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Low-E Valves

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Effects of consent decree compliance on certified low E valves and certified Low-­‐E packing procurement and approvals In old movies about the beginning of the petroleum industry, a well was drilled with hope and promise and just when everyone was about to give up, the ground would shake and a giant plume of black liquid […]

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So, What’s the Deal With Seals?

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Does your familiarity with valves start and end with a dictionary definition? If you’re reading this article, probably not. But just in case, here’s Merriam-­‐Webster’s take on valves: [Valves are] any of numerous mechanical devices by which the flow of liquid, gas, or loose material in bulk may be started, stopped, or regulated by a […]

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And the Medal Goes to: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Valves

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Plastic valves have become increasingly popular for certain media and applications. And while CPV doesn’t manufacture plastic valves—they lack particular qualities necessary to the industries we serve—we can still discuss their advantages and disadvantages when compared to metal valves. You might think the title of this article is a spoiler if you’re fond of rhymes. […]

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The Advantages of Replacing a Soft Goods Kit

Posted on: October 5, 2017

A failing valve is not just troublesome, it is a potential weak link in an otherwise robust chain. Some of the smallest parts within an already compact valve are those most crucial to a system’s overall performance—they have the power to ensure smooth operation or result in catastrophic failure. It is essential, then, to maintain […]

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On Counterfeit Valves and Fittings

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Counterfeit Valves: They Fake It Till They Break It From iPhones to watches to shoes and apparel, it seems that for every legitimate product on the market, there are twice as many cheaply made counterfeits. And believe it or not, industrial valve manufacturers have not remained immune to this problem. The market is saturated with […]

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On the Importance of Valve Lubrication

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Whether for use in valves or otherwise, whether organic or synthetic, lubricants always serve the same purpose: reduce surface-to-surface friction. In valves, however, proper lubricant use and maintenance is especially important given the extremely tight tolerances to which they are manufactured and the often demanding conditions under which they are operated. A valve’s most basic […]

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Fugitive Emissions Packing Standards: Understanding API 622

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Increasing pressure from the public and lawmakers about global warming and other environmental hazards has resulted in stricter standards for fugitive emissions. Fugitive emissions are gases or vapors, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and greenhouse gases, that leak from pressurized equipment into the atmosphere. Fugitive emissions are costly not only in terms of human […]

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IQ-CHem Contest to Aid Innovative Petrochemical Start-Ups

Posted on: January 25, 2017

The petrochemical industry is constantly growing and discovering new ways to produce and use chemicals to benefit the industry and the world. Now, SIBUR is helping to advance the industry even further with the IQ-CHem contest. About the IQ-CHem Contest The IQ-CHem contest will discover and promote innovations in petrochemical production and application. It gives petrochemical […]

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What It Means to Meet the SUBSAFE Certification

Posted on: January 25, 2017

The SUBSAFE Program has served as a platform for creating capable and safe vessels for the United States Navy. Established in 1963, just two months after the loss of the USS Thresher, the SUBSAFE Program works to ensure the watertight integrity and recovery capability of all naval vessels through the SUBSAFE certification process. Find out what […]

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How the Skills Gap Could Affect Your Manufacturing Business

Posted on: January 24, 2017

The United States manufacturing industry is booming, but has yet to overcome the skills gap. The skills gap is not the newest challenge for the industry, but it’s the biggest. And with the surge of retiring baby boomers and the increasing dependence on smart manufacturing technologies, the skills gap is only expected to grow wider […]

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