Lecture Series concerning “Flow characteristics and Performance of Safety Valves”

VKI is organising a Lecture Series concerning “Flow characteristics and Performance of Safety Valves” in September 9-11, 2013.

It could be interesting for several people that were present in the congress to attend it, please check



First pictures of the CEIR Congress 2013 available

pictures 2013

Do not hesitate to share yours with us.

Thank you !!

Thanks to all delegates who traveled from Europe and from the US to gather in Ghent.  Presentations and pictures will be published in the coming days.

Ms Van Marcke, CEO Van Marcke will be a panelist

We are extremely pleased to announce that Caroline Van Marcke, CEO of the Van Marcke group will participate in the panel on water labelling.

As a specialist wholesaler, Van Marcke distributes bathrooms, wellness units, kitchens, heating installations, plumbing and installation materials as well as sustainable solutions for heating and water. The company is a market leader in Belgium.  ( 1374 employees, 130 shops).

Ms Van Marcke will share with us her experience.

CEIR Congress 2013: Maite Serra’s view

“We are looking forward to attend this year 2013 Congress because it’s a great opportunity to review the advantages made in key schemes where we can share our different points of view of our members. Also there is an attractive programme with the speech of Mr. Minotti on water and energy savings and the workshop on efficiency and labeling.”

Maite Serra, Agrival (Spain)

Post from R.Donnell, Ideal Standard

The CEIR afternoon session offers its members a very interesting program. It gives a wide range of information about innovation processes considering the theoretical and practical approach. The guest speaker Mr David Minotti from the European commission will give insight into the upcoming new developments in Eco design for tap and showerheads. Also interesting to me is the stand point of the other stakeholders like wholesalers and traders related to this. It will help manufacturer to understand the different interests and sharing our knowledge of water and energy saving tab & shower heads with them.

Experimental study of two-phase flow induced by cavitation through a safety relief valve at inlet subcooled conditions

this is the title of the presentation by Jorge PINHO from the Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Dept. of the Von Karman Institute.

Join the Congress on 24 May afternoon to know more. The conference sessions on 24 May afternoon are open to everyone with an interest in taps and valves, and it is free of charge!