Control Valve Application Technology Book

Submitted by by Jon Monsen, Ph.D., P.E.

Control Valve Application Technology Book - Techniques and considerations for properly selecting the right control valve
by Jon Monsen, Ph.D., P.E.

Control Valve Application Technology

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It’s a whole lot more than just choosing a valve that’s between 60-80% open! When control valve professionals talk about "control valve sizing," they really mean the entire process of selecting the valve that will do the best job of controlling the process. Selecting the right size valve is an important part of the process, but there are other equally important considerations as well.

Includes insights on how to properly size and select a control valve, selecting the right valve flow characteristic to match the process, control valve installed characteristics and installed gain, how analysis of installed gain can aid in proper control valve selection, behavior of both gas flow and liquid flow in control valves, including noise reduction methods, prediction and reduction of cavitation damage in liquid applications, impact of the control valve on undesired process variability, and valve performance recommendations.

In addition to his book, Jon conducts a series of webinars on the following topics:

About the Author

Jon F. Monsen, Ph.D., P.E., is a control valve technology specialist with more than 35 years of experience. He has lectured nationally and internationally on control valve application and sizing, and is the author of the chapter on "Computerized Control Valve Sizing" in the ISA Practical Guides book on Control Valves. In this book, the author shares his expertise gained over the last 35 years of applying and selecting control valves for a broad range applications. The material presented is based on the content of control valve application, selection and training seminars he has presented to a variety of control valve users.


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