Focus On : Valves, Actuators and Positioners

valves and actuators

Advances in control valves, valve actuators and positioners are changing the shape of industrial automation and control for plant engineers.

Examples include: a digital valve controller (electronic positioner) with automated diagnostics; and a wireless plug-in for accessing valve maintenance data even on plants running with older 420mA control systems. Then there are: new packings and seals, to reduce fugitive emissions; improved valve trims, for plant noise reduction and increased valve life; and valve controllers with contactless feedback, cutting out mechanical actuator linkages and, again, improving maintenance-free control valve life expectancy.

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20/09/2021 TLV upgrades Cospect valve The three-in-one Cospect pressure reducing valve from TLV Euro Engineering ... » Read More

25/08/2021 PCE Scotland: Yokogawa partner PCE Scotland has become a Yokogawa UK channel partner for instrumentation. ... » Read More

14/07/2021 Severn Glocon/ValvTechnologies Severn Glocon and ValvTechnologies, which specialise in innovative, ... » Read More
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07/08/2013 Taking control Control valves – and specifically their actuator and positioner systems – ... » Read More

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