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Consider the control valve

Loops everywhere you look, if you look hard enough
Bob Donnelly
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A process plant is a kind of control-loop network, with multitudes of automated, semi-automated and manual control loops embedded within it. Other loops are mostly interpersonal or may be the product of one person’s thought processes, perhaps expressed by means of a spreadsheet.
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V-port valves used cost-effectively for tight shut-off and control

Bob Donnelly
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Advances in electronics and materials of construction have increased the attractiveness of V-Port control valves for tight shut-off and control applications.
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Media containment: Still a major concern

Bob Donnelly
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Any leakage from a valve in service is a major concern. It is even more critical when the process being controlled involves hazardous materials.
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Easy maintenance characteristic of two-piece, reduced-bore split-body ball valve

Bob Donnelly
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As an alternative to one-piece ball valve body designs, a new split-body valve series with a two-piece bolted-body design meets ANSI take-out dimensions for either a long full port or short reduced port pattern.
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Sometimes the problem is putting it back together

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The weld-end ball valves found in many process-control applications can be a problem. For many years engineering firms have searched for valves with extended pipe ends. The issue: Rapid heat transfer from the welding process can damage valve seat and seal materials, if not properly handled.
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