ISA75.24, Control Valve Actuator Sizing and Selection
Identify the forces that act on closure components and actuators. Describe how these forces work in the positioning of closure components. Prepare equations required to determine a pneumatic actuator size based on piston or effective diaphragm area and spring characteristics.
This subcommittee will address control valves that directly transmit actuator linear motion to the closure components. This would normally include such styles as globe and cage valves. Control valves that translate actuator linear motion to a rotary motion (e.g., rotary valves) or that go through conversion of linear motion are beyond the scope of this subcommittee.
All actuators for rotary valves are excluded from the scope.
This subcommittee has been formed to determine the forces and system parameters that influence control valve actuator size requirements, and to develop standards or recommended practices and to interpret and promote the technology involved for the sizing and selection of linear pneumatic actuators. Forces related to the valve, actuator, and process will be identified. Equations will be developed for the solution of these forces, and the resulting actuator size selection criteria will be established.
ISA75.24 was recently reactivated to work on ISA-TR75.24.01, Linear Control Valve Actuator Sizing and Selection. If you are interested in participating in this work, please contact ISA75.24 Chair Vince Mezzano or ISA Staff Contact Eliana Beattie.
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