Valve Handbook 3rd Edition

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9780071743891: Valve Handbook 3rd Edition

Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of valves for the process industry

Revised to include details on the latest technologies, Valve Handbook, Third Edition, discusses design, performance, selection, operation, and application. This updated resource features a new chapter on the green technology currently employed by the valve industry, as well as an overview of the major environmental global standards that process plants are expected to meet. The book also contains new information on:

  • Valves used in the wastewater industry
  • Applying emergency shutdown (ESO) valves
  • Recent changes to shutoff classifications
  • Valves specified for the nuclear industry
  • The procurement process for the Nuclear Stamp (N-Stamp)
  • The emergence of wireless technology and its application to current smart technology
  • Characteristics of high-performance hydraulic fluid

Valve Handbook, Third Edition, covers:

  • Valve selection criteria
  • Manual valves
  • Check valves
  • Pressure relief valves
  • Control valves
  • Manual operators and actuators
  • Smart valves and positioners
  • Valve and actuator sizing
  • Green valve technology and application
  • Common valve problems
  • Valve purchasing issues

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  • New smart valve technology (digital positioners, smart actuators for on/off valves)
  • Updates on HART and FieldBus valve technology
  • Updated information about testing agencies and codes
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    * Newest smart valve technology
    * Updates on HART® and Fieldbus valves
    * Current codes and testing centers

    The classic guide to improving efficiency and productivity, updated and including "smart valve" technology

    Updated to accommodate a new generation of "smart technology," this Second Edition of the Valve Handbook features coverage of smart positioners, controllers, and valves. With this comprehensive, expertly written reference, you get one-stop coverage of valve design, performance, and selection, as well as the operation, application, and pros and cons of today's newest smart valves with digital positioners and actuators.

    Redesigned to meet the needs of today's professional this handbook provides:
    * New process plant applications for the latest smart valve
    * Updates on HART® and FieldBus valve technology
    * Addition of new pneumatic-to-hydraulic actuator design
    * Three-way pneumatic positioner with smart transducer adaptation module
    * New high-performance micro-Cv valve
    * New ceramic trim materials for mining applications

    The Handbook also gives you the expertise to deal with many common problems that reduce valve performance, including solutions to flashing ... choked flow ... high velocities ... noise ... and other day-to-day problems.

    INSIDE the VALVE HANDBOOK--
    Introduction to Valves • Valve Selection Criteria • Manual Valves • Control Valves • Manual Operators and Actuators • New smart valve technology • Smart Valves and Positioners • Valve Sizing • Actuator Sizing • Common-Valve Problems

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