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  • Control signals - which option is best?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    As process control systems continue to advance and the use of complicated networked solutions develops, is there still a requirement for the simple analogue signal? Chris Hoey of Bürkert, provides an insight into selecting the correct control signals to produce the optimum process control system....
    Article, 17 October 2014
  • Burkert takes pnematic process control to a new level
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Craig Kerr, UK Product Champion at Bürkert looks at some of the latest developments and features that are providing even more functionality for a host of applications. Modular valve islands coupled with power supplies and PLCs create a powerful automation tool that has been used for many years, especially in hygienic environments. Process data is...
    Article, 26 January 2018
  • Keeping control valves clean, inside and out
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Modern hygienic fluid control applications demand very high standards in terms of cleanliness, not only for the components directly in contact with the process medium, but also for the external surfaces. Designing and installing complete fluid control systems that meet these stringent criteria requires expert design capabilities and innovative...
    Article, 22 August 2016
  • The beauty of vortex flow control technology
    Hydro International
    Seeing beauty and elegance in natural patterns and processes is a fundamental human pleasure. We have an admiration for the simple and perfect way things work and an enthusiasm to capture and replicate them. The vortex is a particular object of fascination for those of us involved in design or engineering, because of its simplicity and power...
    Article, 07 October 2014
  • The benefits of bespoke process control solutions
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems that are unique to the food and beverage industry can be used to deliver higher levels of efficiency and reliability. Mark Lilley, Field Segment Manager, Hygienic Food and Beverage for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the benefits of a bespoke control system, the features it should include and how to achieve the most effective solution....
    Article, 25 October 2016
  • Filtering out the choices in tertiary treatment
    Hydro International
    Improving the quality of final effluent discharge continues to be a priority for wastewater treatment upgrades in the UK. However, choosing the right system for each application is challenging, especially where there may be conflicting demands of investment commitments, space considerations and ongoing maintenance requirements. Paul Barter...
    Article, 11 June 2014
  • Taking a fresh look at wastewater treatment plant assets
    Hydro International
    Enhancing the value of existing wastewater treatment assets is a major theme of the AMP6 spending round and major utilities companies are also taking the opportunity to look closely at their approach to operation and maintenance programmes. Privatisation and the demands of the European Water Framework Directive have driven a capital-investment...
    Article, 04 April 2014
  • Ammonia and vertical filter bed systems
    Hydro International
    The assault on water quality in our streams, rivers and coastal marine can seem endless. On the one hand we have a looming primary target date, set for 2015 by the Water Framework Directive. By this time, all the myriad fixes we are applying to our creaking water supply and treatment infrastructure are supposed to have achieved their...
    Article, 02 April 2014
  • Top 10 level sensing technologies
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Level sensing is one of the most common functions for process control but it also uses a wide range of different technologies to achieve the same goal; it is therefore important to select the correct design for each application to ensure a reliable and accurate system. Greg Wainhouse, Midlands Area Technical Sales and Sensors expert at Bürkert UK...
    Article, 28 July 2016
  • Understanding the Hazards of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
    International Gas Detectors
    Hydrogen Sulphide(H2S) is a colourless gas with a characteristic rotten eggs odour. It is also highly poisonous. Hydrogen Sulphide occurs naturally during plant and animal decay and in volcanic gases. It will therefore occur in landfill sites, bio-digesters, slurry pits, sewage treatment plants, sewers and some oil fields. Furthermore it is...
    Article, 01 March 2018
  • The 4 important selection parameters for ATEX devices
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Explosion Protection to ATEX 95 and 137 explained Introduction Bürkert provides a guide to the four most important criteria to consider when selecting an ATEX-certified device, such as a level sensor, a valve, a flow sensor, a pump or any other piece of equipment for use in hazardous, potentially explosive environments. You can download a copy of...
    Article, 10 February 2016
  • Precision control for CIP processes
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Clean-in-place (CIP) has been used for maintaining the cleanliness of process equipment in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries for over 50 years. However, specifying the most appropriate valves and sensors to control a CIP process can make a huge difference in terms of how effective and efficient the system is, which in turn has a...
    Article, 09 April 2018
  • Retrofit safety using innovative control valves
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The food and beverage industry has embraced automation - partly due to the necessity of reducing production costs, but also to help meet food safety standards and personnel safety legislation. By taking a modular approach to automation, plant owners can gradually introduce new technologies and expand the number of automated processes, in order to...
    Article, 10 August 2016
  • Sizing a steam pipe
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The following information is an excerpt from Bürkert's Steam Site Guide, a free document to help process engineers to size, optimise and ensure the safe designs of their steam systems. Introduction It is widely appreciated that steam velocity is an important factor in the life and maintenance of a steam pipe. As steam velocity is such a practical...
    Article, 26 September 2014
  • Meeting demand for more complex process control systems
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems in almost every industry are becoming more complex due to the demand for greater efficiency, regulatory compliance and higher levels of automation and plant integration. The need for bespoke or low-volume system design is growing as a result. Bürkert has addressed this challenge by developing the Systemhaus approach, where...
    Article, 28 April 2016