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Solving Control Valve Vibration Challenges

Posted in Final Control Element, Industrial IOT on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. One comment so far
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The production areas of many process manufacturing facilities can sometimes seem deafening. Some of this noise may be attributed to excessive vibration surround equipment such as control valves, piping and instrumentation. Emerson’s Adin Mann and Shawn Anderson have written a great Flow Control article, Analyzing Vibration in and Around Control Valves to look at the […]

Isolation Knife Gate Valve for Medium-Slurry Mining and Minerals Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Many manufacturing processes have challenging fluids flowing through their pipes and vessels. Mining and minerals have some of the most challenging with abrasive and corrosive solids in the flowing fluids. In a Valve magazine article, Challenges of Medium Density Slurry Service in Mining and Mineral Processing, Emerson’s Mike Gordon describes innovations in knife gate valve […]

Control Valves and IIoT

Posted in Final Control Element, Industrial IOT on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. One comment so far
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At the 2018 ARC Industry Forum, ARC Advisory Group’s Ralph Rio led a session, How OEMs improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT. The description for the session was: Using IIoT to monitor the equipment allows the OEM to identify an issue at their customer’s site before it affects the end user. Condition monitoring helps […]

Saving Project Timelines and Costs by Avoiding Control Valve Over-specification

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Control valves are a critical part of process manufacturing processes and require great care in selection and specification. But what if the specifications are too stringent impacting both cost and lead times? The costs and delays can have an impact on the overall performance of a capital project. In a Processing magazine article, How To […]

Planning and Tools for Successful Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Posted in Final Control Element on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. One comment so far
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No matter what you call them—shutdowns, turnarounds & outages (STO)—they are a time that manufacturers and producers must race the clock to repair and restore their production equipment to minimize financial losses from lost production. Valves are some of the critical assets that need to be checked and serviced. They touch the process directly and […]