A Raving Review from the Field . . .

One application in the natural gas industry is the use of full-port ball valves under safety relief valves (SRV). Full-port must be used because pressure or flow restrictions directly under SRV’s can cause performance problems and violate ASME code guidelines. Good engineering practice further tells us inlet risers to the SRV must be kept as short as possible for reasons of thrust and allowing technicians to perform yearly testing at ground level. Pilot operated srv’s have an option called a “Field Test Connection” (FTC). FTC’s only verify that the pilot is functional but do not move or cycle the piston inside the main valve. A-T has the solution by allowing technicians to put test gas to the entire spring or pilot operated SRV.

A-T’s Series WB and TS3 (with special flange test port) ball valves shall be counted as the best and most complete SRV testing solution available. For small SRV installations the WB series is an excellent choice for NPT connections. The Series TS3 trunnion is the answer for larger SRV’s with flange connections. Request the flange test port modification that shall be installed closest to the SRV. The use of regular port ball valves, spool’s, and bleed rings are old technology and should be changed.

-Review by Gary Beckett, RM Headlee
SRV Block Test Paper from RM Headlee

A new offering from A-T Controls: the TRIAC® Series KE electric actuator. The KE electric actuator is our new standard for electric automation of Resilient Seat Butterfly Valves up to 4". The KE Series actuator is compact and offers enhanced performance (particularly with modulating models) while also being very economical.

Small and compact, with a self-locking gear train, rated to IP67, the KE is a nice addition to our WE/XE/SE Series actuators. Available in output torque sizes 440, 880, 1700 & 3500 in-lbs. Voltage options: 12 VDC, 24VDC, 110 & 220VAC. Modultating control option: 4-20mA/0-10VDC).

Click here to see our updated electric brochure.
WE/XE/XC/KE Series Electric Actuators
To order hard copies of these updates, please use the "Literature Request" page of our website.

Solutions for various application -

Below is an 3D model created by our engineering department to help a customer clearly understandthe operation of our standard 90° L-Port configuration, making it the best choice for their application using our Series 30 3-way valve.

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New VP of Sales:
Please help us congratulate Kirk Peterson who has been promoted to VP of Sales at A-T Controls. Kirk has over 24 years of experience in the valve industry and has spent the last 3½ years as a Regional Manager with A-T, based in Minneapolis. Kirk will be relocating to Cincinnati in early 2017. Congrats Kirk!!!!!

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This month's submission of the Team Penske Indy Car, driven by Will Power, comes from Mike Farnsworth of Classic Controls. Mike's son Andrew is a mechanic and pit crew member for the team.

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