News Category: Valves
October 28, 2016
Severe-duty valves and components specialist Hunt Valve has released pump bypass control valves for high-pressure centrifugal pump systems requiring minimum flow to provide cooling when there is no system demand. With fail-safe features included, the valve technology provides increased pressure for the application while saving energy and improving efficiency. “Traditionally,... [Read More]

October 27, 2016
In mid-2016, China’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Pan Asia undocked in Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, China. Pan Asia is the first tanker for Pan Union LNG project and, with a capacity of 174,000m3, it is expected to bring China 1.5 million tonnes/year of clean energy. Integration of dual fuel electric propulsion technology and a re-liquefaction... [Read More]

October 26, 2016
Bürkert has expanded its product family of electromotive process valves to include the Type 3323 shut-off valve and the Type 3363 control valve. The valves with an electromotive actuator are ideal for applications that either do not require compressed air or for which compressed air is not available due to the difficulty of conveying it to the application. They... [Read More]

October 21, 2016
The Viseu Sul wastewater treatment plant in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology. The highly automated treatment facility, serving a population of 90,000, was recently inaugurated by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and is named as a national environmental... [Read More]

October 17, 2016
Husky Injection Molding Systems has introduced the Ultra Helix 350 valve gate, expanding its existing product line of the award-winning valve gate technology released in 2015. The new nozzle series provides more options for creating a wider range of applications, producing better quality parts with the longest gate life of any valve gate currently available. Husky conducted... [Read More]

October 13, 2016
Flomatic Corp. has introduced a new 1” and 1¼” Model 80DI VFD, a special patented submersible pump check valve for use with variable frequency drive (VFD) control submersible pumps. Standard check valves will “chatter” and be noisy when a VFD goes to low flow, causing premature wear and eventual failure. The new unique valve is designed... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
The global instrumentation valves and fittings market is expected to grow from $3.86 billion (€3.47bn) in 2015 to reach $5.63 billion by 2022 with a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%. Huge requirement for valves and fittings in industrial automation in fumes, fluid, and gas control applications is the major factor driving the market growth, according... [Read More]

October 7, 2016
Asco has introduced brass valves that comply with the US Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements for lead-free components. The lead-free brass constructions are available on the company’s lines of general service solenoid valves. The SDWA’s section 1417 prohibits the use of leaded components in valves handling water intended for human consumption. Asco’s... [Read More]

October 6, 2016
Bernard Controls Benelux has installed and commissioned 16 quarter-turn actuators at the Horns Rev C high voltage substation, an offshore AC transformer platform off the western coast of Denmark. Bernard delivered two FQ12, eight SQ60, and six SQ100 actuators to the platform that collects the electrical energy produced by the 400MW Horns Rev III wind farm, transforms... [Read More]

October 5, 2016
Arca Valves has extended its Ecotrol 8C control valve range to valves with PN 63 as well as ANSI Class 600 pressure ratings with flanges or butt-welded ends. The company has also designed a version of the valve full to ASTM and ASME standards especially for the US market. With the associated actuator type 812 with its innovative multi-spring field reversible diaphragm,... [Read More]

October 3, 2016
US-based industrial machinery manufacturer Flowserve has designed the API 6D Valbart through conduit slab gate valve (TCSGV) for a variety of pipeline services. The full-bore diameter of the valve is well-suited for pigging requirements, while the floating slab gate utilises fluid pressure to assist in sealing process. The Valbart valve features an optimised structural... [Read More]

October 3, 2016
Gemü, a German valve specialist based in Ingelfingen, has developed the world's first controllable single-use diaphragm valve, the Gemü Sumondo. The product range now comprises a manually operated version alongside a pneumatically operated solution. The trend towards simplified upstream and downstream plant designs and the effective prevention of cross-contamination... [Read More]

September 29, 2016
Finnish industrial equipment maker Metso has delivered its Neles BWX valves to the Siemens purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for use in the plastic bottle manufacturing process. Metso's BWX valves delivered to Siemens' PTA project have fulfilled the stringent safety and efficiency requirements existing in the demanding oxidation process... [Read More]

September 16, 2016
GF Piping Systems has introduced the new, completely digital electric actuator series Type EA25-250 with all solid state electronics and powerful functionality. The actuators feature limit switches, optical position indicator with LED status monitoring, and middle position as part of the standard package. "With functions like limit switches and LED indication included... [Read More]

September 15, 2016
Flow control solutions developer Rotork has released the RI Wireless concept for wireless valve monitoring and diagnostics in the process industry. The field-proven solution transmits real-time position indication to the control room and enables predictive maintenance for actuated valves, delivering capital and operating expenditure reduction, increased safety, and increased... [Read More]

September 13, 2016
Parker Bestobell has secured full type approval from the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) for its range of cryogenic globe and check valves for use on board ships. The company’s valves are widely used on LNG carriers, floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), and LNG fuel gas systems. The type approval has come on the back of a number of projects that the... [Read More]