Six Helpful Online Valve Resources

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by
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Finding information about valves can be overwhelming or confusing, especially to beginners. When researching a valve for your application, it’s important to know what you’re looking at so you are able to make the best purchasing decision possible. Since the internet is filled with a variety of sources related to valves, it’s sometimes hard to narrow these sources down. Thanks to Flow Control Network, we are bringing you the six best online resources for valves. 

Open-Source Valve Textbook

The Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls Open Textbook, is built and contributed to by students from the …
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Arctic Drilling: Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?

Posted on December 30th, 2014 by
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Offshore shelf drilling operations in the Arctic Circle has become increasingly attractive to many oil and gas companies and investors. It is common knowledge that as crude oil prices continue to rise, cheaper alternatives must be explored and tested to eventually replace or reinforce our energy supply. These alternatives will include solar panels and wind turbines however, many companies are choosing to explore new oil reserves previously deemed uneconomical. One of the reserves being most seriously considered is, of course, the Arctic. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated in 2008 that the Arctic contained close to 412 billion …
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A New Regulatory and Environmental Hurdle: Noise in Marine Environments

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by
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The Newest Environmental Concern in the Marine World

With all the new regulations coming into effect at the beginning of 2015, the focus has been mainly on harmful emissions released into the air or sea that could harm both marine and human life. However, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment has been looking into noise level limits for machinery spaces, control rooms, work-ships, cargo blocks and accommodation spaces. It has been common knowledge for quite some time now that noise pollution can severely affect a variety of marine species. Additionally, they have found that noise …
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