• M Press
  • Borusan
  • Comer
  • Fastclamp
  • Genebre
  • Mech
  • ShurJoint
  • Cayirova Boru
  • TLV

Northern Powerhouse or the Southern Status Quo

The Northern Powerhouse was a phrase coined by David Cameron’s Conservative Government to announce new measures; to redress the balance between the prosperous South East and the poor relation in the North of England. This same campaign was enthusiasticNorthern Powerhouse ally supported by the then Chancellor George Osborne; and it seemed to be aimed very much at Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.

Part of the Northern Powerhouse campaign was the introduction of a Mayor for Greater Manchester. Someone who would have the power over large budgets for the City and the surrounding area. The Mayor of Manchester in the original proposal would have £3.4Bn in finances for growth, a £70m targeted schools budget and £13Bn for transport infrastructure.

We are presently in the honeymoon period for the Manchester area’s Northern Powerhouse dream; and are in the hands of the Labour Mayor Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham’s leadership experience is limited to his short time in roles as Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport and Secretary of State for Health under Gordon Brown. Following his failed bid to become leader of the Labour Party he set his sights firmly on the position of Manchester Mayor and won with a significant majority, unsurprisingly. An absolute must for him is to lead the way and fly the flag for the Northern Powerhouse.

Read More »

Corrugator Steam Systems Effieciency is Key

We have worked on a few sites with corrugator steam systems over the past 28 years and over this period we have learned a great deal. Our first customer back in 1989 was Dolan Corrugated Containers Ltd and this was our first involvement in supplying pipework, valves and fittings on a major steam installation. In the early 1990s this business installed their new corrugator and so began our association with corrugator steam systems.

Corrugator Steam Systems

The following blog will explore our interest and increased knowledge of the workings of corrugator steam systems; and I hope that those that take the time to read it will consider our business as a potential supplier of steam system products now and in the future. For those having a cursory glance at this post, contact our technical sales team for more information.

Read More »

Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings Explore the possibilities.

Bargain Basement or Quality Assured?

Malleable iron pipe fittings come in many shapes and sizes and the decision you make when purchasing for your next project is easy, isn’t it? Or maybe it isn’t as easy as you think. When an installation is completed or priced by your chosen contractor, what are they installing on your site? Are you getting Kite Marked approved malleable iron pipe fittings or bargain basement product that might let you down in the future. Our latest Blog explores the difference between Kite Marked and bargain basement products.

Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

Read More »

Budget Steam Traps, Will They Save You Money?

Purchasing the right steam trap can be a bit of a minefield as there are so many types and manufacturers available. Budget steam traps can look very attractive as they are often a great deal cheaper than the high-quality equivalents; In this latest Blog under process steam we will look at what you really save purchasing budget steam traps. If for any reason, you haven’t the time to read this Blog please contact our technical sales team; alternatively click read more to continue.

Budget Steam Traps

Read More »

Two Phase Flow and Magnets for Gas

I am going to do my very best in this Blog not to come across as a cynic when looking at how products for process steam are sold. One of the phrases I hear from customers who have had presentations on some types of condense removal devices, is two phase flow. For those that aren’t fully aware of what two phase flow is, it is in fact a liquid and a gas flowing within the same pipework system. In the case of process steam it is what is a key element of sizing a condense return system and is also known as multiphase flow. The fact that two phase flow occurs within a steam system has been used to sell products that are a pipe or disc with a hole in it and are competing with steam trap technology that is tried and tested and in most cases has improved over the last 50 years.

Two Phase Flow

Read More »

Steam Heat Exchangers Energy Efficient

Steam heat exchangers in their various forms offer an energy efficient solutions to many process issues; whatever the medium you are heating, the right solution can be found. Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd we have worked for nearly two decades with new and existing plant. So, whether you require a new system to achieve production goals or to improve the efficiency of existing equipment, we can find the right solution. For further information on steam heat exchangers please continue reading this latest Blog or contact our technical sales team.

Steam Heat Exchangers

Read More »

Steam System How Efficient is Yours?

Steam System The question is simple enough and the answer or answers are easily seen if you know what you are looking for. Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd are one of the region’s leading steam system specialist suppliers. We work with businesses that have large and small steam systems, many of these businesses have efficient steam boilers feeding an efficient steam system. In some cases if not many cases this is down to their relationship with our business and the steam system contractors we work with. If you would like to explore how we can improve your steam system, please contact our sales team or click read more to read more of this Blog.






Read More »

British Steam Specialists United Kingdom

The twentieth century saw the beginning of the decline in the wider use of process steam in the United Kingdom; and with that, the decline of knowledge across the pipeline industry. British steam specialists are few and far between in the UK these days and the basic undBritish Steam Specialistserstanding of process steam systems required by the pipeline industry is lacking. Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com our knowledge of process steam systems is being sort by businesses the length and breadth of the UK. Only in the last few weeks we were contacted by a business in Aberdeen for assistance they could not find amongst their local suppliers. Through our office or online business, we offer assistance to solve issues on process steam systems; for more information on all we can do for your business please contact our sales team or click read more to continue reading this Blog.

Read More »

Galvanised Handrail Installations Fastclamp

Is yours of the right quality

Galvanised Handrail Installations

Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com we have a long association with Fastclamp products; ensuring our business offers the right quality product for galvanised handrail installations. We also know that when we have supplied the tube and the fittings, the completed works will stand up to scrutiny. The reason for this confidence is down to the fact that when we offer galvanised stock tube to BS EN 10255:2004 we are certain of the quality. The vast majority of galvanised tube BS EN 10255:2004 we offer is manufactured in Europe by Borusan Mannesmann or Cayirova Boru San. These two leading manufacturers offer high quality traceable product for use on galvanised handrail installations and in fact any suitable quality pipeline installation. The question you have to ask is; how was my installation completed at the price I paid. This is especially true if you happen to be in the public sector where adherence to quality standards should be the watchword. For more information on quality handrail installations, and why we ask the question in the title, please click read more or contact our sales team.

Read More »

Stainless Steel Press Fittings Besseges (VTF) Ltd

Stainless steel press fittings and the associated pipe and valves are available from your favourite pipeline supplier. Here at Besseges we can now offer larger bore systems in this product range. M-Press stainless steel press fittings are now available 125mm (5”) and 150mm (6”) sizes for   those bigger installations; we can also provide the tools to install these sizes.

Stainless Steel Press Fittings

The Nova Press XL press tool has the power to complete press installations for 141mm and 168mm OD tube. For more information on all we can offer in M-Profile stainless steel press fittings take the time to read this latest Blog post; or contact a member of our knowledgeable sales team to discuss your next project. Read More »