Considered separately, a valve is a non-electrical device that does not have a potential ignition source of its own. However, when installed and working within an operating environment, valves are capable of becoming electrostatically charged and causing hot surfaces. Thus, ultimately, they can indeed be considered a potential source of ignition. For this reason, valves come under the scope of the ATEX Directive 2014/34/ EU. Issue: 2019/2020
The chemical and pharmaceutical industries often process highly active substances with properties that necessitate safe containment and effective explosion protection. As a result, the requirements imposed on process technology have not just become more diverse but also more complex. Issue: 12/2019
Guided by its extensive experience in developing and engineering valves and actuators and prompted by the changing requirements of the market, EBRO has developed a modular sensor platform for drives and actuator units. Issue: 2019/2020
Until now, it was not possible to predict gradual changes in the valve parts during the closing process. The result was often costly measures to prolong the service life. Thanks to intelligent measuring technology, it is now possible to detect any possible seal wear at an early stage. Issue: 4/2019
In form- and core-shooting machines, which work with the air-flow method, the quartz sand mixed with binder is shot at high pressure into a core box. The closing fitting of the core box in this application – the butterfly valve – is thus exposed to extreme pressure conditions, which it has to withstand – a great challenge for the plant operator. Issue: 3/2019
Regardless of whether production facilities already exist or are to be newly built. the demands on their performance requirements are increasing. This requires specially adapted valves to control and regulate solid flows.