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VMA Announces Person of the Year and Service Awards Winners

VMA Announces Person of the Year and Service Awards Winners


During the VMA/VRC Annual Meeting in Scottsdale last week, the Valve Manufacturers honored its 2021 Person of the Year and Service Awards.

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Choked Flow in Control Valves

Choked Flow in Control Valves


Choked flow is a poorly understood phenomenon that can affect control valve sizing, along with trim and material specification. This article was originally published in InTech's July/August issue.

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VMA Presents Virtual Market Outlook Workshop

VMA Presents Virtual Market Outlook Workshop


The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI) announce the 2021 Virtual Market Outlook Workshop.

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VMA Announces Person of the Year and Service Awards Winners

During the VMA/VRC Annual Meeting in Scottsdale last week, the Valve Manufacturers honored its 2021 Person of the Year and Service Awards.

Choked Flow in Control Valves

Choked flow is a poorly understood phenomenon that can affect control valve sizing, along with trim and material specification. This article was originally published in InTech's July/August issue.

VMA Presents Virtual Market Outlook Workshop

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI) announce the 2021 Virtual Market Outlook Workshop.

How to Detect, Prioritize and Quantify the Costs of Compressed Air System Leaks

An estimated 30% of compressed air is lost to unrepaired leaks. That means a loss in air pressure, which can lead to reduced productivity due to underperforming pneumatic tools. Neglected leaks can, over time, lead to unplanned downtime. Here's how to repair compressed air system leaks.

Brooks Instrument Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation in Fluid Measurement and Control

Founded in 1946, Brooks Instrument is a global leader in advanced flow, pressure and vapor delivery solutions.

Seepex: Maintaining Our Large Pumps is Now Simpler Than Ever

The rotor and drive joint access from Seepex for large standard pumps saves up to 80% in maintenance time.

Case Study: Device Driver for Digital Valve Controllers for a Leading OEM

One leading industrial automation giant, specialized in Manufacturing, Production and Lifecycle Services for Valves, Actuators & Regulators, and other plant assets faced practical difficulty in configuration and maintenance of their various field devices. Utthunga developed a single Device DTM, which reduced the operational time and time to market while ensuring compliance with FDT 1.2 standard. 

Managing Component Obsolescence in Nuclear Service Valves

Valcor Engineering Corporation, a world-class designer and manufacturer of custom precision fluid controls for nuclear, space, aircraft, and scientific/industrial industries, has just released a new white paper on O-ring obsolescence, entitled “Managing Component Obsolescence in Nuclear Service Valves.”

Clippard Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for the New Eclipse Proportional Isolation Valve

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 10,738,904 to Clippard’s new Eclipse Proportional Valve.

NEMA Launches Industrial Control Panel Council

Council to hold its first workshop to discuss better harmonization efforts.

Physik Instrumente announces Markus Spanner as CEO

In his role, Markus Spanner has established an extended management team to take a structured approach to achieving the new targets. He will be assisted bDr. Peter Schittenhelm (COO), Dr. Markus Czanta (CTO), Stéphane Bussa (CSO), and Heiko Brehm (CFO).

Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) announces 2020 Valve Industry Leadership Forum

The Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum will be held February 27-28, 2020 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. This is the industry’s premier executive networking event, featuring executive-level analysis on the trends, management strategies, manufacturing innovations, politics and economics affecting the valve industry.

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