England’s RMI Pressure Systems gets the thumbs-up of application approval by UK Coal Ltd. for a new high-volume, high-pressure pumping system for longwall mining. Eleven units of the new pump were also placed into service at an Indian steelmaker.
The oil and gas boom continues to present business opportunities in valves, with Oerlikon Metco starting a new business unit to supply protective carbide coatings for applications in harsh environments. Terminal automation, meanwhile, will affect valve automation.
The KSB Group unveiled last month an innovative butterfly valve with an integrated shutoff and pump check valve for use in high-volume pumping operations such as industrial cooling circuits, water transport, water distribution, desalination of seawater, and hydropower.
Smith Flow Control’s latest iteration of its dust plug has an entirely mechanical interlocking system for locking and unlocking valves. The interlocks have color-coded lock-unlock tags with alphanumeric access codes specific to each production site.
The oil service industry could be witnessing the emergence of a major equipment supplier whose chief products will include valves and related technology.
In late June, it was announced that Flux … [Read More...]
Dutch manufacturer BBA Pumps has added to its product line two portable systems for field operations. The company, which has a U.S. office in Wando, S.C., developed the BA-C250H45 bolt-on pump … [Read More...]
U.S. demand for valves and pumps remains steady, with sources forecasting another year of growth in 2014, albeit in the single digits when surveyed industry-wide. While much of the demand is driven by … [Read More...]
The valve and pipe industry will be prominently represented in October at the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) annual Tank, Valves and Piping Conference and Expo, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. … [Read More...]
Emerson Process Management (EPM) recently announced two petrochemical-based projects in Europe that have expanded the development and supply of its flow control and process monitoring equipment and … [Read More...]