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Monitoring Control Valves with Remote Expertise

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. One comment so far
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An ARC Advisory group study highlighted that “The global process industry loses $20 billion, or five percent of annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost 80 percent of these losses are preventable…” Key components in controlling a process are the control valves, which directly touch the process. As such, […]

Listening for Leaky Valve Seats

Posted in Final Control Element, Technologies on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. No comments yet
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Control valves are the workhorses of process automation. They touch the process and execute the control strategy coming from the automation system. Any valve seat leakage can impact the level of control and lead to safety issues, unplanned downtime, quality issues, increased maintenance costs, and more. To avoid seat leakage, control valves typically have been […]

Detecting Valve Seat Leaks

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Final Control Element on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 5 comments so far
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The devices that touch your process such as control valves, measurement instrumentation, and analyzers have tremendous impact on the ability to control the process efficiently. Even the best control and advanced control strategies can’t do what they are designed to do if the input measurements are inaccurate or the control valves are not responding as […]