DENVER -- The American Water Works Association has released its newest manual – M66 Cylinder and Vane Actuators and Controls – Design and Installation.
M66 provides valuable information on the design and installation of hydraulic and pneumatic power actuators. Power actuators are a fundamental part of water and wastewater systems and are rising in popularity given the increased use of automatic process systems.
Intended to be a resource for operators, engineers and utility supervisors during the startup process and troubleshooting in the field, M66 details how various power actuators are constructed and operated given specific parameters.
M66 also delves into how to install, control and maintain power actuators and how to select the best style for application. This manual compliments AWWA Standards C541 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinder and Vane-Type Actuators for Valves and Slide Gates and C542 Electric Motor Actuators for Valves and Slide Gates.
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.