VALVE Magazine Winter 2018 ISSUE

VALVE Magazine Winter 2018
January 2018 | Digital Edition

Are Valves from Low-Cost Countries Getting Better?

The last 25 years have seen standards created and implemented to increase the quality and repeatability of valves procured from low-cost manufacturing sources around the world.



Intelligent Servicing of Valves During Aging Plant Shutdowns

Shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) play a major role in plant safety, performance, reliability and profitability.

Valves with All the Trimmings

The term valve trim has been around for about 150 years—shortened at one point from the word: “trimmings,” a term in vogue until the late 1930s.

Achieving Predictable Valve Performance for Safety Applications

A focus on having the proper specification, design and integration of final elements is key in the actuation of valves for the process industry.

The VMA Knowledge Forum, Part Two: The Human Factor

Finding and retaining the right talent is a continual challenge to manufacturers who say the skills shortage has negatively impacted their ability to expand.

The VMA Knowledge Forum, Part One: Technology at the Forefront

The first VMA Valve Industry Knowledge Forum, April 11-13 in Savannah, GA, provided a potpourri of topics for valve industry professionals from all disciplines.



Gearboxes 101

Gears have a long history and have been used for many purposes throughout civilization.

When Valves Get Wet

Hurricane Harvey stalled over Houston in August 2017 creating what has been called the most extreme rain event in U.S. history.