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Baelz North America ANSI Valves

Posted by Baelz North America on Jan 7, 2019 1:35:54 PM

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sets rules and guidelines regarding the most critical technical aspects of various components manufactured for industrial use in North America. All ANSI-compliant Baelz valves are also compliant with ISA specifications. This is due to the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) reaffirmation of existing ISA valve-related standards, which include ANSI valve standards. 

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Topics: Valves, ANSI ISA-certified valves, valve sizing, ANSI

2-Way vs 3-Way Valves: Which Type is Right for You?

Posted by Baelz North America on Oct 10, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Valves play a crucial role in almost all industrial processes. These devices regulate, redirect, or control the flow of liquids or gases by opening, closing, or partially blocking flow passages. There are numerous types of valves, each differing in various ways, including operating principle, configuration, power source, and application.

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Topics: Valves, three way valves, 2-way valves, 3-way valves, two way valves

Choosing the Right Size Control Valve

Posted by Baelz North America on May 17, 2018 12:23:00 PM

To ensure optimal system performance, safety, and reliability, it’s critical to ensure the right size valve is used. Proper valve sizing allows for reduced costs, less downtime, and fewer labor needs — keeping operations running smoothly and efficiently.

Below are some key points to keep in mind when sizing control valves.


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Topics: Valves, Valve Chatter, valve sizing

The Relationship Between Valve Chatter and Control Valve Orientation

Posted by Baelz North America on Nov 15, 2016 9:36:23 AM

Valve Chatter

As systems expand and become more complex, the cause behind maintenance issues can vary – particularly with valves. During the course of valve management and maintenance, it’s likely that every technician will hear the familiar sounds of valve chatter.

Chattering is more than an auditory nuisance. Left unaddressed, chatter can and will lead to damaged valve components, reduced valve lifespan, costly downtime, and potential system-wide failure.

Download the guide: Avoid valve chatter due to improper valve orientation

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Topics: Valves, 2-way valves, 3-way valves, Valve Chatter