Case Study: Handwheel Extensions

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Let’s just say that things don’t always work out as planned. In plant design, this can lead to odd piping offsets and valves in places that are inaccessible or in unsafe operating locations. Luckily, our design team and manufacturing division has the experience and capabilities to help rectify some of those oddities. Problem: In the […]

Product Spotlight: Electric Actuated Ball Valves at BI-TORQ

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BI-TORQ has been an industry leader in valve automation components for almost 40 years. Between our diverse inventory, experienced technical staff, and customizable packages, we are proud to call ourselves a single-service provider for industrial, commercial, and municipal valve automation needs. Controlled by an electric actuator mechanism, automated ball valves represent one of our most […]

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Quarter Turn Valves for Industrial Applications

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Valves are relied upon to regulate flow in a variety of commercial, residential, and industrial applications. Multi-turn valves are widely used, predominately in manual or metering applications. These valves require multiple turns to fully open or close them. Quarter-turn valves are so named because they only require a 90° rotation for the valve to be […]

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What is a Fire-Safety Valve with a Fusible Link and How Does It Work?

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A fire-safety shut-off valve, also known by thermal shut-off valve or simply a fusible link valve, is a safety device designed to provide automatic valve shut-off in the event of a fire. Fire-safety valves of this type are designed for facilities that utilize flammable or toxic gases and chemicals in their production or for fuel […]

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Sizing & Selection Criteria for Control Valve Actuators

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Valves are used to control the flow of fluid in process systems. During routine operations, the position of valves often needs to be opened or closed regularly. In large plants, manually adjusting these valves can be time-consuming and largely impractical. In these cases, valve actuators are used in place of hand-operated wheels and levers. Valve […]

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Where do Your Valves Go?

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“Where do your valves go?” is a frequently asked question for those new to selling and specifying BI-TORQ valve packages. The general answer is anywhere media (liquid or solid) needs to be conveyed or regulated in a piping system, or stored in a tank. That answer helps, but is quite general. We need to narrow […]

Valve Types: Butterfly Valves and Ball Valves

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Valves are used in a wide range of applications to control the flow of slurries, liquids, and gases. Among the most common valves in use today are butterfly valves and ball valves. Each type of valve has its own advantages and disadvantages, but each operates on similar underlying principles. Butterfly valves are connected to a […]