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Sizing Actuators: It’s All about Communication

vmfall12 actuatorsThe key to successful sizing or selection of the right valve actuator for a job is communication. That communication occurs between the specifier of the automated valve, the valve supplier and the actuator supplier. The selection process itself is straightforward—actuator manufacturers publish selection or technical data charts. The task of the person who is sizing or selecting consists of comparing the project’s valve actuation requirements against the actuator manufacturer’s published data.

Solar-powered Valve Actuation: An Update


The use of solar power in industrial and municipal valve actuator applications goes back several decades; however, technological advances in solar power efficiency and storage mean that today, it has become a practical, dependable alternative for many isolated locations.

The Human Factor in Valve Operation


Worker safety, efficiency and the cost of operations, and most recently, new methods of control, are key focal points in operating valves. One factor that affects all areas is the role and level of human involvement in the processes.



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