Thursday, December 31, 2015

Process Control Valves: The Basics

cashco control valve
Control Valve (courtesy of Cashco)
Industrial control valve design and operation are very important to understand if you work as a process engineer, a plant maintenance person, or if you design process control loops.

Control valves are used extensively in power plants, pulp and paper mills, chemical manufacturing, petro-chemical processing, HVAC and steam distribution systems.

There are many types, manufacturers, body styles, and specialized features, but the they all share some basics operating principles. The video below explains components, operation, and fundamentals.

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