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MEET THE MEMBER - HOBBS

Hobbs continues to strive for exceptionally high standards with a strong focus on innovation. Since 2005 Hobbs has been at the forefront of the industry with high quality technical design and manufacture of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves. The company's success has been based on the exceptional genius of founder Alun Hobbs, who devised the first of a series of design revisions that created the ...

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WESTWOOD INSIGHT

BP has announced that it is going to write down the value of its exploration assets by $8-10 billion (56-70%). Whilst this shows the accounting impact of its energy transition strategy, it also highlights the divergence in how oil companies are viewing the future of oil and gas. Significant falls in oil price would typically trigger impairment tests, but there is a considerable level of mana...

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CAN YOU HELP? SOLID BALLS REQUIRED

BVAA member YPS Valves are currently trying to locate solid balls (not ones used in Ball valves). They require small numbers in 316H and Incoloy 800H with diameters of 7/8" & 1.1/8". Can you help? If so please email: Neil.humpleby@yps-valves.co.uk...

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HOTSPOT - POTENTIAL STANDARDISATION REQUEST ON HYDROGEN

CEN TC69 Potential Standardisation Request on Hydrogen - Formation of BVAA TEG to support TC69 Standards work for Hydrogen Service valves What is it?: As part of the UK and EU strategy to reduce carbon emissions Hydrogen will take an increasing role in the energy market. Hydrogen is expected to be supplied domestically either as a partial or 100% replacement to natural gas. Hydrogen is ...

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EMPLOYMENT SECTION

Just to remind you that the BVAA have an employment section on their website. Here you can both advertise a job, or view current job seekers. You can also post your own condensed version of your CV and if after reviewed with the potential employer the candidate agrees, we then send a full CV to the enquirer. This is another free service available to members. ...

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SCAMMING SHYSTERS

Several members received yet another scam email this week, this time from a Scarlett Sebastian hawking ‘the British Valve & Actuator Association 2020 E-mails and Contacts database’ and signing themselves off as ‘Scarlett Sebastian BVAA 2020- Event Specialist.’ Obviously utter cobblers. We have no connection with this morally bankrupt bunch of chancers. My thanks to the members who w...

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BOARD MEETING

The BVAA board are as committed as ever to ensuring they collectively implement processes to help steer the associations services for members. Member assistance was the very top of the agenda with a strong focus on what the association can do to help in uncertain times. This doesn’t just include digitising existing services including training, to be launched soon, but also implementing new s...

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WE' LL COME TO YOU…

Hang on and bear with us, as this is a SAFE option worthy of consideration. Development of staff cannot be left undone, even in the current climate, as it will store up the potential for significant problems later on. The vast majority of accidents are caused by human error. These are often costly, in monetary terms and potentially life threatening. And sending a staff member to a regular ...

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MEET THE MEMBER - WESTLOCK CONTROLS

Westlock Controls has a global reputation in providing innovative solutions for networking, monitoring and controlling process valves since 1984. Our focus on technology and supplying reliable products manufactured to the highest industry standards makes us a preferred choice with the world’s leading process companies and a trusted partner developing even better solutions for the future. We ...

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MEET THE MEMBER - AUMA

AUMA is the world leader in electric valve actuators and gearboxes, supplying robust, reliable, single and variable speed modular actuators with sophisticated control and connectivity options, backed up with exceptional service support. Rugged and reliable products / Double-sealed actuator housing to protect the electronics / Tough and resilient finish / Powerful / Modular, user-friendly design...

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