Thursday, November 30, 2017

Schneider Electric Foxboro Measurement and Control Product Catalog

Measurement and Control Product CatalogSchneider Electric / Foxboro provides customers a complete solution - from instruments in the field to the control room - to enable customers to optimize their assets-people, equipment, plant. With a history of innovation, Foxboro Field Devices provides solutions across a wide range of industries, including Energy, Oil, Gas & Refining, Renewable Fuels, Nutrition And Life Sciences, Process Automation, Water & Wastewater.

Foxboro / Schneider Electric range of products in Measurement and Instrumentation include:
  • Flow
  • Level
  • Pressure
  • Process Liquid Analytical
  • Temperature
  • Control
  • Data Acquisition & Configurator
  • Pneumatic
  • Valve Positioners
  • Accutech
Visit this page on the Swanson Flo website to download your full PDF version.

You can easily specify many instruments and accessories described in this catalog. Sections covering our most popular items include all the technical data you need to know for most applications. To specify the appropriate item, simply follow the step-by-step procedure at the end of each description. Please feel free to contact Swanson Flo for help.

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Product Alert: The Jordan Mark 75PTP Sliding Gate Control Valve

Jordan Mark 75PTP
Jordan Mark 75PTP
The Jordan Mark 75PTP is a Mark 75 wafer style control valve with an 80mm (1" - 2") Stainless Steel Piston Actuator. The Gemu cPOS Smart Positioner is standard and required for control applications. For on/off service, the valve may supplied without a positioner. JVCV Should be used for sizing selection.

The Mark 75PTP provides great capacity in a com-pact wafer style body. A 2" Mark 75PTP provides 72 Cv (62 Kv). (Refer to Cv Capacity Charts for information concerning all line sizes).

The Mark 75PTP features a 'T' slot design connection to the disc. This connection allows for quick and easy reversing of functions. Instead of having to go into the actuator to change action, all that is needed in a Mark 75PTP is to rotate the seats 180°. With this simple rotation, the valve can go from reverse acting to direct acting (or vice versa).The stroke length of the Mark 75PTP is a slightly longer stroke than standard sliding gate valves. This longer stroke enables better turndown. Combined with the capacity of the Mark 75PTP, the in-creased turndown makes for a great control valve.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Limitorque Actuator Product Range

Limitorque has 90 years experience providing electric actuators to safely operate automated valves that protect people and property. The products that Limitorque offer are:
  • Intrusive Multi-Turn Actuators - L120 and SMB Series
  • Non-Intrusive Multi-Turn Actuators - MX Series
  • Non-Intrusive Quarter-Turn Electric Actuators - QX Series
  • Gas Powered Actuators - LDG Direct Gas Actuator
  • Hydraulic Actuators - LHS and LHH Series
  • Pneumatic Actuators - LPS and LPC Series
  • Multi-Turn Gearboxes - V Series and SR Series
  • Quarter-Turn Gearboxes - WG Series and HBC Series
For more information on Limitorque watch the video below and visit or call 800-288-7926.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Understanding Linear, Equal Percentage, and Quick Open Control Valve Flow Curves

Flowserve Valtek Control Valve
Flowserve Valtek Control Valve
Flow characteristics, the relationship between flow coefficient and valve stroke, has been a subject of considerable debate. Many valve types, such as butterfly, eccentric disk and ball valves, have an inherent characteristic which cannot be changed (except with characterizable positioner cams). Flow characteristics of globe valves can be determined by the shape of the plug head.

The three most common types of flow characteristics are quick opening, equal percentage and linear. The figure below shows the ideal characteristic curve for each. These characteristics can be approximated by contouring the plug. However, inasmuch as there are body effects and other uncontrollable factors, plus the need for maximizing the flow capacity for a particular valve, the real curves often deviate considerably from these ideals. When a constant pressure drop is maintained across the valve, the characteristic of the valve alone controls the flow; this characteristic is referred to as the “inherent flow characteristic.” “Installed characteristics” include both the valve and pipeline effects. The difference can best be understood by examining an entire system.

Equal Percentage
Control valve flow curves
Control valve flow curves.

Equal percentage is the characteristic most commonly used in process control. The change in flow per unit of valve stroke is directly proportional to the flow occurring just before the change is made. While the flow characteristic of the valve itself may be equal percentage, most control loops will produce an installed characteristic approaching linear when the overall system pressure drop is large relative to that across the valve.


An inherently linear characteristic produces equal changes in flow per unit of valve stroke regardless of plug position. Linear plugs are used on those systems where the valve pressure drop is a major portion of the total system pressure drop.

Quick Open

Quick open plugs are used for on-off applications designed to produce maximum flow quickly.

This information provided courtesy of Flowserve Valtek. Share your control valve requirements and challenges with a valve specialist, combining your own process knowledge and experience with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.