Recycling Foreign Metals: Buyer Beware

By: Orest Protch

The North American steel-making industry, with its historic record of quality control, is no longer the world’s top producer.
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Ball Valve Basics

By: Greg Johnson

Welcome to the first in a series of Valve Basics articles, each focused on a major product type and written especially for newcomers to the industries that use and make valves and related products.
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ITR's Third Quarter Report: Onward and Mostly Upward

Similar to its last two quarterly reports, ITR Economics in its latest forecast continues to remain bullish on many end-user markets.


Curtiss-Wright to Develop Reactivity Control and Shutdown System

Curtiss-Wright Corporation and X-energy jointly announced that Curtiss-Wright has been selected to develop the Reactivity Control and Shutdown System for the X-energy Xe-100 Generation IV High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor.


Eastern Controls and DeZURIK Announce New Partnership

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.
#VMAnews #controls


Live Loaded Packing vs. O-Ring Stem Seals

Valve seals are vital for preventing leakages and fugitive emissions of volatile compounds or toxic gases.


Neles Acquiring Valve and Pump Businesses of Flowrox

Neles signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the valve and pump businesses of the Finland-based technology company Flowrox.


America Moves Toward a Stronger Infrastructure

By: Susan Keen Flynn

Here’s what you need to now about the multi-billion-dollar funding designated for the water and wastewater markets as part of the American Jobs Plan.


Negotiations to Continue on Bipartisan Infrastructure; VMA Sends Support for Action

A cloture vote to advance the $579 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework failed in the Senate yesterday after Republicans unsuccessfully urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to delay the vote in order to allow Senators to finalize the details of the proposal.


Differences Between Double Block and Bleed and Double Isolation

There is an important distinction between DBB and DIB, as they often fall under the same category and are used interchangeably within the industry.
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