Valve Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 22, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 447 pages
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The valve industry has become increasingly digitized over the past five years. This revised second edition reflects those developments by focusing on the latest processing plant applications for "smart valve" technology.

* Updated information on testing agencies and the latest code changes

Contents: Introduction to Valves * Valve Selection Criteria * Manual Valves * Control Valves * Manual Operators and Actuators * New Smart Valve Technology * Smart Valve and Positioners * Valve Sizing * Actuator Sizing * Common Valve Problems * Abbreviations of Related Organizations and Standards

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Valves
1
Chapter 2 Valve Selection Criteria
17
Chapter 3 Manual Valves
77
Chapter 4 Control Valves
129
Chapter 5 Manual Operators and Actuators
185
Chapter 6 Smart Valves and Positioners
257
Chapter 7 Valve Sizing
277
Chapter 8 Actuator Sizing
319
Chapter 9 CommonValve Problems
339
Bibliography
435
Index
439
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Philip L. Skousen, ME has been associted with the process equipment industry for over 25 years, serving in a number of engineering, marketing, and communication management positions. His previous associations include Valtek International, Durco International, Kammer Ventile, Sereg Vannes, and Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Skousen has written or contributed to dozens of technical articles for Chemical Engineering, Chemical Processing, The Valve Magazine, Control Engineering, and Control. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for over 12 years, teaching marketing and business communication courses. Mr. Skousen is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is professionally accredited through the International Association of Business Communicators.

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