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  • How to Size an Actuator - Part 4
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How to Properly Size an Actuator - Part 4

By Carlos Gamero, Engineering Manager, MRC Global
September 27, 2017 Tags: Valve Automation, Actuation Sizing, Maximum Supply Pressure, Minimum Supply Pressure

Meeting Torque Requirements

As I have noted before, selecting the correct actuator for the size and purpose of the valve is important, but it’s only the first step in selecting the best overall valve automation solution. If the actuator isn’t sized by a knowledgeable and technically trained expert, the results can be disastrous and/or expensive.

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How to Properly Size an Actuator - Part 3

By Carlos Gamero, Engineering Manager, MRC Global
August 16, 2017 Tags: Valve Automation, Actuation Sizing, Maximum Supply Pressure, Minimum Supply Pressure

Identifying Fail Mode Specifications

Actuator fail mode is the position that the actuator takes after the control signal and/or the supply pressure is lost. This step is vital to the proper sizing of an actuator because if the wrong fail mode is specified, the actuator will not fail in the correct position when, often, people’s safety or the integrity of the system is in jeopardy.

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How to Properly Size an Actuator - Part 2

By Carlos Gamero, Engineering Manager, MRC Global
July 06, 2017 Tags: Valve Automation, Actuation Sizing, Maximum Supply Pressure, Minimum Supply Pressure

Choosing the Right Actuator Type

In our business, after a customer has selected the specific valve and actuator package, that’s when my team steps in to size the actuator properly. Selecting the correct actuator for the size and purpose of your valve is key but it’s only the first step. If the actuator isn’t sized by a knowledgeable and technically trained expert, the results can be disastrous or expensive.

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