In a recent Oil & Gas Engineering article, Next-gen trim cuts rotary valve cavitation, Emerson’s Brandon Bell describes how additive manufacturing, based on 3D printing technology advancements, enabled the development and manufacturing of anti-cavitation trim for rotary valves.
References to the use of butterfly valves date back to James Watt, who: …made use of a butterfly valve in his steam engine, and the first Mercedes car built around 1901 introduced a butterfly valve in the fuel intake linked to the accelerator pedal. Wikipedia...
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