Valve Selection Guide Simplifies Decision-Making ProcessA research control valve selection guide from Badger Meter, Milwaukee, Wis., is designed to help engineers and others involved in specifying, purchasing, servicing or distributing industrial control valves to navigate the extensive range of accessories used in building custom-engineered valve solutions.

The guide outlines valve solutions used to control the flow of liquids, gas and steam in chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, general industrial, bio-technology and research applications ranging in sizes from 0.25 to 2" and with pressures from full vacuum to 60,000 psi. It illustrates options for critical applications where temperature, pressure, exotic alloys, flow characteristics and system customization are focal points. It includes a step-by-step selection process to help the user explore the custom-fit accessories, including:

  • Valve alloys.
  • End connections.
  • Bonnet selections.
  • Guiding options.
  • Operating temperature and pressure parameters.
  • Packing choices.
  • Inner-valve trim set solutions. 

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