Rotork CVA wins '2009 Flow Control Innovation Award'


Rotork CVA wins '2009 Flow Control Innovation Award'

The new Rotork all-electric, non-intrusive CVA control valve actuator has recently been named as a winner of the prestigeous '2009 Flow Control Innovation Award'. The award programme is an annual competition sponsored by 'Flow Control' magazine. It recognises the year's most compelling advances in fluid handling technology.

This year, twelve products representing a wide range of different fluid handling technologies received the award. Winners were selected on the basis of reader votes and 'Flow Control' staff input. The award will be presented to Rotork at the 2009 ChemShow, held on 17-19 November at the Javits Convention Center, New York City.

Rotork CVA electric control valve actuators provide a major technological advance in precise operation, HMI capabilities and fail-to-position protection, as well as significant energy savings. They are available in linear and quarter-turn versions, are easily integrated into most process control environments, eliminate the need for costly air supplies and can be specified for single-phase AC or DC electrical supplies.

CVA actuators provide extremely precise control valve operation with repeatability and resolution performance at <0.1% of full scale. In addition, they include, as a standard feature, wireless Bluetooth communication technology that can be used for quick and easy actuator set-up and adjustment.

All CVA actuators incorporate a data logger, which provides an extensive record of operational and maintenance-related information including valve torque profiles, dwell times and relevant statistical information. They also utilise a built-in super-capacitor that provides an advanced, programmable method for fail-to-position protection.