Manufacturing high-quality U.S. and Canadian valves and actuators, and keeping the flow control chain in which they are used operating in the most efficient manner possible begins with the right ingredients, the right tools and the right support. For that reason, suppliers to valve and actuator companies play a critical role. The array of products and services those
suppliers provide ranges from high-tech instrumentation, the latest in monitoring and control devices, and seals and gaskets,
to high-quality coatings and age-old castings. A look at some of the latest products reveals how broad the field of valve and
actuator supply is. For a closer look, visit VMA.org and click on the Product Finders link. There, you’ll find a handy tool that
can help you narrow and focus your search for the very best ingredients.
Hardide Coatings has made a
breakthrough by successfully
developing a new Hardide
coating process specifically
for titanium. The company,
which develops tungsten carbide-based coatings, has successfully coated its first titanium components for customers. As a
result, components manufactured from titanium now can have
the unique wear, abrasion and chemical-resistant properties of
The titanium project has been in research and development
for five years but was fast-tracked over the last year to meet
increasing customer demand from the aerospace, defense and
Formula 1 industries. Hardide Coatings is now processing
small-scale commercial applications for customers in these
sectors and plans to treat regular batches of volume parts later
FOR MORE INFO: WWW.HARDIDE.COM
Groth Corp. introduces its
Model 7758A Detonation and
Deflagration Flame Arrester.
Designed to protect liquid storage tanks containing vapors
with MESG equal to or greater than 0.025” (0.65 mm), this
product also protects against unstable detonations, deflagrations, short-time burn and endurance burn (with temperature
sensor) for NEC group C and D vapors (IEC explosion groups
IIB3, IIB2, IIB1 and IIA).
The Groth Model 7758A Flame/Detonation Arrester is
available in standard flange sizes of 2 to 12 inches and in carbon steel, stainless steel or Hastelloy C. Other materials are
available upon request. This new product, tested and approved
for elevated pre-ignition pressures, can be ordered with facto-ry-installed temperature sensors.
FOR MORE INFO: WWW.GROTHCORP.COM
TO PRESSURE AND
Brooks Instrument has released the
B-Series mass flow controller, a
new family of mass flow products
designed to be insensitive to pres-
sure and temperature fluctuations. Built on a standard 1.125-
inch-wide platform with a powerful user interface and local
digital display, the B-Series provides a compact flow measure-
ment and control solution that eliminates the costly tempera-
ture and pressure control devices and systems.
The mass flow controller actively measures line pressure
and adjusts the control valve to virtually eliminate actual flow
and flow signal changes that result from pressure fluctuations.
In addition, the output of every B-Series mass flow controller
is characterized over the full operating temperature range of
the device allowing superior measurement and control accuracy regardless of process or ambient temperature conditions.
FOR MORE INFO: WWW.BROOKSINSTRUMENT.COM
BOOSTER FOR CONTROL VALVES
A new booster design that eliminates the time-consuming trial
and error procedures often required for fine tuning control
valves, is the latest product to be introduced by Samson Controls. With its bypass restriction, the booster can be adjusted
exactly and lead-sealed in this set-up, resulting in valuable
time saved, while also minimizing
potential start-up problems.
As the booster is completely
pressure balanced it provides a stable output, even under fluctuating
pressure conditions. The signal pressure is transmitted with a defined
hysteresis, without loss (gain 1: 1)
and emits minimal noise. Another
important benefit is that only the booster’s functional parts
come into contact with instrument air, alternatively the boost-er's exhaust air port can be protected from the weather or other
FOR MORE INFO: WWW.SAMSONCONTROLS.CO.UK