News Category: Valves
October 11, 2017
Karel Velan, founder of major Canadian valve manufacturer Velan, has passed away. Born in Poland in 1918, Mr Velan’s death came just a few months before his 100th birthday. According to a statement from the company, Mr Velan peacefully passed away in his sleep while being treated for complications related to pneumonia at Montreal General Hospital. Mr Velan grew... [Read More]

October 3, 2017
Ultravalve, a process valve and RPZ valve specialist owned by Bonomi, has supplied valves for a ground-breaking district heat project in Greenwich, London. Based in the Midlands, Ultravalve is the exclusive UK partner for Vexve, a Finnish valves manufacturer specialising in district heating and cooling valves. Ultravalve has supplied the project with Vexve Full Bore Steel... [Read More]

September 19, 2017
Emerson has expanded the ASCO Numatics 580 Series electronics platform with the introduction of an IO-Link communication option. Designed for use with the ASCO Numatics 500 Series valve islands, the new IO-Link module has been created to give machine automation designers a convenient, cost effective and reliable solution for solenoid valve control through direct digital... [Read More]

September 11, 2017
Italian manufacturer Bonomi has announced the expansion of its Valpres ball valve range with the introduction of API 608 Floating Ball Valves. API 608 is a standard which exceeds the requirements set by ASME B16.34, meaning the ball valves can comfortably handle the rigorous requirements of the petrochemical, power, oil and gas and water treatment markets. The new Floating... [Read More]

September 11, 2017
Schubert & Salzer Control Systems has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, aimed at new customers and current users of their products. This new facility at the company’s premises in Ingolstadt, Germany, makes a striking impression thanks to its unique architecture. At the heart of the building is a fully functional valve test bench.... [Read More]

August 21, 2017
Applications in low temperature ranges are referred to as cryogenic applications in professional circles, and are becoming ever more important in the era of energy transition. Due to the increased storage and further recycling of LNG (liquefied natural gas), the demand for plants in the cryogenic area has strongly increased in recent years. To enable cost-effective transport,... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
Emerson has upgraded one of its handheld communicators with ‘first-of-its-kind’ automatic synchronisation technology. The new upgrades to the AMS Trex Device Communicator connect field service data with asset management experts, utilising Industrial Internet of Things solutions with the aim of improving decision-making. According to a statement from Emerson,... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
US electrical engineering firm Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the acquisition of TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV). According to Yokogawa, FluidCom prevents blockages and corrosion in oil wells, pipelines, and other facilities and employs a patented technology for thermal control.... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
South African valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. Under the terms of the buy, IncoValve and Controls will now be established as a leading producer for a range of industries. IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine the latest design... [Read More]

July 14, 2017
Arca Flow Controls, the US subsidiary of German based Arca Regler GmbH Germany, has delivered five anti-surge valves to Mexico. The valves have been designed for use in several compressor lines that are scheduled to go online in winter 2017 or the beginning of 2018. The anti-surge globe-type control valves come from the Ecotrol modular parts system, and will be installed... [Read More]

July 7, 2017
To round off its existing range of butterfly valves, the KSB Group has launched the new Aporis double-offset butterfly valve with elastomer sealing element. This product is used for applications where huge volumes of water need to be transported and shut off reliably. Applications include systems for water transport, water treatment or in large industrial cooling circuits.... [Read More]

July 5, 2017
Colombia’s Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant has solved its flooding problem and saved thousands of dollars with a specialised automatic control valve. The Colombian State of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydro plants along the Guadalupe River. In the case of the Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant, the risk of flooding required a suitable solution... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
At the Valve World Expo in Houston, Texas, Canadian company Velan unveiled its new Securaseal R-series cast metal-seated ball valve. Incorporating Velan’s severe service technology, the R-series valves are designed to be a package suitable for most processes with fluid slurries and high temperatures. Speaking at the expo in Houston, Yves Ludec, Velan’s... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
Weir BDK has received API6D certification across its range of valves. API6D is a qualification standard awarded by The American Petroleum Institution and recognised by oil and gas companies as a key requirement for ensuring the quality and performance of equipment integral to production, refining and distribution duties. It is awarded to manufacturers who are operating... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
Weir Flow Control France has announced a new addition to its Sarasin-RSBD range of safety valves, the new Starflow V design for steam boiler applications. The Starflow V has been designed to complement Weir’s existing Starflow P and Starsteam options. According to the company, the new product will allow boiler manufacturers and plant operators to deal with a single... [Read More]