Articles & News on Final Control Elements

VMA Presents In-person Valve Forum Conference & Exhibits

  • February 17, 2022
  • News

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) announces the 2022 Valve Forum Conference & Exhibits.

Check Valve Types, Applications and Selection Criteria

  • by Charles Kolstad
  • February 9, 2022
  • Feature

Let's take a look at various types of check valves and discuss how they work, how they're applied and how to select the right type.

Using Control Valve Installed Gain Calculations

  • by Jon F. Monsen
  • February 1, 2022
  • Feature

A worksheet that calculates control valve installed gain can be part of any control valve selection process. This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of InTech magazine.

Holland Pump Acquires Pump Service & Supply of Troy, Expanding its Footprint in the Pump Rental Market

  • January 7, 2022
  • News

Holland Pump Company, a leading independent specialty pump rental and dewatering solutions provider, announced it has completed the acquisition of Pump Service & Supply of Troy–PSS, based in Troy, New York.

Flow Research Study Finds Flowmeters Vital for Oil & Gas Industry Measurement as the Industry Rebounds

  • January 4, 2022
  • News

A 2021 research study from Flow Research found that worldwide revenues for all flowmeters sold to the oil & gas industry in 2019 amounted to $1,640,000 million and forecasts a solid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% over the next five years, for a total annual revenue exceeding $1,860,000 million in 2024.

Reliable Pressure Safety Valve Testing

  • December 22, 2021
  • News

Because of their importance, checking or calibrating valves is critical, but creating a consistent test result is difficult, as two technicians may interpret the analog test gauge differently.

VMA Announces New Leadership

  • December 10, 2021
  • News

The VMA membership elected the 2021-2022 Board of Directors, following the announcement of the slate of candidates at its Annual Meeting, which took place in October. 

VMA Announces Person of the Year and Service Awards Winners

  • October 18, 2021
  • News

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

  • by Katherine Bartels & Adam Harmon
  • August 31, 2021
  • Feature

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

  • June 30, 2021
  • News

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