Emerson Adds New Trim Sizes, Expanding Fisher® Valves Offering for Dirty Service High Pressure Applications | Automation.com

Emerson Adds New Trim Sizes, Expanding Fisher® Valves Offering for Dirty Service High Pressure Applications

May 012003
1", 1-1/2" & 4" Fisher NotchFlo™ DST control valve trim are added to Emerson’s cavitation package

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (April 17, 2003)--Emerson Process Management today introduced the 1", 1-1/2" & 4" trim sizes of their Fisher® NotchFlo™ DST control valve trim that prevents the cavitation and clearance-flow problems typical to high-pressure liquid applications within the power generation industry, in oilfield production use, and in refinery recirculation and letdown services. These sizes have been added to the existing 2" & 3" sizes, and completing the trim offering.

The NotchFlo DST control valve trim features a longitudinal flow path that incorporates a series of pressure staging notches. The notches achieve the required pressure drop while avoiding conditions that would cause cavitation and result in trim damage

The pressure staging design and separation of shutoff and throttling locations prevent high pressure drops from occurring at the trim seat when at low flow conditions. This avoids clearance flow erosion of the seat line, thereby extending the already long-term shutoff capability of the NotchFlo DST control valve trim.

As an added benefit, the relatively large flow passageway through the NotchFlo DST control valve trim design allows control of liquids with entrained solids. Flow rangeability is 50:1.

The NotchFlo DST control valve trim is pressure-balanced, which yields smoother operation and reduces actuator size requirements. The valve plug features a large-diameter stem for added rigidity against high-pressure conditions. NACE materials are available for corrosive applications.

NotchFlo trim and Fisher valves work with FIELDVUE® controllers to comprise the intelligent, digital field devices that power the PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to deliver asset management, process automation, and management execution. Further cost savings, increased plant availability, and enhanced safety and environmental compliance are achieved when the Fisher digital valves are integrated into the PlantWeb architecture.

For additional information, contact your local sales office and request Fisher product flyer D350946X012 and product bulletin 80.2:022.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. A division of Emerson, Fisher Controls International LLC (www.emersonprocess.com/fisher) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and application of final control systems. Fisher’s technology and innovation in process control play a key role in Emerson’s combining of superior products and technology with industry specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb®; Fisher®; Micro Motion®; Rosemount®; DeltaVTM; Ovation®; and AMS.

About Emerson

St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.

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