News Category: Valves
February 24, 2016
The US-based A&B Valve and Piping Systems has been acquired by a pair of Houston entrepreneurs. Don Poarch and Joe Swinbank, co-founders of the Sprint Companies, bought Louisiana-headquartered A&B at an undisclosed price. A&B supplies pipe, valves, and fittings to the energy, petrochemical, power and industrial sector. Plans are to continue operations... [Read More]

February 15, 2016
Hantemp Controls, a US-based manufacturer of stainless steel valves and controls for the food and beverage industries, has expanded its line of ball valves for corrosive and harsh environments. Featuring all stainless steel construction ensuring high resistance to corrosion, the Cobra-Neck ball valves are now available in a wider range of sizes (3/4” to 4”... [Read More]

February 11, 2016
UK-based Parker Bestobell Marine, a manufacturer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cryogenic valves, will supply cryogenic globe and check valves for five floating storage regasification units (FSRUs). Hoegh LNG, operator of the FSRUs, owns and operates floating LNG import terminals worldwide, but these FSRUs are being built at the Hyundai shipyard in South Korea. The valves,... [Read More]

February 9, 2016
World demand for industrial valves is projected to climb 4.3% annually through 2019 to $98.5 billion (€87.7bn), a new market study says. According to market research company Freedonia, market advances will be stimulated by growth in chemicals and other process manufacturing output, electric power generation, and construction activity in a generally healthy economic... [Read More]

February 3, 2016
Hillenbrand, a US-based manufacturing company, has completed the acquisition of Red Valve Co. for a purchase price of $131.9 million (€120.7m) in cash, including $3.3 million for related real estate.    Based in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Red Valve is a global valve manufacturer for harsh municipal and industrial wastewater... [Read More]

February 2, 2016
Private US equity firm May River Capital has acquired Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specialising in severe duty valves and components. May River plans to invest in the company to build a platform that will accelerate the company’s profitable growth. Brad Sterner, Hunt Valve’s new president and CEO, said the company’s history of supplying... [Read More]

January 29, 2016
AS-Schneider, a German industrial valves specialist, has received the Fire Safe Approval for its E Series valves and manifolds. The approval, granted by the international testing and certification body TÜV SÜD, certifies that the E Series valves perform safely and reliably in shut-off duties also in case of fire. The tested valves were deemed leak-free under... [Read More]

January 18, 2016
Following a formal tender process, water utility Scottish Water has awarded the framework agreement for new valve actuators to Rotork Controls. The new six-year agreement, following the expiration of Scottish Water’s previous supply contract, appoints Rotork as the sole supplier of new actuators to Scottish Water and its business partners, valvemakers, and appointed... [Read More]

January 12, 2016
Valve manufacturer Rotork has acquired Oklahoma-based Roto Hammer and added a range of valve chainwheels to its valve mounting kits offered under the Rotork Valvekits name. The Roto Hammer range of chainwheel products enables hard-to-reach and stubborn manually operated valves to be operated without risk of injury. Rotork Valvekits supplies valve and actuator-related... [Read More]

December 17, 2015
Rotork has introduced a new model in its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output. The new IQ19 actuator facilitates economical automation of valves and penstocks typically found in the water and effluent treatment industries. The actuator combines a stem acceptance of up... [Read More]

December 16, 2015
Metso will supply hundreds of valves for Kotkamills’ mill in Kotka, Finland, where the current printing paper machine will be rebuilt to produce environmentally friendly consumer board grades. The new production line will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016. ‘Our requirements for the valves used in the machine conversion specifically target the... [Read More]

December 7, 2015
Rotork Skilmatic electro-hydraulic valve actuators have been ordered for increased safety emergency shutdown duties on two new oil pipelines in China. Owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation, the Mahui and Yunnan Pipelines are attached to the network bringing oil and gas to China from offshore fields in the Bay of Bengal. The Skilmatic actuators will be installed... [Read More]

December 1, 2015
The JSC Taneco Oil Refining and Petrochemical complex located in Nizhnekamsk, Russia has purchased Auma’s new actuation solution for lift plug valves. The established supplier of modular, electric actuation technology supplied actuators for 28 lift plug valves to SchuF, an international industrial valve company. Construction of the refinery complex commenced in... [Read More]

November 17, 2015
Power plant valve purchases will remain at a high level in 2016 thanks to continued construction of new coal-fired power plants in Asia, says a recent market study by the McIlvaine Company. China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Japan are expected to be the driving forces for the valve market in the region. Despite the fact that Japan was the host of the original greenhouse... [Read More]

November 11, 2015
Metso, a Finnish valve solutions provider for pulp and paper industries, has signed a comprehensive framework agreement with Metsä Fibre to supply valve solutions for the world`s first next-generation bioproduct mill. Metso`s valve solutions will be used in all process phases of the mill, located in Äänekoski, Finland. The delivery includes more than one... [Read More]

November 11, 2015
IMI Precision Engineering has created the first smart solenoid valve to fully integrate the two main types of intelligent partial stroke testing systems. The new IMI Maxseal ICO4-PST smart solenoid valve is aimed at providing a no-compromise solution for partial stroke testing (PST) by combining positioners and electronic systems. PST has long been used within the oil... [Read More]