NEW TRENDS OF VALVES
Valves are a mature product evolving at a slower pace than other equipment for primary energy.
However also mature products sometime “jump up” from a stabilized position to reach new developments. An example is the role that diagnostic and “smart” technology are playing in the industrial valve industry. Smart valves not only monitor a wide range of process variables (e.g: upstream and downstream pressure, temperature, stem position and flowrate), but also enable the instantaneous transfer of crucial data and info for the diagnostic systems, many times acting as “sentinels of the plant”.
This role can dramatically improve economics and safety of the plants with important benefits on the efficiency and productivity of the entire process too.