News Category: Valves
February 25, 2014
Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation and valve technology for the refinery unit under construction at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery. Metso's technology helps the company with its targets to increase the output of high-octane gasoline and to improve flexibility in production. Construction started in 2013, and the unit is due to come onstream in spring... [Read More]

February 13, 2014
Smith Flow Control has launched a device that can be mounted to either a valve input handwheel or directly to the valve input shaft to safeguard the valve from excessive torque. The company says the TorkDrive is suitable for use at oil refineries, power plants, paper mills, water plants and chemical processing facilities. Its main functions are preventing valve damage,... [Read More]

February 6, 2014
Fluid dispensing systems manufacturer Nordson EFD is offering a spray enabling precise application of oils, grease, and other medium-viscosity liquids for a variety of industry processes. The 781S spray valve system uses low-volume, low-pressure technology to accurately apply a fine, uniform coating of material without waste, mess or overspray, says the company. The... [Read More]

January 27, 2014
Oliver Valves, a British valve manufacturer for the oil and gas industry, has reported an £85 million order book after a year of strong sales in 2013. Increased sales in key markets including Brazil, the Middle East and Asia led to the record year, up 38% compared to the same period in 2012, according to the company. Around 90% of Oliver Valves' turnover comes... [Read More]

January 15, 2014
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has introduced a new series of electrically actuated quarter-turn valves. The 3003 and 3004 series are both designed to offer fast and reliable control to support a variety of applications from 20Nm to 100Nm, says the company. The compact valves can be powered by a range of both AC and DC supplies as well as offering analogue control... [Read More]

December 30, 2013
Asahi, a provider of fluid handling system solutions and specialist in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, is now manufacturing diaphragm valves in the United States. The company's Asahi Type-14 diaphragm valves are available in sizes 1/2" through 2" with one-piece moulded bodies of PVC, CPVC, PP or PVDF. Available diaphragm materials include EPDM, FKM or three-layer... [Read More]

December 16, 2013
Explosion protection service company Stuvex has released details of its recent product launch, a specialist isolation valve. The Norex is an explosion isolation valve which is ATEX certified as an explosion isolation device according to the directive 94/9/CE. When fitted to a horizontal pipe within a predetermined distance of the containment system to be protected –... [Read More]

November 20, 2013
Flowrox, a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial valves, is launching a new pinch valve product designed to enhance current pipeline equipment and processes in the oil and gas, mining, minerals, and metallurgy and waste water industries. The PVG valve, developed for use where abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders or coarse substances are processed, is engineered at... [Read More]

November 15, 2013
Attendees at the Adipec 2013 event in Abu Dhabi earlier this month saw the introduction of a new metal seated ball valve from AS-Schneider. Made of stainless steel for use in corrosive environments, the patent-pending KM series valve is designed for high-pressure operations with oil and gas industry pipes. The valve can operate in temperatures ranging from -29ºC... [Read More]

November 13, 2013
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, a manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases for a variety of applications including water treatment and microfluidics, have announced a new process control solution. The company’s pivoted armature solenoid valves are equipped with a lockable manual override as standard and have the option of a visual position... [Read More]

November 6, 2013
The first US flag vessel to be operated on liquefied natural gas (LNG) has had valves supplied by Sheffield-based Bestobell Valves. The company supplied globe and check valves as it is a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS) which produced its LNG Pac fuel system for the ship known as Harvey Energy. Bestobell has supplied cryogenic valves for... [Read More]

November 4, 2013
Grupa Lotos has chosen Metso's device management solution to optimise its valve spare parts stocking and supply. Metso's solution has been designed to improve the availability of critical spare parts for maintenance activities while reducing overall costs associated with stocking spare parts. As part of the contract, Metso will also provide its onsite supervising service... [Read More]

October 14, 2013
Metso has won a large order for intelligent valve controllers from Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical (SVGP) for use at its 20 million tonne per year, heavy crude processing project. The preliminary estimated quantity is over 4,000 units including the ND7000 series standard, intrinsically safe, and explosion-proof models. Tang Yezhu, area sales manager of Metso Automation... [Read More]

September 20, 2013
Rotork Gears, the valve gearbox and valve accessory division in the Rotork group of flow control businesses, has completed work in the Chinese subsea valve industry. In 2012 the Chinese government initiated an incentive policy to encourage the country’s valvemaking industry to develop its own subsea valves to serve a market that has been traditionally dominated... [Read More]

September 17, 2013
AKO Armaturan have now made air operated VMC series pinch valves available in nominal diameters of DN010-DN100.AKO says the VMC series is based on a multi-functional modular system which enables flexible exchange of the two types of body available (aluminium and stainless steel) and a range of different collar caps/flange types. The different connection options are: Flange... [Read More]

September 10, 2013
Burkert Fluid Control Systems now offers microfluidic valves with proprietary twin power technology in three sizes—10, 16 and 22mm. The company says the twin power technology combines a rocker principle with an actuator. This dual-solenoid design allows the use of a smaller valve with lower power consumption and improved reliability, without sacrificing performance. ‘The... [Read More]