Interviews

Valve World features interviews with flow control specialists, materials specialists, engineers and end-users from around the world. Conducted by the Editor in Chief, the interview cover various topics such flow control issues, turn arounds, maintenance, new project development etc. A selection of these interviews can be found below.

Automated greasing with DOPAG dispensing valves

DOPAG is now focusing more on applications and systems with a new video format. In "DOPAG Direct", experts from the DOPAG team regularly present new or special metering and mixing systems and applications.

Bundor Valve CEO awarded Outstanding Entrepreneur

In December 2018, Mr. Xia Xuchao, The Chairman of Bundor Valve was invited to attend the ceremony of memorizing the pioneers of industrial and brand building field under the ‘40th anniversary of Reform and Opening Policy’, co-organized by the Institute of Management and Science Research, ‘Business Observation’ Magazine and China Electronic Commerce Association Brand Case Research Institute.

Petrofac, Energy Institute to work together

Petrofac has been awarded a research study from the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee in a bid to help improve maintenance management performance across the oil and gas industry.

Valve manufacturing in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a long history when it comes to valve manufacturing. Key strengths that underpin this ongoing success include the skilled and loyal workforce, the excellent system of technical colleges and apprenticeships, the high integrity levels and the support of the government when it comes to developing new products, indicates ABO Valve’s Miro Študent.

Introducing “3D fab+print”

Since 1989, KCI has established itself as a trusted media partner for professionals in the manufacturing sector. Around the globe, makers, specifiers, buyers and...

Innovation award for BrassCraft Manufacturing

BrassCraft Manufacturing, a manufacturer of plumbing products, was awarded first place in the 2014 Innovation Awards by Home Improvement Executive. Home Improvement Executive’s annual Innovation Awards are selected based on interviews with retail buyers and store personnel, research, and product achievements.

StocExpo 2014: video interviews

The 2014 StocExpo, now in its tenth year, again attracted a large audience of terminal operators, traders, regulators and equipment suppliers, especially from the industrial areas around Antwerp and Rotterdam.

Celebrating 90 years of Mapag®

newsitemStephanie Gorgs reports... On October 1 2013, Metso celebrated 90 years of success for its Mapag product brand of valves at the Metso Valve Technology Center in Horgau, Germany. On arrival, guests were invited to tour the factory (incidentally, one of the largest employers in the region) and see for themselves how the Mapag butterfly valves are engineered and built. Valve World was also invited to attend, and took the opportunity to speak to many of the Metso representatives (please see the video interviews below). A key message we heard throughout the day was just how much customers value the Mapag products.

Fact-finding mission to Emerson actuator facility

newsitemTake a look at a typical actuator catalogue and it is hard not to be impressed. Wireless communications, modular actuators, safety systems… manufacturers have put in a lot of time and effort to develop and introduce new technologies. Glancing through yet another glossy brochure, however, the Online Team at Valve World did start to wonder about the practicability of these sophisticated new features.

Mongolian oil company buys into North Korean refin

Mongolian oil trading and processing company, HBOil, has bought a 20% stake in North Korea's Sungri refinery. HBOil said that it plans to supply crude oil to the state-owned Sungri refinery for processing and then re-import the products to Mongolia.
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