Globe valve actuator meets needs of the energy industry
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Kinitics Automation has launched the KVA, a shape memory alloy-based valve actuator that uses proprietary Bundled Wire technology to maintain precise control of gas and fluids in process control applications.
Designed to replace traditional pneumatic and electric actuators, it can be mated to a wide variety of globe valves, the company says.
The technology used in the KVA valve actuator allows for a robust drivetrain with only one moving part. The innovative mechanics develops smooth motion and generates force in a purely linear way, it adds, eliminating the mechanical backlash and slop inherent in traditional gearboxes.
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The unit was developed in response to the natural gas industries need for a zero-bleed actuator that can fail closed in the event of a power or signal interruption.
The valve actuator is said to fully comply with incoming environmental regulations while eliminating the reliance on process gas.
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