Blog post published Jun 2, 2017 8AM Blog: Metso on the road

Blog: Challenges in actuator sizing and selection in the downstream marketplace

Come and listen to the presentation at Valve World Americas on Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30 am: Challenges in actuator sizing and selection in the downstream marketplace.

This presentation will focus on the challenges in sizing and selection of pneumatic actuation for on/off automated valves. The presentation will attempt to address the various challenges from the perspective of the manufacturer, distributor and the customer.  Some examples will include under sizing (for cost savings), oversizing (due to safety factors), service factor interpretations, third party linkage limitations, Maximum Allowable Stem Torque (MAST) considerations, supply pressure limitations, and actuator design considerations (torque output curve, cycle life, etc).

I will explore these challenges and make suggestions to minimize the consequences, cost impacts, and safety concerns associated with each of these.

Steven Hocurscak
Oil & Gas Business Manager
steven.hocurscak@metso.com

P.S. Don't miss presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday by my colleagues.

• June 20th at 11:00 am Ville Kähkönen, Control Valve Reliability Prediction, blog post.
• June 20th at 11:00 am George Buckbee, Valve Monitoring and the Internet of Things, blog post.
• June 21st at 2:00 pm Ville Kähkönen, ESDV Reliability Prediction
• Speakers Corner, heart of the Expo Floor, Mark Buzzell, Live demonstration of partial stroke testing, blog post.



Steven Hocurscak has been with Metso Flow Control for 11 years, and currently serves as the North American Oil & Gas Business Manager.  He holds an engineer degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Steven has published multiple times on topics ranging from control valve sizing, noise generation, cavitation and flashing.



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