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VALVE WORLD STAND 2020, BOOK NOW!

Seriously we mean it. The VW stand is BVAA’s biggest single ticket-item spend and possibly our most appreciated. Our American friends are not coming this time, so BVAA has a little more space available, but there’s still only 6 booths left. Because of the contract arrangements we are forced, economically, to accept bookings on a first-come first-served basis, and as before there are...

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PUMPS AND VALVES BILBAO

International Trade Show for Pump Systems, Valves and Equipment for Industrial Processes. Specific solutions to technical problems and offering a highly concentrated supply with a wide range of components used in industrial processes. This event offers the opportunity to see and compare technologies in the single visit. This event is taking place at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain on 04/...

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DO YOU WANT IMPARTIAL TRAINING?

BVAA training programmes are led by professionals with the highest technical experience who deliver informative programmes covering the valve / actuation industries. Not only are these training courses extremely detailed but also impartial. The course doesn't aim to push a particular product and this is in stark contrast with other courses which usually have an ulterior motive. We are ind...

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SEALS TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP?

BVAA used to run a separate Seals WG but this has not met formally for some years (some work has continued in the Valve WG). It usefully covered Fugitive Emissions (ISO & other standards bodies), some aging but still current British Standards, Training Courses etc., and it also held discussions on informative events for the wider membership. BVAA actually has more Seals companies than it did...

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QUESTION REGARDING KEYS & KEYWAYS

ISO/ TC 153/Working Group 1 is involved in writing international standards including actuator mounting and drive dimensions for interfacing with valves, primarily ISO 5210 and ISO 5211. A question has arisen regarding the sizing of Keys & Keyways in this context. The 2017 edition of ISO 5211 no longer refers specifically to ISO/TR 773 (which is now obsolete), but now just says that “key di...

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SUBS DECS PLEASE!

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Director’s chivvying this week – much appreciated. However this time of year is when BVAA pays for some VERY large price-ticket items on behalf of members, at the low-tide mark of available funds. 70+ members still owe us a turnover form. If that is your company, can you please return the form we sent again this week post-haste! ...

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FREE STAGE FRIGHT

Lattitude7 who heads up our increasingly popular Future Leaders Programme is currently holding a stage Fright event in May which will be free-of-charge. All that they ask is for delegates to make a donation to the local charity. The course covers demonstrating confidence, handling nerves prior to a presentation, fielding questions, engaging with the audience and more. When: Thursd...

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SUPPLY LEVERS

Can you source levers that could be locked in several positions (9/10) thanks to a trigger and capable of a rotation of 90/100 degrees? If this is something you can provide please contact enquiry@bvaa.org.uk...

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THE IMITATION GAME

‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,’ so said Charles Colton. Members have been quick to spot - and report to us thank-you - a non-member company using similar wording to our registered valveuser® trade mark in a prominent way to promote their training. There is also a claim wrt to being the first with industry-recognised accreditation. BVAA Members can rest assured tha...

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USE YOUR EDITORIAL ALLOWANCE!

Members often ask how they can better use their membership. There’s a swift and simple answer: Use your valveuser editorial allowance! EVERY member (unless it’s a restricted issue) is entitled to TWO pieces of editorial in every issue. That’s two opportunities to stamp your presence all over the industry’s leading magazine. Not got the time? Worry not – BVAA will help you in ...

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