Featured Story

Our Featured articles are long reads that require more reading time than our news articles. In this section, you can find our cover stories, compelling content featuring prominent manufacturers, end-user interview with valve experts around the world, in-depth technical articles and interesting project reports from various industries, ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to power generation, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries.

The Role of Highly Engineered Check Valves in the LNG Industry

"The importance of the check valve is indisputable. Created with the sole purpose of directing fluids in a single direction and preventing the reversal of any fluids or gases, check valves have an important place in a myriad of industries, LNG being one of them," states Carlos E. Davila in this informative article.

Working Together for Success in a Global Company

Few people at Fluor have as much experience as Claire Dwyer, Piping Material Engineer. A Fluor veteran of twenty-nine years, Dwyer started her career as a Piping Material Engineer while still attending school in South Africa. Sarah Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of Valve World Americas, sat down with Claire to discuss the challenges of working for a global company.

Case Study: Bringing Valves to Life With IoT

Valves have long had the ability to automatically shut on and off – an invaluable function that vastly improves safety across many industries, from mining and industrial manufacturing to simple building maintenance and home ownership. Now, with the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, valves can essentially become “smart"... Written by Guy Weitzman - Atomation

Wafer Style Axial Flow Check Valves vs. Dual Disc Check Valves

This case study details an examination of hydraulic shock in 60 million gallons per day water treatment facility located in a South Eastern US County Water Department. Written by Jim Bachmann, DFT Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania

Four Trends Changing Valve Control in the US Power Industry

Around the world, the ways we generate electric power are in transition. From coal and gas to renewables, from traditional baseload to cycling plant designs, power producers are adapting to meet changing consumer and market demands. As power generation gets more diverse and complex, producers—and their control valve suppliers—must become more focused and flexible. By Emerson

Meeting the requirements in a corrosive chemical environment

The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers is an International organization promoting Excellence and Quality in Piping Design and Engineering through networking, training and certification programs. It is comprised of a headquarters in Houston, Texas with chapters in Houston, Calgary, Perth, Louisville, Ontario and a worldwide community of individual members.