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
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
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
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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 its K-Max Eccentric Plug Rotary Control Valve, one of the most versatile and robust valves of its type, and an improvement on the performance and durability of traditional rotary control valves.Read more
Investing in high-quality process control valves have several operational advantages, including an extended service life. However, when just the valve actuators reach the end of their service life, the options can be limited, especially when the OEM parts are obsolete.Read more
In the power production or oil and gas industries, centrifugal pumps for fire protection or condensate systems and other large pumps are critical to operations.Read more
Steam is not only a supplier of energy, but is also an important source of energy for a wide variety of processes for all operators of thermal systems such as producers of sugar or paper.Read more
CIRCOR International, a worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets for over a century, features high-quality R.G. Laurence on/off control valves for applications demanding rapid opening and sealed closure.Read more
RTK®, a CIRCOR International brand, and an international leader in the design and manufacture of control valves and actuators, introduces the REflex Quick Change Seat Control Valve with REact 30 DC-PoP smart actuator, a flexible all-in-one solution for noise reduction and high pressure drop applications.Read more
Clarke Valve and Curtiss-Wright Corporation First to Meet U.S. Department of Defense Valve Specification MIL-DTL-3263
While the specification is brand-agnostic, per Department of Defense guidelines, the Shutter Valve™ is the only valve on the market that can currently meet this combination of key attributes for the U.S. Navy’s goals to reduce weight and increase efficiency as part of their fleet modernization program.Read more