NEWS

Insights

New Ransomware Study Reveals True Cost to Business

Cybereason, a leader in future-ready attack protection, released research findings from a global ransomware study of nearly 1,300 security professionals that reveals more than half of organizations have been the victim of a ransomware attack, and that 80% of businesses that chose to pay a ransom demand suffered a second ransomware attack, often at the hands of the same threat actor group.

Education

Benevolent Dolphins and Flange Sealing Training

In the mid-18th century, there was a common theory from sailors that dolphins are a mariner’s best friend.
#basics

Technical

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.
#standards #pressure-relief #materials

Design

ValvTechnologies and Severn Form Strategic Partnership

ValvTechnologies and Severn Glocon have reached a partnership agreement that will see collaboration between two of the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies specializing in innovative, high-end, severe-service valves.
#maintenance-repair #VMAnews

Manufacturing

National Compassion Fund and Mueller Water Products Establish Survivors’ Fund

In the wake of the Albertville tragedy, National Compassion Fund, a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, announced the launch of the Albertville Survivors’ Fund with support from GoFundMe and Mueller Water Products.
#water-wastewater #VMAnews

Manufacturing

N.A. Manufacturers: Shifting Sourcing Requirements

A major trend in North American manufacturing this year is widespread interest in bringing sourcing and production back from offshore, according to the State of North American Manufacturing 2021 Annual Report from Thomasnet.
#VMAnews

Insights

Virtual Work and the Workplace

Three in five workers who have been working remotely during the pandemic say they would prefer to continue working at home after the pandemic. 50% of workers believe they are as productive at home as they are at the office.
#basics

Design

Selecting Non-metal Materials for Valve Components and Coatings

Non-metallic materials are commonly used for valve components, and the selection of non-metallic materials for valve design and for application-specific conditions is critical to ensuring product reliability.
#components #materials

Technical

Effective Check Valve Selection and Placement for Industrial Piping Systems

When planning a check valve installation, the primary goal is to achieve a valve and piping system that offers the longest service life at the lowest cost.
#gate-globe-check #maintenance-repair #automation

Technical

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.
#standards #pressure-relief