Which valves are the best? Which do I have to install? Is the most expensive material the best? We agree that there are no good or bad valves; so, if they don’t exist, why do I have details in my production process?
The answer is simple. There is only the wrong selection of materials for a valve. If a valve has a leak, it is not necessarily the manufacturer or the supplier that has the responsibility. There are multiple factors to consider before coming to that conclusion.
In the case of control valves, there are various types of devices such as globe, butterfly and ball that we must have their characteristics and compare. The price is not a determining factor either because in the future it can be considered having invested more at the end of the project than making a more detailed analysis of the operating conditions.
What valves are the best? There is no answer to that question. We should always question what application we require them for and what are the required specifications. Through this we will decipher and analyze the needs of our processes.
However, control valves are much more delicate instruments because they are designed for very specific conditions, “[…] they allow the regulation of a fluid. These have numerous applications in industry to prevent excess flow from occurring. Its use in different sectors is widespread, since they can control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, adequate control of PH or level”.
They are normally installed with accessories such as: travel stop, solenoid valves, blocking relays, supply pressure regulators, flow amplifiers, quick exhaust valves and are equipped with a pneumatic or hydraulic actuator through software with protocol for Full communication with the control panel. More accessories can be installed depending on the application and the need of each process.