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July 1, 2014

Control Valve Selection: True Cost Savings Are Available

Control valves must respond quickly and accurately in a variety of process conditions. Selecting the proper equipment enhances process economics, safety and efficiency

Vesa Lempinen, Metso Automation, Inc.

Control valves are used in numerous applications in a variety of process conditions and must provide reliable, safe and robust operation under all process-load conditions. It is crucial to understand the importance of selecting the proper control valve equipment for a particular process application. This article seeks to explain the reasoning behind control-valve selection, including design and financial considerations, and also to provide some application recommendations for various control-valve types....

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