The FlexiDrive remote valve actuator from U.K.’s Smith Flow Control has been in the market for more than a decade. However, new European safety regulations are leading to a surge of installations for the cable-driven actuator.
Plant engineers and project managers know a well-crafted commissioning plan, created in tandem with instrumentation equipment suppliers and installation contractors, is their ally in getting a system up and running on time. Here is a template to craft that plan.
The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) three years ago provided the U.S. Food & Drug Administration with powerful rules to further safeguard the nation’s food supply. As a … [Read More...]
There are pros and cons to both pneumatic and electric actuators for valve operation. For pinch valve applications, the price break point is around the 8-in size. For valves from ½ to 6 in, pneumatic … [Read More...]
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The two main technologies used today in the design of combustible gas safety monitoring systems are infrared gas detection and catalytic bead gas detection. Both technologies reliably detect gas at or … [Read More...]
As energy costs and competition rise, putting pressure on margins and profitability, energy efficiency in plant operations is even more important now than it was in the past. Experience shows that … [Read More...]