Choosing DC valve actuators with the lowest energy consumption
Valve World, April 2014
Around the world there is a growing need for automated valve control in remote locations where mains electrical power is not available. For example, effective water management demands efficient and responsive flow control for applications such as groundwater remediation, irrigation and flood prevention. With perceived climate changes introducing more extremes of rainfall or drought conditions, remote valve and penstock installations are often in the front line of defence against environmental calamities when performing flow control duties.Using DC powered electrical equipment to operate remote valve and penstock installations offers a number of advantages over other stored energy solutions.