BONOMI UK INTRODUCES NEW DIRECT MOUNT INDUSTRIAL WAFER BALL VALVE PACKAGES

Bonomi’s new 723/724 direct mount valve body uses less steel which reduces the cost of the valve. The valve’s low torque design allows for the use of smaller, more compact actuators, saving space within the system while reducing costs.

 Plant engineers and skid system manufacturers are constantly searching for ways to make their systems more compact, lighter, more efficient and more economical. Bonomi direct mount ASME/ANSI Class 150 wafer ball valves and valve packages meet these needs and more.

The new 723/724 direct mount valve body uses less steel which means a lower cost per valve than other wafers on the market. The valve’s low torque design allows for the use of smaller, more compact and efficient actuators. This saves space within the system while reducing materials, such as pipe supports, and labour costs. They are available in stainless or carbon steel.

The standard full-port ball provides the most efficient media flow, far superior to butterfly valves. There is almost no pressure loss as the interior dimensions of the valve are equal to the interior dimensions of the pipe with no obstructions.

The 723/724 series is also available in 30-60°, 60° and 90° V-port configurations. Direct mount valves come in pneumatic and electric actuated packages and in “deadman” spring return handle assemblies.

Bonomi’s Valbia-brand actuators are made at the company’s own manufacturing facilities in Italy. Bonomi actuators and valves are made to work together, giving buyers better performance and single-source accountability when choosing automated valve packages.

THOM BRINGS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO NEW BONOMI ROLE

Leading valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) Ltd has appointed Thom Shannon to reinforce its customer focus across the UK process and industrial markets.

Supporting several key strategic accounts, Thom will have a regional and national remit with responsibility for developing Bonomi’s presence with OEMs, end-users, contractors and within distribution channels.

Thom has vast experience in the process automation field, having in the past worked for some of the industry’s largest global players, developing extensive knowledge of the valve marketplace over the last twenty years.

His experience working with customers has involved many different industrial processes, covering both automation and fluid control, including food production, oil & gas, utilities, mineral & aggregates, chemical and petrochemical along with more niche applications such as life science, medical, composites, F1 and aerospace.

Comments Thom: “In my new role with Bonomi I will also be involved in new business generation as Bonomi’s fast expanding range offers plenty of scope for significant expansion across many industries.”

He continues: “I will also be working with other parts of The Fluid Power Centre Group of companies when providing solutions to our customers.”

Outside of work Thom is a keen on and off-road motorcyclist, cyclist and walker, hobbies he is well situated to pursue from his home in the Derbyshire Peak District.

BS EN 14432 CERTIFICATION FOR BONOMI BALL VALVES

Bonomi UK has gained BS EN 14432 certification for PN 16 stainless steel valves of the compact Wafer type 720025 series and Split-Body series 760000.

The accreditation certifies the ball valves for loading and unloading potentially dangerous chemical products from tanks installed on road and rail vehicles. The standard is also applicable to liquified gases, including LPG.

The development further enhances Bonomi UK’s portfolio of products developed specifically for commercial vehicles operating in often harsh and demanding working environments. The accredited valves are manufactured by Bonomi Group company Valpres, who are renowned for steel and special alloy Control Ball Valves that are especially suited for use in industrial and Oil & Gas markets.

The accreditation was achieved thanks to the close working relationship that exists between Valpres and Bonomi UK, who share a common goal towards satisfying the most stringent production and product performance standards.

BONOMI UK LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND DIGITAL CATALOGUE

Bonomi UK has launched a total redesign of its website (www.bonomi.co.uk), also incorporating a digital version of its fully updated product catalogue. The new site separates the company’s vast and rapidly expanding range of products into 6 categories: Process Valves, Brass Valves & Regulators, Actuators & Actuated Valves, Hydraulic Components, Oil & Gas and an overview of subsidiary company Ultravalve, in order to help visitors quickly navigate to the appropriate section.

Forward-thinking design means that the site can be easily updated to reflect latest developments, company news and product information. Availability of a comprehensive library of technical literature and easily downloadable data sheets, along with an online chat facility, offers customers useful support and guidance during their online product selection.

The new website is also home to the new digital version of Bonomi UK’s Process Valves & Actuators Catalogue. Improvements to the catalogue’s layout include dividing its contents in to 17 clear sections for ease of navigation, with an alphanumeric part number index for easy referencing.

Amongst many new catalogue additions is a section dedicated to electrically actuated valves complete with actuators with aluminium enclosures. Other new products include additional WRAS approved ball valves, full bore PN16 & ANSI 150 ball valves with ISO direct mount (in stainless steel and carbon steel), DVGW gas approved split body PN40 ball valves and new hygienic butterfly and ball valves.

BONOMI’S API 608 FLOATING BALL VALVE BOASTS COVETED NORSOK APPROVAL AND UK STOCKS

Bonomi’s Valpres API 608 Floating Ball Valve range has achieved the high standard demanded by NORSOK; the Norwegian petroleum industry’s benchmark endorsement for superior safety and performance.

Developed to offer outstanding performance in extreme environments, the NORSOK approved API 608 exceeds the requirements set by ASME B16.34, offering a superior level of reliability for the rigorous requirements of the petrochemical, power, oil & gas and water treatment markets.

Bonomi offers a large UK stock holding of this versatile valve which is available in a wide range of sizes from ½” to 6” (Class 150 and Class 300) and ½” to 2” (Class 600) and can often be supplied on a next day – or even same day – delivery basis.

Reduced bore is also an option in sizes of 2” or above. Side entry constructed, with a two-piece bolted body, the ball valves operate in a temperature range of -196°C to 420°C. A352 LCB/A351, CF8M and super-duplex stainless steel models are available ex-stock with a wide range of alternative materials made to order, including nickel alloy, low alloy CS, titanium and various stainless steels.

The API 608 range incorporates a number of useful features including increased thickness and oversized driving train. These characteristics, together with construction from high performance materials, make the valve ideal for severe and demanding environments and particularly reliable in actuation applications.

With a fire safe design meeting API 607, ISO 10497 and API 6FA standards, the range is available with various extensions including extended stem, extended bonnet for high temperatures and extended bonnet for low temperatures, whilst also offering soft and metal seat options.

YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM MEETS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN LATEST BONOMI RECRUITS

Two new recruits are bringing a winning combination of youth and experience to the expanding team at leading valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) Ltd.

James Derrick has been appointed to the role of Digital Marketing Assistant to help enhance and grow the company’s online presence. After initially studying Mechanical Engineering, James’s increasing interest in online marketing led him to forge a career in this direction. His original engineering experience combined with his online marketing skills, giving him an excellent grounding in both disciplines. James is currently heavily involved in the development of the company’s new website.

Away from work, Birmingham-based James enjoys Club 100 Kart Racing and Squash.

Also joining the Bonomi fold and with over four decades experience selling valves and actuators, Bob Buckley has a wealth of knowledge to bring to his new role supporting customers across the north of England and Scotland.

Says Bob: “Before joining Bonomi I didn’t appreciate quite how extensive a range of products it supplies and I’m now enjoying spreading the word about Bonomi’s great offering.”

In his spare time Warrington-based Bob enjoys cooking and following Manchester United. He is also kept busy attempting to reassemble his long-disbanded record collection in its original vinyl format.

BONOMI EXPANDS COLOUR CODED COUPLINGS RANGE

Bonomi (UK) Ltd has extended its range of DNP couplings with colour coded identification rings, making them available over a much wider selection.

Using colour coded rings eliminates the need to paint couplings for identification purposes, whilst also ensuring safe and accurate first-time connection and the avoidance of assembly mistakes.

Steel screw couplings are now available with identification rings in a wide variety of shades, giving customers the option to choose their own colours.

Recent additions to the colour coded range include PPV3 agricultural push/pull and PVV3 screw to connect couplings, complementing the established DNP flat face couplings range that Bonomi supply in the UK.

BONOMI UK CELEBRATES A DECADE OF HYDRAULIC COMPONENT SUPPLY

Bonomi UK Ltd is celebrating the anniversary of its acquisition of Prolasa; marking its tenth year as a major UK supplier of hydraulic components.

Over the last decade Bonomi has steadily expanded its portfolio, to offer a comprehensive range of hydraulic components in addition to process valves and actuators.

Hydraulic couplings, high pressure ball valves, flow control valves and check valves are amongst the products in its extensive range, backed by Bonomi’s wealth of UK based technical expertise which is always available to customers requiring guidance.

With huge stock holdings and the majority of its products available for same day despatch, Bonomi’s hydraulic industry customers have learned to depend upon the quality and reliability of its European-sourced range.

Comments Bonomi’s UK sales director Jason Hill: “In the ten years since we entered the market we have made great strides to become a major UK source of high quality hydraulic components.

“Unlike some other suppliers in the marketplace, all our products are carefully sourced from Europe-based manufacturers who share our high-performance standards and do not compromise on quality over cost.

“The fact that we do not operate a minimum order value means that we can satisfy our client’s requirements even when they are placing very small orders or just looking for individual products.”

Bonomi has produced a dedicated Hydraulic Components catalogue giving an overview of the range, which is available on request.

BONOMI UK INVESTMENT PAYS DIVIDENDS

The investment made by Bonomi (UK) Ltd 18 months ago in a new purpose-designed 360m2 storage and actuation facility is thriving, with the company experiencing a significant increase in actuated valve sales.

The valve and actuator specialist’s decision to expand, came in response to a rise in demand for its actuated valve service. This in turn prompted a requirement for additional warehousing capacity, enabling Bonomi to maintain the rapid delivery service for which it is renowned.

The extra capacity provided by the expansion, combined with space vacated at The Fluid Power Centre where the majority of Bonomi’s stock was previously held, is also providing peace of mind for customers in the current market, by allowing the company to maintain a 30% greater stock holding as part of its pre-BREXIT preparations.

The additional space has also enabled a broader range of products to be stocked in the UK, including oil & gas valves from Bonomi’s Valpres division, as well as products from other suppliers that complement its existing ranges.

The increased stock handling capacity is further enhanced by Bonomi’s wide-ranging and knowledgeable UK based technical support.

BONOMI EXPANDS RANGE OF CONTROL BALL VALVES

Bonomi has experienced rapid growth in recent years, most notably through the expansion of its group company Valpres, that now offers an extensive portfolio of Control Ball Valves suitable for use in the Oil & Gas sector.

This expansion has prompted Bonomi to establish its own specialist Oil & Gas division, dedicated to meeting the precise needs of contractors operating in this and other industrial sectors, where harsh and demanding working environments exist.

Valpres has an impressive pedigree in ball valve production and development; manufacturing its first valves more than 40 years ago. Today’s Control Ball Valve range is designed to meet the rigorous and ever-changing demands of the expanding Oil & Gas sector. High capacity, combines with large rangeability and the potential for expansion, providing a highly versatile solution. Small footprint units take account of space limitations, whilst low emissions are also a primary focus in product development.

Available in bolted body or welded body designs, the valves come in a range of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex and nickel alloy and sizes ranging from 1½” to 42”. Pressure rating ranges from 150 to 2500.

Since their introduction, Valpres’s patented Rotary Control Valves have been an outstanding success, representing a new and highly effective approach to controlling captivation and reducing aerodynamic noise.

Multistage cage control valve principles have been introduced in rotary motion devices: A Liquid Service Trim (VP1-L), operational in a temperature range between -196°C and 450°C is suitable for use in conjunction with liquids, pulp and lube oils. The trims’ self-cleaning design means that any particle or debris build up is released downstream. Pressure Drop Staging is available in up to 5 stages; splitting the pressure drop in multiple stages to retain minimum pressure above vapour pressure and avoid cavitation, thereby creating a fluid path with sectional changes to lose kinetic energy.

Gas Service Trims (VP1-G & VP2-G), operational in temperatures up to 450°C, are suitable for gasses and steam applications and also have a self-cleaning design. Possible particles or debris are released downstream by way of the differential pressure generated across plates, creating a suction effect that cleans the hole plates. Pressure Drop Staging in up to 5 stages is available to control and contain velocity, with a side expansion hole to reduce gas velocity.

Trim for bi-directional flow control applications is also available along with customisable trim for severe service applications.

All Valpres’ trims have undergone extensive Flow Loop Testing at the Politecnico of Milan test facility, to offer full validation of their CFD analysis, giving customers total reassurance of their high quality.