Control Valves are the workhorses of the process control field. As a process control guru, you should know how to select valves for all sorts of process conditions.
One of the most important resources you can have for control valve selection is the Emerson (formerly Fisher) Control Valve Handbook.
This is an incredible resource. A complete copy of the famed Fisher Control Valve Handbook, the “Little Black Book” of Control Engineers, almost 300 pages, on-line, for free!
If you are new to the topic of selecting control valves, I would also recommend a series of articles by Béla Lipták. With 50+ years in the process control industry, Mr. Lipták knows his valves. This 3-part series was published in Control magazine in 2006:
This 3-part series should bring you up to speed, and help you to make an informed selection.
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