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 […]

Product Announcement 01/11/2017

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BI-TORQ Valve Automation is now managing the sales efforts of Strahman Valves’ line of piston-type sampling valves. The shift allows our current customer base to have full access to the sampling line under the BI-TORQ banner of products. The reasoning for the shift was a fairly straightforward one for Strahman Valves. While sampling valves, a […]

Gold just isn’t for fall leaves

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BI-TORQ was recently specified and has received an order for several thermal shut-off valve assemblies to ship in early November. The valve packages range in size from ½” through 6” and are for a large gold mine in Central Asia. The carbon steel ANSI 150#  assemblies are going to be installed in a diesel system […]

How Reliable is Your EBV?

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Emergency block valves are critical in isolating flammable and toxic media, but once installed they can become an afterthought. When the time comes for them to be used, will they perform as expected or will they be frozen in place due to lack of maintenance? If they are operational, are they easy to maintain? The […]