Valve opportunities in an evolving market

Power generation is a major market for valves, accounting for 13% of global industrial valve sales. As the world continues to build electric generating capacity, it is also accelerating toward a lower-carbon economy. This article reviews the trends in the global power market and considers their impact on future valve sales.

Prevent valve delamination

If conventional power plants move from running at base load operation to more frequent cycling they need to consider potentially costly equipment problems, such as valve delamination, says Emerson’s Paolo Tomaini.

Bidirectional tightness under severe conditions

Using an innovative seat design concept, AMPO POYAM VALVES has managed to further improve the existing triple offset technology. This new seat concept, which combines ball and butterfly valve technology, helps to create a butterfly valve with a real bidirectional tightness in the most severe cryogenic conditions.

The energy transition: oil and gas remain key

Given the ambitions of the Paris agreement, the global energy mix ideally should shift from fossil to low(er)- carbon energy. This transition, however, will be far from easy and will require clear and transparent communication. “This is required and ultimately, we - the citizens - have to pay for this transition.”

Ensuring valve safety with Gasunie

Mr. Lammert Nijland has 25 years’ experience in valves and actuators and has been with Gasunie in Groningen, The Netherlands, for almost twenty years. He is mechanical engineer and his focus within Gasunie is on everything within the valve area, including both maintainability and design. Mr. Nijland is especially keen on preventing problems before they happen, and Valve World is keen on learning more about this.

Sitech Asset Health Center: first steps to the plant of the future

"The industry still is hesitant to use data in predictive models to optimize their operations and maintenance. Often, there are not enough data available. Within Sitech, we are trying to reverse this trend with our Sitech Asset Health Centre where we work with innovative technologies, based on all sorts of data, for predictive analytics."

Guiding the future of actuation technology

Valve World had the pleasure of sitting down with Subsea Controls Engineer, Hailing An, at Chevron’s downtown headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA, during OTC week (Offshore Technology Conference) in May.

Electric actuators in biomass power plants

Global warming and climate change are on everyone’s lips. The Paris Agreement to reduce global greenhouse emissions, signed by 174 countries, is one reason for the growing importance of renewable energy, including biomass. This article looks at the potentials and challenges for electric actuators in biomass-fired power plants.

Sea change: as costs subside, the world relies more on desalination to quench its...

In the last few years the world has been increasingly relying on desalination for its drinking and industrial water. The stick is the danger that any already critical water shortage caused by drought and global warming will get worse. The carrot is the provision of more water in parched areas thanks to significant progress towards making desalination more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Developments in axial valve design

Axial valve design has been used with success over the past twenty years. However, UK based Goodwin International Ltd and German based Noreva GmbH have taken the opportunity to develop this further. This article looks at the past, present and future of axial valve design.