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The tips on maining a foot valve

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These are just some of the important tips in maintaining a foot valve. Of course
prevention is always the better decision so even if these devices are pretty much low
maintenance, always keep a routine maintenance check up.

A foot valve may have one of the loneliest jobs in the world but it is one of the most
important parts of a plumbing system, especially for household or commercial uses. These
devices are usually dropped in a well and are connected to a suction pipe connected to a water
pump. Even if it does little, it saves a lot of money and makes sure that the water being
supplied into a household is efficient and constant. What it simply does is keep water from
flowing back into the well, keeping the lines filled with water and the water pump primed at
all times. This is important because a pump cannot run dry or else it would break and cost
hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Even for a device this small, it is always best to maintain these valves properly. Here are
a few tips on maintaining a foot valve to ensure that it is working at its best at all times:
1. Always check for debris in the strainer
These valves come with an attached suction strainer to keep out any foreign materials
from coming into the suction line and preventing it from clogging it up or ruining the water
pump. Since a foot valve sits at the bottom of a water well, sediments may get sucked in along
with the water. This can cause the valve to stay open as well, letting the water flow back.
Regular checking of the valve is a must to ensure that the strainer does not get filled or
clogged with debris. This would also ensure the efficiency of the water flow into the pump.
2. Always check for signs of corrosion
Since these valves deal with fluids all the time, they would tend to get corroded or show
signs of material fatigue during its use. Signs of corrosion can lead to the valve
malfunctioning or leaking. With corrosion, it may stop the valve from either letting in fluids
or letting fluids leak back into a tank or well when the pump is turned off. This may cause a
lot of damage to the entire pumping system which can cost hundreds of dollars. In the event
that the foot valve is already broken,parts of a foot valve are readily available in most
hardware stores, especially for large foot valves.
3. Always make sure that the bottom of tank or well is clean
These valves sit near the bottom of tanks or wells and this is where sediments
commonly reside as well. There are many valves though that can be used for heavy debris environments but it is still always safe to prevent any debris from entering the valve. This can
cause its life span to shorten. Always monitor and check for reservoir cleanliness to ensure the
efficiency not just of the valve but of the entire plumbing system.
These are just some of the important tips in maintaining a foot valve. Of course
prevention is always the better decision so even if these devices are pretty much low
maintenance, always keep a routine maintenance check up. This can ensure that the entire
system will be able to have a longer life span.

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Rotork is CMA range expands for improved control valve automation

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Rotork has extended its CMA range of compact modulating actuators with new sizes specifically designed for reliable automation of larger linear control valves.

The new actuator is capable of a maximum 4,500 lbf (20 kN) seating thrust. The new sizes increase the CMA range modulating thrust performance to 3,000 lbf (13 kN) with a 114.3 mm (4.5”) stroke length for the automation of larger valves with higher pressure ratings. The combined performance of the CMA and the larger CVA ranges enables Rotork is innovative electrical control valve actuation technologies to be applied to process control applications of virtually any size and description.

CMAs are robust enough to handle extreme temperature swings, corrosive environments and are also available for explosionproof areas. The CML-1500 and CML-3000 models, including those with hazardous area approvals, are watertight to IP68 for temporary submersion (7 metres, 72 hours). The optional Reserve Power Pack (RPP) uses supercapacitors to provide the actuator with enough stored energy to perform predetermined action on mains power failure, such as moving to the fully closed position, fully open position or anywhere in between. Manual operation is available as standard.

The cost-effective electric solution is suitable for a wide variety of applications found in sectors such as power generation, chemicals, petrochemicals and the majority of other process industries. The new sizes are ideal for linear valve control with modulating duty, generally in remote locations, such as oil pipelines and remote gas extraction stations where power supplies are limited. Single-phase or DC electrical power is all that is required for control valve actuation, saving the installation and on-going costs associated with instrument air supplies. Simple cabling replaces cumbersome lines and hoses, eliminating freezing and leaking problems.

The CMA is a low power consumption solution (less than 1 Watt at standby) for automation in established or remote installations such as oil installations and offshore facilities where there are pneumatic limitations. The design allows for solar powered and battery back-up supplies in remote locations where electric energy consumption is a concern and power is often provided through solar collection for the operation of remote automated critical systems such as wellheads. The new sizes retain all the features and benefits of the established CMA range of compact modulating actuators, providing continuous modulation with 0.1% accuracy for the most demanding process control applications.

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New Alfa Laval Mixproof 3-body valve designed for hygienic processes

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Looking for optimal process flow, outstanding hygiene, maximum uptime and low total cost of ownership?

The Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof 3-body valve with its modular, three-valve-body design provides reliable fluid handling and safety, making it perfect to use as a changeover valve for hygienic industries such as food, dairy, beverage and home-personal care. This translates into substantial savings and efficiency gains.

Cost-effective mixproof valve

Get exceptional results and save money by replacing two or more valves of other types with a single Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof 3-body valve. Two independent plugs and the fully balanced design enable two different fluids to pass through the same valve without risk of cross-contamination even in the event of pressure shock.

Exceptional spillage-free operation

Ensuring safe and hygienic operation, the double-seat design avoids cross-contamination while the double lip seals provide added protection for you to enjoy long-lasting, spillage-free operation.

Easy maintenance & optimal cleanability

Maintenance and cleaning are quick and easy due to a top-loaded design, no adjustable components, maintenance-friendly actuator and built-in leakage detection on all seals.

The Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof 3-body valve is always equipped with seat lift and seat push function hence meets stringent hygienic standards.

Easy to configure and upgrade

Optimize your hygienic process by customizing the Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof 3-body to suit your needs. Its modular design also makes it easy to apply the double seat valve whenever your process needs change while ensuring efficient, hygienic and continuous production.

You get the full benefit of using Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof valves by combining them with Alfa Laval ThinkTop and ThinkTop Basic valve sensing and control units.

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Emerson introduces powerful diagnostics for flow meter intelligence

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Smart Meter Verification software allows users to fine tune and adjust their engineering processes to ensure absolute measurement confidence and top performance.

Advanced Smart Meter Verification diagnostics to deliver real-time intelligence and calibration of Coriolis and magnetic flow meters for a complete process overview and greater operational certainty.

Emerson has launched the latest version of its Smart Meter Verification software for Coriolis and magnetic flow meters, providing flow meter verification on demand and empowering process engineers, technicians and operators to look beyond the meter and make real-time decisions based on the most advanced meter and process diagnostics in the industry today.

New tools in the Smart Meter Verification software allow users to fine tune and adjust their engineering processes to ensure absolute measurement confidence and top performance in the chemicals, food and beverage, life sciences, oil and gas, and other process industries. In addition to onboard diagnostics, Smart Meter Verification also accelerates implementation of companies’ Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies with its powerful remote diagnostics, digital intelligence and multiple data points providing users with a complete process overview and greater operational certainty.

Rather than costly and time-consuming calibrations and laboratory testing, leading to production interruptions, shut-downs and safety concerns, the advanced Smart Meter Verification provides in situ calibration verification on-demand without any impact on process or meter outputs. The new system also provides operators with crucial information on other flow issues across the plant.

“Whereas traditional diagnostics often provide just an entry point to further, time-consuming analysis, the Smart Meter Verification system generates real-time, decision-making intelligence and flow measurement confidence here and now,” said Taylor Scott, software product specialist, Emerson Automation Solutions. “For plant operators and engineers, this move from reactive to predictive diagnostics means improved knowledge, operational certainty and productivity, and the acceleration of IIoT strategies.”

Key features of the advanced Smart Meter Verification include:

  • Innovative algorithms that detect corrosion and erosion in the meter with remedial action able to be instigated immediately. Emerson is also the first company to integrate a 99 percent-confidence statistical meter damage detection algorithm that enables early detection without false alarms.
  • New process diagnostic capabilities that include a “flow range” diagnostic, which alerts the engineer when flow rates are not within the specified range of the meter; instrument diagnostics that can identify if entrained gas is in the process; and immediate alerts to process upsets that may affect measurement performance, such as severe aeration.
  • Tube coating diagnostics that offer crucial data points and drive valuable information to the end user, alerting them when the meter is coated by something unexpected from the process line, particularly important in food and beverages and life sciences applications.
  • Clear and transparent verification audit trails, and advanced visual analysis and reporting software that meets third party regulatory agency compliance requirements in lieu of meter calibration, inspection or removal. By providing a time-stamped verification report, an increasing number of international standards and third-party agencies, such as ISO, IEC, AGA, API, NMI and others, recognise verification technologies, such as Smart Meter Verification, as a method to confirm instrument calibration and extend recalibration or proving intervals.
  • Reduced meter maintenance requirements with vital variables, such as mass flow, verified to be within factory accuracy specifications. Smart Meter Verification also generates detailed information on all sensors, including serial numbers, condition temperature and calibration information, ensuring a simple path to instrument and process compliance.

Emerson’s Smart Meter Verification diagnostics are an easy-to-use, automatic tool for Micro Motion™ Coriolis and Rosemount™ magnetic flow meters that monitor the entire flow meter’s performance and integrity and are applicable in a wide variety of process industry sectors, such as oil and gas, food and beverage and chemicals.

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