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Problems Managing Valves and Flow Control?

Valve World Americas 2017, June 8, 2017

If you're responsible for managing valves at your facility, don't miss the 2017 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference taking place June 20-21 in Houston, TX.  The Expo will bring together over 300 exhibitors from around the world to showcase their latest products and flow control solutions, and the best part is, the Expo is absolutely FREE to attend. Experienced technical and sales staff will be on hand from exhibitors to answer your questions, provide information, and to showcase their company, products and services.

Moreover, the event will also host a high quality conference program, featuring dozens of presentations covering a variety of valve-related topics that are essential to today’s valve market. There will be plenary presentations on a number of hot themes in the valve industry, including the future of shale gas and the outlook on the energy industry. For attendees looking to attain professional development hours, conference delegates will be awarded certificates of completion for participation. Certificates will be available for pick up during the event Closing Ceremony. The cost to attend the Conference portion of the event is $995, but a special discount was negotiated for the Inspectioneering community.

Use the code "INSPECT" for a 50% discount off of the registration fee.

A Note from Conference Chairman - Bill Patrick from The Dow Chemical Company

It is my pleasure to take up the role of Chairman for the 2017 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. As a member of the Steering Committee for a number of years, I am proud to participate in the organization of an event that I believe to be an outstanding platform and a great resource to the valve industry. The Valve World Americas Expo & Conference is an important event for people across a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, and power generation – among many others – to network, share knowledge and learn something new.

From my professional perspective the Valve World Americas Conference provides an opportunity for people from all sides of the flow control industry to come together to discuss experiences, share insights and work together to resolve common challenges. Sharing knowledge and networking between professionals is essential to gain benefits from the latest news within the industry and to help ignite and inspire interest in the industry.

It is more important than ever to bring together the community of end users, EPCs, consultants and valve manufacturers and distributors to discuss and learn about the latest news regarding fugitive emissions, material selection, new technological developments and so much more. The Valve World Americas Expo & Conference is an excellent arena for this. It provides an overview of the latest advances taking place while maintaining a strong application focus.

As an end user, one of my professional interests is inspiring young engineers to develop expertise in the area of valve technology. What aspects of valve technology have inspired our experts of today early in their careers? From my own experience, I believe this is where seasoned engineers can contribute greatly to improve the awareness of the challenges and inspire others to pursue this vocation to assure our capabilities into the future, so this is definitely one area that I would like to see on the table during the Conference.

What makes the Valve World Americas Conference so valuable is that it is a genuine open platform where everyone is welcome and encouraged to share their own experiences with valves, sealing, control valves, actuators, etc. If you have an idea or a topic that you would like to see discussed, please contact us. Consider presenting your work to your peers. Delivering a paper is not only hugely rewarding, but also a way to initiate discussion and help drive industry forward.

Along with the 2017 Valve World Americas Steering Committee, I look forward to presenting you with an informative yet practical conference program that will challenge you to learn more about the important role that valves play in numerous applications. I am looking forward to a great conference ahead and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Chairman.

See you at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2017 in Houston! 

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