Control Valves, Actuators & Temperature Controllers in the Chemical Industry
Control valves, actuators, and temperature controllers are used throughout the chemical industry for a variety of reasons. Control valves work by either closing or opening to control conditions such as liquid level, temperature, pressure, and flow. Actuators facilitate the movement of the valve by converting pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric signals into motion to deliver precise valve control. Temperature controllers provide crucial temperature management and monitoring, which is important in maintaining a consistent set temperature point.
These components work together to create the ideal conditions necessary for a variety of chemical processing applications. At Baelz, we understand the challenges faced by the chemical industry and are here to deliver quality control valves, actuators, and temperature controllers designed for optimal performance, even in harsh conditions.
Chemical Industry Challenges
In chemical processing applications, control valves and other components are subjected to a variety of harsh circumstances, including:
- Wide temperature fluctuations
- Corrosive chemicals
- High pressures
- Exposure to acidic and abrasive media
Because of this, valves, actuators, and temperature controllers must be designed to handle and control these conditions. Well-constructed valves not only ensure personnel safety by keeping hazardous media contained, but they also ensure smooth operations and prevent damage to surrounding equipment. In many situations, these components may be required to comply with ASME B16.34 and other related standards.
Key Benefits Of Utilizing Baelz Control Valves
Baelz control valves feature stainless steel internal plugs, spindles, and bellows to provide various benefits for applications in the chemical industry. The primary benefits include:
- Pneumatic and electric actuation compatibility, with a control and feedback option or 0-10 V/4-20 mA
- Available in an extensive range of nominal diameters, from 15mm to 300mm or 0.5’’ to 6’’
- Supports up to 120,000 cycles at temperatures reaching 662 °F (350 °C) or 90,000 cycles at temperatures reaching 752 °F (400 °C)
- Provides tight seal for leak protection
At Baelz North America, our control valve specialists deeply understand the impacts of erosion, cavitation, noise, flashing, and other flow conditions on the repeatability and reliability of any process control loop. Our control valves are designed to optimize chemical systems’ profitability and process yield.
Applications of Control Valves, Actuators & Temperature Controllers in the Chemical Industry
Various chemical processing applications rely on control valves, actuators, and temperature controllers. Valves play an essential role in nitrogen purging for chemical sampling systems by controlling the nitrogen content and preventing leakage from flowing back into the system’s nitrogen source. Control valves also regulate the startup and shutdown of the pump in cooling towers to reduce heat generation and improve water circulation.
Other chemical applications of control valves, actuators, and temperature controllers include:
- Ethylene production systems
- Condensate return systems
- Heat exchangers
- Mine dewatering systems
- Vacuum lines and breakers
- Cryogenic equipment
- Compressor and pump discharge systems
- Water treatment facilities
- Metering pumps
Partner With Baelz for Your Control Valves, Actuators & Temperature Controllers for the Chemical Industry
Applications in the chemical industry rely on equipment that can withstand harsh conditions, exposure to fluctuating temperatures, corrosion, and high pressure. Baelz control valves, actuators, and temperature controllers are designed to meet the high standards of the chemical process industry while providing optimal performance and reliability. For more information about our control valves, actuators, and controllers, contact us today.