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  • Valves: the correct chemical resistance properties?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The correct selection of the valves being used within any process control system is key to ensuring the performance and reliability of that system. Michael Hannig, Product Manager for Solenoid Valves at Bürkert Fluid Control...
  • 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...
  • How critical are reverse osmosis membranes to a process?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    High purity water is used in several industries such as pharmaceutical production and power generation, where reverse osmosis (RO) or nanofiltration plants are used to purify the process water. However, the integrity of the...
  • Choosing the right flowmeter
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    There are so many different flow measurement solutions on the market today that discussing all the possible options is an impossible task. However, as with all technologies, some designs of flowmeter are more widely used...
  • 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...
  • Emerging food preservation tech needs precision control
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Our ability to preserve food has a long history - with more recent developments being directed by the desire to maintain nutritional value in addition to the original taste and texture of the food. Research in this field...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Water treatment with reed bed systems
    ARM Ltd
    Reed beds have been used informally for water treatment for thousands of years. The formalisation of this knowledge into an applicable technology in the 1960's has resulted in the rapid expansion of their use globally and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Improving process water quality through automation
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Water quality plays a vital role in many processes, from perfecting the taste of beer to maximising cooling efficiency. Maintaining precise water quality standards is therefore a challenge that many businesses need to meet...
  • Level and flow control for the food and drink industry
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control equipment for the food and beverage industry has to operate effectively with a wide variety of fluids, granules and powders of varying viscosities. Add to this the requirement for a hygienic environment and...
  • 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...