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Control valve basics
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Third Edition
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 U.S.A.
Cernay 68700 France
Sao Paulo 05424 Brazil
Singapore 128461
Copyright\ue000 1965, 1998, 1999, Reprinted in 1999 and 2001. Fisher Controls
International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fisher, ENVIRO-SEAL and FIELDVUE are marks owned by Fisher Controls
International, Inc., a business of Emerson Process Management. The Emerson logo is a
trademark and service mark of Emerson Electric Co. All other marks are the property of

their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A.
Preface to Third Edition

Control valves are an increasingly vital component of modern manufacturing around the world. Well\u2013selected and maintained control valves increase efficiency, safety, profitability, and ecology.

The Control Valve Handbook has been a primary reference for more than 30 years. This third edition is a complete revision and update that includes vital information on control valve performance and the latest technologies.

DChapter 1 offers an introduction to control valves including definitions for
common control valve and instrumentation terminology.

DChapter 2 develops the vital topic of control valve performance.
DChapter 3 covers valve and actuator types.
DChapter 4 describes digital valve controllers, analog positioners, boosters,

and other control valve accessories.
DChapter 5 is a comprehensive guide to selecting the best control valve for
an application.
DChapter 6 covers the selection and use of special control valves.
DChapter 7 covers desuperheaters, steam conditioning valves, and turbine
bypass systems.
DChapter 8 offers typical control valve installation and maintenance proce-
DChapter 9 includes information on control valve standards and approval
agencies throughout the world.

DChapter 10 offers useful tables of engineering reference data.
DChapter 11 includes piping reference data.
DChapter 12 is a handy resource for common conversions.

The Control Valve Handbook is both a textbook and a reference on the strongest link in the control loop: the control valve and its accessories. This book includes exten- sive and proven knowledge from leading experts in the process control field includ- ing contributions from the ISA and the Crane Company.

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