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PJ Valves (PJV), a UK-based manufacturer and supplier of valves to the global energy industry, has been awarded two valve supply contracts for floating, production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs).PJ Valves said on Wednesday that the contracts were awarded by “two major oil and gas operators” with a combined total worth of $3.5 million.The company will manufacture and supply the valves to projects located offshore Malaysia and the UK North Sea.According to the company, it will manufacture and deliver 2,000 ball valves, both manual and pneumatically actuated, to the project in Malaysia.All the valves will be manufactured in accordance with the project demands, and the operator’s offshore duplex requirements. The valves will be installed on the topside modules and used in a range of process applications including gas processing and treatment.In the UK North Sea, PJV will manufacture more than 150 forged steel gate, globe and check valves, in addition to ball valves, from its facilities in Italy.The products include specifications of up to 1,500lb pressure-class with Grayloc hub ends and will be manufactured in duplex and super duplex materials. PJV will also manage the DNV inspection process.
“We are asking them to tackle on a lot more, and juggle the problem of having [student cadets] excel in their academics and their ROTC tasks, but also to add on this extra program and really seeing how these students can take it and how they can manage their time with how much time they’re spending in the program,” Liew said. Smith believes the new VR simulation program has been beneficial for student cadets who hope to fly within the Air Force. Though she was able to practice flying a real, small plane over the summer, she said the new program gives students the opportunity to practice with the simulation. Between hours of classes and cadet training, sophomore aerospace engineering major Natalie Smith heads to the first floor of the Physical Education Building to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles. But Smith, a cadet in the Air Force ROTC, isn’t playing a video game — she’s training to fly a plane. As the program continues, Liew said AFROTC officials will monitor how students balance the program with their course load and mandatory trainings. Through VR simulations, cadets learn the basic controls for the T-6 Texan II, a training aircraft used in the Air Force, which gives them a better understanding of aircraft functions and system controls. Cadets can volunteer to participate in the training and complete it on their schedules. Sean Liew, a cadet vice wing commander in the program and a senior majoring in international relations, said it helps cadets save time. Wynans said the program encourages students to learn flying skills early without consequences since their performance isn’t graded. Since April, USC is the first and only college to offer the optional program based off of the Pilot Next Training the Air Force uses, which uses immersive training devices to teach cadets basic piloting skills that prepare them to fly before they step foot in a plane. “They can begin to familiarize themselves early on and start that learning with regard to, in this case, becoming a pilot in their collegiate career, so that when they go to the Air Force’s pilot training, they already have so many of those competencies in both flying skills and the knowledge and frankly the habits of mind to be able to… have the confidence to search those ambiguous environments, make sense of those ambiguous environments, learn from it and thrive in that training environment,” Wynans said. USC is the first university in the country to use Pilot Next Training program technology, which allows AFROTC cadets to practice flying skills with virtual reality simulations before they train in a plane. (Ada Toydemir | Daily Trojan) “It’s a lot of convenience in economics and saving time but also it’s in the comfort of the university where you can go to class, come here,fly for an hour, go home, go to the gym and come back right again,” Liew said. “The accessibility is a big part.” “Within the detachment, it’s very cool to have that integration with some actual flying, and it is something that I am very passionate about and the main reason why I am in this program as a whole,” Smith said. “It is also productive in the way that you’re learning, and it’s more hands-on learning than doing all the academic parts of the mechanics of flying.” The future of the program is still being determined, but Wynans said he hopes the program will continue because it helps cadets learn from various instructors and peers, just like they will at Air Force training. Smith encourages students to take advantage of the training because it will help them adjust to learning skills on a real plane. Lt. Cols. Olivia Nelson and Reid Wynans, who teach the aerospace studies courses, partnered with the VR program’s creators to pilot it at USC. The first graduates of the program completed their training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas. Wynans said using VR simulations will help cadets gain the skills and confidence they need to perform well at Air Force pilot training in the future. “Since a lot of the flying is muscle memory and instinct, you start to develop that earlier on, and have been exposed to all of this information before, to not only benefit yourself but help your teammates around you,” she said.
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Brett Hardcastle, Tumwater Automotive and Tumwater Auto SpaYour vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate safely and efficiently.Two of the primary fluids are motor oil and coolant (antifreeze).That’s why these two critical fluids are monitored on your instrument panel.Motor oil cools your engine, seals your engine from dirt, lubricates to prevent wear, and keeps impurities like moisture in suspension. If you lose your oil pressure you may only have a few seconds to shut your engine down before major damage occurs. Motor oils have additives that burn off with use, especially at high temperatures. Failure to change your oil in many vehicles causes sludge. Not maintaining your oil within your owner’s manual recommended limits can get expensive – very expensive!!!Your engine coolant, also known as anti-freeze, comes in at a very close second place in importance to your oil. If your engine overheats, turn off the engine before damage occurs. Your engine coolant plays a critical part in removing heat from your engine. There is enough heat in your engine cylinders to actually melt the metal in your engine. The only reason your engine does not melt down or seize up is because your coolant is so great at removing that heat quickly from critical areas. It is the job of your radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat to control and move this critical fluid properly so it can do its job the way the vehicle designers intended. Any flaw in this system can put you and your vehicle on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood.Failure to keep your coolant fresh and vital can be costly to your engine. Ask your shop the cost of a new or rebuilt engine and/or internal parts and you’ll find out about the saying,, “…ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”So, if you see your engine temperature gauge go up higher than it usually does, see the engine heat light come on or see other signs like steam from under the hood of your vehicle get it looked at right away. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call for help or a tow truck.Warm summer temperature damage can show up later in the cold of winter. Check your vehicle NOW for safe fall and winter driving. That includes new belts and hoses.We are prepared to help you!1. We will alert you to needed maintenance and repairs.2. We will listen to you and your car, using our trained knowledge, searching for the little things that soon grow to be big problems.3. We have the equipment to service today’s sophisticated vehicles.4. We have the years of experience, training and access to the information to avoid the inconveniences along the road.Just give us a call and trust us to treat you and your vehicle as part of the Tumwater Automotive family – a legacy of caring for others. We pick you up and take you back to work or home five days a week. And, we’re nice people too!Feel free to call us for advice. Many of your co-workers already do!Check out our websites at: www.tumwaterautomotive.com and www.tumwaterautospa.com Brett Hardcastle is the owner of Tumwater Automotive, located at 6020 Capitol Blvd. SE. Brett and his staff can be reached at (360) 943-9097, Mon-Fri – 7 am -5:30 pm, with free shuttle to and from home or work. Visit our Tumwater Auto Spa Car Wash next door to keep your vehicle looking good and running great—inside and out. The Spa is open daily Mon-Sat. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (winter hours).