Featured Story

Our Featured articles are long reads that require more reading time than our news articles. In this section, you can find our cover stories, compelling content featuring prominent manufacturers, end-user interview with valve experts around the world, in-depth technical articles and interesting project reports from various industries, ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to power generation, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries.

Explaining valve terminology. Part 3: DBB and DIB requirements

Explaining valve terminology. Part 2: Tight shut-off

Chiyoda Piping Engineer Neeraj Batra explains technical terminology. Valves are essential to a plant’s control, shutdown and isolation philosophy. This article will therefore address the definition of (i) tight shut off, (ii) unidirectional / bidirectional and (iii) double block and bleed / double isolation and bleed. The article is not limited to any specific oil and gas industry domain such as refining, petrochemicals or LNG.
Misnomers in the valve lexicon

Misnomers in the valve lexicon. Part 1: Plant isolation philosophy

Chiyoda Piping Engineer Neeraj Batra explains technical terminology, Valves are essential to a plant’s control, shutdown and isolation philosophy. This article will therefore address the definition of (i) tight shut off, (ii) unidirectional / bidirectional and (iii) double block and bleed / double isolation and bleed. The article is not limited to any specific oil and gas industry domain such as refining, petrochemicals or LNG.
Columbia’s clean

Columbia’s clean, reliable power production

Columbia Generating Station is a nuclear commercial energy facility owned and operated by Energy Northwest, a Washington state, not-for-profit joint operating agency. An interview with Michael Rhodes – AOV program engineer, Columbia generating station
Ecopetrol on the World Stage

From Latin America to Houston: Ecopetrol on the World Stage

Valve World had the opportunity to speak with Carlos Zamora and Juan Malave regarding Ecopetrol’s new projects and prospects.
Inspiring the future veterans of valve technology

Inspiring the future veterans of valve technology

Having started his decades-long career at The Dow Chemical Company in a power plant and moving into engineering early on, Piping Global Improvement Leader Bill Patrick knows the value of experience and the importance of education.
Exploring the world of terminaling services in Texas

Exploring the world of terminaling services in Texas

Terminal hubs are industrial facilities dedicated to the storage of oil and/or petrochemical products, which are then usually transported to end users or further storage facilities. An Interview with Chris Commander – Vice President of Engineering, Summit Terminaling Services, LLC
Pneumatic fail-safe actuator without springs

Pneumatic fail-safe actuator without springs

A new generation of actuation. For much of the last century, there has been no fundamental change in pneumatic actuator designs. The introduction of a pneumatic fail-safe actuator without the use of springs by Easytork shows how this can open up new possibilities for pneumatic actuator designs.
View inside the decalcifying building

Advanced automation ensures reliable water supplies

Dunea is one of the largest drinking water companies in the Netherlands, serving a customer base of around 1.3 million people. Mr. van Zwieten kindly gave Valve World a guided tour around Dunea’s plant in Scheveningen.
The pipeline will include compression stations

Northern Gas Pipeline to serve the East of Australia

When completed, the 622 kilometre Northern Gas Pipeline will form an important link in Australia’s gas pipeline network, connecting gas field in the Northern Territory to eastern markets. It will contribute to national energy security and create economic opportunities.
Mr Satish Pathak has received an ISA Technology Award

Persistence pays off

What does it take to become an ISA Technology Award winner? In this interview with Satish V. Pathak it’s clear that his persistence and insight have paid dividends throughout his career, culminating in the award for his digitally controlled valve which allows for precise dispensing of liquid using a gravity flow.