News Category: Valves
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]

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]