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. For Valve World, David Sear and Mark Casey headed to Rotterdam to talk to some of the exhibitors about the latest products and services needed in this sector.
Arflu’s Dieter Chlechowitz reported that there is increased interest in the dual-expanding plug valve from the tank storage sector.
Marius Mulder, Managing Director at SchuF, took the time to explain the implications of recent changes to API 625 – and the ensuing implications for LNG tank farms.
Always a pleasure to meet up with Bernard Controls’ Hans Nobels, who is a mine of technical and market information. He gave a quick run-down on the technology behind spring-operated fail-safe actuators.
Need extra security for tank loading? Then perhaps a shut-down butterfly valve with local and remote control could be ideal, according to Buracco’s Marketing Director Jean-Christophe Kazmierski.
Jordan Valve’s Lyle Hamilton was kind enough to give Valve World a quick tutorial on the “whys and wherefores” of tank blanketing.
Sharé Mason (Strategic Account Manager) describes the latest successes at the 2014 STOCEXPO in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With even more exhibitors and quality speakers, visitors can see and hear everything that could be needed to build, maintain or operate a tank farm or storage facility.
Harry Woebkenberg (Jordan Valve) talks about “significant growth” in sections of the US economy. Shale gas is one of the drivers in this, he said, and is leading to good opportunities for valve makers.