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Our editors gather news and press releases from around the world to bring our community the latest developments in the valve and actuation industry. Here you can find news involving the people and companies involved in the design, manufacturing, supply, maintenance and use of industrial valves and actuators. We focus both on engineered products as off the shelf products.
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BP stems Gulf oil disaster

On 12 July BP placed a new cap over the ruptured oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to stem the catastrophic flow of toxic crude once and for all.

Famic’s Automation Studio software

HydraForce has collaborated with Famic Technologies Inc. to incorporate their valve library into Famic’s Automation Studio software.

Steam safety for solar power

Tyco has announced that its specialist Dewrance valves are providing steam control for the new generation of commercial solar power plants in southern Europe and the USA.

Improving SCADA Operations Using Wireless Instrume

Control Microsystems Inc. (CMI), a global developer of advanced SCADA solutions, has published “Improving SCADA Operations Using Wireless Instrumentation,” a non-commercial white paper that shows how Integrating wireless instrumentation with SCADA systems can drive operational efficiency and reduce deployment costs.

South China Sea exploration block

BP Plc is set to partner with Chevron Corp. to bid for a South China Sea exploration block. Chevron will have a 60% stake in the block and act as operator with BP holding the remaining interest.

Valve World Expo 2010

Valve World Expo, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial valves, is the ideal place to analyse the newest technological trends and find out about the sectors products and services.

Power transmission coupling

John Crane has launched a new power transmission coupling.

ITT-Alcon electronic latching valve

Alcon® a manufacturer of solenoid valves and subsidiary of ITT Corp., has released an energy efficient solenoid valve for general purpose markets.

Dresser awarded control valve contracts

Dresser Masoneilan® has been awarded USD 10 million in control valve contracts in China for CPR-1000 reactor plants under construction in Hongyanghe, Ningde, Yangjiang and Fangchenggang.

USA: coal-fired power plant

International Power and South Texas Electric Co-op (STEC) have selected the joint venture team of Burns & McDonnell, Zachry Industrial and Mitsubishi Power Systems to design and build the 650MW Coleto Creek Unit 2 coal-fired power plant in Texas.