The Pulse of the Post-Recession Valve Industry

Challenges spur new opportunities for today's valve manufacturers

The burgeoning economies of the non-OECD countries will continue to expand at a historically high, if temporarily reduced, pace. Their requirement for larger size equipment with higher performance ratings is posting significant engineering, design, production, and supply chain hurdles that will require extraordinary expertise and a good deal of innovation.

One of several obstacles facing the valve industry is the steady decrease of engineering applications expertise throughout the industry--from the manufacturer to the contractor and at the end user's plant. The training of a new cadre of flow control engineers and technicians to specify and maintain equipment will be needed in addition to new specialized software and programs, allowing users of valve technology to correctly and effectively apply and specify equipment despite their inexperience.

Flowserve Vice President of R&D Eric van Gemeren discusses The Pulse of the Post-Recession Valve Industry in a Q&A with Flow Control Magazine. Read the entire Q&A article here.