Valve Selection Best Practices Resource Collection

Collection - Valve SelectionThis collection includes:

  • The STAMPED Method of Valve Selection Technical Briefing Video
  • Swagelok Ball Valve Actuation Options
  • An Installer's Pocket Guide for Swagelok Valves
  • Swagelok Valves with Low Emission Certification
  • Links to local articles, more technical briefings, and more

About the technical briefing

Joe BushIndustrial valves guru Joe Bush shares a thorough, organized approach to valve selection. One part of the briefing focuses on desired valve function, which depends on your application, Bush says. For example, is the valve for shut-off, flow control, addressing overpressure, or something else? How will it be actuated? Customer specifications or government regulations may influence the answer. Remember too that many factors (seats, temps, frequency, cleanliness of fluid, throttling) determine cycle life. Bush also reviews how media plays an important role, and touches on the kind of detail you can find in Swagelok’s Material Selection Guide.

The true cost of a valve is not its purchase price. The true cost is the purchase price plus the cost of owning and maintaining or replacing that valve over time.Michael Adkins, Matching Valve Type to Function,

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