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SPRING CONFERENCE – SPEAKER FOCUS

VALVE CASTINGS & API SPEC 20A As the global supply chain for valves grows, a new industry standard that addresses the special product and processes to assure repeatable quality compliance with respect to valve castings has been announced. Rick Faircloth, Principal Engineer at Cameron Engineered Process Valves will review the scope of the new standards(API Spec 20A). Those aware of ...

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Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector

Investment totalling a trillion euros (£846bn) is required before the end of this decade if the European Union is to stave off an energy crisis. That is the conclusion of an eight-month inquiry by the House of Lords into the EU power sector. The Lords report says that a muddled Brussels energy policy is putting off big investors. ...

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BVAA Spring Conference Now to Include Mini-Exhibition

Products and innovation on show from four member companies Due to the number of bookings for the BVAA spring conference, the event has been moved to a larger room at Celtic Manor. This means we are able to offer a mini-exhibition to compliment the informative presentations on the day. The exhibition will be open from 10am as well as during the breaks in the speakers programme. Member ...

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Are you still a PED Approved Manufacturer?

Did you know that the EC Type examination certificate for module B of the PED – which is part of the records which are to be kept for 10 years after the equipment is placed on the market – is only valid for 10 years? As the PED has now been mandatory for more than 10 years Pressure Equipment manufacturers who have adopted PED Modules B+C1, B+D, B+E and B+F and intend to continue with this Appro...

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Speaker Focus - Spring Conference

As our Spring Conference approaches, we will be providing an overview of the presentations scheduled for the day to give attendees a flavour of what to expect. TWITTER & LINKED IN – HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WORK FOR YOU Tim Guest, Zoedale The concept of Social Media is not new but why should you jump on the band waggon? It is common misconception that Social Media is all about following c...

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UK shale gas bonanza 'not assured'

The US boom in shale gas has brought energy prices tumbling and revitalised heavy industry, but the Energy and Climate Change Committee warns conditions are different in Britain. The MPs say the UK's shale gas developers will face technological uncertainties with different geology. And public opinion may also be more sceptical, they add. The UK is a more densely populated landscape and sh...

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Statoil Supplier Information Meeting – Report

Norwegian based international energy company Statoil hosted a supplier information meeting attended by over 250 delegates on Wednesday. Held in the excellent Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, next to Westminster Abbey, the oil and gas producers provided information to potential suppliers to three projects in the North Sea. The projects – Mariner & Bressay, Aasta Hansteen and Gina Krog – are be...

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BVAA to Exhibit at Valve World Americas

BVAA has, through the kind hospitality of James Walker Seals, arranged to exhibit at Valve World Americas, 25/26 June 2013, Houston USA. BVAA’s new Marketing & Communications Manager, Jimmy Phillips, will be managing the stand (No. TBC), and he would be delighted to meet the many members exhibiting or just visiting the show. ...

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SPRING CONFERENCE – SPEAKER FOCUS

As our Spring Conference approaches, we will be providing an overview of the presentations scheduled for the day to give attendees a flavour of what to expect. WHERE HAVE ALL THE METALS GONE? - Alan McLelland, NAMTEC There has been considerable recent press around the scarcity of metals, metals running out, metal; prices going skyward, restrictions in global supply and metal theft becoming ...

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REVIEW - NOF NETWORKING EVENT WITH WOOD GROUP PSN

NOF’s ‘Networking Breakfast with Wood Group PSN’ provided first class networking and real business opportunities to the BVAA members that attended. The international energy services company, whose global headquarters are in Aberdeen, made a presentation which included forthcoming project information, supply chain requirements and how to engage with the procurement team. The presentation was del...

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