Tag Archives: Pneumatic Actuators

Valve Actuator Terminology

Valve Actuator– The mechanism for opening and closing a valve: typically pneumatic, electric or hydraulic Choosing the properly sized actuator will reduce maintenance costs, increase plant safety and will increase up-time. The following are valve actuation terms which are often referenced … Continue reading

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Conversion of E Series Pneumatic Valve Actuator Fail Position

In this video we will be converting an E Series pneumatic valve actuator from fail closed  to fail open. Assured Automation: We Make Automation Easy!! In this video we will be converting an E Series Fail Closed pneumatic actuator to … Continue reading

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Conversion of an O Series Pneumatic Actuator Fail Position

This video shows the conversion of the O Series Pneumatic Actuator fail position from fail closed to fail open. Assured Automation: We Make Automation Easy!! In this video we will be converting an O Series fail closed pneumatic actuator to … Continue reading

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Rotary Pneumatic Actuators Long-Lasting Performance

Assured Automation’s E Series quarter turn rotary pneumatic actuators are built for longevity in harsh environments – qualities achieved from their unique cast aluminum alloy body and a two-component polyurethane paint finish. These robust and corrosion resistant rotary pneumatic actuators … Continue reading

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Scotch-Yoke Piston Actuators

Assured Automation’s O Series pneumatic scotch-yoke actuators are used on quarter turn (90°) ball valves, plug valves, dampers and resilient seated butterfly valves. The features of these pneumatic scotch-yoke actuators include: High duty cycle life, up to 1,000,000 cycles Double acting and spring … Continue reading

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Assured Automation’s FireChek® Equipped Pneumatic Shutoff Valves Support Growth of LNG Distribution

FireChek triggers quickly, securing pneumatically operated process line valves LNG transport is growing as supplies for natural gas continue to grow in the U.S. LNG is used to transport natural gas to markets, where it is regasified and distributed through … Continue reading

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Q&A: Valve Sizing & Selection – Part I

Key Considerations For Effective Valve Specification Jack Siedler has spent 43 years in the valve industry, including his current eleven year stint as a technical sales specialist with Assured Automation. During his career, Mr. Siedler has worked with bar stock … Continue reading

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Determining Factors in Choosing Pneumatic vs. Electric Actuators

Pneumatic vs Electric Actuators Since their technologies are so different, determining whether to choose a pneumatic or electric actuator for a process system may seem confusing.   Typically, electric actuators are known for their high levels of precision while pneumatic actuators … Continue reading

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Some Determining Factors in Valve Actuator Selection

When deciding to actuate a valve, whether for precision process control, inaccessibility to remote areas, for emergency fail-safe requirements or because of excessive valve operating torque, it is important to choose the proper actuator for the specific application. Valve Actuator … Continue reading

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Refineries and Cryogenic Transfer Trailer Manufacturers Use Automatic Fire Safety Shutoff Valve to Protect Property and Life

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the cautionary response for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) fire situations is to stop discharge, if possible.1Responses to LNG related fires need to be automatic and quick. Automatic Fire Safety Shutoff Valve … Continue reading

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