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10 years Emerson Exchange
In October 2012, the Emerson Global Users Exchange celebrated its 10th anniversary. And what is the best way to celebrate? A big party and that is exactly what the organizers had in mind, when they st...
Advances in automated subsea valves
Significant steps in the global subsea oil and gas industry have pioneered new engineering techniques in both exploration and extraction, writes Pieter Kok, Tyco Valves & Controls...
AOV Manager Marie Murphy puts safety first and foremost
It may be an obvious statement but they take safety very, very seriously at nuclear power plants. Equipment and processes are continually checked to ensure the plant functions as it should. Visiting t...
Corrosion protection for actuators
Reliable and safe field device operation is of crucial importance for perfect and economical service in process technology. The resistance of devices against most adverse environments is a decisive fa...
Developments in nuclear valve actuation technology
Rotork has been involved in the supply of electric actuators for installation in nuclear power plants since the 1960s and since the 1970s the company has been a participant member of the sub-committee...
Electric actuators in extreme environments
In this technical article, AUMA’s Michael Herbstritt details the role of actuators play in extreme applications and explains how actuation technology can meet the demands of these environments. Exampl...
Five minutes with Mr Fernando Spisto
In an on-going series of interviews, Valve World puts some rapid-fire questions to engineers working for end user companies and engineering contractors. In August 2008, one of Bechtel’s Senior Control...
Leveraging the power of Profibus
In this interview, Auma's Kees Geldhof touches on some headline projects in Belgium that are making good use of Profibus technology....
PM for all!
During a recent trade show, Valve world had the pleasure of meeting up with Rotork's Richard Harvey, who is the Business Development Manager for SVM and SIL Applications....
Retrofitting a refinery
A previous Valve World report on AUMA’s success winning a contract to supply the BP Refinery in Rotterdam outlined the challenging requirements for electric actuation set by one of the world’s b...
Safety first and foremost at AOV MOV events
Valve World’s David Sear reports from the 2008 editions of the AOV and MOV annual meetings, held in Orlando, Florida. He found the events to be extremely open platforms where engineers and technicians...
SIPOS meets challenges of world's largest lignite plant
In this case history, the author describes how SIPOS set about equipping a major lignite plant with actuator solutions....
Subsea valve actuation - reliability in depth
Valve World reviews actuator applications including emergency shutdown, subsea isolation and FPSOs....
User's Guide - Electric Actuators
Jean-Yves Pinvidic, Executive Vice President – Sales, BERNARD CONTROLS, outlines a user's guide when selecting electric actuators....
Valve actuation and control in the modern super refinery
When you are operating one of the largest single refinery sites in the world, then you need a well thought out actuation strategy. One that couples superior commissioning and data transfer technologie...
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