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Valve Actuators



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Controlling Water Flow in Piping Systems

Valve actuators are devices that are used to control the opening and closing of valves in a piping system. They receive signals from a control system and use different mechanisms to move the valve accordingly, regulating the flow of water in the system.


Electric Actuators

Electric valve actuators are a popular choice due to their reliability, ease of installation, and remote-control capabilities. They are known for their accuracy, speed, and control, making them ideal for use in a variety of applications. Electric actuators are available in two types: quarter turn and multi-turn.


Quarter turn electric actuators are used to control valves that require 90-degree rotation to be fully opened or closed. These types of actuators are ideal for ball, butterfly, and plug valves. They are simple to install and can be used in a wide range of applications.


Multi-turn electric actuators, on the other hand, are used to control valves that require multiple turns to open or close fully. These types of actuators are ideal for gate, globe, and diaphragm valves.


Pneumatic Actuators

In addition to electric actuators, another type of actuator commonly used in industrial applications is the pneumatic actuator. Pneumatic actuators are powered by compressed air and are popular due to their cost-effectiveness, simplicity, and reliability.


There are two main types of pneumatic actuators: double-acting and spring-return. Double-acting actuators use air pressure to open and close the valve, while spring-return actuators rely on a spring to return the valve to its original position when air pressure is released. Spring-return actuators are often used for safety applications or where a fail-safe mechanism is necessary.


Pneumatic actuators are commonly used in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, and pharmaceuticals. Their simplicity, reliability, and cost-effectiveness make them a popular choice for many industrial applications.


Choosing the Right Valve Actuator

When choosing the right valve actuator for a specific application, it is important to consider various factors such as the valve type, the size of the system, and the level of control required. Working with a professional to assess the needs of your system can help determine the best valve actuator for your specific situation.


At Val-Technik, we have extensive experience in the industry and can provide expert advice on valve actuator selection and installation. We understand the importance of maintaining a safe and efficient piping system and can help you choose the right valve actuator to meet your needs.


Contact us today to learn more about valve actuators and how they can help you control water flow in your system. Email us at sales@val-technik.com.sg or call 6742 2770. Our team of experts is always ready to assist you.


References

2) https://www.engineerlive.com/content/assessing-actuators

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