Posts Tagged ‘solenoid valve’

Differences Between Direct-Acting and Pilot-Operated Solenoid Valves

Posted in Fluid and Motion Control on Thursday, January 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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According to the Solenoid valve page on Wikipedia at the time this post was written, the invention of these devices dates back to 1910 by ASCO, now part of Emerson. Solenoid valves are electromechanical devices: …in which the solenoid uses an electric current to generate a magnetic field and thereby operate a mechanism which regulates […]

Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Manifold Engineering and Installation

Posted in Technologies on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines a solenoid valve as an: …electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid: in the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched on or off; in the case of a three-port valve, the outflow is switched between the two outlet ports. Multiple solenoid valves can […]

Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Installation, Commissioning and Operation

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, April 29th, 2016. No comments yet
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For many applications in the process manufacturing and production industries, solenoid valves are used to “shut off, release, dose, distribute or mix fluids.” Wikipedia defines a solenoid valve as: …an electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid: in the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched […]

Separate versus Integral Final Element Accessories Questions

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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A post from a few years ago, Separate Versus Integral Final Element Accessories in Safety Applications, continues to generate some good questions. I thought I’d make these questions and associated answers more visible in today’s post. Here’s the first question: I understood the whole description, But while calculating PFDavg, We will have to add the […]

Separate Versus Integral Final Element Accessories in Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Monday, October 21st, 2013. 10 comments so far
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Final elements such as safety shutdown valves, emergency isolation valves, blowdown valves, etc., in safety instrumented functions (SIFs) are equipped with various accessories such as digital valve controllers, solenoid valves (SOV), and volume boosters, to name a few. Emerson’s Riyaz Ali shared a draft of a paper he is developing about the different approaches with […]