NAM Praises Biden’s Selections for Treasury, Other Top Positions

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) praised President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Secretary of the Treasury.


Innovation: Helping Customers Cope with Today’s Challenges

One of the most acute challenges in the business of water/wastewater today is the failure of systems and piping, which are aging faster than many municipalities and water authorities can react.
#automation #maintenance-repair #water-wastewater


Virtual Valve Forum and Basics Event Draws Attendees from Across the Industry

More than 200 people from across the valve industry participated virtually in the VMA Valve Forum and Valve Basics event, which included 4 days of presentations on technical, manufacturing, management and marketing, valves 101, and valve repair.
#VMAnews #maintenance-repair #basics


Using the Internet of Things for Supply Chain Visibility

One factor I noticed was that every article on the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) was about applications inside the factory and not within the supply chain. For example, there were articles on machine monitoring, equipment monitoring, preventive maintenance, and smaller topics.
#automation #industry40 #maintenance-repair


New Process Uses Papermill Waste to Produce Chemicals for Making Nylon

A new processing method converts a primary waste product of the paper industry into chemicals used to make nylon.


The Actuators That Drive Subsea Operations

Subsea development includes different types of activities such as exploration, drilling, completion and production.Subsea manifolds are the arrangement of piping, valves, connections, structures and the foundation used in the subsea production system to receive, combine and distribute the hydrocarbon fluid
#automation #actuators #controls


Valve Forum + Basics Provides Multiple Ways to Learn and Connect

One of the advantages of having VMA’s Valve Forum and Valve Basics program as a virtual event is that attendees have access to the materials and information up to a month after the event is held.
#materials #basics #VMAnews


Pulp and Paper: Changing Habits

Different sectors of the pulp and paper industry have reacted differently to conditions during the pandemic, conditions affected by the surging demand for paper products, said Soile Kilpi of AFRY, an international engineering, design and advisory company.


International Trade: A New World

The world of trade has seen some unprecedented changes in the last few years, changes made more complicated by COVID-19 and what it has done to supply chains, Paula Connelly, a member of the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A. law firm told attendees at VMA’s Virtual Outlook Workshop in August.


Market Outlook 2021: Uncertainties Create Strategy Challenges

The well-received VMA/Hydraulics Institute event was not all doom and gloom. One of the main themes that the speakers repeated was that it is just such times of challenge when innovation and new ideas are born.
#automation #VMAnews #water-wastewater