automatic control valve Articles

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The primary reason? Actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which have been almost ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Taking the Mystery out of Cavitation White Paper. Pilot-Operated Automatic Control Valves

    Cavitation can be an extremely damaging force as related to the application of pilot-operated automatic control valves. The consequences of cavitation are numerous and can include: loud noise, extreme vibrations, choked flow, destruction or erosion of control valves and their components resulting in disruption of water distribution or plant shutdown. This article deal with cavitation solutions as ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector: Monitor & control for effective, efficient processing

    Reducing energy consumption at municipal and industrial plants is, increasingly, a priority. Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd., designing and manufacturing process control instrumentation since 1967, helps achieve this important goal with its Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector. By helping facilities reduce waste - reducing unnecessary water, chemical or energy use, and unnecessary ...

  • Valve actuation and control in the modern refinery - Case Study

    Introduction The Reliance refinery at Jamnagar in India is one of the largest single refinery sites in the world and virtually all of its valves are motorised with Rotork actuators. Almost 3000 Rotork IQ intelligent valve actuators were installed during the construction of the original refinery, tank farm and power station in the late 1990s, together with a Rotork Pakscan 2E two-wire ...


    By Rotork

  • A Plast-O-Matic automatic air release valve ensures the depletion of unwanted air in pressurized tanks

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  • Fuel terminal upgrade installs advanced valve actuation and control - Case Study

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Control Networks, Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Services Products: CP, Extended Scope, Field Service, IQ3 Range, Pakscan Overview Independent tank storage provider Vopak is increasing and enhancing fuel capacity at the Vopak Terminal Durban in South ...


    By Rotork

  • Replacement Fill Control Valves with Electronic Flow and Metering Improve Pressure, Stop Leakage and Prevent Valve Failures

    The City of Modesto, California is situated 90 miles east of San Francisco and has approximately 200,000 residents relying on 200,000 of gallons of water a day. The City needed to upgrade three water storage tanks that hold approximately 750,000 gallons each. After years of using motor operated valves to fill water storage tanks, the city recognized that there were just too many problems. ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Valves - the Ideal and Cost effective Device for Efficient Fluid Control

    What are the Significances of Valves? A valve is a device responsible for handling the flow of fluid-like substances such as liquids, ...


  • Top 10 questions you should ask when purchasing a control valve

    Automatic control valves, much like everything else we purchase these days, are not all created equal. Some fall into the high quality bracket with pricing to match, while others hover closer to the lower quality and price sensitive end of the scale. Unfortunately, when evaluating control valve prices, it is not always clear what you are being offered ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Industrial Valves: World Markets Report

    Provides continually updated analyses and forecasts of ball, butterfly, plug, globe/gate, automatic regulatory/control and miscellaneous valve types in 80 ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • What You Need to Know about Electronic Automation of Hydraulically-operated, Diaphragm-actuated Control Valves

    Hydraulically controlled, diaphragm-actuated control valves are the mainstay of the waterworks industry to control pressure, flow, level, pump control, and at times to meter. These automatic control valves are controlled by pilots to do specific tasks and are mainly single-set-point systems. With the need to remotely actuate and control the valves and the applications becoming more complex, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Basic operation of a Cycle Stop Valve

    Automatic pump control methods are described as a pump system that automatically delivers water when a tap is opened, and automatically stops the pump after all taps are closed. A variety of pump control methods have been used in the past. The Cycle Stop Valve replaces: Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) or “Constant Pressure Pumps”. Large pressure ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • The Next Generation of Level Control

    Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance. Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Boiler Dissolved Oxygen Control

    DISSOLVED OXYGEN CHEMISTRY Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is a measure of the amount of oxygen, usually thought of as a gas, that is dissolved in a liquid such as water. Oxygen is essential to life and is also the most common element found taking part in corrosion reactions. DO can be thought of as the fuel needed for the corrosion process to proceed. It is the corrosion reactions that necessitate ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Rotork valve automation at solar power plants - Case Study

    Overview Spain is now the world's largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough technology combined with a thermal storage system using molten salt batteries to maximise their power generating capacity. The parabolic trough is constructed as a long parabolic mirror with a Dewar tube running its length at the focal point. ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme - Case Study

    Overview An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in West Wales. The project involved replacing unreliable actuators from another manufacturer, installing a PLC control cabinet and interfacing with the existing river level sensor and telemetry system. ...


    By Rotork

  • Case study - Meat processing odor control

    Overview For its first two years of production, a food manufacturer based in South Wales, England, focused its production on potatoes. Neighborhood residents voiced no complaints about odors during this time period. However, as new production lines (including barbequed meats and curried chicken) were added, the complaints began, and it became clear that odor abatement equipment was needed ...

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Network Models in the Control Room the Fact and the Fiction

    In this article Dan Stevens, Senior Support Engineer for Water Distribution Software at Wallingford Software, discusses the potential for Network Models to be used in the control room, what is possible, and indeed what is a sensible level of integration of network modelling with other systems (such as telemetry and SCADA) for a more complete understanding of system operation and performance. For ...


    By Innovyze

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