Philip L. Skousen Valve Handbook

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Valve Handbook

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Improve process plant efficiency with this complete guide to every aspect of valve design, performance, and selection. Packed with drawings, photographs, and examples, the book describes the operation, application, and pros and cons of today's most common and popular valves—including manual, check, relief, control, and smart valves. This resource will enable you to size all kinds of valves and actuators... capitalize on smart technology in valve design and operation ...control fugitive emissions...perform life-cycle cost evaluations...and automate manual valves.

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Your complete reference to sizing and selecting today's most efficient valves. You can dramatically improve efficiency and productivity for any valve application with this comprehensive guide to every aspect of valve design, performance, and selection. Valve Handbook takes you through the operation, application, and pros and cons of today's most common valves--including manual, check, relief, control, and smart valves. With sectioned-view drawings, photographs, and examples, this reference provides the practical information that will enable you to: Size all kinds of valves and actuators; Capitalize on smart technology in valve design & Operation; Control fugitive emissions; Perform accurate life-cycle cost evaluations; Effectively automate manual valves. The handbook also gives you the expertise to deal with many common problems that reduce valve performance. You'll find a wide range of proven solutions to flashing. . .choked flow. . .high velocities. . .noise. . .and other day-today problems.

About the Author:

Philip L. Skousen is director of corporate communications and training for Valtek International in Springville, Utah, a worldwide manufacturer of control valves, actuators, positioners, and intelligent systems for valves. He is also an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University, where he teaches marketing and business communication courses. Mr. Skousen is a member of the Editorial Board of the Valve Manufacturers Association and has written dozens of technical articles for The Valve Magazine, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Processing, and other trade magazines.

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