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Jun 24, 2019
Metso to operate Minerals, Flow Control segments as separate businesses
VALVES NEWS
Jun 12, 2019
Flow control product manufacturer CIRCOR has signed an investment agreement to build a new facility in the Weihai Economic & Technological Development Zone (ETDZ). The agreement supports CIRCOR’s strategy to support customers in China and Asia Pacific. “CIRCOR has a long relationship with Weihai ETDZ and we are... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jun 12, 2019
Actuated valves manufacturer Valworx has announced the introduction a new line of PVC butterfly valves, which feature lightweight PVC body construction with a polypropylene (PP) disc. The valves are NSF 61 certified for potable drinking water. Other features include expanded size range, with valve diameters from 2–12... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jun 11, 2019
US-based API valves manufacturer CORTEC has been audited and approved as an API 6D licensed manufacturer, the company has announced. The API specification defines requirements for the design, manufacturing, assembly, testing and documentation of ball, check, gate and plug valves for pipeline and piping systems for petroleum... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jun 10, 2019
Global manufacturing and industrial equipment supplier SPX Flow has announced the availability of a range of flow control solutions for liquid terminals and tank storage applications. The company offers mixers and valves, which contribute to efficient, economical and safe distribution of liquid commodities in facilities around the world. The... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jun 4, 2019
Oil and gas engineering services provider Plexus Holdings has announced the formation of the Plexus Pressure Control (PPC) joint venture (JV), which will exclusively supply surface production xmas trees and wellhead annulus outlet valves. Following the sale of the company’s jack-up exploration wellhead rental division to TechnipFMC... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jun 3, 2019
Valve specialist GEMÜ has announced the launch of electrical position indicators for manually and pneumatically operated quarter turn valves. In order to automate process plants, GEMÜ’s limit switch box detects the valve position of quarter turn valves, signalled by an optical indication and transmitted to the plant... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 31, 2019
Weir Valves & Controls USA (WVC USA) has successfully completed the audit process and has been recommended for continued certification to ISO 9001:2015 standards, the company announced. The Quality Policy Manual and related procedures have been reviewed for compliance and all employees have been trained on the updated manual.... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 30, 2019
Rotork has announced that its intelligent full-turn electric actuators have been supplied to a customer’s upstream shale gas production wells in the US. The company’s IQTF actuators provide reliable flow control for oil and gas operations, with accuracy to 0.3% and resolution to 0.1%. The US customer has... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 28, 2019
AMERICAN Flow Control, the valve and hydrant division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, has announced the formation of a company dedicated to research and development. The company, which will be known as AMERICAN Innovation, plans to build the AMERICAN Flow Control Center for Innovative Excellence in... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 23, 2019
Pumps and valves manufacturer Crane has made a hostile takeover bid for CIRCOR for approximately $894 million (€802 million), as reported by Reuters. The unsolicited proposal to acquire all outstanding shares of CIRCOR common stock for $45 per share in cash was rejected by CIRCOR. According to... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 21, 2019
Flow equipment manufacturer Metso will offer a range of its valve and service solutions for a wide variety of process industries at the Industrial Valve Summit (IVS), which takes place this week in Bergamo, Italy. The company will showcase a range of products including control valves, on/off... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 13, 2019
Valve manufacturer Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR brand, has announced an offering of Aeroflow high performance control valves. The Aeroflow range integrates an aerodynamic/hydrodynamic flow design, smart valve technology and a modular design concept. The valves can be used in combination with desuperheating systems and for power plant, industrial... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 10, 2019
Specialist engineering company IMI has reported first quarter 2019 results, which reflect a ‘continuation of the mixed trading conditions’ experienced at the end of last year, according to a company release. IMI warned that it expects lower year-on-year organic revenues for the first half of 2019. This... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 7, 2019
Tooling solutions provider Kennametal has signed a multi-million dollar distribution agreement for its KennaFlow valve seats with Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver supplies industrial equipment and related parts and services to the oil and gas industry. The agreement, which was announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston,... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
May 7, 2019
Motion control products manufacturer Moog announced it has received certification according to NEC 505 from FM Approvals for its range of digital control servo valve products. The valves can be used on both onshore and offshore oil and gas drill rigs and the range also holds ATEX... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Apr 24, 2019
Control valves manufacturer Clarke Valve has achieved initial certification of its Shutter Valve under ISO 15848-1:2015. The ‘Industrial valves – Measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions’ ISO standard covers isolation valves and control valves. It specifies the necessary testing procedures to evaluate external leakage of... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Apr 15, 2019
Flow control equipment manufacturer Rotork has announced that its intelligent electric actuators are being used to improve wireless functionality at a liquid storage hub in the UK. The IQ3 multi-turn actuators will be used by Navigator Terminals in two of its road fuel and crude storage tanks... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Mar 25, 2019
A council in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has announced it will become one of the first councils in the state to trial a new water pipe leak reduction technology. Bryon Shire Council will test the technology, which has been proven to offer a 40% reduction in... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
A research team from Saarland University in Germany has developed self-regulating valves and motorless pumps made from electroactive silicone film, which offer enhanced functionality in industrial applications. Led by Professor Stefan Seelecke, the researchers are able to control the responsiveness of the valve by sending electrical pulses... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
UK-based flow control equipment manufacturer Oxford Flow has signed a distributor agreement with GCG Engineering Service to supply pressure reducing valves and gas pressure regulators to oil, gas and water industries in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC). Oxford Flow’s patented valve technology features only one moving part,... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Rotork has announced that its IQ3 intelligent multi-turn electric actuators are being used in solar-powered control stations for water gathering pipelines in the US. The intelligent systems ‘allow for the remote operation of single-stage isolation and modulating valves’ to control water flows in a high-pressure pipeline network,... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Feb 26, 2019
Global manufacturing group Andronaco Industries is investing $3.3 million (€2.9 million) to move its Oklahoma-based valve supplier subsidiary Conley Composite to Kentwood in west Michigan, Grand Rapids Business Journal (GPBJ) reports. With the expansion, Andronaco plans to purchase and rehabilitate an existing 30,000-square-foot building. The... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Feb 19, 2019
Jon Kestner, Product Manager, Regulators and Valves, Swagelok Company on Why the Flow Coefficient Isn’t Very Helpful A regulator’s main purpose is to maintain steady pressure in a fluid system application – preferably across the application’s full range of anticipated flow rates. To help confirm that... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Feb 4, 2019
Bonomi has added new stainless steel and carbon steel 2-way flanged direct mount wafer pattern valves to its range of Valpres products. According to the company, the wafer ball valves feature an ISO 5211 direct mounting pad which allows actuators to mount straight onto the valve, in... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Jan 11, 2019
Finnish company Metso announced that it will be investing into a new greenfield valve technology centre in Jiaxing, China. The facility will begin operations in spring 2020, serving both the local and global markets. “This is an exciting day for both Metso and our valve customers in various... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Dec 19, 2018
Finnish machinery firm Metso announced that it has delivered the first set of valves with parts created using 3D printing from its Helsinki plant. The valves include 3D printed metal components that, according to Metso, allow the valves to perform in a particularly demanding application where they... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Dec 13, 2018
Emerson has announced the acquisition of Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E Valves), claiming it will create the ‘broadest portfolio of valves and critical isolation technologies serving the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry'. A.E. Valves is a manufacturer of valve technology aimed at helping LNG customers operate more efficiently.... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Dec 11, 2018
CO2 extraction company Vitalis Extraction Technology (Vitalis) announced that it has received its first patent for a flow control valve, according to a public release provided by media outlet Cision. Patent US10143937 involves the design of a cyclone separator and superfluid extraction system with a... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Dec 5, 2018
Metso Corporation has extended the availability of its valve solutions in Denmark by signing a new agreement with Grønbech & Sønner. According to an announcement from Finnish company Metso, the distributor agreement will see Grønbech & Sønner provide the ‘entire breadth’ of Metso’s valve products and related... [Read More]

VALVES NEWS
Dec 4, 2018
Industrial valve and pump manufacturer Flowrox has acquired NovaTek, a Swedish filtration technology company. In a statement, Finnish company Flowrox claims that the acquisition will expand its product offering, including filter maintenance and spare parts services, as well as a growing variety of automation and accompanying services. "Flowrox... [Read More]