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W&O Acquires Valco/Premier

W&O, the largest supplier in the U.S. of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation solutions, has acquired the Valco/Premier Group, which includes Premier Copper Manufacturing, Valco Piping Products and Premier Copper & Brass/Pacific.

Valco/Premier's West Coast arm, Premier Copper & Brass/Pacific, will work in conjunction with W&O's San Diego office, which is operated as Valve Automation & Controls.

Source: Marine Log

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Rotork Valve Actuators in ‘Milestone’ Chinese Water Supply Project

Rotork IQPro intelligent electric valve actuators have been specified for one of China’s largest ever water infrastructure improvement projects. The Dahuofang Water Supply Project consists of a 231 kilometre pipeline, one pump station, six water distribution stations and a buffer tower. 

Source: Process & Control Today

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Tyco Flow Control Set to Open New Pasadena Facility

Tyco Flow Control will open a new 42,000 square-foot service and repair center in Pasadena on July 15.

The company said the expansion will accommodate continuing service for pressure relief valves and tank vents previously performed at the company's Pasadena distribution center, and also will offer additional capabilities.

Source: Houston Business Journal

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Report Says Refinery Fire Caused by Leak

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found Valero Energy Corp., which operates the McKee Refinery, didn't have an effective program to identify and protect from freezing pipelines and equipment that were out of service or infrequently used. It also found the refinery didn't apply company policies on emergency isolation valves to control fires.

Source: Associated Press

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Emerson Acquires TopWorx

Emerson announced that they've acquired TopWorx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TopWorx becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson's valve instrument offering and extending the reach of Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture to on/off valves and other instruments.

Source: Emerson

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