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Valves Used in the Chemical Industry

Valves are critical components in the chemical industry as they perform several functions. Not only do they deliver precise control and dosing, they also monitor pressure, protect other equipment, and must be compatible with the flow media.

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Emergency Shutdown Valve

Emergency Shutdown Valve An emergency shutdown valve, frequently referred to as a safety shutdown valve, quickly halts fluid flow in an emergency or potentially hazardous

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Direct Acting vs Reverse Acting Actuator

Direct Acting vs Reverse Acting Actuator Actuators perform important functions in valves, especially control valves. Common operations performed include fully opening, fully closing, and providing

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Automated Valves

Automated valves do not require manual efforts for their operation. Rather, they possess an actuator and control system that automatically performs the opening, closing, and regulation of the valve. Benefits of this system include increase in efficiency and operator safety. In this article, we review how automated valves work, as well as the functioning of automated gate, globe, and butterfly valves.

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Stainless Steel Valves

Stainless steel valves are one of the most common types because they offer great durability at a relatively low cost. Learn more about stainless steel valves and compare them vs other valve materials.

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Functions of a Check Valve

A check valve is common in control applications to ensure that the flow of liquid or gas is in only one direction. Learn the functions of a check valve in industry, its application in various types of systems, and functionality vs a non-return valve.

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CV of Valves

CV of Valves The CV of valves refers to their flow coefficient and provides one of the important parameters when selecting a valve for an

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Ball Valves vs. Globe Valves

Ball Valves vs. Globe Valves Valves are mechanical or electro-mechanical devices commonly found in a myriad of industrial processes, manufacturing, and maintenance operations.   These devices

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Gate Valve Components

Gate Valve Components A gate valve is typically used in industrial settings to completely restrict flow, or to fully allow flow when it is in

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Fugitive Emission Valves

Fugitive Emission Valves Fugitive emission valves have been qualified according to industry standards against the leakage or unintentional release of vapor or gasses. The use

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API Monograms

NEWS & RESOURCES SEPTEMBER 08, 2021 API Monograms API has a monogram program: API does monograms for API 600, API 602, and API 594.As of

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Killed Steel

NEWS & RESOURCES AUGUST 17, 2021 Killed Steel Killed steel, sometimes called deoxidized steel, is steel that has been entirely deoxidized by adding an agent before

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Class Seat Leakage

NEWS & RESOURCES FEBRUARY 10, 2021 Class Seat Leakage HYDRO TESTING – CLASS I to IVCLASS SEAT LEAKAGEThe term “Class” seat leakage comes from ANSI /

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Bypass and Equalizer Combination

NEWS & RESOURCES FEBRUARY 10, 2021 Bypass and Equalizer Combination The 3-line bypass and equalizer combination pictured above allows the end user to achieve a variety

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