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Local controls on an actuator can be useful for valve installation, maintenance, and emergencies. However, they should be used with caution and avoided for regular day-to-day operations. This blog post explores when to use local controls and their advantages.
Electric valve actuators have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their numerous advantages over other types of actuators.
Most valve manufacturers already provide automated solutions for their valves out of the factory. However, there are many situations that would warrant a company or business going to a third party for an actuator to valve retrofitting. Sometimes the actuator may not be suitable for the application, or a manual valve already exists in-house that needs to be automated.
Belimo manufactures mainly small damper actuators designed for HVAC systems. iVact’s iVQ actuator range offers better capabilities than a Belimo actuator, comparable sizing to Belimo actuators include our IVQ-A, iVQ-B, and iVQ-C models, which are a part of our iVQ range of electric actuators designed for quarter-turn operating applications on valves and dampers.
Rotork and Limitorque are manufacturers of electronic non-intrusive actuators. iVact’s iVM actuator range offers similar products but with better capabilities than competitors such as Rotork and Limitorque.
An electric valve actuator in simple terms is an electric device that moves a valve. You can say that a solenoid valve falls in this category but in our case, we are referring to an electric motor separate from the valve. The electric motor is typically housed in an enclosure with a drive gear and two position limit switches as a minimum.
Centralized control of a plant involves the control of its services such as water, steam, air, fuel, electricity, etc. Of these, all except electricity involve piping, and their control involves valves, which are usually power operated.