Spotlight on Suppliers
In this, the 4th edition of VMA's Valve & Actuator Industry Guide to Suppliers,
we feature an array of products and services that are used by manufacturers
of valves and actuators as well as others in the flow control world. Our collection
of suppliers runs the gamut from age-old castings to high-tech instrumentation,
along with dozens of other products. In our Spotlight section, we feature some
of the latest products offered by industry suppliers…
Coatings for Offshore Oil Equipment
Sub-One Technology is releasing a new set of coatings based on its existing InnerArmor brand.
The coatings are being tested in surface, subsea and downhole oil and gas applications including
piping, couplers, cylinders, and drilling and completion equipment. These coatings were selected
based on their ability to protect against internal corrosion and abrasive wear, which has been
estimated to cost billions of dollars annually.
The new InnerArmor family of coatings has been tuned to solve corrosion, wear and friction
reduction problems in the interiors of liquid and gas handling equipment and piping. Each
coating has been tested using applicable NACE, ASTM and other industry standards to validate
performance. Hybrid custom coatings are also available to accommodate application
requirements for multiple types of protection.
CIRCLE READER RESPONSE #146
Online Flow Meter Tools
Sierra Instruments, Inc. has come out with the new Flow Meter Selection Tools, designed to
help visitors research and identify the best flow meter for their gas, liquid or steam application
quickly and efficiently. Visitors can also research Sierra flow meters by product type and
Available in both standard and customized versions for applications in research, quality
control, OEM systems, industrial process control and hazardous environments, Sierra’s flow
measurement technologies precisely measure or control very low flows of gas down to less than
1 sccm full scale as well as extremely high flows of gas, liquid and steam.
CIRCLE READER RESPONSE #84
Garlock Sealing Technologies offers the Extreme Grade line of gaskets for critical service
applications. The gaskets have been rated best in class for sealability, load retention, adhesion
and fire safety, and they are designed to maximize safety and environmental compliance.
The products seal 20% more effectively than the original design, which helps plants meet
emissions standards and increase efficiency. Featuring an anti-stick coating that prevents the
gasket from sticking to flanges, the gaskets cut maintenance costs, reduce flange damage and
dramatically cut downtime. Additionally, the material expedites gasket removal and installation
and reduces outage cycles. And the material cuts more easily and leaves little residue on the
cutting surface, which makes for a cleaner workspace and faster cleanup.
Suitable for water, steam, aliphatic hydrocarbons, oils and gasoline, and able to withstand
high pressures and temperatures ranging from - 40° F to +650° F, the Extreme Grade line of
gaskets is an ideal solution for applications including: bonnet gaskets, split case pump gaskets,
manways and handholes, and gear box gaskets.