KCI announce the recent publication of “A specifier’s guide to control valves” by Edward Singleton.
The prime requirement for ensuring that a control valve will give optimal performance must be a correct specification based on the working conditions of the application. Throughout the processing industries there are many unexceptional services for which a control valve specification can be obtained from books or from a suitable computer programme, with very little effort.
There are also many services which do not fall within this uncomplicated category and these are increasing with advances in plant design and requirements. It is in these rather special applications that this book has a role to play, especially for students and engineers who are not experienced in specifying control valves.
A number of previously published papers linking control valves with difficult service conditions have been collected together in this book and have been reproduced in their original form, independent of each other, to avoid cross referencing.
Four of the papers deal with the derivation of frequently used equations in control valve calculations. The information is still current today since control valve technology does not develop at the same rate as the associated instrumentation. This book will be of assistance to anyone wrestling with problems associated with the specification of control valves for exacting plant services.
Available to order through KCI Publishing: webshop on www.valve-world.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.