Is excellence in valve selection from huge market offering the next major innovation that process industry is calling for? When taking a look at the valve offering in the market, there is plenty of flow control products to choose from. Whether you’re looking for valves to on-off, ESD or control applications, you are facing the same dilemma of huge selection of products. There’s gate valves, axial valves, ball valves, trunnion mounted ball valves, seat supported ball valves, API 6D valves, rotary valves, butterfly valves, rising stem valves, globe valves, eccentric plug valves, segment valves, triple eccentric valves, lug type valves, wafers, reduced bore, full bore, metal seats, soft seats, polymer proof seats, high temperature seats… the list makes breathless and we still need to select an actuator and valve controller to have the whole package that can be called as an automated flow control solution.
When discussing with process industry professionals, many of them are struggling to find the right, reliable valve that will last over the process run period with reasonable price and low cost of ownership. There seems to be a great need coming from process industries towards valve suppliers to make sense out of the jungle of valves and helping to select the right valve for given application in question.