Taking place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 7-9 November 2006, Valve World 2006 according to the organisers promises to be a truly international platform where piping, valve and flow control professionals can update their knowledge of valve applications in a variety of industries.

This year will see the addition of extra floor space to accommodate the increasing number of companies wishing to exhibit and a show concept that has evolved into the leading educational and networking event for the valve industry. The lectures, workshops, expo, networking and socializing opportunities, are all coming together to create a real flow control experience with incredible opportunities for learning.

The Valve World Conference & Expo 2006 claims to be the only global leading educational and networking event for flow control professionals.

The conference programme will include paper presentations in parallel sessions, workshops and poster sessions, which will offer delegates the opportunity to discuss practical aspects of the applications of valves. The papers can be of all relevant kinds, e.g. overviews, case histories backed by supporting data, typical applications, new technologies, failure reports and service experience.

The Committee would like to emphasise its special interest in users\\$quot; experiences. The conference will be attended by valve professionals who are interested in technical solutions to problems, industry trends, strategies and regulatory compliance. The main conference topics will be: Fugitive emissions, Standardisation, Valve Selection for severe abrasive service, Maintenance and repair, Valves for high temperature/high pressure, Control Valves, Sealing Technology, Castings, Global valve manufacturing trends, Procurement strategies and e-commerce , Actuation. The major fields of application are: Chemical industry, Petrochemical/refinery, Offshore and Oil & Gas , Power generation, Pulp & Paper, Process industry .

For more details and information , please visit: www.valve-world.net/expo2006/index.asp