Control Valve Handbook

Overview:

Preface to Third Edition
Control valves are an increasingly vital component of modern manufacturing around the world. Well-selected and maintained control valves increase efficiency, safety, profitability, and ecology. The Control Valve Handbook, Third Edition, has been a primary reference for more than 30 years. This edition is a complete revision and update that includes vital information on control valve performance and the latest technologies.

  • Chapter 1 offers an introduction to control valves including definitions for common control valve and instrumentation terminology.
  • Chapter 2 develops the vital topic of control valve performance.
  • Chapter 3 covers valve and actuator types.
  • Chapter 4 describes digital valve controllers, analog positioners, boosters, and other control valve accessories.
  • Chapter 5 is a comprehensive guide to selecting the best control valve for an application.
  • Chapter 6 covers the selection and use of special control valves.
  • Chapter 7 covers desuperheaters, steam conditioning valves, and turbine bypass systems.
  • Chapter 8 offers typical control valve installation and maintenance procedures.
  • Chapter 9 includes information on control valve standards and approval agencies throughout the world.
  • Chapter 10 offers useful tables of engineering reference data.
  • Chapter 11 includes piping reference data.
  • Chapter 12 is a handy resource for common conversions.

The Control Valve Handbook is both a textbook and a reference on the strongest link in the control loop: the control valve and its accessories. This book includes extensive and proven knowledge from leading experts in the process control field including contributions from the ISA and the Crane Company.

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