News Category: Valves
October 14, 2015
AS-Schneider, an industrial valve specialist, has developed a customised manifold for the crude oil industry based on its VariAS range. The VariAS-Block is equipped with a swivelling adapter, which enables the position of the whole pressure hook-up to be flexibly varied, making the valves and pressure gauge easily accessible. The measuring instrument is mounted directly... [Read More]

October 5, 2015
Total RC, the refining and chemicals arm of French oil company Total SA, is standardising on manifolds produced by the instrumentation products division of Parker Hannifin, a motion and control technologies provider. The decision follows several years’ extensive temperature, pressure, and corrosion testing of products from different manufacturers, with Parker being... [Read More]

September 29, 2015
Bonomi North America, a valve solutions distributor, has launched the new Valbia VB008 Mini quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator. The actuator measures 4¾” x 2¾” and used with 1/4” to 1¼” full-port direct mount ball valves, it provides compact and reliable automatic flow control for a wide range of light industrial,... [Read More]

September 24, 2015
Soldo Controls, a specialist manufacturer of position feedback devices in the Rotork Instruments Division, has introduced a high temperature extension to its LSB range of compact limit switchboxes for valves and dampers. Manufactured with an aluminium or stainless steel enclosure, the new switchbox has been tested for operation in temperatures up to 250°C for 2 hours... [Read More]

September 23, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials, a global silicones and advanced materials producer, is set to introduce Silopren liquid silicone rubber (LSR) type called RSH (Reduced Self-Healing) at Fakuma 2015, 13-15 October. The Silopren LSR RSH series is capable of providing reduced self-healing of valve slits and offers potential benefits to a wide range of valve and fluid-flow... [Read More]

September 22, 2015
IMI Precision Engineering has launched the new low-power Type 220 modular I/P pilot technology. The Type 220 is capable of controlling in excess of 1 bar pressure while using one thousandth of the power of an energy saving lightbulb, IMI says. The new patented pilot has been designed to meet a growing need for high-performance positioners and valves operating in low-energy... [Read More]

September 21, 2015
Albion Valves, a UK valves supplier, has secured ATEX approval across its range of stainless steel valves. Making safety a priority, ATEX is a directive from the EU which requires member states to comply with a specific set of health and safety regulations, designed to minimise the risk of fire or explosion arising from dangerous substances. The new directive will become... [Read More]

September 16, 2015
Industrial valve manufacturer Velan is cutting its North American workforce by 110 due to a global downturn in the oil and gas industry. Some of the job cuts will be temporary, but others will be total eliminations, mostly through retirement. Approximately half of the employees being released are in unionised jobs and the other half are management and staff. Velan will... [Read More]

September 10, 2015
Rotork has released new multi-turn spur gearboxes for the manual operation of gate, globe, sluice, and penstock valves. The new HOS/MPR gearboxes are designed for the valves with torque demands from 508Nm to 15,917Nm and can be installed above or underground with upward or downward input orientation. The totally enclosed, maintenance-free spur gearing is grease lubricated... [Read More]

September 8, 2015
The global subsea valves market is expected to grow between 2015 and 2023 owning to the increasing offshore oil and gas and subsea projects, says a new market study by Transparency Market Research. Increasing energy demand coupled with declining onshore reserves has forced oil and gas exploration and production companies to increase investment and activities in offshore... [Read More]

September 8, 2015
Global flow control company Rotork has acquired Bifold, a manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic instrument valves and components. Bifold, set up in the 19th century, provides instrument valves and accessories, piping valves, and pumps for the oil, gas, and wider industrial markets, with expertise in a number of niche sectors including subsea and wellhead control systems. It... [Read More]

August 27, 2015
Bonomi North America has introduced a new series of high-performance butterfly valves The new valves are designed for use in hydrocarbon and chemical processing, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, power generation, and other higher temperature and pressure applications. They are built with an ISO 5211 mounting pad and square stem... [Read More]

August 27, 2015
A new ultra-miniature, high density interface (HDI) two-port latching solenoid valve has been released from Lee Products. The valves are well-suited for OEM applications demanding ultra-low energy consuming components that generate minimal heat and are as compact as possible. They weigh less than 2.5g and measure at 27mm x 7.1mm, which results in smaller manifolds. For... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
Nordson EFD, a precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, has introduced a new fast and accurate piezoelectric jetting technology. EFD’s new Pico Pulse valve and Pico Touch controller make it possible to dispense exact, repeatable micro-deposits as small as 0.5nL at up to 500Hz continuous, with 1500Hz maximum bursts. The Pico Pulse non-contact... [Read More]

August 20, 2015
The new BOA-Control and BOA-Control IMS valve series of the Frankenthal-based KSB unite three functions – shut-off, balancing, and measuring – in a single valve. The valves are mainly used for hydraulic balancing in hot-water heating systems, air-conditioning systems, and cooling circuits as well as in other applications for flow rate and temperature... [Read More]

August 13, 2015
Rotork Instruments has acquired M&M International, an Italy-based subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering. With the acquisition, Rotork adds M&M’s complete range of solenoid valve products to its portfolio. Established for over 30 years, M&M is a manufacturer of general purpose solenoid valves, air actuated piston valves, automatic drain valves, connectors,... [Read More]