Tag Archive: valve selection

Dec
15

How to Succeed – Part 6

The increased emphasis on minimizing leakage, energy use, and low cost bid has lead to increased process variability. The valve with the lowest leakage, pressure drop, and price tag often has deadband, rangeability, resolution, and sensitivity deficiencies leading to poor control creating continual oscillations even when there are no process upsets. The sustained equal amplitude …

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Dec
08

How to Succeed – Part 5

We continue this series with some helpful hints for control system design and implementation. This week and next week we look at control valve selection. There are a lot of misconceptions from sales pitches that lack an understanding of the need for a valve to have minimum backlash and maximum resolution and sensitivity. Most of this stems …

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