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Insights

What’s Your Temperature?

For decades, valve manufacturers have provided the maximum recommended working pressures and temperatures for their products, based on the materials used in the pressure-containing parts.

Manufacturing

MSS Publishes Revised and New Industry Standards

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) of the Valve and Fittings Industry is excited to announce publication of the new Standard Practice SP-158-2021, Supplemental High-Pressure Gas Test Procedures for Valves.

Applications

New Requirements for Actuator Sizing

After decades of confusion, the American Water Works Association has created new standards for actuator sizing that clear up some of the confusion and also provide guidance on where safety factors need to be applied.

Technical

Welding Specifications Issues

Q: I need to qualify a welding procedure specification per the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Applications

Valves in Space

All of these valves need to be built to precise fits and finishes and to stringent performance requirements because “On a spacecraft, everything has got to work. If it breaks, you’re done,” he said.

Technical

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.

Education

Valve Basics New Format Offers Options

If there is one thing that those involved in developing and running the Valve Basics program have come to understand, it’s that the term “basics” means different things to different people.

Education

Standards Clarification: Pressure Rating Standards for Flanged Valves

In any industry, one of the most challenging tasks is keeping up to date and compliant with complicated and ever-changing sets of performance standards.

Education

Speakers Share Expertise at 2019 Knowledge Forum

Technology has been advancing at a pace that may be faster than our ability to protect it, according to Pat Toth, cybersecurity program manager with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Toth was keynote speaker at the second VMA Valve Industry Knowledge Forum, April 9-11 in Birmingham, AL.

Education

Back to Basics: New Valve Modifications

Valve modification can be defined as: adding value to standard or “commodity” valves by installing actuators, special trims, different end-connections, packing and gaskets, and other accessories or upgrades not provided on the original product.

Design

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.

Manufacturing

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.

Technical

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.

Technical

An Update on U.S. Valve-Related Standards

It takes much time and effort by many people to upgrade existing codes and standards, or to develop new ones.

Technical

Design Considerations for High-Temperature Sealing

With growing pressure to combat fugitive emissions and meet strict industry regulations, understanding the latest sealing technologies and design considerations for component solutions in severe applications is becoming increasingly critical.

Manufacturing

Navigating the New Administration’s Impact on Manufacturing and Trade

In the Spring issue of VALVE Magazine, we reported on potential political and economic ramifications from the new administration’s stance on jobs, manufacturing, environmental regulations and trade.

Technical

The New Version of NACE MR0103

Q: How do the requirements in this International Organization for Standards (ISO) document differ from those in the previous version?

Technical

The Many Layers of Valve Qualification

While there has been much rhetoric from the new U.S. administration over the past two months about “deregulation,” Cameron’s Alberto Daglio pointed out in his presentation at VMA’s 2017 Technical Seminar there is much more to achieving approved status for valves than meeting governmental regulations.

Technical

Misconceptions Regarding Control and Isolation Valve Standards

All on/off isolation valve standards are not created equal and cannot be applied unilaterally to all valves.

Applications

Cast vs. Forged: The Ongoing Debate Takes a New Direction

In the valve industry, the cast versus forged debate has been around for many years.

Technical

High-Pressure Test Enclosures for Valve Assemblies

As drilling operations explore ever greater depths and pressures, operating pressures for new valve assemblies are going beyond traditional limits.

Technical

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.

Insights

Safety: It’s Not About Rules and Regulations

On Aug. 2, 2016, OSHA fines increased, but critics ask: Does this higher fine actually increase safety?

Technical

New Test Stamp and More Updates on Pressure Vessel Codes

A new test organization program and stamp has been authorized by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI), effective February 2016.

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