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  • Globe vs. V Port Ball Valves for Flow Control Applications

    Globe vs. V Port Ball Valves for Flow Control Applications

    In most process applications there are two different types of valves used: on/off and control. On/off valves allow full flow or stopping flow completely. Control valves, in contrast have the ability to control the AMOUNT of flow, also known as throttling. V-Port Ball Valves V-Port ball valves are a specialized ball valve that offer: Suitability […]

  • Decision Tree on Selecting Electric or Pneumatic Rotary Actuators with Quarter Turn Valves

    Decision Tree on Selecting Electric or Pneumatic Rotary Actuators with Quarter Turn Valves

    Valve Actuators: Selecting Electric vs Pneumatic It is easy to get lost in the weeds when choosing between electric and pneumatic actuators for quarter turn valves. Brian Booth, Assured Automation’s Vice President of Sales and Product Manager for thermal and remote shutoffs, recommends using the simple decision tree below when choosing which actuator is best for […]

  • Improved Fire Safety for Pneumatic Control Systems

    Improved Fire Safety for Pneumatic Control Systems

    FireChek® with Quick Exhaust and Pilot Valves Quickly Shutdown Large Pneumatic Actuators in Fire Situations FireChek® FC-4 Series-Heat Activated Pneumatic Shut Off Valve Clark NJ – Now FM approved FireChek® thermal shutoffs * with resettable memory shape alloy can be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or […]

  • Fire Safety Valves Key in Protecting Lives At Natural Gas Facilities

    Fire Safety Valves Key in Protecting Lives At Natural Gas Facilities

    “FireChek®” and “FireChek® Plus” fire safety valves protect Automated Valves at Major Natural Gas Fracking and Processing Facilities Problem:Natural Gas Plants are looking for ways to protect lives and property by installing fire safety valves on, or near automated ball valves, automated butterfly valves and other quarter turn valve assemblies. Solution:At the recommendations of the […]

  • FM Fire-Safe Emergency Shutdown Protection for Fuel, Oil, Gas

    FM Fire-Safe Emergency Shutdown Protection for Fuel, Oil, Gas

    Factory Mutual’s rigorous testing of the FM Fire-Safe ensures the quality and reliability of the shutdown system. Factory Mutual certifies that the FM Fire-Safe emergency shutdown valves * have been tested and will protect properties from loss according to their internationally recognized FM 7440 standard for liquid and gas safety shutoff. To meet this standard, […]

  • Heat Activated Emergency Shut-Off Valve

    FireChek Heat Activated Emergency Shut-off Valve Video Assured Automation: We Make Automation Easy!! FC-4 Series FireChek from Assured Automation FireChek is a heat activated emergency shut-off valve for 1/4 inch pneumatic air lines. FireChek is used in conjunction with pneumatically actuated firesafe valves and provides a safety shut off valve for volatile fluids. FireChek is an […]

  • FM Fire-Safe Durable Fusible Link Design Saves Field Maintenance

    FM Fire-Safe Durable Fusible Link Design Saves Field Maintenance

    When selecting a thermal or electro-thermal shutoff, it is important to determine the correct valve material for the media you will be using, the correct size, the regulations and industry standards you need to conform to, the valve type (ball or butterfly), and end connections. Online configurators, such as the FM Fire-Safe Shutoff configurator makes […]

  • FM Fire-Safe Shutoffs Use as Emergency Block Valves (EBV) For Flammable or Combustible Liquid or Gas Service

    FM Fire-Safe Shutoffs Use as Emergency Block Valves (EBV) For Flammable or Combustible Liquid or Gas Service

    FM Fire-Safe Shutoff emergency block valves prevent or thwart catastrophic losses. Too frequently small accidents become major losses when fuel continues to flow in an emergency situation. When used correctly, these FM Fire-Safe Shutoffs keep hazardous materials from entering an area with an existing fire, saving major losses, and possibly even lives. Problem Fuel is […]

  • Assured Automation’s FM Fire-Safe Fusible Link Valves

    Assured Automation’s FM Fire-Safe Fusible Link Valves

    FM Fire-Safe Fusible Link Valve Protects Refineries and Chemical Processors from Fire Hazards The FM Fire-Safe Shutoff fusible link valve assemblies from Assured Automation are API 607 and Factory Mutual approved for flammable liquids, and are commonly used to: To shut down hazardous lines when fire occurs, and Activate sprinkler systems to control fire These […]

  • How to Choose between the FM Fire-Safe Shutoff and the EIV Series When Designing Your Fire Safety Shutoffs

    How to Choose between the FM Fire-Safe Shutoff and the EIV Series When Designing Your Fire Safety Shutoffs

    Having a fire safety shutoff system in place is quite important at any facility which deals with flammable liquids or gasses. Whether processing or consuming flammable materials, safety is paramount. Fuel, toxic chemicals, or even oxygen lines can be susceptible if they are not stored, maintained, and transported properly. Regardless of the hazardous material at […]

  • Thermal Safety Shut-Off and High Performance Butterfly Valves for Biofuel Producers

    Thermal Safety Shut-Off and High Performance Butterfly Valves for Biofuel Producers

    Assured Automation’s High Performance Butterfly valves, Angle Seat and Safety Valves provide durability and reliability to meet stringent demands of the biofuel industry As energy consumption is predicted to increase by 84 percent by 2035, new sources of energy, including biofuels, will play a crucial role in meeting this demand. With the dramatic growth of […]

  • Emergency Block Valves with Fusible Links & Electro-thermal Shutoffs Increase Safety Factor

    Emergency Block Valves with Fusible Links & Electro-thermal Shutoffs Increase Safety Factor

    The FM Fire-Safe Electro-Thermal Link ball valve is activated by either heat or signal from smoke detector to dump flammable fluids to another source. The fire safe thermal shutoff closes to prevent fueling of a fire in petroleum and chemical processing plants. In his presentation on Emergency Block Valves (EBV) to the AIChE sponsored Global […]