifying and testing valves has been a constant struggle for the industry as it seeks to meet the fugitive emission requirements established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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