The evolution of High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) has radically reduced the need for traditional mechanical relief devices and the level of flaring in oil and gas applications.Read more
Process and Control Valves
Process and Control Valves for Fluid Handling
Fluid handling valves are used for controlling the flow of liquids, gases and slurries in a pipe or other enclosure, as directed by a signal from a controller. Control valves enable the direct control of flow rates of fluids, therefore controlling process quantities such fluid level, temperature and pressure.
Control of the valves is by means of a movable element that opens, shuts, or (partially) obstructs an opening in a passageway. Fluid process valves are of seven main types: gate valves, globe valves, plug valves, needle valves, butterfly valves, spool valves and poppet valves. This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in fluid processing and control valves.
Articles about Process and Control Valves
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Modern process control valves offer a wide range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves on the market, it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application.Read more
Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner with Explosion-Proof Housing Provides Solution for Use with Natural Gas Applications
ControlAir LLC, a leading manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control products, today announced the expansion of the Type 2000 Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner Series to include worldwide safety approvals for use with natural gas when paired with the Type 950 Explosion-proof I/P Transducer.Read more
Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets for over a century, features Aeroflow High Performance Control Valves.Read more
For several years now, the processing industry has been increasingly looking for alternatives to pneumatic actuators.Read more
Valve Position Monitoring – Open Solutions for Easy Mounting in Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Locations
The latest generation of dual sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs monitors the valve position of valve actuators in a reliable and contactless way.Read more
The Bakken Region, home to one of the largest contiguous deposits of oil and natural gas in North America, is no stranger to extreme weather, easily dropping to sub-zero temperatures in winter and rising to over 100°F in the summer.Read more
WIKA’s new model IBF monoblock with flange enables the safe connection of pressure measuring instruments to critical processes, for example with natural gas or aggressive, highly viscous and crystalline media.Read more