News Category: Valves
June 20, 2017
Blacoh Fluid Control has announced the release of the ‘world’s first’ combination pulsation dampener and back pressure valve, which it has named the Hybrid Valve. The new valve is intended to combine the steady flow control of a pulsation dampener and the regulation of a back pressure valve to deliver the performance and functionality of both in a single... [Read More]

June 19, 2017
Arca is offering a unique new solution for accessing the technical documentation for its control valves. Operation and maintenance personnel regularly need access to technical documentation and information for the systems and technologies they use, but as Arca point out: “Due to the experience with recurring documentation requests there is reason to doubt, if and... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Italian company Bonomi has added a new line to its range of electric actuators, dubbed Series 86. According to the company, the new product line aims to build on the success of its Series 85 range. Included in the new series are models with output torques ranging from 30Nm to 350Nm. Each model comes with aluminium polyester powder coated housing and IP68 protection. Series... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
Rotork has received multiple orders for its fluid power valve actuators at a new ‘grassroots’ refinery under construction in the Middle East. The new facility will boast a capacity of up to 400,000 barrels a day, processing crude oils to manufacture petrol, ultra-low-sulphur diesel and fuel oil for both export and to satisfy local demand. One of the orders... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Valves Online has announced the appointment of Glynn Sanderson as the company’s new South West technical sales engineer. Sanderson’s appointment is intended to strengthen Valves Online’s position as a national and local level supplier of valves, controls, tube and fittings. Specifically, he has been recruited with the goal of helping develop and support... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Emerson has published a new white paper on leveraging Industrial Internet of Things innovations to achieve operational efficiency in petrochemical plants. The new white paper, available from Emerson’s website, is titled ‘4-Step Roadmap to Top Quartile Performance’. It claims that by moving from average to top quartile performance, petrochemical plants... [Read More]

May 24, 2017
Those attending the Managing Aging Plants Conference and Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany, would have seen Metso going to great lengths to highlight ways to maximise valve performance. Experts from the company presented a range of flow control performance solutions suited to the aging plants which constituted the focus of the conference. "Valves are key elements in any plant's... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
Brazilian company Petrobras is applying knowledge and experience from the aeronautic industry to boost safety standards in undersea oil and gas wells. At the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, Petrobras presented the gains made in improving submarine safety through its collaboration with Brazilian Aerospace company Embraer. Among the innovations... [Read More]

May 19, 2017
Canadian company Velan has won contracts worth $55 million (€64 million) to supply safety related valves for third generation nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in the UK. Velan will provide NNB Generation, a subsidiary of French-British power utility EDF, and Areva NP, nuclear valves to equip the primary and safety auxiliary systems of the two new generation EPR... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
Flow control equipment manufacturer IronWeaver is set to begin production in Nigeria, according to an article in The Nation. Representatives from the company said that once they begin operations in Nigeria, they will be the sole local manufacturer of valves in the country as well as the only company providing services and equipment. “Demand for our products is... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Emerson Electric Company’s acquisition of the Switzerland based valves and controls arm of British industrial valve manufacturer Pentair. Conditions have been placed on the deal however, to avoid violations of federal antitrust laws. Both Emerson and Pentair manufacture industrial valves and control products, including... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
Finland based industrial manufacturing company Metso has supplied 3,000 valves and related devices for Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill. It marks one of Metso’s biggest valve orders in Finland, and will also see the company provide a comprehensive maintenance and replacement parts service. In 2015, Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct... [Read More]

April 19, 2017
IMI Precision Engineering has announced it’s upgrading the connectivity of its IMI Norgren VM and VS ranges of valve islands with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP. The upgrades come in response to customer feedback about the valve islands. The VM Series Valve Islands are available in both 10mm and 15mm valve body widths and provide flow rates of 430 l/m and 1000 l/m... [Read More]

April 10, 2017
Hayward Flow Control has announced the introduction of a new generation of thermoplastic floating ball valves: the TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve. According to a press release, the TBH Series’ new System2 Sealing Technology uses the upstream seat as a backup to the downstream seat, thereby enhancing the sealing of the downstream seat. This ensures longer... [Read More]

March 29, 2017
What is believed to be the world’s largest water gate valve has been created in Texas, USA. Blackhall Engineering, based in West Yorkshire, UK, designed the impressive valve. It is the first of six 40 ft valves weighing 100 tonnes, the same weight as 10 double decker buses.  The gate valve is part of a project to drastically increase the water supply in and... [Read More]

March 10, 2017
Asahi/America, a producer of thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, has revealed the next generation Omni Type-27 ball valve with updated performance features and improved actuation capabilities. A new smooth ergonomic handle with open/shut indication tops the Omni Type-27, while the rugged, injection-moulded one-piece body includes a single-threaded and sealed end carrier. Double... [Read More]