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Another generous donation!

Our training room is looking bountiful with your donations. They're truly an asset to our training courses. This week we would like to say a big thank you to Kevin Sullivan and QTRCO-SG (a Severn Glocon Group company) for the latest addition to our collection. We now have a QTRCO “Q series” pneumatic spring return actuator and QTRCO “F Series” pneumatic spring return actuator. ...

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Exporting opportunity - Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan - Water project equipment A local authority is looking to upgrade a water treatment plant and pumping station. The project needs the: - rehabilitation of a water treatment plant and first lift pumping station - supply of pipes for rehabilitation of water network - supply of flow meters and pressure control valves - supply of maintenance and laboratory equ...

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Exporting opportunity - Israel

Israel - Oil Valves A leading corporation has issued a tender for valves to be used in the oil industry. You must be able to supply: - valves which meet the design standard API 6D, API monogram - a 6 inch plug valve, 150, double block and bleed, rotork operated - a 20 inch gate valve, 150, Rotork operated You must: - have proven experience of supplying t...

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Updated guidance on offshore fire and explosion design

Updated information setting out good practice in designing against fire and explosions on offshore installations is published by Oil & Gas UK today (Thursday 29 March). Revisions to the document, developed by industry experts, will provide companies in the UK Continental Shelf with the most up to date good practice and guidance. Oil & Gas UK today said the framework is an important to...

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KBR Desktop - One of the Best Ever

On 22nd March, 26 BVAA members exhibited at KBR Leatherhead, and were rewarded with over 90 visitors, making it one of the best attended Desktops we’ve held in recent years! The event was busy throughout the day, and BVAA received lots of positive feedback on the quality of visitors, some of whom were also from KBR’s customer base. This was the third Desktop we’ve held this month, illu...

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BVAA's Spring Training

Only 3 weeks left until the start of our Spring Training. There are still spaces available on all the courses we're running: Introduction to Valves Introduction to Valve Actuators Safety Valves Control Valves Valves Advance Level Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) ATEX / PED Directives Prices start from £260 + VAT for members. ...

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Aberdeen Training

Last week we took three of our most popular courses on tour to Aberdeen and delivered training to 72 engineers. We are grateful to everyone at the new Emerson facility at Dyce for the warm welcome, administrative support and use of the training rooms and canteen. Attendees on the Introduction to Valves course were permitted access to the impressive Flow Lab and were able to see ...

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EDF Heysham Expo

BVAA’s BD Consultant Rob Boycott enthusiastically reports that this mini expo held last week attracted a whopping 600 attendees; mainly EDF employees, from the Mechanical and Electrical engineering sections, plus senior management personnel. Various enquiries for products were received, ditto BVAA Training courses, User Manual requests, interest in business links and all manner of memb...

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Future Leaders Cohort 3 at Severn

This week FLP3 had their first hosted day at Severn Glocon in Gloucester. Host Rob Harris got the group off to a flying start and has set the bar high for those following. A well-balanced day included an introduction to Severn Group, and three masterclasses on Project Management, Cryogenic and Surge Valves. This was interspersed with plenty of workshop time, witnessing actual product...

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Spring Conference - Bookings now open

16th - 17th May Formby Hall, Southport Following member feedback, we've stepped away from BVAA tradition and decided on a change of scenery for this years Spring Conference. That means a NEW Golf Course for you to have a swing at! If that wasn't exciting enough, we've got some excellent speakers in store, and of course, dinner & drinks. We'd be delighted to welcome y...

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