FEATURED ARTICLESin Valves & Pumps
Part II: An Insider’s Guide to Control Valves & Process Variability
By John Monsen
For good control, a valve is required that has its flow characteristic selected to match the process, is properly...
Head Off Hassles During Startup
By Amin Almasi
Commissioning and startup involve very special types of work that require very specific skills. This expertise...
Tackling Valve Misalignment Problems
Pipeline & Gas Journal
By Eric Lauber, Matrix Technologies,
Valve misalignments are a real issue in the petrochemical industry where...
Intelligent Pumps Evolve with Smart VFDs and Connectivity
By Amy W. Richardson
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have been brought into play to replace control valves, and are particularly...
NEWSin Valves & Pumps
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- ISA conference to be held in Abu Dhabi
- Rotork promotes two executives
- Oil & Gas Pump Market to reach $14 billion by 2020
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- Flowserve Water Pumps Meet New Energy Standards in Europe
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- Nordson signs Japanese distributor
PRODUCT NEWSin Valves & Pumps
AURA announces EXD series automatic gas switchover system
EXD switches between two high-pressure gas sources to enable uninterrupted supply of carrier and calibration gas.
Festo Releases DSBG Large Diameter Pneumatic Cylinders
ISO 15552 DSBG large cylinders are offered in 160 and 200mm sizes, and deliver 2,700 and 4,200 pounds of force respectively.
Emerson introduces Fisher 8590 butterfly valve
Several dynamic disk seals are available in the 8590 to meet temperature conditions that range from low-to-moderate up to 538°C (1000° F).
MEDIAin Valves & Pumps
RESOURCESin Valves & Pumps
The Sixth Edition is available in print, digital and app formats
ASCO Flow Calculator enables customers to quickly calculate flow for a valve or determine the Cv needed to properly size a valve.
Metso opened valve service centers in Horgau, Germany and Vitrolles, France.
WHITE PAPERSin Valves & Pumps
Is your current dispense valve system giving you accurate deposits with minimal maintenance— or are you applying inconsistent amounts...
Proportional valve technology is an interesting alternative for closed-loop control of inert gases in process automation. It achieves the...
By Don Lundberg, FCI
Nothing damages a pump faster than the build-up of heat from dry running conditions. When there’s no liquid to provide...
CASE STUDIESin Valves & Pumps
Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that...
The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.
Pumps & Systems
The BP Whiting refinery had 1947 vintage Ingersoll-Rand, 3BEV, two-stage horizontally split pumps. They used reverse engineering...
EVENTSin Valves & Pumps
The agenda for this event is largely developed by customers, for customers with opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. Join us as we discuss trends and new technologies impacting the automation industry.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.
The WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water; the collection and treatment of wastewater; and the management of stormwater.