Non-metallic materials are commonly used for valve components, and the selection of non-metallic materials for valve design and for application-specific conditions is critical to ensuring product reliability.
One of the advantages of having VMA’s Valve Forum and Valve Basics program as a virtual event is that attendees have access to the materials and information up to a month after the event is held.
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A relatively new class of engineered materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) may provide an effective alternative for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion emissions, which makes it a significant new option in emissions reductions.
The valve manufacturing industry in North America is one of the industries that have embraced this new way of thinking and is leading the way with the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. These initiatives range from valves designed to mitigate climate change to community involvement activities.
3D printing in a factory 3D printing encompasses a family of processes that involve building up a plastic or metal part in an incremental layer-by-layer fashion.
Conval recently announced that its popular Camseal© metal-seated, forged ball valves feature a new Stem Position Indicator Disc for easy, precise on-site identification and inspection of the open-close status of the valve.
The designers of modern thermal power plants continue to work hard to improve plant efficiency by increasing the heat rate as a function of main-steam pressure and temperature.
While metal AM provides a host of positive advantages, it’s important to understand the realities of as-printed surface roughness.