StocExpo 2013: what the exhibitors had to say

The 2013 outing of the StocExpo, now in its ninth year, drew in a large crowd of terminal operators, traders, regulators and equipment suppliers. Many had come a long way to attend the event, but there was an especially strong contingent from the local tank farms based in and around the key ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. KCI’s TV team headed along to the Stocexpo to check out the flow control products on offer.

By David Sear and Mark Casey
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Double Block & Bleed and Double Isolation & Bleed. There is a key difference, according to Fred Turco (OMNI valve).
MSA’s Jan Krzywon on valves for a Total project in Europe
MSA’s Jan Krzywon discusses the valves that MSA is supplying to a Total project in Europe
Bernard Controls has actuators for offshore applications
Hans Nobels discusses the market response to Bernard Controls’ actuators, specially designed for offshore applications. He also says viwers can contact him if they want more info about SIL2.
ABO valve has a light triple offset, says Roman Smehlik
ABO valve’s Roman Smehlik discusses the company’s so-called light version of the triple offset valve.
StocExpo continues to grow, says Share Mason
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Pumps in tank farms, by SIHI’s Peter Roper
Peter Roper (Sterling SIHI) discusses the specific requirements placed on pumps used in the tank farm sector, and also considers one of the most challenging media to pump – LPG.
UHP Cold Cutting has many advantages, says Dennis Smits
Never heard of UHP cold cutting? Dennis Smits (Ragworm) explains the many advantages of this water-cutting technique, which can be applied to a wide range of metals.
Gardner delivers loading and unloading systems for tankers
Paul Keegel (Gardner Denver) discusses why pumps are critical elements in tanker loading and unloading equipment.
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