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Flow-Tek Signs Master Distribution Agreement with Macomb Group

Flow-Tek announces that Macomb Group in Sterling Heights, MI has been appointed as the new Series M4 Severe Service Ball Valve Master Distributor and Center of Excellence for the Midwest. The Series M4 is specifically designed for Vent, Drain & Isolation applications for the Power Industry and are available in sizes 1/2" - 4" NPS, in materials including A105, F22, and F91/92. They are available with end connections in socket weld, butt weld, flanged in addition to special requirements. The Macomb Group will stock inventory of the M4 Severe Service Ball Valve for quick delivery.

“This is an MRO quick shipment program to support the end user immediate needs and outages related applications for the MRO Power Generation Market. The Macomb Group will be a tremendous contributor toward reliable plant operations through reduction in spares inventory, increased personnel safety, and the recuperation of the lost megawatts through leaking valves.” – Bill Henwood, Vice President of Sales. 

Curtiss-Wright Developing New Technology for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Curtiss-Wright has been selected to participate in Project SAFARI, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project to develop Digital Twin technology for advanced nuclear reactors. Project SAFARI is one of nine initiatives under the Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA)program sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E GEMINA projects aim to transform operations and maintenance systems in the next generation of nuclear plants through the development of specialized Digital Twin technology.

For Project SAFARI, Curtiss-Wright will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team – comprised of the University of Michigan, Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Kairos Power – to develop Digital Twin technology that would allow new nuclear power plants to be constructed and operated more efficiently for increased reliability, safety, and cost savings.  

Emerson Selling Daniel Measurement and Control Business

Emerson announced an agreement to sell its Daniel Measurement and Control Business to Turnspire Capital Partners. Daniel’s ultrasonic flowmeter and fiscal transfer system businesses are not included in the transaction.

The transaction is expected to close in Emerson’s 2021 fiscal year and includes all of Daniel’s brand rights, facilities, intellectual property and personnel. Emerson will work closely with Turnspire to ensure a smooth transition for customers and employees. 

Curtiss-Wright Wins Two Supplier of the Year Awards

Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division announced that it received two Supplier of the Year awards from the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) in the Materials and Technology award categories.

The Utilities Service Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative designed to facilitate collaboration among its member utilities to reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve safety and performance, and provide innovation and leadership within the nuclear power industry. Its annual Supplier of the Year Awards program recognizes exemplary performance and contributions from its supplier-partners. Since 2016, Curtiss-Wright has received a total of six USA Supplier of the Year Awards. 

Neles and Valmet Announce Merger

Valmet Oyj and Neles Corporation announce that their respective Boards of Directors have signed a combination agreement and a merger plan to combine the two companies through a merger. The combined company will be a company with a unique offering for process industries globally with illustrative combined net sales for 2020 of approximately €4.3 billion. In addition, it will have a globally balanced expert organization of approximately 17,000 professionals.

The combined company expects to have growth potential in all current businesses and in new emerging sectors supported by favorable megatrends. It will also have enhanced growth opportunities across automation and flow control serving a range of various process industries with a strong sustainability focus. The combined company will benefit from broader revenue and cost synergies anchored in the strong industrial logic of combining flow control and automation systems. 

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