News Category: Valves
June 18, 2014
Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East has chosen Metso's valve technologies for an oil production upgrade project in the region. Metso's delivery for this project will include over 100 Neles globe control valves, emergency shutdown valves, on-off ball valves, and Mapag butterfly valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with intelligent valve controllers, which... [Read More]

June 17, 2014
Midland Manufacturing, a specialist in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment and a division of OPW, will now offer repair services of railcar valves in addition to its valve remanufacturing and repair programme. Standard repair services of general and pressure railcar valves will consist of testing, cleaning, collecting of data, replacing soft goods (i.e. gaskets),... [Read More]

June 4, 2014
Valve specialist Samson Controls has launched a new design of valve booster to eliminate time-consuming trial and error procedures associated with fine tuning of control valves. As a result of its bypass restriction, the booster can be accurately adjusted and then lead-sealed in this set-up ensuring valuable time saved, whilst also minimising potential start-up problems. The... [Read More]

May 27, 2014
With compact streamlined 316 stainless steel housing, maintenance-free piston technology and easy change compressors, Saunders' range of S360 actuators has been expanded to accommodate valve sizes from ¼" (DN8) up to 4" (DN100). Saunders S360 piston-type actuators are designed for biopharm applications. The larger sizes now available complete the range and replace... [Read More]

May 22, 2014
The RotaSafe RM2 is a patented detection system recently introduced by Rota Val which very effectively eliminates nuisance tripping, providing customers with a reliable protection facility for their production cycles. Although suitable for all types of industry, RotaSafe RM2 is ideal for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries where the financial consequences... [Read More]

May 13, 2014
Liquids handling specialist Pump Engineering is offering Badger Meter control valves as an 'ideal choice' for when flow control is required in high temperature applications. The Badger range includes models such as the RC200, available with the option of an extended bonnet for protection against elevated temperatures and ideal for pilot plants, or other similar smaller... [Read More]

April 29, 2014
Metso is to supply its valve technology to the Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (TAKREER) for installation in a carbon black and coker plant at the company's chemical refining complex in the UAE. The delayed plant is now under construction and will be ready in December 2015 if everything goes to plan. Once completed, the plant will process 30,000 bpd of crude oil and have an... [Read More]

April 24, 2014
Specialist pipe fitting and valve manufacturer Philmac has announced an exclusive range of non-return valves to prevent backflow in a water transfer system. The Australian-manufactured valves are designed to work in vertical and horizontal position, aiding flexible installation, and have BSP inlet threads to ensure compatibility with other threaded fittings. The body... [Read More]

April 8, 2014
British-based actuator manufacturer and flow control company Rotork has expanded its product range with the acquisition of Young Tech (YTC). YTC is a Korean-based, ISO9001-certified manufacturer of positioners and accessories mainly associated with pneumatic valve actuation. YTC products, including electro-pneumatic, pneumatic and smart positioners, solenoid valves and... [Read More]

March 26, 2014
Valvestock, Pipe Center's specialist valve and actuator business, has supplied high specification components for installation in a new 140-person accommodation module being built by Sembmarine SLP for a major oil company. The module, shortly to be deployed in the North Sea off Scotland, includes living accommodation, canteens, a gym, hospital facilities and a helicopter... [Read More]

March 25, 2014
Vortex has announced the newest addition to its Titan Series line of valves. The RBG (rounded blade gate) is designed for handling abrasive materials and for applications that may require metering. The rapid actuation of the blade can quickly start and stop the flow of material, which makes it ideal for controlling flow rates. The RBG can be equipped with a variety of... [Read More]

March 13, 2014
Burkert Fluid Control Systems has re-engineered Robolux multiport and double valves to fit with their Element control head range as part of a new actuator concept for compact processes. Robolux multiport valves are designed for hygienic processes and are ideal for clean and washdown areas. The valves can now be combined with Bürkert's Element control heads to open... [Read More]

March 13, 2014
The upstream oil and gas industry is estimated to spend more than $10 billion (€7 billion) for valves in a single year for the first time, according to analysis published by the McIlvaine Company. The analysis appears in Industrial Valves: World Markets, recently published by the company. In 2015, expenditure will come to around $10.3 billion. Valves purchased for... [Read More]

March 5, 2014
TXO has acquired a 30% stake in a new joint venture in oil recovery technology for $74,250 cash (€54,083). Oil Tech Royalties (OTR), owns intellectual property rights to a new valve technology – a proprietary acoustic flow reactor valve (RAP) - that disperses heavy oil and diesel. The JV is to commercially promote the technology in specific regions across the... [Read More]

February 28, 2014
Technology and automation manufacturer Metso has been given a substantial order to be delivered to Saudi Aramco's petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex currently under construction. The order includes a considerable range of Metso's Neles rotary and globe valves and Jamesbury valves, including control, on/off and safety valves. It also includes the company's... [Read More]

February 26, 2014
Bestobell Valves has secured an order with China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard to supply valves for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The contract is the latest in a series from the shipyard for the UK-based President Engineering Group subsidiary’s cryogenic valves. When completed in 2015, the LNG carriers will be used by Sinopec, the China Shipping... [Read More]