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.

Factory

Safety is a Top Priority Philip Ovanessians, VP Americas Petroleum & Chemicals Supply Chain...

Valve World Americas recently sat down for an informal lunch with Philip Ovanessians, who has twenty years of experience managing the supply of industrial components and equipment destined for capital projects.
Offshore oil and gas

Valve Purchases by the Top 2000 Prospects

In 2018 purchases of industrial valves will exceed $64 billion. Most of these purchases will be made or influenced by 2000 companies and just 20,000 people (1). Two hundred companies will purchase 20 percent of the total. Several large company purchases will exceed $500 million each. The top 20 companies will account for 7 percent of the total. Written by Robert McIlvaine of The McIlvaine Company.
Power Plant

Let’s Eliminate Valve Problems: An Interview with a Principal Piping Engineer

Valve World Americas recently met Mr. Tokujiro Shoji, Principal Piping Engineer, JGC Corporation to hear about the company's latest initiatives to eliminate valve problems.
Article about third party valve inspection.

Importance of Third Party Inspection

The question of 'how important is a true third-party valve Inspection company to the valve industry?' is answered in this article written by Jordan Finn & Gary Davis – IMV Services.
LNG

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.
Refinery at night

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.
Internet of Things graphic

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
The initial installation with dual disc check valves which caused excessive maintenance and replacement due to hydraulic shock/water hammer.

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
Power Plant at nighttime.

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
Offshore Gas Platform

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.