ValvTechnologies has picked Quality Controls Inc. (QCI) as a new distributor.
Editor, VALVE Magazine (Valve Manufacturers Association of America), Gardner Business Media
The nation’s nuclear energy industry has deep roots that have always been focused on reliability and safety.
CGIS is a global supplier of high-performance valves, controls and automation.
Subsea development includes different types of activities such as exploration, drilling, completion and production.Subsea manifolds are the arrangement of piping, valves, connections, structures and the foundation used in the subsea production system to receive, combine and distribute the hydrocarbon fluid
The issue is that assemblies are not currently treated as “engineered” items — they are often produced by slapping the actuator on the old (or new) valve specified by the piping requirements without much understanding of the specifics of the interactions between valve and actuator connections through the drive train (coupling).
Since the early days of water and wastewater treatment plants in the U.S., municipalities and industries have continued to expand and upgrade existing plants and distribution infrastructure as well as build new facilities.
The topic of cybersecurity usually brings to mind data breaches that impact financial or private information, stolen intellectual property or disruption of major events such as political elections.
New England Controls Inc. and Northeast Controls Inc. announced an agreement to merge their two companies. Both are Emerson Impact Partners serving customers in New England and upstate New York.
Traceability and testing of digital positioners (including the valve) is a key to process control accuracy, reliability and safety.
While presenting in a recent VMA Valve Basics 101 Course in Houston, I found myself in a familiar role: explaining solenoid valves (SOVs) to attendees. (I work with solenoids so much that one VMA member at that conference joked that I needed to be wearing an I Heart Solenoids t-shirt). During the hands-on “petting zoo” portion of the program, which involves smaller groups of attendees, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from people came up: What’s the difference between direct-acting and pilot-operated SOVs, and how do we make a choice?
Cybersecurity is one of the major risks facing the valve industry, and it is not a problem that can merely be solved by other parties besides the intended victim.
Valve actuators deliver either linear or rotary force.
When selecting control valves, be sure to properly evaluate the process conditions to identify potential issues and select the proper management techniques.
Senior application engineer, Setpoint Integrated Solutions
Actuators and controls are a critical process of how we move water through our supply and waste systems.
VMA is presenting a one-day version of its popular Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 educational program on July 14, the day before Valve World Americas Expo & Conference.
The error output from a control valve can come from a variety of sources: uncontrolled input pressure, uncontrolled input flow rate, inaccurate orifice size or turbulent flow through the system which causes irregularity of flow rates through the system.
The combination of North American shale fields that continue to fuel high levels of new domestic oil and gas projects and ongoing global efforts means the need for efficiency in instrumentation selection has never been higher.
Back in the “early days,” we were taught that, to properly control flow, we should select a linear valve characteristic when the valve controls more than 25% of the piping system pressure drop at full flow.
Eastern Controls Inc. (ECI) has officially announced its partnership with Minnesota-based DeZURIK Inc. as the exclusive Industrial representative for the Northern New Jersey and Metro New York industrial markets.
Compression packing is found in applications ranging from transmission of natural gas and water to caustics and high-temperature steam.
Hydrogen is very reactive and highly explosive, and it is composed of the smallest molecules known to man.
Emerson Integrates Valve Position Transmitter and HART 7 Communications Within its Digital Valve Controller
Emerson’s Fisher FIELDVUE DVC6200 digital valve controller series now incorporates a 4-20mA position transmitter that can also be configured as a discrete switch.
In their presentation at the Valve Repair Council Repair Meeting & Exhibition, Nov. 1 and 2, 2012, in Houston, Bob Donalson and Kevin Simmons of Pentair Valves & Controls shared valuable information about maintenance and repair programs for pressure-relief valves.
The Rotork SVM (Smart Valve Monitoring) system has been selected to provide a networked solution for digital valve monitoring and partial stroke testing on a large scale oilfield installation in the Middle East.
CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its new Saunders® I-VUE Smart Valve Sensor.