News Category: Valves
December 6, 2017
A water treatment facility in Olathe, Kansas, has deployed a novel solution to a valve access problem. The gravity filter plant houses 18 butterfly valves in an area beneath a walkway, making access and operation of the actuators a complicated task. Recent rehabilitation work at the facility has included the installation of Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric valve actuators,... [Read More]

December 5, 2017
Valve design emphasises low-maintenance and self-reliability. Mueller Water Products, a manufacturer of water distribution control valves, has introduced the Singer 106/206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve with Integral Backup. Designed for reliability, the valve hydraulically manages pressure to “reduce water loss, save money and prevent pressure spikes... [Read More]

November 29, 2017
Sofis is to supply 4,500 Netherlock valve interlocks to an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in Kuwait. It is ‘one of the largest’ valve interlock orders of the last ten years, according to a press release from the valve operations specialist. The EPC contractor is delivering the first phase of a heavy oil development programme for... [Read More]

November 28, 2017
Bürkert has launched a new valve island for control cabinets, which the company claims boosts process reliability. The new AirLINE (Type 8652) has been designed for use in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food and beverage applications, as well as in water treatment. According to a Bürkert statement, the new valve island offers users adjustable monitoring and... [Read More]

November 22, 2017
Emerson has launched a new line of knife gate valves designed specifically for challenging mid-service mining applications. According to Emerson, the new Clarkson SU10R polyurethane knife gate valves aim to deliver a solution to the abrasion and corrosion conditions that affect mid-service mining applications, while increasing reliability and service life. “Medium... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Hubli, India based Weir BDK will supply Indian EPC contractor M/S Tata Projects with £1.4 million (€1.6 million) worth of butterfly valves. The valves will be installed in the Sri Damodaram Sanjeeviah thermal power station, a coal-based facility with 1600MW capacity near Andhra Pradesh. As part of the new contract, Weir BDK is working closely with M/S Tata... [Read More]

November 10, 2017
Finland-based company Metso has received four major valve orders for the oil and gas industry from Chinese petrochemical customers. The total value of the orders and company names are not being disclosed. All the companies are in the top ten petrochemical companies in China.   Metso's HangPheng Tan, VP sales and Service Flow Control in China, said: "A solid... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Well-Centric, a well-known specialist in well integrity and production technology solutions for the oil and gas industry, will launch a new compact milling tool at the SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, this month. The Well-Centric Gate Valve Milling Tool is a milling tool designed to provide access to restricted wells by drilling through stuck... [Read More]

October 27, 2017
A valve management system has significantly reduced the operational and financial risk exposure for a major tank storage provider. Valve operation specialist Sofis installed the solution to reduce the risk of incorrect valve line-up at Oiltanking Malta. “Everyone in the oil and gas industry is aware of the risk of incorrect valve line-ups,” commented David... [Read More]

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]