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Processing & Handling :: Liquid, Gas and Air Handling :: Valves

October 15, 2008

Feature Report: Part 1: Using Installed Gain to Improve Valve Selection

Among other things, this analysis is helpful in comparing one valve candidate with another and in exposing over- and under-sized valves

Melissa Niesen, Emerson Process Management

The perfect valve to control your process has been selected. The valve will pass your maximum flow. Everything is great, right? In some cases digging a little deeper might help. The control valve usually should not be the most restrictive element of the process, but it also should not be oversized or have performance issues that do not mesh well with the process characteristics.

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