Glossary

Glossary

Non-contact Position Feedback

Non-contact Position Feedback

Non-contact Position Feedback Non-contact position feedback in valve monitoring and control solutions refers to a method of determining the position of a valve without physical contact between the sensor and the valve mechanism. Instead of using traditional mechanical...

Flow Control Valve

Flow Control Valve

Flow Control Valve A Flow Control Valve is designed to regulate the flow rate of fluids in piping systems by varying its opening size. These valves ensure optimal performance of systems by maintaining desired flow rates under different conditions.

I/P Converter

I/P Converter

I/P Converter An I/P Converter (Current to Pressure Converter) is a device that converts an electrical signal (current) into a proportional pneumatic signal (pressure). This allows electronic control systems to interface with pneumatic actuators in controlling...

Stroke Test

Stroke Test

Stroke Test A stroke test in valve monitoring and control solutions is a diagnostic procedure used to verify the proper functioning and movement of a valve's actuator or positioner. During a stroke test, the valve is commanded to move through its entire range of...

Valve Diagnostics

Valve Diagnostics

Valve Diagnostics Valve diagnostics refer to techniques and processes used to assess the health and performance of valves. Valve diagnostics in valve monitoring and control solutions refer to the process of using sensors and data analysis to assess the condition and...

Valve Position Indicator

Valve Position Indicator

Valve Position Indicator A Valve Position Indicator, such as the mentioned Westlock Controls Beacon, is a visual indicator mounted on a valve or actuator showing the valve's position at a glance. This helps operators quickly verify whether valves are open, closed, or...

Solenoid Valve

Solenoid Valve

Solenoid Valve A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device used in valve monitoring and control systems to regulate the flow of fluids or gases. When an electrical current is applied to the solenoid, it generates a magnetic field that moves the plunger, either...

Actuator

Actuator

Actuator An actuator is a device that converts control signals into mechanical movement. In valve applications, actuators are used to open, close, or modulate the valve based on signals received from control systems. Actuators can be pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric....

ON/OFF Valve Applications

ON/OFF Valve Applications

ON/OFF Valve Applications ON/OFF valve applications involve using valves that fully open or close in response to a control signal. ON/OFF valve applications refer to industrial processes where valves are used to control the flow of fluids or gases by either fully...

Control Valve Applications

Control Valve Applications

Control Valve Applications Control valve applications involving ICoT & K20 positioners refer to the use of these specific types of positioners in controlling valves within various industrial processes. These applications benefit from the precise positioning and...

Switchbox

Switchbox

Switchbox A switchbox is an enclosure that houses switches or sensors for detecting the open or closed position of a valve.Within a single compact unit, you will find switches, sensors, wiring terminals, enclosures, and local visual indication seamlessly integrated....

Valve Position Transmitter

Valve Position Transmitter

Valve Position Transmitter In the Digital EPIC Series, a Valve Position Transmitter is a device that monitors and transmits the position of a valve.These transmitters offer continuous monitoring of valve travel while seamlessly integrating other essential valve...

HART Protocol

HART Protocol

HART Protocol HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Protocol is a digital communication protocol commonly used in valve monitoring and control solutions. It allows for two-way communication between field devices, such as valves, and control systems or...

Positioners

Positioners

Positioners A positioner is a device used to control the position of a valve. The K20 Smart Positioner and the ICoT Digital Positioner are specific types of positioners that use advanced technology to accurately control valve positions, often with digital...

What is a Beacon Position Indicator?

What is a Beacon Position Indicator?

What is a Beacon Position Indicator? Westlock's beacon indicator for valve monitoring and control solutions is a highly visible and intuitive component designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of industrial processes. This innovative device features a prominent...

What is a Solenoid Pilot Valve?

What is a Solenoid Pilot Valve?

What is a Solenoid Pilot Valve A solenoid pilot valve for valve monitoring and control solutions is an electromechanical device used in industrial and fluid control systems. It typically consists of a solenoid coil and a valve body. The solenoid coil is energized when...

What is a Digital Valve Positioner?

What is a Digital Valve Positioner?

What is a Digital Positioner Versatile Integration for Precision Control A versatile solution designed to enhance precision and control in a wide range of industrial control valve applications. Equipped with HART®, Foundation Fieldbus, or Profibus PA connectivity...

What is a Limit Switchbox

What is a Limit Switchbox

What is a Limit Switchbox Limit switchboxes for valve monitoring are essential components in industrial and process control systems, designed to provide accurate and real-time feedback regarding the position of valves. These robust and reliable devices are typically...

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