HEMIWEDGE AWARDED ORDER
FOR ITS CARTRIDGE VALVE
Hemiwedge Industries announced that its
Hemiwedge Valve Corporation subsidiary has
received a new purchase order for approximately $1.1 million dollars from a major midstream energy pipeline, storage and oil & gas
production company in North America.
The order’s valve sizes are all within its
current product line range, including many in
its 3-inch ANSI 900 Class product. The company’s cartridge valve with double block &
bleed option will be used for CO2 and water
DRESSER MASONEILAN SELECTED
AS PREFERRED SUPPLIER IN
Dresser Masoneilan has been named the preferred control valve supplier for Korea Hydro
and Nuclear Power’s Shin Kori reactors currently under construction near Pusan, South
When operational in 2013 and 2014, the
reactors will produce 1400 MW (megawatts)
each, making them two of the largest new
nuclear power plants in the world. Dresser
Masoneilan will provide control valves and
supply operational service and support for
the estimated 60-year life of the reactors.
TYCO FLOW CONTROL AWARDED
CONTRACTS BY CHINA’S SNPEC
Tyco Flow Control has been working with
China to meet its demand for nuclear solutions
and was awarded two separate contracts to
provide the critical safety valves for four state-of-the-art nuclear reactors, the first in the
world installed with Westinghouse’s newest
AP1000 Gen3+ reactor technology.
CAMERON ENTERS INTO FRAME
AGREEMENT WITH PETROBRAS
Cameron has entered into a frame agreement
with Petrobras expected to be worth about
$500 million for the supply of subsea trees
and related running tools to Petrobras for
use in their developments offshore Brazil.
Under the agreement, Cameron will provide 138 subsea Christmas trees, with the
installation to be supported by 18 sets of running tools that are also part of the scope of
VMA MEMBER SUCCESSFULLY
In China, Rotork has successfully defended its
internationally recognized trademark and
copyright to its intellectual property following
infringements by the copier company Shanghai Autork Digital Instrument Co. Ltd.
(Autork), also known as Greatork.
The Shanghai People’s Court of China also
found Autork guilty of engaging in unfair competition through the use of false publicity for
which they were fined the maximum amount
permitted by the court. The court ordered the
Chinese company to cease the infringements
SUCCESSFUL SEISMIC TESTING
FOR FLOWSERVE VALVES
The Flowserve Durco extended bonnet cartridge
plug valves and McCanna top-entry cartridge
ball valves passed rigorous seismic testing on
their first attempt. Each valve was cycled
16,000 times with a pumped stimulant flowing
at 150 psig. Seismic tests included a 0-100
hertz resonance search, followed by six ran-dom-frequency, independent-excitation triaxial
seismic tests with up to three-G acceleration.
The valves will be used in the remediation
of nuclear waste. The waste material is chemically treated and vitrified to fuse the radioactive materials into impermeable glass solids,
which can be stored safely as the isotopes
decay and ultimately become harmless.
ASCO NUMATICS ANNOUNCES 2009
ASCO Numatics announced the winners of the
2009 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation
Engineering Scholarships. Ashley D. Donahoo
of Spokane, WA, and Daniel F. Gelwicks of
Downers Grove, IL, will each receive a
Donahoo is an engineering student at the
University of Portland studying for a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Gelwicks
is studying for his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Villanova University.
Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make
$1,000 grants to the engineering departments
of the universities where Donahoo and
Gelwicks are enrolled.
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