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Metering the Energy Boom

There’s no doubt about it- the North American oil and gas industry has been booming over the past year. As technology advances, it has become possible to discover large new fossil fuel deposits and extract them from places previously thought unreachable. This is especially true of the vast shale formations across the country, namely the Eagle Ford, Barnett, Bakken, and Marcellus shale plays, among many others. The Bakken formation, which lies underneath parts of North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan, has been very popular recently as it was discovered to hold vast quantities of shale oil and natural gas with estimates in the billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas.


DFT and Valve World 2013

DFT will be attending and exhibiting at the 2013 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. Valve World 2013, being held June 25-26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, is where DFT will be debuting two new products, the DFT GLC® NAB (nickel-aluminum bronze) and Excalibur® NAB Silent Check Valves.


Introducing Our New Doosan Puma VTS1620M

doosanMost manufacturers and businesses know how exciting it is to purchase a brand new machine (especially if it’s a Doosan!) Here at DFT, we are lucky enough to now have two of these impressive pieces of equipment. Our newest member of the family, a Doosan Puma VTS1620M, will enable us to machine and manufacture valves even better than before. This specific machine is a large vertical turning center with a RAM head spindle that will now provide us with high precision and high machining accuracy for the long-term. Our new Doosan will enable us to machine bigger and more precise valve orders. It’s highly productive and will increase our efficiency, which will shorten the turnaround time on your new valve!

The capability to cut ultra large and ultra heavy duty product with a high reliability rate is a game-changer for DFT Valves. Many manufacturers will tell you that this particular machine is worth its weight in gold. Large diameter valves will now be a breeze for us to machine in-house, reducing our turnaround times. You’ve come to expect high quality from us, and the Doosan Puma VTS1620M is known around the world for the highest quality machining.


Boiler Maintenance Season is Here!

That was one long winter. Many parts of the U.S. had snowfall into the last few weeks of April, and the below average temperatures are still lingering in some regions. As we slowly transition into spring and summer, many overused boilers, especially on university campuses and in commercial buildings, are ready for annual inspection and maintenance.