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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: Do you need to brush up on the subject of actuators and controls? Could you use a handy reference guide that contains two dozen articles on all aspects of this critical equipment that helps control valves? Do you have new employees at your plant or facility that could benefit from this collection of articles? Take a look at the variety of topics covered in this 92-page, full-color, spiral bound collection Actuators & Controls, divided into four sections:


INSIDE THE BOX: An examination of discrete valve controllers, the "brains” behind automated valves.  

THE BENEFITS OF DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE: Valve diagnostic software can greatly improve a facility’s productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness  

GEARBOX SELECTION FOR MANUAL VALVE ACTUATION: There is no "one size fits all” formula for selecting the proper gearbox. Certain technical aspects require serious consideration.  

AUTOMATED VALVE PACKAGES: Advanced controllers have revolutionized automated valve packages by offering greater intelligence and diagnostic data than conventional methods.  

CHOOSING ACTUATORS: If you’re an industry newcomer, here’s what you need to learn before tackling actuator selection.  
WHEN ACCESSORIES BECOME NECESSITIES: The author describes the purpose of the various devices used in assembling automated valve packages.  


QUARTER-TURN PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS: TORQUE 101: Understanding valve and actuator torque characteristics helps assure better valve operation.  

AN INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTICS STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL POSITIONERS: A graded diagnostic strategy involves data being collected online in the positioner where it is evaluated to create on-board status alarms.  

DON’T OVERLOOK LINEAR ACTUATORS ON GATE VALVES: A linear actuator can be an effective automation solution for gate valves.  

SOLENOID PILOT VALVES FOR VALVE ACTUATION: Knowing the ins and outs of pilot valves will help users select the correct pilot valve construction for an application.  

ACTUATION UNDER THE SEA: Attention to detail is paramount to ensure subsea actuation is reliable in adverse environments.  

SPECIALIZED DESIGNS FOR PIPELINE VALVE ACTUATION: Oil and gas production in remote and inhospitable areas means actuators must be rugged, reliable and often specialized to meet the pipeline industry’s needs.  

EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN VALVES: OPTIONS FOR PARTIAL STROKE TESTING: The author describes a variety of options that can be used to test emergency shutdown valves.  

RACK & PINION ACTUATORS IN ON-OFF AND MODULATING CONTROL: These actuators are well-suited for modulating control applications as well as traditional on-off applications.  

SCOTCH YOKE ACTUATORS: CONVERTING LINEAR TO ROTARY MOTION: The author describes the scotch yoke mechanism, how and why it produces torque and the torque characteristics achieved.  


THE ACTUATOR CHOICE: TRADITIONAL OR HIGH TECH?: The right actuator for your system may not necessarily be the most sophisticated.  

HOW TO SELECT AN ELECTRIC ACTUATOR: Here is a list of questions to ask and points to consider when you’re selecting an electric motor actuator to automate a valve.  

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC ACTUATOR CONTROL: A primary advantage of electric actuators is the inherent flexibility of their controls.  

PRODUCING LINEAR OUTPUT WITH A ROTARY ELECTRIC ACTUATOR: This article addresses two different ways to achieve linear motion using electric-rotary actuators. 

APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CONTROL VALVE ACTUATORS: Electric control valve actuators may be preferred in certain applications, particularly where air as a power medium may cause problems.  


VALVE POSITION MONITORING AND SMART DISCRETE CONTROLS: The author describes the technological steps leading to the development of modern control transmitters.  

THINK DIGITAL FOR O&M SOLUTIONS: Any field device can be accessed via any host through any protocol.  

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY: Wireless has been proven to save money, provide reliability and show that our valves are in good health and operating at peak capacity.  

CONTROL SYSTEMS, CONTROLLERS & CONTROL VALVES: The author explains the difference between these often confused terms, which all fall under the category of "Controls.”

NOTE: For every 5 Actuator & Controls compilations you purchase, you will receive 1 free!
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