What has now become of Chernobyl disaster

Many of you have heard what happened in Chernobyl- located North of Kiev, Ukraine and near the south border of Belarus. I was born in the year 1986- when it happened and always interested in the history of my country. (Russia). Here is a script of what exactly happened from: www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.html “The interaction of very hot fuel with the cooling water led to fuel fragmentation along with rapid steam production and an increase in pressure. The design characteristics of the reactor were such that substantial…

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Global Valve & Controls

Global Valve and Controls (GVC) is a growing manufacturer of flow control products tailored to meet the needs of various industry requirements with the primary focus being within the petrochemical and oil and gas industry.  GVC provides one of the most comprehensive product lines of valve product offerings to accommodate and service the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream market segments.  GVC continues to make strides in elevating our company beyond industry standards and customer expectations by consistently providing superior quality, maintaining expansive inventory levels, and immediately…

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Going Green- Good or Bad for the Valve Market?

I always wonder about the term Going Green. This morning we received our Office Supply order and it was in a big green bag instead of the boxes they usually use.  Another one I noticed is that we rely on e-mails more than snail mail for information. The greener we go, does it mean the fewer valves will be needed in the Pulp and Paper industry?  I found this interesting article at http://www.valvemagazine.com/index.php/magazine/past-articles/57-feature-articles/3237-where-valves-are-used-the-pulp-and-paper-industry, and this one paragraph caught my eye below: “Perhaps no manufactured product…

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Proposed ASTM Standard Facilitating Compliance with Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The need for a consensus standard targeting the measurement of gaseous hydrocarbons and other components of gaseous streams allowing users to better comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulation provided the impetus for the development of a proposed new ASTM International standard meeting this need. ASTM WK33788, Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbons and Nonhydrocarbon Gases in Gaseous Mixtures by Gas Chromatography, is under development by Subcommittee D03.07 on Analysis of Chemical Composition of Gaseous Fuels, part of ASTM International Committee D03 on…

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