Actuator: Fisher Control-Disk Valve from Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management says its Fisher Control-Disk Valve is a high-performance butterfly valve offering twice the standard control range.
Emerson Process Management says its Fisher Control-Disk Valve is a high-performance butterfly valve offering twice the standard control range. This technology provides an economical alternative to more expensive segmented ball valves and globe valves, especially in larger line sizes. The Fisher Control-Disk valve is reliable and has low maintenance requirements. That translates to higher availability, especially when the device is paired with a Fisher spring-and-diaphragm actuator and Fieldvue digital valve controller. This assembly can capture and deliver diagnostic data to AMS ValveLink software, providing an accurate picture of valve, actuator, and digital valve controller performance. www.Fisher.com
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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