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valve magazine enewsletter   News for VALVE readers who procure, specify, use, maintain, repair, sell and manufacture valves, actuators & controls. VALVE eNews is distributed every two weeks to 25,000 industry professionals

 

Texas Freeze Lowers Expected Shale Outputs

U.S. shale producers forecast lower oil outputs in the first quarter than originally forecast thanks to the winter storm that hit the South. The freeze benefited natural gas producers but harmed the shale industry because frozen pipelines, interrupted power supplies and other challenges forced the closure of shale oil wells. Producers have said it will be several weeks before some wells can start back up, which resulted in lower output forecasts. MORE

Ransomware Threatens Industrial Controls

Because facilities in critical infrastructure industries are interconnected, a computer intrusion is especially dangerous—with the potential for disrupting supply chains and creating safety concerns. One such incursion, ransomware, infects an organization’s network, making files unavailable then demanding payments to get systems functioning again. These intrusions are a threat to the nation’s industrial control systems, but protective measures can be taken. MORE


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VMA MEMBER AND VALVE INDUSTRY NEWS

Baker Hughes Signs Agreement to Acquire ARMS Reliability

Emerson Announces Leadership Changes

Victaulic Acquires Waupaca Foundry’s Manufacturing Facility

MRC Global Celebrates 100th Anniversary

 
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END-USER NEWS

Texas Power Grid Overmatched by Severe Winter Weather

U.S. Petroleum Imports to Increase Dramatically by 2022

Chevron Attempting to Acquire Noble Midstream Partners

U.S. Chemical Production Ends Year on a High Note


VALVE MAGAZINE

Be sure to read this article from the Winter 2021 issue:

Practical Steps for Transferring Knowledge

The transfer of knowledge can be encouraged and facilitated by using three techniques for learning quickly: peer assist, action review and retrospect. MORE
 

Coming in Spring 2021:

Standards: Refinery Pressure/Temperature Ratings

Because of how materials for valve packings have changed over the years, a multitude of standards are in use today, some of which require unattainable emissions performance levels. Much discussion is underway on changing testing standards to take into consideration more realistic temperature and pressure parameters.
 

MANUFACTURING AND THE ECONOMY

Texas Manufacturing Activity Picked Up This Month

U.S. Manufacturers Show Improving Conditions in February

Small Business Optimism Drops Further Below Historical Average

U.S. Industrial Production Climbed in January

Survey Asks Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers About “New Normal” 


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