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  1. Industries That Rely on Valve Automation

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    Since 1981, BI-TORQ Valve Automation has provided valve and actuation products to industrial, commercial, and municipal customers across a diverse set of industries. Over our three decades working with reputable valve and actuator manufacturers, we gained a deep understanding of the industry, which allows our experts to match the right products to the right applications.

    Our products find use in equipment for practically every industry that uses valves. Some of the key industries that particularly rely on valve automation include:

    • Chemical & Plastic Manufacturing
    • Food & Beverage
    • Oil & Gas
    • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Machinery

    Regardless of industry, BI-TORQ is ready to provide the ideal valve automation solution.

    Valve Automation for Various Industries

    Valves and valve automation products play a critical role in a wide range of industries. To meet the varying demands of these industries, we supply a variety of different products.

    Here are some of the key industries we serve and how we fulfill their needs:

    The Chemical and Plastic Industry

    Working in the chemical and plastic industry often means working with hazardous materials. To facilitate safe processing and manufacturing operations, valves for this industry must be highly precise and tightly sealed to guarantee the production of specific formulations. These valves must also provide reliable performance under extreme environmental conditions and meet rigorous mechanical and safety standards.

    For this industry, we provide the following valves that meet its requirements:

    • IS-3TC (sanitary) series
    • FS/FW (API 607 fire) series
    • IS-2PF (150# flanged) series

    The Food and Beverage Industry

    Food and beverage industry valves are subject to strict standards from multiple regulatory organizations, including NSF International, 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These standards dictate several factors regarding design and construction to facilitate sanitary processing conditions, such as the construction material:

    • Smoothness (or roughness) and permeability
    • Corrosion resistance
    • Lead content

    Our automated valves suitable for use in food and beverage applications include:

    • IS-3TC series
    • IS-3PT series
    • BY butterfly valve series
    • Customized hardware with heat and stem extensions

    The Oil and Gas Industry

    The oil and gas industry rely on pipes and pipelines to distribute its products. These systems, in turn, rely on valves to regulate the flow of gas and oil, protect critical equipment, and control the refining process. As oil and gas generally move under high pressure, it is important that valves maintain adequate pressure levels for optimal system performance. Oil and gas industry valves, therefore, need to have tight seals while still opening and closing quickly.

    Some of the most commonly used valves in the oil and gas industry include ball valves, globe valves, control valves, check valves, and butterfly valves. The BI-TORQ valves available that are suitable for oil and gas applications include:

    • FS/FW (API 607 fire safe) series
    • ED50/W50 (API 607 fire safe) series
    • IS-2PF (150# flanged) series
    • Thermal Shut-off Assemblies

    The OEM Machinery Industry

    The OEM machinery industry provides equipment for a wide range of industrial applications, encompassing everything from generators and canning machinery to industrial laundry equipment and more. Virtually any OEM system that involves fluid needs valves that are safe, reliable, and highly responsive.

    For the OEM industry, we offer the following valves:

    • IP (brass) series
    • IS-2P (2-pc) series
    • BY (butterfly valve) series
    • Customized hardware with tee or tandem valve linkages to suit the application

    Choose BI-TORQ for High-Quality Valve Automation Solutions

    At BI-TORQ, we have the experience and inventory necessary to offer quality valve automation solutions for virtually any industrial need. Whether you’re in the chemical and plastic industry or the oil and gas industry, we can provide you with an automated valve that meets your project specifications and industry standards.

    To learn more about our automated valve offerings and how they can suit your industrial application, contact us or request a quote.