How to save costs when selecting process valve solutions

Your guide to configuring quarter turn actuators and process automation valves for optimum efficiency. 

 

By considering a few basic requirements of your application, you can easily find the right valve control solution to meet your process automation needs. 

 

Media
The media to be controlled will affect the material to be used in your quarter turn valve. For example, is a stainless steel ball valve or brass valve most suitable for your media.

 

Operating pressure
All valves are clearly pressure rated. Choosing the correct pressure rating can have significant cost and energy implications.

 

Actuator technology
There are 4 basic actuator types. How do you choose the right one?

 

Safety
Whether your application is safety critical or not will affect the type of actuator you should choose. Do you need double- or single-acting, and how do you decide?

 

Actuator materials
Several factors influence the choice of materials for quarter turn actuators. Will aluminium, stainless steel or epoxy-coated best suit your needs?

 

Air network pressure
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a higher- or lower-pressure compressed air network? How do you select the best actuator/valve combination for any given pressure?

 

Control
From a simple on/off function valves to a choice of modulating options for precise control of fluids or gases, it’s essential to select the correct control solution for your application.

 

Valve terminals
What could a valve terminal offer as a cost-effective alternative to Namur-mounted single solenoid valves?

 

Slow process valve movements
Can pneumatics and slow process valve movements ever be compatible? With a choice of options to control air flow, they can be.

 

Lubrication
Is lubrication still necessary for modern pneumatic systems?


Download our e-Book for the answers to all these questions, and to help you select the optimum valve control solution for your process automation needs.

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Process Automation ebook

Download our eBook for the answers to all these questions, and to help you select the optimum valve control solution for your process automation needs.