March 2020

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery

Improving plant operations with control valve simulations

In today’s business climate, where project budgets and schedules are under cost and time pressures (and where installed valve applications must perform reliably under increasingly severe conditions), valve simulations are enabling new capabilities.

Novak, L., Youngdahl, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

In today’s business climate, where project budgets and schedules are under cost and time pressures (and where installed valve applications must perform reliably under increasingly severe conditions), valve simulations are enabling new capabilities. This article describes five case studies where a vendor is providing industrial plants and facilities with an array of valve solution simulations to eliminate the need for testing. Why simulation? Valve testing ensures that valves meet the requirements of an application—as far as plant personnel can estimate. However, in some cases, conditions are not exactly as predicted, and the valve may not perform as expected. In such a case, plant personne

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