Plenty of highlights at Valve World 2016
The eyes of the flow control community recently turned to Dusseldorf, Germany, for the Valve World Conference & Expo 2016 held from 29th November to 1st December.
The show proved to be a real learning and networking platform, with over 12,000 professional visitors from around the globe flocking in to talk to the 725 exhibition standholders and to take in the six plenary lectures, the 56 paper presentations and the four workshops in the conference.
The exhibition was graced by the presence of many of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers who together were displaying a whole host of flow control items, from valves, control valves, pressure relief valves and solenoid valves to electric actuators, pneumatic actuators and hydraulic actuators, to positioners, controllers and limit switches to gaskets, packings and seats …. In short, this really was the whole world of valves under a single roof!
The conference was a hotbed for discussion and debate, often sparked by the hard-hitting plenary papers. For example, Marc Simoens from Dow Benelux had the audience quite literally on the edge of their seats with his photos of valve tests, whilst Velan’s Mirek Hubacek drew many appreciative nods of agreement during his lecture on the need for standards and type testing of valves.
In short, the whole event was buzzing throughout the three days, which makes it impossible to capture and report on everything that happened. However, our editors have done their best to bring you a flavour of the show with a six-page retrospect in Valve World magazine. This will be in the December issue, but if you don’t have a copy, then you can read the article in PDF format here.
Moreover, our editors took hundreds of photos which can be found on our Valve World Facebook page. If you should spot yourself or a colleague, then please do drop us a line and we will gladly provide the images in high resolution.