Fighting fake products together
Counterfeit and fraudulent products pose a serious threat to human life, the environment, industry and legitimate businesses that miss out on revenue vital to support jobs, research, and innovation. An important new initiative shows how reputable manufacturers can put aside their competitive differences to fight the problem together.
Cryogenic valve testing – what are the shortcomings?
The names of Neeraj Batra and Hitoshi Suzuki will be well-known to the Valve World community as they regularly contribute articles looking at the use of valves in the LNG industry. Their most recent discussion is on valve testing and raises questions about the applicability of available standards.
Using bellow seal valves to cut costs
Bellow seal valves are often specified for applications where hazardous or toxic materials need to be contained. However, they can also make economic sense when used in steam systems, argues Rajesh K. Salins, Managing Director, Belloseal India.
Oil and gas opportunities in the Middle East
Whilst the news making the headline from the Middle East can be unsettling to say the least, on the business front there seems to be a very encouraging number of projects announced, awarded or underway. Valve World has taken a look at some of the larger projects in the oil and gas sector.
Solving cavitation in globe valves
Cavitation, as a type of erosion, is known as the most important operational problem for globe valves. Valve engineer Karan Sotoodeh looks at the causes of cavitation and suggests solutions to mitigate or avoid cavitation in manual globe valves.
How to achieve one piece workflow
Christoph Kehrs, the Managing Director of SchuF’s production facility in Eppstein, Germany, shares his insider tips on how to produce valves in small series.
Making innovation a career
Dr. Hans Baumann, P.E., is held in high repute by his colleagues in the control valve sector. He has worked for some of the leading manufacturers, helped develop over thirty valve lines, written well over 100 technical papers and holds more than 200 US and worldwide patents.
Dialogue can improve valve performance
Having spent many years working with valves as a mechanical engineer, Mr Muktiadi Rahardjo has seen and resolved plenty of valve issues. In an exclusive interview with Valve World, he indicates that the solution to many problems is not necessarily one of design or technology, but rather a willingness for everyone involved to change mind-sets.