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The Valve and Actuator User's Manual

The Valve and Actuator User's Manual

Eur. Ing. R C Whitehouse (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-852-98805-3

Mar 1993

196 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Published on behalf of the BVAMA. This practical new edition contains the latest developments in valve technology which have occurred over over the last ten years. In addition, it includes a much larger section on actuators than the earlier works, underlining the importance of actuators in the valve industry today. It also outlines the work being undertaken by various BVAMA committees to achieve a common standard for valves and actuators throughout Europe


  • The history of valves
  • Valve terminology
  • Basic valve design
  • Standards for valves
  • Valve selection techniques: Linear valves
  • Rotary valves
  • Check valves
  • Safety and relief valves
  • Pressure control valves
  • Miscellaneous valves
  • Recent developments
  • Actuators
  • Valve operating forces
  • Pneumatic actuators
  • Electric actuators
  • Hydraulic actuators
  • Actuators for control valves
  • Installation of valves and actuators
  • Maintenance of valves and actuators