For some types of applications, manually controlled valves are the ideal solution. In other operations and applications, having the ability to control the valves with an actuator is the best option. With automated valve control, designer can choose pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric actuators.
The Case For Pneumatic Actuated Valves
In the oil and gas industry, as well as in water processing and other types of applications, pneumatic actuated valves are often the right choice for the system. These valves are designed to operate a piston within the valve cylinder that opens or closes the valve or controls the position of the valve to adjust the flow.
The design of these valves delivers maximum force when opening and closing the valve. They also offer a greater speed of control, which is essential in critical types of operations and systems. They are easy to deploy and to maintain. However, there is the cost of air lines and the compressor components to consider.
When choosing quality tested, carefully designed pneumatic actuated valves that are manufactured to industry standards and specifications, these valves offer a long duty cycle with low-maintenance requirements. They are also a very reasonably priced valve when compared to other types of valves with similar size and operational requirements.
Not all pneumatic actuators are the same. It will be essential to consider the manufacturer, specifications, and the specific uses of the valve to determine if the pneumatic actuator is the correct choice for the application.
For quality designed, engineered, manufactured, and tested pneumatic actuated valves, turn to the experts at Ghatge Patil Industries Ltd. Information on all of our products can be found online at www.gpi.co.in.